The Role of the Gradient. How Life Emerges Through the Ups and Downs.
Listen here It is generally agreed upon that life has its ups and downs. But what if life actually emerges out of the ups and downs? What if life is like a shimmering verb that doesn’t “have anything” let alone its ups and downs. What if life only emerges with respect to the ups and… Continue reading
The Tao of Pacman.
Metaphorcast May 8-14, Listen here. When Geo was two we got him a toy Dyson vacuum cleaner. He cleaned up the neighborhood, the apartment, the backyard and any public place that was halfway accepting of an impromptu VAPOOM! 2 years later, it has had a good run. With plenty of scrapes, dents, a missing wheel… Continue reading
How We Are Like Steam Engines. Psychic Physics.
Listen to this episode here. A steam engine’s power is found in its output. The input is the heat that builds hotter in a cold container. The output is the escape of steam, which powers the engine. The same is true for you. We were just at a winter party. There was a fire and… Continue reading
After One Year, My Book is Here!
It all started with a simple question: could the zodiac be arranged vertically, ascending from the depths to the heights of existence? Do the natural elements hint at an upward ‘path’ with the depths of water ascending to the solidity of earth, then to the atmosphere of air and finally, the heights of fire? … Continue reading
Be The Cause. Inspiration From Spinoza.
The philosopher Baruch Spinoza saw nature to be synonymous with God. He saw all living creatures as a part of this whole. The thing that tied everything together was affectivity; the capacity to affect and be affected. He saw everything to be relative to something else in a web-like structure. Consciousness sits in the middle… Continue reading
When my boy was learning to walk we spent many a summer afternoon at the park. I appreciated the softness of the grass cushioning fall after fall. I was happy to live in Vermont with such robust greenery. I got in the habit of kicking off my shoes. This is when I started to really… Continue reading
The Pages Turn, The Fire Burns
“My World” is a children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. My son and I read this at night under a cactus light with a symphony of crickets out our window. The opening page shows a mother reading to her child by a fire. The words are “The pages turn, the fire burns.”… Continue reading
Secrets of Nature
When you think of nature, what comes to your mind? Take a moment and think about it. Maybe you hear some birds singing, some trees blowing in the breeze. Maybe you see some light sparkling along a river. Maybe you see ice covering mountaintops, fish darting in the sea, tigers charging across the Sahara or… Continue reading
Off The Clock. Secrets of Toroidal Time.
The biggest difference between the original wheel of the zodiac and the toroidal zodiac lies in how we approach the matter of time. The wheel of the zodiac shows the horoscope: a snapshot of the planets and luminaries at a given moment in time. Horo is Latin for hour. The clock is also a wheel… Continue reading
Thanks for stopping by! I use the zodiac as a guide towards a philosophy of nature. I hope you enjoy!
- Meaning is Given (and Worth the Effort To Find It)
- The Appetite to Make Things Happen
- Look Deep Into Nature. Gemini Season Begins!
- Mother Nature is in You. Meditation for a New Moon in Taurus.
- The Role of the Gradient. How Life Emerges Through the Ups and Downs.