The Marginalian

30 May. 2023
The art-science that captured the wonder of some of “the most brilliant productions of Nature.” While the French seamstress turned scientist Jeanne Villepreux-Power was solving the [...]
27 May. 2023
How to bear the gravity of being. In many ancient creation myths, everything was born of a great cosmic ocean with no beginning and no end, lapping matter and spirit into life. In the cosmogony of [...]
25 May. 2023
How to “include everything coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and without a border.” Life is an ongoing dance between the subjective reality of [...]
22 May. 2023
The psychological machinery of our commonest coping mechanism for the terror of hurt, rejection, and abandonment. The hardest thing in life isn’t getting what we want, isn’t even knowing [...]
20 May. 2023
“We’ve come this far, survived this much. What would happen if we decided to survive more? To love harder?” We know that the atoms composing our bodies and our brains can be traced [...]
17 May. 2023
Notes on the eternal dialogue between art and science in our yearning to know reality. On the morning of April 10, 1535, the skies of Stockholm came ablaze with three suns intersected by several [...]
17 May. 2023
“The people we love are built into us.” “There is no place more intimate than the spirit alone,” the young May Sarton (May 3, 1912–July 16, 1995) wrote in her stunning ode [...]
16 May. 2023
Searching for “that principle which keys us deeply into the pattern of all life.” “Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will,” Baudelaire wrote — [...]
15 May. 2023
“Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back.” Love is both the tenderest mirror and the cruelest. How much and how well we show up for love reflects what we believe ourselves worthy of. [...]
14 May. 2023
“Self-knowledge… is not an aim in itself, but a means of liberating the forces of spontaneous growth. In this sense, to work at ourselves becomes not only the prime moral obligation, [...]