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on March 1, 2006 at 12:35:59 pm

Christic Entropy


In the beginning was the wyrd, and the wyrd was wiki. We learn from The Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta by Swami Prabhavanda that the theory of the logos found in John 1.1 was itself a repetition, a repeat of the logic of incarnation as understood in the Hindu tradition. "The concept of the avatar evolved from the theory of the Logos in both Western and Eastern philosophy".(41) The avatar - such as Buddha, or Christ - is in this view a periodic actualization of the transcendental godhead, forging an interconnection between a transcendent consciousness - an awareness which includes both this world and its serene apprehension - and flesh. This transcendental consciousness that becomes immanent through the Avatar is hence no longer simply transcendental, and it is not G*d in the usual monotheist sense. In this repetitious history (or \"Perennial Philosophy\", as Aldous Huxley called it), the sacred, the individuated, and the everyday are densely interconnected, "Atman = Brahman." It is in this sense--as of a spell or script that would create an interconnected and dynamic gathering--that wikis are logos-centric.


In our teaching we watch, amazed, as the blankness of a wiki page summons an interconnectivity, contagious, back into the classroom and beyond. Wyrd!

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