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by Lou Gold
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vote of confidence?
Replies: 32
Views: 323

Re: Vote of confidence?

Dana,

Herding cats is a very tough challenge. Please accept my sympathies that you even need to try. Meanwhile, I hope you know I and others appreciate your good works.
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 48
Views: 427

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

So we can appreciate that Steiner is very emphatic that he can explain with his clairvoyance why red is the cause for the bull's wild reactions. And he can also use his clairvoyance to assure us that white skin can not appear when the Christ Impulse is being rejected. Both are claims that all of us...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Honestly, my first thought is that it is pointing to idolatry. I am not talking about someone holding to a different view than my own as "idolatry". Rather, I am saying it is placing the "healing power" and veneration in an external object which then serves to mask the reality o...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Here's a legend that I truly love about what is named as the "Child Jesus of Prague." This story plays a large role in my life. At one time Santa Teresa de Avila sent an ornate small statue of the Child Jesus to a rich patron of the Catholic Church in Prague. It was given to the church an...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Lou, You may not call it "proselytizing" (and neither do I), but you are here commenting and advocating for an approach just like we are, so that criticism is also misdirected and really worn out. For clarification, please note that I would never advocate for the Santo Daime approach. Ind...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

For starters, I would tell the story quite differently saying instead: When heavenly bodies fall to earth they take on a hard materialist shell that sets up a tension between spirit and flesh which both obfuscates and propels further creativity and evolution. The task becomes not so much one of spi...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Lou, That's a much deeper story and not the one I am trying to tell here. I don't think we can skip over the basic steps of recognizing and confessing our addiction right to the denoument of what you write in bold. This process has taken many lifetimes we no longer remember and will take many more ...
by Lou Gold
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

I would add that the birth trauma of spirit being compressed into a more limited form sets in place a fundamental unconscious desire for a love that reconnects. This, for me, is the fundamental essential driver of the soul through the karmic continuum of multiple lives and modes of being. There will...
by Lou Gold
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

The greatest love story ever told - perhaps the only One ever told - is that between the archetypal Spirit and Soul. These two partners have been estranged from each other ever since the Fall of humankind - the dawn of its self-awareness - desperately longing to rekindle the flames of their primord...
by Lou Gold
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

Bernardo, I'm a storyteller rather a philosopher. I wonder if there is a story from scripture, mythology, folklore, popular fiction or written by yourself, which you feel gives meaning and purpose to your version of idealism. I'm looking for a story, once read, would call the reader toward being an ...