"My speech is imperfect.
Not because I want
to shine with words,
but out of the impossibility
of finding those words,
I speak in
With nothing else can I express
the words from the depths." -
research is the type of research that seeks to learn what motivates people in
making choices. It employs techniques designed to reach
the subconscious mind because
preferences generally are determined by factors of which the individual is not
conscious. In the buying situation the consumer generally acts emotionally and
compulsively, unconsciously reacting to the images and designs which in the
subconscious are associated with the product." " - Louis Cheskin
"There is an
element of hubris in the capturing of reality that is the perfect image;
perhaps this explains the deep suspicion many religious traditions have of
images of the divine or even of humans, animals, and objects. Judaism and Islam
do without them altogether, as did Buddhism until Alexander the Great brought
Greek culture, with its obsession with mortality and, not coincidentally, with
images, to India. There are also many cultures that resist having their
photographs taken, intuiting perhaps the hubris and futility of the
pseudo-immortality it suggests, or the Faustian exchange of a moment in time,
which is real, for the frozen representation of a moment, which is not.
Indeed I have noticed that cameras and - even worse - videotaping tend
to detract from the happy events they are supposed to preserve on film. Taking
photographs at birthday parties and weddings to preserve those happy memories
substitutes an image for an experience, and can sometimes imbue the event with
a staged feel, as if it were not real, as if it were an enactment to be enjoyed
later. It is as if we are uncomfortable with real moments and
prefer to experience them from a distance, second-hand. In the most extreme
case, the photographic or video recording of the event comes to completely
define the event itself - certainly the case in the realm of public relations
A small but significant way to reduce the alienation of
modern life is to put down the camera and participate fully in the moment, rather
than trying, futilely, to preserve the moment on film. The compulsion to record
everything bespeaks the underlying anxiety of modern life, the conviction,
stemming from measured time, that our lives are slipping away from us day by
day, hour by hour, moment by moment.
I have noticed that when I look at
my sons' baby pictures my main emotion is wistfulness, a regret that I did not
truly and fully appreciate those precious, unique times. I can seldom look at
my most treasured photographs without feeling sadness and regret.
much better to enjoy each beautiful moment in the serene knowledge that an
infinity of equally yet differently beautiful moments await." -
is defined as:
Imagine; see in one's
A standard or typical
mental representation .
root of imitari to imitate.
A vivid description or
A personal facade one presents to society.
A reproduction of the
form of an
A mental picture of
some thing not real or present.
The likeness of any thing to
which worship is paid; an
The opinion or concept of some
thing that is held by the public.
A representation of any
thing to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a
conception; an idea.
An optically formed duplicate,
counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an
The character projected to the
public of an
interpreted by the
To represent to the
to form a likeness of by the
fancy or recollection; to imagine.
A concrete representation, as in
art, literature, or
music, that is
expressive or evocative of some
representation, or similitude of any individual, thing, or
act, sculptured, drawn,
painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight;
a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
See thought image
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This website defines a new
perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no leap of
faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in
which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation
with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality
in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human
spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on
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religious beliefs in America is considered a hate crime."
site in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce
the violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate
cartels desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel
already controls the world central banking system, mass media worldwide, the
global industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the
collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction
of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does
not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through mass media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass
media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the
family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
corrupt international elites vision of a perfect
world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the
bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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