On Shakespeare and Quantum Physics

"All the world's a stage," Shakespeare wrote: actors, strutting and fretting, and audiences projecting worlds into the theatre. But how much deeper it runs! The "actors" are perhaps the fundamental energies of the world: quarks, electrons, the very fabric of space and time. They "play," moving about in random ways, taking on "roles" when we … Continue reading On Shakespeare and Quantum Physics

Guru Gratitude Meditation

Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwara. Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah. Our creation is that guru (Brahma-the force of creation); the duration of our lives is that guru (Vishnu-the force of preservation); our trials, tribulations, illnesses, calamities and the death of the body is that guru (devo Maheshwara-the force of destruction … Continue reading Guru Gratitude Meditation


— Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven “We have also been variously disturbed. Concepts cross in mist. Perception is difficult. Volcanoes emit fire. Help is offered: refusably. Snakebite serum is not prescribed for all. Before following directions leading in wrong directions, auxiliary forces may be summoned, in immediate-following fashion: Er’ perrehnne!” “Er’ perrehnne,” Orr … Continue reading Er’perrehne