Aeddon Cayea

Academic Year

Junior 2

Academic Interests

Philosophy, Classics, Religious Studies, Asian Studies

Inspiring Courses I've Taken

Wrestling with the Ancestors was certainly the most inspiring of the traditional courses that I have taken at Marlboro. I found the opportunity to spend time with both Confucianism and Daoism to be deeply beneficial, as they relate to my plan, but also on a more personal sense. That’s not to mention the fact that trying make sense of a text like the Chuang tzu is more fun with company. On a related note, Seth and Amer were also kind enough to co-teach a tutorial on the I Ching. This study, in tutorial form, of ancient Chinese philosophy and divination was deeply enlightening and altered the course of my Marlboro career in itself.

Thoughts on Marlboro

Marlboro is a wonderful place to explore unorthodox intellectual pursuits. We have a wide variety of highly knowledgeable professors, many of of whom have esoteric interests. Even if your curiosities take you beyond the range of expertise, many professors are more than willing to learn alongside you. Go forth and become an expert on Latin Gematria, if that’s what tickles your fancy.

Favorite Places on Campus

My favorite place on campus is definitely Seth Harter’s office. It’s a beautiful kind of chaos. That’s not to mention the fact that there’s always tea and pleasant conversation.

Goals Before Graduating

Well, I’ve got an awful lot of those. How about making my way through the collected works of Carl Jung in the library?

Advice for New Students

Don’t sweat the small stuff; that’s not really our style around here. We tend to figure things out as we go and negotiate. On the other hand, don’t let this flexibility make you lazy. It’s easy to become indolent around here.



(a mostly random selection of Marlboro microdestinations)