In the early 70s (fresh out of secondary school) I wrote a series of stories about a Greek father and son who lived two millennia ago. Their conversations became known as Discourses At Kemet.
Kemet was Ancient Egypt. These discourses were a reflection of the cultures of Egypt and Greece.
The first three discourses will be presented over the next two weeks. Discourse 1 is called THE HARMONY.
Discourse 2 is THE RIVER and Discourse 3 is THE MOUNTAIN.
The Socratic Method is used, as well as allegorical narrative. Question and answer is more than just a mental exercise.
The essential component of critical thinking is as much an art form as a painter’s creation of canvas and oils. To use one’s mind is to unlock the secrets of cause and effect.
The Greeks use gnostikos (γνωστικός) to describe this intellectual pursuit. I prefer that we stick with Plato’s use of the word in its pristine forest of ideas. Centuries later the mystery cults and ceremonies of Christian sects tainted the original meaning of seeking the hidden knowledge which lies within the grasp of human reasoning if the correct dialectic method is chosen.
One must allow the mind to become uncluttered with preconceived notions and theories which are necessary to survive in our current reality. To allow the mental powers which are mostly unused to come into play is something which ties in with the ancient sages and mystics.
So, take this journey with Tau and Rao as they seek to understand life and the cosmos around them as they reach for the farthest horizon of understanding and wisdom. Their journey of discovery is our quest on the road of life as we navigate our lives on this planet traversing the cosmos.
Please keep in mind these musings are of a recently high school graduate in the early 1970s who had yet to experience university and the adventures of this planet traversing the cosmos. The young may believe they know every facet of life, but until its prisms are experienced, life is only a monochromatic experience.
May you find your farthest horizon…
G. D. Williams © 2012