The world of Eclectic Medicine and of Emerson reinventing Thomas Taylor to inspire Americans had come to an end, although it would see rebirths in places like the Philosophical Research Society and movements like the New Age of the 1980s.
Merton “named himself not only the author of ‘many books of prose and poetry’ but also an artist, and though living ‘as a hermit, solitary in the forest in contact with groups of poets radicals, pacifists, hippies, artists, etc. in all parts of the world.’ ”
Is the ubiquity of camera phones having a ruinous effect on photography? Throughout the ages, new technologies are always said to be the ruin of something. The best camera is the one you have with you.
Agriculture started about ten thousand years ago. That's a long time for observations to accumulate and techniques to develop. It might be claimed that a healthy agriculture is the basis of a healthy culture and healthy culture implies a healthy agriculture.
Money is magic, a highly symbolic artifact woven together by the massive intentions of the collective human psyche. It is a signifier of stored energy, as much as a battery or a gas tank, an ability to do work, to do magic, to make things happen.