Sunday, January 15, 2006

The inner frog

I find Rennie Davis's use of the term entity very useful and find it cognate with John Lentz's use of the term godbeing. In both cases we're talking about a divine presence that has objective reality. It is not merely a voice in the head. In fact it might never say anything at all. It is an implacable essence, not part of human nature, but something more akin to a mineral bed—or perhaps an animal. We think of the native people's totem animals and how they buffer one from the terrors of the Absolute. It is a bit like that with the entity/godbeing. It is not like one's inner self or higher self, but more like one's inner dog or hawk or fox (or in my case, inner frog).

1 comment:

qubik said...

A footnote on my use of the phrase "objective reality" in the above post: translate that to mean "as far as you're concerned, it's real." At the moment I'll postpone the question of whether or not objective reality is objectively real.