Thursday, February 18, 2021

On Medium: The Dread of Pantheistic Enlightenment

An article on whether transhuman enlightenment will be required to manage the pantheistic upshot of naturalism and to recapture the prehistoric animist's sense of wonder.


  1. I think is important we have more than one perspective. Then the realistically pessimistic perspective which you seems embrace more, in my view, can be realistically optimistic exactly by celebrating the divinity of life or of the experience of life. Both absolute opposites can be true and not mutually contradictory. Yes, life, seeing by out of body perspective, is mere a THING. But by our own perspective, it's EVERYTHING. Both right.

    1. I suspect no wise person calls herself pessimistic or optimistic. We all like to think of ourselves as realistic. The question is whether reality is entirely to our liking. I don't think it's pessimistic to point out that our species will likely go extinct one day. This observation may be unpleasant, but it's not pessimistic in that it's not just a projection of melancholy.

      In any case, this article wouldn't be entirely pessimistic because I hold out some hope for that transhuman enlightenment which takes into account the aesthetic, mystical, and comedic aspects of nature's divinity.