Re: the reasons for Reason
- Dear Gavin,
Thank you very much for sharing this so openly with me; and
I'm ever so glad to hear that in the end this new medicine turned-up
My situation is different from yours', and has to do with rheumatics/
arthritis and muscles, but thank-Heaven I'm very "mobile" and even
can walk my (fortunately very obedient) dogs...
There have-been/still-are periods however, in which I suddenly simply
can't "lift-up" small things like f.i. a cup or a glass or a pencil.
As you might have read in my former posts, it's only recently (since
a year or-so) that I have come to take a look over the "wall"
of "pure-logical-reasoning", but although I still do feel "amazed" by
this newly-discovered-world, I feel very grateful and happy!
There is SO much to read and to think and to learn for me...
It's "questions, questions, questions", but also great TRUST!
I have NO idea where this "knowing" to be walking in the right
direction suddenly came from... You?
How does one come to change from a life-long "no-nonsense-agnostic"
to a searcher for God and Gnosis?...
Not because of "pain", as that was already there...
What do you think?
In the meantime I can't help to still feel a little uneasy to have
brought this "pain-subject" on the List, being afraid to "bother"
people. Can you understand?
On the other hand I would very much like to talk with you about this
for-once off-list. If you also might would feel for talking, you're
very welcome on my e-mail-adress. If not, I also could understand!
With Warm Regards,
--- In email@example.com, "Gavin Riggott" <wu@n...> wrote:
> > Thank you SO much, dear Mike, for responding and understanding!
> > (To tell you the truth: I immediately regretted to have mentioned
> > this)...
> Don't regret it, Jach, sometimes it's good to get these things off
> chest or out in the open. I have a neurological condition called
> is slowly eating away at my nervous system. This causes me many
> the main one being an almost total loss of balance, but also
> disease. Imagine heart-burn so bad it makes you vomit (and when
> it's black due to slight internal bleeding where stomach acid has
> The only way to stop this was to eat - if there was food into my
> digest, the problem was lessened. This caused me to put on weight,
> is one of the things that potentially makes reflux worse. It was a
> circle. I tried various medications, but at best they only made it
> to sleep; I was still in regular pain. Although not depressed as
> did make life bleak and I frequently questioned the point of
> live in this body. Fortunately, just recently a new medication has
> developed that has almost totally cured the problem. Almost, but
> quite - I still have be very careful with what and when I eat, but
> intake is now both stable and healthy (now if only I can summon the
> motivation to do some sort of exercise... ).
> However, I now consider my suffering a blessing... in a sense. In
> sense, it's suffering and therefore a curse, but in the narrower
> has caused me to question my axioms about the universe. My
> me grounded. I talk with Taoism and Zen inclined friends who often
> common stance that our "fall" into the physical world is simply a
> part of the human situation and not really a problem. I
> myself drifting towards this view, but then I come face-to-face with
> suffering, in my oppinion the greatest mystery of all, and find the
> "natural" view lacking in credibility. If I hadn't have got this
> where would I be now? Would I be a Taoist? Or even a non-religious
> materialist? I don't know, but I find it hard to see how I would
> to Gnosticism without it. So in that respect, there is at least
> to be greatful for, a small piece of light in the darkness. I
> to presume to understand your situation, but perhaps your
> some something in common?
> Gavin Riggott
- 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
Mike Leavitt ac998@...