Mothers & Mothering

“Thoughts Inspired by John Donne”

"I am a little world made cunningly  Of elements and an angelic sprite." - John Donne, "Holy Sonnets" The “angelic sprite” our Soul, our Jen, our Matrophilia.
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“The Japanese Mother and the Law of Harmonious Flow”

Richard Storry writes of the “devoted attention given, throughout its waking hours, to the Japanese child by the mother,” noting that “the conscious and unconscious Japanese memory of childhood in Arcadia depends surely on the constant proximity, concern, and availability of the mother.”
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“Stagefright and the Mother’s Song”

So-called stagefright is audience fear. And, basically, the audience is always your mother. So it is to them as her that you sing.
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Video: How Matrophilial Is It?

All that matters in a work of art, if it is really to help us, is how how matrophilial it is: how much does it bring us closer to our mother's love?
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“This Rock”

This rock has come from the magma which gave it birth into our earthly world.
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“The Euripidean Challenge”

Aristotle taught that the essence of tragedy is hamartia – the tearing apart of the fabric of one's existence.
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“Jubilation: The Mother’s True Lullaby”

When we sing a melody using just pure vowels instead of the given words, our Life Energy, and that of any listener, is greatly enhanced. For then the experience becomes metaverbal.
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“The Matrotrophic Photographer”

From the Greek tropos, a turning, is derived our tropism, a turning movement of an organism. So phototropism is an organism, especially a plant or a tree, turning towards the light. And as a photographer, I turn to the light: always aware of it, always relating to it.
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“Mencius: His Philosophy Inspired by His Mother?”

It would well seem that Mencius was perhaps the most inspired – and so inspiring – of all philosophers. His basic belief was that our inherent natures are naturally loving just as it is the inherent nature of water to run downward.
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Audio Lecture: Three Thoughts About Mother Love

Dr. Diamond offers three insights on this central topic, one involving birthdays and the other two case histories in which he was able to help the patient’s relationship with their mother.
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