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  1. #1 Pandora's Box and the sense of insight. 
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    I thought of this because someone from a different forum just came on board and used this as an Avatar. I am not that much into art, but John Waterhouse's paintings do sort of inftuate me. It is a painting of his idea of Pandora opening a box. To me it represents opening the mind to new ideas. I find a scintillating sensual image here - and it reminds me on this particular forum about the idea of senses beyond the 5. The sense of insight.



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    The sense of insght maybe arises from the right brain hemisphere, and connects itself as a muse to the left.

    To maybe be interpreted in words...

    The mind of the enlightened is clear and bright
    as it thinks all day and introspects all night
    Letting the old thoughts go for the new ones to come
    The asleep cannot go where the awakened have gone


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    inftuate

    I do not know what that word means?
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    Infatuate. Basicly to be intrigued by. Sorry, they don't have a spell checker here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    inftuate

    I do not know what that word means?
    It has been proven that most normal people can read sentences full of spelling mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
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    inftuate

    I do not know what that word means?
    It has been proven that most normal people can read sentences full of spelling mistakes.
    I know but it could have been infuriate.
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    Someone should create an app for that! a May to normal speak translator!
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    I suppose it could have been, but I did mean infatuate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
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    inftuate

    I do not know what that word means?
    It has been proven that most normal people can read sentences full of spelling mistakes.
    I know but it could have been infuriate.
    In the context of her post "infuriate" would not have made sense. That is how we can read through spelling mistakes, you analyse context as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
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    inftuate

    I do not know what that word means?
    It has been proven that most normal people can read sentences full of spelling mistakes.

    I know but it could have been infuriate.
    In the context of her post "infuriate" would not have made sense. That is how we can read through spelling mistakes, you analyse context as well.
    That did occur to me too. Let me clarify then. I like John Waterhouses art, and it in no way infuriates me. I would have thought my like for his art would imply infatuation, not anger or hatred (even with a mistype).
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    The story of Pandora's Box confuses me.

    All evil in the world was sealed away in the Box, along with hope. But when Pandora the Explorer opened the Box, she released all of this evil unto the world EXCEPT for hope, which was kept sealed in the box.

    So... why do we have hope, then, if it's sealed away unlike all the evil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    The story of Pandora's Box confuses me.

    All evil in the world was sealed away in the Box, along with hope. But when Pandora the Explorer opened the Box, she released all of this evil unto the world EXCEPT for hope, which was kept sealed in the box.

    So... why do we have hope, then, if it's sealed away unlike all the evil?
    Are we all Pandora? Do we all still have access to Hope? But evil is out of our control????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    The story of Pandora's Box confuses me.

    All evil in the world was sealed away in the Box, along with hope. But when Pandora the Explorer opened the Box, she released all of this evil unto the world EXCEPT for hope, which was kept sealed in the box.

    So... why do we have hope, then, if it's sealed away unlike all the evil?
    It confuses me too.
    It makes me think Hope must have some evil properties or it would not have been in the box to start with.
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    There is quite a bit of discussion about it on the web. Edit: and apparently also in antiquity

    Pandora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apparently for starters "elpis/hope" is ambivalent " and normally means hope for what is good but possibly expectation of evil :

    quote" Statistical analysis demonstrates that the latter sense appears five times more than the former in all of ancient Greek literature".
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    from the same link:
    Hope is the only good god remaining among mankind;
    the others have left and gone to Olympus.
    Trust, a mighty god has gone, Restraint has gone from men,
    and the Graces, my friend, have abandoned the earth.
    Men's judicial oaths are no longer to be trusted, nor does anyone
    revere the immortal gods; the race of pious men has perished and
    men no longer recognize the rules of conduct or acts of piety.
    Sounds a bit like the Forum!
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    In the context of her post "infuriate" would not have made sense. That is how we can read through spelling mistakes, you analyse context as well.
    Just pulling her chain so don't get all uppity about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    In the context of her post "infuriate" would not have made sense. That is how we can read through spelling mistakes, you analyse context as well.
    Just pulling her chain so don't get all uppity about it.


    I know, just like I'm pulling yours. I do like a sense of friendliness on the forums. There is too much devastation, character assassination or whatever they call it, and I was hoping May would feel at home a bit more and fit in rather than feeling as if she is making a statement from her deathbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    The story of Pandora's Box confuses me.

    All evil in the world was sealed away in the Box, along with hope. But when Pandora the Explorer opened the Box, she released all of this evil unto the world EXCEPT for hope, which was kept sealed in the box.

    So... why do we have hope, then, if it's sealed away unlike all the evil?
    On the surface it seems to say that opening your mind and thinking for yourself (especially if you are a female human) is evil, and hope is hidden from you - what would I want to hope for, though? To me I see it as just the opposite, and I really see no value in the function of hope. If I follow my explorations of my mind and my imaginations and my intuitions that is something I think of as integration of the logic and the intuitive - but why would I want to hope for anything when the chances are what will come to me now will be because of how I have thougt in the past, and what will come to me will be beacuse of how I think now?

    The story seems very similar to the Garden of Eden where all mankind is considered evil if they think for themselve, and it is blamed on the female there as well.
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    if you are a female human) is evil, and hope is hidden from you - what would I want to hope for, though?
    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    Albert Einstein



    Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
    Joseph Addison



    Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
    Emily Dickinson



    “Although the world is full of suffering, it's full also of the overcoming it.”
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