You have travelled for a long time. You are a philosophical globetrotter and are on a quest after the secret of life. You enter an old library filled with mystical books. One of them catches your eyes. It is wrapped in leather and covered with dust. You open it. It is filled with blank pages. It is the book of yourself, it is the book with the history of your soul. But you must write it yourself. It is your philosophical diary.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
In the mythic woods of Rold Forest, far away from the artificial Matrix of the modern world, I offer shamanistic/philosophical counseling to people who are in a process of awakening from the Matrix; people who can become members of the resistance, people who can become Matrix Hackers.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Today meditation is usually associated with mindfulness, where philosophy, spirituality and religiousness have been reduced to psychology and psychotherapy (just think about how the term "ethically-neutral", in modern mindfulness is seen as something positive). In other words: mindfulness has become a part of what I call the Mythology of Authenticity.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Why the name change from "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in the UK to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the United States?
In the book Harry Potter and Philosophy, the editors write in the introductory article The Magic of Philosophy:
Philosophers, both Muggles and non-muggles, love Harry, which is more fitting than one might imagine. When the first Potter book was published in the United States, the subtitle The Philosopher´s Stone was changed to The Sorcerer´s Stone. The rationale was that Americans would be put off by reference to philosophy. Philosophy it was thought, evokes esoteric and daunting images of the ivory tower. This may have been a miscalculation.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
In Rold Forest we have a witch. Her name is Dannie Druehyld. In her book Heksens Håndbog (the Handbook of the Witch) she writes that to live like a witch is to live with the Goddesses, the flowers and the call of the birds – to live cyclic. To experience everything which happens, as a part of a magical puzzle, where every splinter of reality, every human being, you meet, is a piece of your life´s puzzle.