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An Angry, One-Eyed Monster

Sometimes an angry, one-eyed monster is just an angry, one-eyed monster, but what would Freud say?

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Separation, Veil, Perfect Asymmetry, and Inward Pilgrimage: David Gelernter on Judaism

This past week, the Chronicle Review had a long piece on Yale Professor David Gelernter (“technological guru, conservative polemicist, Unabomber target”) and his new book on the Jewish faith, titled Judaism: A Way of Being (Yale 2009): In Judaism, Gelernter zeroes … Continue reading

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The Higher Self and the Lower Self: Theseus and the Minotaur

An 1843 sculpture, by Antoine-Louis Barye, of Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus’s entering the center of the Labyrinth at Knossos and slaying the Minotaur has sometimes been associated with Apollonian order and culture overcoming the bestial elements of body and psyche. And in … Continue reading

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Dreaming about UFOs

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“What the Zen Teacher Said” (A Poem by Santi Tafarella)

                Though mists of morning go gently whirling,   they’ll soon be worming in granite cracks.   And there they’ll freeze, with night expand,   in stony-love untie old bands   and apple- split your rocks

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“Symbols”: A Poem by Christina Rossetti

I watched a rosebud very long      Brought on by dew and sun and shower,      Waiting to see the perfect flower: Then, when I thought it should be strong,      It opened at the matin hour And fell at … Continue reading

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