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THE CORE OF THE SELF

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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Continuing from where The Soul of Being left off, this further text in my philosophical or, as I now prefer to think of it, superphilosophical (theosophical?) journey – Opus 73 in an oeuvre of some 122 chronological texts - brings us, via twenty-three headed sections numbered afresh in each case, to 'The Core of the Self', the 'Holy Grail' of self-fulfilment which lies at journey's end as its heavenly reward.  Although principally concerned, like the previous text, with the self, this work does more justice to the totality of the self, including, for virtually the first time, the id, which it analyses both in relation to the self as a whole and to modern society, with particular reference to the West.  The id, however, is not the 'Holy Grail' of self-fulfilment for me but, rather, the antithesis to the soul which needs to be guarded against and, if possible, transcended in favour of that path which truly leads to the aforementioned 'Core of the Self'.  Let the reader judge for himself as to the success of my journey and the sincerity of my conclusions! – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

SEASONAL ARTS

PRINTING VIS-A-VIS WRITING

SELF VIS-A-VIS BRAIN

SUBDIVISIONS OF THE SELF

THE LIE OF EQUALITY

THE LIE OF THE HEART

A BROTHERHOOD OF MAN

THE BROTHERHOOD OF SUPERMEN

PROFANE AND SACRED

FROM APPEARANCE TO ESSENCE

LIFE AFTER DEATH

GIVING UP THE GHOST

PROFANITY AND SANCTITY REVISITED

VARIOUS TRINITIES

ATOMIC AND SUBATOMIC MEANS

EXTREMES OF THE SELF

OF IDIOTS AND EGOISTS

SELF AND ANTISELF

COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS IN CLASS AND GENDER

SEXUALITY AND THE ID

TOWARDS A GAELIC FEDERATION

VOICE OF THE SELF

THE CORE OF THE SELF

 

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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 upon the death of her Aldershot-based husband had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in 1970 with an assortment of CSE’s (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE’s (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 he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland for the Board's several examiners. 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 ABRSM in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer-cum-office-skills tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the local 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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