About Acratophorus

I am a rope stretched over the abyss.

Nietzsche and the New Year

Happy 2021 everyone!

I initially posted this video New Years eve while into my second whiskey. It’s entirely off the cuff so please forgive any rambling and digression. I think it gets going at about the halfway mark.

Thanks for making it through 2020 with me. I have new videos incoming and big plans for this year.

Best wishes,


Come hang out on MeWe

Don’t worry, I’m still here. Work on the comic book is moving forward – albeit slowly.

If you’re looking for something to do in the meantime, consider joining my new MeWe group: The Free Magicians’ Network

This group exists to provided a refuge for libertarian, conservative, free-market anarchist and classic liberals with a shared interest in magic, theurgy and esoteric practice.


Interview Part 2 and a Final Stoic Q&A Video

I just realized that I’ve been forgetting to post updates!

First, I did a final intro to Stoicism Q&A video which I’m calling Stoicism and the Big Questions. You can find it here:

I tried a new camera setup and… I dunno. I’m still not sure if I like it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Jon and Joe at the Logical Anarchy podcast invited me back for a part 2. Check it out here:


You can also listen on iTunes via the LogicalAnarchy show or use the player below.

This will put a pin in my Stoic videos for the time being. We may circle back to Stoicism later but for now its time to move on. I want to thank everyone who has watched the videos and especially those of you who have shared your questions and comments.

Next up for me is a comic book / graphic novel with the aforementioned Jon from Logical Anarchy. I’ll post updates here as a I have them.

Best wishes to you all!

– B

I did an interview

My friends Jon and Joe had me as a guest on their excellent libertarian / Ancap podcast www.logicalanarchy.com to talk about Stoicism.

No, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you guys another YouTube episode. Stoicism and the Big Questions: God, Fate and the Soul coming soon!

Stoic Practice

One request I received on my YouTube channel was an explanation of Stoic practice and application. How do you go beyond watching videos and use this stuff in your life? I’ve come up with a simple 5 step heuristic.

  1. Primary sources
  2. Scholarly analysis
  3. Attention and application
  4. Special Tools
    1. Writing
    2. Meditation
    3. Asceticism
  5. Eternal Return

Relevant to that, I have an Amazon Idea list of recommended Stoic reading.


If you want a more structured approach, I recommend the College of Stoic Philosophers which can be found here:


We’re nearing the end of the Introduction to Stoicism video series. I hope to see you all again next week. May the Gods keep you!

Stoic Ethics

Finally! At long last my video on Stoic Ethics is up!


I’ve compiled my Introduction to Stoicism videos into a playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd9Iy2jGcyBU-leKECfFzBnPrO2f5H8Yh

I’m going to check all the great feedback I’ve gotten to date, and if there’s enough material I’ll do a quick Stoic Q&A video.

Otherwise the video channel will move on to another topic. Thanks for all the great questions and of course just for watching. If you want to parley you can find me at https://parler.com/profile/GreatNoontide/posts, in addition to here, YouTube and my FB page.

Stoic Logic

As promised, here’s an overview on Stoic Logic.

This one is a little dry, but wait for the Easter egg at the end!

Sorry about the awkward jump cut at the conclusion. My focus was starting to wane and I don’t want to take the time to re-shoot. Hopefully the next video will be a little cleaner.

Megara: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megara