How do we work with spiritual concepts while maintaining contemporary and secular sensibilities?
I enjoyed this post, and hope you get around to writing the follow up post mentioned at the end of the blog. I find your way of thinking of egregores interesting, though you use that word in a more broad scoped way than I personally do. I’m also curious to hear more about how your synesthesia has influenced your sociocultural framework and thoughts about the human sensory interface
I finally got around to reading it. I have to admit, you sort of lost me right away with "abstract entities," especially "abstract entities" that have behavior. I tend to consider an abstraction a sort of subjective projection and compression of a part of reality, not an entity with some kind of volition. So there's a difficulty with terminology there.
As an aside, I had about 20 rats between 1980 and 2000. I love the little guys. I would get more, but honestly to treat them the way I think they should be treated (ie, pampered shamelessly) would just take too much of my time now.