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The Philosophical Wrecking Ball: Protecting Us from Our Yearning for Certainty

“What I understand of “philosopher”: a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger.” ~ Nietzsche The thing that makes philosophy useful...

Animus Rising: The Power of Shakti Birthing Shiva

“The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse. She is...

How to Become an Overman (Übermensch) in Seven “Easy” Steps

"I teach you the Overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?... Man is a rope, tied...

Five Existential Philosophers and Their Contribution to Human Wisdom

“For philosophy to rule it is not necessary that philosophers be rulers, nor even for rulers to be philosophers. For philosophy to rule it...

Eight Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.” ~ Doctor Who We all know about the big spiritual...

Self-inflicted Mythology: The Power of Creating Our Own Myths

“The old gods are dead or dying and people everywhere are searching, asking: What is the new mythology to be, the mythology of this...

Surpassing Mentors and Escaping the Master’s Shadow

“It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create...
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Self-overcoming: Investigating Nietzsche’s Übermensch (Superman)

“We stumble on; the Übermensch plants a foot where there is no certain hold; and in the struggle that follows, the whole of us...
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Behind the Mask: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

“We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is fully known;...

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