Querying Inquiry

Most of us ask questions all the time without necessarily thinking through the question itself first. Our smartphones enable us to ask anything, essentially at any time, without having to do any real investigation ourselves. Want to know what years the American Civil War took place? What is the exact wording of the 13th amendment?…

Virgo Moon Cycle 2017

With a preponderance of planets in Virgo at this New Moon – in fact, all the personal ones including Sun through Mars – there seems to be an initial focus on the nature of refinement and purification, particularly with regards to the self. These are not outwardly focused planets (that starts with Jupiter, Saturn and…

Are You Sane?

At the first, a working definition of sanity must be presented: “The state of sound mental and emotional faculties which allow for a rationalistic, logical and keenly-attuned awareness and interaction with one’s inner and outer environments.” Most of us would probably confirm that we are, indeed, sane. We live in a world governed essentially by…

Jon Snow’s Death: Honorable & Ironic

Jon Snow is – or was – the most honorable character on HBO’s heralded Game of Thrones TV series. Snow stands alone next to his father, Ned Stark, who also lost his neck at the end of Season 1 for the same character flaw: rigid adherence to his honor system. Whether or not one agrees…

Meet The Symboltons

The Symbolton is a curated, online, digital publication for encouraging a civilization of thought, contemplation and discourse on a variety of subjects ranging from every day commonalities (i.e. What does it mean to be angry? Does morality matter?) to free-thinking perspectives on the nature of the universe and existence. I began this publication as a…

I Think, Therefore I Think

Identity sets us apart. Who we are – or perhaps, who we think ourselves to be and who we present to the world – provides us with that unique stamp of demarcation as it envelopes us with labels, beliefs, principles, and desires that constellate into the “I”. For some, the results are self-judged as disastrous,…

The Walking Dead: Redefining Civilization

Before diving into the juicy, bloody guts of AMC’s television series The Walking Dead, let us first take at least a cursory review of civilization, and what it means to exist in our modern, Western society. In its essence, civilization is simply an organized grouping of individuals who work together towards some common purpose. Typically…

Unadulterated Freedom

Freedom is a confusing term. We throw it about as if it is our inalienable right, especially in America. In fact, the foundation of the nation is centered upon this very word, at least in theory. While this article will not be an investigation into the meaning of American freedom, it will nevertheless address freedom…

The Cinderella Story: Sacrifice & Redemption

She’s beautiful, pure of heart, joyful, dutiful, innocent, elegant and grieving the loss of her mother and father. Yet she presses onward. She even presses onward with enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude. The Cinderella story is about Ella, a simple country girl who lives to live life, in all of its experiences. Yet such…