I'll Be Here All Week by Ward Anderson

By Ward Anderson

Falling in love is like stand-up comedy. you need to be loopy to do it...

Spence is a slapstick comedian whose declare to repute is a one-time visual appeal at the past due overdue convey. 8 years in the past. for the reason that then, he's been dwelling at the highway, operating in golf equipment just like the Comedy Crib or The humorous Farm or The Laff Shack--if he's fortunate. commonly, his agent lands him gigs in state western bars. On a very good evening, he will get loose beverages; on a foul evening, he offends the viewers with soiled jokes. Spence's ex-wife thinks he should still discover a great lady and quiet down. His ex-wife's husband thinks he should still cease having his mail despatched to their condo. What does Spence imagine? That attempting to have a courting at the street is not any guffawing topic. specifically while he meets Sam...

She's clever, she's attractive, and she's Canadian--but she's no longer placing up together with his schtick. Sam desires Spence to drop the jokes and be himself, that's not easy for a guy who's humorous for a residing. however the nearer they get, the extra winning Spence turns into. Can a stand-up comedian stay fortunately ever after with the woman of his dreams...without it finishing in a punchline?

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And behold, I was still speaking {[by Spiritual Influx] and oil like the oil of anointment anointed me from head to foot and very great joy seized me which for its spirituality and the sweetness of its rapture I cannot describe . . Indeed, there is no proof in this science except experience itself. (Scholem, MT, p. 151) Though the general concept of the intellectus agens. or divine influx, was widely recognized in the Middle Ages, Abulafia's theory was actually a Judaized version of systematic Yoga as practised by Indian theosophers.

These techniques were important only to the Cabalists influenced by the German Hasidim, and played a minor role for the author of the Zohar. who was more preoccupied with mythical elements. Through the eighteenth-century German Rosicru- cian branches of Freemasonry, however, this "practical Cabala" was passed down through the secret societies, and became the core of Cabalistic instruction in Yeats's order. His fellow Golden Dawn initiate, W. Wynn Westcott, wrote much upon these Germanic traditions, as in An Introduction to the Kabbalah (London: John M.

Ed. C. Black, rpt. 1897), XIII, 38k-Vi 3. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. often conflicted with Rabbinical norms. These methods became important to medieval Cabalists, who defined and refined them in a process of training which was later handed down through Rosicrucian, Masonic, and Swedenborgian "secret schools," until it reached Yeats in the 1880's with its visionary power still intact. Thus, a summary of the methods of vision-inducement, which influenced many later artists, will conclude this intro­ ductory section on the Jewish contribution to the occult traditions of the secret societies.

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