“The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell

It is a great book. A wealth of treasures to awaken your hungry imagination. Myths contain such depth of meaning that one needs an experienced guide to help reveal their wisdom. No doubt, Joseph Campbell was an amazing guide who had a life-long passion for myths (ever since his boyhood!). If you have ever tried …

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What Can Books Teach us About Change?

While still on my journey through hometown, exploring the unknown in the familiar, I wanted to share with you this quote. I saw it at the same exhibition I mentioned previously. It seems to me that it captures the idea of change wonderfully. We all know that change is inevitable in life and yet we …

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Book Review: Luc Ferry “The Wisdom of the Myths”

A review of the French philosophy professor's Luc Ferry's book "The Wisdom of the Myths" where the author explores relationship between ancient Greek mythology and philosophy.

To Remember or to Forget?

This last article in 2019 is about memories. More specifically, the value and meaning of memories. As the old song tells us "Some dance to remember, some dance to forget". A book that I read recently made me think about the following questions - if you did or witnessed something awful and then for whatever …

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Thoughts on “A Brief History of Thought” by Luc Ferry

In one of my previous articles (Why Philosophy), I briefly mentioned a book: A Brief History of Thought, a philosophical guide to living, by Luc Ferry. Now I have finished reading it and would, therefore, like to share my thoughts on it in more detail. A very short summary of my impressions, however, is this: …

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Creation Tale or thoughts after reading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

This book tells the tale before the popular Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Saga. How it all began, where it all came from and why things developed the way they did. It is a Creation Tale and it reminds the reader that no creation can take place without destruction. The chaos and order, the …

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