Being 2.0: On Culture, Belonging, and Identity

I offer in this book, as a result, a transpersonal experience. More than my simple autobiography, the book is the story of an entire generation of people whose parents emigrated from various countries, with the hope of a better future for their progeny.
I think in a way that the sense of loneliness related to this grief is, at any rate for me, a feeling of inner disconnect, as if there were a gaping hole in the centre of who I am. This feeling was one that I had been carrying around for most of my life, but had come to the centre of my experience as a result of such grief. I see this feeling of inner disconnect as a need to feel like I belong somewhere. As the process of grief was taking place, it amplified a need to deconstruct my place and role in society, the ideological structures that pervade cultures, and the nature of the relationships between people.

Modern Societies, Dialectic on Contemporary Beliefs

Further in History, the descent of the Christ to save the fallen world is a single event. This return is a final regeneration towards the future, thereby opposing the archaic mode of thought with the late Judeo-Christian ontology. This is a transition from a cyclical time to a linear time, then a historical time, which gradually allows modern religions to be realized and justified in history. As for the creation of the world, it became by the same token a phenomenon detached from the individual. The latter is a being endowed with speech, that was able to revoke the immanence that once existed between him and Nature. This delineates Nature as the eternal reservoir for hierophanies and the temporary life of beings, waiting a redeemer figure.
Therein lies the religious dilemna: God is conceived on the one hand as the incarnation of absolute freedom, whereas individuals, on the other hand, cannot save themselves as they depend on the grace of God.

On the Future of Religion

For some time now, I have been  interested in the evolution of religions in modern societies. This is a question that I consider of the utmost importance, and for which there is no straightforward path. What will the religious landscape look like in the coming years in modern societies? I …

Letter of Apology

This letter is an attempt to offer my deepest and most sincere apology to everyone. It includes the dear friends, the family, and the enemies I made down the road. There is in me a deep sense of loss and grief, as I realize some of the truest and humblest …

Life & Death

Missed immortality, death is an inevitable consequence of life, and one cannot be conceived without the other. Both constitute the basis of religious feeling, and the basis of metaphysical reflection. Death is a drama which is played out in the theatre of life and which torments human consciousness since the …

Life, Please Understand

Dear Life, for what you have been imposing upon me, this letter is my offering. As an attempt, maybe, to shed light on some of the difficulties on the road that I took and that you opened up to me. The struggle unfolds here in two ways: the first one being articulate …

The New Man Anxiety

I’m suffering from what I call the “New Man Anxiety”. I started to notice I was suffering from this particular form of anxiety a couple of years ago, after doing some research online. I’m quite sure you’re suffering from the same anxiety as well because you feel it. How do …

Can Smart People Hope?

As I just finished to read VALIS from Philip K. Dick, common themes resonated in me, more than ever. One really important, amongst the numerous themes that emerged in this book, is the notion of hope: are we still allowed to hope, and if so, how? What kind of value systems …

The Words I Live In

They say, sometimes words cannot describe what we live. Sometimes living through the experience is the only truth one grasps, when  depicting scenes and landscapes with words is a condemnation. What if…what if, words themselves could be imbued with their own significance, out of any construct that relies upon experience …

Relationships are Cascades…

Relationships present in many ways the characteristics of cascades. They slowly let their nature and textures unfold along various paths, through different shapes and colors.  Sounds are timorous and impacts are gentle, yet they announce an oncoming expression, fully completed in the space of momentums that are taking place. There …