“The Philosophy of Becoming-Animal”

April 11th, 2019: For two hundred thousand years, humans have hunted and gathered on Planet Earth, the rapid loss of this existence in modern times has abstracted us from our environment and altered the human psyche in ways that we have yet to understand or come to terms with. As one of the last groupings... Continue Reading →

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“Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness: A Cultural Phenomenology of the Present”

April 18th, 2019: "Jean Gebser (1905-1973) was a poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness who is best known in the English speaking world for his magisterial The Ever-Present Origin (1949). Writing in the midcentury during a period of intense cultural transformation and crisis in Europe, Gebser intuited a series of mutational leaps in the history of... Continue Reading →

Joseph Polikoff: “ASTRONOESIS: Philosophy’s Empirical Context ~ Astrology’s Transcendetal Ground”

February 21st, 2019: "Astronoeisis: such is the title of a remarkable book that endeavors to lay out—in no uncertain metaphysical terms—the philosophical foundations of astrology. Building upon Plato and (especially) Plotinus, Anthony Damiani offers a breathtaking vision wedding ontology, cosmology, and epistemology in an effort to found astrology anew upon the basis of ancient wisdom-principles.... Continue Reading →

Joshua Halpern: “A Void Dance: Beyond the Privileged Paradigms of Urgency or Safety, Efficacy or It’s F’d ~ at the Confluence of Despair and #selfcare, Paralysis and Paradox”

February 7th, 2019: "Whose stories are dancing dread for you? Whose choices inspire a believably livable future? Whose urgency impacts whose urgency? Can we breathe through bioreavement like smoke from nearby fires? Will we plant seeds in solastalgic soils when we expect harvests? How much must change?" Drawing from the work of adirenne maree brown,... Continue Reading →

Laura Michetti: “The Ethical Witch: Compassion and Consideration in the Practice and Education of Astrology”

December 6th, 2018: "In the ancient world magic and astrology were closely guarded traditions. Esoteric wisdom was recognized as containing a power that required temperance, sensitivity, and adherence to strict moral and ethical codes of living and practice. Education in the arts emphasized lineage and did not shy away from questioning the philosophical implications of... Continue Reading →

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