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LPT Request: How to make friends. : LifeProTips. Ego death. Ego death is a "complete loss of subjective self-identity. " The term is being used in various intertwined contexts, with related meanings. In Jungian psychology the synonymous term psychic death is used, which refers to a fundamental transformation of the psyche. In the death and rebirth mythology ego death is a phase of self-surrender and transition, as described by Joseph Campbell in his research on the mythology of the Hero's Journey.

It is a recurrent theme in world mythology and is also used as a metaphor in some strands of contemporary western thinking. In (descriptions of) psychedelic experiences, the term is used synonymously with ego-loss, to refer to (temporary) loss of one's sense of self due to the use of psychedelics. The term was used as such by Timothy Leary et al. to describe the (symbolic) death of the ego in the first phase of a LSD-trip, in which a "complete transcendence" of the self[note 1] and the "game"[note 2] occurs. Definitions Mysticism Daniel Merkur: Psychedelics.

Sublime Death: A Philosophy Comic That Will Chill You to the Core. 72EmailShare Sometimes I share comics from the inimitable Existential Comics and provide some commentary on them. Now is one of those times. Sharing and elaborating on Existential Comics’ striking, moving, thought-provoking, and/or hilarious philosophy comics seems like a great way to make philosophy education more fun and accessible, and to help popularize philosophy. So I’ll probably keep doing this. After all, various forms of philosophy underlie all of our modern societies and individual belief systems.

Studying philosophy can profoundly transform your life by altering the way you understand and relate to the world around you. It’s pretty cool. ‘The Wrath of the Sea’ by Existential Comics Whoa, What? “… the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual, or artistic. This is more or less the definition of the sublime that is presented in this wonderful comic by Corey Mohler at Existential Comics. Contemplating the Sublime About Jordan Bates.