Myths Are Probable Tales
Professor Glenn R. Morrow defines a myth as a "probable tale" in the Introduction to Benjamin Jowett's translation of Plato's work, Timaeus. Morrow's definition of myth, which he draws from classical contexts, is a far cry from conventional conceptions of a myth as a "Fantastic tale".
A Living Universe
While modern man may tend to view humanity in a mechanistic manner, ancient thinkers, particularly mystics, tended to view the world as being inherently alive.
The Mechanical Universe
One of the most prominent modern myths is that we live in a mechanical universe. Which is a very odd myth to live by since neither plants, animals, and humans can completely be understood by modeling them as machines.
More Than One Way
Over the past few weeks, I have been delving more and more into communication techniques that make use of a form of Dialogue developed by the late physicist David Bohm.
What Myths Do You Use?
It's a seemingly innocuous question that can be frustrating difficult to answer — especially if you tend to view myths as "fantastic tales" that have little to no bearing on the realities of everyday life.
Cultivating a Love of Learning
Over the past month or so I have taken the time to do some deep introspection to recalibrate and recuperate after finishing my second book. I knew that I needed to take some time to work on branding and marketing, even as tempting as it might have been to immediately dive back into writing.
Assume You Have Assumptions
This topic came about after a member of a book group mentioned that he was careful to enter into dialogues without any assumptions. Of course, a few members chuckled, myself included.
Eternity & Time
Starting with the concept of an "All-Encompassing Everything" gives rise to a very different conception of the Universe than the particle-based model that originated with atomists such as Democritus and Leucippus.