Entelechy patch

Entelechy patch

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A spell for achieving your full potential (full definition of “entelechy” below, for all my nerds in the house). A grizzly bear opens its mouth to swallow the moon. Deer jawbones and oak leaves provide stability; spectral light streams down from above.

This patch will come plain, but you can choose to embroider it to make the hidden word (and streaming light) plain–or leave it mysteriously opaque.

Entelechy definition, from Britannica:
“Entelechy, (from Greek entelecheia), in philosophy, that which realizes or makes actual what is otherwise merely potential. The concept is intimately connected with Aristotle’s distinction between matter and form, or the potential and the actual. He analyzed each thing into the stuff or elements of which it is composed and the form which makes it what it is (see hylomorphism). The mere stuff or matter is not yet the real thing; it needs a certain form or essence or function to complete it. Matter and form, however, are never separated; they can only be distinguished. Thus, in the case of a living organism, for example, the sheer matter of the organism (viewed only as a synthesis of inorganic substances) can be distinguished from a certain form or function or inner activity, without which it would not be a living organism at all; and this “soul” or “vital function” is what Aristotle in his De anima (On the Soul ) called the entelechy (or first entelechy) of the living organism. Similarly, rational activity is what makes a man to be a man and distinguishes him from a brute animal.”

Screenprinted on cotton with raw edges. Patch is about 10×12″, image about 8×10″. Heat set and washable.

May be folded if shipping without additional items.