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Narcist Narcissism Narcissus Narcotic Narco Narcolepsy Narcose
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ NARCIST     or
~ NARCISSISM  med>  TERM denoting a rather
                    COMMON PERSONALITY DISORDER
              id+ | AN EXCESS of SELF LOVE or
                    SELF ESTEEM or SELFISHNESS |
             lit+ "... NOT KNOWING WHAT HE SEES
                   HE ADORES THE SIGHT
             THAT FALSE FACE FOOLS AND
             FUELS HIS DELIGHT"
             from "Metamorphoses" by OVID [13]
~ NARCISSUS  gr NARKISOS = FLOWER
             id+ | THE FLOWER REPRESENTS
     A METAMORPHOSED CORPSE       sug> CORPS
     OF NARCISSUS and is linked   see> CORPORATION
     WITH IDEAS OF DEATH |         see> CEMETERY
     biol> extracts from          sug> ESSENCE
           NARCISSUS are          see> ASPHODELUS
           NARCOTIC               sug> ATARAXIA
     ukr   NARCOMAN = DRUG ADDICT
     note link of NARCISSUS with  sug> DAFFODIL
          and                     see> AMARYLLIS
          or                      see> SNOW DROP
          and                     see> ASPHODEL
          which implies           see> CEMETERY
     the above are grouped with the
     LILLIEACEA FAMILY
     med>  the extract NARCISSINE was used as an
           EMETIC
     hx>   one NARCISSUS was a
           FREEDMAN SECRETARY of Emperor CLAUDIUS [#]
           WHO ACCUMULATED IMMENSE WEALTH
     NOT WITHOUT ENGAGING IN NUMEROUS BLOODY CRIMES
     another NARCISSUS was an ATHLETE
     who was PERHAPS SOMEWHAT STUPID    sug> STUPOR
     HE HAD GREAT INFLUENCE upon Emperor COMMODUS [#]
     BUT STRANGLED HIM FOR SOME MONEY
     FOR WHICH HE WAS PUNISHED by Emperor SEVERUS [#]
     WHO ORDERED HIM TO BE EXPOSED TO LIONS
     myth> many discrepant versions exist
           about NARCISSUS but all include his
     METAMORPHOSIS into a FLOWER of this name
     representing PERISHABLENESS AND DEATH
     these FLOWERS GROW IN THE UNDERWORLD
     AND ARE SACRED TO HADES
     ukr ZHADA = NOSTALGIA  REMEMBRANCE     see> HADES
     NARCISSUS WAS THE SON OF
     THE RIVER GOD CEPHISUS  but more often it is said
     his parents were KEPHISSOS & LIRIOPE
     in PAUSANIAS IX it is written that
     NARCISSUS HAD A TWIN SISTER
     WHOM HE LOVED SO MUCH
     THAT AFTER HER DEATH
     SEEING HIS OWN REFLECTION IN A POOL
     HE IMAGINED THAT IT WAS THAT OF HIS SISTER
     NARCISSUS COULD NOT PART FROM SEEING HER
     AND PERISHED BY BEING FIXATED ON THIS SPOT
     note A MORE POPULAR VERSION stating that
     NARCISSUS or NARKISOS
     WAS LOVED BY ECHO WHO WAS
     A NYMPH WHOSE SPEECH WAS LIMITED
     TO REPEATING WHAT OTHERS SAID
     NARKISOS REJECTED HER ADVANCES AND
     THE DEJECTED ECHO
     GRIEVED AND PINED AWAY
     UNTIL ONLY HER VOICE WAS LEFT
     NEMESIS PUNISHED THE VAIN AND IDLE NARCISSUS
     FOR IGNORING ECHO
     WITH THE FATE THAT NARCISSUS HAD TO
     GAZE UPON THE REFLECTION OF HIS OWN FACE AND
     NEMESIS HAD HIM " PINE AWAY " UNTIL HE
     ENTERED INTO A STUPOR            see> STUPID
     AND METAMORPHOSED HIS CORPSE     sug> CADAVER
     into a FLOWER known as NARCISSUS
     eng PINE = ARCHAIC TERM for
                TORMENT LEADING TO
                FADE  WASTE  DROOP or
                TO LOSE FLESH  or
                TO LOSE DESIRE  LUST  etc
     alt NARCISSUS SENT A SWORD TO HIS LOVER
         AMEINIUS WHO KILLED HIMSELF WITH IT
     LATER NARCISSUS REPENTED AND KILLED HIMSELF
     FROM HIS BLOOD SPRANG THE FLOWER NARCISSUS
     lit+ "SO BLIND TIRESIAS GAVE
           TO ALL WHO CAME           sug> ORACLE
     FAULTLESS AND SURE REPLY ...    sug> PROPHET
     TO TEST HIS TRUTH ...
     THE FIRST WHO TRIED WAS         sug> SEER
     WAVE BLUE WATER NYMPH LIRIOPE ...
     SHE BORE A FINE INFANT BOY
     FROM BIRTH ADORABLE AND NAMED HER SON
     NARCISSUS AND OF HIM SHE ASKED THE SEER
     WOULD HE LONG YEARS AND RIPE OLD AGE ENJOY
     WHO ANSWERED
     " IF HE SHALL HIMSELF NOT KNOW "
     FOR LONG HIS WORDS SEEMED VAIN
     WHAT THEY CONCEALED
     THE LAD'S STRANGE DEATH AND
     STRANGER LOVE REVEALED ... "
     OVID [#] in Metamorphoses [13] iii 326
     also in [6] OVID [#] continues
     Echo cursed Narcissus
     " NEMESIS HEARD HER
     GODDESS OF VENGEANCE ...
     THERE WAS A POOL
     SILVER WITH SHINING WATER ...
     HERE NARCISSUS ...
     CAME TO REST ...
     TO QUENCH HIS THIRST ...
     AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THAT UNBODIED HOPE ...
     THE VISION IS ONLY SHADOW
     ONLY REFLECTION ...
     I KNOW MY IMAGE NOW ...
     AND EVEN IN HELL HE FOUND A POOL TO GAZE IN
     WATCHING HIS IMAGE IN THE STYGIAN WATER ... "
          cont> in addenda
          see> ~& NARCISSUS
~ NARCO~  prefix for STUPOR INDUCING AGENTS
^u        gr  NARKE    = NUMB or
                         TORPOR as in
                         STUPOR
          eng NARCOTIC   MORON
                         MOROSE       see> SLEEP
~ NARCOLEPSY   PAROXYSMAL SLEEP       sug> LETHARGY
               med> gr     LEPSIS = TAKING HOLD
                        EPILEPSY    SEIZURES
     SEIZE  WREST  TWIST  CONVULSE
     UNCONTROLLABLE ATTACKS OF SLEEP   sug> SLUMBER
     ASSOCIATED  WITH HALLUCINATIONS
                 CATAPLEXY or PARALYSIS
~ NARCOSE   med> ANESTHESIA
            id+ | NUMB as in         sug> DUMB
                 TORPOR  TORPITUDE|
~ NARCOTIC  id+  AGENT CAPABALE OF ALTERING SENSES
                from WORDS MUSIC FLOWERS to DRUGS
            gr  NARKO   = to NUMB      sug> DUMB
                          TORPID       sug> APATHY
                NARKE     STUPOR       sug> STUPID
            ukr NARKOSA   ANESTHETIC   sug> ESTHETIC
  SUBSTANCE THAT DEADENS as            sug> THANATOS
  TO " PUT TO SLEEP "                  sug> DIM WIT
  id+ WORDS my be NARCOTIC             sug> EUPHEMISM
      such terms seek to               sug> COVER
  OBSCURE or DIM VISTAS or VIEWS and   sug> PERVERT
  block ideas as in IDIOT or DIMWIT
  id+ NARCOTICS MAKE MIND AND BODY DULLER
  med> NARCOTICS INCLUDE NATURAL AGENTS LIKE
       MORPHINE  ALCOHOL  AGAVE  see> PULQUE
  note how DRUG ADDICTION represents
       A PERVERSION OF HUMAN HEALTH   sug> PERVERSE
  note that NEW WORDS ALIKE TO NARCOTICS
       CAN OBSCURE CLARITY OF MIND
  hx>  MARXISM HOLDS THAT RELIGION IS
       THE "OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE" AND
  PROPOSES THAT THE PROLETARIAT IS   sug> PROLIFERATE
  THE "ALIENATED VICTIM"
  see> MARX MARXISM  USSR  VICTIM
  perhaps a consequence of
  "BLAMING SOCIETY and NOT INDIVIDUALS" is
  one reason for the spread by
  "SOCIAL WORK" and "HEALTH CARE" PROFESSIONALS
  of SUBSTITUTE WORD IDEAS
  many of which are not even found in dictionaries
  "RE CREATIONAL" DRUGS for NARCOTICS
  FAMILY PLANNING           ANTICONCEPTIVES
  ABORTION                  TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY
  PREGNANT CHILD            YOUNG MOTHER
  VANDALISM                 PROTEST
  HOMOSEXUAL                GAY
  LAZY                      UNMOTIVATED
  WILD                      HYPERACTIVE
  IGNORANT                  NEGLECTED
  AGGRESSIVE                IMPULSIVE
  CRIMINAL                  CONFRONTATIONAL
  note that some trace the above to ideas as
       reflecting ideas emanating from the
  FRENCH REVOLUTION and PROPAGATED by
  "SOCIALISTS" including MARXISTS and COMMUNISTS
  upholding the DOGMA THAT ALL HUMANS
  ARE INHERENTLY "GOOD" UNTIL SOCIETY FAILS THEM
  a corollary is a trend to
  " MEDICALIZE "  HUMAN FLAWS and therefore to
  diminish INDIVIDUAL DIGNITY RESPONSIBILITY
  thus INDIVIDUALITY
  note how in the USSR  BOLSHEVIKS TREATED
       SOCIAL DISSENT AS EVIDENCE OF MENTAL INSANITY
  see> MARX  MORPHINE  
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