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  1. phenomena human mind traditional interpretation This assumes that the phenomena are unchangeable have always been there evolve of themselves are seen differently by different cultures at different times

  2. phenomena human mind traditional interpretation “particles” Barfield “the unrepresented”

  3. phenomena human mind traditional interpretation “particles” phenomena Barfield Where are the minds that make the phenomena? “the unrepresented” figuration

  4. “Participation” They are also part of the phenomena. They participate in the phenomena “particles” phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration

  5. The relationship of the human mind towards the phenomenon is of the same nature as the relationship of the phenomenon towards the human mind

  6. The Unrepresented lies behind them both, equally

  7. “Participation” But modern man has separated his mind from the phenomena “particles” phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration

  8. “particles” “the unrepresented” figuration This is alpha-thinking alpha- thinking phenomena

  9. Beta thinking is the next stage in awareness, seeing the whole picture This is alpha-thinking “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration

  10. Beta thinking is the next stage in awareness, seeing the whole picture “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences....

  11. “particles” phenomena figuration Some consequences.... Alpha-thinking tends to destroy participation

  12. “particles” “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration figuration Some consequences.... The more the human mind studies the phenomena, the more it becomes aware of the phenomena as existing apart from the mind.

  13. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences.... Alpha-thinking is necessary for science; but we continually forget that a distinction between the mind and the phenomena “outside the mind” is false...

  14. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences for language: Alpha-thinking makes us forget that the phenomena are collective representations, and as such correlative to human consciousness (Barfield 82)

  15. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences for language: It is only the unrepresented which is independent of collective human consciousness and therefore of human language (Barfield 82)

  16. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences for language: The relationship between words and things: the phenomena are a result of figuration, of human consciousness – as are our names for the them.

  17. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences for language: The relationship between words and things: One of the ways in which figuration occurs is the use of language

  18. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences.... Some consequences for language: “Speech did not arise as the attempt of man to imitate, master or explain ´nature´; for speech and nature came into being along with one another.” 123

  19. “particles” alpha- thinking phenomena “the unrepresented” figuration Some consequences for phenomena: A complete lack of participation leads us to view the phenomena as real and unchanging, not the result of figuration by the human mind.

  20. alpha- thinking phenomena Phenomena seen in this way as facts or truths are, for Barfield, idols; and belief in them is idolatry.

  21. idol idle … something unreal, useless, idle ...

  22. Idol, c.1250, "image of a deity as an object of (pagan) worship," from O.Fr. idole, from L.L. idolum "image (mental or physical), form," used in Church L. for "false god," from Gk. eidolon "appearance," later "mental image, apparition, phantom," also "material image, statue," from eidos "form“. Figurative sense of "something idolized" is first recorded 1562. Meaning "a person so adored" is from 1591; hence idolize (1598). From Douglas Harper’s etymonline.com idle, O.E. idel "empty, void, useless," common W.Gmc. (cf. O.S. idal, O.Fris. idel "empty, worthless," O.Du. idil, Ger. eitel "vain, useless, mere, pure"), of unknown origin.

  23. alpha- thinking phenomena Gk. eidolon "appearance," later "mental image, apparition, phantom," also "material image, statue," from eidos "form“. Barfield´s ‘Saving the Appearances’ is a translation from Greek σωζειν τα φαινομενα, sōzein ta fainomena, ‘to save/justify/explain the appearances’ – - to hypothesize about the phenomena - to create a framework for talking about them - speculate on what we see NOT to discover the “truth”...

  24. σωζειν τα φαινομενα • Ptolemy: a geocentric universe • Copernicus: a heliocentric universe ... both are hypotheses one hypothesis, ; many hypotheses • Both are different ways of participating in the phenomena

  25. σωζειν τα φαινομενα • So why did the Church make so much fuss? Galileo was not forbidden to teach the Copernican system as a hypothesis. He was forbidden to teach it as actual reality: he could teach it, but not that it was TRUE.

  26. σωζειν τα φαινομενα • The Church did not teach that the Ptolemaic system was real; only that it “saved appearances” as a hypothesis • The Church did not maintain that Ptolemy was right, and Copernicus wrong; • but that the truth was not discernible behind these appearences, and it was not permissible to search for such a truth. • Science must not supercede God.

  27. “Adoro Te Devote” – the Catholic version Adoro te devote, latens Deitas, quae sub his figuris vere latitas: tibi se cor meum totum subiicit, quia te contemplans totum deficit. Tomas Aquinas, the original version Adoro devote, latens veritas, te quae sub his formis vere latitas: tibi se cor meum totum subiicit quia te contemplans totum deficit. Text and translation at http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Hymni/AdoroTe.html

  28. With Aquinas, we see a great movement into alpha-thinking; Adoro devote, latens veritas, te quae sub his formis vere latitas (Note the striking reversed echo, indicating originality) Hidden TRUTH i.e. not a hypothesis! Thee official version removes TRUTH and substitutes the Godhead: Adoro te devote, latens Deitas, quae sub his figuris vere latitas I adore thee deeply hidden truth truly hiding beneath these forms My heart surrenders itself unto thee for it cannot begin to fathom thee

  29. alpha- thinking phenomena

  30. “particles” “the unrepresented” figuration alpha- thinking phenomena

  31. Slhal I camrope tehe to a sumemr's day? Tohu art mroe leovly and mroe tpamertee: Ruogh widns do skahe the dlnirag bdus of May, And semumr's lasee htah all too shrot a dtae: Simmeote too hot the eye of hveaen sinhes, And oeftn is his glod cleoximopn dmimed, And eevry fiar form fiar sommetie dcieenls, By cnache, or nruate's cghaning csroue ueritmmnd: But thy enteral suemmr shlal not fdae, Nor lsoe pseioosssn of taht fiar tohu ow'st, Nor slhal dtaeh barg tohu wnad'rset in his shdae, Wehn in eentral lneis to tmie tohu gorw'st, So lnog as men can brahtee or eeys can see, So lnog lvies tihs, and tihs gevis lfie to tehe.