Self or No-Self, What is Identity?

by Jack Kornfield  edited by O Society  October 15, 2019 Spiritual practice inevitably brings us face to face with the profound mystery of our own identity. We take birth in a human body. What is this force which gives us life, brings us and the world into form? The world’s great spiritual teachings tell us … Continue reading Self or No-Self, What is Identity?

Musical Interlude: Insomnium Valediction on Friday the 13th

edited by O Society September 12, 2019 Not sure what this is called... perhaps melodic metal is the term the kids use these days. New one from Insomnium out this week. So insomnium is your Word of the Day. insomnium (noun): wakefulness, vision, dream It's Latin, so maybe not a word found in every English … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Insomnium Valediction on Friday the 13th

The Illiberal Arts

by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts

The Riddle of the Vampire Duck

Take a look at this: "What if Trump Supporters Love Chaos As Much As He Does?" by Ed Kilgore in Intelligencer.  This article attempts to answer the BIG question of why Trump's supporters stick with him with such fervor.  Great question, but somehow "addiction to chaos" does not seem to be the answer.  How about … Continue reading The Riddle of the Vampire Duck

Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein & Heraclitus

  by David Egan edited by O Society August 15, 2019 'I am not a religious man,’ the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, ‘but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.’ These problems that he claims to see from a religious point of view tend to be … Continue reading Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein & Heraclitus

The Medium Versus the Market

https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw by James Poulos edited by O Society August 14, 2019 Why did digital technology so scandalously betray the expectations set by market liberalism? What accounts for the vast divergence between the starring role digital tech was meant to play in the global consummation of market liberalism and the dis­ruptive, discrediting, disillusioning role it actually is … Continue reading The Medium Versus the Market