What does a blind man see even if he puts a lamp in his hand? ~ Hindu Proverb
Needles me to ask
Pokes me to wonder
Pulls my thoughts through my confusion
Until I can stitch together a deeper understanding
Seek the source of the many marvels
Of all shapes It is the guiding symbol
Of all symbols, the shining ideal
Betwixt the submerged of seedless and causeless
Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the other man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?
The many have an insatiable curiosity to know everything
Except what is worth knowing
Chain linking into chemical proliferations
The rest between two breaths
The space between each step
The invisible link between you and me
For in every moment I commence an eternity.
Unconscious evil deeds
Piercing heart of archer & bullseye
Recursive loop wounds.
As the sun puts forth light, so it brings forth life. This planet (also known as a luminary and a star) represents the self, one’s personality and ego, the spirit and what it is that makes the individual unique. It is our identity and our face to the world. The sun also speaks to creative ability and the power of the individual to meet the challenges of everyday life.
One’s natural father, husband and other male influences are ruled by the sun, as are children. The sun’s energy is a forceful one, and in its wake comes authority, the ability to lead and an individual’s essence, their core being. Through the will of this planet, we learn to manifest ourselves in the world.
The sun is majestic, and in keeping with its regal air, it rules royalty and higher office. This orb also lords over our health and well-being. The sun’s golden glow is a vital life force which imbues us with strength, energy, and a will to succeed. It is the sun that gives strength to the other planets, which is why this planet occupies a key role in astrology.
The sun spends about a month visiting each sign and takes a year to journey through the 12 signs of the zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules Leo and the fifth house.
- A German-born economist, political theorist, and philosopher, Karl Marx wrote some of the most revolutionary philosophical content ever produced. Indeed, so pertinent was his writing to the human condition during his lifetime, he was exiled from his native country. This event would, however, also make it possible for his most important ideas to find a popular audience. Upon arriving in London, Marx took up work with fellow German Friedrich Engels. Together, they devised an assessment of class, society, and power dynamics that revealed deep inequalities, and exposed the economic prerogatives for state-sponsored violence, oppression, and war. Marx predicted that the inequalities and violence inherent in capitalism would ultimately lead to its collapse. From its ashes would rise a new socialist system, a classless society where all participants (as opposed to just wealthy private owners) have access to the means for production. What made the Marxist system of thought so impactful though was its innate call to action, couched in Marx’s advocacy for a working class revolution aimed at overthrowing an unequal system. The philosophy underlying Marxism, and his revolutionary fervor, would ripple throughout the world, ultimately transforming entire spheres of thought in places like Soviet Russia, Eastern Europe, and Red China. In many ways, Karl Marx presided over a philosophical revolution that continues in the present day in myriad forms of communism, socialism, socialized democracy, and grassroots political organization.
Marx’s Big Ideas
~Advocated a view called historical materialism, arguing for the demystification of thought and idealism in favor of closer acknowledgement of the physical and material actions shaping the world;
~Argued that societies develop through class struggle, and that this would ultimately lead to the dismantling of capitalism;
~Characterized capitalism as a production system in which there are inherent conflicts of interest between the bourgeoisie (the ruling class), and the proletariat (the working class), and that these conflicts are couched in the idea that the latter must sell their labor to the former for wages that offer no stake in production.
Marx’s Key Works
~Critique of Hegel’s “Philosophy Of Right” (1843)
~The Communist Manifesto (1848)
~Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (1867)
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Chimera /kʌɪˈmɪərə,kɪˈmɪərə/ ~ (In Greek mythology) A fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. A thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve.