The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 40) – Salsa Rosa, Hormones & Hermeticism

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

Salsa Rosa

Last week we discussed the Cuplé which is a Spanish musical style, light and popular, which could sometimes be risqué and spicy by the standards of the time. This week we turn to Salsa romantical or colloquially known as Salsa Rosa (Salsa Rose). Salsa Rosa is also referred to as this:

Pink Sauce

Today we look at the colloquial meaning of Salsa Rosa with respect to the style of Salsa music. I imagine the Rose (flower) is used because it is delicate and in general these types of Salsa songs raise emotions of romance and sex and how men try to entice or capture women with Roses. So, it is a mix between ballads and orchestral music that is adorned with sensual, sexual, flirtatious and romantic lyrics. In fact, many lovers of this rhythm consider August 22 as the international day of romantic salsa. Two Salsa Rosa songs have featured here so far: Eddie Santiago’ with’s Lluvia (Rain) and Jerry Rivera’s Amores como el Nuestro (‘Loves’ like Our One).


This is related to last week’s Cortisol post and the week before the Pituitary Gland.

Hormones are chemical messengers secreted directly in the blood which carries them to organs and tissues in the body to exert their functions.


Hermes Trismegistus

Hermeticism or Hermetism is a philosophical and religious system based on the purported teachings of Hermes Trismegistus.

Hermeticism and Gnosticism are two of the more ancient ‘secret’ religions, if you will, which have been making a comeback in the Modern West (such as ‘Woke Denunciation’) as described in the video below. ‘They are very old religions in a new set of clothes‘. For example, if you want to see Gnosticism laid out and performed on the big screen, I point you to The Banshees of Inisherin nominated for an Academy Award this year.

The significance of Hermeticism is broad and obfuscated – perhaps intentionally, but I’ll do my best to describe its essence:

  • They operate on negative theology. You cannot possibly describe God for what he is; you can only explain him for what he is not.
  • Knowing how to denounce something in a specific way that announces the possibility for something different without having to say what it is.
  • It is insulated or protected from outside influences.
  • It is difficult to understand because it is intended for a small number of people with specialised knowledge.
  • It is fundamental to understanding or gnosis that cannot be taught.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Reading
3 comments on “The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 40) – Salsa Rosa, Hormones & Hermeticism
  1. Sheree says:

    Another recipe that would go well with a Margarita

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: