Ancient Cherokee Indian Tale of the Origin of Illness. Long ago the humans and the animals got along fine.
All the peoples, human and animal, could communicate with each other and were at peace. The animals of that long-ago time were much larger than the animals of today. Indeed, the animals of today are but shadows of those who once were. There came a time when we humans forgot our place and broke the harmony. We humans began to reproduce at an alarming rate, and we gave ourselves to the production of all sorts of weapons meant for the destruction of the animals: spears and atlatls, bows and arrows, blowguns and traps of all kinds. Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity. By Maria Popova “You can only go with loves in this life.”
Between 1973 and 1974, journalist James Day hosted the short-lived but wonderful public television interview series Day at Night. Among his guests was the inimitable Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) — beloved writer, man of routine, tireless champion of space exploration, patron saint of public libraries, passionate proponent of doing what you love and writing with joy. Highlights from the interview, which has been kindly digitized by CUNY TV, are transcribed below. Origins of the Runes. A reader directed me to a wonderful website called "Omniglot, a guide to writing systems", which illustrates examples of various alphabets of the world.
By examining some of these we can begin to see the influences which may have led to development of the Germanic/Norse rune alphabets. It is commonly thought that the Etruscan and Latin alphabets were sources, but as you will see below, there may have been others, also. All of the data that follows are from the information and graphics from the Omniglot website.
Otherwordly, I’m in Love with Your Blog - Paperblog. The Best Quote (ever) - Paperblog. The other day I was reading Elephant Journal, one of my favorite online journals (do check it out), when I came across this article by Jennifer S.
White who claimed that the following passage from The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are was the best quote she ever heard. After reading it several times over, I’m going to agree that it’s up there with the best of them! Esse Est Percipere (To Be Is to Perceive) Esse Est Percipere (To Be Is to Perceive) 1.
“…he [William Blake] did everything he could to make his figures lose substance, to become transparent and indeterminate one from the other, to defy gravity, to be present but intangible, to glow without a definable surface, not to be reducible to objects.”John Berger, “Ways of Seeing”2.“’Mental things,’ Blake declared, ‘are alone Real. What is Called Corporeal Nobody Knows of its dwelling Place; it is in Fallacy & its Existence is Imposture.’”“’I question not my Corporeal or Vegetative Eye any more than I Would Question a Window concerning a Sight.’”Leopold Damrosch, “Symbol and Truth in Blake’s Myth” Important Infrequently Used Words To Know. Paul V.
Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptnessanathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned, or reviledanodyne AN-a-dine not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull//anything that sooths or comfortsaphorism AFF-oar-ism a short, witty saying or concise principleapostate ah-POSS-tate (also: apostasy) person who has left the fold or deserted the faith.arrogate ARROW-gate to make an unreasonable claimatavistic at-a-VIS-tic reverting to a primitive typeavuncular a-VUNC-you-lar “like an uncle”; benevolent bathos BATH-ose an anticlimaxbereft ba-REFT to be deprived of something valuable “He was bereft of reason.”
“The Red Book and The Red Book: Jung, Tolkien and the Convergence of Images” 6 Aug Fascinating and oddly relevant for our times, one hundred years hence!
May 13, 2014 In 1913 two men in Western Europe, of different age and unknown to each other, began to undergo a highly unusual experience: C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien both stepped across a threshold and entered into a realm of imagination, into the realm of fantasy. Becca Psyche Tarnas. “For if it be allowed that women were destined by Providence to acquire human virtues, and by the exercise of their understandings, that stability of character which is the firmest ground to rest our future hopes upon, they must be permitted to turn to the fountain of light, and not forced to shape their course by the twinkling of a mere satellite.” – Mary Wollstonecraft The role of women in 18th century England was constrained almost solely to the realm of marriage and motherhood, and few women had the means to raise their voices in protection of their rights.
Yet one woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, had a voice so powerful that she is considered by many to have been the first feminist to rise out of Europe. In her emphatic treatise Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Wollstonecraft speaks out with little restraint about her thoughts on women’s education, women’s duties as mothers and wives, and women’s roles and rights in society. Writing is Easy. “There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway. 3 Quotes every Writer should Ink to their Souls. Some days we stumble across words that leak into our souls and feel like a breeze on a sweltering, hot August day.
They give us some relief, sweet redemption and allow us to exhale festered artistic torment we didn’t even know existed. As an artist, and a writer we essentially drop our soul’s briefs each day. We let our souls bleed. Our hearts open and our words and love fills the edges of paper with our vulnerability. We get naked each time we publish an article. 11 Writing Tips. Writing is simple. Keep it simple. It’s communication. T.S. Eliot Reads His Modernist Masterpieces "The Waste Land" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Did you know T.S. Eliot’s portentous and heavily allusive 1922 masterpiece “The Waste Land” was originally titled “He Do the Police in Different Voices,” a quote from Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend?
Filled with references to Dante’s Divine Comedy, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and James Frazier’s The Golden Bough, this most famous of high modernist poems—scourge of millions of college freshman each year—was a very different animal before notorious modernist impresario Ezra Pound got his hands on it. Pound’s heavy reworking is responsible for the poem you hear above, read by Eliot himself. LIBROS. My Love Affair with Dirt. ~ Ruby Claire.
Via Ruby Claireon Jun 29, 2014 Dirt… dirty… mud… blood… wine… soil… soil… Soul. Mmmmm, I’ve always loved the taste of dirt. As a child I would eat it. I’d make mud pies and throw them at people when they weren’t looking. Rhory's challenge - time sphere. Lh3.googleusercontent.com. Inspiring & Mindful Musings. The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013. The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. Of course, this is by its very nature an absurd undertaking, and many books have gotten the short end of the stick — there’s no other way to do it.
The choices here are influenced by the following: the stipulation that any specific author should not be chosen for more than one year, a general focus on fiction over other genres, and the tastes/whims/glaring prejudices of Flavorwire’s literary editor. Toxic Talk and Words of Feather. Julian Wash, ContributorWaking Times Dear Humans, I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that remains as relevant today as when the first words were whispered into existence. There’s a quiet place between the spoken word and the ray of consciousness that illuminates it. Starfish Symbolism – Exploring the Magick of these “Star People” Happy (Quantum) Leap Year! Book Review: Starhawk’s “The Fifth Sacred Thing”
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