I’m a couple of weeks into my reading fast which will last a couple of weeks yet. As one would expect it’s causing me to work up quite a hunger, but I’ve noticed that my interests are changing and I’ll probably need to change the ‘About’ page to reflect that in time. I seem to have digested psychology and science in general for now (!) (^_^), although there will be the odd exception, and the coming thing is all about Greek philosophy and religion, especially Epicureanism, combined equally with Chinese traditions, especially Taoism, and with a side order of general cross-cultural religious/spiritual stuff. I’m looking forward to learning a little about the Mahasiddha tradition for example, wowee.
It’s an amazing time to be interested in these things because the scholarship is top-notch. I can’t believe you can just walk into Amazon and buy a copy of the Huainanzi in English! In particular what I like though is the library systems available in London, and my investigations will be much eased by joining the Hellenic Society in the near future. Yes I checked, they have the Philodemus book. :)
I was shown this guy in Denmark who is teaching a modern Epicureanism:
… however he’s so hard line about it!
“Emotional well-being (aka happiness / eudaimonia) was the only subject taught in the Epicurean garden schools. For 800 years: from 300 BE to 500 CE. The Christian Emperors changed the topic for the next 1500 years: unhappiness has been taught in school ever since the cultural takeover by Church(es) and Platonic Academia…” so on, so on…
Not that he’d by my thing anyway since he’s “about as esoteric as a duck” (Glenn on a certain ninja, a rather quackist remark, he obviously never played Runequest which is a shame because it’s a good time to be a Jrusteli, but…) Seriously guys… why do you philosophers and religions fight all the time? Can’t peace be method as well as goal, as the man said? Can’t we all just love each other?
lol… never mind…