MARIANO TOMATIS

WONDER INJECTOR

Writer of science with the
mission of the magician:
to encourage people
to approach life in
a state of Wonder.

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Commodore Vic-20 @ Milan Subway

Published on Tuesday 22 november 2011 • Post by Mariano Tomatis • Permalink

Photo courtesy Anna Shakti • Cinemagraph by me

How we used number to read minds four centuries ago

Published on Friday 11 november 2011 • Post by Mariano Tomatis • Permalink

This is the story of a mysterious book. An esoteric book, which keeps a secret. A magical book, because it gives its owner the power to read minds. A forgotten book that seems to come straight from a story by Jorge Luis Borges.

Ts’ui Pen must have said once: «I am withdrawing to write a book.» And another time: «I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth.» Everyone imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing. (1)

This is the speech I’m giving at the congress “I conti non tornano” held in Turin (Italy) on 11/11/11 and dedicated to numerology (click below):

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(1) Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths, 1941.

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