I’ve been trying to find a parallel for Stoicism’s unusual theory of tonos, or tension. As far as I can understand it, ancient Stoics believed that all beings had the sacred fire of the Logos within them, vibrating at different tensions. In rocks, the tension is very low, because they are without consciousness, although they Read more…

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I’ve written before about how fascinating and bewildering I find modern astro-physics, with its Pullman-esque talk of multiple dimensions and even multiple universes. I admire the incredible ambition, and optimism, of modern physicists, with their eager search for a ‘theory of everything’, which will combine quantum mechanics with quantum physics, and will finally explain the Read more…

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