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  • Pure Awareness And Pure Consciousness
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    WHAT DOES MYSTICISM HAVE TO TEACH US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS Revised version of the paper delivered to "Towards a Science of Consciousness 1996 (Tucson II) April 1996 [Draft for Tucson II Conference Proceedings] Revised version appears in JCS, 5, No. 2 (1998), pp. 185-201 Robert K.C. Forman, Program in Religion, Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA. Email: Introduction: Why Mysticism In this article I would like to bring the findings of my somewhat unusual but increasingly ...
  • Olenka Lives
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    Olenka was quite a darling. She was quiet, and always had an imaginative smile. Unfortunately, she had a personality defect. Her problem was the fact that she didn't have a personality of her own; it was always that of her lovers. In the beginning of the story she was married to Kukin. When she was with Kukin, he complained about the rain on his garden. He said, 'Almost every evening it rains. It is simply awful! The public doesn't come, but I have to pay the rent just the same, '; (172). This f...
  • Ones Thoughts
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    Delve into a world constructed from images and thoughts streaming along at the speed of light. Watch them flow as they for buildings, people, animals and objects. Streaming along at the speed of light, one can only catch glimpses of what is truly concealed within by the river. As it travels through the mind, it touches everything. Forming, altering, defining, nothing is truly what it seems or what we interpret it to be. Hidden within the stream lies powers that are truly incomprehensible to the ...
  • Definition Of Surrealism
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    At the beginning of the war of 1870 the author of the Chants de Maldororand of Po sites, Isidore Ducasse, better known by the name of Comte de Lautr amont, whose thoughts had been of the very greatest help and encouragement to many surrealists, made the following remark; "At the hour in which I write, new tremors are running through the intellectual atmosphere; it is only a matter of having the courage to face them". Many of you, no doubt, would put this down to a certain youthful exaltation and...
  • True Experience Of Life
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    Hi. As most of you know me, I am erata - the Greek mythological muse for love poetry and music. I am also Courtney - a young 15-year old experiencing life through misty blue eyes. I can be categorized as a romantic, an idealist, a passionate liberal, an empiricist, a naturalistic thinker. I am one who asserts the freedom of man and the divinity of the whole. Ideas shape our world. The world that people actually see it is given form by these ideas and is thus less real because it is always changi...
  • One's Thoughts
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    The old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is universally acknowledged, however; one does not always have access to pictures, graphics, or visualizations to present thoughts or ideas. This leaves the spoken and written word as the only conveyance vehicles for communication. Subsequently, organizing one's thoughts prior to committing to verbalization or writing is essential to establishing a framework of understanding. In today's world, where at best, conversations are a series of loosel...
  • Most Important Thing About Anaximander's Remaining Fragment
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    About 530 AD Anaximander Anaximander About 530 AD the Neoplatonism Simplicius wrote an extensive commentary on Aristotle's Physics. In it he reproduced the Anaximander fragment, thus preserving it for the western world. He copied it from Theophrastus. From the time Anaximander pronounced his saying– we do not know where or when or to whom– to the moment Simplicius jotted it down in his commentary more than a millennium elapsed. Between the time of Simplicius' jotting and the present ...

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