03/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

What is the Essence of Being?

The description of my blog , which covers an array of topics, begins "being is the essence out of which all things evolve." The idea emerged from my years of studying ontology (the study of being), transcendental phenomenology (the study of phenomena appearing in the acts of consciousness), and existentialism (the study of the human subject's existence and isolation in the world. Being becomes human and emotional, not a mere subject.) I concentrated on the works of Georg Hegel, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Frederick Nietzsche, and Jean Paul Sartre.

Later I came to study the works of the physicist Max Plank which takes us beyond mere mathematics to quantum theories, and Jacques Derrida who expands the meaning of being to grammar. Words matter. Grammar becomes being; it becomes essence. With this essence, the evolution of being expands to the inanimate. But it is, nevertheless, an extension of the animate. Words become being. Being becomes material as in the beginning. This is the creative process.

"In the beginning was the Word...and the Word became flesh."

"You are gods."


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