Ayn Rand’s philosophy is extremely controversial. It appears as if one can either love or hate Atlas Shrugged. Hopefully this article will help you decide.
Friedrich Nietzsche: How to Live Dangerously?
Introduction In his book the Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche argued that the best way to live one’s life, is to live dangerously: “For believe me:…
Joseph Campbell: The Monomyth and the Hero’s Journey
Introduction Joseph Campbell is one of my most favourite thinkers and authors of all time. I believe that the main reason for this is that…
Friedrich Nietzsche – The Death of God; A Correct Interpretation
Introduction In his book the Gay Science (a book not related to sexual orientation); Friedrich Nietzsche famously proclaimed the death of God. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:…
Introduction to The Black Books – Volume 1
Introduction The Black Books consist of 7 Volumes written by Carl Jung between 1913 and 1932. They were not available to the general public until…
Top 8 Best Russian Novels of All Time
There is something about Russian novels that makes them so interesting to read, I am not sure what it is exactly. However, I tend to believe that it is because many Russian authors were masters of uniting, exploring, and transcending opposite worlds.
Joseph Campbell – The Major Importance of Myths
Joseph Campbell observed that myths serve an important role as a bridge to the unconscious. Although myths are not true in the usual way in which the term is used, they are true in a different way.
Carl Jung – The Importance of the Unconscious
Unconscious forces are a double edge sword. On the one hand, if they are not integrated, they will have an overwhelming power over the ego and thereby limit our ‘free will’. On the other…
Four Ways to Improve Your Life – Henry David Thoreau (The Bean Stoic) – Walden
In his book Walden Henry David Thoreau shared his philosophical insights and why he disliked society and the materialism that has infected society throughout.
Friedrich Nietzsche – The Three Metamorphoses of the Spirit
What do a camel, a child, and a lion have in common? Not so much. They are, however, all three a phase of spiritual transformation…