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.


con·stel·la·tion
noun
  • (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 posts include excerpts 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

So far, these previews = roughly 1% of the collected work in progress.

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 a few previews after long consideration, but I still wish to avoid spoiling how evocative themes emerge and fit together across the many Books and three Volumes of The Constellation of Man. I want to save that discovery for the full experience in the future. The risk is that the kaleidoscopic previews I do show may appear haphazard. Nonetheless I hope you gain something from reading selections out of context, and look forward to the final.