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Thoreau’s Life in the Woods

Throughout Thoreau’s philosophy one can see a sort of neo-Taoism, specifically a way of understanding “higher” thought, spiritual and otherwise, through his reverance of nature: “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious […]

December 15th

Want Your Mind Blown? Read “Godless Environmentalism”

The nature of reality is that God, for our own good, simply will not consent to be severed from the world. This quote, as disconcerting as it is comforting, hit me hard as I began reading Godless Environmentalism by David Page. On one hand, it implies that we, as humans, need protection or else we will perish […]

April 25th

“Steppenwolf” and Its Nature-Driven Spirituality

Many readers have enjoyed Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf since its publication in 1927. But as Hesse himself has claimed, many readers have also misunderstood the book, seeing only its tragic aspects. The novel, like the character it describes, consists of many different pieces. This is not to say that Steppenwolf is overly complex or difficult to read, […]

April 2nd