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OF THE SELF

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The moment of clarity

The moment of truth

Seen only from the eyes of the newborn

And remembered at the moment before death.

The spirits are in an altered state

And the hallucination humanity

Experienced in all its brilliance

And each trip is a journey into the great mystery

Of the self


- Lisa Olivas

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Welcome to the site! I'm looking forward to reading you. I sense a pyschedelic element to this piece, or perhaps more surreal? The feeling of the poem for me, is ephemeral. Thanks for sharing.

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Great piece. More please.

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Oh Thanks,
What a cool site to be able to share thoughts and work with other writers. I wrote this in highschool and I am 26 now! I am finally beginning to invest in my art and life again after years of not doing so.
Thanks for your...

Oh Thanks,
What a cool site to be able to share thoughts and work with other writers. I wrote this in highschool and I am 26 now! I am finally beginning to invest in my art and life again after years of not doing so.
Thanks for your encouragement. Now I've got to look at some of your stuff.
Cheers!
Zack

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Okay, a few words that key into the psychedelic nature of the piece like hallucination, altered state are right there, but the beginning is most interesting. The moment of clarity brings to mind the alcholocs' moment of clarity, (see Pulp...

Okay, a few words that key into the psychedelic nature of the piece like hallucination, altered state are right there, but the beginning is most interesting. The moment of clarity brings to mind the alcholocs' moment of clarity, (see Pulp Fiction) where all is made clear yada yada yada...
Self discovery often occurs during our darkest periods, say a bad trip on a microdot!! hehe... evil laugh...

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Eric,

Thanks...I intend too! This is a good site.

Lisa

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Hi Zach,

Perhaps posting to the wrong poem. OF THE SELF is my submission.

Lisa (WhisperSage)

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Hi Zach,

Perhaps posting to the wrong poem. OF THE SELF is my submission.

Lisa (WhisperSage)

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Oh now I see, I was confused a bit. Anyway, kudos Lisa, and hey Zach, stay cheesy! yeah.. cheeezy.... hehe

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When writing this I was referring to the belief that when we are born we come new into the world with all the wisdom of our past selves, and are in touch with our own divinity and light of others. As we grow older we lose that through...

When writing this I was referring to the belief that when we are born we come new into the world with all the wisdom of our past selves, and are in touch with our own divinity and light of others. As we grow older we lose that through conditioning into the culture we are born into, and then we take the next half of our lives to try to figure out who we really are, only remembering finally the moment before our death. The state of humanity is only an illusion, not the reality.

Lisa

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So we're talking the Jungian Gestalt concept at the beginning thats then hindered(?) by experience. I would love to keep exploring this conditioning concept, because the human mind is formed by the experiences we have. Conditioning might imply...

So we're talking the Jungian Gestalt concept at the beginning thats then hindered(?) by experience. I would love to keep exploring this conditioning concept, because the human mind is formed by the experiences we have. Conditioning might imply an a priori absence of free will. What do you think?

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