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Nothing(ness) « Words Art is the absence of ideologies, a dimension that transcends subjectivity, a sphere which revolves around nothing, and around (the notion of) nothingness. There is a difference between nothing and nothingness; they are, in fact, polar opposites, antonyms. Nothingness is not nothing, it is something. That is the ideal objectivity that is always a result of the extremely subjective dialogue that happens in an artist’s mind. An artist must dive deep into their own (in)coherent thoughts and it is only then will the resultant artwork hold ambiguous objective meaning. The creation of mystery is the most difficult.
In his poem Les Foules (Crowds), Baudelaire writes: “Il n’est pas donné à chacun de prendre un bain de multitude: jouir de la foule est un art; et celui-là seul peut faire, aux dépens du genre humain, une ribote de vitalité, à qui une fée a insufflé dans son berceau le goût du travestissement et du masque, la haine du domicile et la passion du voyage. / Multitude, solitude: deux termes égaux et convertibles pour le poëte actif et fécond. Qui ne sait pas peupler sa solitude, ne sait pas non plus être seul dans une foule affairée.” Translation: “It is not given to every man to take a bath of multitude; enjoying a crowd is an art; and only he can relish a debauch of vitality at the expense of the human species, on whom, in his cradle, a fairy has bestowed the love of masks and masquerading, the hate of home, and the passion for roaming. / Multitude, solitude: identical terms, and interchangeable by the active and fertile poet. Soul dimensionality, sole dimensionality « Words
A mezuzah (Hebrew: מְזוּזָה "doorpost"; plural: מְזוּזוֹת mezuzot) is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21). Mezuzah
As a predominantly Christian people, Westerners think they know the Bible pretty well. 5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In the Bible
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Hey, Is That Me over There? If there is anything about your “self” of which you can be sure, it is that it is anchored in your own body and yours alone.
Several months ago, as I was riding on the New York City subway, I glanced up at the usual band of advertising that ran over the windows and noticed something unusual: a small square poster that contained the logo of the New York Public Library, along with the following quote: "If we had keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence." Rabbi Alan Lurie: The Mystical Experience: A Question of What's Beyond
Deepak Chopra: Stephen Hawking's Grand Book -- Where Is the Design? Co-authored by Menas Kafatos, Fletcher Jones Professor of Computational Physics, Dean College of Science Chapman University
The world's Muslim believers and the Jewish people have significant aspects common to their traditions -- notwithstanding the persistence of conflict in the Middle East. Stephen Schwartz: Islamic Sufism and Jewish Kabbalah: Shining a Light on Their Hidden History
Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering. Matthieu Ricard: Is Compassion Meditation the Key to Better Caregiving? (VIDEO)
Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative Has Unique Approach To Interfaith Relations - The Huffington Post In cities across the nation, increasingly diverse after waves of immigration and demographic changes, it's not uncommon to find Christian, Jewish and Islamic houses of worship located just blocks away from one another.
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How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?: An Interview with Jacob Needleman | (A)theologies Sitting in Jacob Needleman’s living room in the Oakland hills, I fished in my bag for the tiny microphone I planned to use with my iPhone, to record our conversation. “Is that what you’re using?” he asked, with great interest.
Astral projection Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an "astral body" separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as "an... out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms.
Gestalt Practice is a contemporary form of personal exploration and integration developed by Dick Price at Esalen Institute. The objective of the practice is to become more fully aware of the process of living within a unified field of body, mind, relationship, earth and spirit. Gestalt is a German word that denotes form, shape or configuration, and connotes wholeness. Gestalt Practice
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