Category Archives: Western Ideals

ON MYSTICISM AND MEISTER ECKHART

“The eye with which I see God is the same with which God sees me. My eye and God’s eye is one eye, and one sight, and one knowledge, and one love.“. The above quotes belong to Meister Eckhart Eckhart … Continue reading

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COUNSCIOUSNESS, AND THE HUMAN CONUNDRUM

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”  Nikola Tesla Reality is not what it appears — the ancients knew it, pioneering physicists … Continue reading

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LONELINESS, THE DEATH OF MEANING, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECTIVE, THE LIVING DEATH

“We have become victims of our own art. We touch people on the outsides of their bodies, and they us, but we cannot get to their insides and cannot reveal our insides to them. This is one of the great … Continue reading

Posted in Consciousness, Counsciousness, Critical Thinking, End of materialism, Future, Loneliness, Nihilism, The Death of Meaning, The Subjective, Uncategorized, Values, Weltanschauung, Western Civilization, Western Ideals, Western Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 40 Comments

MY VIEWS ON RELIGION, ATHEISM, BUDDHISM AND OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, HOUSTON SMITH A LIFE ON RELIGION

It is very good to be born in a church, but it is very bad to die in a church. Swami Vivekananda It may come as a surprise to my readers,  my particular views on these issues, Religion, Atheism, and … Continue reading

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EDUCATION, A CRISIS OF VALUES, VIRTUE A RETURN TO ARCADIA, OR HOW TO GET OUT OF THE QUAGMIRE OF MATERIALISM

  And if I say that the greatest good of a man is daily to converse about virtue, and all that concerning which you hear me examining myself and others, and that the life which is unexamined is not worth … Continue reading

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