Singing to the Plants. There are a number of human experiences that are characterized by presentness, detail, externality, and three-dimensional explorable spacefulness: we can call these visionary experiences.
These can be characterized along two dimensions — according to the degree to which the experience is entered into intentionally, and by the amount of control the experiencer exercises over its content. Such visionary experiences appear to be quite widespread across cultures, and raise significant psychological and ontological questions. Chinese philosophy — perhaps because of its origins in practical political thought — has been dominated by questions of change: why is there change rather than stability? What is the relationship between change and human action?
A New Masculinity. (Read this article as: PDF | ePub | Mobi) Beginning about a year ago, I became obsessed with the question of whether a universal masculinity exists or not.
Are the traits which we consider “manly” hardwired into us as a species? Or are they socially constructed for some specific purpose? Or both? And how does this relate to being attractive to women as well as psychologically sound as men? Evolving consciousness, bite by bite.