Is Heraclitus the greatest philosopher no one talks about? And what did this thinker mean when he said the world is made of fire?
To hear these four truths, the Buddha said, is already the first step on a path that one day WILL bring you to becoming an awakened one, a Buddha, yourself.
By identifying with a myth or an archetype, archaic man participates in ultimate reality and enters the plane of the gods, of life everlasting.
Becker points out all political scapegoating is essentially a religious ritual. It is the act of embodying all the evil in the world and all the injustice in the state onto one easily discernible object. An object that then must be destroyed to destroy the evil it symbolizes.
An essay on the religious aspect of money, man’s innate denial of death and quest for more life. Has gold replaced God in today’s society?
Ernest Becker shows us the dark psychological roots of our desire to give and make gifts. Heroism and guilt form the psychology of gifts.
Anattā, which many people translate as ‘the theory of no-self’ should more rightly be translated as ‘the no-theory of self’. To understand this teaching means to completely transform your outlook on the world in a way that is difficult to describe in words.