Monday, October 24, 2016
How grotesque real life can become when believing in non-material abstract definitions of beauty and truth
The subject of beauty is negatively related to both materialism and spiritualism, with materialism represented by science and Marxism, and spiritualism represented by traditional religion and modern philosophy. Both tend to have abstract, non-material, Utopian definitions of their end-goals rather then real material or supermaterial end-goals.
Loving equality and universalism and hating hierarchies and particularity have been the result of this transvaluation of values, to use Nietzsche's term, which I find myself using more and more. Much of the ugliness of the modern world comes from this philosophical mistake. When all is equal in the abstract then there is little difference between beauty and ugliness, or truth and untruth.
If I allow myself to go into the paranoid spectrum for a few moments I wonder if this philosophical flimflam was an attempt, consciously or unconsciously, to undermine the beautiful people of the Western world? How grotesque real life can become when believing in non-material abstract definitions of beauty and truth.
Ultimately beauty has a sacred value in being part of the definition of Godhood, which material life evolves toward. And it is a Godhood which is not only hierarchical and particular but is very much material as being the supermaterial zenith of material evolution. Godhood is a living object, or objects, at the hierarchical zenith of material beauty, truth and goodness..And life is evolving to Godhood--if we let it.