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Medieval Meditate Meditation Meditrina Medium Medulla
Medullated


~ MEDIEVAL  id+ | MIDDLE AGES |
            implies DECLINE  DECADENCE  DEGENERATION  DECAY
     hx> lit+ some proposed we are returning to a
         new type of MIDDLE AGE or MEDIEVAL DECADENCE
     as given in "Il Medio Evo prossimo ventur"
     by Roberto VACCA [#] analyzed by Umberto ECO [#]
     in [94] pp 488 are given parallels summarized next
     lit+ {the symptoms of modern decadence are
          similar to those that afflicted Rome when it
     " ADOPTED ORIENTAL IMMIGRANTS AND RELIGIONS
     TOYING WITH MAGIC ...              sug> VOODOO
     NEW MODES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ...   sug> GAY
     ABSORBED NEW RACIAL GROUPS ...     sug> ETHNIC
     {when it} DILUTED                  sug> DILUTION
     DIFFERENCES BETWEEN                sug> POPULAR
     SOCIAL ROLES ...                   sug> ORDINARY
     {when} THE GOVERNMENT              sug> ELITE
     WORSHIPPED THE CLASSICAL GODS      sug> BUSINESS
     {and} THE SOLDIERS                 sug> TROOP
     {worshipped} MITHRAS               sug> CONSERVATIVE
     {and the slaves} JESUS CHRIST ... "
     note ... perhaps MODERN BARBARIANS are akin to
                      MASSIVE MIGRATIONS FROM THE
     "THIRD WORLD"
     perhaps MIDDLE CLASS MAY APPEAR TO
             IMPERSONATE TRADITIONS WHEN IN FACT
     THEIR CULTURE IS CORRODED as shown by the
     EMBLEMS OF MIDDLE CLASS TEENS FAVORING
     SLOPPY HAIR
     SWEAT SHIRTS
     ADOPTION OF RAP MUSIC
     USE OF SLANG
     HOODLUM BEHAVIOR and tendencies toward
     DESTRUCTIVE VIOLENCE
     note that ROMAN CITIES WERE "SAFE" in contrast to
               BEDLAM in MEDIEVAL CITIES
     THE "MEDIEVALIZATION" OF MODERN CITIES
     IS EVIDENT IN RAMPANT VANDALISM
     MINORITIES UNWILLING TO BE INTEGRATED
     CLANS OR GANG CLAIMING NEIGHBORHOODS
     akin to MODERN "MEDIEVALISM"
     " MAN USED TO WANDER IN THE WOODS AT NIGHT
       SEEING THEM POPULATED BY EVIL SPIRITS ... "
     A CONDITION FOUND TODAY ...
     ONLY THE RECKLESS SET FOOT
     IN A CENTRAL PARK AFTER DARK
     NOMADISM HAS RETURNED AND
     IS POLITELY KNOWN AS
     "THE MOBILE SOCIETY"
     MODERN TOURISTS STIR MEMORIES OF BARBARIC CRUSADERS
     MYSTIC BANDS AND LUNATICS
     POPULATE OUR STREETS
     POLITICIANS FROM COMMUNISTS TO
     RELIGIOUS RADICALS
     UTTER NEW MONASTIC CALLS
     TO EMBRACE NEW CAUSES AND "TO SERVE THE PEOPLE"
     MANY SEARCH FOR NEW SACRED TEXTS AND RELIGIONS
     from CHE GUEVARA  MAO to DEVIL WORSHIPERS
     INFLAMED YOUTH NEGATE A COMMON DISCOURSE
     MODERN UNIVERSITIES ARE LIKE FORMER MONASTERIES
     INTELLECTS ARE ISOLATED  LOST  DEVALUED
     WALLED AWAY FROM THE INCREASINGLY BARBARIAN HORDES
     ART HAS DESCENDED TOWARD A BRICOLAGE
     THE CATHEDRAL IS REPLACED BY ADVERTISING POSTERS or
     THE TELEVISION or THE COMIC STRIP
     THERE IS A TOTAL LACK OF DISTINCTION BETWEEN
     "  ESTHETIC AND MECHANICAL OBJECTS ...  sug> ARTIST
        CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ARTISTRY ...       sug> ARTISAN
        BETWEEN A LUCKY FIND AND             sug> ARTIFACT
            A WORK OF ART ... "              sug> ARTISTIC
~ MEDITATE  id+ | TO ATTEND or PAY ATTENTION or
                  TO THINK  REFLECT  PONDER |
       implies " NOTE MENTALLY " from
       lat MEDITARE
       id+ | FORMULATE NOTIONS or IDEAS |
       id+ | REFLECTION IS DONE " IN THE MIDDLE " | or
              id+ | NOTE IN THE BRAIN  "MEDULLA" |
~ MEDITATION  id+ | THOUGHT |
~ MEDITRINA   myth> ROMAN GODDESS OF MEDICINE
~ MEDIUM      id+ | IN BETWEEN or MIDDLE | also
              id+ | MEAN MEDIOCRE AVERAGE or NORMAL |
       ply>  | THE NORM or NORMAL is MEDIOCRITY |
       biol> | CULTURE MEDIA is used to CULTIVATE
               KNOWLEDGE  ORGANISMS  CELLS BACTERIA |
               cont> see> MIDST
~ MEDULLA  or MARROW
~ MEDULLATED  med> implies MYELINATED
              id+ | BONE MARROW or MEDULLA |
              id+ | MOST INTERIOR |
  lat MEDIUS = MIDDLE or INTERNAL
  med> CENTRAL CAVITY OF LONG BONES
  med> ADRENAL MEDULLA
  med> MEDULLA OSSEA
  med> MEDULLA NEPHRICA or RENAL MEDULLA
  med> LYMPH NODE MEDULLA
  med> MEDULLA OBLONGATA or BULB OR BULBUS or
       BRAIN STEM or MYELENCEPHALON
  med> MEDULLA SPINALIS or SPINAL CORD or
       EXTENSION OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
  WITHIN THE VERTEBRAL MEDULLA or CAVITY or CANAL
  see> MEDIUM
  see> PEND   see> PENSION  see> PENSIVE
  see> THINK  see> THOUGHT  see> MIND
        

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