IMAGINING AN UP-TO-DATE PLATO’S CAVE.

I made the claim a few week’s ago that Plato’s cave, along with the Tower of Babel, are two ancient stories that help to tell us where we are in the modern world. (I also included Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” but it is hardly ancient.) What is the state of modern knowledge?Continue reading “IMAGINING AN UP-TO-DATE PLATO’S CAVE.”

“THE EYE IS THE LAMP OF THE BODY”: PLATO AND JESUS ON TRUE SEEING.

Both Plato and Jesus demonstrate the need to see clearly. Following the last post on Plato’s Cave here is a poem based on one of the miracles of Jesus. THE SIGHTING John 9 Out of the shame of spittle, by the scratch of dirt, he made an annointing. Oh, it was an agony- the gravelContinue reading ““THE EYE IS THE LAMP OF THE BODY”: PLATO AND JESUS ON TRUE SEEING.”

PLATO’S CAVE

Look carefully at the above image ( with thanks for this to WikkiMedia) which presents a picture illustrating Plato’s allegory of the cave. Note the hunched figures bound so they look in one direction. They see, point to and talk about reflections on the back wall of a cave. The light reflected is caused byContinue reading “PLATO’S CAVE”

OLD STORIES THAT TELL US WHERE WE ARE NOW

Myths are not factual but they incorporate profound truths. The Biblical myth of the Tower of Babel speaks of the usurpation by Man of the place of God, claiming power which he is unable to maintain, leading to disintegration. Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, devised what might be called a myth-the myth of the cave-though,Continue reading “OLD STORIES THAT TELL US WHERE WE ARE NOW”

WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU GOD DOES NOT EXIST QUESTION IF HE MEANS GOD OR DOES HE REALLY MEAN THE DEMIURGE?

Suddenly God-or the demiurge- has entered the conversation! The exciting thing about running this blog-post is I have ideas as to where I might like to take them but nothing is pre-determined. It is all a rather exciting journey. I did somewhere early on promise an evolving series. If we have evolved towards God thatContinue reading “WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU GOD DOES NOT EXIST QUESTION IF HE MEANS GOD OR DOES HE REALLY MEAN THE DEMIURGE?”

“THE BODY OF GOD”

Here are two further “Last Poems” of D. H. Lawrence on the subject of the demiurge: DEMIURGE They say that reality exists only in the spirit that corporal existence is a kind of death that pure being is bodiless that the idea of form precedes the form substantial. But what nonsense it is! as ifContinue reading ““THE BODY OF GOD””

CORRESPONDENCE : ON “GOD SAID ” LET NEWTON BE.”

Replies to my blog-posts are very welcome. The following written is a very thoughtful and well-argued response to my most recent post. I add a reply. Further contributions are welcome. “Thanks, Alan, for a well written and argued piece, ably outlining the development of an important process of enquiry and understanding in the realms ofContinue reading “CORRESPONDENCE : ON “GOD SAID ” LET NEWTON BE.””