How to Keep Your Light Lit.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR LIGHT LIT DAVID ALEXANDER How to Keep Your Light Lit: Choose Your Friends Carefully. I wrote this article in August, 2022 after I was inspired by Sharon LeBell’s meet up on absurdity and evil in life. Also Brandon Tumblin’s interview with Sharron on Strong Stoic Podcast. It naturally followed the poetry […]

On Values (Epistle XLII)

ON VALUES WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLII. On Values 1. Has that friend of yours already made you believe that he is a good man? And yet it is impossible in so short a time for one either to become good or be known as such. Do you know what kind of […]

On Loneliness & Community with J. W. Bertolotti

ON LONELINESS & COMMUNITY WITH J.W. BERTOLOTTI Join J.W. Bertolotti to discuss “Universal Truths for Living in an Age of Isolation.”https://youtu.be/y2LvS4LiS0s FACILITATOR J.W. BERTOLOTTI As a contributor to The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, I explore, write, mentor, and find meaning and connection with this growing community of seekers and curious minds. LEARN MORE SUBSCRIBE TO […]

On the God Within Us (Epistle XLI)

On the God Within Us WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLI. On The God Within Us 1. You are doing an excellent thing, one which will be wholesome for you, if, as you write me, you are persisting in your effort to attain sound understanding; it is foolish to pray for this when […]

Stoic Theology & Cosmology with William O. Stephens

STOIC THEOLOGY & COSMOLOGY WITH WILLIAM O. STEPHENS ABOUT THE EVENT Join Simon Drew and renowned Stoic scholar and professor William O. Stephens for an in-depth conversation on the theology and cosmology of the Stoic school of philosophy.  William O. Stephens is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Creighton University. His interests include ancient Greek […]

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XL. On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse 1. I thank you for writing to me so often; for you are revealing your real self to me in the only way you can. I never receive a letter from […]

On Holiness with Sharon Lebell

ON HOLINESS WITH SHARON LEBELL This episode is a recording of a meetup hosted by Sharon Lebell at The Walled Garden Philosophical Society weekly meetup. Sharon discusses the age-old quality of Holiness. What is it? What does it feel like? How does it reveal itself? How can we seek it? These questions are all discussed […]

Philosophy and Music: A Dialog and a Dance

PHILOSOPHY AND MUSIC SIMON DREW ABOUT THE EVENT Simon Drew will be filling in for Sharon Lebell covering the topic of music and philosophy. We’ll be exploring the importance of having a well-rounded approach to our philosophical exploration, as well as touching on some key lessons that philosophers and seekers can learn from the great […]

Prosoche: Stoic Mindfulness

PROSOCHE: STOIC MINDFULNESS WITH DAVID ALEXANDER Prosoche is the ancient Greek word for “focused attention” used by the Stoics as an important first step for a student of philosophy on the journey to understanding Wisdom and Virtue. My understanding of Mindfulness is particularly informed by Buddhism and the psychological perspective of mindfulness informed by Marsha […]

Brandon Tumblin: A Philosophical Dialogue

A PHILOSOPHICAL DIALOGUE WITH BRANDON TUMBLIN Brandon Tumblin is the host of the Strong Stoic Podcast, and we’re now honoured to say that he’s joining us in The Walled Garden Philosophical Society as a mentor and contributor. In this conversation, you’ll find a genuine philosophical dialogue and one which touches on many subjects from the […]