Palingenesis

I'm 28. A sensation has come over me. It started a few years ago, has continued since, and about a month ago it reached a point of culmination . The sensation is this: it's as if one day I woke up into a life that was not mine, with memories that were not mine, with a…

The Hierarchy of Value

I have an inner curmudgeon. It's not all I am, in fact I have competing perspectives. I don't know to what extent my curmudgeonly attitude is appropriate, but I figure in order to help myself resolve this inner conflict I need to represent this voice honestly. Ladies and gentleman: 99% of everything there is to know…

Magic Mirror

To arrive at an answer to the question, ‘what is space?’, we ought to remove from the analysis any sort of object different from it. For example, I am occupying space, but not identical to it. This appears obvious to me, but in case this assertion is considered questionable, it is conceivable that I, as a…

Discerning the Transmundane

November 4th, 2016: Last night’s dream; Got to fly an x-wing through the atmosphere of some futuristic planet. I'm usually apprehensive of flight, because of the possibility of crashing from a great height...it’s the waiting to hit the ground bit that I especially dislike. However, when the thought of possibly losing control and plummeting to…

"That it is necessary there should be a certain Subject of bodies which is different from them, is sufficiently evinced by the continual mutation of corporeal quantities; for nothing that is changed is entirely destroyed; since if such were the case there would be a certain essence dissolved into nonentity; and this persisting, there would be…

Idyllic Insight

The great benefit of solitude is that, in prolonged duration, dormant faculties of perception arise. An entirely new mode of being awakens. By solitude I mean not in a claustrophobic cage confined in a room, but a comfortable place in idyllic environs, like Thoreau's situation at Walden pond. I think there really is a noetic…