18:22 Scribe: while I do my scribal tasks (bottling pigments), I watch old films and tv shows. I had watched a couple X-Files episodes when they first aired, but now I’m watching them from season one. I just got to this one, in which Dana Scully says:
“… the ability to connect the unconnected, to make juxtapositions, to see relationships where others cannot…” (Season 1, Episode 7)
In essence, this is what codebreakers do.
18:25 Scribe: It is a constant struggle, after almost five years, to hold off making connections, to hold at bay the relationships that connect my experience with what I observe… trying to determine if it’s sigint* with no one to tell me if it’s intentional or not. I would prefer not to suffer from the adverse effects of apophenia, but I still haven’t received a definitive answer to what I’ve been experiencing. I still observe, I still look out for possible patterns on the digital plane, for better or worse.
*sigint is signals intelligence, like intercepting and interpreting phone calls and other communications
18:33 Scribe: So, I offer this pattern up. It is one that no one has commented about on Trickster’s posts.
It syncs up with A Wandering Mind’s “Silence”
Scribe: I’m breaking my recent silence to report that I observed it, whatever it may mean. I do not know, and that’s all I’ll say.
“… ch’ulel, the holy ‘soul-force’ of the universe… resides in blood, red pigment–both cinnabar and hematite–were often substituted [ in offering plates ] … Hematite, before being ground into red pigment, could be polished and used as mosaic mirrors. And mirrors, both liquid (heated cinnabar > mercury) and solid, were portals to the Otherworld into which people could gaze and discern true reality.” -David Freidel, Maya Cosmos