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Back to philosophy – Camus and Epictetus

https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/should-i-kill-myself-or-have-a-cup-of-coffee-the-stoics-and-existentialists-agree-on-the-answer-auid-924

Drinking coffee is not a blasé choice, but an affirmation that life is worth living

A dark subject, suicide and coffee.

Sent to me by a friend with this note: “Saw this and thought of you.  The most interesting stoic I know.”

Whether I am that interesting aside, it is an interesting article which they sent me during my meditations.  At the same time, another sent a note that ended with: “Winter sucks.”

I replied with: “But, winter lets me wear my arctic parka!” (I have a historical interest in arctic and antarctic things and even had a friend at McMurdo recently.)

Life is often what we make of it.  Find the positive in the darkness you face and keep going, whether it is coffee, parkas or something else.

Be well.

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Nietzsche, the Alt Right and Nazis

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/17/16140846/nietzsche-richard-spencer-alt-right-nazism

Spencer is not a very intelligent man or a deep thinker.  It is likely worth giving Nietzsche another read.

 

A New Paper on Modern Heathenry/Asatru

http://www.norsemyth.org/2017/10/a-better-burden-towards-new-asatru.html

There was, apparently, a small conference for international heathenry in Potsdam and this paper came from that.  He proposes a public theological approach.  It is at least worth reading.

Wise Thoughts on Death and Dying

I was asked to write an article about death from a Heathen perspective. There is rather a lot written about the esoteric nature of death, about the soul, our conception of mortality in heathenry, and much of it has been done by far more skilled authors and priests than myself. I have little to contribute […]

via Death Counselling — mainer74

What does it mean to be Heathen?

There are a number of expressions that come to mind. Reconstructionist, that is seeking to properly understand and grasp within its original cultural context, our ancestral practice. Rebuilding our altars, once only a metaphor, and now actual construction. We seek to return to something that was taken from our ancestors years ago, and […]

via Heathen Inspiration — mainer74