Recently, a sentence came to my ear, “what if religion is a misinterpreted astrological allegory?” Well, that is what I was always compelled to think: “The bible is an astrotheological literary hybrid”. Myself, I always referred to god and the son as being an analogy to the universe and the sun (our star). This was actually the faith that was held by many ancient religions; they knew that we are made of stardust and they knew that the consciousness was a universal field of vibrant energy. Ancient wisdom didn’t hold blind beliefs, instead, it held a tangible faith acquired through mystical experience: meditation was the root of all knowledge. Continue reading
“Made a decision to turn our will and our livesover to the care of God as we understood Him.” (p. 34, BB).
Dodes: “For an organization that has expressly denied religious standing and publicly claims a secular—even scientific—approach, it is curious that AA retains these explicit references to a spiritual power whose care might help light the way toward recovery. Even for addicts who opt to interpret this step secularly, the problem persists: why can’t this ultimate power lie within the addict?” (Step 3)
Answering Dodes’ question, “why can’t this ultimate power lie within the addict?” (Please understand that the tone I use is mainly directed to him, there). Well, because this ultimate power cannot be human! Do you believe you are nothing else than your human skin? This would be the same as to believe that you are nothing more than a “rational animal”, take of the qualia and you are just a beast or a piece of nearly dead meat… do you truly “believe” that? Continue reading
Recently I went to visit the national Art Gallery of New South Wales and I never thought I would feel that way. First I wandered from a theme to another theme, unconsciously bypassing the conventional circuit offered to the average tourist. I didn’t think, nor expect nothing in particular but simply to enjoy myself for an hour or two. Naturally I very much appreciated some of the paintings exposed on the walls. A little after I would realise and be surprised that the paintings were disposed in specific rooms relating to their respective period of creation. Continue reading
I thought I would share my philosophical exercise on the film: “The Vow” (2012). The transcript might be slightly different from the original since I typed it out directly from hearing the voices of the movie. This descriptive text presents a selection of dialogues that I found highly interesting, to which I added some connections I made to philosophical views, to the question of what is the ‘essence’ of the human reality?
Leo & Paige just got married. After a car accident Paige is left unconscious and when she awakes she doesn’t remember anything about the past five years of her life. Of course, she doesn’t remember Leo as well. Worse, her parents use this event as a perfect occasion to try to get back their daughter which had left them five years ago. Leo warns Paige that she “should be careful about their real intentions”. Continue reading
Aristotle once said: “life is a quest for lucidity.” That wise quote and this majestic nature (photo), are both perfect illustrations of what should make humans think: “about the dreams that stuff is made of…” and it is through this enlightened vision and with a genuine open mind, that I entertain an incentive strong enough to keep me doing what I’m doing, that is, “being” and “keeping dreams real”.