The Cosmos and the Tibetan Book of the Dead

The thousand-year-old Tibetan text Bardo Thodol, translated as "Liberation Through Understanding in the Between", and known widely by its popular name, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a Buddhist text about death, reincarnation, and achieving liberation from suffering. For the purposes of this blog, in which I…

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2,500 Years Ago, Plato Warned Us About Asteroid Impacts

I recently read through Plato's Timaeus—particularly the parts where he mentions the destruction of the city of Atlantis, alludes to asteroid strikes and tsunamis, and even discusses the catastrophic destruction of human civilization in recurring cycles. Here it is from Plato himself (as recited through a different character): “There…

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