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Leonard Cohen on the Antidote to Anger and the Meaning of Resistance
Leonard Cohen on the Antidote to Anger and the Meaning of Resistance

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An Illustrated Field Guide to the Science and Wonder of the Clouds
An Illustrated Field Guide to the Science and Wonder of the Clouds

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The Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Love and the Meaning of Respect
The Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Love and the Meaning of Respect

“Care and responsibility are constituent elements of love, but without respect for and knowledge of the beloved person, love deteriorates into domination and possessiveness.”

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What Birds Dream About: The Evolution of REM and How We Practice the Possible in Our Sleep
What Birds Dream About: The Evolution of REM and How We Practice the Possible in Our Sleep

“It may be that in REM, this gloaming between waking consciousness and the unconscious, we practice the possible into the real… It may be that we evolved to dream ourselves into reality — a laboratory of consciousness that began in the bird brain.”

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Nobel-Winning Poet Joseph Brodsky on the Remedy for Existential Boredom
Nobel-Winning Poet Joseph Brodsky on the Remedy for Existential Boredom

“Try to stay passionate, leave your cool to constellations. Passion, above all, is a remedy against boredom. Another one, of course, is pain… passion’s frequent aftermath.”

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200 Years of Solitude: Great Writers, Artists, and Scientists on the Creative and Spiritual Rewards of Fertile Aloneness
200 Years of Solitude: Great Writers, Artists, and Scientists on the Creative and Spiritual Rewards of Fertile Aloneness

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Poetry as Prayer: The Great Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva on Reclaiming the Divine
Poetry as Prayer: The Great Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva on Reclaiming the Divine

“In our age, to have the courage for direct speech to God (for prayer) we must either not know what poems are, or forget.”

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Let the Last Thing Be Song
Let the Last Thing Be Song

“When I die, I want to be sung across the threshold.”

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The Sunflower and the Soul: Wendell Berry on the Collaborative Nature of the Universe and the Cure for Conflict
The Sunflower and the Soul: Wendell Berry on the Collaborative Nature of the Universe and the Cure for Conflict

“We are not the authors of ourselves. That we are not is a religious perception, but it is also a biological and a social one. Each of us has had many authors, and each of us is engaged, for better or worse, in that same authorship. We could say that the human race is a great coauthorship in which we are collaborating with God and nature in the making of ourselves and one another.”

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There Was a Shadow: A Lyrical Illustrated Celebration of the Changing Light, in the World and in the Inner World
There Was a Shadow: A Lyrical Illustrated Celebration of the Changing Light, in the World and in the Inner World

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