Recently, I read a post on Of Axe and Plough about what happens after reconstructionism (in the "post-recon" environment). The concepts of renovātiō (renewal), resitutiō (restitution), and reparātiō (restoration), which the author applied to considering modern revived polytheism, are a good start and an excellent seed for discussion. From the post: We must then collectively … Continue reading Yes, Let’s Do Post-Recon.
I haven't done a Commonplace Book post in a while, so here's another one. First, I have a book recommendation: If you like my commonplace book posts, which are heavy on Platonism and especially Proclus right now because that's who I'm reading, you will love Chlup's Proclus: An Introduction. There is a lower-priced paperback or … Continue reading Commonplace Book: Proclus, Hermias
A river flows — a town grows — a calamity happens.
Something I have started doing over the past few days is religiously relevant (and based on stuff I'm reading/have read in Plato and Proclus), so I will briefly share it here before continuing on with my day. Meditation is useful for calming the mind, and having a calm mind is an asset during religious ritual. … Continue reading A quick post on a meditation tool
Today was a blustery, sunny day. My girlfriend and I went out. I waited in the car rereading passages from Hermias and did a 15-minute Headspace meditation on acceptance while she navigated the line at a store to buy office supplies. People entered and exited every few minutes with balloons. She said that the interior … Continue reading Acceptance and Resistance
Stoicism is often taken up alongside minimalism as if they are two columns holding up the same minimalist Scandinavian-design portico. My best guess for why they come together is that both were rising in media coverage at about the same time, and at the most material level, each is a decent coping mechanism for dealing … Continue reading Beyond the Stoa: Minimalism and Platonism
I have three blog post drafts going right now. Two have existed as drafts for longer than expected because they are proving more complicated than originally envisioned. The third is a short thing related to coping with the pandemic, which I will probably delete. This post is better due to being a bit more useful … Continue reading Some Updates