I find it interesting that there seem to be a lot of overlaps between some genuine philosophers, the seekers out there, and those who have spent a lot of time in relation to violence or combat, whether in sports or some militaristic profession. From both of these peoples, I get the feeling of someone who … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism
In pop culture, as with many other facets of philosophy, ancient or not, the concepts of the demonic and the angelic are often glamorized if not outright bastardized beyond their original respective sentiments and associations. It's commonly accepted that the demonic is evil. Inherently malevolent and inconsiderate of any kind of sympathy or empathy, a … Continue reading On the Demonic and Angelic
I haven't written a post here in a while, partially because I haven't been motivated or interested, but mostly because I was blanking on what to write about. I'd spent an ironic amount of time trying to flesh out an outline for the various personal and philosophic/spiritual ideas I thought people ought to be familiar … Continue reading Reflecting on Philosophy
In the face of so much personal suffering, how are we to understand its nature and ethically orient ourselves with the significance and reality of suffering in mind?
I have noticed that one of the ever-present feelings I have is an intuitive notion of the time of day. Not just for what time it may be, but I have a memory "access point" through the time of day/night that runs cyclically that allows me to recall any feeling I have experienced with significant … Continue reading The Turning Clock
Teleological logic and philosophies are not devoid of value. Yet, they, like these conceptions of value, are not the totality of greatness. It requires living out.
Understanding the individual must include the depth and wealth of experience of individuals, especially their suffering.
A few months ago, I began writing out a series of personal notes and ideas about individuality and individualism that gradually lead to the creation of the following essay. In purpose, this essay is a conceptual matrix of information aimed at the inspiration of ideas. In form, this essay is an analysis of different perspectives … Continue reading On the Concept and Phenomenon of Individuality; Understanding the Individual (part 1/2)
Each and every endeavor, every goal and aspiration seems like nothing more than a pile of sand, feeble and insignificant to the passing winds that would just as soon blow it over than the mounds and piles be made into something magnificent like a mountain teaming with life. Every action pours more and more sand … Continue reading In the Face of Forever, …
It's come to my attention that not only is philosophy somewhat popular among many subcultures in our modern, primarily Western societies, but this popularity has somewhat estranged the general practice and purpose of philosophy from the many theories, perspectives, and philosophers whom are held in some esteem by the members of these subcultures and niche … Continue reading For the Love of Wisdom!: Comments on Practicing Philosophy in Contemporary Times