Weekend Meditation: Consciousness Raising And Falling …Submitted by LibBerte on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 21:43
“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Paradise Lost and Found
“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”
― John Milton, Paradise Lost
This thread, I suppose, belongs in the Off [the wall] Topic section. Then again, perhaps it fits r’Evolutionary musings on a Liberty Forum for a Sunday evening:
I’ll soon move it if it doesn’t get kicked to the back shadows before I have a chance, lest it distract from the surreality of day to day political discussion among those who still think revolutionary change is brought about through the push and shove of conventional political gamesmanship. For N O W I’ll trust most of us are beyond conforming to herd instincts that once had conservatives complacently lined up into usual hot button comfort zones. After all, for God’s sake, we are well on our way to evolving into a revolution of confident individual souls, hey?
Grinning and Bearing and Edified in Wonder
This isn’t meant to be a consciousness raising thread in the sense that I hope to promote fungus among us. I don’t propose to beguile around roots of neither evil nor good under the shade of any branch hanging over whatever road to knowledge each may choose with their own free will.
[ Speaking of hangovers, by way of full (OK, partial) disclosure, I have no personal experience to corroborate Terence McKenna’s explanations. I offer this thread because I thought an audience of freedom loving Argonauts dedicated to open inquiry might find the discussion of this perspective as fascinating as I did. Anyway … I confess I don’t go in much for altered states ( unless it involves regime change) … I don’t even find much occasion to drink these days; but when I do, my drug of choice is usually a combination of barley and hops in accordance with strict compliance to the law – (Reinheitsgebot, that is:
So far be it from me to promote disregard of The Law. ;-) … Moreover, this thread is, expressly, in contradistinction to intoxication of the weak. I have long embraced this truism:
‘Beer does more than Milton can, to justify the ways of God to man’
………. So I’m not entirely unacquainted with the enlightenment to be derived when the mind is unburdened while ‘under the influence’.]
‘The Doors’ of Perception
If the doors of perception were cleansed,
every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up,
till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.
Awakening The Divine Within
“The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him.”
― John Milton
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