4 definitions by Douglas William Mowbray

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a non-fancy way of talking about Carl Jung's idea of synchronicity:

Synchronicity is an explanatory principle; it explains "meaningful coincidences." His notion of synchronicity is that there is an acausal principle that links events having a similar meaning by their coincidence in time rather than sequentially. He claimed that there is a synchrony between the mind and the phenomenal world of perception.
A beetle flew into Jung's room while a patient was describing a dream about a scarab. The scarab is an Egyptian symbol of rebirth, he noted. Therefore, the propitious moment of the flying beetle indicated that the transcendental meaning of both the scarab in the dream and the insect in the room was that the patient needed to be liberated from her excessive rationalism.
by douglas william mowbray February 07, 2005
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A belief system whereby The Good Samaritan's deed has its everlasting rippling effect, but the story is never written down, never spoken of, never mentioned. Developed in 2001 as a way to speak of good deeds done without going into the details of its doneness so as to avoid elevating the doer and thus minimizing the deed.
Instead of coming home and explaining that you were just out in the rain, helping some elderly lady put a spare tire on her car so you can get a pat on the back and validation that you indeed do care, you would just say that you were involved in some happinology.
by douglas william mowbray November 12, 2004
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extremely wicked or villianous person
Poetry is truth told slant. Perhaps this indirection has helped keep poetry on the margins, but the margins is where we all exist, pushed out by power-hungry nefarians, by wars, by ignorance—we are a marginalized people, even the marginalizers (bully does as a bully is done to).
by Douglas William Mowbray October 11, 2006
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'What goes around comes around.' We all know the truth behidn this, and at least two major religions include it in their belief system as the concept of 'karma.' There's much more to it than that, but you get the idea. This word describes the situation you find yourself in when it 'comes around,' whatever your 'it' may be - in this case, it's not so good.
Today, I got a call, at work (my last sanctuary of privacy) from my ex, who got the number from my other ex. It was a karmorrible call.
by douglas william mowbray January 04, 2005
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