Tag Archives: Philosophy

Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

By Robert J. Burrowes On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing … Continue reading

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The Humans Are Waking Up

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com You run into a lot of despair in this line of work. The more you learn about the mechanisms of power, the more hopeless things seem at first glance. The political system is totally locked … Continue reading

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The Varieties of Psychonautic Experience: Erik Davis’s ‘High Weirdness’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies By Erik Davis Strange Attractor Press/MIT Press, 2019 Two months ago, I devoured Erik Davis’s magisterial 2019 book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, … Continue reading

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Me, Me, Me – The Neurotic Satisfactions of the Selfie Generation

By Julian Rose Source: Waking Times We humans are rather curious creatures, I’ll admit. So many sides to our nature, so many colours to our emotions, so many journeys of our imaginations. But the question must arise, do we learn … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

By Robert J. Burrowes Something is causing the world’s glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice … Continue reading

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What happened to individual empowerment in the internet age?

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Apple Computer’s 1984 Superbowl commercial—one of the most iconic television commercials ever made—announced two things: the introduction of the Macintosh computer and that this computer could in some fashion allow each of us to escape … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

By Robert J. Burrowes Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Fight Club

Fight Club: A philosophical analysis Alter ego, consumerism, identity, anarchy, masculinity, order and chaos. By DM Source: blastingnews Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, a film that was initially a commercial failure is now widely considered a … Continue reading

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