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It's them again all over Dr John Dunn.

Oh no, it's them again

The Logos is Being

Freedom from The They is what will allow you to receive Being and, in turn, what will allow Being to give itself to you. In this mutual exchange you can be, at once, the arbiter of both Being and freedom.

Thus Eros spake to The They

You think spontaneity is the definition of freedom, freedom to do what you like when you like. But what is spontaneity?

If you live your life in the apparently ready-made world of thoughts about things reflected back to you as though they were pre-existing, when in truth they originated as the Logos, but were cast aside as fallen angels, then you can never be spontaneous and free.

You can only be reactive to the things you think exist around you.

Why? Because you are living in the world of the second hand, the presupposed, a world of idols. You are in thrall to idol worship and its priesthood.

But everything is spontaneous, everything is always first hand, if it originates unimpeded from the Logos, from Love.

The Logos, Love, is the Originatory Principle of everything, it is the perpetual Beginning.

Eros, you entered my life and now I am aware…

My thinking is transcendent. My thinking is the perpetual Beginning.

When I am thinking, what is thinking if is not to be distinguished from the Logos? It is the Logos.

In the Beginning is the Logos.

The Beginning is the process of my thinking.

The Beginning is reality, the multiplicity of all held in me; and my Beginning is perpetual.

© John Dunn.

From the archive: Brittle crystal, that’s all it is

Flowering Rifle Flowering Rifle
An on-going passsage-by-passage reading of Roy Campbell’s epic poem of the Spanish Civil War. He is an exultant nationalist and celebrates not only feats of arms but achievements of organisation, making live poetry out of the economics and agriculture of Franco's Spain.
John Dunn

Just a thought: The outstanding characteristic of Gentile’s Actualism was its attempt to develop a metaphysics (a system of morality) without the use of presuppositions. In such an attempt, the resultant metaphysics must be based upon a Logos, which is not previous to thinking but is within the act of thinking itself. John Dunn (Child of Encounter)

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 3 The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 3
Further additions to the project, starting with the Buckingham to Newport Pagnell leg of Ogilby's 1675 Oxford to Cambridge route.
John Dunn


Drawing of T E Lawrence on Dr John Dunn. YouTube video now live

T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, aka T. E. Shaw races a Bristol Fighter on his Brough Superior

"One of England’s straightest and fastest roads"

I follow the route of one of the most famous motorcycle rides in history.

T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia aka T. E. Shaw left RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to ride to his lodgings in Lincoln.

Inthe chapter entitled 'The Road' from his book The Mint, (published posthumously in 1955), Lawrence wrote of how one evening, on the A15 between Cranwell and Lincoln, he encountered a Bristol Fighter biplane whose pilot was up for a race.

In the video, despite being hampered by a host of speed restictions, I follow the exact route that was taken by Lawrence when he pitted the power of his Brough Superior against the latest in aircract technology at the time.

I read selected passages from Lawrence's book to give a flavour of how he captured the thrill of a short ride and turned it into a stirringly monumental and lasting epic.

© Dr John Dunn.

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