The Constellation of Man

My focus in recent years: writing a different kind of literature, with a reformation of humanism and instrumental education among its goals.

This is a project called The Constellation of Man (former working title: Prometheus Redux), a very large collection of material in all.

  • (astronomy) A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure.
  • (astrology) The grouping or relative position of the stars as supposed to influence events, especially at a person’s birth.
  • A group or cluster of related things.

Some background in this post.

Click this link to see all the posts tagged “The Constellation of Man” I’ve published so far. These include excerpts and fragments from work in progress which may be included in The Constellation of Man.

excuses and criticisms for electing inferiors
spirit as metaphor for sex (and vice versa)
Proteus and bougonia
The Sage and the Town That Was Dreaming and Drowning
hemispheres part I: patterns into place
Awe and Presence

Mostly these are pieces I was able and willing to show early because they are not particularly representative of main themes. I decided to post previews after long consideration, but I still wish to avoid spoiling how themes emerge and fit together. I want to preserve that discovery. The risk of preserving the real experience of reading is that the kaleidoscopic previews I do show may appear tangential or haphazard. I hope you profit from reading them out of context, nonetheless.