Tag: thesis

  • The antagonist as a limitation to dialogue

    Some things just seem to keep coming around; like a bad penny. I’m not entirely sure when I first ran into the book “Antagonists in the Church“, by Kenneth Haugk, but I do know where. It must have been some time close to 1995 when Isaac Bonewits posted “Dealing with Religious Jerks“. I read this…

  • Hermetic

    The term “hermetic”, or “hermeticism”, is one that gets used a lot in esoteric study. There’s several meanings for this term, and there’s oppositional terms. Inspired by the possibility for a project recently, I thought that one of the first things I would do is to outline my own thinking about the term and how…

  • Fragments of Dialogue

    In the last day or so, I’ve put up on my unbook site the first few fragments in a collection of further thoughts about dialogue not included in my Master’s Thesis, “The Fifth Principle of Dialogue”. I’ve called this collection “Fragments of Dialogue” and will be recovering sections that were cut out of my thesis,…

  • Putting Community In

    I wasn’t sure I’d ever even actually post this particular paper publicly. Maybe a little too revealing about myself and a community I was involved in, but it’s something that I was pretty proud of as a paper. But, it’s part of the work I’ve done connected to my thesis, so I decided to go…

  • Crazy Together

    Over on my relatively new unbook site, I’ve posted an even newer essay about social media, “Crazy Together: Searching for dialogue in the age of social networking“: The thing about Twitter, and other online tools, is that it seems all really just like talking to yourself out loud in a public place. If you happen…