Vajra Bell

Autumn comes, leaves blanket the neighbor’s driveway in bright yellow, same color as the dry straw grass that hairs the hillside seen in bleary morning eye. Dusty, trees drop their deadweight, birds recline in baking heat screech in protest, I sit by the little Aztec pot awaiting a flash from the blue, a bolt from beyond, a strike from the novel outside. I have imposed … Continue reading Vajra Bell

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Imaginary Problems and Static Selves

The static self is a long gone myth. No longer is it tenable for the average person to believe that they are truly and deeply Joe Somebody, inherently so, and so for the rest of their days. Human beings have often suspected this “I, myself” to be somewhat of a hallucination, a persistent one, but a hallucination nonetheless. Modern neuroscience cannot find this fabled “me”, … Continue reading Imaginary Problems and Static Selves

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The beginning and remedy of western suffering

We are a culture on the surface brimming with success, achievement, stability, and unity, but should one peel back the thin film and enquire past the everyday social etiquette, one will find an undercurrent of deep-seated alienation, despair and existential angst lying just under the surface of our social awareness. Whence does this melancholy zeitgeist originate from? Why is our society so profoundly attached to … Continue reading The beginning and remedy of western suffering

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Perhaps it’s time to consider this is all a scam…?

We have the technology to explore the solar system, to colonize Mars, and transform humanity into a spacefaring civilization… But it costs too much money. We have such incredible advancements in medicine we have the capability to heal the sick, the wounded, and the dying… But it’s not covered by insurance. We have enough food to feed the world in excess… but the vast majority … Continue reading Perhaps it’s time to consider this is all a scam…?

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