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FYI - attribution correction

Jul 05, 1995 09:30 AM
by john.d.tullis

> John Tullis Wrote:

> >Just a note of clarification, I would add that I have a baad
habit of using.  the word perfection and completeness as
synonyms.  I do not mean to use the term perfection to imply any
moral system or sense of judgement.  I hope I did not cause you
some confusion in my previous writing.

> It is interesting that there is so much controversy caused by
that word "perfection".  The greek the idea is more along the
line of being made complete or mature.  When say in the
Scriptures the words "Be perfect" are used.  The mainstream
tradition picks that up as being morally perfect without flaw or
inerrant whereas the gnostic and esoteric traditions see
completeness as the goal.

> I see this , like you do, as the union of opposition.  The only
problem I see with some Jungian formulations of union of
opposites is that often the attempt to have this happen results
in a hidden perfectionism.  In other words there is no sense of
grace or acceptance only fear that we must improve as quickly as
possible.  Moving toward integrity or integration is an
ontological task of character developement not a cheap and quick
technique like many make it.I think the soul has its own timing
for very good reasons.  I appreciated your last post thanks for

> Arthur Paul Patterson

Just FYI - I never wrote the above that you attribute to me.  I
may have responded to it - in which case I would have included it
with the above ">" method of indicating that it is quoted
material - or you may have misidentified the author.

John Tullis

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