Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Real and unreal idealism and total civilization
The real living objects of real life, or even dead objects, can be masked or obscured by the human mind, leading to both disastrous and golden results for humans.
Some of this is due to our evolutionary development, we can only perceive what we are able to perceive at this stage of our evolution---a frog will perceive less than we perceive, but a god will perceive more.
The golden symbols and imagery are the ones that do not use minds to mask or obscure real objects, the disastrous symbols and imagery are the ones that do use minds to mask and obscure and even reject real objects. Call this real and unreal idealism.
God, the Absolute, Being, are virtually always defined in the disastrous-unreal-idealism category with symbols and imagery used by minds to mask and obscure and even reject real objects. They really are airy nothings.
The real Godhood defined in real idealism uses golden symbols and imagery that do not use the mind to mask or obscure real objects, but accepts and transforms them, as is done in real material evolution. Godhood is or can be a real supermaterial object, or objects, evolved to in the material world. Truths and Absolutes may follow and reflect these real material or supermaterial objects.
This understanding can not only bring a uniting of religion, philosophy, science, politics and the arts, it can bring a total civilization that can unite both high and low culture. It is basically the return to real human nature reflected in a conservatively evolving civilization.