our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


Learning to use Psyche's knife skillfully

  • Learning to use Psyche's knife skillfully has little to do with controlling others. Indeed, an ironical fact about potency is that genuine power consists partly in realizing what one does not control. But it takes a sharp, discerning mind to know this. Naturally, this is where Psyche's knife enters our story.
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    Plato calls this divinity the daimon, the personal companion who accompanies us through life, the one who guides us, and goads us, to remember the story we forgot when we endured the shock of incarnation.2