My name is Travis DiRuzza and I am a doctor of philosophy, a musician, and an astrologer. I write essays; compose, perform, and record songs; and am Director of Programs and teacher at trustpsyche school.
The site name “Reality Conspires” translates Plotinus’ saying that “everything breathes together” (con-spirare: Latin for “breathe with”). All things depend upon one another in an interconnected web of ecological relations–both physically and metaphysically. When we assume responsibility for our place and part in it all, the cosmos smiles upon us––or as Paulo Coelho puts it: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” As Diane Ackerman puts it: “I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else” (The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral).
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