The Labyrinth and Ariadne’s Thread

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 26, 2020) *** The story of Ariadne and the Labyrinth was compiled from very old oral traditions of Greek-speaking people.  Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete.  According to the story, Minos’ son was killed in Athens. To avenge the killing, King Minos attacked Athens and was victorious. He then imposed an obligation on the city. HeContinue reading “The Labyrinth and Ariadne’s Thread”

The Matrix: There Is No Spoon

By:   Ranilo Abando   (Manila, October 16, 2020)   ***  The movie The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves, was a big hit when it was released in 1999 because it was a novel idea in movie-making at that time.  The writers behind the movie had great insights about the nature of reality.  The sequels they produced, however, areContinue reading “The Matrix: There Is No Spoon”

Snow White’s Poisoned Apple

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 15, 2020) *** Folks, today I will discuss a lighter topic but nevertheless has a deep meaning that is vital in truly understanding our fundamental nature as human beings. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Almost everybody has seen the movie about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but whatContinue reading “Snow White’s Poisoned Apple”