Re: Venus

Mark Grant (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 13:15:29 +0000

On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Lyle Burkhead wrote:

> What about memories -- how can you tell if memories of reincarnation
> are real or not?

Bigger question: how do you tell if any memory is real or not? The best
you can do is to ask someone else who was there, but if it's subjective
then you have no proof at all. 'Deja vu', for example, seems to me to be
just a memory error.

> She didn't think, feel, act, or walk like a mathematician.
> She had nothing in common with Newton. If she did, she wouldn't be
> the Jennifer I knew. She would be Juno or Athena or Diana, not Venus.

But can't we have both? I know that traditionally smart people aren't
supposed to be particularly attractive and vice-versa, but attraction
seems to be as much of a learned ability as mathematics, so I'm not sure
that we have to give up one for the other. Do the Greek god archetypes
exist because those are the kind of people we can be, or do the kind of
people we are exist because of the archetypes we believe in?


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