Where we think: "Within The
Gates, The Thinker sits apart, not just because
he is still, but also because he alone thinks. As they come
to the gate
of Hell, Virgil says to Dante, 'We are come to the place where
I told thee thou shouldst see the wretched people, who have
good of intellect.'" A.E. Elson, Rodin's Thinker and
Dilemmas of Modern Public Sculpture. New Haven, CT., 1985. p.65.
said, 'In Santa Fe in New Mexico, I saw a Navajo sandpainting
at the museum there. It was a sandpainting of a Navajo hero named Monster Slayer.'
Both Keith and Aaron said 'Monster Slayer- that's so
Mr. Moore looked puzzled, 'Yes, go on-?'
'Monster Slayer is painted with a white arc like a curved
on his forehead,' Jamie continued.
'What does the arc symbolize, Jamie?' asked Mr. Moore.
'The guidebook said that it was to show he had a conscience,'
Dr. Esse laughed, 'So maybe the Navajo sandpainters know about the importance
the frontal lobe in conscience. May be.'" http://www.iupui.edu/~psycdept/child/ebook/chap4.html
never completed: "once
a particular behavior, topic of conversation, or train of thought begins,
the patient may persevere endlessly, talking about the same thing over
and over again, repeatedly doing tasks long since completed, and being
unable to shift appropriately from
one activity or topic to the next." L. Miller, Inner Natures: Brain,
Self & Personality. New York, 1990: p.45.
used to think that movement was the chief thing in sculpture and in
all I did it was what
I tried to attain." A. Rodin. In, F. Lawton, A. Rodin. London,
on, the possible role of the frontal lobe in cognitive functions focused
primarily on issues of IQ and abstraction. In most research reported
on 'intellectual' functions of IQ, alteration but not loss of general
cognitive abilities was described. Frequently the IQ scores were within
the normal range despite rather massive frontal lobe
disturbance." D.T. Stuss and D.F. Benson, "Control of Cognition and
Memory." In, E. Perecman, Editor, The Frontal Lobes Revisited.
variant of this spelling is Hokmah. "A combination of Hekat and
Maa as Hek-Maa, 'Maternal Wisdom,' may have been the origin of Hebrew
Hokmah, which also meant 'Maternal Wisdom,' the spirit appearing in
Proverbs 8 as God's cocreator. Greek translators of the Bible rendered
her name Sophia, 'Wisdom....' The Gnostic gospel On the Origin
World said it was she who gave birth to Jehovah himself, and taught him
how to create the forms of living creatures, though she alone infused them with
the power of life." B.G. Walker, The Crone. San Francisco, CA.,
1985. pp. 51-2.
wonders whether there is an etymological connection between Hekat and
goddess to whom "household garbage was sacrificed....Hekate has long been
implicated in dream interpretations. Both the magical view that considers dreams
as foretellings and the nineteenth-century mechanistic view that attributes them
to waste products of
physiological sensations (garbage) show Hekate's influence." J. Hillman, The
Dream and the Underworld. New York, 1979. p.39.
limbic loop: "The
connectivity of the frontal cortex, basal ganglia, and thalamus has
a looped structure...There are five such loops: motor, orbitofrontal,
frontal eye fields, and two
involving the dorolateral prefrontal area." G.R. Taylor, The Natural
the Mind. New York, 1979. p.200.
is the goddess of the Whole, who governs the transformation from the
elementary to the spiritual level; who desires whole men knowing life
in all its breadth, from the elementary phase to the phase of spiritual
transformation." E. Neumann, The Great Mother: An Analysis
of the Archetype. Princeton, NJ., 1955. p.331.