"Psychological Logos and Psychological Eros and their inextricable link to ones perspective concerning the nature of reality"
Psychological Logos and Psychological Eros and their inextricable link to one’s perspective concerning the nature of reality Paul Budding Science has reached the individual level. Logos Science is (in some ways) catching up with Eros Science. Logos Science is embracing implications of quantum theory in some quarters. However, what is profoundly underestimated is psychology. The vast majority (or at least the majority) of people are either absolutely set in Logos consciousness or absolutely set in Eros consciousness. In modern western culture and society, there is absolutely no doubt about it: The vast majority possess an absolute Logos psychology. So for all the hope about progressive science we should not delude ourselves that whatever progress is made… it will be a drop in the ocean compared to the entrenched and hypnotic cultural Logos psychology that is in control of the modern western individual. Thus psychology is sovereign over philosophy. Philosophy is subordinate to psychology. Philosophical ideas derive from Logos or Eros. It’s a case of “This is my experience hence this is my psychology”. And let’s be honest, it is a case of… “This is what I was born into hence this is how things are”. The BS (to use un-academic language)… is when people say that they freely considered everything and perfectly neutrally came up with their view of reality. That would make for an unbelievable coincidence of how China and India possess different cultures to the west. If we experience Logos consciousness then we will experience the world differently to if we are in Eros consciousness and vice versa. Such a person cannot understand Eros which is all a load of garbage from Logos perspective and vice versa. Hence the experiences of Eros (e.g. synchronicities, precognition) are just part of nature from this perspective. Both Eros and Logos are right in the sense that they accurately explain their experience of reality. The psyche’s experience is reality. When a person who experiences reality through Logos consciousness experiences an NDE they are FORCED into Eros consciousness. Hence they cannot deny their experience. It throws their world upside down. Because from Eros consciousness perspective, the NDE is part of nature. Normally Logos would only really believe in phenomena such as the five senses and cause and effect. Eros is the unconscious mind from the modern west’s viewpoint. Logos is the conscious mind. This is because (as said) the vast majority of modern westerners experience Logos consciousness. But because Eros is potentially possible, it is there, usually or often deeply repressed, in the unconscious of the modern western individual. Eros consciousness has been successful in China and India and thus our western Logos consciousness is not the only psychological way of being. What I am saying here has implications for whether or not the experience of the NDEr will ever be accepted in our culture. The answer is that an overall paradigmatic consensus is out of the question. More positively of course, a consensus is inevitable among a collective that experiences Eros consciousness. Hence the NDE is just one of nature’s ingredients that belongs to the category of ‘Eros’. It is within the Eros context that the NDE is accepted. It is not a case of ‘can the NDE be accepted within Eros?’ It always is accepted within the Eros context. In conclusion Logos consciousness and Eros consciousness live in different worlds and are therefore psychologically incommensurable to one another. NOTES I am not saying that Logos is good or bad or Eros is good or bad. Both seem to have their advantages. At the collective level Logos consciousness eliminates physical disease and enables longevity. Eros consciousness is greater for psychological health. LOGOS: Linear time, the 5 senses, cause and effect, technology. EROS: Acausality, synchronicity, telepathy, precognition, NDE’s, OBE’s, Remote Viewing.