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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Thu May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

We can divide morality into two kinds, corresponding to the gene/meme dynamic.
We can call memetic morality ethos, to differentiate it from genetically based morality.

What is morality?
A behavioural regulating genetic mechanism.
It evolves in social organisms to enable cooperation and group cohesion.
Like incest, or paedophilia is immoral based on the counter productive consequences of this behaviour.
Having sex with your own relatives increases the possibility of birth defects, and paedophilia cannot result in a birth and may damage the offspring before it has matured.
There is no other reason. These moral behaviour evolved from simple cost/benefit consequences.
Sex evolved to replicate life and then evolved additional utilities.
These additional utilities, because they evolved later, are sometimes corrupted during replication, or by environmental conditions.
The killing of one's own group member is also a part of this ingrained moral standard that makes social unities possible.
Morality based on genetically ingrained, over centuries of evolution, are more powerful.  

Memes are extensions of genes, and so memetically founded ethical standards are representation of these social rules.
The rules may sublimate or contradict genetic inclinations, placing stress upon the individual.
for this reason the threat/promise method was invented.  
The 'supernatural' to impose a limit on the natural.
Ethics evolved to repress or redirect natural behaviours. Monogamy, for humans, is such an ethical rule - a memetic behavioural standard.
It was invented by man to assimilate more males into the group, by repressing natural human drives....particularly those of females.
These rules are less effective and require threat/promise to persist.
Despite this they are continuously failing to bring about the desired outcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Fri May 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Human nature = a compound concept made up of two parts.
Nature = refers to past.
Human = refers to a species, a reproductive type.
Human nature refers to a shared past due to the cooperation necessitated by heterosexuality, manifesting in shared traits.
Each individual is a slight divergence from a shared family past.
Each family is a slight divergence from a shared tribal past.
Each tribe is a slight divergence from a shared racial past.
Each race is a slight divergence from a shared species past.
Each species is a slight divergence from a shared organic past.

Memory (first-hand = experience – second-hand = DNA, third-hand, knowledge) is the connector to this past.
Experiences = first-hand knowledge – nurturing
Genes = second-hand memories inherited from parents – nature.
Memes = third-hand experiences inherited via oral or written language – culture.
Race is, therefore a compound divergence, slightly modifying inherited potentials in all shared traits.
The progression increases the modifying divergence.
Human nature is this shared past that diverges from other species, and species is a shared past that diverges from other organic life on earth.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Fri May 11, 2018 7:08 pm

Memory can be ignored, denied, forgotten, or it can remain unknown....but it cannot be expunged, cannot be erased.
Memory refers to what cannot be changed - altered/erased - immutable. It refers to God, as a determining concept, that is both ordered, knowable, and chaotic, unknowable, mysterious.
The present re-minds us of the past as appearance - aesthetics.
Presence is chaos and order synthesized as interactivity that can be perceived and converted to phenomenon - the apparent.
In the ordered apparent the random reveals itself as the unforeseeable making consciousness necessary - free-will is this organic consciousness of the immediate, the apparent, that adjusts to the unforeseen.
Chaos, correctly defined as randomness, determines the degree of freedom will has.
Will refers to the aggregate energies, conscious and unconscious, the mind can focus upon an objective.
The objective is the product of juxtaposition and triangulation - evolving from dualistic juxtaposition towards higher forms of judgment that triangulate. Value refers to this juxtaposition and triangulation.
Through the apparent the past is revealed - uncovered, un-forgotten (aletheia).

No judgment is absolutely correct, so this juxtaposition, triangulation, must be continuous - every time slightly adjusting to errors in evaluation and to the cosmic flux of interactivity - consciousness mirrors cosmic fluidity, attempting to harmonize with it.
Cost/Benefit is the outcome of every judgment and subsequent interaction that is informed by its judgment - applied.

Philosophy attempts to become efficient by minimizing the cost of every wrong application of judgment, by using the juxtaposition of ideas, given a symbol/word - theoretical.

The effectiveness of such a method is dependent on the minds qualities, involved in this method - their honesty, constitution, courage, integrity.
Philosophy fails because only a few minds possess the right traits, cultivated to the right balances to remain objective and free from corrective elements, like self-interest, emotion, particularly fear, fatigue etc.
In this case application of theory resulting in costs/benefits is more effective.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Fri May 11, 2018 7:32 pm

Cost/Benefit refers to the evaluation of the consequences after every interaction in relation to self or to an objective and/or external standard of measurement.
The mind juxtaposes the consequences in relation to his judgment of the objective, using himself (subjective) or a different, indifferent, standard (objective) of measurement.
This is the triangulation of actor (will)/objective/consequences (cost/benefit).
The accuracy of the judgment of objective and of costs and benefits determines the effectiveness of the actor's corrective adjustments.
The slightest error in judgment results in error in application and an increase in unforeseeable consequences - costs/benefits.
An error may be costly or beneficial, yet it remains an error which cannot be repeated because it was not foreseen nor intended.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 7:07 am

Cooperative reproduction and survival specialization cultivates particular traits in specific ways, establishing a relationship between individual, part of a species, and environment.
Mutations occur and are passed on to offspring.
Mutations are add, or subtract from the individual's traits, affecting its performance - with cost/benefit consequences.
Those that add to performance add to the individual's reproductive and survival potentials.
Those that subtract decrease this performance.
This is natural selection. Higher performance leads to more offspring, and/or to more ease in survival, which adds to symmetry/proportionality.
Some mutations neither add nor subtract from the individual's performance. These are latent and may be triggered by environmental shifts.
Therefore, a mutation which was inert or did not add nor subtract in one environment, will add or subtract when environmental conditions change.
Organism is in constant interaction with environment, including other organisms - relationship.

Human intervening, produces particular environments, depending no where and how the intervention occurs. This is determined by the group's ideals - memes.
The idea(l) determines how the group relates to its environment, and what it values, what are its goals, what does it idolize. This determines where and how they will intervene.
These interventions alter the environment, and in turn the relationship of individual with it - meaning it adjust cost/benefits.
Adjusting the performance enhancing or diminishing of mutations, and it may even make latent mutations negative or positive to an individual's performance, and subsequently its survival and reproductive potentials.

A two-headed goat, for example, is a natural occurrence.
This mutation either adds or subtracts from the individual goats performance, determining if the mutation will persist or be culled, if no intervening will adjust costs/benefits for its own reasons.
A mutation that adds a toe to cheetah's either contributes to the individual cheetah's performance within the species specialized method of reproduction and survival, or it reduces its performance.
This will determine if the extra toe will be passed on and become a common trait defining the species, or if it will be culled out of the species.

Mutations are a product of Flux.
If all were perfectly ordered then everything would converge towards a uniformity.
But flux is order and chaos, which alters environmental conditions, gradually to suddenly, and produces mutations in an individual during its lifespan, and during its reproductive cycle, passing on mutations to offspring.
The cost/benefit of a mutation is a measure of the relationship of an established and proven method of reproduction and survival and a continuously altering environment.
Mutations are, therefore, both caused by Flux and a response to it. They are how life adjusts itself in relation to world - ordering adapting to order/chaos in constant interactive fluidity.
Environment slightly adjusting organic traits in a way that can be incorporated into the species established reproductive and survival methods.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 8:31 am

An organism relates to world (environment) through its senses. This relationship produces reactions.
Genes, through the senses establish a relationship with world, through which the individual evaluates its place and its quality.
Memes establish a mediating lens that adjusts this relationship and along with it the individual's sense of place and of presence – meme modifies the relationship, multiplying or dividing it.
The meme also acts as a point of self-referential validation, and circumvention of the senses.
The individual can orient itself and judge itself by completely ignoring sensual data. Meme converting lenses to mirrors, with varying degrees of opaqueness.
To create a mirror you must darken the side facing away, creating a reflective surface that also inverts the iamge.
The meme acts in the same way when it is nihilistic. The degree of its nihilism measured by the degree of its opaqueness, with the extreme being a total darkening of the back-side of the lens (solipsism), the one facing outward, leaving one side, reflecting inward, so that the mind perceives self reflected back to itself inverted.
Language is the lens, intervening between subject and object. It is either translucent, acting as a focus of subject to object, or it is opaque reflecting back to the subject its own projections.
Narcissism is being lost in your own reflection words referring back to self, warping the image or inverting it.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 10:14 am

The reflective mirroring can act as a mesmerizing surface.
The mind perceiving itself reacting to its own perceptions, discovering in them patterns it then associates with world, because self is a product of world.

Perceiving self perceiving itself, reacting to itself, can become a self-referential loop.

In art this becomes a projection of the artist's own reaction to world - externalized reactions via a medium, becoming a idol for self-contemplation.
The observer finding patterns in his own projections to then reflect upon, and to decipher, leading to a new projection.

To stabilize the process and give it a cohesion, the artist chooses a unifying theme, making it the identifying icon of his reflections of his own projections.    
It becomes a replacement for orienting objective, a kind-of buoy as it dives deeper into its own psyche.
Reactions to his own reactions of a projection lost in time-space, like a diver loses sight of the surface he dove into, loses his sense of up and down.
With no external stabilizing reference in the indifferent real this process can go on, in infinite regression, becoming stranger and stranger - surreal.
Abstraction built upon abstractions with nothing to connect it to the world but emotion, sensations.

Philosophy being a form of semiotic art falls victim to this losing an anchoring in the real.
A philosophy can be built by referring words/symbols to more word/symbols, a perspective on another's perspective, with the world nowhere to be found - but alluded to, like a peripheral vision, of a surface the diver has lost sight of.
As one dives further into the abyss of the internal, only a faint glimmer of light, infused by the liquidity of flux, hints at a surface. The diver is immersed in his own thoughts, reflected back to him.
He is in the abyss of his mind (nous - νους), contemplating himself contemplating himself.....
Meditation is broken only by an external consciousness contributing its own meditations.
We are in the realm of the mystical, the occult.
Philosophy built upon [philosophies, referring to philosophies, reacting to philosophies that are commentaries on philosophies.
Perspective built on perspective referring to perspective, reacting to perspective that judges a perspective.
Art of art, reacting to art, referring to another's art, as a copy and imitation of an art of another art...

Inter-Subjective cocooning.

In such a diseased environment how you define a word is no longer dictated by a world indifferent and independent of the mind's interpretations and reactions, but it becomes a definition referring to another's definition, based on a reaction and so on.
The mind can define a concept in a way that would make it impossible to find a reference outside itself. It can then spend a lifetime searching for what it has no hope of finding.
To explain why it cannot find it it will then fabricate supernatural, surreal, justifications.
It does not want to find the concept as it has defined it, because it intuitively knows it will be detrimental to its well-being - the brain protects itself by defining concepts in ways that will make them unreal, and by doing so the possibility of finding the reference are nil, and along with this nil the possibility of being threatens, hurt, insulted, also become nil.
The mind self-deceives to self-preserve, having placed its survival above its desire to see existence, and its own place within it, as clearly as possible.
Mind plays a word game with itself.
It's only interest in language, and philosophy, is to find loop-holes, or methods of Gordian semiotic knotting.

Such minds are prone to addiction, finding in chemical inebriation the same disconnecting numbness and surreal self-hypnotism that relieves their existential anxieties.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 1:45 pm

So life evolves from dualism into a triadic in a multi-dimensional cosmos.
Life relates to cosmos as a triad developing a fourth conception of possibility, in a cosmos that began as a dyad, and then exploded towards multi-dimensional space/time.
Increasing randomness refers to this continuously fragmenting, multiplying, dimensions.

Absolute chaos would mean infinite possibilities.....so it is as absent as the singularity - all absolutes being abstractions existing only in the mind as vague concepts.
God, in the Abrahamic sense, refers to this non-existent singularity, and Satan refers to this absolute randomness of chaos.
Chaos makes life possible.
We see here why Satan is worshipped as a necessary evil. Both benefactor and trickster.

Pagan gods were fighting alongside humanity against chaos - Titans.
This is why they related to their gods as superior beings, superior anthropomorphized forces, not as salves to master, as the Abrahamics relate to their singular one-god.

The evolution from simple dualistic organisms, to tridiastic ones, indicates an ascent, and the deciding factor was the evolution of the nervous system/brain, that divided and synthesized mind/body, in the third person.
I've described the ascent of consciousness from lower to higher in metaphorical terms [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 2:01 pm

We find in the triad the entire canon of modern spirituality.
An idealization of the yet to be completely known and understood, and its representation in allegories and mythologies.

Nervous system evolved last, and language emerges from the nervous system synthesizing and interacting with the world beyond the mind/nervous stem/body triad.
Semiotics are crucial as they both give form to the apparent, and give form to its product, the abstraction.
So they are part to assimilation (input) - abstraction.... and part of their return outward as expres​sion(output) - art.
Confusing the two is where nihilism begins.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 12, 2018 2:06 pm

The ineffectiveness of language is the result of a triad, tending towards a fourth, relates to a multi-dimensional existence that is fragmenting continuously.
The lag is increasing producing more alienation.
Man invents technologies to speed up his cognitive ascent.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sun May 13, 2018 6:54 am

From interaction between patterns, and random energies emerge dualistic life forms who have memory, in the form of DNA, and presence - base.
Evolution adds projected future to produce triadastic organic life - superior.
This is the advancement from simple to complex life forms, with the evolution of the nervous system.
Language emerges from this triangulaiton of body/mind via the nervous system, or past (precedent - memory)/present (appearance - presence) via a projected future (probability - idealism)

Past/Present/Future
Body/Nervous System/Mind
Metaphysics/Physics/Ideals
Reason/Will/Passions

Judgment is triangulation, and juxtaposition/comparison, revealing divergence.
Judge/Observer...juxtaposing objective/ideal, with world/presence/appearance = consciousness.
Observing/Mind....juxtaposing past/body with other/physical presence (world), or with other/objective/future = self-consciousness.

Subjectivity uses self, as the evaluating standard - measuring, judging = self-referential.
It holds the world accountable to its ideals, based on need/suffering and its coping/compensating methods.

Objectivity places the measuring standard outside self, in world, or in other (icon/idol). The objective mind holds itself and others accountable to a common external to all, and indifferent measuring standard.

We can now appreciate the perception of divergence as an essential component of what we call consciousness and judgment.
Juxtaposing observer, observed and standard, the mind perceives change (movement) and difference (identity). This data is then triangulated in mind to produce understanding, or to find meaning.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am

Body/psychical = past made presence - precedent.
Nervous System/dynamic = presence interacting and appearing.
Mind/idealism = projected past into unknown possible future.

Simple organisms, such as plants, are past made present. Lacking a nervous system they cannot project into future - dyad.
Complex organisms, like humans, are past made present, projecting towards future - triad.

Nihilists want to revert to a dyad, an either/or, but not like a plant....they want to eliminate the physical, the past.
They consider this 'liberation', or in spiritual terms 'salvation'.
In their ideal world (projection of possible future - immanence), there is no past - the body is 'overcome' and they are entirely presence projecting towards future - progress they call it.
It's mostly positive (positive nihilism) because the future is always conceptualized as being 'better' than the present - always full of potential, full of hope.
A nihilist is like an inverted plant, or simple organism: not past made present, but present projecting future unhindered by any past. It is neurotic because it is nervous system/mind, with the 'body' being the projection of an objective - it is under construction, always coming to be.

Cosmos itself is dyadic, cause/effect of interaction. It has no memory so it is not alive, like a plant is. The past does not inform the interaction, as presence, like it does for living unities - organisms.
Yin/Yang, Order/Chaos....from which simple organic life emerged mirroring this duality.
But this conceptualization of the multiplicity of Flux is an organic fabrication using the dyad - the simplest form of conceptualizing - binary logic, dualism.
In reality the cosmos is multiplicity of interactivity;pattered and non-patterned energies relating....and we can only conceptualize it as dualities: harmony/disharmony - interaction = attraction/repulsion.
This evolves into good/bad, friend/foe, fight/flight, good/evil, God/Satan...etc.

Nihilists want to 'progress' towards the imagined state of a presence with a future but no past - a constantly reinventing itself presence.
This is how they conceptualize their projected 'ideal', naming it God. One-God is the implosion of this dualism into a singularity - synthesis - one as god absorbing the nil.
Through the duality they fantasize becoming a singularity:
presence with no future, no past.
Another way of conceptualizing death, only for them it is a dynamic singularity that is a singularity with no past nor a future, encompassing a dynamic state with past/present/future.
The 'ideal' contradicting the 'real' - noumena contradicting experienced phenomena. Noetic usurping, negation of phenomenal reality. Precedent, stored in memory is erased - forgotten - body is symbolically negated.
They achieve this miraculous feat by projecting their 'mind' into an imagined state 'outside' existence.
The mind projecting itself into an impossible future, leaving behind both present and past.
Impossible in that it has no precedent - no past; lacking possibility means lacking a spatial/temporal presence.
They do it by detaching mind, in fantasy (imagination detached from past and present), and constructing an antithesis to past/ present. They invert past/present, and they project this noetic inversion as future - theory.
This is a form of schizophrenia...a schism of mind from body, the future detached from the past, in the present.

In physical contexts this is the mind/nervous system/body dividing mind from body along the nervous system - neurotics.
The past can now be placed in the future, and the future in the past. The mind is no longer restricted by linear time, causal chains, nor by natural order.
This is liberating, but at a cost. Every benefit has a price.
This detachment is reflected in their language use; in their modern dialectics.
This is currently expressed in the post-modern psychosis of negating the physical, the body, in the mind, so as to make it the product of the mind:
Males trapped in female bodies; females trapped in male bodies - appearance is 'superficial' and so race is a social construct....in other words a product of minds - a social construct.

The past/physical no longer determining the present, and the mind/future, but the mind determining the physical.
Sex, race, are determined in past - they are past made present.
This is anathema for the psychotic modern.
They despise anything that imposes a limit on the mind's creativity, on will, the mind's focus of aggregate energies.
They fantasize a world where 'will' replaces 'god' as omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresence.
Mind as god-creator of self.
A world of forgetfulness - no precedent, no past - no physicality, an entirely spiritual existence.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Mon May 14, 2018 7:19 am

The Nihilist wants to declare his preference free from precedent. Wants to define words  without references to the sensually perceived, the experienced.

This is what they call 'freedom', sensing it as a divine power of self-determination.
With no past/precedent, the present/appearance can be translated into anything and everything - the past no longer limiting this interpretation.  
Words/symbols acquire the divine power of a godly proclamation 'let there be light' - an invigorating fantasy.
Identity can now be willed, and if it can be willed then what is can only have been willed by a consciousness, a god, or by a collective, a society of wills.
So why not will one's self?
From god to individual, as the consciousness that creates world.
Consciousness not emerging from world, but world from consciousness.
If not god's then who's?
Society's, imposing its will on the individual?  

The individual is raised to the position of deity, willing itself into existence; willing its identity, unhindered by any past, any precedent.
A seductive call for a feeble mind that dreams of compensating for its powerlessness.

No world to stand in the way of an assertive wilfulness, declaring itself whatever it wills, using symbols/words to hide the past, burying it in semantics, or to reinterpret it to accommodate the new identity.
History becomes a product of interpretation. No longer immutable. It, too, can now be changed.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Mon May 14, 2018 8:23 am

One theory uses words that are used to declare and only remain loyal to the dictionary for the sake of communicating their fantasy assertions, relying on word juggling to impress and to exploit weakness, feeling it as empowering.
It's use of symbols/words is meant to insinuate what cannot be proven, impress, softening the ego, seduce reducing resistance.
It has little to do with world, as beyond minds, but 'world', defined as humanity.

Another theory remains true to dictionary and connects the words to the experienced world. It gains power from world, applying symbols/words as conduits connecting past, represented in dictionary definitions of conventional thinking, with the ongoing interactivity of the ongoing real world. It does not have to assert, but only reveal, because, in the end, whether it is convincing or not has no effect on anything other than the individuals.
In relation to future it uses symbols/words as lenses, focusing the past/precedent, through the present/will, towards the objective in future.
The ideal is aligned with the past, via the individual.
The past is what lends momentum, whereas for the first it is entirely a matter of wilful proclamations, coercing, manipulating, feebleness - following the noetic, theoretical, abstract path-of-least-resistance.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Tue May 15, 2018 8:15 pm

The Doric Spartans won the wars, but the Ionian Athenians won the hearts and minds of the increasing masses of mediocrity.
They were the harbingers of a world to come, and to this day we remember the Athenians before the Spartans when we speak of the ancient Greeks.

But we are touched by a tinge of awe when our mind finally recalls those who even the Athenians feared, and admired.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Thu May 17, 2018 1:46 pm

A wrong judgments are harder to predict than a right ones, because there's a myriad ways to go wrong, and only few that correspond to a shared world, in relation to an objective.
The irrational fills us with anxiety because its actions do not correspond to any patterns we can detect.
A madman abides by the 'reasoning' that only refers to its own madness. To an external observer, there's no way to make sense of it...because the shared world cannot act as a standard.
The madman lives in his head.

World is indifferent to consciousness and judgments.
Life emerges within the cosmos and is then confronted with it unconsciousness, its indifference.
It is the organism burdened with the consequences of its evaluations of itself and the cosmos it must navigate.
The price is high.
Natural selection filters out bad judgment calls, allowing the good ones to pass-on to the next generation.
But if protected from the consequences they multiply resulting in an imbalance nature will correct sooner or later.

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PostSubject: Re: Satyrnalium Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 am

The female is the perfect natural agency: judgmental, filtering natural and later social types, harsh in her evaluations and then forgiving with her investments.
She is cold and meticulous before she passes judgment, and then forgiving and patient with the consequences.
Her judgment, expressed as choice, is the point when her resistance becomes submission – she gives it and takes it back, shifting like the fluctuating cosmos.
She feels violated when this choice is denied her, forcing her to endure what she did not willingly accept as a necessary risk.

The male emerges from woman, and is the perfect human agency: he is the representative of his genealogy, and births the ones to come.
His judgment is severe after he's made his investment, cruel with himself, through them.
He challenges authority – nature's agency first, the feminine, and then his own. He berates and criticizes, urging himself to adapt, or die trying.
The consequences of his choices he evaluates as validations of his judgments. He adjusts and moves forth, gradually becoming experienced, more confident, and stronger.
He admires, fears and wants to dominate the feminine, beginning with the feminine in himself.
For man, woman is a means – through his synthesis, his relationship, with nature, with feminine agency, he constantly reaffirms his own existence.
For woman, a man is an end – through her synthesis, her relationship, with human agency, she constantly evaluates her own value, and reinvents herself accordingly.
She admires, fears, and is sometimes amused with the masculine, beginning with the masculine in herself.

Feminine = physical, body
Masculine = psyche, mind

Body is a manifestation of past. It is past made present – appearing (phenomenon).
Mind is projection of past towards future. It is the ideal, orienting the will towards an objective (noumenon).
Nervous System is where mind/body have intercourse – synthesizing, combining, creating, and procreating.
It is where mind/body react to immediate dynamic existence.
It is where language begins – art.
Higher organisms, like homo sapiens, are this triad of body/nervous system/mind, corresponding to past/present/future.
'Lower' is differentiated from 'higher' by the degree the future participates in its becoming.

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