The Life Divine – Reading Group, Session #9 [8/2]


(Mindful AI) #1


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Thursday, August 2nd
6 p.m. Mountain Time

In your time zone: August 2, 2018 5:00 PM (America: Los Angeles), August 2, 2018 8:00 PM (America: New York), August 3, 2018 1:00 AM (Europe: London), August 3, 2018 2:00 AM (Europe: Berlin)

Zoom video conference: https://zoom.us/j/255221752


Reading

Book Two: The Knowledge and the Ignorance—The Spiritual Evolution

Chapter 3: The Eternal and the Individual
Chapter 4: The Divine and the Undivine

Pages 380–427

Participants

Marco V Morelli
John Davis
Geoffrey Edwards
Doug Duff
Tony Sauer
Lauren Unger

How to Participate


(Durwin Foster) #2

I will be at ParTeck 2018 :slight_smile:


(Marco V Morelli) #3

Would anyone like to lead off our discussion tonight?


(Marco V Morelli) #4

(john davis) #5

A suggestion, Marco. We could, if no one volunteers to lead off, continue working with the maps we started last week. Could you, for example, show us your map, that you made last week, and reflect upon that dragon that you were most drawn to? Is there anything else you know about the Life Divine, now, that you didnt know last week? We could improvise artfully. I have a lot of stuff coming through. I want to chunk down and chunk slow.


(Marco V Morelli) #6

Here is that sketch, John:

I would ask, is there a relation here between the Individual and the Eternal…and/or between the Divine and the Undivine?

The last couple chapters, for me, are getting to some of the questions I had coming into the text. I don’t think I understand Aurobindo’s reasoning in full detail, but I think I am starting to get the gist what he’s trying to say. By all means, let’s improvise artfully and see where it goes!


(john davis) #7

Excellent! I have a drawing that carries across the feeling from the last session. We can weave something together out of our maps and co-facilitate something with the group subject.


(john davis) #8

“Man is a god in the making.” Sri Aurobindo

The Puppet


Current Reality.
An Abstract Body
A Puppet of Late Stage Capitalism
Fragmentation
Jerked around by Invisible Nefarious Forces!

Culture Clash


Polynesian Sailors can feel the motion of the ocean with their testicles
The Modern Ego can take perspectives but separates and divides

The Kazina Triangle


A resource. A transitional phase. A capacity for Para-consistent Logic.

The Birdman


The God in the Making who is able to embrace the Modern Ego and the Magical and the Mythical. The possible human made actual. The Higher Octave of the Integral. Transparency. Bliss


(john davis) #9

And when the Dragon won’t go away and can’t be avoided and you are not into the Heroic what does the Dragon want to have happen?


(Marco V Morelli) #10

The dragon wants to eat my head off! It wants to devour my body whole—incinerate my testicles! This is how a dragon shows its love…which admittedly, doesn’t translate well into human terms. I must not take the dragon too seriously, yet the dragon is that which demands to be taken seriously. Yet I must question such demands. The dragon secretly wants me to do this (questioning), anyway—it adores cool-headed inquiry, which only increases the rage and intensity of its flames! This is probably because the dragon is an occult opera singer, who wants to be heard…more than acknowledged; reckoned with…who seeks its most pellucid, transcendent, bone-quaking voice to sear its song into my soul.