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Truth: the one and the many

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

Silesius on Dr John Dunn. Truth: the one and the many

Truth is not something external to us to be won by following a given tradition.

Such an external ‘truth’ is the demiurge, the Urizen of Blake.

Truth is something that we create and it is this creation that dignifies us.

It is a condition that the common man partakes of unaware, constantly degrading it in the series of trifles of which his existence is woven, which, in turn, condemn him to his own unfreedom.

Rising above the condition of the common man means overcoming the interminable series of esoteric mirages to realise that initiation has only one source,the Christ. This Christ is certainly not the mystical or gnostic Christor that of religion, which is really the demiurge, the given mirage of ‘truth’ that is external to us, but rather the cosmic Christ, the metaphysical principle of absolute individuality and freedom.

How can the one source be, at the same time, principle of absolute individuality? Surely being in thrall to the one means the opposite of individuality and freedom.

The answer lies in the statement above, i.e. that truth is something that we create. Truth never confronts us as external, other than as a bogus ‘truth’.

The one source therefore is something personal to the individual, existing in a state of mutual dependence with the individual.

I will leave you to ponder the words of Silesius, which are very much related to this point.

“I know that without me no God can live; were I brought to naught, he would of necessity have to give up the ghost.”

© John Dunn.

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