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Intra-aspectual Links


These links are given in gold. Notice that they only are known between the introverted and extraverted aspects and not between transaspectual characteristics. Thus these links function as "go-betweens" between the outward and inward sides of the 16 basic anthropological aspects. But as an aspect is as it were an autonomous territory, they are absent between the transaspectual qualities (separated by the bluish lines; unless one can find 12 bundling links ((transaspectual links)), more or less as I have attempted to do in the case of my study on memorization).

The purpose of these links is to strengthen the introverted and extraverted aspects on both sides. So the study of typology leads the pious both to learn about Christ and to increase the quality of their prayers. But also something like the hypnagogic state makes us wonder about the hidden world of the subconscious (about which Solomon said that even during sleep the heart does not rest). And also it can speak positively to our imagination and so can even give us some visionary flight of reason about a course of action.

The 16 intra-aspectual links might very well serve as the 16 basic aspects or cross sections resulting from the interplay of the body, mind, soul and spirit set off against each other.

The 32 aspects described with their intra-aspectual links:


body

mind

soul

spirit

spirit

spiritual health

dreaming

mystical

pistic

spirit's capacity to listen to the body

subconscious activity (only noticed during sleep, but always there)

mysterium tremendum

trust in divinity

a joyful/ pained heart

hypnagogic state

symbolism

typology

spirit power

imagination

romantic

precatory

spirit's capacity to strengthen the body

flight of reason through spiritual strength

imaginative sublimity

beseeching of divinity





soul

vital

historical

emotional awareness

ethical

life force

awareness of time

pure feelings

uprightness

silver cord/ golden bowl

time is money

emotional virtue

equitable virtue

nutritional

economical

emotional response

juridical

feeding

scarcity

expression of feelings

adherence to laws





mind

neurochemical/ biophysical

logical

emotional ideas

theological

phrenal chemistry

analysis, deductive reason

holistic ideas ('father', 'teacher', 'leader')

theoretical awareness of divinity

neurotransmitters

discursive reason

bonding

ground motives

pharmaceutical

empiric/ experimental

social

worldview science

medicinal (drugs, alcohol, coffee)

synthesis, inductive reason, combining observations

solidarity and gregarious feelings (herd instincts)

theorizing about creation(al aspects)





body

physical

perceptional

hedonic

paranormal

force

basic awareness

pleasure & pain

prophetic quality

muscles

nerves

astral awareness

chakras

kinetic

senses

esthetic

parapsychological

movement

bodily perceptors

harmony

supernatural manifestations


DEFINITIONS OF TERMS


Spirit Power

(Cf. Prov. 18. 14) This verse can both be translated as 'a broken spirit who can bear' and 'a broken spirit who can lift it up?'

A joyful/ pained heart

Solomon also said that a joyful heart is conducive to healing, but that in the pain of the heart the spirit is beaten down. Therefore the state one's heart is in very much determines one's health.

Hypnagogic State

The state between sleeping and waking up and of which a dream can be remembered.

Typology

Biblical Symbolism, such as the person of Joseph being an antitype of Christ. (For more of this see my study in biblical symbolism).

Silver Cord/ Golden Bowl, etc.

Eccl 12. 6: "--before the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be shattered at the fountain, or the wheel be broken at the cistern." The silver cord connects the astral body with the material body and is fixed to a golden bowl. Perhaps the pitcher represents the human being as a vulnerable vessel of clay and the wheel as a breakable thing that progresses in temporary time.

Equitable Virtue

Equity in the KJV signifies 'justice.' Thus equitable virtue is a virtue that excels in 'judicious thinking.' Though the NT uses an older Greek word for 'virtue,' writers like the apostle Paul do not give its definition, but only examples. Clearly the word was supposed to be sufficiently understood by the reader or hearer. Philosophers like Aristotle wrote much about the concept of virtue and its implications. So Aristotle said that virtue is the mean between two extremes. But that is reasoning from the negative. In 1 Pet. 2. 9 the plural is translated by Darby with 'excellencies' and in the KJV with 'praises.' Generally the Greek from Homer down denoted something that had 'power' (hence the Latin 'virtus'), 'good quality' and 'validity.' The connotation with emotions as virtues, such as chastity, is obvious. Apparently the ancient Greek also here went from the literal meaning of a word to the figurative.

Neurotransmitter

One of the hundreds of chemicals that in the synaptic cleft (the space between brain cells) function as electromagnetic bearers of signals. So neurons fire these transmitters and other neurons capture and interpret them. Psychiatric patients, but also depressed people, have a problem with some of these transmitters; in the former they seem to produce too much dopamine and in the latter not enough serotonin.

Discursive Reason

Deductive reason goes from the theory to the facts and inductive reason concludes from the facts to a theory. Discursive (lit. 'running to and fro') reason does both and in doing so operates interdependently on both theory and hypothesis and facts.

Ground Motives

The set of underlying ideas that function as the foundation of a theology or philosophy. Thus the set of "creation-fall-salvation-resurrection" functions as the basis of Judeo-Christian theology, whereas "evolution-determinism/free will-life/death" is at the basis of atheistic systems. And so pantheism and other "isms" have their respective foundations.

Astral Awareness

The real awareness by the immaterial body. Pain is only pain when registered by the astral/ immaterial body. If the body is hampered by say psoriasis, the soul does not feel pain in the affected area. Certainly when the material body is deceased, there is no pain there. This may serve to show that the material body with its nerves only passes the signals on to the soul. It is the soul then that feels pain and pleasure, in the end; despite localized areas of pleasure and pain. The real pain and pleasure centra are located in the astral body. The human being is not simply a machine that breaks down at death. There are a mind, soul, spirit, conscience, will and heart in that body.

Chakras

Are supposed to be central points of the astral body. Through yoga or other forms of meditation these points are attempted to be influenced and manipulated. I do not want to advertise the study of these arcane ideas, as the bible warns against them.


Again, the other terms should be self-explanatory; if not use a dictionary and think.

Integration of my theoretical anthropology and my theological ethics .



The apostle Paul: "Let nobody deceive himself, if somebody thinks he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise (1 Cor. 3.18)!"



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