Posted on November 12 2022
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Transcendent – Beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience. Existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe.
Is a soul or spirit transcendent? If so, how can it be imagined? For me the soul, the spirit is something that is a loosely woven tapestry made of fabric, a weaving that has a lot of gaps. A weaving of the transcendent is not stable. It is unstructured. I imagine a weaving of clouds moving with the changing wind- not stable, sometimes transparent and sometimes opaque. So yes, I believe the soul or spirit is transcendent.
Is this kind of transcendent divine like many famous philosophies claim,such as Kant, Plato and writers like Emerson and Thoreau? I don’t see it that way. I don’t know why, because their transcendence is based on the idea that romanticism is better than rationalism. I do like their idea of transcendent being grounded in nature – but this nature needs to be divine.
How do I imagine the transcendent? Imagine a haze surrounding yourself, something like a sun dog surrounds the sun because that implies a glow – a light. I like that imaginary and the weaving of the sun dog with the clouds. Great tapestry – the soul and spirit of the transcendent – honestly – it is the imagined.