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Journal: Sociosfera (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 48-54

Keywords : God; transcendental; immanent; mystical experience; the World Mind; Platonism; theology;

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In Christian theology, God is thought to be tangential to man and the universe. From a philosophical point of view, the concept of the transcendent seems to be incorrect, because involves thinking of something beyond all possible experience. But the transcendence of God is given in the experiences of mystics and requires an explanation. This transcendence is relative, it is present in experience, but not given sensually or intellectually. It is given through mystical intuition. How can this be understood philosophically? The God of philosophers is the supra-individual World Mind (Plotin). If the soul actively contemplates the contents of the World Mind, then this Mind is experienced by the soul as something multiple, and if the soul extinguishes this discriminating activity in itself, the same Mind as if “plunges into darkness” and becomes the undifferentiated for the soul. Then it is natural to assume that World Mind and transcendental God of mysticsare the same thing, but in two different states – manifested and unmanifested

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