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‘I’ and Logos as one and the same entity?

Friday, 30 June 2023 at 18:01

Logos on Dr John Dunn. The famous Greek word, Logos

‘I’ and Logos as one and the same entity?

The question is not whether God (as a True Being) exists or not; but rather how (in what manner or mode) He exists.

Beloved,now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)

The Resurrection is the recovery of the content of ‘living thought’ at its inception, before it is immediately degraded into ‘fallen thought’, or ‘reflected thought’

This recovery is the result of action by the awakened will.

The thinking ‘I’ grasps the direction of the Logos within itself, which is the elevating of itself to its own pre-reflective moment.

The awakened will marks the insertion of the ‘I’ into the process of thinking.

I reiterate the point made earlier, that the corollary of this is that in normal everyday accepted modes of thought, i.e. reflective thought, the‘I’ is absent.

Thus the connection to pre-reflective, or ‘living thought’, before it falls, is not only a connection to the Logos, but also to the ‘I’.

This connection to the Logos and to the ‘I’ is tantamount to an encounter with the ‘source of life’.

The existence prior to the recovery of the content of ‘living thought’ at its inception equated to subsumption in the realm of Ananke, a state of non-being.

Thus the Resurrection as the connection to the Logos and the ‘I’ is also the Creation.

Turning again to the the connection of the ‘I’ to the Logos; is it a reintegration? Or are the ‘I’ and the Logos to be thought of as one and the same entity?

Either way, the realisation of this reintegration or synthesis has been made possible through fall, incarnation, death, Resurrection and Creation.


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Born fallen died risen

Thursday, 29 June 2023 at 20:19

Born again on Dr John Dunn.. Born fallen died risen

This is why the death of God does not mean atheism, but rather the end of idolatry.

Read on in such a manner that the Creation is, in itself, a metaphor for the self’s awakening from that which is before the Beginning, i.e. no being, i.e. death.

And was not the state of pre-being the fallen state? Are we not all born into a fallen state, from which it might be argued that most people never rise, i.e. to rise up from death, i.e. theResurrection.

To be born fallen and to die risen is something to contemplate upon.

And the risen state, be it understood as the cosmic creation or the individual’s awakening, all turns upon the intervention of Love, what I have termed the Originatory Principle, the mystery that will have no explanation.


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Creation &... Resurrection… ...and vice versa

Thursday, 29 June 2023 at 00:17

Dawn on Dr John Dunn. Creation &... Resurrection…
...and vice versa

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 man 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.


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Apprehend the Creation

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 at 20:40

Awakening on Dr John Dunn. Apprehend the Creation

He who is initiated into the inexpressible power of his own Beginning apprehends the Creation of everything.

In my Mythology,the part which is a cosmography, that which comes before the Beginning is the interminable and indiscriminate oneness, the unviolated equilibrium, of Ananke. In other words, that which precedes the Beginning is death.

In the Beginning is Love. That which violates Ananke’s endless cycle is Love.

As I have concluded repeatedly before, the cosmic creation story is a metaphor for the individual’s experience. It is just that religionists have made of the Creation a ‘reality’, a one-off start of things, describing it as an event apart from us, in our cosmic past, so to speak. (And I include the scientists of the Big Bang in with the religionists.)


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Before Love is known

Monday, 26 June 2023 at 20:04

Urizen on Dr John Dunn. William Blake's Urizen leads the congregation

Before Love is known

Disenchantment is the necessary precursor to freedom. This applies at an individual and the wider human level. There is no freedom without awareness of error.

The move towards the freedom that not even the angels possess has to occur in a world of error, where freedom can only ever be‘rhetorical’, where to live ‘rhetorically’ is to be subject to the conventions of social life, rather than being in full possession of oneself

If the pure unheeded relation with the Logos controlled thinking, we would completely realise truth; we would not know error, nor consequently evil, but we would not be free. Each of us would be an impeccable spiritual automaton, whose imperfect and distorted counterparts are the blind adherents to faith, holding us to laws, religious and scientific, that oppose and block the unseen impulse of the Logos on Earth.

The first steps to freedom will emerge from reflected thought’s adherence to the truth of the other, the mineral ‘appearing’, which separates subject from object, thought from life, man from God and man from himself.

Before Love is known, man must take his seat amidst whole congregations in Urizen's 'Synagogue of Satan'.


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Until there is Love we live rhetorically, in thrall to Urizen

Saturday, 24 June 2023 at 11:02

Demiurge on Dr John Dunn. Trapped in the nets of William Blake's Urizen

Until there is Love we live rhetorically, in thrall to Urizen

Love is the awakening to freedom, which is the Beginning. The cosmic story, which is the metaphor for the individual’s story has Love as its Beginning. Love is what I have termed the Originatory Principle, the founding principle beyond which there is not even a metaphorical explanation. Love has no explanation. In the words of the correct translation of John 1 ‘In the Beginning is Love.’

Until there is Love we live rhetorically, in thrall to Urizen, and worship at every moment in the 'Synagogue of Satan’.


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Discovery of the Logos = Discovery of the 'I'

Friday, 23 June 2023 at 22:17

Self to self on Dr John Dunn. Discovery of the Logos = Discovery of the 'I'

The cosmic creation story is the metaphor for the individual’s 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.

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 is to 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 tograsp 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 ‘our 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?


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