An introduction to my use of the word transcendence to encapsulate a path forwards for us, a higher consciousness chained to an evolutionary being.
We all live according to some sort of meaning, some interpretation of what life is about. Here is my attempt to put mine into words.
As one of the most influential books in our culture, and as part of my general interest in religion, I read the New Testament. Here are my thoughts.
Words sometimes contain worlds. Compassion is such a word, and it is one of great necessity and consequence to our species. This is a discussion of my journey with the word, and the complexities of realising it in life.
The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self
We think of culture as just something that happened, that people just happen to be the way they are as the result of some inevitable historical force. There is more to it than that, however, there are waves of thought, fashions if you will, that sometimes make great changes in our culture and in ourselves. One of the schools of thought that some think has come to define much about the modern world is romanticism. This book outlines its birth as a conscious school of thought. Goethe was a name that I have often heard, including that he was still...