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by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 94
Views: 637

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Instead of saying "thinking creates elementals", let's say "thinking creates thoughts". I see, so you just strip the "elemental" of its subtlety and supposed independent existence, of how it flies out to influence someone it is directed to and then returns to sender, a...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: Mind at Large as Brain
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Mind at Large as Brain

Suppose someone asked BK this question - how do you think he'd respond in the context of Analytic Idealism? If Mind at Large is like a giant brain, and the universe is expanding, when it is fifty times its current age, it will become dark. Is this an idea in Mind at Large to die, to not be eternal? ...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 94
Views: 637

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

So why do you two even pretend like you are familiar with his work in the above comments? No, I do remember him from years ago, and through my old interest in theosophy. I even have one of his books somewhere. Of course I know he talks about elementals! Otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it. Inste...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 94
Views: 637

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

It is one thing to read Steiner, maybe gain some insights and ideas, but another thing to slavishly quote everything he writes as prophetic and correct. Then it becomes unhealthy and cultish. This is probably why BK wants to keep his distance from it. That made me laugh, Jim! The idea of BK embraci...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 94
Views: 637

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Surely thinking has at least reached a point that it can see the absurdity in this? Yes, I've noted in quite a few NDEs how humour applies when looking "from above". It's Abbot's old Flatland thing - you can never sensibly conceptualize what you can't experience. I think this is why BK is...
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vote of confidence?
Replies: 32
Views: 339

Re: Vote of confidence?

Normally, I greatly enjoy the liberal-minded moderation you bring, Dana. But we do well to remember that the main reason BK stopped communicating on the old forum was because people were trying to tell him what to think and what not to think. And it's a great loss to us all.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: New Bigelow Prize Competition!

It's nearly perfect but misses one important detail: In the beginning, there was nothing. Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked that nothing in the face and split it into the ten lords and ladies of existence. Ah, drat! Prize lost, then. It's early here, still dazed by the dreamtime, you'll have to help m...
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: New Bigelow Prize Competition!

Indeed! Did you notice that "Sir Elton Freud "is a mystical anagram?
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 8
Views: 61

New Bigelow Prize Competition!

The Bilgelow Institute has invited essays for its new Prize Competition: Primitive Creation Myths and Ancient Oracles. First prize: Ten bitcoins (Value at 1 April 2022) I thought the Steiner boys needed a primitive creation myth to broaden their appeal, so here's my hopeful entry: Treasure Hunters d...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 35
Views: 382

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

This is abstract metaphysics of the sort JW (and myself) are critiquing... Someone can only be satisfied with such an abstract metaphysical explanation as long as their own Thinking, which is immanently experienced and provides the basis of tracing back to the underlying Reality without abstract sp...