Category Archives: Culture

Hell is a hard sell

Now that I’ve slept on it and received some feedback on yesterday’s blog (My Fascination with Hell) it appears that the defragmenting required to put this neurosis to bed is too complicated for me to keep it nice and tidy … Continue reading

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The Roots of Platonic Thought

Providing a little background to better understand our western roots in Platonism [Spirituality] and our soul’s longing to know its true self through the ground of being. THE PASSION OF THE WESTERN MIND (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Western Mind

An Introduction to The Passion of the Western Mind (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view) The Passion presents a concise narrative history of the Western world view beginning with the ancient Greeks. The aim of this book … Continue reading

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Arthur Schopenhauer: In Light of the Upanishads

In light of the Upanishads… The World as Will and Representation Vol 1 §63 (Eternal Justice) By Arthur Schopenhauer. Translated and edited by Judith Norman, Alistair Welchman and Christopher Janaway. Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman Click here … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Arthur Schopenhauer

SCHOPENHAUER – A Very Short Introduction By Christopher Janaway (2002) Oxford, New York Narrated & adapted for video by Jason Youngman Based on chapter one: Schopenhauers life and works VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS – Oxford University Press Discover a new topic … Continue reading

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An arduous trip each soul to partake; to act out roles til’ the day we awake.

To look back upon history and contemplate its greater meaning is something significant to behold. Again and again we see the same archetypal stories being played out as actors upon a stage wearing different costumes. Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Western Tradition

Highlights of our Western Tradition – Part 2 (1st century to 500 AD) Based on the Passion of the Western Mind Background Music: Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings Click on the image above to access video. JY  

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Dawn of the Western Mind – Ideas that have shaped our world view

(Click on the image above to watch video) Highlights of our Western History – Part 1 (Based on the chronology from the Passion of the Western Mind) Video includes the number 1 of the 50 greatest pieces of classical music. … Continue reading

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Hiking the Eastern Coast of Newfoundland

Creating meaningful memories that last a lifetime   This montage of amazing memories from along the East Coast Trail – south of St. John’s, Newfoundland – represents a summer of fun filled hiking! JY   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Inuit Culture – Newfoundland and Labrador

Stan Nochasak, a Drummer & Visual Artist from Nain, Newfoundland & Labrador, gives honor to the Creator and his Ancestors through a traditional Inuit song. Stan channels his talent for creative art into keeping his aboriginal roots alive and proudly … Continue reading

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