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Don’t Stare into the Abyss: The Philosophy of the Void

About twenty-five years ago my friends and I discussed one of Nietzsche’s famous aphorisms in from Beyond Good and Evil: “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” What does the ominous warning mean?


Interpreting the Sand Drawings (sandroing) from Vanuatu

The people of Vanuatu create fascinating sand drawings or ‘sandroing’. This article discusses their creation, purpose and deeper meaning. These drawings, like any other form of art, can be interpreted in four levels, from the rational an exoteric to the non-rational and esoteric level.

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Pi Approximation Day and the inner secrets of the number π

Happy Pi Approximation Day! Does the number π have a deeper meaning? Is there a hidden pattern in this otherwise irrational number?


Prince and the Purple Banana – The meaning of Let’s Go Crazy

“Let’s look for the purple banana till they put us in the truck”, Prince sang in his 1984 his song Lets go Crazy. We all sing along, but what does it mean?