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by Starbuck
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2 Great Men
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: 2 Great Men

From Christof perspective, if it aint broke then why fix it. Hmm - it's easy to pretend it's not broke if you ignore the hard problem and don't even know what Idealism is... The pain of the hard problem is obviously less acute for him than the pain of professional ridicule, humility etc. For most o...
by Starbuck
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2 Great Men
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: 2 Great Men

Yes, it's a really great format - Rupert and Bernardo versus the prevailing paradigm. In a way, it's a shame Christof did not acquaint himself with idealism before the show; it would have saved R&B having to explain themselves in so many different ways. On the other hand, this proved a useful w...
by Starbuck
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2 Great Men
Replies: 7
Views: 104

2 Great Men

First time Ive seen Bernardo and Rupert in formal conversation, just watching it now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atq1frPdyxM&t=7s
by Starbuck
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: The Never Ending Happening
Replies: 0
Views: 78

The Never Ending Happening





What a song
by Starbuck
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anil Seth
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Anil Seth

Remember, those we call materialists are probably better described as quantifiers. For one thing to independently act upon another it must be composed of separate and different quantities. The chimera of matter then must arrises to make sense of that. Consciousness as we experience it does not fit t...
by Starbuck
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Does time flow?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Does time flow?

The idea of a moment of time, a present moment, is a convenient construct no less than the idea of a thing. So my question would be, ‘Do we actually experience the present?’ and my answer would be: No. I agree with what you are saying, though I would put it that the problem is BK's definition of 'p...
by Starbuck
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Tribute to Harold Budd
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Tribute to Harold Budd

Thanks, Moon and the Melodies is in my top 10 albums. Liz Frazer is the perfect vocalist for his music. I need to explore his other works!
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

WB Yeats once wrote "Man can embody truth, but he cannot know it". Do you think he was being verbose or obscure? What would you read into those words?
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The possibility of "magic" and universal transcendence
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: The possibility of "magic" and universal transcendence

There is a practice in Crowlian magic in which a 'sigil' or magical symbol is strongly concentrated and empowered with the intention of the practitioner. This is done at the point of sexual orgasm. From Bk's work, we can argue that orgasm is a period of intense reassociation in which we access MAL. ...
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

I would say the water includes but transcends the ripple. In the same way, meaning is a dynamic metacognitive process and therefore analogous to a ripple. It can never reference its water-ness. And yet the nature of the 'all that exists water' is to ripple and vibrate. Meaning is build in but only ...