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by Lou Gold
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

"Intuitive thinking begins with the humble realization that in our spiritual activity we've never been apart from the archetypal world." Cleric, I like your bolded statement and I've been contemplating it... "Intuitive thinking begins with the humble realization that in our spiritual...
by Lou Gold
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

As Cleric mentioned before, and as I also tried to convey, it isn't about making models or telling stories, but consciously entering into the model-making and story-telling process. As long as we conceive these things as mere metaphors, we are not penetrating to the ideal depths of the lessons Wate...
by Lou Gold
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

Your use of the metaphor of water might be stronger based on the standard model of the hydrological cycle , which begins with condensation precipitating from above (higher realms). You might also portray the essential humility as the integrated soil (humus) into which the doctrine or consciousness ...
by Lou Gold
Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

I was thinking more of the Archetype creating the story, for example Jesus breathing love into his every step or Thich Nhat Hanh breathing peace into his and thereby demonstrating what others can do by acting mindfully (consciously). This is important as it is the aspect that we can humanly relate ...
by Lou Gold
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

Your use of the metaphor of water might be stronger based on the standard model of the hydrological cycle , which begins with condensation precipitating from above (higher realms). You might also portray the essential humility as the integrated soil (humus) into which the doctrine or consciousness p...
by Lou Gold
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

Well, that was quite a discourse about story. I was thinking more of the Archetype creating the story, for example Jesus breathing love into his every step or Thich Nhat Hanh breathing peace into his and thereby demonstrating what others can do by acting mindfully (consciously). PS: I'm always struc...
by Lou Gold
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

Actually, I make an effort not to be critical because a philosophical debate would be above my pay grade and because I'm not really familiar with your tradition. You often critique something or someone as offering intellectual thoughts. BK surely does and even describes himself as an "intellect...
by Lou Gold
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

Cleric was also explaining how "yes/no" questions and answers presuppose the higher worlds function exactly like the world we perceive and investigate with abstract intellectual cognition. So, whatever higher realities you have experienced, clearly you are still interpreting their meaning...
by Lou Gold
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

"Intuitive thinking begins with the humble realization that in our spiritual activity we've never been apart from the archetypal world." Cleric, I like your bolded statement and I've been contemplating it... "Intuitive thinking begins with the humble realization that in our spiritual...
by Lou Gold
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed
Replies: 75
Views: 899

Re: Why I believe Analytic Idealism is flawed

OK Lou, I agree. I wrote the reply few moves ahead in the game, simply because I know that whatever the answer would be to that yes/no question, it would not lead you closer to the heart of the matter. But maybe it was not your intent at all to get closer to the heart, maybe you simply were interes...