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by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

Note: This has been moved over from Mark's topic-specific thread. Dana, may I address something that seems contradictory. There is a common held belief that "direct aquaintance" is the only thing that can seal the deal, bringing someone from pure speculation to knowing. It has seemed to me...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Re: New Bigelow Prize Competition!

Ben Iscatus wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:41 pm Indeed! Did you notice that "Sir Elton Freud "is a mystical anagram?
It's early here, still dazed by the dreamtime, you'll have to help me out, since the anagram solver app was of no use, 'outfielders' being as close as it got ... Something to do with Steiner I'm guessing?
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Re: New Bigelow Prize Competition!

Too bad this wasn't available when BK wrote chapter 2 of More Than Allegory, titled: The Rich Colors of Mythical Life
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 23
Views: 194

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Yeah, but... if my friend eventually said he heard whispers about how others had misunderstood him, and gave another lecture clarifying exactly what he thinks and where the misunderstanding arose, I'd still be interested if he could help me understand both how he failed to perfectly convey his thou...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 156

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Dana, may I address something that seems contradictory. There is a common held belief that "direct aquaintance" is the only thing that can seal the deal, bringing someone from pure speculation to knowing. It has seemed to me in the past like you are one of the most convinced idealists in ...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

Yes, the spirit is One, yet the thinking that we experience in our intellect is not the same kind of spiritual activity which creates worlds. https://i.ibb.co/d4L2mtC/image.png This Divine Thinking has been 'folded' on itself several time. Each fold produces a fractal I-ness which feels increasingl...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

No. I, like Marx, Hegel and Berdyaev, admit that all thinking is socially conditioned, whilst Steinerians do not admit this. OK, I see. There's no doubt that thinking is socially conditioned but to say that for all thinking is a very strong claim. Indeed, how can the Thinking of transpersonal Mind,...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

No. I, like Marx, Hegel and Berdyaev, admit that all thinking is socially conditioned, whilst Steinerians do not admit this. And what of the Thinking of transpersonal Mind, as isomorphic to the ever-present Origin? Why should that remain some exclusive state 'out there' beyond any hope of knowing h...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 156

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

I don't whether you are talking more to Ben or me but I think we are both on topic. I'm referring to my own latest comments here, as much as any. But I'll leave it up to Mark: if he feels that the commentary is still relevant to his original question, then that's what counts. As for where you're at...
by Soul_of_Shu
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 156

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Again, I'm not sure we're any longer addressing the core question of Mark's topic, by getting into solipsism and whatnot, although perhaps Mark is finding these somewhat tangential comments helpful. If Mark is not finding it relevant, as it turns out, there is now a a topic started by Ashvin , in wh...