The Sophists

The Sophists were among the first teachers and theorists of rhetoric in Ancient Greece. They made their living traveling from city to city, teaching the citizens the art of argumentation. Having experienced a wide variety of local habits and customs during their travels, they saw truth as being relative in nature. They rejected any idea… Continue reading The Sophists

Who is Thoth?

Known as the "Father of Alchemy," Thoth is the Egyptian God of wisdom, writing, science, magic, art and judgement. Considered "the divine intermediary between spirit and matter," he is also the God of the dead. In the myth of Osiris, it was Thoth who gave Isis the words she used to resurrect him after she… Continue reading Who is Thoth?

From ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’

“And why don't you write? Write! Writing is for you, you are for you; your body is yours, take it. I know why you haven't written. (And why I didn't write before the age of twenty-seven.) Because writing is at once too high, too great for you, it's reserved for the great-that is for "great… Continue reading From ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’

a small confession

My eyes are often open, but it is rare that they see. This morning, I saw fear. I thought I didn't know fear, that I somehow lived bravely. The outcomes in my experience weren't consistent with that analysis, but I brushed it off. I'm not afraid, it was just that simple. But maybe I couldn't… Continue reading a small confession