A Deeper Dive: Reflections on a Four-Year Silent Meditation Retreat

"Wherever we may be in our practice, we’ve all at times asked ourselves: What would it be like if I sat a little longer? Perhaps after our first afternoon, or daylong silent retreat, we thought—'I was really able finally to settle in there and experience stillness. It was powerful, and some interesting thoughts arose. What … Continue reading A Deeper Dive: Reflections on a Four-Year Silent Meditation Retreat

Liberalism is the Incubator of Authoritarianisms

"'Are you against the ‘liberal order’ which guaranteed peace and stability, and other wonderful things for so long?' The obvious answer is that your much-cherished liberal order was the incubator for Trumpism and other authoritarianisms. It made human beings subordinate to the market, replacing social bonds with market relations and sanctifying greed. It propagated an … Continue reading Liberalism is the Incubator of Authoritarianisms

Anonymous Sessions on 3:AM Magazine

"Another function of these civilizational trances is the inoculation of the masses from outsider disturbances. This is achieved by hardening the audience to them, administering small doses of carefully excised and polished versions of their rabid and incomprehensible accents, smooth postcard images of toxic wastelands, little commercial apocalypses for atrophied imaginations." —Cergat Boş & Elytron … Continue reading Anonymous Sessions on 3:AM Magazine

The Truth About Devo, America’s Most Misunderstood Band

"'So how do you change things? Subversion: that’s how. Who does it best? Madison Avenue; they get people to buy things that are bad for them every day...That’s what we wanted to do, use subversion to sell people things that they don’t know they want.' ...But to dismiss Devo as nostalgia compilation fodder is to … Continue reading The Truth About Devo, America’s Most Misunderstood Band