The house of our consciousness is made of words. The place we live and the windows we look through are language-woven artifacts. Living in tense times, as we are, words nowadays especially count. A tweet can reverberate with unsettling waves across the planet. Words, magnified wildly on the Internet, can drive one to suicide, cause a riot, inspire murder, even trigger a civil war.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
In my last post, I spoke to the concept of human singularities, and used the astonishing case of the Brazilian healer, Arigo, to illustrate. My plan is to report on related cases that qualify as human singularities. My model for this is Joseph of Copertino, a case of voluntary possession producing a spectrum of psychophysical marvels. Giuseppe definitely scores as a singularity—in the strong, paradigm-smashing sense.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
The term “singularity” is used to denote the point where an extreme or transcendent change becomes possible. So there are mathematical, gravity, and technological singularities. They all mark break-off points, openings to new realities. I want to introduce the idea of a human singularity—a person whose life has features that point to new dimensions of function, of being, and of value.