Jungian Platonism

I have to try to present the argument for the new Jungian Platonism, since no one gets it, just my saying it. We have to go back and forth, up and down, until the logos becomes apparent.

There is knowledge in the soul, including self knowledge. The “Archetypes are knowledges, the causes of the symbols, whose integration is philosophy.

The wise man or wisdom is the first principle of psychology. The three parts of the soul correspond too to the three levels of the Jungian unconscious and the challenges presented by each. If knowledge is in the soul, but we do not know, it is “unconscious.” Hence, we think the myth of recollection is literal in one surprising sense- regarding the knowledge that is virtue.

That the wise man is the principle of psychology, or the particular that embodies the health of the soul, does not of course mean that we should dress men and women in the cloaks befitting contemplatives, make this the mirror of fashion, or anything of the sort. What it does mean, though, will tale some spelling out. It is in part by analogies inherent in nature and the soul: The single contemplative in the invisible implies the sanctity of marriage in the visible, and the virtue of the king and statesman.

The knowledges are both the cause of the images or symbols and the faculties of knowing them. Hence the products of the soul are intelligible. An example is that the three parts of the city and soul in the Republic refer to the “same form and model.” The same form is archetype. Jung has these “in” the soul rather than in nature, being a subjectivist,” attempting something similar to the Kantian a-priori categories, but regarding the human things.

Platonic “forms” hare closer to the Jungian archetypes than to the linguistic universals of the faculty the sees concepts. Strauss reports that Plato did not think there were eternal forms of artificial things- yet there are linguistic universals of these, and in quite the same way as the other kinds and classes among the intelligibles. Let that suffice. The “numinosity” of the beautiful is the allure of knowledge waiting to become known. Knowledge is of course going to be singular.

Now go to the divided line and allegory of the cave. What are the “divine images in water.” What are the causes of the poems and laws? The nature of man? And this is what Homer too called “Godlike and an image of God.”

Hence the human things are the gateway of metaphysics, and the key to the understanding of all things. But this- philosophy- is called imaginary by those who think the animal revealed from beneath the artificial additions of poets and legislators- the Presocratics- is philosophy.

From Tweets on Johannine Gnosticism:

Someone IS awake out there! This is a difficult and important point. John 1:12: …exousan (power, liberty…) to become children of God, born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” With 1:9, the light that enlightens men,” and 3:8…

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…this is what is born in rebirth or baptism, and sleeps in each. It is Christ in us, AND also what each most is. If reason is nous, the eye that if well makes the whole body full of light, the faith and reason question has a top.

Romans 6 with John 3. I don’t say what everyone knows already, much. Peter, too, on Noah. We are begotten sons through the only begotten son- but not by faith in opinion or being born into a tradition. We say: “Turn toward God.” But the traditions are about this.

Jesus teaches this when he is about to be stoned for saying “I and the Father are one.” It is true of him, and us through Him, and surely not him through us. He is the light, we the enlightened. And the lamp guys. We can do remembrance, but this is not by custom or made by man.

Why does John use it in the plural to refer to the men, 1:13, without contradicting 1:14? We are not each Christs, as is often said nowadays, but we are begotten through Him, and not v.v. That is the mystery of the font, and if it were not a mystery.. But yes, and angels fall

Jesus teaches this when he is about to be stoned for saying “I and the Father are one.” It is true of him, and us through Him, and surely not him through us. He is the light, we the enlightened. And the lamp guys. We can do remembrance, but this is not by custom or made by man.

Why does John use it in the plural to refer to the men, 1:13, without contradicting 1:14? We are not each Christs, as is often said nowadays, but we are begotten through Him, and not v.v. That is the mystery of the font, and if it were not a mystery.. But yes, and angels fall

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That “nous is what each most is,” and the eye of the soul, is from Aristotle, Ethics, Book X. We say this is higher than “reason,” which depends for its principles in BOTH theory and practice on the seeing of eye of the soul, nous.

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