Saturday, April 14, 2012
Logos & Alchemy
For modern minds, Logos & Being are not inseparable, but, rather, both optional. The modern mind prefers plastic arbitrariness to order, and Chaos or illusion/appearance. This is hardly surprising, because modern minds (even very Catholic ones) view theological debates such as Arianism as essentially a tempest in a teapot. If Arius was right, and Logos was created, then God could have created the world one way, or another.
Calvinism (and Islam), we will note, essentially think this. In their worldviews, God's will (rather than His nature) is paramount - God decided to create the world according to His choice, or predestination (which is dependent on nothing else, even in God).
On the contrary, the world could have come to be in no other way than it did. God created after His nature, His heart, therefore, Reality is neither optional, nor arbitrary. Just because revolutionaries imagine or wish or deeply pine for things to be one way, and not the way they are, is only slightly less irrelevant than they are.
For instance, at Unurthed, we see that even the Four Elements reflect God. Thus, properly practiced, any metaphysical experience leads to God. Theology and revelation (ideally) make this process much easier and bring clarity and speed and illumination to what is already there. This is consistent (by the way) with the relation of the Old and New Testaments:
"The New is in the Old concealed, the Old is in the New Revealed".
Not that many Christians have noticed.