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Violation, disruption and overturning

Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 21:41

Weil quote on Dr John Dunn. Living thought. Logos and the discovery of the ‘I’

Well the ideas are coming together at this point, particularly with regard to the ‘I’
as presented in the following re-posted blog.

The cosmic creation story becomes the metaphor for the individual shedding of dead thought, the acquirement of living thought, and the discovery of the ‘I’; the common denominator between the individual and cosmic stories being Love.

Who would have living thought it? Read on below.


Dr John Dunn 2022


Violation, disruption and overturning

Our purpose is to recover the content of ‘living thought’ at its inception,before it is almost immediately degraded into ‘fallen thought’, or ‘reflected thought’ i.e. thought reflected back to us as though it represented an external reality with an external existence inherent to it.

To live through the eyes of reflected thought isto live before the Beginning, to live before the Creation, to be beholden to Ananke and worship Urizen; it is to exist before Love.

It is violation by Love, i.e. the Creation, in the Beginning, that awakens us to the Logos within ourselves, enabling us to grasp the content of ‘living thought’, which brings with it the transformative and shaping force of the Logos. The 'I' is inserted into the process of thinking.

The corollary of this is that in normal everyday accepted modes of thought the 'I' is absent. The connection to ‘living thought’, before it falls, is not only a connection to the Logos, but also to the 'I'.

This connection to the Logos and the 'I' is an encounter with the ‘source of life’. The Logos and the ‘I’ are coterminous at this point.

The Logos is incarnated in the ‘I’.

So the earlier statement that ‘out thoughts are not our own’, might be restated as our thoughts are from the ‘I’, which has broken free of the normal everyday accepted modes of thought, i.e. the ‘I’ which perceives thoughts at their originatory and uncontaminated source, whereas before it only saw the reflected ‘reality’ of Ananke.

Is the uncontaminated source the Logos or the ‘I’ or both?

A theme is emerging here again, and that is that the ‘I’ cannot achieve the break from Ananke by its solipsistic self, it needs the violation, disruption and overturning of equilibria by Love.


© John Dunn.

Root them out

Saturday, 3 September 2022 at 20:47

Bosch masterpiece on Dr John Dunn. The murderers of Love - Christ Carrying the Cross (Bosch)

The doors of perception must be opened, but who keeps them closed?

The metaphysical force would incarnate, but first there must be love. Who would prevent this? Who murdered Love and continues to do so?

We are playing around with metaphors here, largely because there is no other option.

But in answering the questions posed above, no metaphors are needed. There are clear answers to which relate to a material reality in our midst.

The goal of this material reality? Undifferentiated, indiscriminate oneness and sameness the world over, a return to the realm of Ananke, which was before the Beginning, which was before ‘be’ing, which was death.

Metaphors, questions and material realities, all have a bearing on a re-reading of the blog re-posted below.


Dr John Dunn 2022


Root them out

Union with the Divine seems impossible, because there is no identity between being and thinking

The conditions must exist for the metaphysical force to incarnate, but it does not have any other arouser and awakener than Love.

Once Love is found, the Logos is found. The Logos virginally fertilises the soul. This moment coincides with the Creation.

The presence of the Logos is realised because it is perceived.
The doors of perception are opened.

‘If the doors of perception were cleansed,’ William Blake once wrote, ‘everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’

Love cleanses the doors of perception… for the elect that is. The rest, i.e.the innocents, are condemned to an existence in Beulah, from where rises the nauseating refrain ‘we just want to be happy…’

The murderers of Love contaminated the doors of perception, and continue to do so.

The followers of Ananke, the worshippers of Urizen, thePhariseesof every age, would have the struggle cease. Their goal? A world of undifferentiated oneness, forever, undisturbed and inevitable.

When the struggle ceases all is lost.

They that dwelleth without love, what are they?
The anti-Love; the masonry of hate; the children of Urizen.
Root them out, pleads Eros to the Innocents, root them out.
(From ‘Children of Urizen’, The Mythology)

You have been infected by the children of Urizen into Devil Worship.
(From ‘Thus spake’ in October’s Blog)

Man must and will have some religion; if he has not the religion of Jesus, he will have the religion of Satan, and will erect the Synagogue of Satan.
(William Blake)
The above piece was prompted by a re-reading of the blog Thinking = will, now transferred to Scaligero in 'Thought pieces'.

© John Dunn.

Escaping Beulah

Friday, 2 September 2022 at 21:20

Deluded on Dr John Dunn. So where is liberation to be found?

Liberation from fallen thought, the illusory medium of false ‘reality’ in which most of us spend our lives, where is it to be found?

If living in a falsely perceived medium is no life, in other words, death, where is the source of resurrection?

There is one source and that is Love, and Love is God.

Many people experience a glimmer of the life beyond death, but it is usually snuffed out, often by the followers of Urizen, the demiurge of the false ‘reality’.

These are key considerations amongst others when reading the re-posted blog below.


Dr John Dunn 2022


Escaping Beulah

Humankind is the conduit for the descent of the Logos to the earthly realm as thought.

Fallen thought is a condition which believes these thoughts are our own.

Fallen thought is separated from the Logos and takes on a life of its own, being reflected back to us as a representation of what appears to be a pre-existing world of things and people, i.e. as Nature, as though existence lay outside of man, rather than shaped by man.

This medium of fallen thought, or reflected thought, in which we exist and have our being, is symbolically the realm ruled over by Urizen. Encouraged by the followers of Urizen, man is dragged down into the passivity of Beulah, where is heard constantly the nauseating refrain - ‘I just want to be happy…’

Creativity, imagination, thinking and mental picturing, need to be reconnected to that of the will.

There is precedent for this possibility: thinking can arouse the profound will, as is normally the case when simple mental picturing arouses the movement of the limbs.

The will can redeem fallen thought to the point of connecting with the Logos, thus becoming living thought, rendering humankind as the unimpeded conduit for the descent of the Logos to the earthly realm.

To feel the Logos, man must first be liberated.

Until liberated, he will suffer and rejoice illusorily, because the Logos content of each experience is lost.

Liberation comes with the restored marriage between thinking and the will.

We see a tantalising shadow of such liberation in human love, which is always imperfect.

Love, the Originatory Principle, is the true meaning of human love. All human love unknowingly moves from its celestial content, but without the hope of realising it, because within the sphere of the psyche it endures the enchantment of the appearing which, assumed as reality through reflected consciousness, generates irresistible desire, the continuous greed of the ephemeral and its delusion.

The above piece was prompted by a re-reading of the blog Imperfect love, now transferred to Scaligero in 'Thought pieces'. I’m not altogether happy with this. I'm not sure that the will can awaken living thought as a creative act. In a sense the above thoughts do acknowledge this inevitable imperfection. Perhaps only the perfection of Love holds the true creative act.

© John Dunn.

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