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Sermo XC, 10 Migne, P. From this it is clear that the imago Dei coincides with the interior homo. The latter Is the higher spiritual man, the homo coelestis of St Paul.

And if you would have me put it more exactlysince even a beast of the field has a 'soul' and a body when I say a human soul and human flesh, I mean he took upon him a complete human soul. The scope of the integration is suggested by the descensus ad inferoSj the descent of Christ's soul to hell, its work of redemption embracing even the dead.

The psychological equivalent of this is the integration of the collective unconscious which forms an essential part of the indi- viduation process. Augustine says: "Therefore our end must be our perfection, but our perfection is Christ," 18 since he is the perfect God-image. For this reason he is also called "King. Et si aliquid scrupulosius vis audire; quia animam et camera habet et pecus, cum dico animam humanam et carnem humanam, totam animam humanam accepit.

Occulte quippe atque intus in abscondito secreto spiritual! This is in exact agreement with the empirical findings of psychology, that there is an ever-present archetype of wholeness 22 which may easily disappear from the purview of consciousness or may never be perceived at all until a consciousness illuminated by conversion recognizes it in the figure of Christ. As a result of this "anam- nesis" the original state of oneness with the God-image is re- stored.

It brings about an integration, a bridging of the split in the personality caused by the instincts striving apart in different and mutually contradictory directions. The only time the split Lord Jesus Christ. For it is secretly, and in the hidden depths of the spirit, that the soul of man is joined to the word of Gocl, so that they are two in one llesh.

Augustine is referring here to Eph. But it proves harmful and impossible to endure when an artificial unconsciousness a repressionno longer reflects the life of the instincts. Nevertheless the Christ-symbol lacks wholeness in the modern psychological sense, since it does not include the dark side of things but specifically excludes it in the form of a Luciferian opponent. Although the exclusion of the power of evil was something the Christian consciousness was well aware of, all it lost in effect was an insubstantial shadow, for, through the doc- trine of the privatio boni first propounded by Origen, evil was characterized as a mere diminution of good and thus deprived of substance.

Edge On Life - Glue (3) - Sunset Lodge (CD) to the teachings of the Church, evil is simply "the accidental lack of perfection. One must, however, take evil rather more substantially when one meets it on the plane of empirical psychology.

There it is simply the opposite of good. In the ancient world the Gnostics, whose arguments were very much influenced by psychic experience, tackled the problem of evil on a broader basis than the Church Fathers. For instance, one of the things they taught was that Christ "cast off his shadow from himself.

According to Valentinus Adv. She bore him, he says, "not without a kind of shadow. The Writings of Irenaeus, I, pp.

The Antichrist develops in legend as a per- verse imitator of Christ's life. This complementing of the bright but one-sided figure of the Redeemer we even find traces of it in the New Testament must be of especial significance. And indeed, considerable attention was paid to it quite early. So far as we can judge from experience, light and shadow are so evenly distributed in man's nature that his psychic totality appears, to say the least of it, in a somewhat murky light.

The psychological concept of the self, in part derived from our knowledge of the whole man, but for the rest depicting itself spontaneously in the products of the unconscious as an arche- typal quaternity bound together by inner antinomies, cannot omit the shadow that belongs to the light figure, for without it this figure lacks body and humanity.

In the empirical self, light and shadow form a paradoxical unity. In the Christian concept, on the other hand, the archetype is hopelessly split into two irreconcilable halves, leading tiltimately to a metaphysical dual- ismthe final separation of the kingdom of heaven from the fiery world of the damned.

It is noth- ing less than the counterstroke of the devil, provoked by God's Incarnation; for the devil attains his true stature as the adver- sary of Christ, and hence of God, only after the rise of Chris- tianity, while as late as the Book of Job he was still one of God's sons and on familiar terms with Yahweh. It is, in fact, so one-sidedly perfect that it demands a psychic comple- ment to restore the balance.

This inevitable opposition led very early to the doctrine of the two sons of God, of whom the elder 24 Cf. Consequently he wrote as if he were conscious of the inner necessity for this transformation, though we may be sure that the idea seemed to him like a divine revelation.

A factor that no one has reckoned with, however, is the fatality inherent in the Christian disposition itself, which leads inevitably to a re- versal of its spirit not through the obscure workings of chance but in accordance with psychological law. The ideal of spiritu- ality striving for the heights was doomed to clash with the ma- terialistic earth-bound passion to conquer matter and master the world.

This change became visible at the time of the "Renais- sance. We know today that this spirit was chiefly a mask; it was not the spirit of antiquity that was reborn, but the spirit of medieval Christianity that underwent strange pagan transformations, exchanging the heavenly goal for an earthly one, and the vertical of the Gothic style for a horizontal perspec- tive voyages of discovery, exploration of the world and of nature.

The subsequent developments that led to the Enlighten- ment and the French Revolution have produced a world-wide situation today which can only be called "antichristian" in a sense that confirms the early Christian anticipation of the "end of time.

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. The double meaning of this movement lies in the nature of the pendulum. Christ is without spot, but right at the begin- ning of his career there occurs the encounter with Satan, the 25 "The Spirit Mercurius" Swiss cdn. He is the "mysterium iniquitatis" that accompanies the "sol iusti- tiae" as inseparably as the shadow belongs to the light, in exactly the same way, so the Ebionites 26 and Euchites 27 thought, that one brother cleaves to the other.

Both strive for a kingdom: one for the kingdom of heaven, the other for the "principatus huius mundi. The meeting with Satan was therefore more than mere chance; it was a link in the chain. It is naturally not a question of a collective value artificially manufactured or arbitrarily awarded, but of one that is effective and present per se, and that makes its effectiveness felt whether the subject is conscious of it or not.

Yet, although the attributes of Christ consubstantiality with the Father, co- eternity, filiation, parthenogenesis, crucifixion, Lamb sacrificed between opposites, One divided into Many, etc. The other half appears in the Antichrist. The latter is just as much a manifestation of the self, except that he consists of its dark aspect. Both are Christian symbols, and they have the same meaning as the image of the Saviour crucified between two thieves.

This great symbol tells us that the progressive develop- ment and differentiation of consciousness leads to an ever more menacing awareness of the conflict and involves nothing less than a crucifixion of the ego, its agonizing suspension between irreconcilable opposites. The relative abolition of the ego affects only those supreme and ultimate decisions which confront us in situations where there are insoluble conflicts of duty.

This means, in other words, that in such cases the ego is a suffering bystander who decides nothing but must submit to a decision and surrender unconditionally. The "genius" of man, the higher and more spacious part of him whose extent no one knows, has the final word. The reason for this, as already indicated, is the doctrine of the Summum Bonum. Irenaeus says very rightly, in refuting the lence, and the other, diametrically opposed to him, the son of the evil demon, of Satan and the devil Origen, Contra Celsum, VI, 45; in Migne, P.

The opposites even condition one another: "Ubi quid malum est. Alterum ex altero sequitur: proinde aut utrumque tollendum est negandumque bona et mala esse; aut admisso altero maximeque malo, bonum quoque admissum oportet. The one follows from the other; hence we must either do away with both, and deny that good and evil exist, or if we admit the one, and particularly evil, we must also admit the good.

In contrast to this clear, logical statement Origen cannot help asserting elsewhere that the "Powers, Thrones, and Prin- cipalities" down to the evil spirits and impure demons "do not have it the con- trary virtue substantially" "non substantialiter id habeant scl.

De principiis, I, vin, 4; in Migne, P. Origen is already committed, at least by implication, to the definition of God as the Summum Bonum, and hence betrays the inclination to deprive evil of substance. He comes very close to the Augustinian conception of the privatio boni when he says: "Certum namque est malum esse bono carere" For it is certain that to be evil means to be deprived of good. But this sentence is immediately preceded by the following: "Recedere autem a bono, non aliud est quam effici in malo" To turn aside from good is nothing other than to be per- fected in evil De principiis, II, ix, 2; in Migne, F.

It seemed to him scandalous and reprehensible to suppose that within the pleroma of light there could be a "dark and formless void.

No one knew, and apparently with a few honourable exceptions no one knows even now, that the hybris of the speculative intellect had already emboldened the ancients to propound a philosophical definition of God that more or less obliged him to be the Summum Bonum.

A Protes- tant theologian has even had the temerity to assert that "God can only be good. This forcible usurpation of the Summum Bonum naturally has its reasons, the origins of which lie far back in the past though I cannot enter into this here. Nevertheless, it is the effective source of the concept of the privatio boni. For evil does not subsist as a living being does, nor can we set before our eyes any substantial essence [oMav evwrooraTw] thereof.

And thus evil does not inhere in its own substance [ev ISia wap], but arises 29 Adv. For if all things are of God, how can evil arise from good? In the second homily of the Hexaemeron, Basil says: It is equally impious to say that evil has its origin from God, be- cause the contrary cannot proceed from the contrary.

Life does not engender death, darkness is not the origin of light, sickness is not the maker of health. That evil exists no one living in the world will deny. What shall we say, then?

That evil is not a living and animated entity, but a condition [Stamens] of the soul opposed to virtue, proceeding from light-minded [paOvpon] persons on account of their falling away from good. Each of us should acknowledge that he is the first author of the wickedness in him. The idea of good and evil, however, is the premise for any moral judgment. They are a logically equivalent pair of opposites and, as such, the sine qua non of all acts of cognition.

From the empirical standpoint we cannot say more than this. And from this standpoint we would have to assert that good and evil, being coexistent halves of a moral judgment, do not derive from one another but are always there together. Evil, like good, belongs to the category of human values, and we are the authors of moral value judgments, but only to a limited degree are we authors of the facts submitted to our moral judgment.

These facts are called by one person good and by another evil. Only in capital cases is there anything like a consensus generalis. If we hold with Basil that man is the author of evil, we are saying in the same breath that he is also the author of good. But man is first and 32 Basil thought that the darkness of the world came from the shadow cast by the body of heaven. Hexaemeron, II, 5 Migne, P.

Nine Homilies of the Plexaemeron, trans, by Blomfield Jackson, pp. In order to do this, we would have to give a clear definition of the extent of his free will. The psychiatrist knows what a desperately diffi- cult task this is. When therefore Basil asserts on the Edge On Life - Glue (3) - Sunset Lodge (CD) hand that evil has no substance of its own but arises from a " mutilation of the soul," and if on the other hand he is con- vinced that evil really exists, then the relative reality of evil is grounded on a real "mutilation" of the soul which must have an equally real cause.

When something I must stress this with all possible emphasisis traced back to a psychic condition or fact, it is very definitely not reduced to nothing and thereby nullified, but is shifted on to the plane of psychic reality, which is very much easier to establish empirically than, say, the reality of the devil in dogma, who according to the authentic sources was not invented by man at all but existed long before he did.

If the devil fell away from God of his own free will, this proves firstly that evil was in the world before man, and therefore that man cannot be the sole author of it, and secondly that the devil already had a "mutilated" soul for which we must hold a real cause responsible.

The basic flaw in Basil's argument is the petitio principii that lands him in in- soluble contradictions: it is laid down from the start that the independent existence of evil must be denied even in face of the eternity of the devil as asserted by dogma. The historical reason for this was the threat presented by Manichaean dualism. This is especially clear in the treatise of Titus of Bostra d, c. He says: "Evil is nothing other than a turning away from good, and therefore evil is secondary in relation to good.

But since everything that exists comes from good, every- thing is in some way good, but "evil does not exist at all" TO OV OTtv. Evil in its nature is neither a thing nor does it bring anything forth. All things which are, by the very fact that they are, are good and come from good; but in so far as they are deprived of good, they are neither good nor do they exist.

As already mentioned, this hangs together with the Church's attitude to Manichaean dualism, as can plainly be seen in St. In his polemic against the Manichaeans and Marcionites he makes the follow- ing declaration: For this reason all things are good, since some things are better than others and the goodness of the less good adds to the glory of the better.

Those things we call evil, then, are defects in good things, and quite incapable of existing in their own right outside good things. But those very defects testify to the natural good- ness of things. For what is evil by reason of a defect must obviously be good of its own nature.

For a defect is something contrary to nature, something which damages the nature of a thing and it can 36 Responsiones ad orthodoxas Migne, P. Evil therefore is nothing but the privation of good. And thus it can have no existence anywhere except in some good thing.

So there can be things which are good without any evil in them, such as God himself, and the higher celestial beings; but there can be no evil things without good. For if evils cause no damage to anything, they are not evils; if they do damage something, they diminish its goodness; and if they damage it still more, it is because It still has some goodness which they diminish; and if they swallow it up altogether, nothing of its nature is left to be damaged.

And so there will be no evil by which it can be damaged, since there is then no nature left whose goodness any damage can diminish. Ea vero quae dicuntur mala, aut vitia sunt rerum bonarum, quae omnino extra res bonas per se ipsa alicubi esse non possunt. Sed ipsa quoque vitia testimonium perhibent bonitati natura rum. Quod enim maliim est per vitium, profecto bonum est per naturam.

Vitium quippc contra naturam est, quia naturae nocet; nee noceret, nisi bonum cius minueret. Non est ergo malum nisi privatio boni. Ac per hoc nusquam est nisi in re aliqua bona. Ac per hoc bona sine malis esse Edge On Life - Glue (3) - Sunset Lodge (CD), sicut ipsc Deus, et quaeque superiora coelcstia; mala vero sine bonis esse non possunt. Si enim nihil nocent, mala non sunt; si autem nocent, bonum minuunt; ct si amplius nocent, habent adhuc bonum quod minuant; et si totum consumunt, nihil naturae rernancbit qui noceatur; ac per hoc nee malum erit a quo noceatur, quando natura defucrit, cuius bonum nocendo minualur.

Although the Dialogus Quaestionum LXV is not an authentic writing of Augustine's, it reflects his standpoint very clearly. XVI; "Cum Dcus omnia bona crcaverit, nihilque sit quod non ab illo conditum sit, unde malum? Malum natura non est; sed privatio boni hoc nomcn accepit, Benique bonum potcst esse sine malo, sed malum non potest esse sine bono, nee potcst esse malum ubi non fucrit bonurn.

Answer: Evil is not a natural thing, it is rather the name given to the privation of good. Thus there can be good without evil, but there cannot be evil without good, nor can there be evil where there is no good. Therefore, when we call a thing good, we praise its inherent nature; when we call a thing evil, we blame not its nature, but some defect in it contrary to its nature, which is good.

But it is impossible for a nature to exist in which there is no good" CLX. Evil is a vitium, a bad use of things as a result of errone- ous decisions of the will blindness Edge On Life - Glue (3) - Sunset Lodge (CD) to evil desire, etc. Thomas Aquinas, the great theoretician of the Church, says with reference to the above quotation from Dionysius: One opposite is known through the other, as darkness is known through light.

Hence also what evil is must be known from the nature of good. Now we have said above that good is everything appetible; and thus, since every nature desires its own being and its own perfection, it must necessarily be said that the being and per- fection of every created thing is essentially good. Hence it cannot be that evil signifies a being, or any form or nature. Therefore it must be that by the name of evil is signified the absence of good.

But that which is befitting to a thing is good for it. There- fore every agent works for a good. Quod autem conveniens est alicui est illi bonum. Ill, p. Thomas, only good is real in the sense of "existing. He too has an "appetite" and strives after perfection not in good but in evil. Even so, one could hardly conclude from this that his striving is "essentially good. For the Arctic temperature seldom falls much lower than C. All things on earth are "warm" in the sense that nowhere is absolute zero even approxi- mately reached.

The privatio boni argu- ment remains a euphemistic petitio principii no matter whether evil is regarded as a lesser good or as an effect of the fmiteness and limitedness of created things. It merely created the good and the less good which last is simply called "worse" by laymen. We can certainly hand it to Augustine that 46 in the Decrees of the 4th Lateran Council we read: "For the devil and the other demons as created by God were naturally good, but became evil of their own motion.

If the things we call good are "really" good, then there must be evil things that are "real" too. The animals can't carry themselves! For parallelism, the adjective safe is needed. The adjective pure is required. The word amounts is used to refer to uncountable nouns like food. Answer Key Only the second noun of a compound noun is pluralized: railroad workers. The adjective light is required. The pronoun she is an unnecessary repetition of the subject. To be parallel with the two other adjectives biological and psychologicalthe adjective medical must be used.

A passive verb phrase is needed: were given. The object form of the pronoun them must be used. For parallelism, a noun phrase is needed: composer of The adjective spicy must be used. The plural pronoun themselves must be used to agree with its referent. A singular verb is is required to agree with the subject knowledge. Furniture is an uncountable noun and cannot be pluralized. Soonest is the wrong word choice; the correct word is earliest.

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X or C Mini-test 7: Written Expression 1. B Explanation 1. The wrong preposition is used; the phrase should correctly read at one time. When a noun phrase includes an ordinal number thirda definite article the third must be used. However, an indefinite article is used in a fraction to mean one: a third of the Earth's surface, for example. After a preposition, a gerund form photographing is needed. An infinitive to transport is needed. The correct superlative form is Edge On Life - Glue (3) - Sunset Lodge (CD).

In a wh- clause that is not a direct question, the correct word order is subject-verb: They are. The conjunction but is used before the word rather to show contrast. The preposition in is used before months such as September. The correct form of the infinitive is to walk. The preposition of is used in the phrase instead of a.

The article an must be used before words that begin with a vowel sound such as enormous. The correct word order is almost all. The past participle written is required. The verb result is used with the preposition in. The noun result is followed by the preposition of A comparative form much rarer must be used. An indefinite article is needed before the noun: a picture. The preposition for is used after the adjective suitable. The correct word order is human psychology.

A full infinitive to teach is required in place of the simple form. Enough must follow adjectives: safe enough. After the verb allow, the infinitive to approach is needed. The definite article is used before most when it is part of a superlative adjective phrase: The most. The correct pattern is whether An indefinite article is required: a banana.

On of of In of 5. On In In on in Mini-Lesson 2. C Explanation 1. The passage discusses the plentiful supply of wood in the colonies and the advantages and disadvantages this involved.

Strikingly means "dramatically. Lines state, "The first colonists did not, as many people imagine, find an entire continent covered by a climax forest. Abounded means "present in large numbers. Lines state that "by the end of the colonial age, the price of wood had risen slightly in eastern cities. Lines indicate that, in the colonies, "buildings were made of wood to a degree unknown in Britain. According to lineswood was the source of industrial compounds, and charcoal is given as an example.

Charcoal, according to line 19, is a component of gunpowder. In the context of the passage, the word conferred means "provided. The phrase follow suit means "do the same. Lines state that "the former colonies lagged behind Britain In the context of the passage, cling to means "continue to use. The author begins to discuss the disadvantages brought on by an abundance of wood in the colonies in lines The passage deals with the entire Peale family; A and C are too narrow, and B is too general.

The passage indicates that the portrait was "so realistic" that Washington mistook the painted figures for real ones. The word settings is closest in meaning to "environments. The author defines the term mastodon in line 15 as "a huge, extinct elephant. There is no information about when the museum was founded.

All of the other questions are answered in the second paragraph: Charles Willson Peale found and prepared the animal exhibits; the museum was located in Philadelphia; its most popular exhibit, a mastodon's skeleton, was found on a farm in New York. In the context of the passage, the word unearthed means "dug up," "removed from the ground.

As used in this context, rage means the "current style or fashion. Charles Willson Peale painted over a dozen portraits of Washington line 4 ; Rembrandt Peale also painted at least one lines The author praises the art and work of Charles Willson Peale and other members of the family; that, together with the absence of any critical comments, makes admiring the best choice.

The main theme of this passage is the idea of transforming Mars; choice A best summarizes this idea. The word stark means "harsh," "severe. The word there refers to Mars. The passage states that "daytime temperatures may reach above freezing," but there is no mention that temperatures ever become dangerously hot. The other characteristics are given in the first paragraph. According to the passage, building up the atmosphere "could create a 'greenhouse effect' that would stop heat from radiating back into space.

The word suitable is closest in meaning to "appropriate. According to scientist Christopher McKay, the project could be started "in four or five decades"-forty or fifty years lines Terra-forming refers to the process of "transforming Mars into a more Earth-like planet" lines See also: How LibriVox Works.

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