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by Ben Iscatus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

upon the end of dissociation, i.e. the death of one's corporeal representation, the personal mind reverts back to transpersonal Mind, with no soul/psyche left to tell the tale. Hierarchies of dissociation are not ruled out by Analytic Idealism. But in the end, all is One. Certainly some NDErs claim...
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: Message from BK

I've been exploring the implications of some of BK's ideas at the end of "Glossary of Analytic Idealism": Questions, with Answers (my interpretations as a student.) But I agree with Dana, if someone points at something and says, "Oh, that's the phantom layer, that's your unconscious K...
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: Message from BK

I'm very disappointed that Eugene felt he had to leave. He was a fantastic asset to all discussions. I sincerely hope he reconsiders. It of course makes sense that BK should move away from a forum which has been increasingly critical of his ideas. It's doubtful the forum can make it on its own in th...
by Ben Iscatus
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 427

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

The materialist put another $100 bill on the table.
The idealist looked at him suspiciously and said, "Why are you giving money away?"
The materialist shook his head and said, "I haven't the faintest idea."
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 427

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Two Absolute Idealists were walking in the countryside when one fell down a hidden well. The one up top said, "Well, well, well! You get to experience the thing-in-itself. Can you describe it?" The one down below said, "It's phenomenally cold, dark and wet." The one up top said, ...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 774
Views: 6800

Re: Criticism

reason recognizes the unity. If we have the following two perceptions: 1. the sun shining down and 2. a warm stone, the intellect keeps both things apart, because they confront us as two; it holds onto one as the cause and onto the other as the effect; then reason supervenes, tears down the wall be...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 774
Views: 6800

Re: Criticism

A major part of the problem with Reason, is it's unclear when it's being applied ingenuously. People on opposite sides of a debate claim to use reason. But feelings tend to come first, and that results in rationalisation. Confirmation bias is something we tend not to recognise in themselves - only i...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 774
Views: 6800

Re: Criticism

Right. I almost asked that as well. words words words. Our oh so limiting mode of communication...
I think what all this shows is that we need a glossary of Spiritual Science. If it doesn't exist, would somebody write one? I'd appreciate it.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 774
Views: 6800

Re: Criticism

But if you are really expanding in the Cosmic Mind, why shouldn't it be possible to find there the ideating activity of beings? Not in other realms but in the same realm of the Cosmic Mind that you expand into. Currently, I see it like this: It's not an ideating activity, but it does enable inspira...
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 774
Views: 6800

Re: Criticism

"at all other levels we have ideas in the process of being", "biological life is only a decohered shadow of more fundamental forms of growth", "Inspirative realm", "a small bacterium is the interference of countless beings", "in other places we have mean...