Category Archives: Inspiration, free association, and intuition

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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Thoughts on my saying: “when dealing with religion always look before the words” – the problem of words – the importance of inspiration

I have always felt that the basic matter of religion is ‘wordless’.  That is to say, it is unique of all things because it involves things that cannot be spoken about or described that well with words.  The basic ‘kernel’, the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Intuition

I have always ascribed great importance to intuition.  It’s far more important in life than people realize. To me, intuition is a ‘sense’ of things that is not based in observation, experience, or reasoning in any way.  Typically, it is automatic … Continue reading

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