Category Archives: Enlightenment

Darkness and Light: Exploring the Limits of the Human Soul, in Two Books

The books are: “Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad; and, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Willa Cather. Among other parallel attributes, the two novels show us the geopolitical forces of the times and places of their narration.  “Heart…” is … Continue reading

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‘Satori’ at Age Eight?

At age seven or eight I had an experience which I ever-more perceive as a satori. “Satori (Chinese kāi wù) may be defined as an intuitive looking into the nature of things in contradistinction to the analytical or logical understanding … Continue reading

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