TV listing for March 6, 2009:
Family Channel, 7:30 PM --
"Harry Potter and
the Sorcerer's Stone"
In other entertainment news--
Scheduled to open May 15, 2009: "Only gradually did I discover
what the mandala really is:
Eternal Mind's eternal recreation'"
(Faust, Part Two)
-- Carl Gustav Jung
"For just about half a century, E.J. Holmyard's concisely-titled
Alchemy has served as a literate, well-informed, and charming introduction to the history and literature of Western
alchemy." --Ian Myles Slater
The diamond may be seen
The four elements figure
in the thought of
St. Thomas Aquinas and other
writers as well as in
the work of the alchemists:
One or Two Ideas
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:|
The dean returned to the hearth and began to stroke his chin.
--When may we expect to have
something from you on the esthetic question? he asked.
--From me! said Stephen in astonishment. I stumble on
an idea once a fortnight if I am lucky.
--These questions are very profound, Mr Dedalus, said the dean. It is
like looking down from the cliffs of Moher into the depths. Many go down into the depths and never come up. Only the trained
diver can go down into those depths and explore them and come to the surface again.
--If you mean speculation,
sir, said Stephen, I also am sure that there is no such thing as free thinking inasmuch as all thinking must be bound by its
--For my purpose I can work on at present by the light of one or two ideas of Aristotle
--I see. I quite see your point.
| This page was created on March 7, 2009, the dies natalis (in the birth-into-heaven
sense) of St. Thomas Aquinas and, for those who believe that worthy pre-Christians also enter heaven, possibly of Aristotle.|
Pope Benedict XVI explained the dies natalis concept on Dec. 26, 2006:
"For believers the day of death, and even more the day of martyrdom, is not the end of all; rather, it is
the 'transit' towards immortal life. It is the day of definitive birth, in Latin, dies natalis."
The Pope's remarks on that date were in St. Peter's Square-- a site that plays a prominent role in Angels