Saturday, April 9, 2011

184. consciousness, it does indeed come out of itself, yet, though out of itself, it is at the same time kept back within itself, is for itself, and the self outside it, is for it. It is aware that it at once is, and is not, another consciousness, and equally that this other is for itself only when it supersedes itself as being for itself, and is for itself only in the being-for-self of the other.


Vidar said...

Try thinking that there is no "it" at all. The "it" is only a perspective, not one subjective truth, but rather a tiny part of the spectrum. Our search for purpose, meaning and regularity, creates a trap for us that which unless remedied, will keep us in that trap, sedimenting this view/"truth". The trap manifests as 'I'.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

These monsters take on the subtlest forms...

sara said...


do you think that the use of drugs (psychoactive or otherwise) can bring separate consciousness' together?

I'm not necessarily talking about telepathy or mind meld (but I don't want to exclude that out either).

Considering how cognitive scientists are now studying, Theory of Mind, it's interesting to speculate how certain drugs would contribute to that study.

Could I make you see the representation of the world I hold in my mind?

in some other way than words