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On Dec 15, 2009 Jack Spratt wrote:

Fascinating!?
C. Jung, or maybe Alfred Adler, or both, mentioned that poets broke through to consciousness and described it better than, they who sought it otherwise, in philosophy, theology, science or teleology  1. the doctrine that final causes (purposes) exist.
        1. The study of design or purpose in natural phenomena.
2. the study of the evidences of design or purpose in nature.
        2. The use of ultimate purpose or design as a means of explaining
. . . you certainly jerked my attention to verticality with these two quotes.
I apparently have little use for either reference since I am far more interested in experience as in Adler, and Jung’s going as far as extermination of their soul’s to know the truth of Truth in life or death. Perhaps better said; the origins and terminations of free will.
Wisdom is neither a magic bullet, nor wonderful mushroom, to be consumed in transmutation of what was before, into what is gleaned through the journey from Hell to Heaven and returned to serve the halt, lame, blind, mute and dying,  or merely the once-upon-a-time ideal white middle-class of America now dead and buried.
. . . you and I, and all of us, need to enter that unique and precious creation of ourselves and find therein the strength to give everything, beginning with love, since love is a verb and not a noun.



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