Reading List

I love to read, and I’ve often struggled with multiple “to read” lists: handwritten in a journal, or on social media (back when I used social media), or books lying around waiting to be read. I’ve realized there are more books I want to read than I’ll ever have time for. This page is to […]

Orienting to the Unknown

Has anyone ever told you to get out of your comfort zone? We intuitively grasp the meaning of such advice, but what actually is a comfort zone? And where should you go when outside of said comfort zone? Comfort Zone To be fair, and despite conventional wisdom, a psychological comfort zone is not a bad […]

Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Prisoner’s Dilemma, from game theory, originally stated as: Two members of a criminal gang are arrested and imprisoned. Each prisoner is in solitary confinement with no means of communicating with the other. The prosecutors lack sufficient evidence to convict the pair on the principal charge, but they have enough to convict both on a […]

Writing as Thinking

Essay – trial, attempt, endeavor — to test the mettle of Writing transcends. We can communicate with our future selves. We can communicate with others, and we can do so long after our death. We can meaningfully commune with the dead by reading. Writing is a method of thinking; sometimes an aid to thinking; and […]

The Fool

From Medieval Latin follus, from Vulgar Latin follis (foolish) meaning “windbag, empty-headed person.” The Fool is an archetypal character common in art and storytelling, often with religions connotations (be it Christian, Buddhist, or Islamic). In the esoteric interpretations of Tarot, the fool is a naive protagonist traversing the mysteries of life. The “Fool’s Journey” is […]

Peregrination

Peregrination (v: peregrinate); a journey or pilgrimage with mystic connotations, e.g., travel for the love of God; voluntarily explore beyond the known, beyond known danger and into the infinite unknown. As Carl Jung described it, the aim of the mystical peregrination is to understand all parts of the world, to achieve the greatest possible extension […]

Truth, Symbolism, and Fractals

we godless anti-metaphysicians still take our fire too, from the flame lit by the thousand-year old faith, the Christian faith which was also Plato’s faith, that God is Truth; that Truth is ‘Divine’ ~ Friedrich Nietzsche What does it mean to say something is true? Truth is one of those words that we can’t quite […]

Invocations of the Muse

Eternity is in love with the productions of time ~ William Blake A mystical union, be it with god or muse, is a union with the transcendent… an invocation of the divine. All of existence is part of a seemingly eternal movement towards something. I prefer to think of it as an Infinite Ideal, that […]