Play, Myth, Ritual

The great archetypal activities of human society are all permeated with play from the start. Take language, for instance that first and supreme instrument which man shapes in order to communicate, to teach, to command. Language allows him to distinguish, to establish, to state things; in short, to name them and by naming them to […]

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Ego as Art

76. (THEORY OF EDUCATION). Faith—absolute acceptance of an activityawakening principle (object), is to be expected from the child (subject). PHILOSOPHY. The beginning of the ego is merely ideal.—If it had to begin, then ithad to begin in this manner. The beginning is already a later concept. The beginningoriginates later than the ego, thus the ego […]

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"Inventors"

Whoever has traced the history of an individual science finds a clue in its development for understanding the most ancient and common processes of all “knowledge and cognition.” There as here it is the rash hypotheses, the fictions, the good dumb will to “believe,” the lack of mistrust and patience that are developed first; our […]

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Nature is Imagination

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. -blake

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Imagination and Education

For if mans mind is really his imagination. If everything from mans mind is a product of his imagination then everything is imaginary and nothing is real. However, it must be conceded that mans imagination is real. That the imaginings of his mind are apart of what is real and therefore we must conclude that […]

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