Category Archives: Inspiration, free association, and intuition

Thoughts on the ‘tip over” – humor, the weird, insight, and “doing”

I wrote most of this many years ago.  I think its interesting enough to record: Recently, I have been speaking of something which I called the “tip over”.  Originally, I used in the context of humor but I began to realize … Continue reading

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Thoughts on writing 900 articles . . . reflections on the 10th anniversary of this blog

This is my 900th article in this blog. Its also the 10th anniversary of this blog.  As a result of this, I have reflected a lot on blog writing.  I have thought a lot on what I should write on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of art – creativity, imitation, and other things – going beyond art

Here’s a thought I had: Many years ago, in the 1980’s, I used to draw a lot and was very interested in art.  I was also around a lot of people who was involved with art.  Over time, there began … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “impressionistic descriptions” – a seeking of inspiration

There is something which I call “impressionistic descriptions”.  I compare it to impressionistic painting where the painter paints what they see at the moment, and usually quickly.  Frankly, that is how I write most of what is in this blog.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘progression of expression’ – aspects of creativity

In a recent conversation I said some interesting things: I spoke of what I called the ‘progression of expression’.  I first used this point of view as I watched how artists worked when I was younger.  Both me, my brother, and a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “I am not knowledge” – aspects of knowledge in relation to the self and the importance of intuition

Recently, I have been finding that I feel particularly dumb in life.  Its like I don’t know anything.  I look at all that I thought, and think, and it all looks ridiculous and naïve in a way . . . its just a bunch … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the three most influential men in my life and their significance to me – Newton, Freud, St. Antony – and the “great inquiry”

In my life there have been three influential men in my life.  Initially, I thought this meant nothing significant but that they only had a quality that influenced me for some reason.  But now, after all these years, I tend to think … Continue reading

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Thoughts on themes found in two myths on the origin of inspiration: the Norse god Odin and the Greek god Apollo – the ‘self-before-technique perspective’ and the ‘inspired life’

There are several myths of the origin of inspiration that I have found are quite revealing (at least to me).  These are the story of the creation of poetry by the Norse god Odin and the founding of Delphi by the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on instinct, intuition, and inspiration

Here’s a thought I had: In the article “Thoughts on three forms of conception” I spoke of the three forms of conceptions (Imitation, Creativity, and Intuition).  Of these, intuition is the oldest forms in creatures, as all creatures have it.  This … Continue reading

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On how I really don’t know what I’m talking about – the seeking of inspiration, ‘active knowing’, and character

I’ve always said that I really don’t know what I’m talking about. This is true. Most of what I say is not really what “I” think.  This is because most of what I say comes from what I call ‘inspiration’.  … Continue reading

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