Monthly Archives: December 2010

What Is It To Be An Artist?

September 10, 2001 What is it to be an artist? What is it to be a woman?  Or even a woman artist?  Does it mean being a rebel? A sophist? A sinner?  Or does it mean being celebrated? Being powerful … Continue reading

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Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me!

August 3, 2007 “Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me” is the title of a book I read this week.  It was a study of how we are hard wired to protect our ego at all costs.  This means that … Continue reading

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Fear and Trembling

February 10, 2010 Fear and Trembling Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard is not an easy read, but an interesting one.  I picked up The Essential Kierkegaard after Hurley noticed a French copy by a dead body in the episode … Continue reading

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Decoding Reality

September 17, 2010 In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral discusses how our reality is based on how we process information.  He acknowledges that sociology, economics, biology, thermodynamics, Quantum Physics, computer science and philosophy all play a role.  Vlatko Vedral uses the … Continue reading

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Vampires With Bite

April 1, 2010 Vampires With Bite Is Twilight a joke?  Apparently, many teenage girls don’t think so.  It has been a hugely popular series of books and now a movie franchise.  I am guessing a man wrote the definition for … Continue reading

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Knowledge Is Power: Lisbeth Salander

August 25, 2010 Knowledge is Power Knowledge is power. I have said this many times. Reading Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy this week’s has only reinforced this theme or idea. Lisbeth Salander is what Lynnette Porter would call a “Tarnished Hero.” … Continue reading

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Nietzsche

January 27, 2008 Nietzsche The 23rd Psalm and Nietzsche clash in today’s exploration.  The 23rd Psalm adorns the cover of this diary.  Essentially serves as a request for God to be a provider and protector.  It is often heard at … Continue reading

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Spiritual Death in the Bible, Harry Potter and Lost

January 6, 2008 Jesus, Judas, Harry Potter, Lost and to some degree, Wuthering Heights are all connected by threads of theosophy in Jean-Ives Leloup’s book “Judas and Jesus.” Leloup is a French Biblical Scholar who has taken a unique approach.  … Continue reading

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Is Harry Potter Holy or Wholly Evil?

August 14, 2007 Is Harry Potter Holy or Wholly Evil?  Are the novels rubbish or really literature? If you know me at all, you already know what I think.  It is nice to be able to debate the issues properly … Continue reading

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Atheism, Agnosticism and Buddhism

June 3, 2008 I’d like to take a brief detour into Atheism.  I just read Dawkin’s Delusion by Alestier McGrath and Joanna McGrath.  They were writing in response to Richard Dawkins recent book The God Delusion. Dawkins has denounced God … Continue reading

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