Hermetic Archetypes

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  1. Francisco Gonzalez

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    Is this a metaphor for how it felt or was this a real person?
     
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    Mostly layers of advanced Dad jokes, partially a real metaphor about how it felt to deconvert from Catholicism.
     
  3. Francisco Gonzalez

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    What happened coming up to losing the faith?
     
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    Nothing remarkable. In reality, it was less like kicking Jesus out and more like taking control of the wheel.

    I went through a period where I studied and dabbled in a variety of religions and spiritual traditions as a way to broaden my horizons. Along the way, I found some that I thought made more sense to me than Catholicism.

    Eventually, I left all of those, too. I'm just trying to follow wherever the ongoing string of evidence leads. Perhaps I'll end up back at Catholicism one day and get re-affirmed.
     
  5. Cino

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    Which usage is that now? Yours or the psychologists'? Still not clear to me how you understand these terms.

    Which minds? The exponentially connected ones? The savage ones? Are they the same? Can a savage mind also be highly connected? Still not getting what you mean.

    Yeah, I agree, but that latter bit is about the material circumstances again, and from what we can see in Russia as well as my place and perhaps yours, people are generally trying to make ends meet rather than trying to stage a revolution. "Grub first, then ethics" as Brecht observed.
     
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    It does feature trumpets and fanfares...

    Have you been to the real-world Jerusalem? It's an interesting place, a strange place. I visited it once, coming from the Dead Sea, rising up into the highlands from below sea level, very symbolic ascent :) I did a tourist tour of the sacred sites, the West Wall, the Sepulchre, and the Maghreb entrance to the Haram Ash-Sharif. Ultimately, I felt relieved to leave the city. Tel Aviv was more to my tastes.
     
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    Cue Pilate... ;)

    So, what is Truth, @Francisco Gonzalez?
     
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    How do you sell silence?
     
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    That's a lot of isms and schisms. Here's the problem as I see it. You've been cramming your head full of junk when all you really needed was to meet a mystery that is bigger than anything you could ever ask or think.

    I'm not going to hold my breath but I suppose anything is possible. All that is needed is a little faith. Little faith, big things. Again, it's about knowing yourself to be small so the mystery might assume it's rightful position.
     
  11. Francisco Gonzalez

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    As philosophy because the p is silent.
     
  12. Francisco Gonzalez

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    The psychologists. You read that? That's the defintion of empathy, recognizing others mental states. They don't use language correctly if they want to call empathy theory of mind. I don't know if I'm missing something or if they are THAT stupid.

    And I cant answer the rest since they're too general and I only do good with specs.
     
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    Ahg, the quoting mechanism on this site...is the server bugged or something?
     
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    Yes, that's what is confusing me - you mentioned that you were working with a theory of mind - you used that term. This got me interested, since I only heard that term in the context of psychology so far. I asked you what you mean by it, and ever since, you've been expressing your dislike of psychologists. I get it, you don't like them.

    However, what I've been interested in all along:

    What do you mean by the term "theory of mind", when you write that you are working with it?
     
  16. Cino

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    Well, when you're ready to write about it, I'll be interested to read it.

    In the meantime, I'll have some tea.
     
  17. Francisco Gonzalez

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    I told you though, it's a theory on minds, how they work, what are their functions, querks?, specialities, defects, and how to optimize them.
     
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    Yes, what does your theory say about minds?

    Unless you are not comfortable sharing.

    More tea? Milk, sugar?
     
  19. Francisco Gonzalez

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    It's not the time.

    You also should try to make it a game (like guessing) since that's what appeals to me.

    Adderall, but to keep for later.
     
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    Ok, thanks for drawing the line.
     

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