Tag Archives: Sartre

One God Many Religions

‘“In your nothingness I hope to find everything,” said Faust to Mephistopheles, and so it was; after the Mothers, Faust became free to follow his own instincts.” I owe so much to the teachings of Goethe’s Faust! In The Beginning … Continue reading

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Human Spirit’s Self-Liberation

The Next Level—Our Modern Episteme Jan. ’12 Pre-moderns (the human spirit’s pursuit of self-liberation), as participating agents in an environment conceived holistically, objectify mind and culture in and through creative acts of differentiation. This process evolves out of the acquisition … Continue reading

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The Human Spirit’s Pursuit Of Self-Liberation

A Brief Timeout From My Journal Travelogues Jan. 2012 In the next series of posts (9), I will continue to make the case for a different way to understand “reality” and “self”—the carrier of free thought, i.e., the observer/observed relationship. … Continue reading

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Sunyata—At The Root Of Being—bwinwnbwi

  “It is not that the self is empty, but that emptiness is self; not that things are empty, but that emptiness is things… On the field of sunyata, each thing is itself in not being itself, and is not … Continue reading

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Sartre’s Cave-Like Ego

  Existentialism And Mysticism continued Jan. ’78 In Kierkegaard, the inner journey into subjectivity ended with a person discovering his or her “nothingness before God.” In Heidegger, the journey ended with the appropriation of a similar nothingness–the discovery of Being-in-the-world, … Continue reading

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Existentialism And Mysticism-Shake, Don’t Stir

            Dr. Folkart’s Mysticism Class Jan. ’78 My Mysticism class was not your typical class, but it sure was a lot of fun. Before starting the class, I already had an appreciation for the mystical … Continue reading

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Heidegger, Sartre, And Freedom

Sartre Standing With The Other Half Of His Brain—His Lifelong Friend And Collaborator Simone De Beauvoir Working Castalia May ’77 Well that’s about it for Heidegger. You can agree him or not agree; either way he leaves you with something … Continue reading

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