From: Kenneth Johnson <kenn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 22:21:13 -0700
>>you a godder EM?? if you are, why waste your time on real philosophy?
>One need not believe in God (or Allah or Zeus or whoever) to be spiritual;
>if you read much philosophy at all (including the most contemporary), you
>would find much of it to at least recognize the spiritual. One may argue
>D & G at least address the spiritual.
I suppose, or at least for me since I use the word spiritual myself and
think of myself as spiritual at my deepest and most primeval level, that
it's all on how or what you see as to what this concept consists in. For me
the spiritual is synonymous with Gide's Elan Vital, the vital force that
drives the flowers or that "set alight the weathers from a spark" etc.
(wish I could remember all the words to Dylan Thomas' great poem "In The
Beginning", anyone have it? post a copy maybe?) or the phrase, "a spirited
horse" --or all this just to say, there's not a drop of transcendence in
it, it is pure substance, pure physical reality, pure Will to Power, the
opposite of a mysticism.
So does my under standing find sympathy with your under standing or is
your's the ordinary everyday superbeing connected usurpation and
fictionalization of elan or?