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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saint Christopher

Double inversion of (dog headed giant) St Christopher Orthodox Church (Russian) … Reprobus sought to follow the most powerful, so he followed the king. Reprobus learned that the king feared the devil, so he followed the devil. Reprobus learned that the devil feared Christ, so he followed Christ. … the Christian hermit taught him, if […]