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mount_weary commented on the word himmah
"It is by virtue of their empowered imaginations that souls consign themselves to Hell. Ibn al-ʿArabī writes that a 'wind' drives such souls to Hell, '(the driver) being none other than their own desires and inclinations, and Hell the distance they imagined (to be between them and the Reality).' For Ibn al-ʿArabī, the drama of salvation remains crucially dependent on a proper use and understanding of that empowered imagination that comes to the soul both in the after-life and on this earth in mystical experiences.Ibn al-ʿArabī refers to this faculty of the empowered imagination by the word himmah. Himmah refers to that transfiguration of the mystic's imagination that allows him to do two important things: (1) it allows him to convert the imaginative faculty into an 'organ' that perceives the subtle realities or spiritual dimensions that otherwise lie hidden to physical sense organs and (2) it allows him to endow the creations of his own imagination with objective, extramental existence through a process involving both concentration and mental projection."—via Mysticism: Experience, Response, and Empowerment
May 19, 2016
mount_weary commented on the word psychosphere
“Psychosphere” can be defined as “sphere of human consciousness” and takes its roots in Carl Jung’s concept of the “collective unconscious”. It basically states that all thoughts that go through the human brain are “converted” by the neocortex and projected outwards into ethereal dimensions. Humans therefore live in an “atmosphere of thoughts”, a concept that is also referred to as “noosphere” by Vladimir Vernadsky and Teilhard de Chardin. According to them, the existence of this psychosphere causes humans to be compelled to respond to similar ideas, myths and symbols.-http://vigilantcitizen.com
November 12, 2015
"I get a bad taste in my mouth out here. Aluminum, ash; like you can smell the psychosphere."-Rust Cohle (True Detective)
mount_weary commented on the word consolamentum
A sacrament performed by the Cathar Perfects on the dying (and also on those wishing to live as Parfaits), which offered spiritual regeneration (thereby freeing them from the cycle of rebirth, sending them directly to God), and absolution from sin.
mount_weary commented on the word anagogic
preferred definition: "deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious." As in, "an anagogic refinement of the universe."
mount_weary commented on the word loafing
via a 1996 NY Times article: In "Walden," the book, Mr. Thoreau celebrated the art of loafing. "Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery," he wrote. "It was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished."
mount_weary commented on the word chrysalism
via The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:
"n. the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm, listening to waves of rain pattering against the roof like an argument upstairs, whose muffled words are unintelligible but whose crackling release of built-up tension you understand perfectly."
mount_weary commented on the word cryptosphere
Or, as Judee Sill sings in "Ridge Rider": "He comes from under the cryptosphereWhere the great sadness begins"
mount_weary commented on the word guishen
July 2, 2015
mount_weary commented on the word network realism
December 2, 2014
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dontcry commented on the user mount_weary
I'm on the Pooped Deck.
February 10, 2010
bilby commented on the user mount_weary
I can see Cape Exhaustion from here.
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