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The Existential Black Hole: Discovering Your Own Will to Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of...

Shadow of the Overman: The Power of the Underman Archetype

“It is not society that is to guide and save the creative hero, but precisely the reverse. And so every one of us shares...

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...

The Psychology of Divergence, Part One

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa Divergent was a best-selling novel by Veronica Roth that was turned into an action film in 2014. It's based in a dystopian future society that is divided into five factions, which serve to maintain social order and control over...

Embracing Vicissitude: On Greater and Lesser Pains

"We don't so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems." ~ Carl JungPain is a tricky concept. At minimum, it’s a double-edged sword. And both sides are sharp as hell. One side can make us...

Spider Medicine: The Magic Elixir of Storytelling

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.” ~ Pablo Picasso Spider, as a metaphor for human creativity, is the ultimate artist. With her eight...

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