The present has to be blown up (a famous film indeed) and the immediate surroundings in which we live have to be just discarded: back to Homo Sapiens in Africa some 150,000 years ago!
From 2009 to 2015 Ivan was my student at Paris I University of Panthéon-Sorbonne and then my personal assistant. He played a role that is important for us who want to penetrate the mysteries of the cosmos, at times at the smaller scale of our own little self: research is always a hunting adventure after ourselves, a cruel and difficult hunt for what we may accept to think after long periods of debate about subjects that have been examined and explored by many people and yet not in the light we would prefer. The assistant is both a doppelganger and he stimulating challenge: how can I make the assistant understand the value of what I propose after fifty years of research whereas he is virginal, innocent, practical still uncultivated, just a promise we believe in and listen to. Ivan was the one who reacted at first at the chapters of my research I submitted to him for critical reading and such critical reactions are the signs of something that is not perfect, clear or complete.
Then Ivan moved to bringing some remarks and some data to the research that was being done together and he finally jumped into the shotgun seat and brought his own research on whole chapters of the work. When we confronted our views it was sometimes tense, sometimes emotional, sometimes intense, but always fiery and courteous as if we were in some old tournament trying to conquer for both of us the golden fleece of the legend. . . And that’s when the assistant becomes an inspiration and starts haunting the master with a constant challenge, night and day. Since then he has been trying to create a universe of his own (http://greentertainment.com/).
Ivan and more recently Serban have become part of this long adventure or quest that finds its symbolical vestment in this question: What was Cro-Magnon’s language? And this simple question took us to many continents over several hundred thousand years and simple questions about the finality of the natural selection of some mutations that produced Homo Sapiens and it is today clear that selection was performed to make Homo Sapiens a long distance fast bipedal runner. The invention of language was a collateral side-effect, like the pianist getting shot in a Far West frontier saloon after the Civil War.
Along with this research I dedicated during these years several books of poetry (four exactly not listed below but all available at any Amazon Kindle Store) to Ivan who more or less opened up some gates in my mind that even Sri Lanka and Buddhism had not been able to open, at least completely, though for me Pïdurangala and their Buddhist monastery and school are sacred land.
Serban V.C. Enache (http://serbanvcenache.blogspot.fr/2017/06/trade-and-gains-from-diversity-why.html) joined the adventure with his own books of fiction and then with his review of the latest book on the Indian Ocean. That review was requested by a university publisher in Barcelona, though after a while they preferred not to publish it. You will find it on Academia.edu.
Just dare explore some of these books and enjoy our diversity. Human life would be so boring if we did not have such meeting of minds and souls that are at times so different but that discover they can work together and reach out to things they could not even imagined before. Some call that love. I prefer calling it life.
Paris & Olliergues, October 10, 2016
Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU
THE INDIAN OCEAN THE MARE NOSTRUM OF HUMANITY
[Kindle Edition] Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE (Authors)
SUPERNATURAL, CAR CHASE OR JOY RIDE?
Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE
Illustrations Annunzio COULARDEAU
HANDEL’S AGRIPPINA MODERN INTERPRETATIONS AND THE ROLE OF COUNTERTENORS [Format Kindle]
Annunzio COULARDEAU (Illustrations)
The US Supreme Court,
A Universal Lesson in Constitutional Right
Jacques Coulardeau & Ivan Eve
FOR A MOTLEY POLYCHROMATIC UNIVERSE
MARSHALL McLUHAN, UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, THE EXTENSIONS OF MAN — ROUTLEDGE, LONDON — 1964
THE INDIAN OCEAN FROM ADMIRAL ZHENG HE
TO HUB AND SPOKE CONTAINER MARITIME COMMERCE
Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU
& Ivan Eve