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  • n. The principle whereby the superabundance of one force inevitably produces its opposite, as with physical equilibrium.

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  • adoption of beliefs opposite to those previously held

    March 21, 2011

  • fata-morgana

    July 29, 2009

  • greek roots....it is the
    description of the highest point of the arc
    of a pendulim's swing, and the
    slight pause there. before it swings back to the opposite direction... great metaphor for the human condition.

    July 29, 2009

  • A Jungian concept, apparently. (I had a nice citation, but it turned out to misspell the word in question.)

    October 23, 2008

  • The urge to take the road less travelled?

    September 1, 2008

  • Oho! So do I.

    September 1, 2008

  • The changing of something into its opposite. I love this concept very much.

    May 12, 2008