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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 ‘inherent truth’

In a previous article I wrote, “Some thoughts I had while walking through a University campus: the revulsion in becoming a “systemite” and the “war for humanness”” I spoke of what I called ‘inherent truth’.  Here’s some thoughts I had … 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 Seeking Inspiration

There is something that I call Seeking Inspiration.  This is a reference to how life is nothing but continually trying to create something out of nothing.  Life, our life, is something created.  It is an act of inspiration.  Life is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on free association

Years before I began to study psychoanalysis I discovered free association naturally.  I used to think for hours, saying whatever comes to me.  I still do.  It’s become a big part of my life. Free association, to me, is basically … Continue reading

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