The annual heartbeat of epistemology

Okay, I had to post this, as I found it to be ... weirdly fascinating. Google has a tool that allows you to search for terms and see how they have trended over time based on global search volume.  The service is called Google Trends, check it out. Here is the result for the term...

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Identity

Metaphor: The unknown attempts to know itself. It marks itself. Space arises in no space. Identity marks itself in time. Time transforms identity. Identity dissolves in time. Space yields no space. The mark unmarks itself. The known is newly unknown. Time for a new metaphor.

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Music Squared

This is from Andre Michelle Laboratory, but I had to repost it here so I could have three simultaneous sets.  Unfortunately I don't know how to make them synchronize perfectly, because they load at different speeds... oh well. Also, if you have an iPad or iPhone, check out Soundprism too! Click some squares --...

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Rethinking Subversion, a response to Sixty Minute’s Kroft on behalf of Julian Assange

What Julian Assange COULD have said to 60 Minutes' host Steve Kroft’s question: “Are you a subversive?” Assange: Am I a subversive?  Not at all; in fact, you can say that I’m a superversive.  Do you know where the word “subversive” comes from?  It’s from the Latin sub + vertio.  Sub means “underneath” or “below”,...

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The Spiritual Matrix – Transformation on Mobil Ave

---------------------------------------------------- Hello! I'm a huge fan of your lecture/insights re: the Matrix Trilogy.  Can you PLEASE explain to me why after executing his feeling with the result that the sentinels must desist at the end of the second film, neo wakes up (at the start of the 3rd film) in that "parallel" universe with Sati,...

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Goethean Studies Notebook

PDF: Goethean Studies Notebook (40mb) PDF: Higher quality, print version (180mb) This notebook was created as a personal record of the 1999-2000 Goethean Studies program at Rudolf Steiner College. This unique course, conceived of and taught primarily by Dennis Klocek, is still being offered -- it is now called Consciousness Studies. When I took the course,...

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Once upon an alchemical time…

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Coincidence, Randomness, and Meaning

Maybe you've had this experience:  You are thinking about an acquaintance that you haven't thought about in a long time and at that moment the phone rings.  "What are the odds that it's Jerry?" you think to yourself.  And when it IS Jerry on the other line it seems somehow magical, amazing, beyond mere...

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Musings on the rise of the intellect in ancient Greece

I’ve always been struck by the historical uniqueness of ancient Greece.  The most amazing and radical transitions were experienced by the culture(s) present around the Aegean sea during only a few centuries.  The most striking thing about the transformation was the rise of a thinking that started to take itself as its own object. ...

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Looking into an X-Ray mirror

If I had X-Ray vision I might see this were I to look into a mirror... You can make out quite a few interesting features. Apparently my first cervical vertebrae never fully closed... so part of my spine is 'open' (okay you can't tell that from this image, but you CAN from my...

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Inside My Head 3 – Sagittal CT Scan

Here is the final view inside my head, showing a number of suspiciously empty spaces... hmmmmm. [hana-flv-player video="http://www.spiritalchemy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Sagittal-CT-Scan.f4v" width="500" height="375" player="3" more_3="showplayer=autohide" autoplay="true" loop="true" autorewind="true" splashimage="http://www.spiritalchemy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Logo.jpg"/]

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