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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by RonPrice, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. RonPrice Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 22, 2005
    This post comes from Tasmania but, since there is no sub-division here for this state, I'll post in under "Victoria."
    In Baha?i philosophy and teachings there is an element of what Nietzsche called ?eternal recurrence.? It?s not quite the same as ?the theory that everything that ever has been or ever will be is cycling through history in a loop,? as Megan Shaw defined eternal recurrence in her article on the Eternal Return of the Jedi.1

    Nor is the concept of eternal recurrence the same as assimilating all of known and unknown history into some One scheme, as say Joseph Campbell appears to do in his study of mythology or as George Lucas with his three films on Star Wars. At least that is not my understanding of the Baha?i philosophical and historical schemata. -Ron Price with thanks to Megan Shaw, ?Eternal Return of the Jedi: The Phantom Menace Approaches,? Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Issue #43, April 1999.

    The whole thing is far too complex
    to reduce to some visual simplicity
    or even some masterful total vision
    where everything becomes subsumed
    into One enormous, but painstaking
    inclusion of all of reality, known
    and unknown throughout all time.

    Still, there?s a richly rewarding
    enterprise......confirmation of
    the unity of the race of man...
    biology and also spiritual history
    like a single symphony1 for some who try.
    For there is pattern, plot, rhythm,
    order and harmonies2 in all
    this flotsam and jetsam,
    all this staggeringly complex
    phenomenological reality before us.

    1Joseph Campbell,?On Completion of the Masks of God,? Creative Mythology, Viking Press, 1968, Frontispiece. Campbell began this work in 1956.
    2 H.A.L. Fisher, ?Preface,? A Study of History, Fontana Press, 1973(1935).

    Ron Price
    11 August 2003
    (Posted at Jedi Council Forums:
  2. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6

    I'd suggest a more appropriate forum for that, but I honestly don't even know what it means.
  3. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 14, 2001
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    Given that you've posted the exact same message before, and other equally impenetrable messages, I'm going to have to say that you're either a spammer, or you have no idea what message boards are usually used for.

  4. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Master

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    Jan 18, 2001
    star 5
  5. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    Alright, I'm closing this.

    As I'm sure you've noticed, just about every other thread you've posted along these lines has been locked. I'm still not entirely sure what it is, but I'm fairly certain it has nothing to do with FanForce.
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