Home is where the Hearth is

There are certain days or weeks in which I do not write. Usually the reason is because some area of the egoic structure has been dissolved and the hordes begin to pour in. When that happens, I get to experience what ego was once protecting (or hiding) me from: all the good; all the bad,Continue reading “Home is where the Hearth is”

Plato’s Phaedo: The Religion of Body/Soul dichotomy (64c- 66b)

“It is near supernatural,” said Simmias, “how true this is, Socrates!” – [66β] This article is the ninth installment of my translation of Plato’s Phaedo. Please read the previous installment before continuing. If you are just jumping in, please begin with my introduction.The body/soul dichotomy is endemic to western philosophical thought and permeates all aspectsContinue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: The Religion of Body/Soul dichotomy (64c- 66b)”

Plato’s Phaedo: The Sacred Mysteries and the Something that is Death(63e-64d)

This article is the eighth installment of my translation of Plato’s Phaedo. Please read the previous installment before continuing. If you are just jumping in, please begin with my introduction. The next section of this dialogue is designed to show us the nature of truth and its relationship to the initiates of the mysteries. TheContinue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: The Sacred Mysteries and the Something that is Death(63e-64d)”

Plato’s Phaedo: In the Beginning, there were two… (59c-60e)

This article is the fourth installment of my translation of Plato’s Phaedo. Please read the previous installment before continuing. If you are just jumping in, please begin with my introduction. The next section of the Phaedo is incredibly dense and confusing. For those of you who are continuing and will continue to read this dialogue,Continue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: In the Beginning, there were two… (59c-60e)”

Plato’s Phaedo: Freedom from Fear (58e – 59c)

This article is the third installment of my translation of Plato’s Phaedo. Please read the previous installment before continuing. If you are just jumping in, please begin with my introduction. This section of the dialogue seems simple and uneventful enough, but that is only if we don’t understand the context that is the Elysian Mysteries,Continue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: Freedom from Fear (58e – 59c)”