Feb 2014

* elements

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."


Clearly, variations in temporal perception are a factor separating one individual consciousness from another within a species and, to an even greater degree, separating the conscious awareness of different species. It may be said, indeed, that each distinct variation in the pattern of temporal recognition constitutes an entirely different universe of perception. For example, birds have a capacity for temporal recognition eight to ten times more rapid than we do. For them, pictures flashing at twenty-four frames per second, which appear to us as a continuous, moving picture, remain still photos until the velocity of 240 frames per second is reached. Likewise, sounds which are to us a continuous whistle are to birds separate and distinct peeps. In other words, birds are able to record ten times as many granulated perceptions as we can in any given temporal interval, which accounts for the acute rapidity of their reflex responses. It is even possible to say this perceptual rapidity was not developed in birds to enhance flight ability, but rather that birds fly only because it is a movement which suitably embodies and expresses the perceptual rapidity.

The sense of time, then, is related to the rate of change in phenomenal experience.

(Robert Lawler, Ancient Temple Architecture)


"I just want to be able to play
and make people feel good with what I do.
When you're thinking that way, anything can happen.
And, usually, what happens is good."
(Mark Knopfler)

"If an artist is applying The Will To Death, he has the following three positions in balance. He is in between, occupied with negation and separation. In front is the expression of life, visible and audible to him and to others, and behind is the creative force, visible and audible only to him. Behind which is the life force, which he can not see anymore than his spectators can see his mental negations, or the personification of the creative force which is perhaps known to him."
(John Frusciante)

Marie von Franz


"There are people who cannot risk loneliness with the experience. They always have to be in a flock and have human contact."

"People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients. They make a mountain out of a molehill, fuss about unnecessary things, are too passionately in love with somebody who is not worth so much attention, and so on. There is a kind of floating charge of energy in them which is not attached to its right object and therefore tends to apply exaggerated dynamism to the wrong situation."

"My God, these Feeling types! ... Sensitive people are just tyrannical people - everybody else has to adapt to them."

"Depressions and melancholy are often a cover for tremendous greed. At the beginning of an analysis there is often a depressed state of resignation-life has no meaning, there is no feeling of being in life. An exaggerated state can develop into complete lameness. Quite young people give the impression of having the resignation of a bitter old man or woman. When you dig into such a black mood you find that behind it there is overwhelming greed-for being loved, for being very rich, for having the right partner, for being the top dog, etc. Behind such a melancholic resignation you will often discover in the darkness a recurring theme which makes things very difficult, namely if you give such people one bit of hope, the lion opens its mouth and you have to withdraw, and then they put the lid on again, and so it goes on, back and forth."

"If you think the anima as being "nothing but" what you know about her, you have not the receptiveness of a listening attitude, and so she becomes "nothing but" a load of brutal emotions; you have never given her a chance of expressing herself, and therefore she has become inhuman and brutal."

"A human being in a neurotic state might very well be compared to a bewitched person, for people caught in a neurosis are apt to behave in a manner uncongenial and destructive towards themselves as well as others."

Wolfgang Pauli

"I do not mind if you think slowly, but I do object when you publish more quickly than you think."

"It would be most satisfactory if physics and psyche could be seen as complementary aspects of the same reality."

"God made the bulk; the surface was invented by the devil."

"I confess, that very different from you, I do find sometimes scientific inspiration in mysticism, but this is counterbalanced by an immediate sense for mathematics."

"This isn't right. This isn't even wrong."

"The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level."

"I have done a terrible thing, I have postulated a particle that cannot be detected."

"The layman always means, when he says "reality" that he is speaking of something self-evidently known; whereas to me it seems the most important and exceedingly difficult task of our time is to work on the construction of a new idea of reality."