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Secular Spirituality: Is That a Thing?

Today’s post comes from Hailey Kaufman, who studies philosophy, biology, and religion at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.  Her post advocates for the possibility of  spiritual awakenings of atheistic communities, and she’s not talking conversion here folks! 658 more words

Other Pocket Findings

Pierre Hadot on the practice of physics in Stoicism

From What is Ancient Philosophy?, 210-211:

It is in Stoicism that the exercise of physics takes on its full value. More than anyone, the Stoic is conscious of being in contact with the entire universe at every moment, for the entire universe is implied within each present moment: 413 more words


Quotations from ancient philosophers on the flight of the soul

From P. Hadot (2002), What is Ancient Philosophy?, 202-206

From the Epicurean tradition:

“For the spirit plunges into immeasurable and infinite space, and extends itself so as to traverse it in all directions, never seeing any borders or limits at which it might stop.” Cicero, On the Nature of the Gods, 1.54… 582 more words