Friday, April 10, 2009

Freedom, Will, Truth, Love

The.

Where to begin? How to possibly unpack all of the endless implications and hidden byways in HvB's use of the simple and yet "infinitely pregnant" word the?

Ho! Fooled you again, boy. That was just me pretending to be Iowahawk satirizing me.

To remind us of where we are, we're still in the mist of a foggy discussion of truth and freedom, the one being inconceivable if not in the general vizzinity of the other. Why is that? I have a note to myself. Or perhaps to you: "On what basis have you chosen what you have used to construct your worldview? For this can never be a merely 'rational' process, even if the resulting worldview is rational."

In fact, you could never possibly specify on any rational grounds all of the infinite particulars that have gone into the construction of your worldview, for in the end, you can't even explain why you prefer blue over red or szechwan over black bean sauce. Or, put it this way: anyone who thinks they are purely rational is the most irrational of all, for there are few things as systematically irrational as dividing thought from intuition and emotion.

What we notice and select out of the world is already conditioned by our irreducible freedom, so truth and choice cannot be separated. Again, facts are everywhere. So too is knowledge. That's not the problem. But a worldview is one's unique stance toward the world, and that stance is always refracted through the lens of the individual. The individual is not the sum total of facts, but more analogous to a river bed or ocean current through which the facts pass. For example, the identical "facts of evolution" pass through me as much as they do Queeg, but what a difference!

HvB: "Thus, what someone selects to know and use as material for shaping his worldview is itself already conditioned in part by his free, ethical attitude toward the world and the ultimate questions of existence." This is always "a matter of choice, insofar as the very sifting of the objects that present themselves to his mind does not occur without his freedom." Thus, at every point the will is already involved in the act of knowledge itself, which as such is from start to finish an act of sifting and accentuation (HvB). Indeed, "there is a limitless number of ways in which a single object can be considered."

Take the example of the word the. How many times have you said to an atheist or leftist, "I do not think it means what you think it means." But then take something a little more complex than that, such as "existence," or "the Constitution," or "economics," or "religion," or "the cosmos." The problem is, because the will is always involved in truth, it leaves a gaping hole for mere willfulness to jump in. The will should assent to truth, where willfulness is what opposes it, as the latter is to ego as the former is to Self.

Or, one could say that it requires an act of will to remain open to the world -- especially in its vertical aspect -- but an act of willfulness to close oneself to the transcendent. Obviously God gave Adam "will," or freedom. But it was Adam's willfulness that resulted in his exile from reality.

I have another note to myself: are you free to choose your worldview, or is it forced upon you by facts? I would say that the more the latter is the case, the less the will is involved, and therefore, the less real truth is accessible. For example, the truly odious thing about political correctness is that no one is free to assent to it. Rather, you are compelled through a labyrinth of illegitimate power to assent to its version of the "facts."

I know that in my own profession of clinical psychology, the mind is simply "forbidden" to enter certain areas under penalty of professional death. For behind this wall of "false truth," there is always the threat of violence. I won't rehearse all of the ways in which this is true, but to suggest that science itself is free of such coercion is disingenuous in the extreme. Look at what happens to people who question the crank science of global warming, or the impossible reductionism of metaphysical Darwinism.

The left has infiltrated and taken over virtually every professional group, so that it has the power to compel lies under the color of authority. Again, this compulsion is antithetical to freedom and therefore truth. The reason why the judiciary is so important to the left is obviously because that is the most efficient way to bypass democracy and impose such things as the redefinition of marriage. That a man cannot marry a man is simply a fact of life. But the real facts of life -- or economics, or science, or race, or human nature -- have never stopped the left in the past.

What is even more sinister is that under the reign of political correctness, one is forbidden to be oneself, so that the entire pneuma-cosmic economy is disrupted. I have mentioned before that I am still recovering from my leftist brainsullying, and probably always will be, for what we call the "left" is simply the most recent incarnation of powers and principalities that long antedate Marx. As Paul said, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. And don't forget to gird your waist with truth, or the "sacred truss."

Now, as HvB explains, "being for oneself" and "communication of the self" are one and the same, so that to forbid the latter is to damage the former. These two activities, the one passive, the other active, are but two modes of a single, "indivisible illumination of being." For to be is to radiate one's being, i.e., to communicate. But this radiation of one's self, or the desire to give of the self, is inseparable from love. This is not difficult to understand, if we return to the adage "as above, so below," for God surely wishes to communicate truth, but prior to this must be the love that radiates from the sovereign good.

For who wants to share lies? That was a rhetorical question. I assume you've all been to college or read a newspaper. The point is that because truth exists in love, there is always "an ever-new mystery beyond every unveiling," a "never-failing 'something more' than what we already know, without which there would be neither knowing nor anything to be known." Therefore, it is none other than love that ultimately "keeps a being from ever becoming a sheer fact," and always lures knowledge toward its fulfillment in truth.

But what about the knowledge (k) of the non-lover? Among other things, love warms, loosens, and illuminates, so that it melts the existential ice and undoes the ontological knots. But the intelligence of the non-lover is cold, sclerotic, and either hardened or dissipated. Therefore, his vision resembles that of "the nearsighted man: acute, even excessively so, in seeing details," but "incapable of surveying the broad prospects of truth." For in order for truth to disclose itself, we must simultaneously disclose ourselves, and this is again an intimate act that can only be carried out in love and trust.

You could say that the materialist merely lusts after facts instead of passionately loving truth. Again, willfulness can attain to a kind of narrow factuality, but only love gains access to the truth, where being can complete itself in the human subject, and vice versa.

Take the mundane example of "the."

Stop saying that!

Many wait only for someone to love them in order to become who they always could have been from the beginning. It may also be that the lover, with his mysterious, creative gaze, is the first to discover in the beloved possibilities completely unknown to their possessor, to whom they would have appeared incredible.... At love's bidding, the object ventures to be what it could have been but would have never dared to be by itself alone. --All quotes from Theo-Logic: The Truth of the World

53 Comments:

Blogger julie said...

But this radiation of one's self, or the desire to give of the self, is inseperable from love. This is not difficult to understand, if we return to the adage "as above, so below," for God surely wishes to communicate truth, but prior to this must be the love that radiates from the sovereign good.

The Oldmeadow came yesterday. I'm about a third of the way through, but just reading the spare biography and looking at the photos (especially seeing the simultaneously simple and deeply complex joy that radiates from his face), I really get now (that is, experientially as opposed to simply understanding-by-proxy) how you can actually, honestly love these saints - Abhishiktananda, Schuon, UF, HvB... If you're open to the truth, it seems impossible to feel otherwise, really.

4/10/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

A typo! Inseparable.

4/10/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob writes, "But this radiation of one's self. or the desire to give of the self, is inseparable from love." ---> wv grockpo agrees:)

Maybe that's why this nite I received a hand writ. note (on soft green colored paper) whose contents is for me'eye's only;)

"...for God surely wishes to communicate truth, but prior to this must be the love that radiates from the sovereign good."

*

For sure as heck THE love (I can say "the" if I want to:) didn't flow out of my ego desire for pats on the back, when once upon in July 27/94 I was flying around yelling to folks below "You are divine! You are divine!" but everyone kept disapearing. Save for one blond girl who woke up and began weeping...We embraced.

Theofilia

4/10/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Left wing political correctness and metaphysics of Shut Up!.

4/10/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As above, so below"

There was a time I imagined myself to be an ennormous Angel hovering over our precious Earth-home with palms of my hands sending beems of healing energy.

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Too lazy to look up date - but once upon many years ago I was standing on the sidewalk downtown with a companion behind me (I didn't see who it was) commenting on what I was seeing. It was a large bird hovering over a tall building . . . "The more I look at it the clearer, the larger it becomes".
Next, the "bird" landed. . . Standing face to face now with Eagle Woman, who looked like me looking deeply into each other green eyes with a knowing which surpassed understanding. Then She walked away.

Since all my life I've been 'reading' archetypal Messengers, I know that even the most alluring -- such as the Eagle Woman was/is -- we had to let go of the image.

Theofilia

4/10/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, psycho-woman, can't you talk to yourself on your own blog?

Friend of Theofilia.

4/10/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friend of Theofilia,

I did talk to myself on my blog:( feel free to check out this day's musings on Hz. frequecies!!!!!

By the way? I was a Bold Eagle- jelous?!:(

Theofilia wv "vired"

4/10/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far, I count at least three Theofilias, The "real one" and the other two . . .Also, despite claiming to be female, the original Theofilia has a decidedly masculine essence. . .hmmm

4/10/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Theofilia said...

Oh I have many more personalities than just three. Care to be one of my followers?

4/10/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey blue light emblazoned Theofilia!

I would ask "how do you do that?!" as in, how can anyone manage to make their name blue like that? but ohwell who cares anyways, because I'm not about to learn that.
So, no folks, the blue Theofilia ain't me the crazyone:)

Computer illitterati at its best is this Theofilia, but I can tell groovie stories eh?

And, since it's Easter Friday I can tell 'nother short, tear-filled contemplative moment. . .

Was alone with heart-full of sorrow bec. of the Crucifiction date. Not knowing what to do with that energy I streached out in cross-style on the floor and began talking to Jesus....Apologizing for our ignorance . . . Imagining taking him off the frigin cross and healing his wounds. . .

Maaaan, that was heart-wrenching! No matter He resurracted, just the thought of going through that kind of suffering made me crazy with pain! Crazy with anger at the stupidity of the blind.

Theofilia

4/10/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

"The problem is, because the will is always involved in truth, it leaves a gaping hole for mere willfulness to jump in. The will should assent to truth, where willfulness is what opposes it, as the latter is to ego as the former is to Self."

Oh, Excellent.

"Thus, at every point the will is already involved in the act of knowledge itself, which as such is from start to finish an act of sifting and accentuation (HvB)."

Rand referred to something similar, which she called 'psycho epistemology', or the habitual way you observed, acknowledged, identified (or evaded), and responded to any given issue, and at every step of the process of you either habitually made a conscious effort to identify what was, or what you wished it to be, looked for actual evidence, or for others opinion, etc. That process, your psycho epistemology, your way of forming preconceptions to set the stage for thinking, will either strengthen or weaken your ability to come to true conclusions, long before you get to deliberate conscious consideration of an issue.

And no, I don't think someone could get a pass by playing the (self) victim card and saying 'It's not my fault I voted for a hitler, my psycho-epistemology made me do it!', it is your habitual way of thinking, but it isn't wholly unconscious, you can catch yourself and deliberately look for the reality behind your assumptions, just because it's a habit (which you allowed), doesn't mean you can't break it and replace it.

If you don't, no matter how dazzlingly you are able to wield the tools of logic, if your preconceptions are already eaten through with flawed assumptions and mental parasites, your mensa star I.Q. will be worthless in helping you to arrive at any true conclusions.

Garbage in, garbage out... IOTW 'Leftist is as leftist does'

4/10/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

"...but it isn't wholly unconscious, you can catch yourself and deliberately look for the reality behind your assumptions, just because it's a habit (which you allowed), doesn't mean you can't break it and replace it."

IOW, shine a bright Light on those pesky buggers, and pay careful attention to which ones start to smoke ;)

4/10/2009 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

>> . . . what we call the "left" is simply the most recent incarnation of powers and principalities that long antedate Marx<<

I 'spect the p & p's are going to be manifesting a lot more "palpably" soon enough. Watch for new agers exclaiming signs and wonders.

4/10/2009 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Cory said...

"On what basis have you chosen what you have used to construct your worldview? For this can never be a merely 'rational' process, even if the resulting worldview is rational."

Years ago I read that our overall worldview is fully formed by the time we are three or four years of age. It took me a while to get the implications of this but suddenly one day it came to me that, in effect, my life was being ruled to a great extent by a toddler.

Identifying these early assumptions which are often amazingly powerful decisions encased in a mass of feeling (emotional and often physical including very real pain) is kind of like wading into a swift stream and trying to catch fish with your bare hands. It takes a lot of practice but it can be done. I found that once I catch one and drag it into the light of conscious thought it just sort of blows apart. The relief and change in mental and spiritual outlook, in all cases but especially in cases of the ones that have had major influence, is amazing. And I notice that the longer I have done this the deeper and more profound are the areas of subconscious that open. It's like peeling an onion.

I guess I could mix more metaphors (or whatever they are) but I have written enough, I think.

4/10/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sal said...

First, I owe Will an apology.
I used to think his predictions of a coming cosmic show-down were over the top, a little.
Now, I think he's dead right, as far as we're allowed to know, and bow to his prescience.

Had an interesting thing happen at Holy Hour today- while praying for the President, had an interior glimpse of what it's like to be him. Not the actual experience, but just the knowlege that he's a really damaged, sad person.
Yes, Bob's been telling us that for months and we all know it intellectually, but it's another thing to sort of feel it.
Now, this doesn't mean I no longer think he's extremely dangerous, or that he mustn't be aggresively countered at every turn, because he's a damaged sad angry person -but it turned on the charity for a moment. Not a usual occurence, so it made an impression.

4/10/2009 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger Sal said...

And on a happy note-
Welcome, Leslie- many thoughts and prayers for you tomorrow!

4/10/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

"Thus, what someone selects to know and use as material for shaping his worldview is itself already conditioned in part by his free, ethical attitude toward the world and the ultimate questions of existence."

Today's example. Talk about getting mugged by unreality...

4/10/2009 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

Hmm, Sal, if I'd known you were questioning my "prescience", I would have conjured a rain of frogs upon your head . . .

But all seriousness aside, before the election some colleagues and I were meditating on Obama, trying to get a lock on his persona - you know, sort of what some Christians refer to as receiving a "word of knowledge." What we came up with was nada. I mean literally. It was as if he's a cardboard cutout, an empty simulacrum. We interpreted this at the time as meaning he wasn't going to be elected, that he wasn't going to be a factor. Heh, wrong-o.

I'm not suggesting that he isn't a wounded soul, as you assert. However, I am acquainted with a diagnosed schizoid-affect person, a wounded soul if there ever was one, and she registers as a human presence, albeit a negative image of one. Obama seems to be something else.

Caveat - my take on this is not exactly Mosaic law, it's just my take. Others have to see for themselves.

4/10/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

wv says laser; I'm guessing that's a compliment to Will.

Wounded soul or empty shell, either way, the damage that he's already done is tremendous.

4/10/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post Cory, glad your onion-peeling is bearing fruit:)

And, on the same "On what basis have you chosen what you have used to construct your worldview?" -note.
A great quote from one who lived the pain of peeling her onion too . . . She, who is called Marion Woodman (therapist) who penned The Pregnant Virgin.

Also note for Anon 12:17 who thinks that "original Theofilia has a decidedly masculine essence...hmmm." -- that so? read on and you may see why she who speaks with her own voice can sound as masculine as she wants to. On the other hand? Read on, eh?

"The feeling function is so mutilated in women that they may betray themselves with no understanding of what they are doing. Without a well-differentiated animus, a woman cannot tell the difference between her own standpoint and a man's. She is constantly staging inner warfare, fearful of acting on her own "foolish" needs, fearful of the scorn of her partner's logic if she discloses what is crucial to her heart. Denying the truth of her feeling, she goes along with what is eminently logical. The real issue is not brought to consciousness: in accepting the masculine standpoint, she is betraying her own soul. The head does not understand the heart's reasons, nor does the heart respect the head's although they may sometimes cooperate."

"What is crucial to a woman may not seem important to her partner, but if she denies her feminine feeling, both may live to regret her self-betrayal.
The same is true for a man. If he habitually ignores his feelings in favor of a rational standpoint, he too is betraying his own soul."

*

And, finally, note-word for Mrs. Godwin,

Yey, am I glad for you! . . . Blessed Be - forever more:)

Theofilia

4/10/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

Let me add that one of the reasons I and my colleagues may have missed Obama's "essence" is that he seems to track more European than American.

Notice how much more comfortable Obama seems when addressing Euros than he is when addressing Americans?

4/10/2009 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Off topic, the Anchoress of course has an excellent roundup of Good Friday links, including this excellent meditation. I don't know if it's something in the air, or simply that I'm really paying attention this year, but today seems somehow much more palpable.

Daggers arc inward
piercing points stained with the blood
and water of life.

wv says dommisio, which sounds very apropos...

4/10/2009 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger ge said...

'the' is good for us, is at the right hand of God...'and' is profound*...too late in the day to start on 'is'
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* Bukowski'd never get caught dead using '&'

4/10/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Cory said...

Obama is a cypher. He is a puppet for whatever power can get near him to exercise influence. There is nothing there that wasn't programmed by the spirit of the world - which is the spirit of anti-christ as UF describes it in the 6th letter of MOTT. He had no father (the man who engendered him was a sperm donor - no more) and, as near as I can tell, his mother wasn't anything other than a vessel that carried him to term and then provided the bare minimum of physical nurture needed to get him past childhood. His cultural backgound is a mish-mash of conflict and confusion. His teachers and role models were men devoted to the world and the spirit of the world. He knows of nothing else.

The Master spoke of building one's house on a foundation of sand and having it washed away at the first storm. Obama's spiritual house is built on mist and smoke. It won't wash away - it will drift with the strongest wind. His words are "just words". His actions, when not directed by outside force, are based solely on expediency.

My hope insofar as the world goes is based on the knowledge that things usually don't become as bad as appearances might indicate. So Obama may just muddle along for four years and fade from the scene like Carter. But sometimes they do become as bad, or worse, than they appear. In that case Obama will serve as an agent for chaos and disaster both here and abroad.

I have never seen political leadership as incompetent or malignant as we have right now. Nor have I seen the American electorate more degraded, ignorant or indifferent as right now.

On the positive side it is evident to me that God is pouring revelation out upon the world. Many are open to this and the righteous, always a small minority, are more solidly grounded right now than just about any time in history. What all this portends is unclear to me but it certainly seems as if large events are developing.

4/10/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Cooncur.

4/10/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van 1:25,

Were you referring to me with all the psycho stuff? And you too Will 2:07 with the psychotic new ager reference?
Whatever one needs to do to get by, eh?

Theofilia

4/10/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theo,

Did you lift those quotations from Marion Wood-man?
I thought you might at least give a hunka-hunka burnin' love vision quest remembrance of how you went from woman to man.

4/10/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Art Bell said...

Will,

That radio interview invitation we spoke of earlier remains open.

BTW has anyone tried googling 'Obama yes we can backwards'?
I'm in the process of developing 2 weeks of shows around the findings.

4/10/2009 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

OT - Thank you Sal and everyone who has shared their good wishes and prayers for me during this process.
Love
Mrs G

4/10/2009 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sal said...

Will-
oh noes, not the frogs!

My Oct. experience- again at a Holy Hour- was:
"Wait- is he going to be like a huge chastisement?"
"Maybe"
They chose poorly, but it's going to rain on us all.

As soon as he was elected, I felt compelled to jettison the extraneous from my life. Like getting down to fighting weight.

4/10/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

Theofilia -

No, I wasn't referring to you. When I refer to you, you will know it. Because I will make it plain.

Note: I have no plans to refer to you. Unless, of course, you are a psychotic new ager.

4/10/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

Sal, frogs, salamanders, bacon-burgers, whatever.

Now this is pure speculation, but . . . . the book of revs says the beast will rise out of the sea. What be the sea? I think a reasonable interpretation of the "sea" as being the collective. Thus the beast will rise from seemingly nowhere, out of the mass of humanity, and who will manifest characteristics/earmarks of virtually everyone.

Again, speculation: Obama is both black and white and Asian, seems to many to have androgynous qualities, ie., is both male and female, seems a "citizen of the world" - for which much of the world loves him.

Again, speculation. Give it a couple of years and we'll know for certain. The concluder will be Israel.

4/10/2009 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will,

I'm sure by now you know who the real Theofilia is. Notice? Theofilia 6:28 didn't make one single solitary spelling error. So, we're good, eh? wish whoever Theo 2 is would indicate such.

Theofilia

4/10/2009 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a behavioral scientist, I usually start with a specific behavior, such as a tendency to drink too much, and then follow the trail back to the attitudes that propel the behavior.

What I've discovered is that what Bob describes as a "worldview," or a collection of attitudes about the general nature of reality, such as is God real or not, have little influence on behavior.

Rather, it is the conditioning given by the parents that seems to be decisive.

A heavy drinker will usually have another heavy drinker in his family background, for instance.

Therefore, freedom, will, truth, and love are all commendable but how can they compete with the terrible urgency of conditioning?

So what tends to happen is a blurring of worldview outcomes, in which having a Godly worldview does not translate into any benefit. The Godless and Godfearing can then not be told apart. They can describe vastly different worldviews, yet the behaviour is indestinguishable.

I find this curiously deflating. What would it take to really break free and be different from the average run of person?

That is the question.

4/10/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Sal-

"As soon as he was elected, I felt compelled to jettison the extraneous from my life. Like getting down to fighting weight."

That's a good idea, methinks.
Will has mentioned the Quickening, and it's boggling just how quick it actually is. Like the perfect storm.
But is it A perfect storm or The perfect storm? I think it's a perfect storm, or a wake up call, if you will.
However, it can certainly become The perfect storm if too many don't wake up soon.

I believe more will be revealed in the results of the 2010 and 2012 elections.

As for Obama, I too believe he has the spirit of the anti-Christ but he isn't The Anti-Christ.
It is very telling that he bowed to King Abdullah. As Oliver North said, he should be bowing to our Troops and not a Muslim King.

Without his teleprompter he shows his true colors, and I cooncur with Will, he is not American, he is European. More specifically, the EU/UN type of European that is a radical Muslim's wet dream.
But hey, the Commies want him to succeed.

4/10/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 6:29,

Can't wait for my "hunka - hunka burnin' love vision quest remembrance of how I went from woman to man?"

Perchance, that could be aranged sometimes, but it's getting late and we gotta hit the hay;)

Will say this much tho, if you're a guy would you have the hutzpa to play princess - role on the stage?

Well, I soo had the hutzpa to play the role of a prince once upon seeing how it was all grrrl cast:)
Besides, I was the tallest.

Theofilia wv tater

4/10/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama had ties to the court of Akhenaton; may have been a child of Akhenaton.

Like a skipping stone, he has incarnated here and there and now has landed up in the White House.

He will soon show a fixation on Middle Eastern politics and it is because in his heart he is still trying to get back at Syria.

Obama is one of those curious souls who took his early incarnations so seriously he can't move on. And his handlers let him perserverate because he's as stubborn as a mule.

So expect mayhem. But on the domestic front, smooth sailing. He's a competent leader that way.

4/10/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

Real Theo -

We're cool.

4/10/2009 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will,

You sure? I am a psychotic new ager.

Theofilia.

4/10/2009 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

OK, Art -

I don't really recall a request for an interview, just a mild threat of a lawsuit should I continue to use the word "quickening." And shouldn't you be requesting an interview with Bob?

On what I think is the exceedingly remote chance that you are Art Bell radio maven, then please respond to the email I sent to your public email address.

If you are not Art Bell radio maven, then scat.

4/10/2009 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

I LOVE psychotic new agers! Tasty! And Art Bells!

4/10/2009 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous will said...

BTW, I'm totally agreed with Cory re: the outpouring/influx of divine energies at this time. In the past, such windows of spiritual opportunity, universally-speaking, have been relatively far and few between. To mix metaphors, this window, I believe, is the capstone, the mother of all windows. Nine out of ten meta-doctors recommend: Take the leap!

In any event, if the shadow side is engaged in a full court press at this time, that can only mean that the Light does likewise.

Also, I think it's worth keeping in mind that the good vs. evil battle that ensues here on earth mirrors the battle taking place in the upper regions. Keep your eyes on the skies.

4/10/2009 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

Will,

Received the e-mail and will be meeting with my contract negotiators to discuss terms for a proposal.

4/11/2009 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger Sal said...

Ben-
Don't think he's the real deal- not subtil enough. But we'll see.
I think he might be an agent.
and that floors me: that, in my lifetime, I'm actually discussing this seriously.

4/11/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

"I know that in my own profession of clinical psychology, the mind is simply "forbidden" to enter certain areas under penalty of professional death. For behind this wall of "false truth," there is always the threat of violence."

Deeply, deeply, true.

At root, Reason is imaginatively manipulating data through your choices. It's effectiveness is of course hugely enhanced through the choice to adhere to logical method in making your choices, but that logical method is an enhancement to reason, a lifeless tool, it is not, and must not, be confused with reason itself.

Force destroys Reason.

The soul of reason is that which is the very core of your conscious life - choice, free will, freedom.

When you force someone to do as they are told, not as they might have chosen, you have forcibly substituted the output of your reasoning for their choice, removing them from that moment of their life and in so doing their reasoning, their interplay between imagination and reality, is gutted and killed - the dei-scissorn of a command is inserted into the place where their life is lived, transforms their actions into deadened movements; they become, in those moments, merely mechanical meat, their living freedom of choice gone from those moments, snuffed out through the hammer of force. They become the unthinking, undead... force enough of a persons daily actions, and you've got Zombies.

Isn't that the mark of a person who is being forced to act? Lifelessness? Wooden, sullen, resentful and lifeless? This was once vividly on display in the difference between a free market and a command economy, with the vibrant West Berlin, and the grey death of East Berlin on the other side of the Wall.

That's bad enough.

This post dogged me all yesterday, and this comment grew to post length itself, but still couldn't include what I wanted to... I'll have to settle for a couple points for now. What this post had me wondering, is if force kills reason, and it does, what of the person who willingly acts on the commands of false pronouncements such as political correctness - I don't mean those finding themselves forced to comply with it, but those who actively give their actions over in service to falsehoods because they've bought into an ideology of them ... they've signed off on allowing another’s disembodied decisions to take over that place where their living reason should rightly be - they have abandoned choice, freedom and the soul of their life is excluded from those moments where they should be living their life.

They are the living dead, and they are everywhere around us today.

Scary movie.

4/11/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

ninny said "Van 1:25, Were you referring to..."

No.

4/11/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

Will said "Now this is pure speculation, but . . . . the book of revs says the beast will rise out of the sea. What be the sea? I think a reasonable interpretation of the "sea" as being the collective."

Or the dead sea of PC.

4/11/2009 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger Van said...

anonymouse said "What would it take to really break free and be different from the average run of person?

That is the question."

No, that is the answer. Asking questions and honestly exploring for the answer. 'Behaviorial Science' excludes the possibility, by looking for reactions as starting points.

4/11/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon Theofilia 2 @ 9:24PM, git yer own nick, eh?

Can you tell us why you need to sing your name same as mine?
I can assure you that you will not get a rise out of me - so what's the point?!

Maybe if I tell how how I chanced upon name "theofilia" , you may understand there can only be 1 original Theofilia after all?

I made the name up! all by my lil' ol' self I thought, "Theology starts with theo, what sound would compliment theo" And came up with "filia".

Some days later I googled theofilia and to my surprise, surprise the name popped up!

Go figure, eh?

Theofilia

4/11/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous ximeze said...

"This was once vividly on display in the difference between a free market and a command economy, with the vibrant West Berlin, and the grey death of East Berlin on the other side of the Wall."

Van, have you read Oleg's (of ThePeoplesCube) Obama the Pitchfork Operator: A Remake of the Soviet Classic?

4/11/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will said "Now this is pure speculation, but . . . . the book of revs says the beast will rise out of the sea. What be the sea? I think a reasonable interpretation of the "sea" as being the collective."

Or maybe it means that the beast will rise out of a small place in the middle of a vast sea...... .like............Hawaii?

4/11/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theofilia 2 said,

"I can assure you that you will not get a rise out of me - so what's the point?!"

Your actions speak so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Theofilia

4/11/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thofilia 2,

Knowing that at the deepest level of reality we are not separate?

I'll wink to that;)

Theofilia

4/11/2009 01:40:00 PM  

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