Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the most profound and moving books I have read. It illustrates what we can learn from the human condition in the face of extreme suffering. The author, Viktor Frankl, was an Austrian psychiatrist who was transported to and imprisoned in Auschwitz. Frankl does not go into great and…View Post

Seneca’s Musings on Life and Time Can Help You Beat Procrastination

Seneca the Younger (4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman philosopher who expounded, promoted and practised Stoicism – the philosophy that asserts that virtue is what makes us happy and that we should be calm in the face of misfortune. We are not in control of, and cannot depend on, external events – as…View Post

Book Review: The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

I really want to give this book 5 out of 5 stars, since I really do consider it a truly paradigm-shifting book, but I’ve knocked off half a star for the language being a bit hippy-dippy and cringe-worthy at times (but mostly extremely poetic and beautifully written). Also, I didn’t buy into all of the…View Post

Codex Seraphinianus: A Strange Book About a Strange World

The Codex Seraphinianus is an illustrated book put together by the Italian artist and architect Luigi Serafini (born in 1949). Originally published in 1981, the book contains a depiction of an imaginary world, and all the writing is done in an imaginary language. Admittedly the language doesn’t mean anything, but the fact that it looks like a…View Post

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript dates to the early 15th century and it is believed to have come from northern Italy. It is not named after the author (since the author is unknown) but is named after the book dealer, Wilfrid Voynich, who bought it in 1912. The language of the book remains unknown and no one has…View Post