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What does mysticism mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.— Elie Wiesel
Category Archives: aesthetica
I’m being told, by individual mouths as well as much of my culture, that I should be upset and/or ashamed that my body is, at age 38, no longer “perfect”. Well, it wasn’t perfect before. Or rather, if I looked … Continue reading
(Brought to you courtesy of Day 6 of the Dymaxion adaptation… :)) OK folks, time to open up: What are you reading right now? Should I read any of them?? Because this is my currently-reading list, so clearly I need … Continue reading
I've learned three really cool new phrases lately, in my studies of the nature of void! (shut up, we've all got hobbies) 1. Spacetime foam: The term for what space and time look like on a quantum (teeeeeeeeny) level, such … Continue reading
Today I randomly figured out that using capitalized passive verbs without subjects* is an elegant and simple way to write a phrase like "our God-given lives" in such a way that it fits with my spiritual understanding (I'm not a theist, … Continue reading
Here's a lovely poem that I had never heard before today: I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through – And when they … Continue reading
Both the single best TED talk I've ever seen, and one of the best *things* I've ever seen, period. I want to live in a world where everyone has watched this.
Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness; You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs, And sweeter to my heart than all worldglory. Defeat, my Defeat, my self-knowledge and my defiance, Through you I know that I am … Continue reading
These layer-lapse videos are pretty impressive! I'm so glad that Boston got one early, because… …HOLY CRAP I live in a beautiful place! ::so proud:: Now, go find something beautiful in your own town to admire — and leave me … Continue reading
I feel like September's adaptation is shaping up to become a biiiiiig fight. And maybe not one I can win! Look at these "gotchas" that might interfere with my own adaptation: unexpectedly (I just found out), I'm moving to a … Continue reading