ALPHA AND OMEGA -

Diabolic Beginning and Divine End

 

Cyclic Philosophy

 

Copyright 2002-12 John O'Loughlin

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CONTENTS

 

PART ONE

 

1. Who Precedes What or What precedes Whom?

2. Returning to One's 'Maker'

3. Fathers and Sons vis--vis Mothers and Daughters

4. The Dualities of both Soma and Psyche

5. Posthumous Fates of the Genders in relation to Class

6. The Gender Basis of Conflicting Freedoms

7. The Relationships between Work and Play

8. As in the Beginning, so Not Quite in the End

 

 

PART TWO

 

1. Devolution and Evolution in Perspective

2. The Subversion of Knowledge

3. Alternative Afterdeath and Afterlife Experiences

4. State Soma and Church Psyche

5. Contrasting Freedoms of Barbarism and Culture

6. Empiricism and Rationalism Reviewed

7. Failed Alternatives to the Liberal World

8. Returning to Self

 

 

PART THREE

 

1. Concrete and Abstract Revaluated

2. Fictional Knowledge and True Knowledge

3. Factual Primacy vis--vis Truthful Supremacy

4. Primacy and Supremacy in the Elements

5. Divisions in both the Self and the Not-Self

6. The Many and the One

7. The Tune and Dance of the Many

8. Returning (progressively) to the One

 

 

PART FOUR

 

1. Contrary types of Virtue and Vice

2. Psychic Virtue vis--vis Somatic Vice

3. Fictional and Illusory Hegemonies

4. Evil or Wisdom, the Gender Choice

5. Sin and Punishment

6. The Virtue of Self-promotion

7. The Prerogative of Man

8. The Prerogative of God