I have been curious about monasteries, cloisters, medieval lives of nuns and monks, and generally the idea of the pious and scholarly individual who joins an isolated community. I have read a few good books on it, including: Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe(Magic in History)by Sophie … Continue reading A Fascination With Monastic Life With an Eye Toward Alternative Futures and Communities
Acknowledging What Trump, by Example, Has Done to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness.
I suffer from mental illness, but thanks to Donald Trump proudly leading our nation by the worst parts of his mental instability, I no longer fear being labelled mentally ill. What Trump has done is show that mental illness doesn't make someone a bad person, it is when their mental illness is given dark forces … Continue reading Acknowledging What Trump, by Example, Has Done to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness.
The Children’s Crusade: Charge of The Pathetic Brigade
Oh Father Land... I Bow My Head And Salute This Rotten Dirt Drenched Flag. Say The Anthem Of All Forbears, The Words We Sing To Remember How Drowning FaceDown In The Mud of Foreign-Enemied Lands Doth Sting. I Broke Into My Own Home And Punched The King In His Smart-Assed Face. Found His Face So … Continue reading The Children’s Crusade: Charge of The Pathetic Brigade
Scientific Reductionism Briefly Considered From A Futurist Perspective – Link to an Article on ‘NeuroPsychology’
I fear many of the horizons we are rushing towards in our culture of scientism and technology worship are reductionist and objectionable to a thriving inner life. I see hearts and minds closing, and pathways to actual open-mind living narrowing in many ways. This article discusses some of these issues in the realm of psychology … Continue reading Scientific Reductionism Briefly Considered From A Futurist Perspective – Link to an Article on ‘NeuroPsychology’