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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 His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms.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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answered Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
Nov
28
revised Can I play `A scale` song on a `C scale` harmonica?
worked example
Nov
28
revised Can I play `A scale` song on a `C scale` harmonica?
reading suggestions.
Nov
28
revised Can I play `A scale` song on a `C scale` harmonica?
more scale suggestions
Nov
28
answered Can I play `A scale` song on a `C scale` harmonica?
Nov
24
comment Using alternative tunings
@What OTOH Never Goin' Back Again by Fleetwood Mack; All I Want by Joni Mitchell. Generally, anything difficult in Standard Tuning (eg. stacked-thirds) can be made easier with an Alternate (eg. tune to all-thirds).
Nov
24
reviewed Reject Keyboard volume pedals
Nov
22
awarded  Sportsmanship
Nov
22
comment Goldberg Variation 28, right hand 4/5 trills
Looking more closely, I'd call this a tremolo rather than a trill, but all the answers from the other question still appear to apply. If the questions are merged, I'd prefer the one with the image, regardless.
Nov
22
comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
Maybe not never, but it'll definitely take longer!
Nov
22
comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
I like this suggestion. Anything from that Eddie Vedder album is sure to impress.
Nov
22
comment Making “acceleration” effect
@esmitex Is that what Aphex Twin used for Bucephalus Bouncing Ball?
Nov
22
answered Making “acceleration” effect
Nov
22
answered Why do marches usually end with a repetition of the last note?
Nov
21
revised What is the device used to draw 5-line staff (empty) with a pencil/pen?
Added an image of the failed paperclip project.
Nov
20
comment What are the various methods of tuning the guitar?
If you tune to major, you can raise the 5th of the chord to a 6th to produce a minor chord. Still one finger change, but it makes major chords easier.
Nov
17
revised What is the best way to work on my fret hand finger independence?
a couple more ideas
Nov
17
answered What is the best way to work on my fret hand finger independence?
Nov
17
answered How to compose an acoustic guitar chorus?
Nov
17
comment Does playing in scale mean only using notes from that scale?
One glaring counterexample is the guy from Primus who deliberately plays all the wrong notes!