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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

'Love destruction', 'Violated', 'Outsider' and 'Siege mentality'

'Love destruction', 'Violated', 'Outsider' and 'Siege mentality'


'Love destruction'
To love is to be human, whereas the worshippers of the One reject Love for a soulless sub-human existence. See though their corrupting influence. The kabbalistic fable of exile and return is their tale, not ours. A return to time and necessity is death. The struggle against time and necessity is hope for Heaven and Love; and God is Love. The pro-life struggle against the death cult is ages-old and must continue so long as life clings on.
John Dunn

'Violated'
What of the Orphic egg metaphor? It has its chicken and egg limitations. Yes Eros broke free; but only after egg itself was penetrated and fertilised.
John Dunn

'Outsider'
With metaphors man created the world, cut out a space from the forest, burnt down a clearing for himself, and started to distinguish one facet of the forest from the other, the wood from the trees, the tree from the wood, the falling tree from the other trees
John Dunn

'Siege mentality'
Love emparadised is something that imprisons, something stifling and claustrophobic, something complex and sometimes horrific. It needs a second awakening. Loss and unrequited love are where open airy uplands lie… across the lonely wuthering heights of heath and cliff.
John Dunn

'Anti-entropic' and 'Smashing eggs'

'Anti-entropic' and 'Smashing eggs'


'Anti-entropic'
As the highest expression of the anti-entropic development of the universe man is capable of continuing the creative development of the universe insofar as he the living image of the first Creator.
John Dunn

'Smashing eggs'
To accept a system as closed, to accept freedom as necessity, is to withdraw into nature, to return to Mother Nature, to Ananke and an amorphous state of pre-Eros, pre-Love and pre-Being. Closed systems are the path to entropic death.
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

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