There are more things in heaven and earth…

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

  • Shakespeare, Hamlet

Concepts are insufficient – as A J Heschel says, “Concepts are delicious snacks with which we try to alleviate our amazement.” He means they are secondary to the unified mystical state of awe or wonderment – that he would say is the ‘real thing’. (Except it isn’t a thing!)

What are the ‘more things’? I’m taking a look at how we get to have the world-view that we have. Clearly world-views are both individual and group.

I might ‘read’ the world as predominantly benign, or predominantly dangerous as part of my personal world-view.

Actions follow the world-view that is held. So in the group known as ISIS it is presumably an appropriate act to burn alive in a cage a prisoner – within their world-view.

To have insight into one’s own world-view and its formation is to have self-knowledge – and probably also Self knowledge

Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach & coach mainly about interfaith as inter-spirituality - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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