“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”Friedrich Nietzsche Dostoevsky: The abyss overcome by Christ. Nothingness filled with suffering. Kierkegaard: The abyss; overcome by a leap of faith. Nothingness avoided by pretence. Nietzsche: The abyss; overcome by … Continue reading 04 – Sync: Resolving the abyss.
If there is a noumenal world then death will inevitably reveal it. Life is for the phenomenal. To seek the noumenal is to seek death. To wonder about the noumenon's existence is to fetishize death. I realised that I am lost in a haunted wood. But why did I start to believe I needed to … Continue reading 03 – The World as Noumenom, Phenomenon and Representation.
In my life I have accepted many beliefs based primarily on authority and consensus, with an underlying foundation of fear and man-pleasing. These have lead me on a wild goose chase. The following lines by W.H. Auden are a good summation of the place where I have found myself: Faces along the bar Cling to … Continue reading 02 – Why I have begun to write.
My whole life I have been seeking something. I have made many wrong turns and gone down countless gloomy alleys. Ever hoping that somewhere might lie a better place; I found only dead-ends and darkness. What was I seeking? In my early twenties I was a dreary, tub-thumping, Dawkins-esque materialist-atheist. Later I became infatuated with … Continue reading 01 – The wands of belief