Re: Kabbalah, Theosophy, etc...
Aug 04, 1997 06:34 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <33E66838.555C@dmv.com>, Vincent Beall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>It is possible that the Tree of Life is an
>invention I will grant you that, but the truth of the matter may be the
>same as the case with mathematics. For instance, mathematics has been
>developed to describe the geometry of the Platonic Solids, but that does
>not mean that these solids are the invention of mathematicians as was
>thought by some until recent times when the last elements of the
>complete set were discovered in natural crystals. This in a round about
>way supports the Platonic notion of forms, lending creedence to the idea
>that we discover mathematical concepts, describe them in a languge that
>we have invented, and don't invent the concepts themselves.
I see the Kabbalist Tree (or Ladder) as a human representation of truths
*discovered* by humans. The representation may be ours, but the truths
are there whether we discover them or not.
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