Archives mensuelles : janvier 2020

JUNG/NIETZSCHE (2): Beginnings

THE RED BOOK begins with the letter D. On the first folio page of Liber Primus, in the top left corner, is an illuminated calligraphic D, a red capital letter beginning the title, with the rest of its letters in … Lire la suite

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JUNG/NIETZSCHE (1): Preamble

Carl Jung’s THE RED BOOK and Friedrich Nietzsche’s THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA have a lot in common. Jung saw Nietzsche as a precursor and trail-blazer in the construction of a new post-Christian world view. Roughly twenty years after his Red Book … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (9): Prophetic language and Platonic meta-language

Kingsley’s basic terminology is « Platonic » in the stereotypical sense of that term: dualism, absolute reality, our world is one of illusions: https://www.academia.edu/41675454/Review_of_CATAFALQUE « Look at his language » as Kingsley is fond of saying of Jung. Kingsley’s own language is infused with … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (8): Robert Segal’s one-sided review

Robert A. Segal wrote a not so good review of CATAFALQUE, published here on the Times Higher Education website, to which Peter Kingsley replied. I submitted a comment, which I reproduce below: I do not think that Robert Segal’s review … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (7): Bibliofalque – A Suggested Reading List

Early reviewers have hailed Peter Kingsley’s impressive « scholarship » as displayed in his CATAFALQUE, taking at face value its mise en scène in volume two, entirely composed of footnotes. However, the informed reader soon realises that some of these footnotes, despite … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (6): Back to Zarathustra

In his CATAFALQUE Peter Kingsley seems to be writing from a state of inflation, which expresses itself in a form of shamanistic reductionism that is just as bad as the scientism he supposedly combats. I can only suggest that one … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (5): Prophet and Scholar

It is difficult to get an idea of the text’s content and style, the reviews I have seen do not quote much, and are mainly dithyrambic, praising both Kingsley’s authenticity and his scholarship. To get an idea of his prose, … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (4): Deleuzian aspects

My review of Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE so far brings out the negative aspect of my reading experience, but I hope to get to my more positive reactions. One approach to what is positive in the book’s overall perspective would be … Lire la suite

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