A Philosophical Treatise

A Philosophical Treatise

This is a meandering from an article I’m hoping to write, called INFJs and Creativity (which will be on the nature of our inferior function, Extraverted Sensing (Se). I read Dr. A. J. Drenth’s article INFJ Personality Type: Lover of Beauty & Wisdom again last night, and got a lot more out of it this time ’round. Who knew that reading what little I have on Jung’s work would be of such practical use in modern (mainstream) psychology, too? It…

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The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

So, as you know I’ve recently finished an article on The Silver One, and the cover I made for it. I was initially going to include this topic (why I am called The Dreaming Sentinel) in the aforementioned post. But it soon turned out that there was no room for it, and I would have to write another article especially for it – this article. So, why am I called The Dreaming Sentinel? …Where to begin.   This is not…

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On Poetry and Music

On Poetry and Music

Yesterday I realised the distinction between song-writing and poetry. I consider myself a poet, though I recognise no rules, and don’t really go out of my way to read the stuff. All poetry I know comes from music, and the occasional piece of literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula Le Guin, etc., though I love the use of poetry in normal writing writing as well. This, I think, is beautiful). And it occurred to me (from reading my poetry out to…

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Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

Chief Seattle’s Letter, Dated Around 1855

As read by Joseph Campbell1, this letter touched me deeply, which is why I am sharing it below (there is some speculation as to its accuracy, but I leave it to you to judge: considering its importance in events, there would be great political interest to change it from all parties. What lies below, however, is deeply moving). “The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky?…

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On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

On Universities Teaching Art & Creativity

It is interesting, and somewhat ridiculous, that in this society it is—for the most part—expected of an artist (please see my definition of this kind of artist in my previous article, The Vital Role Artists Play in Our Society) or writer to study that which they do—are called to do1. Writing, in my opinion, must only be taught to the extent that one can indeed read and write, preform common grammar (. , ; ! ? ‘ “” ( ))…

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The Vital Role Artists Play in Society

The Vital Role Artists Play in Society

(This article was heavily influenced by Jung’s essay Psychology and Literature, from Modern Man in Search of a Soul.) Expanding on my last article, almost as an afterthought, I thought I would illuminate you further on the vital role I am coming to believe artists play in society. Artists are channels. To the subconscious, to the spirit of an age (or indeed, the former patterning the latter and coming out with a judgement as to what needs to be changed…

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On the Writing of Books

On the Writing of Books

I believed for a long time that the writing of books was a serious and severe sort of thing. It took me a long time to realise that publishing books was no different than publishing to the internet—we do our best, but in the end it is imperfect, and a mere step on the journey; a human manifestation of knowledge. We do not live in an age where we can spend our lifetime on a piece of art, such as…

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A Warning Against Modern Marketing Techniques

A Warning Against Modern Marketing Techniques

Marketing advice can be good, especially when you’re trying to get your business off the ground. It can give you an extra edge against those ‘commoners’ who don’t really know what they’re doing, but do it anyway (as most of us do, and this is perfectly OK). But marketing is not the ‘be-all and end-all’. It is advice others offer to give; advice they have found practical, or makes things easier, or what they think will work (or for whatever…

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The Functioning of the Human Body, Mind, and “Soul”

The Functioning of the Human Body, Mind, and “Soul”

Something I want to teach people is how to listen to their own bodies, their own thoughts, their own minds. Like the subconscious, the immune system is constantly working to maintain the health and balance of the body—as are your tastebuds, instincts, and own cravings (modern, processed foods and substances aside). And, like the immune system, the subconscious is almost like a bit of internal scripting to keep the conscious psyche in check. That is to say, that we are…

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The Dreaming Sentinel

The Dreaming Sentinel

The journey to where I am now has been interesting. I am someone who hated school. At first it was love, for at heart knowledge is the truth I seek, but then it was sorrow, as I was let down from my ideals to the harsh reality of what it was. Then, I was too young to understand the Machiavellian ways in which rulers conduct themselves—only now that I do, I am of neither mind as to whether such things…

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