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Day: January 6, 2014

Entelechy and the Will to Power

Entelechy and the Will to Power

Ship’s Motif, by Alfred Jensen (1859-1935) In The Entelechy of Animatter, I presented my ideas concerning how the soul serves as the entelechy of all things. Entelechy is the realization of potential. In Aristotle’s thought, soul gives form to matter, thus bringing about the actions necessary for the potential within a thing to come into realization, to be what it is meant to be. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said, “Entelechy is inside of you, like the butterfly is inside…

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Nihilism as a Precursor to Transformation

Nihilism as a Precursor to Transformation

An illustration from Jules Verne’s essay “Edgard PoĆ« et ses oeuvres” (Edgar Poe and his Works,1862) drawn by Frederic Lix or Yan’ Dargent.   How many of you have encountered the experience of nihilism, as in the experience of total skepticism of any meaning concerning life and existence? Have you yet peered into the yawning abyss of nothingness, that your life means nothing, that the world and its laws and moralities mean nothing, that there is no objective basis for…

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