Something Helpful From Proclus If You Want to Be Less Very Online in 2022

A few years ago, I discussed a passage from Proclus' Parmenides commentary. It was a short post, and I didn't share much beyond that. I want to flesh out some thoughts about that, speaking very heavily in first person, with the expectation that I am facing challenges similar to many people. Here is what Proclus … Continue reading Something Helpful From Proclus If You Want to Be Less Very Online in 2022

Prayer Itself Isn’t Toxic, but Spiritual Leaders Sometimes Can Be

For the past few weeks, I've been reading Amanda Montell's Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism. I'm two-thirds through reading it. In this post, I will discuss two points within the book: the first my critique of how Montell describes prayer, the second some comments I have on toxic leaders in spiritual communities abusing the concept … Continue reading Prayer Itself Isn’t Toxic, but Spiritual Leaders Sometimes Can Be