Intellectualism

SOME RULES OF INTELLECTUAL DIALOGUE

SOME RULES OF INTELLECTUAL DIALOGUE

Particularly now during the period of changes that result from shifting paradigms, a war is being waged between a certain kind of intellectual and those who believe in the merits of non-linear perception. It has always been so and is perhaps now more pronounced, due to the growing influence of women thinkers and the impact of the New Age.  Its manifestation is silent and invisible until the moment when an “esoteric” point is introduced. Then the critical mind of these intellectuals, who take it upon themselves to sharpen the word into a fine stiletto to defend social rights and preserve the impeccability of Consciousness as defined by them, goes on the offensive.  It is curious how they label “mental” whatever forces them to go beyond their usual system of categorization, anything that obliges them to extend or deepen the experience of the mind.  New perspectives, unless they are backed by extensive quotations and some form of scientific rationale, are highly suspect and come under immediate scrutiny. New Age thinkers whose objective might be to raise awareness […]

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