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THE KINGDOM OF THE SOUL

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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With implications that stretch into what has been called, if somewhat provisionally and coloquially, 'Kingdom Come', this title adds one or two fresh ideas to the 1998 title The Core of the Self, my previous volume of aphoristic philosophy, as well as highlights the extent to which kingdoms, when genuine, are commensurate with one or other extremes of the self.  The extreme I favour has, of course, been alluded to in the title, and is one that I believe could have a wider application than simply to the British Isles, as described more fully in what follows. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

SPORT AND ANTI-SPORT

FROM MAGICAL TO MYSTICAL

CONTENDING ELEMENTAL RATIOS

STATE OBJECTIVITY VIS-A-VIS CHURCH SUBJECTIVITY

CONTRASTING TYPES OF KINGDOM

THE COMING 'KINGDOM'

LIBERTARIANISM VIS-A-VIS CONSERVATISM

ALTERNATIVE SALUTES

MUSICAL ALTERNATIVES

LITERARY ALTERNATIVES

WORK VIS-A-VIS PLAY

SOME GENERAL CATEGORIES

HOW TO BE

PHILOSOPHICAL BEING

BEING PHILOSOPHICAL

CONCLUSIONS

 

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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 following the premature death of her Aldershot-based husband 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 ethnically-protective Athenry-born 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 pre-GCSE era 1970 with anassortment 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 he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with further education at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he was then living, 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 John O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned several 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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