Category Archives: soul

Embodiment, Ecstasy, Emptiness

Over the past number of decades, the West has been inundated by philosophical concepts pouring over us from the East. One idea we have grabbed hold of like a life-preserver is the concept of Emptiness.

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The Soul of the Subject: A View of Russia’s Rush to Modernity

“The Russian Soul is a dark place.” Dostoyevsky, The Idiot “To be modern is to have two qualities: reason and will.” So says Aleksandr Dugin, contemporary Russian philosopher and sociologist at Moscow State University, speaking about Post-modernity in Western Society. … Continue reading

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Dugin, Heidegger, and the Politics of Openness

There is quite a bit of commotion these days over the state of the world, including the state of our State.  We are witness to dramatic shifts in geopolitics, as well as social and economic relations among peoples, as trailing … Continue reading

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Dusha: The Russian Soul and the Collapse of the West (Redux)

[In light of the incipient instantiation of a new cold war between  the USA and Russia, I felt it important to re-post this slightly revised article that I wrote almost three years ago.  It’s message is more relevant now than … Continue reading

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Dark Night of the Soul

Does anyone else smell the foulness of the air these past many days, months, and years. It is not just the oxygen content being sucked out of thin air in concert with global warming and increasing human pollution, but there … Continue reading

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