Category Archives: Critical Thinking

MAN THE SYMBOLIC CREATURE

“The past is preserved only in darkness, the future is not raised to the level of an image, as something which can be anticipated. It is the symbolic expression which first creates the possibility of looking backward and looking forward… … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Astrology, Babylonian Astrology, Consciousness, Cosmology, Critical Thinking, Cuneiform Tablets, Historical Evolution, Human Nature, Inspiration, Knowledge, Language, Language of Signs, Symbology, Symbols, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

THE FUTURE ITS NOT HARD TO SEE, DYSTOPIA.

We as Humans we seem to be condemned to live in the present, but to be looking back at the past with longing, and ahead to the future with dread. B.A. A Spanish poet of the 15th Century by the … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Doomsday, Dystopia, Ecological Crisis, Environment, Extinction of Species, Future, Ignorance, Malthusian Future, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 37 Comments

MEN UNIQUE AS A LIVING BEING, LIVING A PARALLEL LIFE OF SUBJECTIVITY, AND QUESTIONING THE MEANING OF LIFE.

Chinese Hermit Today “Man is always inclined to regard the small circle in which he lives as the center of the world and to make his particular, private life the standard of the universe and to make his particular, private … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Epictetus, Ernst Cassirer, Imagination, Inspiration, Knowledge, Language of Signs, Myth, Mythology, Philosophy, Progress, Reality, Science and Belief, Subjective, Symbology, Symbols, Uncategorized, World View | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

REINVENTING THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT, THE DANGER OF CHOOSING POORLY, PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF YOUR OWN NARRATIVE.

The World it´s not as it is, but as we see it, so it is, at least to us. B.A We live in a World made of images, information, and narratives, collective, and personal, and that we call it Knowledge, … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Consciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Ibn Arabi, Ignorance, Imagination, Madness, Mass Shootings, Media Indoctrination, Quantum Mind, Suffering, Uncategorized, Values, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

THE BACKLASH OF HISTORY; GLOBALIZATION, AND ITS CONSQUENCES, WHAT IT ALL MEANS.

  Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Backlash Of History, Capitalism, Corruption, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Globalization, Greed, Greed and Impunity, History Has Consecuences, Obsolete Government, Oligarchy, Social Criticism, Suffering, The Empire Crumbling, Things To Come, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 50 Comments

THE GRAVITY OF BANALITY, IT HAS CONSEQUENCES, THE NOISE BEFORE DEFEAT.

  “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” Hannah Arendt. The Banality of Evil Philosopher and Political theorist Hannah Arendt,  pointed out that in order to … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, American Hubris, Banality, Consciousness, Corruption, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Cultural Attitudes, Disillusion with Capitalism, Education, Greed and Impunity, History, Hubris, Ignorance, Illusions, Inspiration, Justice, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Materialism, Moral Virtue, New Values, Obsolete Government, Over Consumption, Plato, Social Criticism, Strategy, The Empire Crumbling, Things To Come, Transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

TRADITION, EDUCATION, NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, AND FINDING A REAL SENSEI

  Throught the years I had being a sort of an Iconoclastic, or at least believed myself to be one, there’s this idea that as we grow older we become more conservative in our outlook, and I am not talking … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhist Monk, Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Cultural Attitudes, Democracy, Education, Epistemology, Future, Ignorance, Illusions, Inspiration, Knowledge, Learning, Mastery, Memories, Meritocracy, Science and Belief, Shugyo, Snsei, Teaching, Tradition, Training, Transformation, Uncategorized, Values, Wisdom, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

AMERICA THE LAND OF WEIRD POLITICS, EXCEPTIONALISM, AND OF COURSE, THE REST OF US, AND THOSE WHO WHO SUFFER IT

Everything that everyone is afraid of has already happened: The fragility of capitalism, which we don’t want to admit; the loss of the empire of the United States; and American exceptionalism. In fact, American exceptionalism is that we are exceptionally … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, American Hubris, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Criticism, Cultural Attitudes, Democracy, Disillusion with Capitalism, Exceptionalism, Homeless, Uncategorized, Urban Decay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

SEMANTICS; WHAT IT ALL MEANS? AND OTHER WAYS OF KNOWING

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” Michael Pollan … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Critical Thinking, Cultural Attitudes, Education, Human Nature, Knowledge, Language, Metaphors, Mythology, Parables, Subjective, Symbology, Symbols, True Teaching, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

A POSSITIVE NOTE FOR A NEW YEAR, FOR A CHANGE

  A good tune, and  nice Rhymes, do not make a song True. Most astrologers claim that Jesus commenced the Pisces age and most people believe the Age of Aquarius commenced in the 1960s and 70s.  However how can both … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Aquarius, Astrology, Axial Precession, Consciousness, Cosmology, Counsciousness, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Cultural Attitudes, Cynicism, Democracy, Determinism, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Economy, Education, End of materialism, Enlightenment, Environment, Future, Ganymede, Historical Evolution, New Age, New Values, Precession of the Equinoxes, Progress, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 46 Comments