Tools to preserve mental and spiritual freedom.

Artificial Intelligence & Higher Intelligence

"For Aristotle and his followers it seemed reasonable, that any kind of fertile vessel could replace the female womb to create new humans." The idea of the Homunculus, a tiny artifically created human, goes back to Egypt, Greek and Roman Antiquity and Aristotle. His theories of reproduction lead his followers…

Dictatorship, Algorithms and The Disorderly Arabesque

“The Arabesque (…) transfigures the object of nature it decorates (…) into a weightless, transparent, floating pattern extending infinitely in all directions (…) the object of nature has become under the Arabesque treatment a window onto the infinite.” During my work on this blog, while researching, reading and writing about Islamic philosophy…

How our Digital Habits Invite Authoritarian Abuse

“When thine eye is single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” ~ Luke 11:3 “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~…

Dispelling Wetiko – Breaking the Bondage of Abuse

"Ultimately, humility is the basis for democracy, just as arrogance is the basis for authoritarianism." ~ Jack D Forbes What is Wétiko? Wétiko is a word from North American Native – Cree – origin. To the Cree, and most Native North Americans, greed was a serious psychological malfunction. The Cree…

An Interview with Victoria Haigh

"Nature is nature (...) interfere with it at your peril. Man made is never going to overhaul what God created.“ ~ Victoria Haigh (The interview was done in 2014 // R.A.) Victoria Haigh and the case of her oldest daughter made many headlines over the last couple of years. Victoria…

Birds Fly Free Under Water ~ When justice is absent, what can be a healing?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "I wonder, do birds who are released by women who lie on the ocean floor fly too?" ".. her two small children went into forced adoption, leaving the woman a victim of rape who is stigmatized as “incapable mother” and open for yet more abuse in…