12/27/11

The Dead, Don Williams, Emmylou Harris, etc. Spotify Playlist

The Spectrum of Us by Stephen C. Rose on Spotify:

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Don Williams, Emmylou Harris, Fred Astaire, Mozart, Mahler, Bobby Charles, Gram Parsons, Arvo Part, Leonart Cohen



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Comprehending Mitt Romney Easy Lesson

Mitt Romney measured on prospects for Iowa win - latimes.com: "“I don’t have any expectations to set for you; I don’t really jump into the expectations game,” Romney said after speaking to more than 100 supporters at the tiny Coach Stop in Londonderry. But asked about his second-place finish in Iowa in 2008, Romney said “expectations” were “very different this time.”"

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No Mitt. You will finish about the same way this time, I expect. And you have expectations this time that you will do better. But for you the reader - The above is the logical form for what you can expect from our genial not-front-funner. It's called double talk.

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I guess both sides should cut judges some slack

Ugliness Renewed: Gingrich and the Judiciary - Andrew Cohen - Politics - The Atlantic: "We think we have escaped some of the ugliness of our past. But we really haven't. The names of the judges change. So do the causes they rule upon. But the destructive assaults upon the judiciary remain the same. The coming year will see landmark court rulings on some of the most sensitive social issues of our time. And you can bet that the federal judiciary will be scapegoated when those rulings come down. Each of us, then, will have a choice to make in 2012, about how we want judges treated in the future."

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Market still oversold must move beyond oil and cars

Daily Stock Market Activity - NYTimes.com: "Wall Street stocks traded in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to continue buying in what was expected to be a light-volume session following recent gains."

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The headline says it all. Cars and oil will not lead us to the promised land. Moving beyond both will be a start in the right direction. The reason the market has devolved into unproductive trading (aka getting rich quick with no work) is because the headline is true and has been since Reagan's good-natured depredations.

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Come on Google aspires to be the deity bar none

Google: Five things to look for in 2012 | Digital Media - CNET News: "But there's little doubt that Chrome share is on the rise. And that's crucial for Google because the browser gives the company the ability to push the Web standards it favors as they emerge. What's more, Google seems to be moving beyond the notion, floated when Chrome launched in 2008, that its browser was primarily about enabling people to see Web pages faster."

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I never thought there was a fatigue virus

Scholars Retract Another Study Linking XMRV to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - NYTimes.com:

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Fatigue is caused mainly by endemic injustice.

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Looks like Mel will get by with 1/2 $850 million

Mel Gibson's Ex Wife Takes Half His Estimated $850 Million in Divorce Settlement - Crime & Courts, Divorced, Nasty Breakups and Divorces, Mel Gibson : People.com:

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I would have stayed married and donated the other half to OWS. What's a little unhappiness in the scheme of things?


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Give medical treatment not White House access

White House still undecided over Yemeni leader's medical visit: "Reports that the White House has agreed to allow Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to obtain medical treatment in the U.S. may be premature. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said early Tuesday that the reports are "not true.""

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This is a tangled web because of our schizoid approach in Yemen, launching drone attacks while we suoport regime change.


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Mitt makes nice while his PAC attacks

As Iowa Caucus Nears, Much Is Still Up in the Air - NYTimes.com:

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We are seeing Citizen's United in spades in Iowa. The power conferred by the Corrupt Court on Anonymous Distortion of Democracy. It is something the people need to see and understand. Jesus called such exercises of the principalities and powers hypocrisy.

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We move along that spectrum, hopefully higher and higher



It has been years since I did psychosynthesis with my friends David and Judy Bach. I remember times when I was helped through carhartic actions like banging pillows to release some emotions. But mainly I remember the reality of quick access to the unconscious, the ease of creating and dealing significantly with sub-personalities and the ultimate sense of self-acceptance that comes from the conviction that one does indeed possess a higher self, that the self is a spectrum, not all good not all bad. We move along that spectrum, hopefully higher and higher.

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Jesus whether fact or fiction. More than Hamlet. More than Barack

I Am Not Linking This to Any of the Myriad Sites that Discuss Psychosynthesis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "My impression is that there has always been an esoteric side to Psychosynthesis, a sort of Alice Bailey, theosophical, Steineresque throwback. I have little use for such thinking which I believe is actually a sort of elitist twinge that developed in England in the 19th Century as religion itself began its long and continuing collapse. I tend to believe in a much simpler set of things which does not require a vast menu of New Age terms and concepts.

Jesus whether fact or fiction. More than Hamlet. More than Barack. More than anyone else."

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My Sense of Psychosynthesis

I Am Not Linking This to Any of the Myriad Sites that Discuss Psychosynthesis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "I am not linking this to any of the myriad sites that discuss psychosynthesis or the prodigious work of Roberto Assagioli. Why? Because what I present here is my own understanding and I have no desire that it be taken as anything other than that. Its workability is entirely my sense of how it works for me. It makes no pretense of faithfully representing anyone else.

The first idea is that we are more than id, ego and superego. These Freudian pillars ignore the reality of a higher self. This is the moral center which is more than superego. It is a center of selflessness or generosity, It is not formed only by environment or training.

In other words, our nature contains a spiritual aspect that connects us to others, that gives us the impulse to do good and to achieve the higher ends in life."

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More on Psychosynthesis at the Yahoo Voices url above.

See also ShortFormContent at Blogger: The Three Pillars of Abba's Way



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Charles Sanders Peirce guesses at the riddle

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:

"The First is that whose being is simply in itself, not referring to anything nor lying behind anything. The second is that which is what it is by force of something to which it is second. The third is that which is what it is owing to things between which it mediates and which it brings into relation to each other."

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As did one supposes the trinitarian theologians before freezing riddle into creed.


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I mean no more than the ideas of first, second, third

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:

"Perhaps I might begin by noticing how different numbers have found their champions. Two was extolled by Peter Ramus, Four by Pythagoras, Five by Sir Thomas Browne, and so on. For my part, I am a determined foe of no innocent number; I respect and esteem them all in their several ways; but I am forced to confess to a leaning to the number Three in philosophy. In fact, I make so much use of threefold divisions in my speculations, that it seems best to commence by making a slight preliminary study of the conceptions upon which all such divisions must rest. I mean no more than the ideas of first, second, third—ideas so broad that they may be looked upon rather as moods or tones of thought, than as definite notions, but which have great significance for all that. "

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Charles Sanders Peirce: "Find simple concepts applicable to every subject"

Charles Peirce, "A Guess at the Riddle", at ARISBE: THE PEIRCE GATEWAY:

"l. Long it has been only too manifest that, fondly habituated though we be to it, the old structure will not do for modern needs; and accordingly, under Descartes, Hobbes, Kant, and others, repairs, alterations, and partial demolitions have been carried on for /247/ the last three centuries. One system, also, stands upon its own ground; I mean the new Schelling-Hegel mansion, lately run up in the German taste, but with such oversights in its construction that, although brand new, it is already pronounced uninhabitable. The undertaking which this volume inaugurates is to make a philosophy like that of Aristotle, that is to say, to outline a theory so comprehensive that, for a long time to come, the entire work of human reason, in philosophy of every school and kind, in mathematics, in psychology, in physical science, in history, in sociology, and in whatever other department there may be, shall appear as the filling up of its details. The first step toward this is to find simple concepts applicable to every subject."

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How about tolerance - in all meanings of the term.
Helpfulness - balancing community with individuality and setting a marker for what actually helps
Democracy - in all meanings of the term
and
Non-isdoltry - fallibilism, humility, continuity, community

AKA Abba's way




The Three Pillars of Abba's Way

The Three Pillars of Abba's Way

Abba's Way articulates the values that are saving the world
Our global democratic revolution is no accident
This is its century

The values are:
The root non-idolatry
Which is the first commandment universalized
And then three active interactive values
Tolerance
Responds to the teaching
That we not judge
Helpfulness
Seal of our communal nature
We are meant to enable one another
And democracy
The arduous mode by which we achieve
Universal rights
And practice universal justice

Abba's Way is the rearticulation
Of what Jesus wished the world to become
Abba's Way is the evolving
Of Assagioli's psychosynthesis as a universal practice
Of Nietzsche's revaluation of values
Beyond the warped values of his Zarathustra
Of Peirce's post-Aristotelian musements into a language
That evokes and applies ethically to Everyone

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ShortFormContent at Blogger: Peirce understood that we need a philosophy beyond Aristotle:

Peirce understood that we need a philosophy beyond Aristotle


Charles Sanders Peirce correctly saw
That philosophy had become captive of
Nominalism and dualism
And as a scientist and logician he created
A pragmaticist framework for such a philosophy
He could not do this within the academy
He did it as an ever-evolving outsider
An ostracized genius

Now with thought in limbo
But the world progressing as it does and must
Peirce and his small group of interpreters
Assume more and more their place as the creators of
A platform for the underlying premises of reality

That reality is ultimately communal not individual
All thought including science
Is fallible
Common sense is closer to grasping
Semiotic reality
Than philosophies that fail to see reality as triadic

Neitzsche and Assagioli and Peirce were contemporaries
Who as far as I know never knew each other
But they created together the basis for the
Revaluation of values
And their expression in the words
Non-idolatry (the root)
Tolerance (the enduring strength)
Helpfulness (the enabling of all)
and Democracy (the arduous means by which we order our lives 
Respecting who we are and that we move on together)

It is apposite that Abba's Way
Which integrates Assagioli and Neitzsche
And anticipates Peirce
Creates the basis for the

Assagioli understood that we have a higher self


Roberto Assagioli
Grasped psychosynthesis as the crown of psychology
Positing that beyond indeed grounding the Freudian triad
Was a higher self
Which is nothing but
who we always are
and have been
and will be

By creating a psychology that accords with realism
Not nominalism
And with triadic not dualistic thought
Assagioli emerges now as the precursor
And necessary link
To the comprehensive sense that is
Abba's Way

Nietzsche understood that values and will are one

Nietzsche
Was the one who understood that values and will are one
And that power stems from the values one lives by
Power as history
Nietzsche was driven mad I think
Because Jesus was indeed the author of the values
He might have embraced 
Nietzsche cleared the path for the current triad
Nietzsche Sign > Revaluation Jesus > Abba's Way



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