Welcome to the CYCLIC PHILOSOPHY of

 

Welcome to the CYCLIC PHILOSOPHY of

ALPHA AND OMEGA

Diabolic Beginning and Divine End

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the introductory video and brief text introduction below:-

 

 

This work, divided into four evenly-structured parts of a numerically cyclical nature, takes a closer look at such age-old questions as to whether mind precedes matter or matter precedes mind, and answers them in a way which, deferring to gender, does equal justice to both, as well as throws new light upon the theological distinction between 'the Father' and 'the Son' which amounts, for me, to a complete rejection of my previous standpoint and a reappraisal of their respective standings on the basis of a logically incontrovertible insight such that I had been building towards all along, not least in relation to the dissimilar ratios and significances attaching to soma and psyche in accordance with gender.  It is this work above all others that, when the contents of all four parts have been taken into account and their conclusions carefully analysed, will expose the humbug of conventional wisdom, and morally challenge all who would stand in the way of evolutionary progress and seek to undermine that very sharp distinction between right and wrong, honesty and cowardice, sincerity and hypocrisy, truth and lies. - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

PART ONE

 

WHO PRECEDES WHAT OR WHAT PRECEDES WHOM

 

RETURNING TO ONE'S MAKER

 

FATHERS AND SONS VIS-A-VIS MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

 

THE DUALITIES OF BOTH SOMA AND PSYCHE

 

POSTHUMOUS FATES OF THE GENDERS

 

THE GENDER BASIS OF CONFLICTING FREEDOMS

 

THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY

 

AS IN THE BEGINNING SO NOT QUITE IN THE END

 

PART TWO

 

DEVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION IN PERSPECTIVE

 

THE SUBVERSION OF KNOWLEDGE

 

ALTERNATIVE AFTERDEATH AND AFTERLIFE EXPERIENCES

 

STATE SOMA AND CHURCH PSYCHE

 

CONTRASTING FREEDOMS OF BARBARISM AND CULTURE

 

EMPIRICISM AND RATIONALISM REVIEWED

 

FAILED ALTERNATIVES TO THE LIBERAL WORLD

 

RETURNING TO SELF

 

PART THREE

 

CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT REVALUATED

 

FICTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND TRUE KNOWLEDGE

 

FACTUAL PRIMACY VIS-A-VIS TRUTHFUL SUPREMACY

 

PRIMACY AND SUPREMACY IN THE ELEMENTS

 

DIVISIONS IN BOTH THE SELF AND THE NOT-SELF

 

THE MANY AND THE ONE

 

THE TUNE AND DANCE OF THE MANY

 

RETURNING PROGRESSIVELY TO THE ONE

 

PART FOUR

 

CONTRARY TYPES OF VIRTUE AND VICE

 

PSYCHIC VIRTUE VIS-A-VIS SOMATIC VICE

 

FICTIONAL AND ILLUSORY HEGEMONIES

 

EVIL AND WISDOM - THE GENDER CHOICE

 

SIN AND PUNISHMENT

 

THE VIRTUE OF SELF-PROMOTION

 

THE PREROGATIVE OF MAN

 

THE PREROGATIVE OF GOD

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of mixed Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland with her daughter soon after the death of her Aldershot-based husband) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, spent a short spell at a school in Oakham, Rutland, before, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care with Hill House Children's Home in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, by his mother, he attended first Barrow Hedges Primary School and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where as a clerical officer he eventually became responsible for booking ABRSM examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer and office-skills tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Secret Exchanges (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011) and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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