Everything is well. I know what you see scares you and you do not understand it. For this, I apologize. It is not my intent to give you the fear which comes with not knowing. What is important is you know what I tell you I experience is real, as real as any experience can … Continue reading How It Works
by Dalia Nassar edited by O Society October 18, 2019 Place yourself on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, near the Franz Josef Glacier. Officially, this forest is a temperate podocarp-hardwood rainforest, but these dry words belie the rich diversity of plant life around, encompassing every imaginable shade of green, brown and … Continue reading Rooted: What Can Trees Teach Us About Life?
by Jessica Manuel edited by O Society October 14, 2019 “The secret of fusion is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color." ~ Susanne Langer Susanne Langer (1895-1985) in her 1942 book, Philosophy In a New … Continue reading Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key
Heaven and earth operate without thought or purpose, through processes which are ziran 自然, so of them selves. Man follows the same course, through the process of growth and decay, without choosing either to be born or to die. Yet alone among the myriad things he tries to base his actions on thought and knowledge, to … Continue reading Liezi 列 Waterfall
edited by O Society October 3, 2019 The following anecdote is told of William James. After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady. "Your theory the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around … Continue reading Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down
https://youtu.be/cjBAJpTJlZc There is no political solution To our troubled evolution Have no faith in constitution There is no bloody revolution Our so-called leaders speak With words they try to jail you They subjugate the meek But it's the rhetoric of failure Where does the answer lie? Living from day to day If it's something we … Continue reading Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP
by O Society September 28, 2019 Hello all. As you know, I purposely do not disclose much about myself here. However, I will say this much. There is a person called Scott Preston. He's one of our O Society people here, a friend. I believe his kidneys are failing and there may not be much … Continue reading A Mantra to Protect the Mind