Welcome to Wholly Orders
A poetic and philosophical exploration of the Western intellectual and contemplative tradition
Are you unsatisfied with a contemporary worldview of poetry and the Western contemplative spiritual tradition being mere flights of fancy irrelevant to the ‘modern world’?
Are you also unwilling to throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to Western thinking?
Wholly Orders is a project that seeks to find again a unity in thinking within the Western philosophical and contemplative tradition. One that brings together poetry, philosophy, and science.
Many important thinkers of the past also regarded these as parts within a whole.
This is a project rooted in tradition but grounded in the present. It is quite often how we see that can make all the difference to what we see.
If you are looking for a serious treatment of the Western philosophical and spiritual tradition, without ideological pandering or pseudo-philosophical posturing, you are most welcome. (Conversely, if you prefer culture wars, secret teachings, personal growth ‘philosophies,’ etc., look elsewhere.)
Finally, if the ongoing ‘Balkanization of epistemology’ rubs you the wrong way, you are not alone.