Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Myth of Objective Existence

The myth of ‘objective existence’. The oppressive idea that what is really real is behind, and separate from, what we perceive, visible only to specialists. In this way we are kept docile. We no longer take our perceptions seriously.

‘If we believe that perceptions ARE existence, that esse est percipi, as Berkeley put it, then we will be far more likely to experience dreams and visions, and recognise them as such’ (James Audlin, The Circle of Life)

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