I’m just a normal dude philosophizing about life and culture while trying to inspire others to take their own journeys.

Andrew Haacke

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The Breath

  This article is a slightly modified version of one I posted to Taileaters.com The Sacred Nose In some cultures the nose is viewed as sacred and intricately connected to the soul and spirituality. Daoists referred to the nostrils as the gateways to...

Masculinity Adrift

  Masculinity Adrift Masculinity is in crisis. Or, depending on one's political persuasion, one might say that masculinity is the cause of the patriarchy and all imaginable difficulties women face; another might say masculinity is fine, if only there were...

The Power of Prayer

    The Power of Prayer Prayer is something I have ignored for most of my life, because I not only doubted its ability to do anything but more than anything did not understand what it represented. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnyQVeFWyqM     A...

Dis, Disconnection

    Dis, the Disconnected Human Experience In Dante's Inferno, the one and same author/protagonist adventures from being lost in a forest, guided by Virgil, into the world of Hell. In a literal sense, this story is just a fantasy novel about someone...

Vampires and Undead

Monsters of the Ego Monsters are important. They appear in art to represent us, humans, the dark sides of ourselves we don't acknowledge, the ugly part in the mirror we neither wish to nor are able to see. This is the same as the Shadow and the Ego, the...

The Shadow

The Shadow The Shadow is a concept that explains something embedded deep within my own psyche and mind. Carl Jung first described the Shadow through his works with numerous patients, but even more through his work on himself in early life. Jung found that...