Reasons for choosing a world view

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Re: Reasons for choosing a world view

Postby Cerastes » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:11 pm

obnoxion wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:42 am
I think it is important to have holes and cracks in one's world view. The unseen and the unnutterable must have free space to move snd breath.
This reminds me on an old Leonard Cohen song: "There's a crack in everything that's how the light gets in“
“Granny Weatherwax was not lost. She wasn't the kind of person who ever became lost. It was just that, at the moment, while she knew exactly where SHE was, she didn't know the position of anywhere else.”
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Re: Reasons for choosing a world view

Postby Polyhymnia » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 pm

Cerastes wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:11 pm
This reminds me on an old Leonard Cohen song: "There's a crack in everything that's how the light gets in“
I love LC ;__; Great reference.
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Re: Reasons for choosing a world view

Postby Noname » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:03 pm

As we live in an age of inverted magician, where we focus on mastering the environment - but not our inner selves, we live in a fragmented world of the profane, where sacred spaces are far and in between, fragmentary locations of our own sacred spaces from which to orient from. We have created a seemingly large chasm between our inner self and the world, the hero, the knower for many chooses to stay in the mundane, for crossing that chasm could be considered a terrible adventure to undertake because of the stories we hear, if not fruitless for them. Would such a person meet a master of the two worlds, who merrily leaps and dances between both - they would come across the Father face - who is the truth, imagine the terror. Fear of the unknown is an abyss we must all cross, yet to an unprepared adventurer the chasm between the known and the unknown would be such an undertaking should they hear the truth, they would probably reject it in its entirety and return to whatever task they had at hand in the mundane.

So should a master magician, who knows the sun, the moon and the stars even speak the truth? Or should they tell new stories, that instead of instilling fear of terrible mights and terrors that lurk in the dark, whisper in soft whispers of delight and promise of something far greater? Good-natured ruse of an seducing finger calling the hero towards the unknown, a sirens song so unresistable, a lullaby of call to innocence (in Finnish, viaton has root 'without a fault') that would cause a ceaseless rallying cry that would send the men to the seas to find it for centuries to come - ask me, is all the world view we need. After all, its all a bunch of stories, those who want to see what they want to see will see that, as they always have - but if a story speaks the truth, those who wish to find it will find it.
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