Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

On the Doors of Perception

Penned upon the 14th of May, 2008

I don’t often post my more academic pieces here – I like to keep FrillyShirt fairly accessible as a journal, plus I’m rather protective of my in-depth work before it’s extremely polished. I will, though, share a ponderable poser which has emerged in my continuing history studies: is it possible for the self to become perceptive of the infinite cosmos within life? We are forever pushing back the boundaries of consciousness, but can they ever be transcended? Buddhism says yea, and that, in fact, those boundaries survive even death. What do other traditions say? I’m not yet sure.

Please, share your thoughts. And for those whose philosophical inclinations lie elsewhere, I’ve got some cracking posts about the philosophy of clothing and historical tomfoolery coming up. Hold onto your homburgs.


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