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Denial of unity
The early Christian church rejected Oneness modalism (and Sabellianism) and did not believe that God was unitarian (unipersonal) as Oneness teachers claim, rather they believed that God was multi-personal, triune:
Originally posted by sh1fty
I can't believe anyone else hasn't replied yet. This to me is one of the most important posts to ever be on these forums.
Herein lies the problem
Descartes’ thinking extended out of a pre-existing separation that was, in the European context, already well established in a major way through the Catholic church. All he did was turn it into a science, partly as a means to take over from the Church, in the same way that the bourgeoisie/merchant class, using Cartesian thinking, took over from the aristocracy and began what is now called Capitalism. Present day science, commerce and politics in most of their prevalent forms are deeply rooted in that original (European) institutionalized, Christian church established, separation from the Whole.
Those who argue for a mechanistic Universe ignore their own breathing, pulsing life, consciousness and awareness in order to do so, using twisting shifts of logic, a sort of logic that cannot really be "argued against,” so to speak, because to do so would be to accept and validate the underlying terms of the argument. It is an argument that insists upon the very nature of the argument itself to be the only means to fact and truth, and dominates simply by its continuing, emphatically maintained existence. Anyone who seeks for the truth in other ways and engages in such arguments will alway and merely justify the argument as valid. Inadvertently, they help the holder of the argument to continue the argument ad-infinitum, an argument that the establishment arguer strongly identifies his very existence with. This, at a basic level, is the primary purpose, to continue on identified as the One thinking such logic, in the continuation of an abiding faith in a fundamentally "egoist" self as being absolutely separate from all of the rest of existence. It is a circular kind of thinking that leads essentially nowhere, that is, always back into separation, with only some occasional change in outer appearances and language.
The Bahai religion stands for:
Independent search of truth
Oneness of the human race
Unity of Religion
Harmony of science and religion
Equality of the sexes
A universal language
Abolition of extreme wealth and poverty
Elimination of prejudice of all kinds
Independent investigation of truth
The essential harmony of science and religion
The common foundation of all religions
Universal compulsory education
A spiritual solution to the economic problem
In The Myth of Analysis, James Hillman laments the ascendency in the West of "Apollonic consciousness," the monolithic worship of light, and reason, and unity, which have made "the elevation of the female principle and a new psychic recognition of female physicality seem structurally impossible." At this stage in our history, according to Hillman, we find ourselves "driven to repeat the same misogynist views, century after century, because of its archetypal base." Indeed, "There must be recurrent misogyny presented with scientific justification because the positivism of the scientific approach is informed by Apollo." And so it will continue to be
Until the structure of the consciousness itself and what we consider to be "conscious" change into another archetypal vision or way of being-in-the-world, man's image of female inferiority and disbalanced coniunctio in every sphere of action will continue. Until the male Weltanschauung moves, until Maria returns to Eve and Eve to Adam; until Maria assumes with her body and within man's body a place in consciousness itself, shedding the abysmal and the only passionate; until the coniunctio affects consciousness itself; until another archetypal structure of our cosmos informs our view of things and our vision of what it is "to be conscious" with another spirit, we shall remain endlessly repeating and helplessly confirming with ever more subtle scientific observation our misogynist fantasies of the male-female vision.
Susan Griffin's Woman and Nature not only dismantles and exposes Apollonic consciousness for what it is; it offers us as well a glimpse of another "vision of what it is 'to be conscious.'"
Cartesian consciousness is, of course, Apollonic consciousness' modern manifestation. And Descartes' voice is one of the loudest in the patriarchy's cumulative drone. How to silence it?