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


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