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  • ***** ***** (4/29/2005 8:57:00 PM) Post reply

    Moments of transcendence occur when a veil is lifted and a connection made between ourselves and something or someone else. We dropp back from the ordinary and in an ecstatic moment sense our true location, as compared to our ordinary, taken-for-granted location. This can happen with another person or another being: a tree, an animal, a cloud. The usual relationship drops away and we meet on a soul level.

    Jim Bull in 'Reflections on the Spiritual Life'

  • mother baxter (4/29/2005 8:52:00 PM) Post reply

    a wise man told me always tell the truth, and i listened that alone makes me wise

  • mother baxter (4/29/2005 8:46:00 PM) Post reply

    i love horror houses, but i like playing games, could anyone suggest a game

  • Robert Rorabeck (4/29/2005 8:06:00 PM) Post reply

    I want to mary Sarah Teasdale- Does anyone here dabble in necromany and mind control? I'm willing to pay.

  • ***** ***** (4/29/2005 7:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I agree with this.. but I believe the creative mind is as weak against the forces of arrogance and frailty as anything else... personally I fought against many things.. but the creative just eked itself out of what I thought had died... I think in the end it does win out, regardless of the obstacles... but it is the WAY that it outs that is the rub... your experiences may be the prism through which it comes, but it WILL come, one way or the other...

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    • Michael Shepherd (4/30/2005 11:23:00 AM) Post reply

      Another wayout one from me - life only makes sense for some of us who rejoice in the belief that one should live as if this life were bu one in a succession of lives - so that our previous life has se ... more

    • ***** ***** (4/29/2005 8:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I have mailed you on this... smile


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  • ***** ***** (4/29/2005 7:40:00 PM) Post reply

    The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so.

  • ***** ***** (4/29/2005 7:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Anna Freud once said that the creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training... what do people think on this?

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    • maggie signaigo (4/29/2005 7:23:00 PM) Post reply

      sonja...I would agree with this theory...and while I do believe that most any training is likely to influence or even oppress creativity, ultimately the creativity manifests itself in some manner...go ... more

  • Kayla Jarnac (4/29/2005 11:22:00 AM) Post reply

    probably the language... ;)

  • Mary Nagy (4/29/2005 10:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Also, thanks for the tip of Salma Mansoor's poem. You are right, it is a wonderful poem.

  • Mary Nagy (4/29/2005 10:39:00 AM) Post reply

    I agree with you poetry hound. There are lots of good poets here and I do enjoy them too. I just mentioned this cram of 'insult' poetry this morning because I feel bad for the poets that are actually posting real poems this morning and their work is being wisked off this homepage so fast people can hardly notice it and all due to fighting between certain 'adults'...it's just hard to sit back and not comment sometimes, although I do try not to comment too much. sincerely, mary

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