… or, is literature an antidote to the destructive forces in the world?
Projections / Woolfy vs. Projections The Astral Projections of Starlight (music album). Retrieved from Allmusic.com
“—One day I was a goldfish, and… One day I was a goldfish, and…” repeated Gerald all day long. He could never think through a single sentence. Besides, of course that he was a goldfish and he hasn’t changed, he is still a goldfish. Ha, but he never remembers this simple fact! I could not be mad at him because I knew that he was trying hard. But what do you expect of a friend with a span of two seconds of memory: he could try as hard as he wanted, it wouldn’t change anything, he would never be able to finish a simple sentence. Eight syllables, that was already a great achievement for a goldfish named Gerald. Even though I would like to explain it to him, he would forget the beginning of my sentence before I even reach the end of it. Besides, Gerald could not care less about learning the history but as an upside of his condition he never got himself into any troubles. He was just a quiet little goldfish. So, I decided to take care of him, I fed him and I watched him swimming around and around in the same round jar all day long. Though I found that watching at Gerald eating his tail was just perfect for allowing me to meditate in a serious fashion. Continue reading
Recently, a sentence came to my ear, “what if religion is a misinterpreted astrological allegory?” Well, that is what I was always compelled to think: “The bible is an astrotheological literary hybrid”. Myself, I always referred to god and the son as being an analogy to the universe and the sun (our star). This was actually the faith that was held by many ancient religions; they knew that we are made of stardust and they knew that the consciousness was a universal field of vibrant energy. Ancient wisdom didn’t hold blind beliefs, instead, it held a tangible faith acquired through mystical experience: meditation was the root of all knowledge. Continue reading
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I thought I would share my philosophical exercise on the film: “The Vow” (2012). The transcript might be slightly different from the original since I typed it out directly from hearing the voices of the movie. This descriptive text presents a selection of dialogues that I found highly interesting, to which I added some connections I made to philosophical views, to the question of what is the ‘essence’ of the human reality?
Leo & Paige just got married. After a car accident Paige is left unconscious and when she awakes she doesn’t remember anything about the past five years of her life. Of course, she doesn’t remember Leo as well. Worse, her parents use this event as a perfect occasion to try to get back their daughter which had left them five years ago. Leo warns Paige that she “should be careful about their real intentions”. Continue reading