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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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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Speedpaintaday – The Beginning

Speedpaintaday – The Beginning

This is a re-publishing of my Speedpaintaday blogs as at 2017/06/09 (though I have kept their dates accurate), now that I am integrating www.speedpaintaday.is and The Dreaming Sentinel into one whole. I have grown and changed a lot since the beginning of that journey, though I will try to leave the articles as much as they originally were. Please note that I was lost and hurting at the beginning of this journey. This can be seen in my over-enthusiasm as…

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