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“Four years ago today, David Foster Wallace took his own life, becoming a kind of patron-saint of the “tortured genius” myth of creativity. Just three years prior to his suicide, he stepped onto the podium at Kenyon College and delivered one of the most timeless graduation speeches of all time — the only public talk he ever gave on his views of life.”

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“Each generation chooses its favorite myths and images. Listening to patients and acquaintances and following the news, I have the sense that our own culture and folklore includes a fascination with apocalyptic predictions and prophecies. This year we had the “rapture” prediction in the spring and we all await the end of the Mayan calendar some time in December.”

Read entire post at : International Psychoanalysis

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The Question of Forgiveness

“A classic Buddhist proverb states: “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Forgiveness is one of the most important lessons life has to offer, but it is also one of the more difficult sentiments to learn and practice.”

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“With speculation flying about what the state’s next move on hydraulic fracturing will be, the spotlight is on New York’s Southern Tier, where the richest Marcellus Shale gas deposits lie.”

Read entire post at:  Watershed Post

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“For most of my life, I carried within me the sense of a terrible abyss, a void, which threatened to swallow me up and destroy me. I can still remember the shock when I realized it was no longer there, and my amazement as I shared that realization with BN. So, while there may not be a way to fill the void, I do believe there is a way to close it.”

Read entire post at : Tales of a Boundary Ninja

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“All the houses in this border town, and all the dreams dreamt inside these houses, become identical when darkness falls over the desert.”

Read entire post at : Tom Clark, Beyond the Pale

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“This book investigates the convergence of philosophy, scriptural exegesis, and mysticism in the thought of the celebrated Islamic philosopher Mull? ?adr? (d. 1050/1640). Through a careful presentation of the theoretical and practical dimensions of ?adr?’s Qur’?nic hermeneutics, Mohammed Rustom highlights the manner in which ?adr? offers a penetrating metaphysical commentary upon the F?ti?a, the chapter of the Qur’?n that occupies central importance in Muslim daily life.”

Read entire post at : The Legacy of Henry Corbin

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Lauren Mark-AJ

“As an artist, I mostly fear that my original intention for a piece won’t read well, or at all, in the finished product. I’m also concerned that the people participating in the art piece, or project, won’t learn or get as much out of the process as they had hoped.”

Read entire post at : Colleen Loenardi

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“This being the spring season, San Pedro, as well as all the other open ports upon the coast, was filled with whales, that had come in to make their annual visit upon soundings. For the first few days that we were here and at Santa Barbara, we watched them with great interest — calling out “there she blows!”

Read entire post at : Tom Clark, Beyond the Pale

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“Any regular readers out there will know of my love of The Seth Material. One of the last “Seth” books that Jane Roberts trance-dictated, The Magical Approach, essentially comprises Seth’s efforts to teach us a new orientation, one that would liberate so much repressed or forgottenhuman potential and usher a lot more happiness and fulfillment into our earthly lives.”

Read entire post at: The Spiritual Edge

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“I’ve noticed during these last eight weeks is that, while dream work and meditation are both vehicles in which we can build a relationship with our complete selves, the two practices provide glimpses into the Self in very different ways.”

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“Geologists have an informal name for the history of human influence on the Earth. They call it the Anthropocene. It makes sense. We have been raiding the earth for its contents, and polluting its atmosphere, land and oceans for as long as we’ve been here, and it shows. By any objective perspective other than our own, we are a pestilential species. We consume, waste and fail to replace everything we can, with  little regard for consequences beyond our own immediate short-term needs and wants.”

Read entire post at : Doc Searles

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“Please, you know me.  Oh, Louie, didn’t I give you my door bell?  Everything you got, the whole bill.  And did you come for your rest in the doctor’s office, sir?  Yes, I can see that. Your son-in-law, and he isn’t liked, is he?”

Read entire post at : Poems and Poetics

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Brain Activity

“For many years, it was thought that new brain cells could not develop in adulthood and that the connections between nerves were fairly static after childhood.  This was primarily because it wasn’t possible to see the microscopic details of changes that occurred inside and between neurons. ”

Read entire post at : Searching for the Mind

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“Which would be your “anthem” for the great apocalypse later this year? As a fan of all things “metal” this is my contribution and it comes from Norway: Dimmu Borgir with Progenies of the Great Apocalypse.”

See the video at : Archaeological Haecceities

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