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Emanuel Swedenborg – Mystic or Misguided?

Swedish scientist who, after recovering from a psychological crisis, became a mystic claiming to speak on a regular basis with angelic, alien and demonic beings… Continue reading

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Postmodernism – Not necessarily absurd or without wings

The term postmodernism became popular in the 1970s and 80s but has roots reaching back through the centuries. Social theorists usually try to define concepts through a key set of ideas and parameters. Postmodernism challenges conventional perceptions of “the definition” … Continue reading


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Erich Fromm and the “Mass Man”

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a German-born American psychologist and social thinker who is often linked to the Frankfurt school of critical theory. Fromm’s work combined different ideas from the works of Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx and J.-P. Sartre. Like Carl Jung, he … Continue reading


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Gene Roddenberry

Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (1921-91) was an American television and film producer best known for creating Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Apparently Roddenberry’s hands-on involvement with the popular Star Trek: … Continue reading


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Science Fiction (Sci-Fi)

Embed from Getty Images Science Fiction (sci-fi) is a genre of literature, TV and film sometimes trivialized by art snobs and the literary establishment. Critics say science fiction characters are wooden, two-dimensional “cardboard cutouts” rarely developed in the manner of, … Continue reading