Q&A, Observing the Observer, and Some Lost Knowledge

On May 8th – White Lotus Day for Madame Blavatsky fans – I’ll be doing a free online Q&A session hosted by Kensington Central Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, GMT. You can ask about my work, or practically anything, although I can’t guarantee I’ll have the answers.

In the meantime, here’s a link to my latest article for the Secular Heretic. It’s called “The Observer Observed” and looks at the effect of Galileo’s bifurcation of reality into two halves, the “objective” world, which science considers the only “real” one, and our “subjective” world of value and meaning which, since it can’t be measured, is considered somehow less real. Not to fear, Goethe comes to rescue – but I’ll leave you to discover exactly how…

And here’s a last minute reminder that tomorrow, April 25, I’ll be giving the second talk in my three part series for the Salome Institute of Jungian Studies. This talk and the next (on May 9th) will look at my book Lost Knowledge of the Imagination. The talk starts at 10:00 AM PST – 6:00 GMT – and continues until 11:30. If you’ve polished all the silver and are considering possibly shaving your cat, you might enjoy some time exploring the inner world which is always open to us, lockdown or not.

2 thoughts on “Q&A, Observing the Observer, and Some Lost Knowledge

  1. Great article, as always! What we need now is a modern-day Goethe to discover the “manifest secret” of the coronavirus.
    I’m looking forward to more fascinating insights in a couple of weeks when your next book becomes available.

  2. Yes, I like your article. Incidentally, this is roughly why I remarked earlier that the philosophy of Wittgenstein handles synchronicity well. Wittgenstein: “Silent ‘internal’ speech is not some half-hidden phenomenon which is as it were seen through a veil. It is not hidden AT ALL, but the concept may easily confuse us, for it runs over a long stretch cheek by jowl with the concept of an ‘outward’ process, and yet does not coincide with it.”

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