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Navigating Past Nihilism

Navigating Past Nihilism

The Stone: Navigating Past Nihilism By By SEAN D. KELLY Published: December 5, 2010 Thirty years before Nietzsche pronounced God dead, a great American novelist was charting a course out of the abyss. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/navigating-past-nihilism/

Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving?

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? Why did our controllers lie to us, causing us to embrace this day as a national celebration? What is the true story? Things have really not changed much since 1621. The same tactics are utilized in an attempt to control the minds of others. The following is taken from The Hidden History Of Massachusetts, by Tingba Apidta. What Really Happened in Plymouth in 1621? According to a single-paragraph account in the writings of one Pilgrim,…

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Why Is Love Not Enough?

Why Is Love Not Enough?

We have all heard the Beatles’ inspiring song, All You Need Is Love. It’s such an amazing tune, written in the midst of the utter chaos of late-Sixties wartime and social unrest. Lennon’s words reverberate down the corridors of Time: “It’s easy..all you need is love…love is all you need.” Such a simple message! It was probably the first time the world had been exposed to this message on such a grand scale in centuries, perhaps two millennia. You would…

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Meaning Of Life Part IX

Meaning Of Life Part IX

The kind of in-ness that is longed for, if it were indeed realized, would be intolerable for the modern subject. It would collide with our inalienable insistence on emancipated individuality and rationality. It would necessarily be felt as imprisonment, as a nightmare, of which the 20th-century experience in totalitarian states and with fundamentalist sects has given us a taste (Giegerich, The End Of Meaning). We have established that modern humans have an intense longing for meaning, and that it’s not…

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Pathologizing

Pathologizing

Golgotha, by Vilmos Aba-Novák (1894–1941) “In order to approach the psychology of pathology afresh, I am introducing the term, pathologizing to mean the psyche’s autonomous ability to create illness, morbidity, disorder, abnormality, and suffering in any aspect of its behavior and to experience and imagine life through this deformed and afflicted perspective” (Hillman 57). I would like to delve into the matter of how we can “experience and imagine life through this deformed and afflicted perspective.” When one is afflicted…

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Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law

A famous quote from Aleister Crowley’s Book Of The Law states, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Some people, mostly those who don’t think beyond their church pew, say it means Crowley was saying to follow one’s egocentric, hedonistic desires. What he actually meant was something like discovering one’s innate Nature or personal Destiny or true purpose in this world. It seems to me that True Will can be likened to what James Hillman wrote…

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The Collective Unconscious

The Collective Unconscious

  Photo by Uray1130  Carl Gustav Jung did very original work in his field. One thing that seems to be largely ignored is that he was also an ingenious philosopher. Some of his theories deal with important philosophical questions rather than strictly psychological issues. One such theory has to do with what he called the collective unconscious. When Jung entered the field of psychology around the turn of the twentieth century, there were notions of an unconscious region prevalent among…

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Deceit, Mendacity, And Manipulation

Deceit, Mendacity, And Manipulation

Each religion has got their own way of making you feel like a victim. The Christians say ‘you are a sinner’, and you better just zip up your trousers and give the money to the pope and we’ll give you a room up in the hotel in the sky. —Timothy Leary, Timothy Leary’s Last Trip Guilt is one of the primary tools used in our culture to manipulate us, whether it be by so-called religious leaders, politicians, managers, or family…

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Jung’s Ideas On Alchemy

Jung’s Ideas On Alchemy

Alchemy, in our day, is an aspect of our European heritage which many of us view as being silly. The general consensus is that alchemy was a product of a more primitive worldview. It is somewhat puzzling as to why a twentieth-century psychologist like C.G. Jung would have such a passionate interest in the subject. In this article, I will attempt to explicate Jung’s ideas concerning alchemy. Following a short critique of his views, I will add a few of…

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Follow Your Star

Follow Your Star

Whoever . . . scrutinizes his mind . . . will find his own natural work, and will find likewise his own star and daemon, and following their beginnings he will thrive and live happily. Otherwise, he will find fortune to be adverse, and he will feel that heaven hates him (Ficino 169). The daimon is a sort of inner mentor, dissuading us from taking certain paths in life. Heraclitus adds that our ethos is our daimon. In this work,…

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