“…selfishness is as innocent as blood flowing from a wound.”*


*The Epiphany of No Purpose accidental self-deceptions hiding under conscious, surface deceptions; Jeff Shampnois Craft, Story, and Ritual Change occurs in spite of a wholehearted effort to do things the same way as before. Antonio Dias Absences What now? Now nothing. Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard   These three essays circle about the same place. A space… Continue reading “…selfishness is as innocent as blood flowing from a wound.”*

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Why?


…transformation …entails …that problems of knowledge …be seen in connection with the wider questions pertaining to human life. …why are we inquiring in the first place? As Midgley (2004) points out: "thinking out how to live is a more basic and urgent use of the human intellect than the discovery of any fact whatsoever, …the… Continue reading Why?

Cross-post from Antonio Dias Fiction, Inspiration and Accumulation


JDG: I wonder if you could say more about how you see this process of how smaller stories grow into a larger, coherent narrative? SB: I’m not sure it can be very simply defined. But to me it’s predominantly about inspiration, and a process of accumulation. This exchange comes from Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard's interview with… Continue reading Cross-post from Antonio Dias Fiction, Inspiration and Accumulation

Pattern Which Connects, Finding Community


One reason things have been a little slow here in the past few weeks has been the work involved editing this conversation with Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard. It is now up on his site: Pattern Which Connects. Here is his introduction: Last February I approached Tony Dias for an interview about his involvement in and thoughts… Continue reading Pattern Which Connects, Finding Community

Catalytic Conversation, a Concentric Approach to Dialogue


There is a vacuum of attention as we persist in focusing on our perceived problems. We are trapped within our confusion that arises around our conceptions of clarity. We arrive at clarity. It cannot be manufactured. How can we find/create a portal, a place through which we might pass and come together in dialogue? –… Continue reading Catalytic Conversation, a Concentric Approach to Dialogue

Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard’s Conversation with Andrew Taggart


I've come across an opportunity to extend what goes on here by pointing you at another conversation. For me there is great Joy in being able to do this! It is a sign of the growth of community I've been experiencing lately after so many decades in the wilderness. Let me leave it at that… Continue reading Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard’s Conversation with Andrew Taggart