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Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.

No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.

—Vladimir Nabokov (via tzarvedm)

Voilà l’homme tout entier, s’en prenant à sa chaussure alors que c’est son pied le coupable.”

- Samuel Beckett

rudygodinez:

Rudolf Steiner, Second Goetheanum, (1928)

Steiner’s Second Goetheanum is the largest building in the German expressionist architectural movement to be constructed. The revolutionary use of poured concrete greatly influenced later modernist architects, most notably, Le Corbusier.

Steiner’s architecture is characterized by a liberation from traditional architectural constraints, especially through the departure from the right-angle as a basis for the building plan. For the first Goetheanum he achieved this in wood by employing boat builders to construct its rounded forms; for the second Goetheanum he used concrete to achieve sculptural shapes on a grand architectural scale. In both buildings, Steiner sought to create forms that were spiritually expressive and claimed that he derived sculptural forms from the spiritual world, rather than by imitating the forms of the physical world or through abstract architectural theorizing.

thefabulousmomo:

Hilma af Klimt, Untitled #1 (swedish artist).
The artist believed her paintings to be séances and she claim to paint directly through her spirit. She experimented automatic drawing and conceptualized spiritual experiences through geometrical forms.

thefabulousmomo:

Hilma af Klimt, Untitled #1 (swedish artist).

The artist believed her paintings to be séances and she claim to paint directly through her spirit. She experimented automatic drawing and conceptualized spiritual experiences through geometrical forms.

(Source: momo-de-avis)

theallseeingcat:

Paul Laffoley - The lovechild of Buckminster Fuller and Ken Wilber, who got into Robert Anton Wilson’s acid stash one night while reading ancient Qabalistic texts and decided to illuminate the world through complex visual maps of the infinite.

  1. Alchemy: The Telenomic Process Of The Universe
  2. The Thanaton III
  3. The Five Principles Of Geezer Art
  4. The Solitron
  5. Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
  6. Mind-Body Alpha: The Centroid Of The Universe
  7. דעת
  8. Magical Man
  9. On Becoming A Shadow
  10. The Parturient Blessed Morality Of Physiological Dimensionality: Aleph-Null Number

"While often being called transdisciplinary, theonomous reasoning is actually a first step back to ancient wisdom in which methodological sensation [or what we now know as science] has completely merged with methodological revelation [or totally known mystical knowledge in which every aspect of the occult has been overcome]. A true tradition has no occult or hidden phases left in its process. The creators and the audience are in perfect harmony."

~ Paul Laffoley