- Dec 4, 2006I think James is quite profound and has a wisdom not many people
would understand. The burden of knowledge is a yoke. I think James
is carrying this yoke and needs support... he has acquired a rare
insight. I wouldn't mind James being a member here; the least we
could do is offer friendship.
Matthew you wrote:
The problem has to do with Gurdjieff's fundamentally negative
approach. He begun his philosophy from the standpoint that man is
trapped in a sort of hypnotic sleep and that only super effort and
intentional suffering can awaken the slumbering will ..
I am not familiar with Gurdjieff's work (although after James I have
a inkling) but what you wrote above I think rings true with Astrology.
I hope Starman agrees with me here; the philosophy of Astrology
(although astrology is not a philosophy it is the Divine plan of
Creation) the principle of Astrology is;
We each in turn go through the wheel of each Zodiac Sign. Once we
have accomplished and attained the highest possible note or octave in
each sign we advance to the next sign. Until we have achieved the
highest combination of octaves in all the signs and break through the
Circle of Life.
We know each Sign has its Ruling Planet and each Sign and Planet has
a negative or positive state. The negative being the lower nature
and the positive being the higher nature.
So in a way we are in a hypnotic sleep unless we awaken our
slumbering Will/Ego and attain the positive (together with the
negative to understand or appreciate the positive)the keyword being :
awake with knowledge in order to break the Wheel of Karma. And it
done through self effort and self knowledge. We either asleep or we
Jesus Christ did this. The Risen Man. God's Son as an example for
us to follow.
I do believe this 'philosophy' is in accordance to Dr Steiner's work.
Mediatations on the Signs of the Zodiac by John Jocelyn Rudolf
Steiner Press being my knowledge of this principle.
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