https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjMXkYP1y4&t=24s “And Lo, for the Earth was empty of Form, and void. And Darkness was all over the Face of the Deep. And We said: 'Look at that fucker Dance.” I declared months ago (months and months and months ago?) that I was planning to read through David Foster Wallace's tome 'Infinite Jest' this summer. … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July: THERE SHALL BE NO DIVORCE – A Declaration of Condescension
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTMWgOduFM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qChxzPDLhl0 Facebook confirms tests of a new anti-extremism warning prompt Facebook is testing prompts that will link users to anti-extremism support and resources if the company believes the user knows someone who could be on the path to extremism, or if the user has been exposed to extremist content themselves, according to a report by CNN … Continue reading Facebook, A Giant Corporation Aimed At Spreading Everywhere and Maximizing Profits On Making The Universe In Its Image, Initiates ‘Extremist Thought Warning’ Program, And I For One Sympathize With Any Extremists It Silences
Currently I am watching / reading Shakespeare's play JULIUS CAESAR. It's strange how I came to be doing so just now, as it was a combination of a quote about sleep in a Ted Talk on why we sleep ("Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber") which I wanted to use in connection with a metaphor … Continue reading Tell Me, Good Brutus, Can You See Your Face?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4MPAf0wG1M Found this video a very good watch on Se7en, one of my favorite films. Just thought I'd share. I find this film to be like a bonafide Existentialist philosophical text. Very well discussed.
A movie I haven't managed to see the ending of has a funny line, something like 'The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." How much of my day I spend trying to convince myself I exist, I think. I've been thinking of spending less time alone. Spending more … Continue reading Looking For Evil? Thinking You Can Trace It? EVIL DON’T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztruZVkMoek In 1922, Albert Einstein and the great French philosopher Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. In The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time, historian of science Jimena Canales tells the remarkable story of how this clash impacted fields from logical positivism to quantum … Continue reading PHYSICIST Einstein Once Had Important Public Debate With PHILOSOPHER Bergson About the Nature of Time. We Live in Einstein’s Winning Wake… And Machines Work On His Model Well. But The Human Mind is Not a Machine, and Quickly Dies When Forced Into the Mold of One.
I listened to a lecture by Pierre Grimes a while back and have since tracked him down again after it popped back into my head the other day. There are a number of youtube lectures in front of an inquisitive classroom, given at the Noetic Society, which are incredibly intense and instructive on a wide … Continue reading Online Philosophy Teaching Sessions With PIERRE GRIMES Are Amazing Experiences of Insight and Depth
https://garylachman.co.uk/ Gary Lachman has written a number of books on philosophy, esotericism, and the occult, including biographies on Colin Wilson, Rudolf Steiner, Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, Madame Blavatsky, Swedenborg, as well as the great historical overviews 'A Dark Muse' and 'Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties & the Dark Side of the Age of … Continue reading If You Like the Occult, Esoteric, or Philosophy in the 21st Century, You Should Be Following Gary Lachman
SCHOPENHAUER AS EDUCATOR, by Friedrich Nietzsche from his work 'Untimely Meditations', also translated as Unfashionable Observations and Thoughts Out Of Season, consists of four works, started in 1873 and completed in 1876. Section 2. In order to describe properly what an event my first look into Schopenhauer's writings was for me, I must dwell for … Continue reading Nietzsche Decribes His Early Desire for a Philosophical Teacher, And His Discovery of Arthur Schopenhauer – A Passage from ‘Untimely Meditations’ that Speaks to Wisdom in Tough Times
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYb-VciyQOk Brilliant lecture on the pre-socratic philosophers, hijacked by a very rational student, then turns into a wide ranging conversation over the whole history of philosophy and the world. What does it mean to 'understand'? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJFt8MC1XKo There was a time when I had nothing to explainOh, this mess I have madeBut then things got complicatedMy … Continue reading And I don’t believe in god, So I can’t be saved