The Mycelial Mind In his seminal book, Mycelium Running, legendary mycologist Paul Stamets christens Part I, ‘The Mycelial Mind.’ Confronting every assumption we’ve ever made about life’s third kingdom, he begins Chapter […]
The Principles of Confucianism
As new nations arose, and large states crumbled, a period of great intellectual curiosity and intellectual expansion occurred. It became known as the Hundred Schools of Thought. The most prominent schools are still taught today, and the most famous of all is Confucianism.
Ancient India, Yoga, and the Seven Chakras
The word chakra (pronounced “shock-ra”) comes from the Sanskrit cakra, which means, “wheel.” The yoga systems of ancient India (roughly the 1st millennium BCE) conceived of the intersection between the physical body […]
Ego and the Freemason
I have to say, I love my Lodge’s Study Groups. They bring up all kinds of interesting subjects in relation to all aspects of life, and more particularly, life as a Freemason. […]
Is Death Necessary? Or Inevitable?
Death. A foregone conclusion to this life. Maybe. What does science say? “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me,” Albert Einstein wrote in a condolence letter, upon […]
Masonic Soul Food
“What is a Soul? What is Spirit? What is Energy?” We begin to engage in conversations about such esoteric terms as soul, energy, and spirit without being cognizant that we are not […]