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Evola and right thinking

Evola and right thinking


Freedom is a kind of transcendence. The higher self should transcend the lower self and the state should encourage this impulse. This is the transcendence that results from a rising up out of the vegetative ‘One life’.
John Dunn

Evola - formless to formed

Evola - formless to formed


Transmutation – stated Evola – must always proceed from ‘formless universality’ to ‘formed individuality’ and not the other way around.
John Dunn

Endeavour is all

Endeavour is all


Our potential for freedom lies in our successful reinstatement of the active, creative and intuitive “I” back into the process of thinking, and so back into the otherwise dead world around us.
John Dunn

Rudolf Steiner on Man in our epoch

Rudolf Steiner on Man in our epoch


Man has the ability to perform an act of freedom and reject the easy path of Ahriman, to find the more difficult one of Christ. But he can't find Christ if he first does not know the reality of the world.
John Dunn

Silesius prompted thoughts

Silesius prompted thoughts


All history, all present, all future is the forest. No tree falls there unless man sees.
John Dunn

Nature: a beautiful virus

Nature: a beautiful virus


Swinburne presents life as a violent symphony of meeting and killing, encounter and destruction of equilibria. Nature, chaos, is a virus.
John Dunn

'Violating 0', '1=0', 'New life v 0' and 'Violation comes first'

'Violating 0', '1=0', 'New life v 0' and 'Violation comes first'


'Violating 0'
For to break free is a coming to being, with the implication that not to break free is to exist in a state of non-being, or locked in the closed circle of 0.
John Dunn

'1=0'
Without man’s powers of distinction, i.e. the ability to distinguish one thing from another, there would be the polar-opposite of biodiversity, or any diversity for that matter; there would be a return to amorphous oneness; nature would be one viscous soup.
John Dunn

'New life v 0'
A race stands culturally distinct, or it is nothing. An individual emerges as a self or does not rise above the animals.
John Dunn

'Violation comes first'
Man, in the image of the first Violator, is the proof of God.
John Dunn

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

The Mythology

The Mythology


First in the Mythology is Love: variously Logos, God, the Word, the Cosmic Jesus, living thought.
John Dunn

Scaligero

Scaligero


The writer who fused the thinking of Giovanni Gentile and Rudolf Steiner and went beyond both of them.
John Dunn

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