Luke Kernan is an anthropology PhD student at the University of Victoria. He is completing a book of love poetry, NUOVA. And he is putting together a graphic novel series, SAMÆL. Often, he performs poetry at open mics and slams—challenging himself to push forward unique breath-turns and breaks. His passion extends into the community as a volunteer for mental health and compassionate issues: Luke has piloted and is now actively organizing an annual open mic fundraiser, Unquiet Minds, to support Foundry BC, a network of integrated mental health clinics for youth.
Currently, he is researching psychosis narratives for his PhD, wherein he will be conducting ethnographic fieldwork and publishing an original, innovative, multimedia volume of comics-poetry on the matter to accentuate and accompany his dissertation. He is interested in imaginative ethnography, collaborative and creative methodologies, and how comics-poetry, inter-arts narratives can be incorporated into anthropological writing—essentially how depth and expression can break and remold plateaus of communication.
October 5, 2017
We are always living in a story, always present in a myth. The key is to possess mindfulness towards worldviews and their presence in the awakened self—they are analytical frameworks of the mind that first allow the universe to be experienced in a specific manner and then formulated into pure, specific “understandings” about the nature of that universe.
The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium (Parts IX & X)October 5, 2017
This metanarrative that has been constructed to explore a possible Platonic worldview is enough of the whole to make a holographic, fractal revival of Plato himself inside his mythopoetic mind.
The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium (Parts VII & VIII)October 5, 2017
The strength and sincerity at which each of the Greeks in the Symposium pursues his or her own experiences towards a lived philosophy of love is inspirational for a culture of Self, some of the original self-believers.
The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium (Parts V & VI)October 5, 2017
From the first creation event of Timaeus that heralds a universe (the one and only) into the perceptible in giving a reality, this perfection persists into Plato’s Republic, a world of its own that deals with society and its paradigms in the social creature called humanity and its just longings.
The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium (Parts III & IV)October 5, 2017
From [this] indivisible awareness, the mystic sage is fully able to tap into the eternal mind of god, something that would smooth out a translation in terms of human consciousness—and that would give the creative impetus to imagine a text like Timaeus.
The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium (Parts I & II)October 5, 2017
The entire purpose of this work will not so much argue but re-imagine and challenge Plato, such that it breathes the warmest breath of reconsideration, rereading, and re-admiration into the Platonic dialogues.