Thought

Author: Julian Scott

March 19, 2019

Thought: a female head emerging from a block of unhewn matter, her hair blown by the wind, her eyes fixed on the above, concentrated but free, grasping the essence of things.   Not the thought of the anguished intellectual, the complicated reasonings of an empty being who wants to impress; but the grand imaginings of [...]

My Mind & I

Author: Sangeeta Iyer

July 29, 2018

Does my mind exist outside of me? Who am I really, if not my mind? Many of us have experienced the predicament of almost having a face-off within ourselves, as if there were two people debating within us; one of whom we eventually align with. Sometimes, we’re even surprised to find that our mind seems [...]

Karl Jaspers: Philosopher of Otherness

Author: Julian Scott

August 16, 2017

The biography of Karl Jaspers gives an indication of the immense scope of his work. He began by studying law, then moved on to medicine, becoming a doctor specialising in psychiatry, and finally ended up as a professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg.   One of his first works was entitled Psychology of [...]

The Challenge of Change

Author: Gilad Sommer

June 29, 2017

You Cannot Step Into the Same River Twice” – Heraclitus One of our main challenges as human beings is to grasp the continuous and constant change everything goes through. Everything evolves. Some things change more slowly, others more quickly, but nothing remains the same, even for one second. People change, society changes, the world changes. [...]

The Constitution of the Human Being in the Eastern Tradition

Author: Agostino Dominici

May 1, 2017

In a previous article, I introduced the topic of the esoteric constitution of man and I looked at the Western tradition. In this article, I will look at the same topic but from the perspective of the Eastern tradition. I will introduce some of the Sufi, Hindu and Taoist classifications of man’s spiritual constituents. Before [...]

Language and Culture

Author: Pinar Akhan

April 17, 2017

If you have ever tried to learn a new language, you might have noticed that it is not only about learning the alphabet, vocabulary and grammar. It also involves learning a new way of thinking and expressing yourself. Language carries references to the culture to which it belongs and, by interacting with a language, we [...]

Prometheus the Awakener

Author: Natalya Petlevych

June 10, 2016

Busy as we are, it’s not easy to stop to admire the awakening of life in nature, but the growing light seems to be rekindling us too. Ancient myths tell us a story of another awakening that took place a very long time ago – the awakening of the human mind. One courageous, quick-witted and [...]

The Mind – a parent who just can’t say no

Author: Gilad Sommer

May 15, 2016

“Nature is enough for everything she asks of us. Luxury has turned her back on nature (… ) pressing man’s intelligence into the development of vices. First she began to hanker after things that were inessential, and then after things that were harmful, and finally she handed the mind over to the body and commanded [...]

Reflection on life and death

Author: Natalia Lema

January 23, 2016

Life and death are two sides of the same coin. However, we spend most of our time dealing with life and rejecting or denying somehow the natural aspect of death, perhaps because we might see it as a final end. Death is commonly related to pain, suffering, loss and uncertainty. Ancient civilizations like that of [...]

How to Stop Worrying

Author: Gilad Sommer

January 31, 2015

The problem of worrying affects all human beings. Worry is a form of anxiety, created by repeating circular thoughts in regards to a possible future event. It is an expression of a mind which is out of control, and its repercussions are fatigue, distraction and the inability to be in the present moment. Nobody wants [...]