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by Ben Iscatus
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 6
Views: 63

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: 17
Views: 112

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: 6
Views: 63

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: 66
Views: 668

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: 17
Views: 112

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: 7018

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: 7018

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...
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 17
Views: 112

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: 66
Views: 668

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: 66
Views: 668

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...