Prolonging Transcendental States

“Transcendent states are often desperately short-lived: a few moments late at night or at dusk; on a plane or train journey across wide open country. But we can, through certain ingredients (especially lavender, cardamom, turmeric, and cinnamon), access them a little more systematically and thereby loosen the grip of our insistent egos.”In “Thinking & Eating”,… Continue reading Prolonging Transcendental States

Multi-Dimensions of a Celebratory Day

Multitalented and multitasking frequently had a somewhat disturbing effect on my approach to life. I see it as inherently human to have a variety of abilities, talents, knowledge sources, and as equally natural to operate on a variety of levels and areas simultaneously. Hence, I find it a tad redundant pointing to these as exceptional… Continue reading Multi-Dimensions of a Celebratory Day

Love in the Times of Corona

(and I do hope that Gabriel García Márquez will excuse the misquotation) Wash your hands / keep social distance / wear a mask / don’t make me wear a mask / protest rulings / inject bleach / take hydroxychloroquine / wait for vaccines / don’t ever make me take a vaccine ... It saddens me… Continue reading Love in the Times of Corona