Thrown between

In the early morning,  when our land wins back its turn to bathe, there is as yet only the clutter of possibility. Thrown into this clean light we weep  for appetites,  for desires, so far in excess  of an unknown self. In the rising morning, where there is play and knocks and hope, knocks give […]

Authority in transference

This essay links authority and transference in a couple of ways: first there is the relation between psychoanalytic authorities and the methodological application of transference; second, there is the relation between psychoanalytic discourse and power differentials between therapist and client, and discourse to subject of discourse. For introduction purposes the following concepts will require definition: […]

On the Overman within and without Nietzsche’s Zarathustra

In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is often translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has many simplistic connotatives as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so for most scholars today, “Overman” is the more suitable term. “Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has […]

8 Life Changing Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Lao Tzu

  1. You already hold the answer to life’s questions. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” “When I let go of what […]

Aphorisms: Being & Having / Hero & Dragon

Always resist any descent into depersonalisation or the automation of your informed choices. Do so by embracing your inner hero, dare to exert your splendid humanity never more than in the face of structures of depersonalisation or inhumane machinations.