Over at Open Culture, there is a fascinating post on a recent medical study linking the enigmatic narratives of Franz Kafka to his somnia. A doctor has claimed in The Lancet that Kafka’s texts show markers of a kind of lucid dreaming induced by lack of sleep.
More curated older content; here, a riff on Phillips’ theme of going sane
A reblogged post from early 2016.
Dark pessimism or seed of hope?
It is a dark age when learning is despised; when violence prowls our streets; when the cherished teachings of our wisest culture falls disused and forgotten. Apocalypses are not fashionable, though innovation and disruption are. We celebrate the piracy of wanton wealth and mock the traditionalists who sit in their cells and speak alone with their gods in the poems without which they could not love.
In the ruins of the crises of the tenth century, Western European culture was born and indeed so was the glory of Kievan Rus. Monasticism, a resurgent faith and a reform of the church, a flowering Renaissance, the emergence of order in modern government, law, conscience, mysticism and on it goes. Who will speak like Abelard and Heloise across the centuries in this new dark age?
Going sane writing
Source: Going sane writing
I thought I would reblog this post which commenced my 14 post series – 13 ways of looking at a bureaucrat – an essay of perspectives on my benighted profession.
You can read the entire series by following the links to the side.