bartholomy

meditation
writing

I publish on substack.


The Moral Disease

Drawing on Foucault, Nietzsche, Arendt, Freud, and many more, this is a study of moral phenomena from the Axial Age philosophical revolutions, to the religious fervor of late antiquity, to the totalitarian movements of the 20th century, to the latest illuminating tales of the “immorality of morality” in our own impotent, absurd, and yet ominous age. Once again, the spirit of skepticism and healthy thinking is tested against the histrionic fictions of the protofascist: we seem bound to repeat our mistakes, but that should not compel the courageous and rational to preemptive silence.

about

I’m a psychologist by training and a meditation teacher by inclination. I currently live off grid in a desert wilderness.

Teaching is my final ambition: I feel more than ever, that there is a small but slowly emerging cadre of young people thirsty for spiritual development on renewed terms - that we can reach into antiquity and mine it for value without losing touch with an intellectual conscience, that we can become worthy of the traditions of the past without bowing to unconvincing fictions.

If you enjoy my work, please consider donating or subscribing to my substack.

hello@hautogdoad.com