In the grail quest and all the of the apparent life journeys, fools’ journeys, there is always an obsession with ‘return’ and, in particular, a return to wholeness.
Whereas, this is the very opposite of what it means to be human. To be human is to be a disrupter, an over-turner of equilibria. The human mind does not abide by the laws of nature; Dante recognised that much.
That is the very mystery of mind.
What is this mind?
What I am I still do not know.
This was the point at which I realise that the road, in my case the long road, to individuation was nothing other than Spinozist. Paradoxically, individuation is the ultimate goal of Spinozism. It is the fulfilment of Tikkun.
Individuation on the one hand, and re-assimilation into the original Substance on the other hand, appear to be contradictory standpoints, but they are not. They are one and the same thing.
It is as though prometheus were re-chaining himself to the rock.
Our socio-economic and socio-cultural environment is steeped in kabbalism, freemasonry and Spinozism, making it almost impossible to escape, achieve freedom and full humanness.
The process of individuation, the Absolute I, the arrival at the ‘I am I’, call it what you will, do not oppose assimilative Tikkun, they comply with it, they are it.
Opposition to assimilative Tikkun is not individuation, the Absolute I or the I am I. To believe such a thing is to fall into the Spinozist trap. The whole alchemical way is a lie and its adherents, consciously or not, are the participants on one side of an unspoken global war that is routing a feeble and dehumanised opposition.
© John Dunn.
Fichte spelt out a specific, all‐transforming, intervention into history, advocating a socialist utopia that emphasised a shared language, culture and moral destiny.