process imagining

thoughts on religion and philosophy in process and post-structural perspective

quote, durkheim, the elementary forms of religious life, 15

There are no religions which are false.... All answer, though in different ways, to the given conditions of human existence.

quote, what is religion?, rubem alves, 19.

If we think that these human beings have been totally objective, totally dominated by facts, totally true—yes, totally true!—could they then have invented things? Where was the flute before it was invented? And the garden? And dances? And paintings? Absent. Nonexistent. No knowledge could possibly have pulled these things from nature. It was necessary that the imagination become pregnant in order that culture could be born.

#imagination #birth #culture #facts #true #truth #invention

quote, charles hartshone, wisdom as moderation, p84.

We may be trifling parts of the divine whole, but parts we are; and we must therefore contribute something to the whole. God cannot in everyway be independent of us.

#god #humanity #imagination #panentheism #pantheism #weareapartofthedivine

quote, john sallis, force of the imagination, 117.

...vision is binocular, that hearing is biaural, that one touches with two hands—this already disturbs the simplicity and stability that the frontal aspect could otherwise seem to possess, especially at a level prior to the workings of horizonality. Already with the binocular image, for instance, there will have been a minute difference of perspective and a corresponding protohorizonal operation. In this regard the opening of the image onto the thing itself is always already under way...

#johnsallis #imagination #binocularvision #differenceeveninself #alwaystwo #weseeinperspectives

quote, gaston bachelard, “surrationalism”, in surrealism, ed. julien levy, 188.

There should be no hesitation: one should choose the side where one thinks the most, where one experiments the most artificially, where ideas are the least viscous, where reason loves to be in danger. If, in any experiment, one does not risk one's reason, that experiment is not worthwhile attempting.

#imagination #risk #adventure

There should be no hesitation: one should choose the side where one thinks the most, where one experiments the most artificially, where ideas are the least viscous, where reason loves to be in danger. If, in any experiment, one does not risk one's reason, that experiment is not worthwhile attempting.

imagination

risk

adventure

There should be no hesitation: one should choose the side where one thinks the most, where one experiments the most artificially, where ideas are the least viscous, where reason loves to be in danger. _If, in any experiment, one does not risk one's reason, that experiment is not worthwhile attempting.

imagination

risk

adventure

#thought

We tend to refuse the image or the vision because of the letter. How unfortunate, since the letter is often, if not always, a post reflection of the event in it and of itself. We should be careful to not reify the letter and destroy the event, which requires the image or vision for its own livelihood.

10/27/2021

quote, spirit chapter, constructive theology, 247

The spirit hollows and haunts, moans and mobilizes, in people's and cultures baptized and not. A Hindu Gandhi as well as an Egyptian Anthony, and apparition of Kali as well as a vision of Guadalupe, an event like breaking bread as well as breaking tyranny, haiku as much as romantic poesy, all these persons and events may become the place of being inspired, being inspirited, a holy inhabitation.

#spirit #religiouspluralism #imagination #process

An awareness that a thinker was headed somewhere is itself already an act of philosophical imagination, a recognition that philosophizing is not just uttering and logically testing propositions but also orienting and placing our thoughts.

Enter your email to subscribe to updates.