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Welcome to the APHORISTIC PHILOSOPHY of

THE SOUL OF BEING

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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Conceived in chronologically aphoristic terms, this 1998 project is nevertheless divided into twelve sections, each of which bears a headed title in quasi-essayistic vein.  Examples of such titles include 'Fair to Life', 'Collective and Individual', 'Self vis-a-vis Not-Self', 'Form and Content(ment)', and 'Metaphysical Salvation'.  There is also, at the end, a fairly long appendix which has the merit, not uncharacteristic of my appendices, of both summing up the text and, in this particular case, illustrating the reculer pour mieux sauter, or stepping back in order to leap further forward, attitude which underlines much of the foregoing philosophy.  Certainly this work goes deeper than any previous one by me ever did in terms of its understanding of the Self and the methodology of self-actualization, or self-realization, by which the bridge from ego to soul is crossed. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

FAIR TO LIFE

COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL

CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS

SELF VIS-A-VIS NOT-SELF

UNSELF VIS-A-VIS NOT-UNSELF

NEGATIVITY VIS-A-VIS POSITIVITY

FORM AND CONTENTMENT

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY

FREE AND BOUND

SENSUALITY AND SENSIBILITY

SENSIBLE SUPREMACY VIS-A-VIS SENSUAL PRIMACY

METAPHYSICAL SALVATION

SUMMATIONAL APPENDIX

 

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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 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. 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 personal factors, left the ABRSM in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the 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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