Consciousness is neither a spooky mystery nor an illusory belief. It’s a valid and causally efficacious biological reality by Massimo Pigliucci by O Society Jan 15, 2020 It is highly fashionable to label consciousness an ‘illusion’. This in turn fosters the impression, especially among the general public, that the way we normally think of our … Continue reading Consciousness is Real
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?
Red Dust edited by O Society May 21, 2019 The world of red dust. This is an expression found in ancient Chinese Chan (禪) and Taoist (道教) poetry (sometimes simply “dust”). It is a vivid image and a sharp metaphor–have you ever driven down a dusty dirt road? Imagine now villages, towns, and cities with nothing … Continue reading Red Dust
by O Society May 12, 2019 Today is Mother's Day, and in celebration, we explore the concept of beauty. The aesthetics of the female form. This entails getting into identity politics, which we usually avoid at O Society; however, there is a time and place for everything. Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy we can … Continue reading Identity as Beauty