I know my readers are few, but still, I dislike not posting more frequently. However, a couple of months ago I started John Gray’s “The Soul of the Marionette,” and it took me down a rabbit hole I’m still exploring. Gray’s straightforward purpose is the exploration of free will.
The book came to me through a fellow traveler in Berlin last year. I’m not sure why I finally started it, but it might have been better if I hadn’t. Gray draws from many esoteric sources, several of which resonated deeply. They drew me in, and one thing led to another. Now I’m knee deep in a half-dozen books and have been too distracted to think of much else, though I will review any relevant ones at the right time. I’ve already done so with “Soliloquy.”
Anyway, I guess I could list the books that have come up so far, read or being read:
The Soliloquy of a Hermit, T.F Powys
The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels
Straw Dogs, John Gray
Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom
So you see, fair readers (ok, reader), I’ve a good excuse. I just need to plow through some of this and digest it, and I’ll be good to go…!