The Impossible Cosmos

Modern cosmology has created an inescapable conflict.

Photo by Arnaud Mariat on Unsplash

The truth of the world is written in the stars. Shamans believed as much in the centuries before the birth of civilizations, and later high priests acted upon this belief. They built temples in alignment with the sky, calibrating the positions of the sun, moon and stars, thus divining the mysterious ways of the gods. They marked time…

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Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.