During my travels ‘consciousness’ is a term that has taken on a variety of meanings depending upon the subculture I’m in. Now that I have read a little about it in the context of analytical philosophy, I’m often startled when I hear a Buddhist friend or a Jungian friend use the term because their understanding of it seems at odds with how I'm starting to understand it. Consciousness is a term that we were using in the drug scene, long before Buddhism and Jung entered my life.
Brentyn sent me a Dharma book recently. He’s been living in Ohio for the past few years and during the election campaign, he was in a fever. I told him not to worry, that Trump would never get in. But he was worried and he was right to be. He included a postcard with the book and wrote that things had become ‘interesting’. Swastikas were being graffitied around town. Some people were fighting back, outside the university library ‘Fight fascism – support refugees’ was written