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When we begin doing Triadic Philosophy we will soon acknowledge that all words have power and that we are the captains of our lives. By embracing reality we embrace all. By naming what comes up we acknowledge that we are namers. By considering ethics and running over its index of master values we are orienting ourselves to reality, opposing it with ethical speed bumps. As we do the ethics part, the aesthetic is already present, prompting us to think of the expressions and actions that reflect truthbeauty, beautytruth. Lest you think this is an effete pursuit, not appropriate for rough and tumble, simply let rough be your word and run through the words. You will see that rough leads you through a thicket in which its very connotation is modified. Truth is not sappy, it is close to the pinnacle of what life is about. Doing this every day changes you and opens you to new vistas and new awareness.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…