prima materia


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prima materia

According to alchemists this is the substance from which all other matter is composed. It was associated with philosopher’s mercury, mercury from which Earth, Air, Fire and Water have been removed.
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Create an urban winery called Prima Materia, drop a kitchen in the middle of it, then make interesting wine and serious food.
Prima Materia will be special in really exploring and maintaining food and wine history.
His summary of Prima Materia is "Like Slow Food and Wine, but on fast forward and with better design.
Designed to distill from your remains the ever-elusive prima materia, the apparatus consists of two chambers attached to one another, as if, in conversation.
It gradually accelerates toward a complete break down of matter and the coalescence, the unmistakable accumulation, of the mystery: born of itself like a universe of luminous chaos the prima materia emerges.
As the matter continues to break down, only seconds ago write is, that I, and now is, now I, the words fold on top of each other and inside themselves, the prima materia emerging with transparency, a robust essence synthesized on view: I am not me, I am not me, innocent of you.
Reenactment has roots in ritual dance, the masque, and other sacred theatrical machinery, both as a way of working through instinctual forces and of acting out what Jung calls the prima materia of emotions, conflicts, and dreams.
Neff's work is alchemical: The prima materia of landscape becomes the ultima materia of atmosphere, with movement as the via media of the transformation.
Further, Bobik proposes an analogy between the concept of prima materia and neutrinos (the electron neutrino is understood as having no electric charge, no strong force, no spatial extent, no electromagnetic force, and possibly no mass).
His main advisor, the blind seer, whom no one may meet except him, claims that prima materia, the original material, is silence.
Parry and Lord returned from the former Yugoslavia in 1935 with a "half-ton of epic" on large aluminum disks and in notebooks, an invaluable and unmatched cache of oral epic that became the basis of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature (MPCOL) at Harvard as well as the prima materia for the comparative development of the Oral Theory.