Category Archives: Tao

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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Am I A Butterfly?

Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brethren: here there are states. A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears unto me, for now will I say unto you my word concerning the … Continue reading

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“The Simulacran Republic” (From the Archives of Joe Baegant)

The hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush “It’s a world of appearances … packaged to the showroom specifications of a sit-com.  She asks her hairdresser for ‘tinted highlights’ he mumbles something about going to the gym. He feels … Continue reading

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Deranged Ramblings from a Mere Observer in the Cheap Seats

[It is not often one discovers lucidity, especially in those most uncanny of places.  But sometimes, like Rasputin, one falls upon a lucky break, and the wheels of fortune turn in your direction, or not.  Today we are so blessed, … Continue reading

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Ontological Reciprocity

 by Marvin Bram The question is this: how might the material things of the world answer us? It may be necessary to take an unfortunately condescending remark seriously: Schopenhauer says that our normal position toward reality is “that natural and childlike … Continue reading

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