GOD BETWEEN THE NUMBERS Previous Installment: Part 1 Before developing the relationship between God and the three kinds of infinity, we need to introduce the conceptual tools that will translate these mathematical models into the language of ontological philosophy. Like any other language, mathematics can only represent reality and simulate it symbolically. If language doesn’t […]
If you are following me to this point, 1) you deserve some kind of medal, and 2) you now have all the tools you need to understand God and your relationship to God as an individual, on three different levels. A Holy Trinity, one might say.
It seemed increasingly clear that we sell our philosophy short by jumping to the pantheist conclusion straight from the platform of atheism, without a proper rendering of theism as a Perennialist expression of interior, contemplative phenomena of the mind. This was not merely putting the monist cart before the horse of spiritual contemplation, but also locating it at the end of a journey only the horse can make.
To truly follow any mental activity to its source is to uncover the strands of a structure that, like Indra’s Net, lead in all directions at once. This structure is not something apart from the atomistic universe; it is this exact physical space, but perceived with something like an existential sideways glance, as a limitless relational matrix containing the connectivity of all atoms.
Note: this is a continuation of the previous installment in what will be published here as the Dialectical Spiritualism series. It will also be published as a whole on Not Two when it is completed. “O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,/ Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?/ O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ […]
“Theism was the thesis. Atheism was the antithesis. Pantheism is the synthesis.” I am not a fan of catch phrases, and avoid using cliches at most reasonable costs. But I admit, this has become my standard comment in Facebook conversations about pantheism’s relationship to the more well-known warring opposites. It usually gets a positive response. […]
Let’s get this straight, world. I don’t write for you. I don’t write for myself, maybe not for anyone alive right now. We’re already dead. I write for our grandchildren, that they may have something to believe, something that might help them find the way. We must leave them ideas that haven’t been idolized and […]