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Philosophy

All my hollow sorrows haunt me.

I am as though that myth that as soon as you stop believing in me, I cease to exist. The beliefs we hold are very much like this but it is (also) we who stop existing when they vanish. For this reason, but perhaps not only for this reason, we all find ourselves committing to […]

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narrative

Stories that write themselves…

It need hardly be said that good ideas sell themselves, that bad ideas only catch fire where (and when) ignorance is in ascendancy, and that only truly terrible and utterly ugly ideas require propaganda or violence to acquire or maintain a hold upon this long-suffering human world. It is and remains a fact worth acknowledging […]

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Philosophy

Depression

Depression is such a fickle thing. Some days everything seems fine, you build yourself up and seem so full of joy and purpose and then one look, one word or callous gesture just brings it all crashing back down. The seduction of emotional isolation, alienation and catastrophic disengagement with the world is at these times […]

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Philosophy

Fiction

Life can (and most certainly should) be enjoyed, where and when possible, but don’t forget to question the nature of the reality with which you have been presented because the truth, the secret hiding in plain sight, is that almost everything we believe and say or think is little more than myth, fiction and the […]

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Philosophy

Prometheus Decoded

Context: Prometheus’ Toolbox Even if the only way we might ever find technology viscerally intelligible is as just such a Golem of projected corporeal self-inflection, we almost always seem to miss an important point. That which is created or copied and which then endlessly regenerates itself with all the logical necessity of a Von Neumann […]

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culture

Perseus’ Shield

No one quite does lateral and innovative thinking like the protagonists of Ancient Greek mythology…

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culture

Mischievous Mythology

The central fictional narrative theme is that of equal opportunity for all…

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narrative

On the Uses of Myth

An ideological investment in heroic figures at least partially represents the externalisation or projection of an ideal self, tainted by the biased interpretations of enlightened self-interest or other potential narrative corruption…

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culture Psychology

Dreams, Cultures, Identities

Dreams are narratives in which the clear logical and temporal boundaries required to function in the world dissolve, where the images are all the time already present in the mind and there intermingle and reconcatenate into new and potentially novel configurations and metamorphoses. Myths and archetypes are…