Stirring the Soul and Energizing the Mind: The Kōan as a Meditative Tool

Photo by Ian Turnell Craig C. Downer’s Wonder Streams of the Soul is a stunning collection of inspirational poems and philosophical musings that attempt to seek truth and insight into nature, the soul, and life. Reading Wonder Streams of the Soul, I am reminded of the meditation tool used in Zen Buddhism to teach and test…

Exploring More On Literary Themes

Photo by Josh Hild The themes in the books we read reflect our personalities. These themes are where the story revolves around. It’s essential to learn a little about the commonly used literary themes. There are a couple of ways to determine what certain books are about. We can describe them by the following: A…

Poetry and the Imagery of Words

One of the greatest gifts that man has above other living creatures is that of the ability to think and the capacity to speak. With the power of words (be it spoken or written), the thinking man was able to rise above all else and conquer the things for which he lacked. Without wings, man…