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by Ben Iscatus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bigelow Prize Competition!
Replies: 8
Views: 58

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: 58

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: 58

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: 31
Views: 299

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...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 24
Views: 170

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

I've never understood what excitations of consciousness without a experiencing self even means. You're right, it means nothing. But the idea is that Mind-at-large is an experiencing subject (in fact, the only one with core agency). We are dissociated alters inside that Mind. We're being dreamed (or...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 31
Views: 299

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

- JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say the "prior to" cannot be any abstract metaphysical concept, such as "consciou...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 721

Re: Message from BK

Well, this is where it becomes problematic for the moderation aspect ... If, for example, someone starts a topic about BK's model of 'dissociation', seeking further explication/elaboration, or reflections on it pro or con, and that then spins off into the direction of NDEs, or lucid dreaming, still...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 24
Views: 170

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Still I feel that for many proponents of idealism, transpersonal Mind does pretty much remain an inferred abstraction, and not a lived reality that one is never actually apart from. This statement is tricky, because it suggests Idealists might be veering towards solipsism. But if we avoid solipsism...
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

I hope you have proof of source of funds, though. I don't want to do time for money laundering
You said the desire to seek proof was a bad trait. "Sorry, m'lud, the defendant must be declared not guilty because our society does itself a disservice by seeking proof of his crimes..."
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

If his recent actions to evade opposition haven’t convinced you he is a fraud in search of a cult following, consider yourself part of the cult. If BK wanted a cult following, he'd cultivate his followers. He doesn't - as you know, he left his own forum. Cult leaders usually tear members from their...