Monday, April 17, 2023



[1] The going-beyond is the important thing. But in order for this 'going' to turn into something positive it has to pass through the nightmare of reality, unchained from cultural conditioning. This means 'the one going' is destined for suffering. However, beyond this waking nightmare of consciousness (because it's not a "dark night of the soul," but a terrifying luminescence whereby reality can be seen) lies the possibility (not the promise!) to learn how to act toward being with intelligence. The thinker who merely wants to dim the light of the clarity of this phenomenological vision will fail at transcendent-intelligence; will fail at creating or discovering a philosophy that empowers the sufferer to act, not only against his suffering, but also against the objective conditions that cause his suffering. 

[2] One can be taught to love nature, this is not the problem, the problem is that one can unlearn this love; one can learn to deconstruct its immediacy and impression. This leaves one in a place where they need to reconstruct its immediacy, to learn to love again, to see like a child.  

[3] Not high enough: the greatness that we can do, we either do in culture, and by culture, or we create a new culture. It's always most probable that one isn't aiming high enough; one's view of greatness is too much conditioned by culture. To be a conscious creator of culture means that one must be higher than culture; this is the highest philosophical plain; it means one has gone so far with thought that they can now create the world through it. 

We are masters at lying to ourselves, at deceiving ourselves, this is where we always find the strongest application of our genius. In order to transcend this inferior and primitive psychology it is necessary to have rational discipline, not only to let go of, but in some cases, to slay the abstraction we love.  

To what does this high wisdom call us? In short, it calls us to both intelligence and courage. Intelligence in that we must learn how to construct a more advanced and civil culture; courage in that we must learn how to strike out into the antithesis, into that which offends culture for the sake of transitioning into a higher culture.