Monday, July 10, 2017

Unburying and redefining both the will and the spirit and bringing the lost structure back to the modern superstructure of culture

Schopenhauer thought that music was a "copy of the will itself" as the will seeks satisfaction from desire, finds pleasure, and then goes back to striving again for satisfaction, endlessly. But music also showed intervals of escape from that striving of the will, which Schopenhauer thought most important---as did Buddha and Christ.

Nietzsche adapted Schopenhauer's will and called his will "the will to power," which was a power-drive for the sake of power, and was the structure beneath the superstructure of culture. Freud then adapted both Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and said the will was the sex drive.

The earlier version of the will in religion was the non-material spirit, which at least had a sacred end-goal. Science rejected the idea of a spirit or a will and called it "the ghost in the machine."

Not included in these past views of the will---here called the Spirit-Will although it is material in every cell of the body---is the sacred material/supermaterial end-goal of the will, and that end-goal is Godhood, reached through endless successful (and sometimes unsuccessful) material and supermaterial evolution, as seen in the philosophy of theological materialism.

This unburies and redefines both the will and the spirit, which can bring the lost structure back to the modern superstructure of culture.

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