Another fun Friday night with Pierre and members of the NS.
Warm-up chat: previously-announced seminar that didn't happen
DavidC: the Vatican, and studying Latin in Rome
Dream Exploration: Barbara
Dream Exploration: Bradley
8:40 More time with Plotinus 6.2.21
Identify the activity of “seeing” repeatedly in this article
Line up with each one of them, what is being done
The Intellect (nous) is a Whole, full of intelligences/ideas/beholdings (not concepts), each of which is a self
How four ideas can produce things
They all arise at once: Bang!
Seeing number (since intelligences is plural)
Later, we'll be returning to Parmenides’ 3rd hypothesis, based on this section
Each intelligence/idea/beholding/self is a power.
Great/greatness/magnitude: all one word in Greek: μεγα (mega)
Back to Book 7 of Plato's Republic: Arithmetic: Main training: What, after all, is the One Self?
"Now then, by Seeing This Greatness..": Draw the three thinγs
ενεργειας (full-flowering of potentiality)
quality therefore quantity
In the Ideas the Power of the Self
Quality, Quantity, Difference, and Magnitude
(DC) Self - the transition between the 1 and the Logos
Barbara’s Dream -- Wed 24 Mar 2021
In this dream there were a few of us listening to Pierre, and talking with Pierre.
And at a certain point in the talk Pierre was speaking of—it was as if it was on two levels and on one of the levels, the higher, he was talking about the transmission of knowledge to “Noetics” [the kind of people who were present], that there was a transmission to all “Noetics”.
And I had this image of kind of a parabola, that showed the outline, part of a parabola.
In the dream it just showed this arc coming out, the transmission falling from it like rain would fall.
And he was talking about it and I asked him about it and he was agreeing that I was seeing what he was saying and he went on to talk about it some more.
At that point I missed something in what he was saying.
I couldn’t quite hear it, so I asked him to repeat it, but he didn’t repeat it, he just kind of nodded.
And I tried to express what I was seeing the best that I could, and he was nodding as I spoke.
He [spoke] about two places, as if those two places . . .
At first, I thought they were bookstores.
But later it seemed they were bookstores, or centers where you could. . .
It was like they were somewhere in between where you could find knowledge of this sort being distributed, and he talked about [and named them].
One of them, the first I’m not recalling right now [Flash?] but the second was called Sparkle and the first one also had a one word name.
And I was asking him about where they were.
I was saying “Well, in California?”
And he agreed to that.
And he was in a very reflective place where he seemed to be following both the words and the higher level of meaning at the time.