Musical Interlude with Vikings edited by O Society June 7, 2019 The title Traust: trust, faith, solid, shelter Nyorsk English (Icelandic): “Traust. Það þarf kjark og þor til að opna hjarta sitt og opinbera tilfinningar sínar fyrir öðrum. Að treysta og vera treyst/ur er dýrmæt gjöf. Sá er lánsamur sem auðnast slíkt í lífinu.“ ~Hulda (English): "Trust. Although it takes courage to open up your heart to others, trusting and being … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Vikings: Traust / Trøllabundin / Herr Mannelig
Challenges to the legitimacy of the profession have forced it to examine itself, including the fundamental question of what constitutes a mental disorder. by Jerome Groopman New Yorker edited by O Society June 3, 2019 Modern medicine can be seen as a quest to understand pathogenesis, the biological cause of an illness. Once pathogenesis—the word … Continue reading The Troubled History of Psychiatry
by O Society May 12, 2019 Today is Mother's Day, and in celebration, we explore the concept of beauty. The aesthetics of the female form. This entails getting into identity politics, which we usually avoid at O Society; however, there is a time and place for everything. Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy we can … Continue reading Identity as Beauty
by Charles Leerhsen Yahoo!News edited by O Society May 10, 2019 On Tuesday, the New York Times scooped the world on the news from 1985 to 1994, Donald Trump incurred the biggest business losses of any single taxpayer in American history. What was it like for him to lose more than $1 billion in a decade? … Continue reading Trump — the Billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen
by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O society May 9, 2019 Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high speed trips to the lake and our lake homes, and with displays of flags, and the sounds of bugles and drums, and by parades and speeches and unthinking applause. It will be celebrated … Continue reading Memorial Day: Whom Do We Honor?
by Mengzi edited by O Society https://youtu.be/3eIbuW-BR7o Gongsun Chou said, “May I presume to inquire how you, Sir, excel?" “I can interpret what speech means,” replied Mencius, “and I nurture well my flood-like qi.” Gongsun Chou asked, “What do you mean by ‘flood-like qi?’” “It is hard to describe,” said Mencius. “This is a qi that is … Continue reading Sprouts of Confucius
How Denmark's Heilung Create "Amplified History" with Human Bones and Throat Singing Experimental folk-metal group talks music on a spiritual quest to conjure the primal wildness of the Viking age https://youtu.be/QRg_8NNPTD8 by Ryan Reed Revolver edited by O Society April 30, 2019 "In order to connect to what was before," says Christopher Juul," you have to … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Vikings: Heilung (Healing)