June 2013

* Earth

Patrick Watts | new field (free download)


aulos

"There are three
classes of men;
lovers of wisdom,
lovers of honor,
and lovers of gain."
(Plato)


Plato was fond of dividing things into threes. He decided that there were three major systems in the body: the brain, the heart, and the gut. Likewise, he decided that there were three major parts of society: the leaders, the warriors, and the merchants. It was also decided that there were three major parts of a human soul: reason, spirit, and desire.

Lovers of wisdom would take the least action and instead focus on science, logic, principles, and anything to do with thought and truth. Lovers of wisdom would be more inclined to lead men into action, retaining their quiet stations. Lovers of honor require more action, and hence they would often be the athletes, adventurers, explorers and risk takers. "Lovers of gain" are most associated with the senses and pleasures. They are the connoiseurs, merchants, and general working class who produce, consume, and appreciate fine aesthetics.





"Education, according to Diogenes, is a controlling grace to the young, consolation to the old, wealth to the poor, and ornament to the rich." (Diogenes Laƫrtius (3rd Century CE)

Freud


"Sigmund Freud stresses in his writings the passages and difficulties of the first half of the human cycle of life - those of our infancy and adolescence, when our sun is mounting toward its zenith."
(Joseph Campbell)




"From error to error, one discovers the entire truth."

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"The ego is not master in its own house."

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"Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this."

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"The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises."

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"Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body."

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"Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine."

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"The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him."

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"A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world."

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"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want?"

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"Anatomy is destiny."

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"We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction."

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"Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness."

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(Sigmund Freud)

Jung


"CG Jung on the other hand, has emphasized the crises of the second portion, when, in order to advance, the shining sphere must submit to descend and disappear at least into the night womb of the grave."
(Joseph Campbell)




"Among the many mathematical primary intuitions, or a priori ideas, the natural numbers seem psychologically the most interesting."

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"the natural numbers-viewed from a psychological angle-must certainly be archetypal representations, for we are forced to think about them in certain definite ways."

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"Consciousness is a very recent acquisition of nature, and it is still in an experimental state. It is frail and easily injured."

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"We can become dissociated and lose our identity. We can be possessed .... by moods, or become unreasonable, so that people ask: What the devil has got into you? We talk about....control, but self-control is a rare and remarkable virtue.

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"The conscious side of woman corresponds to the emotional side of man, not to his "mind." Mind makes up the soul, or better, the "animus" of woman, and just as the anima of a man consists of inferior relatedness, full of affect, so the animus of woman consists of inferior judgments, or better, opinions."

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"Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown."

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"Many people mistakenly overestimate the role of will power and think that nothing can happen to their minds that they do not decide and intend."

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"The ability to reach a rich vein of material, and to translate it effectively is commonly called genius."

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"For the sake of mental stability and even physiological health, the unconscious and the conscious must be integrally connected and thus move on parallel lines. It they are split apart or "dissociated", psychological disturbance follows."

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"Sometimes you discover the intermediate-links that connect the moment to the anticipated future. There is a perception that occurs through intermediate links, and so you can see the result of what is a whole chain of associations."

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(Carl Jung)