Archive | December 2020

Time and Time-Freedom

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

William Blake, “Eternity’s Sunrise”

It seems fitting, as we close in on the end of one yearly cycle and the onset of another, to bring up the issue of time and time-freedom, which is indeed a very paradoxical issue. That paradox is what Blake renders poetically in his poem “Eternity’s Sunrise”. To affirm and accept the law of impermanence — the joy as it flies — is to also to live in eternity’s sunrise — a state of time-freedom. This is already the state of that which we referred to in the previous post as “the You of you”.

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Metaview, Overview, and the Art of the Fable

First of all, I hope all are having a pleasant and enjoyable holiday season, at least as much as is possible under the present trying circumstances — a little oasis of peace and calm among a sea of troubles.

So, with the obligatory Seasons Greetings out of the way, let’s today dive right into what it means to speak of “the You of you” which, when understood sufficiently, has far-reaching implications for how we conduct our lives, for the failure of understanding also pertains to how (as Nietzsche put it) “all higher values devalue themselves”. The rectification for this kind of cynicism and nihilism is to recognise the full meaning of this phrase “the You of you”. When it is not recognised, the relation collapses into narcissism and the culture of narcissism.

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Trinity and Tetramorph

Let us attempt to survey the real depth of the changes occurring during this turbulent period of transition between Ages — also, why a good deal of so-called “New Age” thinking and consciousness is just as aberrant and misguided as Old Age thinking and consciousness.

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