The Otherworldly Art of William Blake

William Blake was an English poet and visionary artist born in 1757 whose unique work gives us a glimpse into an entirely different world. His art was ignored and neglected, and few people took his work seriously. He was generally seen as a madman. Today he is recognised as the most spiritual of artists, andContinue reading “The Otherworldly Art of William Blake”

The Dark Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German Philosopher born in 1788 who is known as the philosopher of pessimism. He is among the first thinkers to bring eastern philosophical ideas into western philosophy. Schopenhauer’s father was a wealthy merchant and his mother was a popular author and is among the first German women to publish books withoutContinue reading “The Dark Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer”

Nihilism | Encounter with Nothingness

Nothingness is generally considered to be analogous with death and extinction which every healthy living instinct wants to avoid. Many find the notion of nothingness unfathomable. The following thinker, however, was convinced that the way out of nihilism, that which renders meaningless the meaning of life, could only be reached by gazing into the abyssContinue reading “Nihilism | Encounter with Nothingness”

My Views on Life – Eternalised

It’s been a little over a year (Jan 2021) since I last published what I have learned in my studies of philosophy and psychology upon starting my YouTube channel (see Finding Meaning in the Pursuit of Meaning). I had described myself as an amalgamation of Absurdism, Nietzchean, Stoic, Jungian and Nihilist Realist. My views onContinue reading “My Views on Life – Eternalised”

The Courage to Be: An Antidote to Meaninglessness

Paul Tillich was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher born in 1886 and is considered as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. He is best known for his works The Courage to Be (1952), Dynamics of Faith (1957), and the three-volume work Systematic Theology (1951–63). At the age of 8, Tillich wouldContinue reading “The Courage to Be: An Antidote to Meaninglessness”

The Dark Philosophy of Cosmicism – H.P. Lovecraft

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Fear of the unknown is something that has been with mankind from the very beginning. Man’s first instincts and emotions formed his response to the environment inContinue reading “The Dark Philosophy of Cosmicism – H.P. Lovecraft”

The Dream Artist Nobody Knows About

“I experience a power within myself which is not the same as my conscious ego. It has forced me to adopt a path quite foreign to my conscious attitude, a path which totally contradicted my will and everything I considered important. Before I was able to obey this power, I first needed to be crushedContinue reading “The Dream Artist Nobody Knows About”

Anima and Animus – Eternal Partners from the Unconscious

In Carl Jung’s model of the psyche, we have both the outer world and the inner world. The persona (which represents the social mask that we put on) lies between the ego and society, representing our conscious life and outer world. The inner world or the unconscious is where the real adventure begins. Here weContinue reading “Anima and Animus – Eternal Partners from the Unconscious”

The Nightmare of Total Equality – A Warning to The World

“The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, andContinue reading “The Nightmare of Total Equality – A Warning to The World”