Karl Jung

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Wellbeing and geometry

Will a bacon sandwich kill you? (Guardian) Probably not. It’s all about moderation. It seems that moderation is the most persistent health advice on offer. In the second century AD, Galen, the Greco-Roman medical philosopher, said The best temperate man [sic] is he who in the body seems to be in the mean of all extremities, … Continue reading

Unearthing the trickster function in Icelandic myth

Loki is tied in an underground cave in the company of a serpent who tortures him with venom. Loki’s occasional writhing causes earthquakes. (139 characters. I’ve just made a tweet out of a saga.) According to an authoritative source, the god Loki plays a central role in the exchange of goods (von Schnurbein, 2000). Loki … Continue reading

LOL Security reproduces the trickster function

According to its manifesto, LulzSec is (or perhaps was) an “organization” committed to online hacking because it finds it entertaining: “You find it funny to watch havoc unfold, and we find it funny to cause it. We release personal data so that equally evil people can entertain us with what they do with it.” LulzSec seem … Continue reading

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