Some Meditations on Extremism
The effusions in this compilation were the result of several years of interior reflexion – of meditation – upon my extremist past and my decades of selfishness; a reflexion which, from 2006 to 2012, led me to develope and then refine my ‘numinous way’ into the philosophy of pathei-mathos. Consequently, these effusions deal, in a quite personal way, with matters such as remorse, extremism, expiation, sorrow, and the reformation of individuals.
As I wrote in the essay So Much Remorse, included in the compilation,
” So much remorse, grief, and sorrow, within me for the unwise suffering-causing deeds of my past. Yet all I have in recompense for decades of strife, violence, selfishness, hate, are tears, the cries, alone – and words, lifeless words, such as this; words, to – perhaps, hopefully – forewarn forswear so that others, some few, hearing, reading, may possibly avoid, learn from, the errors that marked, made, and were, my hubris.”
Second Edition, 2016
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