Prudence and will for Good as an indispensable coherence component of Family and the State – Homer

In this post we present and analyze an excerpt from Homer’s Iliad. Continue reading “Prudence and will for Good as an indispensable coherence component of Family and the State – Homer”

A Noetic Life

by Fr. Stephen Freeman  

Eskimos really do have over 50 words for snow. In total, there are around 180 words for snow and ice. There is “aqilokoq” for “softly falling snow” and “piegnartoq” for “the snow [that is] good for driving a sled.” There is also “utuqaq,” which means, “ice that lasts year after year” and “siguliaksraq,” the patchwork layer of crystals that forms as the sea begins to freeze; and “auniq,” ice that is filled with holes, like Swiss cheese. The reason, of course, is simple. If the information about snow and ice are a matter of survival, human beings develop a vocabulary sufficient to cover their need. They also develop a keen eye for snow and ice. They do not see better or different than anyone else, but they pay attention to certain things that others would ignore. Continue reading “A Noetic Life”

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