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Originatory?

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 20:51

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Dr John Dunn 2022.

I apply the word ‘originatory’ to the Beginning, the first principle of everything, i.e. the ‘Originatory Principle’.

Strictly speaking it is not a word; in most cases ‘original’ would suffice nicely.

I feel that in the context of my attempted cosmogony, the word needs to be more active than original. ‘Original’ feels like the first and last and only, i.e. an original act once done is over and gone.

‘Originatory’ feels to me more alive, i.e. original, but with an ongoing originality.

As a consequence the expression ‘Originatory Principle’ will be found throughout my recent and forthcoming writings.


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…then there was One


Dr John Dunn 2022.

My previous blog referred to the false, dead realm of Ananke, as it was before the Beginning, before ‘be’ing, before Love, Logos, God. What was that dead realm? It was one infinite nothingness. Let me explain.

We all know what nothing is, but only if it is a qualified nothing.

There is nothing …in this box
There is nothing …in this room
There is nothing …between you and me
I searched for gold and found nothing.

In these instances, nothing is delimited by a qualification.

We know there is oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the box, but the qualification denotes the nothingness to be agreed upon.

We know that the prospector might have dug up a pile of sand and dirt in the search for gold, but we know what nothing means because of the qualification.

Nothing is actually nothing plus qualifier.

Can there be nothing without qualification?

Can there be unbounded nothingness, or infinite nothingness?

Let us suppose the answer is yes; there can be unbounded nothingness.

However, would not that state, that everlasting equilibrium, be a single nothingness, an all-embracing oneness?

We have the paradox of one equaling nothing.

You might say that before the Beginning, before the Originatory Principle, there was not nothing, but rather there was one.


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