The Body is the API of the Soul

05 Feb 2023 11:29 - 17 Jun 2023 08:29
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    • Riffing on Blake
      • Man has no Body distinct from his soul; for that called Body is a portion of a Soul discerned by the five senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
    • Or, possibly, abusing him terribly. I can't quite tell. If I really tried to reinterpret Blake, it would be something like:
      • physical bodies are not distinct from Soul, they are part of it, the part of it visible to the senses. We live in a time where the senses dominate, but that does not mean that the physical is more fundamental than Soul.
    • Calling human relations "an API" sounds terribly reductive and mechanical, even more so than the usual cognitive view of mind. Relationship is even more sacred than individual consiousness.