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FIRST and above all, an explanation must do justice to the thing that is to be explained, must not devaluate it, interpret it away, belittle it, or garble it, in order to make it easier to understand. The question is not "At what view of the phenomenon must we arrive in order to explain it in accordance with one or another philosophy?" but precisely the reverse: "What philosophy is requisite if we are to live up to the subject, be on a level with it?" The question is not how the phenomenon must be turned, twisted, narrowed, crippled so as to be explicable, at all costs, upon principles that we have once and for all resolved not to go beyond. The question is: "To what point must we enlarge our thought so that it shall be in proportion to the phenomenon..."

Schelling, Philosophie der Mythologie. qtd. in V. Zuckerkandl, Sound and Symbol.

"Heartache" is a poeticism, but here it becomes an actual fact because his pride would not let him suffer the pain in his soul. The "lump in the throat," the so-called globus hystericus, comes, as everyone knows, from swallowed tears. His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms. All this was a rationally understandable and perfectly intelligible process, which could just as well have passed off consciously, had it not been for his masculine pride.

The Portable Jung, p.31

The conviction of ignorance is a necessary first step to the acquisition of knowledge, for no one is going to seek knowledge on any subject if he is under the delusion that he already possesses it.

W.K.C. Guthrie. The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle.

... practically all the religions we know might be defined as state-specific technologies, operated in the service of a priori belief systems.

Charles T. Tart

What's your name?
You must have a name.
Of course.
I'm not just anybody.
Right.
What's so hard?
Just a name!
If you want,
spell it backwards.
What's your name?
Raven.
You must feel better already.
Spelled like the bird?
Yes, Raven.
- First name?
- Ralph.
What did you say?
Nothing.
Keep writing.
Refugee... victim
of robbers and horse thieves...
beginner... sensitive... destitute...
specialist and layman
all in one, you might say.
One thing at a time, Mr. Raven.
Where do you live?
Where do you sleep?
Around.
Around? Here and there?
The pizzeria, "Casa dell'Angelo."
You sleep in the oven, I suppose?
- You don't believe me?
- No!

Film: Faraway, So Close! (In Weiter Ferne So Nah)


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comment Sharp pain in fingertip of fretting hand index finger
As @cdvv7788 says, it's great to share your knowledge, but do it "Q&A-style".
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comment How to translate rock guitar style to keyboards?
How about Stevie Wonder's Superstition to that list?
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comment Caffeine / Alcohol Before or During Rehearsal
Yes, decaffeination removes about 95%. So there's 5% left over.
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comment Caffeine / Alcohol Before or During Rehearsal
@JasonPSallinger It might be worth your while to investigate decaf coffee, too. One of the issues with decaf in general is that is costs money to remove the caffeine, so to make a $10/# of decaf it's really $7 or $8 beans at most. Starbucks, I'm proud to say, uses quality beans and passes-on the extra expense to you, so the decaf doesn't taste like crap.
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comment Low E buzz troubleshooting
Indeed, This article suggests this procedure may lead to problems with a piezo system.
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answered Caffeine / Alcohol Before or During Rehearsal
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answered Billy Corgan's Sound, on Siamese Dream
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revised How do I make funk rhythm guitar sound fuller and nicer?
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Who's gonna do the Christopher Walken impression?
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