Author Archives: Philosopher Muse

About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

The Great Gig in the Sky

Jordan Peterson, Elon Musk and Justin Trudeau walk into a holodeck bar on the dark side of the moon. They each order a shot of sobriety and drink it down at once. Then they decide to make alterations to the … Continue reading

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On the True Good

“All those who put pleasure in the highest position judge the good to be an object of the sense. We, on the other hand, who assign the good to the mind, take it to be an object of the understanding.” … Continue reading

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The Ball Bearings by which Justice Turns

“The ability of Canada’s legal system to function effectively and to deliver the kind of justice that Canadians need and deserve depends in large part on the ethical standards of our judges.” –Canadian Judicial Council Here in Canada, our 6 … Continue reading

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Recognize Erroneous Proclivities

“Before you can reform yourself, you must realize your error.” – Seneca, Letter 28.9 Before we can improve ourselves, we have to acknowledge our flaws. The same can be said with repairing a car engine, unless we can figure out … Continue reading

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An Ode To Be Real

“So long as I can dwell with these, and lose myself—to the degree allowed to humans—in celestial things, what does it matter where I set my feet?” —Seneca, Consolation to Helvia One of the greatest exponents of Stoic Philosophy spent … Continue reading

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Dealing with Anger

“The outcome of great anger is madness. Hence we should avoid anger, not to keep things in moderation, but to preserve our sanity.” – Seneca, Letter 18.15 Even though my understanding of Latin has faded into a dark cloudy dullness, … Continue reading

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Being in Chord with Nature

“Nature controls this visible realm by means of change. Clear skies follow after cloudy weather, seas become turbulent after a calm; winds blow in turn; day follows night. It is the world’s contrarieties that give rise to its longevity.” – … Continue reading

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Core Elements of Natural Law

The tarot may not be the most reliable source for predicting outcomes but it can certainly trigger our imagination and get us thinking about ideas in different ways. We have a tendency to see what it is that we want … Continue reading

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Desire, Yearning & Craving

Anyone care to say what the following words have in common: Desire, yearning and craving. Think of an answer before you continue. This will help you engage the material to follow. Next, ask yourself: Do cravings usually begin first, followed … Continue reading

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Thro this thin Layer of Glass

“One can be lost but can find home in his inner part – which can mean many things – soul, imagination, mind, intuition, passion. I strongly believe that when being in uncertain times and living an unstable life we can … Continue reading

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