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Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Morning, on Dr John Dunn.

Freedom is transcendence

Thus spake Eros.

My personality and liberty can be conceived only on the basis of my freedom from the naturalistic, biological and primitively individualist bonds that existed before the Beginning.

My true state, the state characterised by my ‘transcendence’ of the political, historical and religious levels furnishes the only environment for the development of personality and true liberty

I carry myself beyond himself, beyond simple vegetative life.

Freedom is transcendence. My higher self transcends the lower self. This is the transcendence that results from a rising up out of the vegetative ‘One life’.

This is the polar opposite of the sub-human self-transcendence, where the fallen individual transcends himself in the direction of collectives and demagogic movements. This results in a descent into the ‘One life’ with the concomitant loss of identity - the death of the self.

My transcendent consciousness is the total encompassing of all. My totalitarianism is ‘anagogic’, unlike that of the globalist collectivisers which is ‘catagogic’.

Anagogic: climb or ascent upwards.
Catagogic: one source defined it as "gutterward".

© John Dunn.

From the archive: Max Stirner on society as prison

Silesius prompted thoughts Silesius prompted thoughts
All history, all present, all future is the forest. No tree falls there unless man sees.
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Just a thought: Quite apart from the unprecedented power to finance vast military arsenals and dominate the seas, they ruled by lending to those they wanted to control and withheld credit from those for whom they had no purpose. Usury gave them their take of any venture. By keeping money scarce, they kept labour cheap. This is how money rules today - and it started in Amsterdam. John Dunn (Renaissance: Counter-Renaissance)

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 2 The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 2
Further additions to the project, starting with the Gosford Bridge to Buckingham leg of Ogilby's 1675 Oxford to Cambridge route.
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