“Some people have observed that truth is relative to all other truth. It can also be said that truth is a cooperative effort of creators, solidified through mutual agreement, and the perception of those who view creation.”
~ Lawrence R. Spencer ~
Definition: “The simulacrum has long been of interest to philosophers. In his Sophist, Plato speaks of two kinds of image making. The first is a faithful reproduction, attempted to copy precisely the original. The second is intentionally distorted in order to make the copy appear correct to viewers. He gives the example of Greek statuary, which was crafted larger on the top than on the bottom so that viewers on the ground would see it correctly. If they could view it in scale, they would realize it was malformed.
This example from the visual arts serves as a metaphor for the philosophical arts and the tendency of some philosophers to distort truth so that it appears accurate unless viewed from the proper angle.Nietzsche addresses the concept of simulacrum in the Twilight of the Idols, suggesting that most philosophers, by ignoring the reliable input of their senses and resorting to the constructs of language and reason, arrive at a distorted copy of reality.
French social theorist Jean Baudrillard argues that a simulacrum is not a copy of the real, but becomes truth in its own right: the hyperreal. “The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth. It is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.” Precession of the Simulacra, Jean Baudrillard
“As long as one chooses to assign responsibility for creation, existence and personal accountability for one’s own thoughts and actions to others, one is a slave. On Earth, the propaganda taught and agreed upon is that the gods are responsible, and that human beings are not responsible. You are taught that only a god can create universes. So, the responsibility for every action is assigned to another *IS-BE or god. Never oneself. No human being ever assumes personal responsibility for the fact that they, themselves — individually and collectively — are gods. This fact alone is the source of entrapment for every IS-BE.” ~ Alien Interview
Jewel within the Lotus
Phallus and the Womb,
United we are, both of us,
The Source of Life Anew.
We are really No-Things
Beings joined with Form:
The Cause of all that grows.
All creation springs from Love,
Heaven joins the Earth:
We are Souls united with the Flesh,
Death is joined with Life.
I am like Air.
You are like Fire.
A hearth is made in Our embrace.
Our loins the fuel, our kiss the spark,
We fan the Flame with Our desire.
Rising smoke from each caress,
Our Love the heat, Our Joy reflects
That through Our Seed, Our Souls are met:
through Our Cause we are Effect.
Positive flows to negative,
In and out and ebb and flow
Are rhythms of this Universe.
One is born;
One grows old.
Life and Death are a single thread –
Binding Souls within the flesh
We can escape this slavish strife:
Awake! Fly! Be Your Immortal Soul!
We can transcend the Game of Life –
Create A Universe of Your Own!
One more small thing….. What the “Frankenstein Theory” of biological engineering fails to consider when they attempt to resurrect a creature from the “dead” in a laboratory is this: where is the Spiritual Entity that will “animate” the dead, organic tissue of the creature? How can you covert a dead or dormant creature into a living organism without the “animating life force” of a Spiritual Being? It has never been done in a laboratory on Earth because “scientists” are not aware of the Spirit that is the “Source of Life” for every animated, or living creature!
“Transcendence” means “going beyond”, and “self-transcendence” means going beyond a prior form or state of oneself. Mystical experience is thought of as a particularly advanced state of self-transcendence, in which the sense of a separate self is abandoned. The Spirit rises beyond the physical universe and perceives the spiritual or aesthetic universe. When an artist creates, one often enters a state of transcendence in which aesthetic or spiritual creation is achieved without regard to the limitations of the physical universe. Beauty, in any form, is a manifestation of spiritual creation.