Archive for May, 2009

Sensation and urbanism (Jung)

Posted in jung on May 19, 2009 by ewakening

Rationalism and boredom are essentially products of the over-indulged craving for stimulation so characteristic of urban populations. The city-dweller seeks artificial sensations to escape his boredom; the hermit does not seek them but is plagued by them against his will.

— C.J. Jung, from Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky

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Character of God (Smith)

Posted in god, mormonism on May 11, 2009 by ewakening

It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did.

— from The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith