On Cause: Ursula and Homo Mysticus (excerpt)

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I have a fascination with Ursula Le Guin. Not with her necessarily but the worlds she creates with her pen. My favorite is the Earthsea series which is perhaps one of the greatest Science fiction / fantasy novels / series of the twentieth century,…

Postmodern Metaphysics

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In many respects, one can consider the age that we live in, the Quantum Era, as one of intense intellectual crisis and turmoil, very much analogous to the crisis that the intellectuals faced during the Enlightenment Era after the world had…

An Ontological Retrospective: Another Look at Aristotle and Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

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Throughout this work we have emphasized the influence of Aristotle, perhaps more so than any other (Western) philosopher – even relative to his teacher Plato.  His importance and relevance as it relates to the development and evolution of…

homo mysticus is here

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If you want to read some of my latest work, more of a gnostic bent than most of my previous work but covering some of the same topics (ancient philosophy and metaphysics, mysticism, sacred geometry and theology, etc), you can see an early draft…

Into the Mystic: The Great Epistemological Divide

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Upon reflection then, looking at the broader historical-cultural intellectual landscape in terms of how our worldview has evolved, at least in the West, since the advent of civilization in the 1st millennium BCE up until the modern era, the…

The Law of Unintended Consequences and the Death of the Soul

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Despite all the technological progress that has been made in the last century or two as humanity has taken over virtually every last habitable place on our planet, supported by what can only be referred to as revolutionary advancements in Science,…
Universal creation from the Big Bang

Ontology in the Quantum Era: A Retrospective

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From an ontological perspective, a term that was coined only in the last century or two to denote a specific branch of philosophy related to being, or reality itself, in deep antiquity our ancestors simply had myth.  Various tales and stories…

Swami Vivekananda and Yoga: 20th Century Vedānta

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In today's world, you don’t have to go very far, or have too far out a view on the world, in order to be exposed to Yoga.  Yoga is looked upon in the West today primarily as a means to better health, and (primarily) as a means to a better…

Vedānta and Brahmavidyā: The Wisdom of the Rishis

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One of, if not the, unique contributions of the Indo-Aryan people[1], to which Vedānta (the philosophical foundations of Hinduism) and Buddhism ultimately owe their heritage, is the importance they place, and fundamental belief in, what…

Chinese Philosophy: Back to the Beginning

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Given the rapid globalization and synthesis of all human thought that is occurring throughout the world today as more and more Eastern works are translated and transliterated into Western languages and are the topic of much intellectual pursuit…