9145Re: Valentinian anthropology
- Jan 31, 2004
> > betty wrote:the
> >> > i have a hard time reconciling the rigidity of the Valentinian
> >> > system, and the necessity for the psychic category. you have
> >> > hylic at one end, and the pneumatic at the other, two naturesin
> >> > opposition. then in the middle is the psychic, who basicallyhas
> >> > either hylic tendencies or pneumatic tendencies? sort ofdilutes
> >> thefactors?
> >>> whole idea of chosen/elect. and what are the determining
> >>> for me the three natures are more symbolic of potentials thanwhether
> >>> judgement about ones eternal fate.
> >> Cari wrote:
> >> Betty, do you feel that we all have all these potentials,
> > orto
> >> not realized, or rather that some people are limited by nature
> > theto
> >> hylic or psychic possibilities?
> >> And then, do you view these various natures in any way related
> > anif
> >> eternal or infinite upshot?
> > Hi Cari,
> > upon thinking this more thoroughly, perhaps all these natures are
> > potentials within us, but one nature eventually predominates. for
> > indeed we all have a spark/shard of the divine, does that notimply
> > potential? then i keep coming back to, how is it that sometranscend
> > the lower levels? and why do some stay bound to those natures? fornecessary
> > myself, i can say that i have lingered in the lower levels in my
> > life. fortunately, i never got comfortable, but not without misery
> > and suffering. in hindsight, experientially, that was very
> > in shaping the awareness i have now. maybe what is meantby "chosen"
> > is the grace to be in the midst of the lower natures, internallyand
> > externally but not to succumb, but to recognize and observe. howMike wrote:
> > would one know light without the contrast of darkness?
> Betty, I have to compliment you for a very well thought out reply.Hi Mike!
thank you, you are very kind. have a wonderful day! the Sun is
shining here, after many days of dreary, rainy weather. i'm going to
play in my garden.
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