Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

A Round Art…

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For Friedrich Nietzsche, then, the Personality

has at least three ‘eyes’.

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It is tempting to recognise in this

our ‘temporary man’

trapped within ‘his’ past, present, and future.

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To wit, the obeying ‘eye’ of the past,

the autonomous ‘eye’ of the present,

and the commanding ‘eye’ of the future.

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Modern Psychology goes further,

and posits nine seperate ‘eyes’ for the personality

which all need integrating before one can claim to be whole.

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It is possible that Ancient Man

recognised more ‘eyes’ in the personality…

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Why else would Merlin gift Arthur a Round Table?

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Modern scholarship still cannot decide

whether this means there were twelve or twenty-four Knights,

and whether or not Arthur should be included in these.

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Whatever, the principle holds,

only when the fragmented personality speaks

and acts as one, can anything be done.

 

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