The Paradox of Freedom: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror

Art by Lisbeth Zwerger from a special edition of The Wizard of Oz. “Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Freedom is not something that anybody can be given,”James Baldwin wrote in contemplating how we imprison ourselves, “freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.” It is hard not to instinctually bristle at this notion — we all like to see ourselves as autonomous agents of our own destiny who would never … Continue reading The Paradox of Freedom: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror

Dancing with the Divine Feminine

Eight Great Bodhisattvas by Karsang Lama | Courtesy of the Dharmapala Thangka Centre New York’s Tibet House hosts a new body of work by master Nepalese artist Karsang Lama that celebrates the wisdom of awakened female buddhas. By Julia Hirsch In Vajrayana Buddhism, one of the quickest ways to become a buddha is to imagine yourself as one. But while the classic stories of enlightenment are filled with male protagonists and buddhas, enlightened women are not given nearly the same play, leaving female practitioners with few heroines to emulate. A new exhibition at Tibet House US in Manhattan seeks to even … Continue reading Dancing with the Divine Feminine

WHAT A EVEN A SMALL SCALE NUCLEAR WAR WOULD DO TO PLANET EARTH

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times The mainstream media is cheering on the psychopaths in government as they deliberately stoke conflict with Russia and press further forward with the Neocon agenda of total global war. If the media were doing its job, however, they’d be asking questions and pursuing truth in governmental matters in order to contribute to the good of society and the betterment of the world. At issue in this looming conflict is the horrifying specter of nuclear war, and the threat of such an unwinnable conflict is higher today than at any point during the cold war. It seems … Continue reading WHAT A EVEN A SMALL SCALE NUCLEAR WAR WOULD DO TO PLANET EARTH