§ Commencing in the second year of Nemeta, there is a curriculum change: Course 12 Ideosophy replaces Contra-Violence.
Ideosophy is like a lace scarf for the Aeonic Mother. The lace may be of diverse colors, reflecting the race-romantic mythogens of different peoples, but the color of her Aeonic substance is white.
[Antique German ceramic from Dresden.]
The placement 13 locates the The Humanities in the Vocations right on the borderline of the twelve Courses. Among the topics and issues comprised in The Humanities, some belong specifically to the genre of ideology: namely, the race-romantic ethos, racial humanism, “Gaian ethics,” contra-violence, the moral sense, the JQ, ethnogenesis, aretocracy, and historical avatars. It is fitting that Course 12 makes a direct interface with Vocation 1 because Course 12 ranges over these themes as well.
It does so, however, in a rather idiosyncratic way, formally distinct from the other Courses. How so, will be explained as the Course and its contents come into definition.
INTRO TALK for Course 12:
Looking over the twelve Courses and three Vocations, you might well have pondered, as I have, Where does gnostic instruction on building the mythogen fit into Nemeta? In what genre, conforming to what line of studies? Certainly, it shows up in various places but its proper locale has until now been omitted.
That omission is now corrected: Constructing the mythogen is the core subject of Ideosophy. With that goal clearly determined, this Course can offer some units on “ethnogenesis in the biosphere” (Gumilev). You will find them distributed among the various blocks:
PROPOSITIONS BY SETS
§ NOTE added December 15, 2019:
Metaphorically speaking, Ideosophy is a lacework of adornment, as noted already. But it may also be regarded as a jewel cut into several facets. The risk of mixing metaphors here is worth taking if it assists students in coming to terms with the complex and multi-faced nature of the content in play. The above list of blocks (thematically clustered units of text and talk) shows that Sophianic Animism and Maitreya Challenge are facets of Ideosophy. As such, they radiate diverse aspects of the central engagement, the mythogen in progess. At the same time, they interface with other themes on the platform: for instance, Sophianic Animism is obviously cognate (related by birth, of the same origin; allied or similar in nature or quality) with 2 Cosmology and 3 Gnosis Today.
Likewise for the block MAITREYA CHALLENGE. Of course, this material comes to expression with The Dragonfly Sutra, and much of it goes directly to the problem of Buddhism. Adopting a Buddhist trope, you could say that the “Maitreya Challenge” to take down and selective convert Buddhist teachings is co-emergent with the Sutra. This is certainly the case, exactly how it happened. Consequently, some MC material would properly be released in the curriculum panel of The Dragonfly Sutra, but equally so, it is pertinent to Ideosophy. So there may, on occasion, be some duplications of the same unit in both locations.
Note that the first unit in MAITREYA CHALLENGE, “Compassion for All Races,” goes directly to the transgressive issues of race and so-called racism. Thus Ideosophy is “front-loaded” with that troublesome issue, and this is a fully intentional emphasis. Then again, the alleged racism — a damning accusation certainly due to be directed to the Maitreya once the message gets around — is a topic intimate to Sophianic Animism where you find the ideology of nativism proposed as an alternative label for racialist self-awareness.
As a rule, those aspects of MC that pertain more specifically to the critique of Buddhism will be found in the commentaries on The Dagonfly Sutra.
And so it goes. It appears, entering 16 months since the beta launch in September 2018, that final and comprehensive organization of the platform of Nemeta is accomplished!
AUDIO added 18 December, 2019
Ideosophy is the frame of ethical and ideological parameters required to establish and actualize the mythogen specific to the white races, or any race, any ethno-nationalist group, but established first for the white races to set the example and standard for others. To fulfill the race-specific mythogen is the grounding act of social responsibility, and the sole truly universal moral duty.
Put otherwise, Ideosophy is the application of moral imagination to frame and direct human existential transactions, including the moral dynamic that bonds the human creature to its source, the Supernatural, on the one hand, and the complementary dynamic that binds each human individual to a community, race, and nation, on the other. That being so, it provides an enhanced dimension of meaning to the Existentialist notion of engagement, socially framed moral commitment.
Its founding premises can be summarily stated by what it stands against: namely, both the idea of the free-standing individual entitled to pursue selfish goals and the counter-balancing idea of a “universal humanity” in which all members share common rights and interests. In that dynamic, the assumption of equality is basic, but it contradicts the liberal standard of freedom which allows for individuals to be different, each person defining reality on own solipsistic terms. This inherent contradiction corrupts both notions, individualism and universalism. The center cannot hold in that supposed balance, thus it generates a black hole of moral instability that sucks in and annihilates all genuine and sustainable standards of morality.
By contrast, the moral outlook of Ideosophy places the individual member of society where he or she belongs, in a community identified by bloodline, birthplace, and language. No individual person stands alone and independent from its native ethnic origins. All individuals are responsible first and always to those origins. Technically, this viewpoint has been called racial realism. In Ideosophy as developed here on Nemeta, it can be rebranded as nativism, the nativist view of human values.
As will be clear so far, Ideosophy carries a rigorous critique of the social order, but it gets to it via an unusual route. It opens with the panorama of a cosmic environment.
For starters, Ideosophy asserts that “the divine experiment” has to be defined and developed by a sustained act of moral imagination (12.1 in TALKING POINTS). The mytheme of “the divine experiment” is meaningless, or no better than a wild fiction, without reference to the super-human and super-terrestrial agencies that established it. Thus, in Ideosophy, moral and ethical propositions come to be defined and sustained within an imaginative frame. You find this method exemplified in the School’s unique definition of humanity as a supermundane imaginal entity manifesting in racial derivatives that are biologically real. If you cannot imagine the Anthropos genome in M42, you cannot recognize or comprehend the true nature of the biological races that derive from it.
All that being so, I trust that it can now stand eminently clear that the higher education of the human races — my modification of the Romantic meme, “education of the human race,” drawn from Lessing, von Herder, and others — sets the theme for The Humanities in complementation to construction of the mythogen, central to Course 12 Ideosophy.
And that’s the whole enchilada served “Christmas” as they say in Santa Fe: with green and red chili. (Photo: The Pink Adobe on the Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, NM.)
The curriculum panel (seen below) for Course 12 Ideosophy comprises two sections: TALKING POINTS and PROPOSITIONS by SETS. You will find long-form exposition of certain issues, premises, principles, methodologies in the first section. For instance, 12.1 Moral Imagination, is the first unit there. That topic requires some degree of elaborate exposition in Text and Talk, as do all the other topics to be included in that section.
But the main body of Ideosophy cannot properly be set out in exposition. It requires another style. As already noted, Ideosophy comes to be set out “in a rather idiosyncratic way, formally distinct from the other Courses.” This way to handle the material relies on the aphoristic style seen in Enlightenment thinkers such as De La Rochefoucald, (1613 – 1680). Nietzsche also wrote in this style at times. Some of his works were densely argumentative, rhetorical, expressed in elaborate exposition: The Birth of Tragedy and The Geneology of Morals, for instance. There is some tough trucking even for intellectually gifted tads. On the other hand, Nietzsche also wrote in the aphoristic style, working with brief propositions (often called maxim: Hence the maxims of De La Rochefoucald. The Gay Science, Human All to Human and other polemical tracts of Nietzsche display this style. Arguably, Thus Spake Zarathustra is also composed in the aphoristic style of short, lightning-flash-like propositions. Among them is the credo of the Maine professor, adopted when it was 17, from “On Reading and Writing”:
You look up when you desire to be exalted. And I look down, because I am exalted. Who among you can at the same time laugh and be exalted?
Who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.
Untroubled, scornful, outrageous—that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman who never loves anyone but a warrior.
The list of aphoristic writers you can examine in Wikipedia is quite extensive and includes a good number of obscure authors, but all that jazz is irrelevant to this Course. Ideosophy uses a variation on the aphoristic style to present a series of succinct propositions arranged in SETS. For example, SET I The Divine Experiment, SET II The Non Plus Ultra, and so on. The maxims in these SETs stand on their own without the need of exposition. They serve as modular units for the main body of Ideosophical work. They are tacit and indelible propositions of imperative insights that come with contemplation of the race-romantic mythogen and the challenges it presents.
The gaze of the Wisdom Goddess seems to solidify out of the undulant coruscations of the Organic Light.
Her face assumes the look of a Greek or Roman matron.
It is not strictly correct to imagine the face and figure of the Wisdom Goddess anthropomorphically, after the human form. In her state of material immanence as the living planet, it is inevitable to do so, however. In her primary state of Aeonic luminosity, not so. The Organic Light cannot be reduced to any anthropomorphic visualization, but it has to be said that anthropomorphic and theriomorphic features play through it like massive weather fronts pulsing in the atmosphere. The Aeon projects these features into the human psyche to facilitate recognition of her presence.
It can truly be said that anthropomorphic or human-resembling images of the Aeonic Mother arise as intra-psychic projections coming from Her, rather than from the human witness commonly assumed to generate those images. Once they are seen, or usually merely glimpsed, what the Mother has projected into the psyche of her pet species comes to be regarded as the product of the species. Naturally.
Thus it was that once on Infinity Ridge the Nagual saw in the sky the image of the Aeon Sophia resembling the face of a Roman matron, a maternal Athena. And the thought came instantly, “Yes, she has often been pictured like that” (above). As soft molten marble, curling locks and all.
This image of a human face in classical style of white aryan nobility might be the appropriate visualization to hold in mind whenever delving into the material of Course 12. Picture the Mother beholding you in this way, if you like. It cannot be harmful or misleading. And contemplate that face beholding you as you recall the standard of this work:
to describe and demonstrate the operations of human imagination coupled with divine imagination
The Course in Ideosophy is your commitment to uphold that standard and bring it to life.
jll – 16 September 2019 Galicia
|12 Stalking the Meta-Narrative||1012 years, 10 months|
|Private: 12.1 Moral Imagination||1012 years, 10 months|
|Private: 12 Race-Romantic Commitment||1012 years, 10 months|
|Private: 12 The Gnostic Adversary||1012 years, 10 months|
|Private: 12 Why the JP?||1012 years, 10 months|
|PROPOSITIONS BY SETS|
|Private: 12 SET I The Divine Experiment||00:00:00|
|Private: 12 SET II The Non Plus Ultra||00:00:00|
|12 SOPHIANIC ANIMISM|
|12 MAITREYA CHALLENGE|
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