LOGOS XII: « “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (Essay-to-Video)

THIS ENTRY IS AN EXTERNAL REFERENCE.

I’ve recorded a video essay or recited audiovisual version of my previously published essay “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” (published in Thelemic Union on April 21, 2020), which was also re-published as a LOGOS! entry here on this blog. (See “LOGOS IV: ‘There’s Nothing Special About Meditation’ (Article Repost).”)

Check it out:



LOGOS III: “What is Thelema?” (Video Expansion and Related Article)

THIS ENTRY IS AN EXTERNAL REFERENCE.

This is a video I posted a while back explaining what Thelema, the philosophical and spiritual system founded by Aleister Crowley, is, in my view:

Please enjoy.

Additionally, see my article posted on Medium addressing the nature of Thelema.

The unicursal hexagram, the primary symbol of Thelema.

LOGOS II: ‘On “Spirituality” and “Metaphysics”’ (Video Transcript and Expansion)

THIS ENTRY IS AN EXTERNAL REFERENCE.

A reblog from The Grand Tangent: LOGOS! II.

The Grand Tangent

LOGOS II (SoundCloud / YouTube)


“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

—Aristotle

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Here is my second video transcript and expansion (VT&E), this time on the use of the phrases “spirituality” and “metaphysics,” and regarding phraseology in talking about the “inner life” more generally. (THIS is the video, part two of the LOGOS series of videos that I am slowly (but surely) putting online.)

crowley Aleister Crowley. (Source unknown.)

So, “once more unto the breech…”:

“So, today I kind of wanted to talk about… spirituality. You know: what does that mean? You know, what annoys me is that… I dunno… I guess I think of myself as [something of a] spiritual person. No—I definitely think of myself as a spiritual person, but, I don’t feel the need to define  what that means, exactly… because I…

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LOGOS I: ‘Of Course We’re Doomed’ (Video Transcript and Expansion)

THIS ENTRY IS AN EXTERNAL REFERENCE.

A reblog from The Grand Tangent: LOGOS! I.

The Grand Tangent

LOGOS I (SoundCloud / YouTube)


I’ve been itching to reboot my YouTube account for a while now. I used to do some sparse reviews and music video mashups and all that. I figured, I’ve still got it on there, and decided to start uploading again.

THIS is my most recent yammering. An impromptu monologue in line with « Forever and Ever (and Ever and Ever and…)—a Little Rant… », on the collision of value and virtue. Part of a new and ongoing series with the provisional name of LOGOS:

I’m not a bona fide philosopher. But I like to talk my ass off.

Gustave Doré: illustration of Lucifer falling from Heaven (1865), for Milton's Paradise Lost. Gustave Doré: illustration of Lucifer falling from Heaven (1865), for Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The transcript:

“Of course we’re doomed. That’s a given. But, I think we often wonder how and when… I mean, you can’t honestly expect the human race to survive…

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