Re: The Meme Machine

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 10:14:11 +0100

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 10:14:11 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: The Meme Machine
In-Reply-To: <>

In message <>, Chris Lees
<> writes
>I've read Herrigel, of course, and have 'The inner game of
>kayaking'. Some people dismiss Herrigel because he was
>a Nazi. Suzuki is also suspect, as a supporter of the Jap
>Imperialist regime during WWII.
>I've never bothered to investigate the truth or otherwise
>of those allegations, because I don't follow their particular
>brand of zen.

I'd have thought such allegations irrelevant, anyway. I'm sure most
fascists are good to their mothers.

>If your "purging concept" = Blackmore's "meme-eating meme",
>then I am in agreement with you.

If you acknowledge we're talking about practices as well as concepts and
memes, then I'm in agreement with you. :-)

>Liane's older paper, where she mentions the linkage to
>meditation, is here

Thanks, Chris.

Robin Faichney

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