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The consequences of refusal to think in the field of concepts PDF Print E-mail
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thinking 300(Part Two of the article 'The need for thinking and responsibilities for our way of thinking')

In a strange way, the selfishness of not concerning oneself with the field of concepts makes man passive, even if, in practice, he may seem exceptionally active, though impelled by desires and instincts, ignoring the nature of his aims. The results of this refusal are, inter alia, that:

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The need for thinking and responsibilities for our way of thinking Print E-mail
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thought Filos 450(Part One)
As time passes and the crisis, local and world-wide, deepens, it becomes increasingly evident that none of the world's problems is going to be solved if man does not make up his mind to devote his attention conscientiously and intensively to the field of concepts. His responsibility is individual and cannot hide behind collective responsibilities or the responsibilities of politicians; and, moreover, awareness of this responsibility cannot be postponed, because of the urgency of current circumstances.

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In quest of the future PDF Print E-mail
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columnsIn the quest of the future in this period of transition, there is not enough optimism, but, instead, a desperation which baptises our thought and nature in a hostile field of inflationary chaos. For years now, in looking at post-War realities, we see, released like winds from the bag of Aeolus, greed and absurd egocentrism taking over the whole of the horizon, with very few intervals of sharing and correctness. This is the 'Beast of the Apocalypse', the domination of bestial absurdity. This domination has been described by Marcuse as rational organisation of irrationality.[1]

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The development and epicentre of the crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Self othersThe world-wide, individual, and collective crisis of concepts, ranking of priorities, the plan, invocation, co-operative recognition, and transcending synthesis. The world-wide development of the crisis emerges as increasingly  independent of the parts which are undergoing it, since it has an accumulating dynamic and presents us with a fundamental difficulty in an overall understanding, and, therefore, in a drastic handling of it. This is a profound crisis which takes many forms and involves many factors.

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The need for man to be positive and to cast off his passivity PDF Print E-mail
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JuleflueToday's lack of positivity, and its imitations
Human life has been very much taken captive by inertia and the fear of death and all the extensions of that fear. In reality, it could not justifiably be maintained that man's expression is positive and creative, even in his ostensibly most active behaviours - taking into account, of course, that there are always individual exceptions. Human activation normally has as its aim the satisfaction of some need, and, consequently, the averting of some danger.

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Mutually supportive people and everyday life PDF Print E-mail
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Arc-traLittle by little, in history, people who are mutually supportive in anthropological and psychological terms have emerged. The recognition of the value of such solidarity has progressed to a degree where society has advanced to another level, to that of institutionalised solidarity.

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On the road to disarming self-deception PDF Print E-mail
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eswter plan zwh eklek-2-26Every moment of our everyday lives and of history can be - and is - profoundly crucial, full of possibilities which frequently elude the routine of our consciousness. These moments are replete with the fullness of prospects, but we ignore them; we ignore the wealth of the present, its regenerating and innovative inspiration; we impoverish Now, and so make the future poorer.

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The remediation of the imaginary PDF Print E-mail
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Bozzetto.1956 commonImagination is one of the fundamental creative forces and a fundamental factor behind the field of social, economic, and cultural institution.
From the point of view of evolution, the role of the creative imagination is of particular importance, but its constructive aspect can be approached only through a dialectic relation of balance with the concept of sustainability.

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Return – The way of a new consciousness PDF Print E-mail
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Compass CaThe whole of our world, though it may be tightly interwoven with the body, is consciousness. We are and we define our identity through consciousness. Consequently, consciousness is the factor which sets aims and models.
If we do not take up a correct position towards consciousness, we will not take up a correct position towards anything. We will have no apprehension of the essential wager in the field of its causes. We shall be 'ignorant of the self and its house'.

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The systemic deconstruction of the function of Ideas PDF Print E-mail
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van-gogh leit ideon 250Things, usually, evolve over a length of time, and thus are not apprehended in a timely way - if one is to judge only from results, ignoring the causes, and, in the end, the relation of cause and effect, which exists in the whole process. This results in people being taken by surprise by the consequences of their inertia in gaining an understanding of causes. What is this deconstruction of ideas in human life? It is expressed in a host of ways, such as (by way of indication):

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The theatre of power in everydaylife PDF Print E-mail
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esotericAs the human species, we have not yet balanced our animal origins. The most important thing for us continues to be a courtyard of possession of the imagined. We have built a surrounding wall of separateness which serves as a veil of refraction of reality. However, without the questioning of Kant or Krishnamurti, or without the critique and the dialectic of the well-known Socratic irony or dissimulation of ignorance, the horizon of our certainty that our consciousness does not err is torn down in the course of time, like the illusion in the story of the naked emperor as to his clothes.

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The mystery of time which imbues the world PDF Print E-mail
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MirrorFor an animal, the most important values are its diet, its reproduction, and the horizon of its survival. Man has added to this the 'theatre of the ego', in which he is himself the protagonist around whom the world revolves. He is a narcissist.
This virtually insatiable desire his narcissism is consequential, but not infinite, since no being has the capacity to contain the infinite, contrary to the proclamations of the deniers of the Logos, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Bataille, and Jean Baudrillard.

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Illusions and a sustainable world PDF Print E-mail
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ambassadorsEvery ideology promises a solution to human problems. We have seen the refutation of political, religious, and economic ideologies. All ideologies have been refuted to the extent that they have tried to adapt human nature and need to their theory.
The preference of the majority of people for mechanistic social solutions and -socially selfish- worldly or metaphysical leaders has been refuted constantly by the political / economic impasses which it encounters.

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The improbable and history PDF Print E-mail
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Fall of Warsaw in 1939The 'improbable' is the 'neutron' of history, that critical factor which totally permeates human nature and its mass peak-points. And yet, we never become conscious of the improbable in the course of its realisation as long as our consciousness is alienated by daily routine.[1]
Everyday life is a catalytic state of the rapid spread of the improbable and its neoplastic forces over people.

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The Fear of Death, appropriation – possession, and their transcendence PDF Print E-mail
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B than common 240In theory, religions have 'conquered' death. None of them, however, has conquered the fear of death. Of course, there are certain individuals in the religious life who are an exception to this.
In theory, the sciences have conquered life and its mystery by its reduction to a materialist absolute, and they have promised, in this way, to expand its limits, with a nod in the direction of probability of immortality. But they have not conquered the fear of death.

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The ontological conductivity of man, civilisation, and nature PDF Print E-mail
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sky-sun solon orgIn his efforts to function in his plenitude as a being, man tends towards the point of his identification with Being - the infinite and the infinitesimal, the cosmos and the part, the supreme or most transcendental, and the working of nature. As an upward evolution of nature and as an expression of the spirit, man falls short - from the point of view of evolution - and so tries to broaden his ontological conductivity.

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CONVICTIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF TRUTH - OR POWER? PDF Print E-mail
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skyOpinion polls, even those carried out among a public of professionals, demonstrate a very wide spread and variety of opinion as to what is valid, non-negotiable, and confirmed - even in the field of science. Usually, our convictions, for example, about the occult, the mind, sexuality, or consciousness prove to be false.

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OBSTACLES TO THE CIRCULATION OF IDEAS AND INNOVATION PDF Print E-mail
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kohalAs a species, we evolve by passing through one point of crisis after another. The progress of civilisation is made through points of crisis. The most crucial of our weaknesses is the difficulty which we have in discovering and putting into circulation anything new which is useful to us. This holds good in the field of ideas, of experiential consciousness, in the field of relations and of organisation.

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FROM THE SURVIVAL OF CIVILISATION TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT PDF Print E-mail
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autumn-forestThat there should be a transition from the sustainability of civilisation to the sustainability of the environment seems exceptionally obvious to the contemporary scientific community and to public opinion. However, beneath the 'obvious', there are many aspects of the issues of the sustainability of civilisation and of the environment which need to be brought to the surface so that there can be an effective approach to the great wager, to the great challenge of the future.

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Paths of spiritual evolution PDF Print E-mail
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Islands of ConsciousnessReflections and Experiences as to the Ideal of the Consciousness and Reality - Paths of Spiritual Evolution
If 'not perceptible' does not mean 'non-existent', why is our death perceived as non-existence? Perhaps some day the contemporary state of consciousness in almost all its breadth will seem like a dream consigned to oblivion as the will for Dreaming and the upward evolution of the potentialities and choices of the brain will have transposed the point of their polarisation far from where it is today.

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INTRODUCTORY NOTE ON THE PATH OF THE SPIRIT PDF Print E-mail
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the spiritIn these texts on the 'Path of the Spirit', we deal with articulated terms in experiential evolution and perspective. In this way a lived flow of experience becomes apparent which is determined and defined linguistically in a field of consciousness directed towards the Spirit, where the Spirit is regarded as the transcendental field of reference. As Henri Bergson suggests, the transcendental field of reference is retrospectively approachable, through intuition, and is expressed creatively through the intellect. We approach it semiotically through a transcendental phenomenological awareness.

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THE PATH OF THE SPIRIT I PDF Print E-mail
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10nhbA text by Ioannis Zisis
1. Overall Simplicity transforms life within the Spirit of the Infinite, it is the Fire of Freedom.
(Extract from Ioannis Zisis's book The Path of the Spirit)
Commentary by Ioanna Moutsopoulou
We have three foundation concepts/ideas: Simplicity, the Infinite, and Freedom.

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THE PATH OF THE SPIRIT II PDF Print E-mail
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Descartes mind and bodyText by Ioannis Zisis
The Spirit of Simplicity is the Creative Fire. Creativity is the Mountain of Truth where the mind is transformed into a limpid light of sacrificial Love within the heart of beings. (Extract in sequence from the text of Ioannis Zisis, The Path of the Spirit I).
Commentary by Ioanna Moutsopoulou
But why is the Spirit of Simplicity the Creative Fire? The Creator is always abstraction or transcendence in relation to his creation.

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INNER VALUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT PDF Print E-mail
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crystal mindThe question of the improvement of our relation with the environment depends upon our inner attitude and, consequently, on our inner values. Inner values as to the environment take shape on two levels. The first level of shaping of inner values is through our primary sensibility, which shows us and the environment as interrelated factors and integral parts of a wholeness.

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The world of communication and the environment PDF Print E-mail
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tv noise"The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world." Thomas Jefferson
The nodal point, the field of networking of all the cultural dimensions in relation to the environment, lies in communication and education. By means of education, coming generations who will handle new issues and challenges are shaped.

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THE CULTURAL ROADMAP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT PDF Print E-mail
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forestThe cultural roadmap for the environment has a starting-point going back to remote antiquity - a starting-point from the age when man was an integral part of nature and functioned with very limited tools, techniques, and potentialities, and when his relation with the environment was confined exclusively to transcendental interpretation and mediation through his rituals and religion.

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HAPPINESS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE Print E-mail
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vounoMan's central problem
What are the reasons that make man seek for something different from what he is experiencing? The main factor is his yearning for greater happiness. Happiness is the fruit of our consciousness and of the conditions of life. The feeling for happiness which our self develops and the conditions of life shape a constant quest and change.[1]

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The experience of physical and psychological suffering - Its cycle and meaning (Part Two) PDF Print E-mail
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TombuSequel to Part One
Pain and joy
Within the logic of the measure of the termination of separateness, we can reconstitute celebration, we can seek again the celebratory life, which even the materialist Democritus sought after. We can seek after a more fruitful synthesis of Stoicism, with the joy of life this time, as Seneca attempted to combine it with evolutionary creativity.

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The experience of physical and psychological suffering - Its cycle and meaning (Part One) PDF Print E-mail
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THH by CollierHow many of us are aware of the benefaction of suffering? How are the daydreams of Rousseau linked with Ecclesiastes and Ramakrishna? Why, since suffering is a stimulus to evolution, are we afraid to look it in the face? Is this reaction natural, or is it a product of the dominant way of thinking of our civilisation?

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EVOLUTION, AFFINITY, HIERARCHY, SYNTHESIS, AND LOGOS PDF Print E-mail
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Nebula.FormationQuality, Individuality, Collectivity, Hierarchicity, and Phasmatic Transcendentalism
Evolution at the level of the history of our planet has been the result of cosmological and space violence, the result of a non-linear, but, undoubtedly, fundamental natural process.

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USE, ALIENATION OF THE SELF, AND MEANING PDF Print E-mail
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D OneInwardness - Transcendentalism - Spectral Vision
The bounds of the use of the human psychology as seen from that psychology, sensory representations, the structural features of the cosmos and of the relation of humans with these things have been extended at a period when consciousness of the causal cohesion of our self and of the world has not been sufficiently cultivated, while the meaning of uses has been located in diffusions to obtain relief and contradictions which are entropic in relation to the duration of happiness and cultural progress.

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SYNTHESIS FOR ALL 'SIMPLE' PEOPLE PDF Print E-mail
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CompassThe 'simplicity' we are speaking of has nothing to do with being 'simplistic', but it corresponds to that 'singleness of the eye' mention in the Gospel, in the functional sense and in its most profound dimension. It suggests an instinctive, tried and tested, conscious and integrated impersonal decentralisation, collectivity, and co-operative communication.

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THE FUNCTIONING OF RETROGRESSION Print E-mail
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pelargosRecent developments in Europe, and particularly in Greece, have been dramatic and serve as proof of the inertia of peoples and of their faulty anthropological positioning towards themselves and history.
The reader may wonder why we do not speak exclusively about the elites who manage power and take decisions.

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IN SEARCH OF A WORLD-THEORY WHICH WILL BRING SYNTHESIS AND LIBERATION TO THE CONSCIOUSNESS AS A CATALYST FOR LIFE AND HUMAN RELATIONS PDF Print E-mail
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freedom tree sculptureUp to the present, a very wide range of world-concepts has been developed in the history of humanity. It could be said that we are faced with a multitude, a variety of alternatives, a pluralism which render it difficult for us to be able to identify, in the light of our need, a world-theory which is sustainable and effective. However, this attempt on our part will be made easier if we try to categorise the achievements, and approach systemically the framework of the world-theories and ideas on which these are founded.

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OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE PDF Print E-mail
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outhomeWhat is most important about consciousness – the measure of human's fulfilment and of inner realisation – is to be found on the scale of comprehension of what is happening outside our house, on the scale of our relationship with what is distant from us. If we cannot see the ultimate in the place of the proximate, then we cannot have the realisation of the Being in consciousness.

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PASSING FROM DIVISIVENESS TO UNITY PDF Print E-mail
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The weakness and imperfection of the alternative movements of the 'new age'

An age of crises and re-orientations. Will we replace the idols of ourselves and of others with new ones or will we, at last, be liberated from the primordial psychology of an attachment to them? Why did the achievement of the sense of unity prove to be such a difficult task? What are the social consequences of the attachment of the self to yet another role and is this role more subtle than others?

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Sexuality as a political, economic and cultural force - Part One PDF Print E-mail
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Alchemische_commonIntroduction - Sexuality as inequality and as a means

Sex and money are the two poles of everyday and constant interest on the part of today's world. And both have always been - particularly sex. It is worth asking ourselves - about sex - why this is. Is this a form of progress, or a fixation? Is there true freedom of sexuality today? To begin with, it could be said that the sexual instinct is a life instinct which tends towards maintaining life through its reproduction.

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Sexuality as a political, economic and cultural force - Part Two PDF Print E-mail
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ErrorweaSexuality as self-definition
Sexuality, in view of this personal and social importance which it has, becomes a means of self-definition and self-realisation for man. Up to a certain point, all the characteristics of man are definitive of his self - in the world, of course, of phenomena. However, the distortion here is crucial, and begins with the exaggeration and - through this - prevention of the emergence of other characteristics which he possesses which will potentially define man in a different way and more holistically.

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Sexuality as a political, economic and cultural force - Part Three PDF Print E-mail
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cycSexuality as an antidote to fear
It is apparent from the first, obvious, function of sexuality as an act of perpetuation that this is linked with the fear of death as a pole of antithesis to it. This sexuality is used unconsciously as a means of dealing with fear, either by the birth of offspring, or, in itself, as sensitivity to life and to contact with other human beings.

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Sexuality as a political, economic and cultural force - Part Four PDF Print E-mail
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portrait_bwSexuality as socialization
Sexuality is a crucial factor in man's socialisation, that is, it prompts him to a sociability in which he will be able to express and satisfy his sexuality. This in itself is natural; what is negative is the fact that it often becomes the sole motive for socialisation.

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Sexuality as a political, economic and cultural force - Part Five PDF Print E-mail
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sexual_freedomSexuality as freedom
This element of sexuality is particularly central and has a double effect - both positive and negative.
Sexuality is the strongest factor which could render human beings independent of parental and social coercion, which means that this independation also brings with it the possibility of the influence of new ideas.

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