Science’s Demons, from Descartes to Darwin and Beyond

How supernatural conceptions have advanced our understanding of the natural universe. By Casey CepJanuary 8, 2021 New Yorker Magazine It is difficult to count demons. In the Gospel of Mark, when Jesus meets a man on the far side of the Sea of Galilee who is possessed, he asks the demon to identify itself. It replies: …

A circuit board is an unusual object

A circuit board is an unusual object, in how it occupies space. For contrast, consider the tree, which has an above and below, one more visible, the other not so much. In the image below, it was composed of certain elements, with intentional qualitative characteristics. The mask was a found object, of sorts, being something …

the word/work of Dr. Tom Cowan

Regarding the long story, that showed up on the Anthroposophy face book page, attacking the word/work of Dr. Tom Cowan … this story is not trustworthy, for reasons I’ll try to keep simple and much shorter than what was sent. For starters, it is a major logical/empirical error, not made better by constant repetition, to …

Happy Covid Thanksgiving

Happy Covid Thanksgiving My Lady’s two daughters – one a school teacher in NYC, the other a curator at the Davis Museum, in Wellesley College, near Boston – are coming for thanksgiving. Their significant others are flying to see their parents, in places like Texas. Getting together with family is important, perhaps even more important …

Situational Anarchy

Situational Anarchy Or … how the Mystery sees us …. Choice Makers. Our choices leave a mark on the whole situation of humanity. At the same time, the whole situation leaves its stamp upon us. Some years ago I read (many times) the Illuminatus Trilogy, written by Shea and Wilson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illuminatus!_Trilogy I was often stoned, …