Monday, July 2, 2018

Our experience of the world

“So, your physical life is the result of a spectacular spontaneous order – the order of the body spontaneously formed by the units of consciousness.  Your experience of the world is largely determined by your imaginations and your reasoning abilities. These did not develop through time, as per usual evolutionary beliefs.  Both imagination and reason belonged to the species from the beginning, but the species has used these qualities in different ways throughout what you think of as historic time.  There is great leeway in that direction, so that the two can be combined in many many alternate fashions, each particular combination giving you its own unique picture of reality, and determining your experience in the world.
“Your many civilizations, historically speaking, each with its own fields of activity, its own sciences, religions, politics and art – these all represent various ways that man has used imagination and reason to form a framework through which a more or less cohesive reality is experienced.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 917)

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