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Capitalism, Secularism, and the Environment

Group: Raphael Barnes, Claire Paterson, Jack Plants Basing our theories on American scholar and theorist Joel Kovel’s discussion within The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World (2007)– who posits that “capital’s responsibility for the ecological crisis can be shown empirically” (51)– we suggest that the ultimate human telos [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Terminality|0 Comments

The Fallout Monastery

Group: Raphael Barnes, Jack Plants, Claire Paterson We designed a fallout shelter based loosely on the Cannonball shelter/communication tower in the Appalachian mountains, which we have dubbed the “Fallout Monastery”. In our scenario, some sort of ecological catastrophe having to do with fungi has occurred, thereby marking the impending mass extinction of humankind. This hypothetical [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Terminality|0 Comments

“Fallout” as a Result of “Nuclear Colonization”

Group: Raphael Barnes, Claire Paterson, Jack Plants In “The Age of the Fallout” by anthropologist and professor Joseph Masco, he highlights the impact of what is termed fallout– a notion he considers a to have solidified during the Cold War (1947-1991). Although initially “constituted as the bomb’s lesser form” (142), Masco explicitly identifies fallout as [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Terminality|0 Comments

Linear Time, Telos, and Extinction

Group: Raphael Barnes, Claire Paterson, Jack Plants An essential facet of the modern, disenchanted, secular world is the conception of time as linear, unceasing, and perpetual. In a discussion of the problems faced in the secular subject of history, Chakrabarty notes that: "History’s own time is godless, continuous, and, to follow Benjamin, empty and homogenous [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|Terminality|0 Comments

The Hero’s Journey, Katabasis and the Shadow Aspect

The origin of monomyth archetype, or the hero's journey, can be attributed to American mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell. In his novel The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), he discusses this notion: "A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments

Bhavacakra – The Wheel of Life

        Bhavacakra, or srid pa'i 'khor lo in Tibetan-- also known as the wheel of life or the wheel of becoming-- is a symbolic representation of saṃsāra, or cyclical existence, in Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that the Buddha himself created the wheel in order to explain his teachings. Divided into various sections, the different parts of [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments

A Satanic View of the Afterlife

    Satanism as a concept tends to bring to mind notions of evil , darkness, and perhaps even death. This a misconception, as very well-known examples of Satanism are not even concerned with devil-worship. Of course, there are religions existing today, whose philosophies and ideologies are centered around worshipping the devil, but not the [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments