Category: Religion & Philosophy

the metaphysical and speculative

Melancolia

This is Albrecht Dürer’s engraving known as Melancolia There have been several attempts to understand whatever secrets are hidden in the symbolism in the picture as well as the underlying geometry of the whole thing.

That old time religion

Why can’t religion be fun anymore? The only “music” that could rightly accompany this scene is toneless human screaming. We mean no offense to any particular faith here, but if you were standing in this spot taking this photo, you…

All Souls Day reflection

All Souls’ Day: November 2nd All Souls’ Day is so called because Catholics on that day seek, by prayer and almsgiving, to alleviate the sufferings of souls in purgatory. It was instituted in the monastery of Cluny in 993.