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The Quote on the title page is from the book C. G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, by Marie-Louise von Franz. I developed the slide presentation "Echoes of the Mother Goddess" exploring the archetypal feminine in images for a class in Jungian Analysis given by Dr. Helene Lorenz at Sonoma State University. Click here [...]
This Poem is the magical chant sung by the Wizard Garufel in chapter ten of my novel, The Letterseeker. The scene is the creation of a boat by the River Mim, to be used by Stoneglow Threescar in his quest. The chant is an example of the way a particular archetypal form manifests in a [...]
Here is my full bio for any who may be interested in the sources and experiences which led to my current thought, and especially to my recent book ARE YOU OR ARE YOU NOT: http://stanmcdaniel.org/bio.htm or my contact address: stanmcd26 at gmail.com.
The stablest thing we can speak of is not free from conditions. Even the solid earth mountains Appear and disappear like the clouds. The fixed and unchanged Atom of Democritus Is now said to possess some traits of non-being, To embody a temporary equilibrium In the economy of nature’s compromises. A thing may endure secula [...]
Do Art and Philosophy ever meet? Does Art seek only beauty, while Philosophy seeks only ideas? Here is one answer: “The odd notion that an artist does not think and a scientific inquirer does nothing else is the result of converting a difference of tempo and emphasis into a difference in kind. Thinkers have their [...]
There is no question mark at the end of the title because it is up to you to decide whether it is, or is not, a question, and if so, how would you answer it? Or does it have an answer? Science Writer Rita Carter, apparently asking this as a question, settles the issue by saying [...]
What might physician and professor of geriatric medicine Raymond Tallis, and actor John Rhys-Davies, have in common? In Peter Jackson’s epic film The Lord of the Rings, Rhys-Davies (as Gimli the dwarf) wields an axe with such consummate skill as to challenge, intimidate and lend a hand in the defeat of the evil orcs of [...]
The subtitle of this surprisingly brief volume by Thomas Nagel presages something more, and something less, than what at a glance it may seem to promise. In such a confined space as a mere 128 pages, coming from such a noted philosopher, one might expect that Nagel has consolidated and refined a highly focused, decisive [...]