Pronunciation: 'fyüg

Function: noun

Etymology: probably from Italian fuga flight, fugue, from Latin, flight, from fugere Date: 1597

1 a : a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice parts b : something that resembles a fugue especially in interweaving repetitive elements

2 : a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the deeds

3. fugue (plural fugues) or fugue state (plural fugue states) PSYCHIATRY selective memory loss: a disordered state of mind, in which somebody typically wanders from home and experiences a loss of memory relating only to the previous, rejected, environment

fugue verb - fugu·ist /'fyü-gist/ noun



What better a term to use to describe the wayward and disrupted thought processes of a traveler who's been away from home, maybe just a little too long? Besides, this stuff doesn't qualify go go into the Shaolin Scholars section, for obvious reasons (I wrote i), so, we'll just put it here. Within this section be a few discourses on various related and non-related topics as they pertain to anything Shaolin, written by myself.

The first three, Identity, Rhetoric, and Intellectual Property, actually are part of one main discussion, broken up into three, more easily digestible pieces. They deal with the current political situation at Shaolin, and how this is having an effect upon some major controversies that people are fighting over, some, rather viciously, here in the US and Europe. It is by no means an end to a means with respect to this topic; if anything, my goal is more for enlightenment, than it is for persuasion. Let the reader read and decide.