posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by Eidolon23
I am sorely tempted to go to some anthropological work that has been done on matriarchal societies in New Guinea that have practices that might
vindicate Cupid, just a little, but it is not very pleasant stuff for polite company.
Yeah, Psyche really got the short end of the stick, and Eros just kind of slept through the whole thing, if I remember right his mom, Aphrodite brings
Sobriety down on his head so he is kinda out of commission. I wonder what that means?
So, no, there is really no excuse for Eros. He is a pretty good example I think of what Plotinus was talking about when he was encouraging the
philosopher to detach from the sense realm
Putting Psyche in the Bungalow of Lies and hiding her away is a pretty good example of the way that men go about things anyhow, I can't speak for
women. I think by Cupid and Psyche's bad behaviour they point out the way to avoid the mess. It sounds like it is a common mess but when Cupid and
Psyche are taken in light of Plotinus' Enneads as he tells us to do, the 'folk tale' of Cupid and Psyche becomes a sort of road map to turn ones self
back toward what is Good so that a person can find union again with The One.
So I think that their whole mess had a lot to do with the problems Plotinus was trying to point out about the material world and how people can be
defeated by it. And I guess that brings us back to the pressures that are on people that you described in your OP. And how maybe those pressure can
and maybe have been beefed up and leveraged against us.
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