reality


Random quote of the day:

“Apparitions…compel us to ask ourselves what we mean by reality, a very old and knotty philosophical problem. In particular, they ask us to decide whether our encounters with apparitions are subjective or objective—that is, whether a UFO, for example, is somehow a product of our minds or whether it actually exists out there in the world. If it is objectively real, then we have to decide further whether it is physically real or only apparently so; whether, that is, it is material or immaterial (though visible).”

—Patrick Harpur, Daimonic Reality

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Random quote of the day:

“Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.”

—Sterling K. Brown, Variety, March 1, 2016

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Random quote of the day:

“We are always being presented with binary choices, when reality is far more complex.”

—Steve Volk, Fringe-ology

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“As soon as we make a definite assertion about the nature of reality, reality itself—soul, imagination, the unconscious and (the best model of all) Mercurius—immediately constellates its opposite. Whenever we think we have captured reality, and pinned the daimon down, he has in fact already slipped away; we are left with an empty mask.”

—Patrick Harpur, The Philosophers’ Secret Fire

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Random quote of the day:

“Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books. All too often, that’s more than Mummy and Daddy know; for, in denying their childhood, the adults have denied half their knowledge, and are left with the sad, sterile little fact: ‘Unicorns aren’t real.’”

—Ursula K. LeGuin, The Language of the Night

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Random quote of the day:

“Our life is shaped and determined by our thoughts. Usually we are only half conscious of the way thoughts direct our life; we are lost in thoughts as if they are reality.

—Jack Kornfield, “Let Go of Unhealthy Thoughts,” jackkornfield.com/wise-thought/

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Random quote of the day:

“Electrons…are no more real than the Sidhe—and no more metaphorical either. We cannot even say whether they are waves or particles, only that it depends on the observer…. Nowhere is empty; even the spaces in atoms are thought to be full of daimonic entities—”virtual particles” which appear out of nowhere, interact and vanish.”

—Patrick Harpur, The Philosopher’s Secret Fire

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Random quote of the day:

“Neurosis is essentially a loss of contact with reality. We all possess a ‘reality function’—the ability to reach out and make contact with reality. It is obviously weaker in children than adults, because the child has had less experience of reality, and therefore finds it harder to evoke reality ‘inside his own head,’ so to speak. For this is what is at issue: the ability to summon reality, like summoning the genie from the lamp, and to make it present itself inside one’s own head.”

—Colin Wilson, C. G. Jung: Lord of the Underworld

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“I myself find the division of the world into an objective and a subjective side much too arbitrary. The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.”

—Niels Bohr, remarks after Solvay Conference of 1927, quoted in Physics and Beyond by Werner Heisenberg

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Random quote of the day:

“We suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

—Seneca, Letters from a Stoic,  #13

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