We can consider knowledge as a function of being.
A change in the being of the knower
brings corresponding changes in the tone and tenor of knowledge.
In growing from child to adult for example
knowledge becomes more conceptual
and systemic in form and its factual utility increases.
These gains are offset by a deterioration
in the quality of immediate apprehension
and a blunting or loss of intuitive insight.
The astronomer equipped with a telescope
appears to possess a god-like perception
when compared to the sky-gazer with a naked-eye.
God-like in scope and detail but less romantic perhaps
less prone to flights of mythological fancy.
What we know depends on what we
choose to make of ourselves!
‘Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall inherit the earth.’
For this reason
proponents of the prevailing view
are often regarded as savants or sages
as enlightened or wise ones.
It is to these people that we shall have recourse…