Fwd: Re: [Nietzsche's Philosophy] Ding an Sich?
- Apropos recent thread on science and conceptual schemata, a post
from another forum re Kant/Nietzsche. The quote prompting the post
is at the end of the reply herewith:
Which Nietzsche? The Nietzsche who wrote this:
"You have called,
Lord, I rush
To the steps of your throne.
Glowing with love,
Your glance shines into
My heart so dearly,
So painfully: Lord, I come.
"I was lost,
Tossed to hell and torment--
You stood from afar:
Your glance met me often
So movingly: now I come gladly.
"I feel a shudder
From the sin, the
Abyss of night
And dare not look backward.
I cannot leave you--
In the terrible nights
I look at you sadly
And must hold you.
"You are so gentle,
Faithful and sincere,
Dear savior image for sinners!
Quell my desire--
My feelings and thinking--
To immerse myself, to devote myself
to your love."
Or the Nietzsche who wrote:
"Once more, before I wander on
and turn my glance forward,
I lift up my hands to you in loneliness--
you, to whom I flee,
to whom in deepest depths of my heart
I have solemnly consecrated altars
so that your voice
might summon me again.
"On them glows, deeply inscribed,
the word: To the unknown god
I am his, although until this hour
I've remained in the wicked horde:
I am his--and I feel the bonds
that pull me down in my struggle
and, would I flee,
force me into his service.
"I want to know you, Unknown One,
you who have reached deep into my soul,
into my life like the gust of a storm,
you incomprehensible yet related one!
I want to know you, even serve you."
(Karl Jaspers termed these poems "uncanny," vis a vis the recurring
patterns, themes, and motivations of Nietzsche's life.)
Last month marked the 160th anniversary of "Fritz'" birth, yet that
is not sufficient reason to adopt as true his personal assessment
of "What Is" as "chaos"--perhaps he was having a bad hair day, and
glanced in the mirror while pondering the ineffable physis.
As to modern physics, it demonstrates to its satisfaction that
trillions of real photons (termed "virtual Light" as it is too quick
for this universe) every moment support all electron's orbitals
around their respective atomic nuclei: without the virtual photons,
all electrons would spiral into and collapse the nucleus, in a flash
Further, the "electron" is more accurately noted as a wavicle
or "field," particularly arising where the need for orbital balance
is greatest, vis a vis the protons and neutrons, which among
themselves dance in intricate patterns, at billions of vibrations a
second. Furthermore, the protons and neutrons are mostly energy
fields (97%, called "gluonic"), which support the dance of the field-
like, electron-like particles termed "quarks."
The (weak) gravitational force and the strong yet minute nuclear
forces are typically believed to be below our 5-sensibility
(although the occasional interesting exception arises, e.g. the
American doctor (vetted by the world's leading skeptics/debunkers)
who is able to discern the classical composer of a composition, by
inspecting the grooves on vinyl records). What humans are typically
left with, courtesy of Kantian antinomianism is a) a sense of God,
Soul, Christ, Truth, Good Will; b) the opportunity to spiritualize
or increase the range of the 5 senses (and to verbalize it, per
the "Prolegomena"); c) the 5 senses of material science.
"B)" is a function of intent, i.e. of prayer, attunement with the
One of Plotinus, of Husserlian phenomenological reduction, and even
of Whiteheadian Monadic feedforward via spiritualization of act and
its subsequent Triadic in-Forming of the Jasperian "surround."
Movement toward such spiritualization, God-realization, Mater-
realization, is facilitated by Words forming Concepts, given by Soul-
field Knowers, e.g., Saint John the Beloved, Saint John of the
Cross, Saint Teresa of Avila, Paramahansa Yogananda, Reverend Mary
Baker Eddy, Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, Mark L. Prophet, et al.
Insofar as the human elects densification--exclusive reiteration of
earthly matters--the human "electronic field" moves in orbitals of
denser desire, hence the untimely and progressive dumbing down of
the childlike inner sense/innocence into mere materialism. At that
point, dream material and angel promptings may yet move the
interested soul into higher attunement; typically, such awareness is
slower in transforming the qualia of the particular consciousness,
for the following reason discussed by the philosopher Margaret
MacDonald: "What is perceived after waking proves the unreality of
what is dreamed. 'Thank goodness,' we exclaim, on waking from
nightmare, 'it was only a dream.' But I suggest that this obvious
answer is wrong. For it asumes that 'waking up' is a method of
proof, which is very queer. When was it learned, and what are its
rules?" Few there be who attain to occasional lucidity in their
dreams, and even the conscious out-of-body travel and recognition
of "helper beings" (cf "The Master of Lucid Dreams," Olga Kharitidi,
M.D.; "Dream Yoga," Namkhai Norbu; "The Masters and Their Retreats,"
Mark L. Prophet; "Watch Your Dreams," Ann Ree Colton; and various
other authors of varying degrees of discernment (Robert Bruce, Kurt
Leland, Waldo Vieira, M.D., Helen Greaves, Patricia Kirmond)).
The "virtual light" is as the in-Forming principle of Design, the
electronic field as the soul-field, and the electron as the
focalization of consciousness based on human need. What
light/energy is received/emitted by the electron as he/she moves
around the nucleus of her soul's central sun of being, the
individualized I Am Presence, is termed love's labor, enlightenment,
light-bearing, etc. It is likely poetic and accurate, based on
modern physics, to say that Light Design in-Forms the universe, from
the least electron to the greatest human genius, and beyond.
Cioran understood the necessary quickening as per the focused Light
of the Saints, i.e. the all-consuming fire of God, yet tarried by
the gate, preferring to stand by those who burn with an inner pure
fire. Here or hereafter, the refiner's fire does catch us all, our
precious metal to refine.
> John Marmysz, from "Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response toNihilism":
>conceives of our phenomonal world as arising out of the relationship
> "In accordance with Kant's 'Copernican Revolution', Nietzsche
between our minds and the 'Ding an Sich', which for Nietzsche
is 'chaos'. By imposing order on chaos, humans 'falsify'
the 'objective' world, producing an unfaithful representation of the
reality that surrounds them. This representation, in its static and
comprehensible appearance, does not really correspond to the chaos
that underlies it, but nevertheless what we call 'knowledge' is just
the outcome of this imposition of structure on the world of