Wisdom

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb Advertisements

Arachne: The Woman Who Spoke the Truth

In Greco-Roman mythology Arachne was a mortal woman, who was challenged by Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to determine which of them was the better weaver. There are three versions of the story. **Spiders are called arachnids after Arachne. Ovid’s Version In this version, Arachne was a shepherd’s daughter who began weaving at an […]

Syncretism

Syncretism is the combining of different, often contradictory beliefs, while blending practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in […]

MAGIC, RELIGION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD

by Barbara A. Strassberg By far the most engrossing discussion I have read thus far, in Magic, Religion, Science, Technology, and Ethics are theorized as the components of “cultures that coexist at every stage of the evolution of societies and cultures and are interconnected and intertwined with each other within the web of relationships with […]

Psychological Egoism

is the view that humans are always motivated by self-interest, even in what seem to be acts of altruism. It claims that, when people choose to help others, they do so ultimately because of the personal benefits that they themselves expect to obtain, directly or indirectly, from doing so.   See Hobbes. Epicurean

Repression

“Repression. Repression is the father of neurosis, of self-hatred. Now, stress results when we fight against our impulses, when we attempt to destroy the natural man or woman within us. We’ve all heard people talk about “animal magnetism”, about the “natural man” and the “noble savage”. As if we had lost something valuable in our long […]

What Do Women Want?

Note: This article will be particularly out of the norm Back in high school, when every single girl from 11-30 first found out about Twilight, I saw a boy in my class quietly reading the book. And I thought to myself, “That boy is a genius”. He has there in his hands a how-to manual […]