Where do symbols come from and why do we use them? Continue reading The Birth of Symbols
How I burned myself out, and what a simple coffee cup can mean. Continue reading My Experience with Over-Work and Burnout
Whenever we experience a piece of art like a movie or hear a piece of music, there are two forms of meaning – the meaning that the art gives to you, and the meaning that you put into it. Continue reading Bringing Yourself: Projection
The duality between masculine and feminine drives how we see key aspects of the world. Continue reading Masculine and Feminine
Certain feelings are overwhelming. Or confusing and twisted; we can’t even begin to describe what’s going on inside of ourselves. A person close to me once relayed a story about being with a therapist, and being overcome with feelings of anxiety. The therapist told her not to focus on naming the feeling, but just experiencing … Continue reading Say My Name
Mr. Clifford Geertz was a cultural anthropologist, whose work shed light on interpreting symbols and society, who passed away in 2006. He drew a careful distinction between culture and social structure, and said that a culture is a “system of meanings embodied by symbols” that provide people with a frame of reference to understand reality. … Continue reading Clifford Geertz
How can we make big change decisions in life keeping our values in mind? Continue reading A Mason’s Tool Chest for Career Change
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?