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The death of fugitive reality-TV contestant Ryan Jenkins, who was accused in the brutal killing of his wife Jasmine Fiore, has brought some closure, her mother said Monday in Hawaii.
"We don't have to worry about looking for him anymore or being worried that he is a threat to any other women or men," Lisa Lepore told NBC's Today show from Maui. "We still have a long process of closure."
Jenkins, a 32-year-old real estate developer and investor from Calgary apparently hanged himself in a Hope, B.C., motel on Sunday.
A meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with "cream") is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, and is transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. (The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word mimema for "something imitated".) Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures. Memeticists have not empirically proven the existence of discrete memes or their proposed mechanism, and memes (as distinct from ideas or cultural phenomena) do not form part of the consensus of mainstream social sciences.
The word was first introduced by British scientist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) to discuss evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. He gave as examples melodies, catch-phrases, and beliefs (notably religious beliefs), clothing/fashion, and the technology of building arches.
Analytical psychology (or Jungian psychology) is the school of psychology originating from the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, and then advanced by his students and other thinkers who followed in his tradition. It is distinct from Freudian psychoanalysis but also has a number of similarities. Its aim is the apprehension and integration of the deep forces and motivations underlying human behavior by the practice of an accumulative phenomenology around the significance of dreams, folklore and mythology. Depth psychology and archetypal psychology are related in that they both employ the model of the unconscious mind as the source of healing and development in the individual.
Jung's concept of the collective unconscious has often been misunderstood. In order to understand this concept, it is essential to understand Jungian archetypes.
The archetypes of the collective unconscious could be thought of as the DNA of the human psyche. Just as all humans share a common physical heritage and predisposition towards specific gross physical forms (like having two legs, a heart, etc.), so do all humans have innate psychological predispositions in the form of archetypes, which compose the collective unconscious.
In contrast to the objective material world, the subjective realm of archetypes cannot be fully plumbed through quantitative modes of research. Instead it can be revealed more fully through an examination of the symbolic communications of the human psyche — in art, dreams, religion, myth, and the themes of human relational/behavioural patterns. Devoting his life to the task of exploring and understanding the collective unconscious, Jung theorized that certain symbolic themes exist across all cultures, all epochs, and in every individual.
It grabbed attention because they bombed us with it.
Life-forms can transmit information vertically (from generation to generation) via replication of genes or horizontally through viruses and transposons. Memes can replicate vertically or horizontally within a single biological generation. They may also lie dormant for long periods of time. Memes spread by the behaviors that they generate in their hosts. Imitation counts as an important characteristic in the propagation of memes. Imitation often involves the copying of an observed behaviour of another individual, but memes may transmit from one individual to another through a copy recorded in an inanimate source, such as a book or a musical score. Researchers have observed memetic copying in just a few species on Earth, including hominids, dolphins and birds (which learn how to sing by imitating their parents or neighbors).
Some commentators have likened the transmission of memes to the spread of contagions. Social contagions such as fads, hysterias and copycat suicides exemplify memes seen as the contagious imitation of ideas. Observers distinguish the contagious imitation of memes from instinctively contagious phenomenon such as yawning and laughing, which they consider innate (rather than socially learned) behaviors.
Aaron Lynch described seven general patterns of meme transmission, or "thought contagion":
Sex and violence", and "dream-come-true nightmare". Those are the memes, IMNSHO.
"The Legend of Qu'appelle Valley" is a poem written by E. Pauline Johnson that tells the tale of a young Indian who, upon returning from a hunting trip, hears a voice. He replies: "Qu'appelle", or "who calls", but receives no answer, save his echo. When he does return, he discovers that the young women he was to marry died suddenly and with her dying breath cried out his name. And thus, the Qu'appelle Valley received its name. Although fictional, this story is based upon the unusual phenomenon reported by Metis trader Daniel Harmon, in which the Indigenous people of the area, whenever they heard (or thought they heard) a voice would reply: "Kâ-têpwêt?", "who calls?", or "qui appelle?", "Who Calls" in Cree, English, and French.
The Death of Hope
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The Death of Hope
Author Jude Watson
Cover Artist Cliff Nielsen
Series Jedi Apprentice
Galactic Year 40 BBY
Subject(s) Star Wars
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Released 1 October 2001
Media Type Paperback
Size and Weight 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
ISBN ISBN 0-439-13934-1
Preceded by The Ties That Bind
Followed by The Call to Vengeance
The Death of Hope by Jude Watson is the fifteenth in a series of young reader novels called Jedi Apprentice. The series explores the adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Everything is a confusion in the New Apsolon mission. The Jedi Knight Tahl, partner of Qui-Gon Jinn, has been trapped. The Jedi Master soon forgets his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and goes after his beloved Tahl. No one can be trusted and Tahl is dying.
When Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon discover Tahl, she is severely maimed. After returning to the capital, Tahl perishes, which sends Qui-Gon over the edge. Qui-Gon now begins his call to vengeance, which is targeted at the leader of the rogue faction that caused the entire catastrophe.
Originally posted by whiteraven
reply to post by Aeons
Pretty gruesome task for a sissy reality TV star don't yea think or am I underestimating this guy?
Also...stealthy move up to Canada after calling the police concerning your missing wife??
YEP it is stinnnky.