A brief history of (Greek) Time. How Time-Chronos and Titan-Kronos have been confused from the very beginning. Time the Winged Serpent, Time the Melancholy Saturn, Time the Destroyer.
Benny Shanon is an Israeli cognitive psychologist who has taken the psychoactive hallucinogen ayahuasca well over one hundred times. His book The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience is a scholarly attempt […]
Finishing off the examination of Ernest Gellner and his well-meaning but somewhat pig-headed Enlightenment Fundamentalist Rationalism, we come to his attack on psychoanalysis, The Psychoanlaytic Movement: The Cunning of Unreason. This book was published in 1985, 35 […]
On the topic of uncharitability, here’s a pretty good example from mythology expert G.S. Kirk: If I am right, then, the belief in mythical thinking directed to visual and figurative objects is a hangover from the […]
Bernard Knox, in writing about Moses Finley’s The World of Odysseus, tells the amazing story of James Notopoulos, who got to witness the oral tradition in action in 1953 in Crete. In 1953 the late […]
I have an new article out at ReadySteadyBook: Hans Blumenberg and His Myth Science Arkestra. I tried to give a reasonably concise introduction to his work. There are many nuances and complications that I left out, […]