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by Ben Iscatus
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 60
Views: 517

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: 60
Views: 517

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: 332

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: 60

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: 60

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: 60

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: 370

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: 25
Views: 206

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: 35
Views: 370

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: 731

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...