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New life v 0

Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 21:28

St George on Dr John Dunn. New life v 0

Saint George and the Dragon, Tintorreto c. 1555. Tintorretto’s remarkable combination of the Resurrection and St George symbolism. St George slays the dragon, the symbol of evil and the crucifiers of God on Earth who lays crucified, whilst the Virgin is freed. St George receives the blessing of God in Heaven.

1=0 (see blog) at the cosmic level applies also at an individual and cultural level. The general applies to the particular.

There are individuals who never emerge from the amorphous oneness of nature; the same can apply to whole races. In such cases individuals do not observe, they are in nature and of it. They are in and of the one entity, not apart from it. This was the state in which Dante found himself, ‘lost in a dark wood’, before the great journey of emergence that he undertook, making the Divine Comedy the cultural treasure that it is. Not to be distinguished, i.e. apart from the ‘dark wood’ of nature, not to emerge as separate as one from the others, is to have no be-ing, to be as an animal, bestial, void, to be nothing, 0.

A race stands culturally distinct, or it is nothing. An individual emerges as a self or does not rise above the animals.

Such emergence has been metaphorised into the new life mythologies of:

Horus or the Ptolemaic Harpocrates
Spring with its symbology of the Easter Egg
The Orphic egg and Eros
The Creation, Fall and Resurrection.

The new life myths of emergence stand against the counter-myths of return and subsumption such as:

Kaballah and freemasonry
Derridean deconstruction.

Being variants of globalist necessitarian oneness effectively renders the latter group as the mythologies of death and 0.

© John Dunn.


Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at 21:54

John Dunn the sybol that is sunya on Dr John Dunn. 1=0

Imagine a world without man. What do you see?

Much as we see today perhaps, but without human life? You are probably imagining a return to nature, a planet in which the evidence of man’s history recedes into the background as the plants and trees of the jungle overwhelm his works and biodiversity increases, something like that.

I put it to you that whatever you imagine will not be the case, because whatever you imagine will not ‘be’ without the mind of man.

Let me elaborate.

Biodiversity, for example, only exists because of man.

Without man’s powers of distinction, i.e. the ability to distinguish one thing from another, there would be the polar-opposite of biodiversity, or any diversity for that matter; there would be a return to amorphous oneness; nature would be one viscous soup.

The world we as humans see is very specifically our own. Only we stand apart to observe. Minerals, plants and animals do not observe, they are in nature and of it. They are in and of the one entity, not apart from it.

Without man, the one entity would persist infinitely as the Cosmos, as an equilibrium, with its own self regulating mechanisms, its own necessities. Our world and others will be swallowed up in the formations and destructions of inter-Galactic events over aeons of time, but the Cosmos will continue, infinitely, as an equilibrium, as one entity.

Without man, however, there will be no observer to confirm upon this one entity the status of being. For what is it to be? ‘To be’ is to be distinguished as one thing from another. To be is the ‘that is’ of the observer's mind.

In an infinite Cosmos without man, there would be no ‘that is’, there would be no ‘be’ing.

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

© John Dunn.

Butterfly Woman

Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 21:34

Loie Fuller on Dr John Dunn. Butterfly Loie Fuller Dancing. Samuel Joshua Beckett photographer c. 1900

Butterfly Woman

Eyes never for me alone, I couldn’t pin her down in my serial collection of experiences.

Dancing butterfly, I can’t express
The full extent of your flightiness.
I swiped this way and I swiped that… and yet,
You left a would-be collector with an empty net.

© John Dunn.

Witches three

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 17:58

The three witches on Dr John Dunn. There were three in particular. I had met the Moirai. One of them actually said she was a witch. Daughters of Ananke, the Wierd Sisters, these were the three witches. The books had led me to the Moirai. They didn’t so much change my life as confront me with it.

Witches three

Yes they were the witches three

And yes there were spells over me.

There was a cauldron hot and deep

With truths enough to make me weep;

And into this they stirred my life

It all went in, hopes, dreams and wife.

I stood aghast, the smoke had cleared,

A vision of my life appeared.

Now I could see that I was free,

Old ways were gone… just like the three.

Pictured: Three Witches, William Edward Frost (1810 – 1877)

© John Dunn.

Choose Life

Saturday, 13 June 2020 at 21:13

Cottage in the forest on Dr John Dunn.

For new life was overdue, the labour

Long and painful, and the wild lechery

Of the birth canal will be wrapped ever

Around him as the snake of memory.

The struggle for humanity is his

And all life is sacred or is a sin

Of the heart of darkness. Whoever is

A Seraph, that is a lover, is in

God and God in him; God and he are one.

The angels, race and man must rise to burn

And fire the trees and push the clearing on,

Or barbed and thorny brambles will return

And amorphous forest will smother all.

The sacred is labour for life, but rest

Into Ananke’s arms of fate will fall,

Whose faithful army with sub-human zest

Will bend to meet the beck and call of her

To kill the will of race and man and mind.

To this rank herd must be no surrender,

For festered in the colour green we’ll find

The appeasers to subsumption are rife,

And that their anti-human goal will give

The curse of death to all. Instead, choose life

So that you and your children may live, yes live.

© John Dunn.

Violating 0

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 21:40

Vernadsky on Dr John Dunn. Vernadsky's noosphere remained within the closed system of evolution (Pictured: Vernadsky in 1889)

My belief is that life has always something to do with breaking out of closed systems. The very act of birth is the physical act of breaking free - but life is more than this.

A closed system is an equilibrium of one sort or another that remains unviolated; this is justas true at a cosmic as well as an individual level.

For life to break free the cosmos had to be violated, just as an individual must be violated to attain life.

I am equating life here to consciousness and mind. Breaking out of a closed system is a coming to consciousness. It is the emergence of mind.I am equating life therefore to something that is uniquely human; to humanness.

The emergence of life as consciousness and mind has been argued for before on an evolutionary basis. For example, Rudolf Steiner argued that only the mind of man can continue and complete the evolutionary purposes of God.

There was also Vladimir Vernadsky’s concept of the noosphere, in which the sphere of nous, i.e. of mind, is an evolutionary stage higher than the biosphere, i.e the world of minerals, plants and animals; but yet again, Vernadsky placed the emergence of consciousness and mind within a structured evolutionary process.

Both Steiner and Vernadsky had consciousness and mind within processes of evolution and therefore remaining in closed systems.

This leaves me wondering about closed systems and how truly to burst out of them; how to violate the equilibrium in order that there might be life, or that life might be. For to break free is a coming to being, with the implication that not to break free is to exist in a state of non-being, or locked in the closed circle of 0.

© John Dunn.

Cave flower

Monday, 27 April 2020 at 21:23

Cave womb on Dr John Dunn. Cave flower

The inscrutability of woman in all this.

Man enters the cave and holds up Mithraic light,

Woman would keep the darkness;

And yet Eve held out the apple

As though the cave were an open flower.

Irresistible - like a bee to nectar,

There was encounter, there was love,

But when Orpheus looked behind he lost her,

Leaving her in darkness.

© John Dunn.

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