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Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
–Ludwig van Beethoven, as reported by Elizabeth Brentano (Bettina) in a letter to Goethe, May 27, 1810; couresy of Wikiquote
For authority proceeds from true reason, but reason certainly does not proceed from authority. For every authority which is not upheld by true reason is seen to be weak, whereas true reason is kept firm and immutable by her own powers and does not require to be confirmed by the assent of any authority.
–John Scotus Eriugena, De Divisione Naturae, Bk. 1, ch. 69; translation by I. P. Sheldon-Williams, cited from Peter Dronke (ed.) A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy (Cambridge: CUP, 1988) p. 2; courtesy of Wikiquote
Song to Celia
BY BEN JONSON
The Iron Writer Challenge #13
The Authors:A Francis Raymond Harry Craft Liz Winn
The Four Elements:
- A bugle
- A Derby Hat
- A live goat
- A trampoline
The stories will be posted May 23, 2013
I’m reposting the series I did for finals week awhile back–I think it’s worth making it a tradition!
Today begins finals week at the college where I teach. I heard several years ago that one of the Ivy League colleges had a tradition of playing Beethoven’s symphonies back-to-back over the college radio station to end finals week. Well, I’m not Ivy League, and this isn’t radio, but I thought I’d post all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies between now and Friday. Since that’s only six days, I’ll have to double up three times. I’ll reserve Friday for the Ninth, which deserves a day all to itself. Today I’m posting the First and Second. To all out there, whether you’re taking finals this week or not (whether you’re even in school or not, for that matter), enjoy!
One of my all time favorite movies: moving, thought-provoking, powerful.
"Inspiration and Aspiration" by Solon Borglum, in the garden of St. Mark's of the Bowery, commissioned by William Guthrie
Christianity remains the most acceptable, best-known and officially sanctioned religion in America, but American Metaphysical Religion has intersected and in many ways transformed Christian belief and practice. The brothers Guthrie are an excellent example of the tension in this dichotomy. Both were Episcopalian ministers in New York City, but both had deep interest in non-Christian culture, including European paganism.