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Ceaselessly stamp on the face of Chronos

Sunday, 31 December 2023 at 18:23

Big boot on Dr John Dunn. Ceaselessly stamp on the face of Chronos

The Ananke metaphor is exhausted. Being and Beginning cannot be objectivised as separate things. There words, so close in their etymology and construction are really one and the same. The last vestiges of chronology must be stamped upon. Notions of apartness, and separateness, and over-thereness, must go.

The great cosmic metaphor of in the Beginning, has sufficed thus far. The metaphor extends to the violation of the interminable equilibrium, the indeterminate oneness, that is the mythological realm of Ananke. It is at this point that metaphor breaks down. Inherent to the metaphor is a supersession of before by after; but there can be no before and a once and for all aftermath. There can be no chronology.

That which violated Ananke is the mystery without explanation, what I have termed the Originatory Principle, Love.

That which will not be explained and cannot be explained is Love. And yet… to stand in awe before the inexplicable is a form of idolatry. To simply stand anywhere is a form of acceptance of the given ‘reality’. The violence must never stop if there is to be worship devoid of idolatry. To stamp on the face of Chronos is a ceaseless action, for:

Being is Beginning, always.

Being is Love, always.

To love is to worship.

Being is to worship, always.
© John Dunn.

Knights Templar connection

Saturday, 30 December 2023 at 16:42

Preceptory on Dr John Dunn. The Temple Bruer Preceptory shown at its zenith in this artist's impression. (The remaining tower is one of the two towers that stood before the great domed structure)

What follows is the embryonic text to a video commentary that will begin to emerge over the next few weeks. The commentary will accompany a video taken during a visit to Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire last Summer.

Knights Templar connection

I’m just leaving the A15 Sleaford to Lincoln road to follow a lane to a place with strong knights Templar connections.

This is an area of open agricultural land with extensive views.

This lane has been planted with an avenue of trees.

My lane veers off left here, but Warren Lane, a bridleway carries straight on at this point.

Still I follow the tree lined lane.

I’m looking for Temple Bruer Farm on the right.

Here it is… or is it? Looks like I’ve turned too soon. There’s definitely a bridleway through the farm here, but that’s not what I’m looking for. There looks to have been much recent housing development here.

Let’s shuffle back and look again.

Here it is, the road past Temple Farm.

And there is what I’ve come to see, the great medieval tower of the Preceptory of the Knights Templar.

© John Dunn.

First born, newborn

Friday, 29 December 2023 at 22:09

Nativity on Dr John Dunn. First born, newborn

That which the Logos has not assumed the Logos has not healed.

Behold the divine person of the eternal Word or Logos, first born of all creation.

© John Dunn.

Incarnation: Creation and redemption as one

Thursday, 28 December 2023 at 23:33

Incarnate deity on Dr John Dunn. Incarnation: Creation and redemption as one

Love's perfection is expressed through incarnation because by becoming flesh, the Logos which creates all things brings about the redemption of all things. Creation and redemption are one. The renewal of creation is at once wrought by the Love which made it in the Beginning.

© John Dunn.

Incarnation of Love

Wednesday, 27 December 2023 at 23:12

Angels watch on Dr John Dunn. Incarnation of Love

Love is new, always. Love is not a pre-existent entity and does not precede the encounter; neither does consciousness, which is awakened by the encounter. Similarly, God does not precede the encounter as a pre-existent entity. To accept pre-existence makes of God an idol. God is Love and is present in the encounter. (Child of Encounter)

God in the flesh — something so new that even the angels came rushing down from heaven to witness it.

© John Dunn.

Celebrate the incarnation of Love: variously Logos, God, the Word, the Cosmic Jesus, living thought.

Tuesday, 26 December 2023 at 22:21

Incarnation of Love on Dr John Dunn. Celebrate the incarnation of Love: variously Logos, God, the Word, the Cosmic Jesus, living thought.

© John Dunn.

The Nativity is depicted in a mural titled “Birth of Jesus” in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Conception Abbey in Conception, Mo. Painted by Benedictine monks in the late 1800s.

Child of Encounter

Sunday, 24 December 2023 at 23:43

Rilke on Dr John Dunn. Rainer Maria Rilke

Child of Encounter

An extract

The only way to remain outside of God, distinct and separate from God, is to trump Spinoza by creating God, in effect, trumping God. In his 1925 work Essays on Magical Idealism, Julius Evola declared that ‘God does not exist. The Ego must create him by making itself divine’. The youthful Evola was onto something here. He was rejecting God as a presuppositional object of idolatry, locating the Divine instead in the mind of man. I sense too that this was something Rainer Maria Rilke was expressing in his Letters to a Young Poet when he wrote of God -‘As bees collect honey together, so we fetch the sweetness out of everything and build Him’. Notably, Rilke added parenthetically to this ‘(so long as this comes about through love)’.

© John Dunn.

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