Category Archives: Religion

Between and Betwixt

Blake’s reliance on contraries was his solution to incorporating information which appears to contradict accepted information. The solution is not to discard either contrary, but to discard the requirement that contraries agree. excerpt/source: Contraries – Larry Clayton · Hornsramd blog … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: If It feels Good, Then What?

“For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and … Continue reading

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Discrete Charms

Admit something: everyone you see, you say to them: “love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not … Continue reading

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Whirling Around World Events

Whirling Dervishes Istanbul from John Cummins on Vimeo. All the saints and sages have said evil deeds become a dark hole which encloses the evil doer. The worse the doer’s deed, the darker is the hole. You may intend to … Continue reading

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As If, a yoga of the practice of irony in a cosmos of contingency

A leading moral and political philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He explores the ideas of the philosopher Hans Vahinger, who argued that our theories of the world involved understanding things “as … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: man unable to ‘splain

Man unable to ‘splain the argument for reducing desire.

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Compare and Conjoin

Cube-O-Probe – Locate Creativity? From the symbolic potency of the solar system, which generates the sense of depth suggested by McGilchrist, astrology offers us what in neuroscience is called environmental enrichment, in other words, stimulation of the brain by its … Continue reading

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Lesson Ideas

Every day is a god, each day is a god, and holiness holds forth in time. I worship each god, I praise each day splintered down, and wrapped in time like a husk, a husk of many colors spreading, at … Continue reading

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Homo Non Intelligit

I. I forget when the following happen, yet it happened sometime during the time I was an elementary school student. This event occurred at some point during third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Although both my twin brother also went … Continue reading

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Morphing Fractals

Eternal One, Mighty One, Holy El, God autocrat self-originate, incorruptible, immaculate, unbegotten, spotless, immortal, self-perfected, self-devised, without mother, without father, ungenerated, exalted, fiery, just, lover of men, benevolent, compassionate, bountiful, jealous over me, patient one, most merciful. Eli, eternal, mighty … Continue reading

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World’s Whole Frame

The Wild Garden – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo. Another year rolls into spring. Time to get the hands dirty. I have a bohemian flower garden to tend to. An Anatomy of the World The First Anniversary WHEN that rich … Continue reading

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Moral Perception

What can we learn from Buddhist moral psychology? Jay L. Garfield (excerpt from Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy It is hard to avoid the conclusion that perception itself is morally charged. If I see women as tools, or … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Turning

On February 13, 2013, Richard J. Bernstein, the 2013 Selzer Visiting Philosopher gave this lecture at Beloit College. Dr. Bernstein is the Vera List Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. The standard philosophical conventions that divide … Continue reading

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Spinning

Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo. Circle Game by Joni Mitchell Yesterday a child came out to wonder Caught a dragonfly inside a jar Fearful when the sky was full of thunder And tearful at the falling of … Continue reading

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Co-Incidence? experiential learning Cycle and Adventist Theology

As I understand it, the most simple definition of a contemporary Kairos moment is: the moment at which the inborn Christological consciousness is instantiated as an active essential commission. In adventist theology, the two perfect instances of Kairos were the birth of … Continue reading

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Up And Down

Our focus on the person is at once a great accomplishment and a significant risk. It is a great accomplishment because it signifies our recognition of every human being’s free participation in transcendent truth and goodness. Yet, it is also … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Principles

It would be, of course, much better, if this occasion were celebrated with no talk at all, and if I addressed you in the manner of the ancient teachers of Zen, I should hit the microphone with my fan and … Continue reading

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Penetrating Sensings II.

Krishnamurti said that “to be” is to be related. But relationship can be very painful. He said that you have to think and feel out all your mental processes and work them through, and then that will open the way … Continue reading

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Penetrating Sensings I.

(1) “The actual order (the Implicate Order) itself has been recorded in the complex movement of electromagnetic fields, in the form of light waves. Such movement of light waves is present everywhere and in principle enfolds the entire universe of … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Something

sources (1) Miles Davis | (2) Ellen Degeneres | (3) William Hamilton | (4) Keiji Nishitani | (5) Chuang Tzu | (6) Alan Watts (taken from You Don’t Have to Be Buddhist to Know Nothing, Joan Konner, ed.) What can … Continue reading

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