The Pilgrim by Joseph Voelbel

The Pilgrim by Joseph Voelbel is now available for streaming. A contemptlative journey by a wandering man who meets a holy being and may ask three questions… “A small sack clothe slung over his shoulder, bounced against his spine as he walked. It contained three uncut pieces of quartz crystal, an anachronistic post script fromContinue reading “The Pilgrim by Joseph Voelbel”

Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson

An Aged Quill Recording: Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson is now available for streaming. Narrated by Joseph Voelbel. Another essay in my endeavor to narrate all of Emerson’s Essays, First Series, which have had a profound impact on me and which I want to be easily available for others. The journey towards love is anContinue reading “Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson”

The Notesbooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Marie Rilke

An Aged Quill Recording: The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (an excerpt) is now available for streaming. This is an excerpt from The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke (1910). Translated from German by William Needham. Narrated by Joseph Voelbel. This was Rilke’s only novel, it was written in a water closetContinue reading “The Notesbooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Marie Rilke”

The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

The by and large gist is knowledge of activities occurs in orders of perception. That is, an event is known by the knowledge of it; also, there are orders to knowledge: divine intelligence, man’s reason, the imagination, and sense-based experiences. Boethius thinks the way in which we know a thing is determined by the level at which we approach it. The act of observing a man walking and the sun moving simultaneously above him are both, in his terms, ‘necessary’ when observed. However, one is volutional, that is free-will based (the man walking) though necessary because of its clear observation, while the other is also necessary, (the sun’s movement), but is based on a higher order of cohesion.