7Inspirations: 18 of April Year of Our Lord 2021
7 THINGS, NO SPAM NOT EVER
HEY This is 7Inspirations and my name is Paul LeCrone. In this newsletter you’ll find 7 things that I thought were interesting, thought provoking, or delicious. Why 7? because 7 8 9.
Listeners of The Penguin Latte Podcast know how much I love Radiohead.
This 12 minute video essay wonderfully describes the beauty of the most haunting track that Thom Yorke and crew ever recorded.
I’m still reading it. Here’s the biggest takeaways I’ve got so far:
The symbol of Christ, or the idea of Christ, was inevitable. Whether you like it or not, Christianity was going to happen. And not because people were stupid, but because people needed something as necessary as oxygen.
The idea of Christ had been (and these are Jung’s words now), or the ideas underlying the idea of Christ had been lurking in the unconscious long before biblical times. The alchemical symbol of the fish/Christ represents Christ as the archetype of the self fished out of the sea (which always appears in dreams and mythology as water/sea/ocean/lake).
Christ is a symbol of the self, and this symbol has a magnetic attraction which attracts those behaviors locked within us considered divine. Religious ideas such as this, if taken away (see: Marxist utopias), remove mankind from the potential to transcend their limitations. Or, at the very least, replace very real and very ancient paths to spiritual hygiene with something hollow, and thus something void of any meaning.
Do I agree Jung’s central ideas?
Yes. Of course. I’d be an idiot not to.
These are the greatest cooking tutorials of all time.
‘Cooking is hard, and it’s never fun. And that’s why they call it cooking’
Podcast (+ another quote)
There’s always another dimension to growth. The score, the dollars in our bank account, a lot of that takes care of itself if we can bring that presence to everything we do.
I didn’t listen to any podcasts this week except my own. Shoot me.
Good Fucking Food
Had like 9 of them this week, blended up into protein smoothies + JOCKO MOLK VANILLA PROTEIN.
Not much else’s happening in this section. So here’s how to say delicious in Japanese!
I was going to share a beautiful sunset or some dumb thing like that, but instead
LOOK AT THIS THING that I found after Googling Minions for the Food section
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