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Everything amazing

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 20:02

Blake's ascension on Dr John Dunn. William Blake's Ascension

Everything amazing

The individual who has shrugged off the power over him of Blake’s cosmic Pharisee has regained conscious determination of thought and can take his place in the eternal beginning. For what is real does not come to us from the past but is created in the eternity of our present, behind which there is no past and in front of which there is no future

According to Urizen’s ancient impulse of non-freedom, or the submission to revealed truth, we are led to refer to a truth outside us, a god apart from us, with the world petrified in its alterity standing as the symbol of the death of the “I”.

We are led to believe that truth lies in the outer object, in the quantifiable phenomenon, or in the physical-mathematical formula.

Urizen’s world is untouched by Love, and a stranger to living thought; it is the cold, dry, barren, shrivelled-up womb of the unloved and never-loved.

Living thought is the means by which the “I” is resurrected. Born as Eros, the light of the Logos enters the world, and Love is incarnated.

Living thought is where the stand is first made against the anti-Love; and Ananke is violated.


Origin story tribal,

Its mythos individual.

Origin awakening,

Everything amazing

To a child heaven-sent,

The eternal present.
© John Dunn.

Mysteriosophy

Monday, 29 November 2021 at 21:10

Young Scaligero on Dr John Dunn. Three more works have been transferred from my blog readings of Massimo Scaligero into the single collection, held in ‘Thought pieces’, entitled Scaligero.

Mysteriosophy

Scaligero wrote the following in the context of the revival of various forms of mysticism at the turn of the last century and into the twentieth century and beyond to our own; but what he says applies to the mainstream religions, including the Judaisms, be they Christic, Islamic or the original. By setting god apart, the ground is laid for the deification of matter, or materialism.

Truth is not something external to us to be won by following a given formula or tradition; it is something that we create and it is this creation that dignifies us as human beings. It is a condition that the common man partakes of unaware, constantly degrading it in the mindless chatter of which his existence is woven.

Free and moral

Scaligero makes it clear that his views are not limited to some safe corner labeled ‘spiritual’, they are rather important to all aspects of social organisation, including the organisation of production.

...there arises the naive idea that social justice is attainable through a legal mathematical (if not constrictive) distribution of goods, rather than a free inner process - free and, therefore, moral. It is inconceivable that the distributive mathematics of goods will ever achieve anything - instead, it will worsen the situation that already exists - if, at its core, it does not have inner values such as the autonomy of the individual initiative, the recognition of specific spiritual vocations in every field, the awareness of the absolutely extra-political value of the spiritual principle.

Mathematical levelling only reduces everyone to the 1=1 commodity that the followers of Urizen can count and control.

Happy Fall

The problem is that we are all in thrall to an externally given law. As far as viewing the world around us is concerned, we are all Pharisees, and god (Blake’s Urizen), is the cosmic Pharisee.

Leading life according to an externally given law is tantamount to evil, at least it is a sub-human existence. Law becomes grace as the law is lifted out of man’s own heart. This is the resurrection that Christ brought to man

‘Freedom is born of our opposition to our own nature’, as Scaligero explains in The Logos and the New Mysteries.


© John Dunn.

Evola and right thinking

Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 10:17

Master's painting on Dr John Dunn. Evola and right thinking

A new ‘’Thought piece’ has been added. Entitled Evola and right thinking,it focuses on Julius Evola’s determination to keep visible the real political dichotomy of our times and all times, as opposed to the petty and distracting squabbles in the context of bourgeois politics. I quote Evola:

To use the term totalitarianism correctly, the substantial difference could be briefly expressed by saying that totalitarianism of the Right is ‘anagogic’, while that of the Left is ‘catagogic’, and that only because both are equally opposed to the limited and hollow regime of the bourgeois individual could a myopic mindset think that they have anything in common.

In addition to the above, I have added three more essays to the ‘Thought piece’ Scaligero.

Faith in the physical

Scaligero’s argument is that to see the things around us as wholly apart from us and given is to engage in an act of faith.

Logos aversion

Scaligero’s main point in the context of the book as a whole is that:

…by eluding the ‘I’, the dynamis of the relation, as a moment of freedom, becomes automatism, instinctiveness, material vision, and aversion to the principle, to the Logos

God apart

Scaligero’sdiscussion about the reduction of God to the dead thinking of the materialists is like my representation of idolatry in Child of Encounter.


© John Dunn.

Scaligero

Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 21:52

Scaligero on Dr John Dunn. Scaligero

Ihave added a new section to the 'Thought pieces'. Entitled Scaligero, this section will build to incorporate all the blogs that I have added about the Italian writer to date.

In my opinion, Massimo Scaligero bridges a gap in thinking left by Rudolf Steiner and Giovanni Gentile. Clearly, Scaligero was heavily influenced by his two predecessors, but he managed to fuse the ideas of both together and move beyond them. A further influence to be detected in Scaligero's work comes from Julius Evola, to whom perhaps I have not made so many references, but who nevertheless makes his presence felt.

The section will grow as I shift over the previously blogged items.

© John Dunn.

Seen on the roadside

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 21:34

The farmhouse on Dr John Dunn. Seen on the roadside

It is always gratifying to come across a piece of history whilst out on the road. This building, for example, seen whilst shooting some video footage for my YouTube channel whilst in St Neots. I pulled up in front of it on my motorbike, not really looking as I was preoccupied with some roadworks ahead, but later I found out this information from a plaque on its wall.
Avenue Farm

Namedafter an avenue of Chestnut trees, this farmhouse was linked with Ford House for many centuries. In 1800 both were owned by George James Gorhamwho founded St Neots Bank. In the 1840s the properties were sold and this farm became separate.

This building will appear in my next video production, the YouTube publication of which will be announced on this website.

© John Dunn.

Spirit alive?

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 22:21

Impressive house on Dr John Dunn. Spirit alive?

Whilst preparing my next YouTube video publication, my attention was drawn to a large and interesting Georgian house on the corner of Huntingdon Street in St Neots. For whatever reason, I did not pay it any attention during my actual motorcycle ride through the town.

On the video I also noticed a blue plaque on the wall of the same building.

Now there is a fascinating building: Bellingham House, named after the man born in it, a John Bellingham.




Only one Prime Minister has ever been assassinated in Britain, and here was born the man who carried out the deed. The plaque reads:

JOHN BELLINGHAM 
1776-1812


BORN IN ST NEOTS 
FAILED BUSINESSMAN WHO BLAMED GOVERNMENT FOR HIS PROBLEMS


ASSASSINATED PRIME MINISTER SPENCER PERCIVAL ON MAY 11th 1812


EXECUTED AT NEWGATE PRISON WITHIN THE WEEK

One wonders, is the spirit of John Bellingham alive somewhere today?

Look him up on Wiki. The man certainly suffered. You might even agree that he, a victim of debt, had a grievance to justify his action.

Such was the sympathy for Bellingham, combined with a loathing for Spencer Percival, the Prime Minister, that the fund raised by sympathisers to care for Bellingham’s wife and children exceeded the amount owed to creditors by Bellingham in his lifetime.

© John Dunn.

Over-hasty Nietzsche

Monday, 22 November 2021 at 21:35

Nietzsche on Dr John Dunn. Over-hasty Nietzsche

Nietzsche was over-hasty when he exclaimed ‘God is dead’.

Quite reasonably, we might say, Nietzsche was right in thinking that there is no longer a god who gathers men and things unto himself, visibly and unequivocally, and by such gathering disposes the world’s history and man’s sojourn in it. The divine radiance has become extinguished in the world’s history. Man once was beholden to such a god without question, but it was questioning that killed the god. The world is bereft of a ground that grounds it and is left in the abyss.

But is that old god dead, i.e. that which worshippers have themselves sculptured in the mind as an object of worship, which they go on to believe is an entity wholly apart from them, i.e. an all-knowing God which controlled the affairs of man from across a divide?

No - that god still exists.We might lazily, but with some rationale, identify this god as Mammon, with the implications of materialism, in all senses of the word associated with that evil demon, but inauthentic being would be a better description of the god to whom we remain beholden, despite Nietzsche’s declaration.

We shall find the new ground of our existence and our new vocation only when we expose ourselves to being itself in a new mode of experiencing and assimilating it, which is to experience the present purely in terms of the future.

‘Only a god will save us’ and that god will be the future authenticity of being.


© John Dunn.

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