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Continuous struggle

Wednesday, 5 January 2022 at 19:55

Victory over evil on Dr John Dunn. Saint George and the Dragon, by Tintoretto
The continuous struggle against the murderers of Love


Continuous struggle

About thoughts on the necessity of connecting with living thought, i.e. the thought before it falls, i.e. the pre-reflected stage of its creative direction.

The universal in thought can connect its own substance with the power of the form, so that the particular, the error, the material ‘reality’ of reflected thought, can dissolve and the forces engaged in it converge again toward their centre of life.

By dissolving the particular, we are left with one centre, or Logos, which,until such a dissolution, is avoided through a dependence on the values of reflected vision.

There is connection with the the Logos, with all the inherent dangers of sliding into a Spinozistic pantheism, but the danger of this potential slide is mitigated when the term ‘resurrected I’ is used coterminously with Logos.

However, such a connection with the ‘resurrected I’ is not a one-off event.

Our dependence on the values of reflected thinking cannot be overcome simply because they are perceived as illusory. The struggle to transform error into truth must be continuous, just as Creation as an act of Love must be perpetual.


© John Dunn.

Cosmogeny

Tuesday, 4 January 2022 at 21:50

No Text Cosmogeny

Before the Beginning there was nought.

The symbol of the nought before the Beginning is Ananke and her realm of undifferentiated Oneness, equilibrium, the endless repeating cycle and entropic death.

Unless violated, the endless repeating cycle would carry on ad infinitum.

In the one infinite Cosmos without man, there was no ‘that is’, there was no ‘be’ing.

Where there is no being, there is void, no-thing; there is 0. Without man, 1=0.


To reduce all to 0 is evil.

Evil preceded the Beginning.

Ananke’s violator was Love.

Love walked the Earth as man.

This was the Creation, the Beginning.

From the moment of Creation there was opposition from the forces of Ananke.

These were the forces of return to original equilibria, the forces of evil.

From this opposition came the central bifurcation of the Cosmos, Love (or Good) versus evil.


© John Dunn.

Creation and the Resurrection the same?

Monday, 3 January 2022 at 21:45

Picture of Urizen on Dr John Dunn. William Blake's Urizen

Creation and the Resurrection the same?

In reflected thought man is subsumed in the One, so awakening is Creation.

But reflected thought is fallen thought, so awakening is Resurrection.

Either way, in reflected thought man exists before the Beginning, beholden to Ananke.

We might not see the Logos as the flaming light, endowed with creative power, i.e. the light of fire that is continuously extinguished in reflected consciousness, but the flaming light is there, only suppressed. Awakening is Resurrection.

Or in this state, is the flame not there at all, until Love penetrates? Awakening is Creation.

Or is Love simply rejected, even murdered by Urizen and his followers.

Before the Beginning, the light of the Logos did not shine.

Love violated Ananke in the Beginning, and the flaming light shone through.

Ananke enthroned Urizen as the anti-Love.

Man, existing in reflected thought, did not experience Love. Urizen came between him and Love.


© John Dunn.

Resurrected Creation

Sunday, 2 January 2022 at 21:09

St Maximus on Dr John Dunn. Saint Maximus’ words in his Centuries on Theology and Economy (1.66): He who is initiated into the inexpressible power of the Resurrection apprehends the purpose for which God first established everything.

Resurrected Creation

We experience a relationship of sorts to the Logos at the very inception of thought.

The Logos is the flaming light, endowed with creative power. This light of fire is continuously extinguished in reflected consciousness. Reflected thought, ‘fallen thought’, has opposed the Logos.

The point is that here, where it is not yet reflected and it has its intuitive moment, it moves as the light of the Logos.

The logical consequence of this is that we must grasp the light before it flickers out.

The secret to healing the human being lies in perceiving the light of fire, of which thought pre-reflectedly burns.

Grasp the moment of thought’s inception and we can be re-born into the light of the Logos.

I am moving towards a position that sees the Creation as the Resurrection and vice versa.

From the moment the Logos incarnated and defeated death, we have had the possibility to think according to the Resurrection, insofar as the flaming light of the Logos lights up within each thought that we think. But to perceive this light, we must overcome the darkness of reflected thought.


© John Dunn.

Happy New Year.

Saturday, 1 January 2022 at 22:09

Cover on Dr John Dunn. Just a short but important message this evening:

Happy New Year.

2021was a year of experimentation, both in the field of writing, where I continued to strive for original ideas in the philosophical and political spheres, and also in YouTubing, where, with cheap equipment I served something of an apprenticeship.

2022 will be a year of fulfilment - that is my goal anyway. I hope to collect my scattered musings into another book, whilst at the same time adding two of my previous works to Kindle, in a quest for a new and wider audience. As far as YouTubing goes, well I’ll just try to move beyond the apprenticeship stage, and hope that I find a few kindred spirits as viewers.

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