Orienting to the Unknown

Get out of your comfort zone. We intuitively grasp the meaning, 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 the above advice, a psychological comfort zone is not a bad thing. On the contrary, you are in a […]

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 a competent writer. Speak the truth, but then you’ll find you have […]

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 […]

Writing Advice

改善 Kaizen Clear, Concise, and Coherent Consistent Write what you would have wanted to read. Write to your past self, the one that is aimless yet seeking a path Invoke the muse Say it out loud, read to your past self in soaring voices befitting the quality of the work, and listen for when it […]