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Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany:
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Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany:

http://rubedo.press/propaganda/2013/8/15...ht-present

Quote:[color=rgba(8, 27, 51, 0.8)]Gebser’s key insight was that as consciousness mutates toward its innate integrality, it drastically restructures human ontology and with it civilisation as a whole. Five hundred years before Christ, the fundamental mode of reality-perception mutated from mythos to logos through the agency of figures such as Socrates, Siddhartha, and Lao Tzu. For Gebser, we are on the cusp of a new mutation, presaged by figures such as Rainer Maria Rilke, who in Gebser’s view passed through ‘things’ into the transparent lucidity ‘behind’ things, thus breaking through to a new, aperspectival perception of reality.[/color]

[color=rgba(8, 27, 51, 0.8)]The emphasis on diaphany (transparency) arises for Gebser from the perception that the nature of origin (Ursprung) is neither a primordial light nor a primordial darkness but a Diaphainon—that which ‘renders darkness as well as brightness transparent or diaphanous’. [1] Diaphany, for Gebser, is a matrix for the rational structures of consciousness (wakeful logos and light) as well as the pre-rational structures of consciousness (myth, dream, darkness). Like the Upanishadic concept of Turiya (the ‘fourth’ consciousness that lies at the root of all sleeping, dreaming, and waking) diaphany enables a deep openness to the archaic and nocturnal modes of being—the underworld and the unconscious—as equally as it does the light of day[/color]
"Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us."

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(10-08-2017, 04:46 PM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany:

http://rubedo.press/propaganda/2013/8/15...ht-present

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Thanks for this post.  Gebser is new to me and I found his worldview most insightful.

Your efforts in promoting deep-thinkers does the community a great service!!!
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