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by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
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Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

V. Nabokov in 'A Russian Beauty' wrote:That's all. Of course there may be some sort of sequel, but it is not known to me. In such cases, instead of getting bogged down in guesswork, I repeat the words of the merry king in my favorite fairy tale. Which arrow flies forever? The one that has hit its mark.
by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

That culture is sentiment refined and measured by intellect becomes clear as we turn our attention to a kind of barbarism appearing in our midst and carrying unmistakable power to degenerate. This threat is best described as the desire for immediacy for its aim is to dissolve the formal aspects of ...
by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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To restate: the 'metaphysical dream of the world' that each of us 'dreams'---and yet the word 'dream' is not quite the right one, and 'imagines' is the better one---induces if not forces each one to arrive at a whole group of decisions-conclusions about: How the world is composed and how it came int...
by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 2:12 am
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Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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It is not a question of either taking it or leaving it, Pam. 'It' makes no sense to me, I have nothing in me to share with you that would satisfy you or even that you could reflect on. Do you see this? I have written in the last days all sort of different things---ideas, thoughts, speculations, opin...
by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

Pam, do you really see much of a point in exchanging ideas? The stuff you come up with, the stuff that you are involved in, just doesn't fit with my interests or focus. It is wise just to see that and, I think, let it be. I assume what I write seems also from some other galaxy of concerns? Down from...
by Alex Jacob
Wed May 15, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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And yet all four of those projects, so far as I know, believe in the resurrection and its redemptive power, a belief notably lacking from the house philosophy: how can you call a project "Christian" when it lacks the defining belief of Christianity? Perhaps you really mean "post-Christian" rather t...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
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Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

David Quinn often called to "Trust in your own mind and form a direct relationship with Nature". This boils down in trusting the truth of causality when it's figured out what is meant by it. Just by surrendering to, acknowledging the truth of it on all levels: all concepts about and beliefs in gods...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

I don't accept your brand of non-dualism. It seems, in you, to act like a drug---a destructive drug---that induces you to subvert value while, and this is my impression, exalting yourself. It leads I think to a false sense of your own power, or perhaps 'discerning ability' is a better term. If you e...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
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Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

John wrote:I don't even read a quarter of what you write, why would I waste that much time, it's like learning about a view I know to be delusional.
At least we understand each other...I am a bit of a mad-hatter, aren't I?
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

When I used the term 'get on the first rung and remain on it', what I meant was an extension of what I'd written about transcendental influence and values. What I am interested in, possibly above all other considerations, is contributing to keeping open a 'conceptual pathway' to transcendental possi...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

If Pam doesn't ratify this wild opinion I'm afraid I am going to have to reject it.

;-)
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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That was the most elegant method of avoiding a question I have ever encountered! :-)
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
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Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

When I say 'find and remain on a basic rung' what do you think I mean by that? I am curious if your read of it is the same or similar as what I meant.
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

I think that I understand you, Pam. I have a feeling though that I am located in a different sector of the social world and with a different calling. It would seem to me that for those so inclined, in respect to the transcendent, a relationship of 'silence' or simply communion would take the place o...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

Diebert wrote:It's way more than enough already!
Then why in the fuck don't you just SHUT UP then? Gawd! ;-)
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

The truth of emptiness is not an idea. It's a direct, profound experience of nature. ______________________________________ As I have described, I am attempting to locate and expose the 'core' ideas, the core 'perceptions' which I wrote about in post 10:17 PM, that separate certain factions here fr...
by Alex Jacob
Tue May 14, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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"I think you are wrong that 'there isn't much of a precedent' in our culture if you accept my assertion that QRStianity is a form, and expression of, 'radical Christianity'." --Alex Laird, the way to understand what I mean by 'radical Christian (sect)' is to understand other radical Christian sects...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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John, I personally do not think, based on what you write and also resulting from conversation with you, that you understand even vaguely what I write and why I write it. Comprehension does not seem to be your strong suit! So, you can only take it as an attack on your person, and then to defend yours...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

The truth of emptiness is not an idea. It's a direct, profound experience of nature. This is actually, I am beginning to understand, one of the roots of the tremendous divisions between one faction that appears on these pages and another faction. We keep speaking to each other but neither side can ...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

I deliberately chose the Carlyle quote (it is quoted in Weaver's book 'Ideas Have Consequences' which I have been reading) because it represents the most important aspect of what becomes for each person 'the religious question'. It is as a result of our perception of the world---but I would extend t...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

This is the core of your position, your core hubris I might add. You employ it here in respect to me but in fact it is your basic position in regard to everyone. But this too is the basic position, at a core level, of QRS: the declaration that they know it better than anyone and everyone. You fit in...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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More importantly, it's impossible for Alex to achieve such a goal. Sadly, I fear he'll never see that and never know why. THIS hits the nail on the head! It is hard for me that I will never be able to understand that I am not arguing against a *you* but against basic principals that are written int...
by Alex Jacob
Mon May 13, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

Do explain this in more detail for me, Alex. My days of spoonfeeding Australian lassies ended some time back. By now you should be able to handle your own spoon, no? Just try not to make a mess of things! It would be better, and more interesting, for you to do some of the work, Leyla. I have been w...
by Alex Jacob
Sun May 12, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

Re: The Metaphysical Dream of the World

I've never tried to analyse the house philosophy along liberal-conservative lines, I'm not even sure how to go about that, and it might even depend on which culture the analysis was made within, conservatism being to some extent the preservation of existing or old values. There isn't much of a prec...
by Alex Jacob
Sun May 12, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Dream of the World
Replies: 215
Views: 9508

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Dennis if those are your views of me and my activities I don't think I will be able to convince you any differently. But it might help you to understand my endeavors in a wider circle of concerns. It would take some study and more concerted investigation on your part. I don't think that will be fort...