Uncertainty, Divination and the Book of Changes

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I’m very pleased to say that Aeon Magazine have just published a piece I’ve written on the Yijing / I Ching / 易經, the Chinese Book of Changes, and the cultivation of uncertainty. Here’s a quote. More recently, I have started to ask a different set of questions about the I Ching. I am no longer so worried about what …

Do not adjust your sets

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Well, after six whole days of having no access to email or to any of my various websites—thanks to a server meltdown—I’m glad to say that I’m now back in action. Apologies for the long, wintery blankness here on TheMyriadThings.com, but other than sending exasperated queries to tech support for the entire week, and lots of anxious pacing to and …

Isaac’s Gift

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Just a quick email to say that I’ve got a new article online over on Aeon Magazine’s excellent website. The article is about the Tanimbar islands in Indonesia, adat ritual law, gift exchange, and talking lizards. You can find the link here. Whilst you are at it, it’s worth signing up for Aeon’s RSS feed: they publish a new (and excellent) article …

Begin afresh, afresh, afresh

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Well, it’s now more or less spring; and with the surging green buds etc., I thought I’d give TheMyriadThings a new look. After a few days of burrowing away behind the scenes, I’m just about ready to put the site back online. There are still a few rough edges (if you find any, then let me know), but I’ve simplified …

Comments!

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Just a quick update to apologise to anybody who has been having trouble commenting on this site. Although sleek and elegant, I was finding that the comments system that I was using was not working for any other users of the site. So I have reverted to a less sleek and less elegant solution, which (I hope) should work. Apologies …

Happiness, Again…

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Just a quick post to say that if anybody wants to snap up a copy of my Introducing Happiness book, it is available as a part of the 12 Days of Kindle promotion for a short period for 99p in the UK. The offer ends January 7th. The link to the book in the UK is here.

Snorghs, Sailors, Philosophy and Mood

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With apologies for cross-posting from my personal website; but I’m very pleased to have received this morning two copies of the Spring Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities journal, which includes my essay on “What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas”. It’s a fairly personal essay/paper about the questions around children’s literature, creative writing, research and philosophy. The paper started out when …

Welcome to the Myriad Things

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Well, here it is—after a hiatus of about a year or so, I’ve started blogging again in earnest. And so welcome to The Myriad Things. As some visitors here may know, for a long time—five years in all—I ran a blog over at thinkBuddha.org. It was a huge amount of fun; but back in late 2011, I decided to retire …