Believing is Seeing

You choose your belief I'd love to be wrong, I really would - but unfortunately this is all there is. That means belief in spirits, other realms, and even escaping the cycle of death and rebirth is all in your head. Their only real reality lies in the psychological impact those notions have upon you…

A “Jedi” Religion

I'm intrigued by websites like http://www.jedichurch.org and https://www.templeofthejediorder.org/ claiming to venerate the force yet call themselves 'jedi'. Why?  If there is any real understanding of The Force, and if one truly venerated it, then one would have to appropriately name one's church to allow both Jedi and Sith to 'adhere' to it. Indeed if ever…

What is The Force?

It is the ineffable fact that Things Change. It is the 'force' of a contradiction - something being both 1 and -1, both True and False. It is the 'strife' of Empedocles or 'flux' of Heraclitus.

The Taijitu and Gravitational Waves

The Taijitu: About three days ago I combined the ancient symbol of the taijitu with the modern one we all know as the 'yin and yang symbol' into one single image. I've set it as my desktop wallpaper:   But today, looking at it, I thought of Gravitational Waves... Gravitational Waves In particular, I was…

On the Ethics of Silence

"The Tao that can be named is not the Eternal Tao" "He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know." I speak now, because I do not know. I'm wondering aloud. The Taoist philosophy outlines various principles which seem to intermingle and relate intimately to one another. An attitude of humility, for…