Re: the One and the many
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chris Cadmon" <petdvds@a...>
> --- In email@example.com, "Gerry" <gerryhsp@y...> wrote:Well, that's not exactly what I was getting at. The notion of "seek
> > To do our
> > subject justice, we may have to proceed to writing sonnets, at
> > the very least (and wouldn't PMCV be delighted to see that upon
> > his return!). :-)
> > Anyway, in addressing the entrapment and eventual return of
> > Spirit to
> > its Source, both our examples are lacking somethingsomething
> > touched on near the end of Betty's last post (#9131). Without
> > explicitly addressing that aspect, our humble haikus could be
> > open to ample misinterpretation. How could we correct that?
> > Gerry
> Seeker is the Spark.
> Hungry, eats Gnostic knowledge.
> Freed, unites with Light.
and ye shall find" is also prevalent in mainstream contexts. Just
because one "seeks" doesn't mean that the quest will yield gnosis.
For many, an earnest search may result in nothing more than a
fortified faith in vicarious atonement. Not exactly Gnostic.
In truth, I was only halfway kidding about possibly resorting to
sonnets rather than haikus. The point was that there had already
been an incredible complexity to the ongoing discussions on human
nature. What are we made of? What are the roles and characteristics
of those natures? Are those distributions universal? To reduce any
of that to mere sound bytes virtually guarantees a misrepresentation
of the profound subject.
- Hello Gerry
On 29-Feb-04, you wrote:
> http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/piclib/imagerecord.asp?id=10411307 This is a
> nutshell version attributing the image's first known use to French
> astronomer Camille Flammarion in 1888.
I cannot remember the name of his book, but Flammarion was into the
Occult and Metaphysical, more or less Theosophical in tone if I
remember right, so he may have consciously altered the older 16th
Century image to suit his more modern Occult outlook. Just another
coincidence, though perhaps. AFAIK, he was not involved in the late
19th century French Gnostic movement, though I could be wrong on
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