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Month: December 2017

Colin Wilson Examines Heidegger’s Thought

Colin Wilson Examines Heidegger’s Thought

In this article, I will attempt to provide a brief summary of Colin Wilson’s thoughts regarding Martin Heidegger’s philosophy. Heidegger, of course, was one of the paramount figures in twentieth-century existentialist thought, even though he tried to distance himself from the movement known as existentialism, popularized by Sartre and Camus. Wilson proposes a “new existentialism,” which is more optimistic, as opposed to the pessimism of Sartre, Camus, et al. The exposition of his philosophy can be found in his book,…

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The Human Multiverse

The Human Multiverse

I have wrestled with self-confidence all my life. I never had much confidence as long as I looked through the eyes of my natural self. Depression was my lot for many years. I felt that life had dealt me a very bad hand, indeed. As many of you know, this makes life insufferable, tedious, and meaningless. When I was in my twenties, I investigated Norman Vincent Peale’s so-called Power of Positive Thinking. I was inspired. I began to attempt to…

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Hawking’s Sleep

Hawking’s Sleep

Psychological dictionaries and schools of all orientations agree that reality is of two kinds. First, the word means the totality of existing material objects or the sum of conditions of the external world. Reality is public, objective, social, and usually physical. Second, there is a psychic reality, not extended in space, the realm of private experience that is interior, wishful, imaginational. Having divided psychic reality from hard or external reality, psychology elaborates various theories to connect the two orders together,…

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

The Real Meaning of Christmas

The great mystic, Meister Eckhart, wrote: We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I do not also…

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The Universe Within

The Universe Within

  William Blake is believed to have been heavily influenced by Emanuel Swedenborg, who taught “that the universe is contained in the Divine Humanity.”1 This view flips the typical materialist view inside-out. “The ‘body’ of the Divine Human is not contained in natural space but contains all things in itself.”2 The universe does not contain human beings; human beings contain the universe. The outer universe is but a shadow. This is a fascinating idea. It is a very old idea,…

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The Divine Human

The Divine Human

Emanuel Swedenborg proposed a very intriguing argument for the ultimate Nexus: the humanity of God and the divinity of man. In Jesus, we have a man in whom the two seemingly heterogeneous natures were unified. But this wasn’t something exclusive to Jesus, as the Christian Church teaches. Jesus was the Symbol for all mankind, what is known in Gnosticism as the Anthropos. He displayed the attributes of both God and man. He taught that all of us are human and…

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