Haiku from the Void on Poetry Corner Street Fight

And now for something completely different: on Poetry Corner Street Fight we have one of our O Society people called the Spicerack doing some haiku on you - as in verbal kung fu - with yours truly, nailing the jisei landing. by Daniel Spicer and O Society What for do you look? There is nothing … Continue reading Haiku from the Void on Poetry Corner Street Fight

Towards an Integral Philosophy of the Present

by Jeremy Johnson edited by O Society July 18, 2019 The following is excerpted from Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness: Time is being and being time, it is all one thing, the shining, the seeing, the dark abounding. ~ Ursula Le Guin Jean Gebser (1905–1973) was a German-Swiss cultural philosopher, intellectual … Continue reading Towards an Integral Philosophy of the Present

The Emptiness of Emptiness: Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole Than The Matrix Dare Go

edited by O Society July 10, 2019 The Matrix is a deep film. Many point out how it represents an archetypal journey of spiritual awakening. Neo, the main protagonist, lives in the regular world but just cannot get past a feeling of existential incompleteness. He knows there is something deeper to reality. He has heard … Continue reading The Emptiness of Emptiness: Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole Than The Matrix Dare Go

A New View of Time

by Lee Smolin edited by O Society July 5, 2019 During the last century, science is transformed by several simultaneous revolutions: In physics, relativity and quantum theory utterly change our understanding of nature. Yet these twin revolutions initiated by Einstein are mutually discordant, which tells us they are not yet complete. Biology also is doubly … Continue reading A New View of Time

The Value of Humility

by Scott Preston edited by O Society There is an etymological connection between the words “humus” (soil, earth), humility, and human. Whenever we break this connection, and become estranged from the earth, we get the predictable results we see today. Genesis 2:7 states: “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils … Continue reading The Value of Humility

Nature: Musical Interlude with Mongols

by O Society June 30, 2019 With a heavy heart, we note the passing of Nature Ganganbaigal, artist, musician, and poet with Tengger Cavalry. May he ride the wind of blue sky mind... https://youtu.be/icPhDK3PTqc https://youtu.be/7rL7-WfzdLI King of Prayers I bow down to the youthful Arya Manjushri. You lions among humans, Gone to freedom in the … Continue reading Nature: Musical Interlude with Mongols

Complex Potential States

Thinking in terms of complex potential states instead of complex adaptive systems may be helpful in our times by Bonnitta Roy edited by O Society June 27, 2019 Something about the epistemological foundations of complex adaptive systems is bothering me. It is very hard to think of complex systems without framing agency in the context of adaptation … Continue reading Complex Potential States