The Thinking Root is a bright blue book with a bright yellow inner cover, like the sun and the lush blue sky, promising joy and expansiveness. I've opened it up a few times, and this fragment in particular (note: these aren't numbered in the book, unfortunately) is lush to mull over. Enjoy. Image made in … Continue reading I’ll Be Thinking About This Heraclitus Fragment For a Bit
A Children’s Book with Plotinian Themes, Followed By Book Chatter
If you've been keeping up with my monthly updates, you may recall that I mentioned switching to the Calm meditation app from Headspace in part because the mini-dharma talks are at the end of the meditation time instead of at the beginning. I would get excited by the discourse in Headspace and not be able … Continue reading A Children’s Book with Plotinian Themes, Followed By Book Chatter
In Which I Do Something Platonic to Me Not You’s “Kill the Noise” Lyrics
In my Discover Weekly playlist, a piece by an artist called Me Not You was introduced to me. And Plotinus’ On Beauty has been on my mind because I was part of a private group discussion about it recently. So, my mind was primed when I started listening to this, Muses help me. My laundry … Continue reading In Which I Do Something Platonic to Me Not You’s “Kill the Noise” Lyrics
What Happens When You Ask AI to Give You Stories About the Gods
Like many people on the Internet, I have found the ChatGPT AI tool. Unlike many people, I do not have grandiose views of AI. It is not sentient any more than the random number generator I use when I ask the Gods to show me which Delphic Maxims to focus on every week, and the … Continue reading What Happens When You Ask AI to Give You Stories About the Gods
Why Is the Home Decor Crowd Trying to Sell Us All On “Cluttercore”?
In early May, I received a plastic transparent plaque from my workplace in honor of my ten-year service anniversary, which is coming up in late June. Also in the box was a card linking me to the website where I could redeem a gift. There had been no gift for my five-year anniversary, just a … Continue reading Why Is the Home Decor Crowd Trying to Sell Us All On “Cluttercore”?
I made a few more quotation images from Platonic passages
Two passages in particular had been on my mind recently like the prose version of music earworms, so I made images of them using a tool called Canva. And … then I made more. Canva is the cave wall, and I am the dancing flame that makes the images. The first one is a passage … Continue reading I made a few more quotation images from Platonic passages
Yggdrasil, or the World Tree, and White Supremacist Appropriation
In my family's group text on Thursday, my midsis wrote these motherf—ers below an image she shared from Wednesday's white supremacist mob storming of the Capitol. She had circled the QShaman guy, who was bare-chested with tattoos of several Asatru/Heathen symbols that are now being called white supremacist symbols. Because she and I are learning … Continue reading Yggdrasil, or the World Tree, and White Supremacist Appropriation
Eris Disrupting the Feast
For months now, I've been thinking about Eris and the way she drives things apart when discord is not honored on the way to consensus or mutual respect.¹ It's part of why I wrote a devotional poem to her, wanting to push back against that — to find a space that honors her properly, that pivots … Continue reading Eris Disrupting the Feast
Four Brief Reflections on Politics, Consumerism, and Religion
Reflections on materialism, spirituality, religion, and consumerism. TL;DR — I am not a fan of out-of-control consumption.