There and Back Again

The chief purpose of the conscious mind is the focusing of its contents. The common wandering of the mind's thoughts may call into question this declared purpose, and yet we are familiar with the expression of 'having a sharp mind', and the relationship between something being sharp and something being focused is illustrated by the…

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…

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…