Greco-Roman Conceptions of Crucifixion: “The Barren Tree”

The Romans employed crucifixion as a death sentence for the lowliest of scum. To them, the crucifix was known as “the barren tree”, a name surely used to embody the hopelessness and loneliness present in such a manner of death. What else could one possibly see when they think of such a phrase? Most likelyContinue reading “Greco-Roman Conceptions of Crucifixion: “The Barren Tree””

Psychedelics & Ancient Greece

Psychedelics are a danger I wish I had not touched. I wish I had not ventured onto that plane of existence. For on that plane, everything is obfuscated, nothing is as it seems, and in such darkness devils are known to dwell.   What plane? What is it like? Where does it lie? What awaits thoseContinue reading “Psychedelics & Ancient Greece”

Atheism in 2020 is Derivative of Christianity

There has not been a single well known atheist(Dawkins, Harris, Dillahunty) that has come out and acknowledged that, perhaps, just maybe, we have gone down the wrong civilizational path. No, they have not admitted that abandoning God may have led to a vacuum of which there is no better replacement. They have not theorized thatContinue reading “Atheism in 2020 is Derivative of Christianity”

Friedrich Nietzsche & Sam Harris Moving Beyond Christ: Conceptions of the Moral Landscape

In late 2010, Sam Harris, famed atheist public thinker, published what may be considered his magnum opus. “The Moral Landscape”, a then New York Times bestseller, attempts to argue that science can be used to observe human values. In it, Harris lays out what he believes to be a landscape of peaks and valleys uponContinue reading “Friedrich Nietzsche & Sam Harris Moving Beyond Christ: Conceptions of the Moral Landscape”

Jesus, Achilles, and Dionysus: A Dialectic

Pt. 1: Jesus & Achilles Within the context of the western canon, there are two characters that come closest to Christ and his salvation of all mankind. These two characters are Achilles and Dionysus. Yet despite how close these two are to being saviors, one a God, the other a demi-God, neither had the powerContinue reading “Jesus, Achilles, and Dionysus: A Dialectic”

BLM and the Functions of Mythology: as History & as Founding Myth

In recent writings, I have made several claims in regards to what BLM is aiming to do. Chief amongst those reads as follows: BLM are attempting to lay down a foundational mythos to justify usurping the current ruling order and that, ultimately, this attempt will fail because their new mythos is too untrue. Now weContinue reading “BLM and the Functions of Mythology: as History & as Founding Myth”

Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)

The Greek conception of art critique was used to judge tools. For the greeks, a cup was art, a chair, a table, not some abstract blue blob frivolously splashed onto a blank white canvas. In this sense art always served some pragmatic, real-world end. A cup was to serve as a vessel for a beverage,Continue reading “Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)”

BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos

(I may suggest reading the previous post for both continuity and clarity.) Now that we understand that what we are watching unfold in the streets is the attempted establishment of a new mythos, we can move forward in the analysis. The next question is a simple one: Will they succeed? The answer of that questionContinue reading “BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos”

BLM and Roman Mythology

In the annals of human history, there has never been a civilization without a founding mythology. From the Vikings of Northern Europe, to the Manchus of Northeast China, it is a matter of anthropological certainty that once a people settle, gather together, and begin to build a civilization, the deed cannot be done without mythos. Continue reading “BLM and Roman Mythology”