Many of us feel the impact of the degrees of the blue lodge. With my temperament, I can’t help but tinker with and wonder how things work. Months afterwards I wondered how the degrees work; how they impart the lessons. This offering is my attempt to pull together what I came to, as an initial … Continue reading How does Ritual Teach?
A complex is merely a pattern of emotions or thoughts, organized around a theme. A simple example might be that if you had a leg amputated when you were a child, it would influence your life in profound ways, even if you overcame the handicap. A person may have many thoughts, emotions, memories, feelings of … Continue reading Complexes and Social Media
What does it mean to adult? To be an adult? There is no clean simple answer to so big of a question. Here is a part of an answer. Time’s wasting, let’s begin. The Basics: What’s Your Canoe? You are a watery sack of meat, endowed with the most computationally advanced organ ever created on … Continue reading Adulting Level 1: Paddle Your Own Canoe
What does it mean to adult? To be an adult? There is no clean simple answer to so big of a question. Here is a part of an answer. Time’s wasting, let’s begin. To be a level 3 adult, you have to first clear level 1, and know how to provide for yourself. You also have … Continue reading Adulting Level 3: Fix Your Shit
I have worked for and with many organizations, or “orgs” in my life. And there is an organizing principle to the bigger ones. The principle is a hierarchy of values really, and it goes like this. All orgs need: A vision, to act as a strong positive motivator, and a banner to march under. A … Continue reading Vision, Strategy, and Tactics
Where I work, people talk about large groupings of other people as departments, or organizations, or just “orgs”. I’m a member of some volunteer organizations. And even just groups of friends that get together. All of these things are groupings of people. Sometimes it’s granting them a bit too much to call them “organizations”, because … Continue reading Orgs
How should we understand myth? Myth may mean a falsehood, or an idea that is out of date. But that certainly isn’t useful. There is another sense of the word “myth” though. Suppose you don’t understand the technicalities of electricity and someone wants to explain them to you. To explain the flow of currents, he … Continue reading Useful Myths