Hi All & Greetings Ron,
For some time I've been very interested in the identity of "och". Oak comes to mind, also Ormus & the splitting of the Elm at Gisors, and the "oc" of Cathar tradition and of Languedoc. And the number 8.
I would also like to know about this "anti-och" identity.
This Greek dualism expressed in the bifurcation of the Roman Empire in the Justinian/Constantine timeframe. Another notable culmination formed as the Schism of 1054, crystalizing the cleavage between Roman & Orthodox Christianity.
Along the Greco-Roman way, Caesar eradicated cultures that were likely based on older and distinctly non-dual, non-polarized, or -traditional wisdom-.
This excerpt is from:
Plato had doubts about the Greek origins of Homer's work because not only do the physical descriptions in his poems not correspond to the Greek world, but also the Homeric philosophy is very different from the mainstream Greek philosophy we know about today. The latter is based on the dualism of two opposing elements, thesis/ antithesis, good/ evil, life/death, body/soul, etc. [...] This is also the dualism of Judao-Christianity that leads to such divisive statemens as "if you are not with us, you are against us".
Since Plato's times, many have sought to derive "synthesis" from these opposing elements, with little success. The "third force" of Gurdjieff has been brought up many times with little satisfaction in the attempts to understand it either, and perhaps what we can derive from the Celtic teachings will help us here to understand the true meaning of the Third Force.
According to Homer, the philosophy of the ancient world was that there was a third element that linked the opposing elements in a specific relationship that determined the nature of each force in a particular context. Between the body and the soul, there is the spirit. Between life and death there is the transformation that is possible to the individual, between father and mother there is the child who takes the characteristics of both father and mother, and between good and evil there is the SPECIFIC SITUATION that determines which is which and what ought to be done.
The above is also linked on the cassiopaea.org Site Map:
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