“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Month: March 2015

  • Morning Meditation: Souls are like Stars

    Notes for a meditation session I am to lead this morning: Typically, Buddhist-inspired forms of meditation invite us to observe the emptiness of all forms, whether those forms are objects in the world around us or we ourselves as subjects, as souls. Nothing abides, all forms are passing away, or changing into other forms as the […]

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson on 60 Minutes.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-degrasse-tyson-astrophysicist-charlie-rose-60-minutes/That little dot, Tyson tells us, is Earth, as photographed from Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft. But an earlier photograph was even more world-shattering, that taken of “earthrise” on the Moon by astronaut William Anders. This image, says Tyson, gave birth to the cosmic perspective in the collective imagination. He traces the origins of the ecological […]

  • Cosmology b/w Science and Philosophy: riffing on my dissertation research…

    Cosmology b/w Science and Philosophy: riffing on my dissertation research…

    From Whitehead’s Adventures of Ideas:

  • Archetypal Astrological Counseling

    Originally posted on Becca Tarnas:
    “The stars are like letters which inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky . . . . Everything in the world is full of signs. . . . All events are coordinated. . . . All things depend on each other; as has been said, ‘Everything breathes together.’” –…