So more recently, I've been obsessing over the now possibly extinct religion, Lawsonomy. Described as a "whole new philosophy" that encompasses everything from economics, science, education, health, and of course, religion.
There was a really fantastic documentary made recently called "Manlife" that everyone should check out. Really the best documentary they could have made about Lawsonomy. It's beautiful, sad, and wonderful to behold. I watched it on Amazon Prime and was nearly at tears about 5 times. I really can't recommend this movie enough.
On my health blog, Buoyant Vitality, I've been trying to focus on the Lawsonian related ways of living life in a physical manner, but I am still on the hunt of specific texts I need before I can really get started. I did type up a short page about my overall feelings about Lawsonomy, but I might transfer that to this page once I find the books "Manlife", "The New Species", and a few others. Hell, I may even create a new blog specifically about Lawsonomy at this point. I mean, I may as well.
But anyway, what is "Lawsonomy"? Well it's a particular philosophy created by Alfred Lawson, a polymath and eccentric man, which encompasses his particular view of the world. It started as an economic movement with the Direct Credits Society, and eventually led to The University of Lawsonomy and the Lawsonian Religion. Lawson himself was never deified, but some of his followers did look up to him as some sort of spiritual leader and teacher.
Lawson though never claims to be God, at least, not in any of the texts I have read. He was a smart man with a big ego, but I do feel like he was trying to better the world in his own way. He wasn't bigoted, or misogynistic, or petty in any sense, and he worked hard to create a spiritual philosophy that made sense. He even created his own lingo and nomenclature so that certain ideas could be conveyed better.
Still, Lawson's ego was quite potent. He talks in a manner that conveys that he feels like he had a mission in life, and a destiny to fulfill. Certainly though, he reached for the sky and he did many great things in his life. Although not credited in any schoolbooks for his achievements, Lawson did design and create the first airliner, played professional baseball when the sport was still in it's infancy, and had thousands of followers as members to his Direct Credits Society.
My Lawsonomic studies are still at the beginning of it all. I'm currently reading "Born Again", which is in a sense the "bible" of Lawsonomy. And a wonderful person, and producer of the film "Manlife" sent me some amazing literature to read and study. I really love the "Lawson's Proverbs" book as it has in it a lot of the wisdom I've come to expect from Lawsonomy. The "Direct Credits for Everybody" is also interesting; I'll finally be able to understand what Lawson meant by "Direct Credits".
So that's all for now. I plan on utilizing this blog again, so keep checking for updates.