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#86548 11/28/02 05:40 PM
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wwh,

Well, I'm certainly no expert, but the serpent is a female symbol of fertility and healing/nurturing power in many ancient traditions (celtic also) I believe. Freud screwed the whole thing up with his paternalistic myopathy (sp?). Anyway, the serpent (chi/healing, primal lifeforce) powering up the staff (skeletal structure) weaving together the sum of the parts to release in nirvana/ecstasy/completeness....whew! I like that better than the Roman thing. But I'm sure its all related.... (you'll have to add in all my emoticons, color highlights and italics until I figure that stuff out. I've had a tutorial already, but it hasn't happened for me yet).


I'm in between putting the bird in and peeling the potatoes....



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Dear magimaria: I personally do not feel the emoticons help enough to be worth the trouble.
Freud may have figuratively been myopic. I think his principal value at this point is that he
made the shrinks think harder, if only to put him down. Simply no evidence his therapy works.
Myopathy means disease of muscles.
Did you see that news item a few months ago about a highly qualified lady chemist working
with d;methyl mercury, I think it was, and having a spill penetrate her glove and skin fast enough
that she died, apparently in spite of prompt medical attention. I wish more details had beeh given.


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Dear wwh,

well, you have jumped around here, haven't you. I can see we're not going anywhere near the celts today!

And I should know better with this group then to just throw out words carelessly (I'm a bit careless, in the end) but I think you got the gist of what I meant.

I do stand corrected, and am in here with you AWADies to learn more words, and certainly, a lot more.

And how did you seague (SP? correct me here...I know its coming) to the lady chemist's demise? I'm afraid I didn't follow that thread....

Back to the dinner preparations...time to set the table and have the cook's first mimosa.

See ya




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Dear magimaria: I sent you a PM.


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