Perennial Truths In The Post-Truth Era: Parallax Gets A Revamp

June 30, 2018 § 15 Comments

No automatic alt text available.[“Future Visions” by Christopher Buzelli]

In the so-called “post-truth” era, Parallax is more dedicated than ever to pursuing the perennial truths that support human potential.

Eight years ago, I published my first Parallax post on this blog: “The Role of the Dreamer & The Falseness of Civilization.” 1,258,328 hits and 986 subscribed readers later, after taking a hiatus to work on other projects, I’m ready to dive back in and make this blog better than ever.

It is my mission to explore the architecture of reality, to investigate the mysteries of existence and how they relate to the potential of the human spirit. I have some juicy topics that I’m excited to write about in the upcoming months—I’ve been percolating on many a Parallaxian theme during my hiatus. But also, I want to hear from you.

What topics would you like to see explored on Parallax?

Submit your requests and suggestions in the comment section of this post, and you will automatically be entered in a raffle. The prize is a $25 Amazon gift certificate! I will be drawing the winning name on July 15th.

the-false-mirror- magritet[“The False Mirror” by René Magritte]

In this time where the world can feel dark and tumultuous, it is my goal to make Parallax your eye in the storm.

We are getting enough competing, depressing, distressing news from all sides, and, while it’s important to stay informed, I would like to offer soul-nourishment and thought-food to the weary traveler: uplifting, enriching, inspiring articles with a voice, focusing on empowerment and possibility.

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.”

― Hafiz

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§ 15 Responses to Perennial Truths In The Post-Truth Era: Parallax Gets A Revamp

  • A. Adam DeFranco says:

    Is there a central energetic core that empowers human evolution and ascension?

    • Tai Woodville says:

      Great question! I would love to research that and offer up some thoughts. There are so many different angles one can explore it from. I love it! It’s on the list!! 😃

      • A. Adam DeFranco says:

        I am sensing like many that our souls or spirits can be described and explored in more contemporary ways. We are on the cusp of a new renaissance – I believe one more powerful than the last.

  • batgurrl says:

    Oh have we missed you. And to give you ideas is sublime. Lately, my passion has been the healing power of the forest. I have a favorite grove of cedar trees that give me such strength and calming. One even is called bear because he has the forest spirit face visible in his trunk.

    There was an article recently about how forests communicate in their roots and even help their youngsters by sending them more nutrients.

    How to live for hundreds of years and only dance in the wind is an inspiration.

    What you think?

    Batgirl

    • Tai Woodville says:

      Oh, I love those themes, Batgirl! Very inspirational and I completely agree. I live on a tree farm and the cedars are indeed charged with a special sort of energy, it seems. There is a Russian book you might check out—I’ve only read sections, but am intrigued—called “The Ringing Radiance,” all about the magic of cedars and more.

      I have experienced firsthand the healing power of nature and forests in particular. I will absolutely add both of these ideas to my list of ideas to write about. Thank you so much for weighing in!

      Love & light,

      TAI

    • Tai Woodville says:

      Batgirl!

      You are our raffle winner! Please kindly pass your email to me in a reply and you will receive your winning gift certificate! 🙂

      As a long-time reader and comment-giver, you certainly deserve it!

      Congratulations!
      TCW

  • plouh says:

    Truth is timeless, not some imaginary concept, that only mean it’s not in the field of time, thought, memory.

    Everyone project a reality of his own making, that reality is put together by thought, the image one has about himself, and the bundle of images hi has about everyone and everything, that’s why the world is in such confusion and misery.

    And since the mind, is giving continuity to himself as the ‘me’ he give continuity to the projected reality, that’s why human are not able to see things as they are, and act in a confused way.

    If you has a friend, you had an image about him, this image is created by all the psychological memory, association, hurt, flattery, and this image prevent you from seeing him as he is, if you drop the image you has about him, then what left is the truth, the fact, not some mysterious truth that thought project and seek.

    The only thing, the mind can do, is be aware of his bondage to the past, to memory, his own conditioning, aware of his prejudice, conclusion, conflict, and see himself exactly as he is, that what we are is nothing more than a bundle of memory, then than awareness is action in itself, and when the me, the observer has put an end to himself, that’s mean thought stop creating an image as the me, seek permanency and give continuity to itself, what left is truth, a state when there is no division.

    if all human mind, has no image about them self, wish is just a bundle of memory,then we will all see the same thing, and act as we had to, thought must see itself, the fact of itself, that’s it’s always bounded to time, to the past, and that it can never go beyond itself, to something timeless, when thought stop, that’s is truth, but as long as though is projecting, seeking, hoping, formulating to itself what it think it’s truth, it’s still in the field of time playing with itself, in the same circle, the prison of knowledge.

    • Tai Woodville says:

      I agree–“when thought stops, that is truth.” A timeless topic worth exploring! Thank you for weighing in.

      TCW

  • Andrea Janda says:

    To pick up a thread in batgurrl’s comment and the idea of “perennial” truths . . .

    I feel like I straddle two realities—that of having to engage with technology to do my work, manage my household, pursue my writing, research, entertainment, and some social connection and the other, where nature sweetly dominates and I spend abundant time in my garden and the woods reconnecting with the real world of life and its cycles.

    I’ve read plenty of psychological, social, and biological studies on the effects of tech on our brain, behavior, and health, but I would like to read more philosophical and existential thoughts on how the asynchronous nature of technology and expectations of engagement (text, image sharing, etc.) warps our sense of time and place, how we lose time, self-perception, and the mirror of identity in the digital Netherlands.

    I think of Laurie Anderson: “Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.”

    Or further, Richard Dawkins: “Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins, and astrology ends and astronomy begins.”

    And Jaron Lanier in “What Is A Person” from You Are Not A Gadget:

    “What computerized analysis of the country’s school tests has done to education is exactly what Facebook has done to friendships. In both cases, life is turned into a database. Both degradations are based on the same philosophical mistake, which is the belief that computers can presently represent human thought or human relationships. These are things computers cannot currently do.”

    So—my big questions are these . . . what is beyond technology? What is beyond our imaginations and personhood represented as fragments of the hive mind? What is beyond the new, ubiquitous and almost necessary culture of self-promotion and advertisement for survival and validation? Without the reader, without the watcher—the writer and the “performer” does not exist—so where, within the context of technology and all of it’s wonders and dangers, can we and our humanity exist?

    • Tai Woodville says:

      Wonderful themes and questions, Andrea, thank you so much for these stimulating thoughts and pointing in this fascinating direction! Expect a related post, to be sure! I appreciate the inspiration!

      On on!
      TCW

  • It is my belief that we need to communicate with all of nature, from the tiniest form to the most gigantic because they all have advice for us and are eager to talk.

    • Tai Woodville says:

      I completely agree and your suggestion of a natural world connectivity theme seems to be a favorite topic among readers, so you can bet you will be seeing this topic in a future post! Thank you so much for weighing in. 🙂

      TCW

  • Alan says:

    I’d suggest following your curiosity and posting on topics that most interest you — that seems to have been your method so far and it has served you very well.

    Looking forward to the new series of posts!

    • Tai Woodville says:

      It’s true, that is always what guided me before, and it did seem to be synchronistic for readers…

      But I feel I’ve gotten to a bit of a plateau on my journey, where all of my revelations are no longer discoveries, instead feeling more like affirmations of touchstones I’ve already concluded…So I often find myself coming around full circle, simply deepening my understanding of subjects already touched upon. Which could still be worth sharing!

      I thought it might be time to see what the readership was hungry for. Thankfully, every suggested theme completely syncs with my own curiosity! Thanks for the encouragement, Alan! 😀

      On on,
      TCW

    • Tai Woodville says:

      That being said, I’ll hopefully always have new thoughts to share and will definitely keep following my curiosity and sharing my notes along the way! I appreciate hearing that. Thank you. 🙂

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