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ovidio: the metamorphosis

love and knowledge: because to love, how to love.

Significant with regard to the theme of love and knowledge,

is the myth of Narcissus and the myth of Orpheus and Euridinice .

In the myth of Orpheus and Euridinice describes the research to know how the other person,

in the myth of Narcissus is described as the consequence of the loss of the nature,

took place with the disappearance of the mythical world of the gods, that explained everything.

The myth of Narcissus: the existential situation of man.

The myth tells the story of Narcissus, a beautiful boy who loves only himself,

from birth to transformation-metamorphosis in flower, to return to nature, to the mother.

And 'the myth cycle of birth and death.

Describes the relationship of Narcissus with Echo, his excessive pride in rejecting the love received,

in showing such disdain towards those they express love, so invite them to commit suicide.

In his heart he despises other people, not considering them quite beautiful and witty to stay at his side,

Narcissus will send a sword to Aminia (one of the young men who love him), with an invitation to use it, to kill himself.

The nascent philosophy relates to things to know the intimate and unchangeable being,

and he rejects the real body, and teaches how to do without the real because it is only fleeting illusion, kills him.

The guilt of having caused Aminia suicide will be paid by Narciso, with death,

the inability to realize the love of his own reflection.

One day into the wood, to drink from the spring called Liriope. Bending over the water,

He saw himself reflected image and falls in love to the point of drowning in an attempt to kiss her.

Some believing a story irrational added that, Narcissus had a twin sister

somigliantissima him, died young and who was madly in love,

and she was the sister who saw again in the reflected image of the water ...

then he would love consciously because of their image-memory testimony

sister loved and lost.

Confusion or clarify this addition? Nature as man's sister? Criticizing Plato's cave?

You know the lie of the cave? Refutation of finding the other half, as taught by Plato?

Criticism of the philosophy of?

After all one, all, you can get from the union of two halves, or the merger of two units,

or the same one is already another unit? We know that the division of the unit, you can get two,

as well as the sum of two units ... is elementary, but the word contains what it says?

What is the road to knowledge?

Tiresias: the problem of knowledge.

Another key figure of the myth of Narcissus is Tiresias, who is said to have lived for seven years

as female, before morphing back into male.

For this experience, Zeus and Hera asked him to determine who among the male and female,

between man and woman, he enjoyed more in erotic games, to resolve the dispute between them.

Tiresias gave reason to Zeus and Hera, angry, deprived him of sight.

Tiresias blind was offset by Zeus with the gift of knowing the future.

I guess blind-seer, deprived of sight of the immediate things, nearby, next, sensitive,

and provided with the view of the things which concern the future. Tiresias blind, embodies the visionary philosopher.

No more mythical or divine knowledge that explained all the things happen and,

but the conceptual knowledge, knowledge derived from experience, from the dialogues, by numbers, by the logos.

A Tiresias turns the nymph Liriope, raped by Cephisus in putting the light Narcissus,

the new man who does not believe in myths, but to logos ... The question of whether the child will have a long old.

The very name, Narcissus, meaning numbness, seems to have written his own destiny.

Tiresias answers the question by saying that the child can aspire to a long life,

but on this condition: if you do not know himself. "

Know yourself, Socrates ... the first rule of being happy and eternal life ?!

The theme of self-knowledge, to which the best men had to commit

their intellectual energies to be, to Narcissus is denied.

Narcissus can aspire to life of, but on condition of not knowing himself.

Narcissus and Echo: knowing, loving, is solipsistic appearance.

Eco (nature, things) is called a reflection of a sound,

Narciso is a reflection of the visual character (even the self is part of the nature of things).

Echo was a nymph talkative and, because of this quality, committed by Zeus

to distract Hera with her ​​long speeches in order to allow him to betray it with other nymphs.

Discovered the deception, Juno punishes Eco, depriving it of the word.

It deprives it of the opportunity to speak independently, making it only able to report, to postpone,

to reflect the words that others speak.
This punishment, in a classic retaliation, corresponds to the offense committed.

Knowing mythological man retaliates. They deprive him of the nature of the word.

Eco is already devoid of the word, when he meets Narciso, and falls in love.

Unable to express this feeling on their own, to tell Narcissus,

because all you can do is to repeat the last words

that were spoken by others, he feels rejected, and pained dries up gradually,

reducing to a stone, laid in a water mirror. (Death of the mythical world)

And 'in this body of water that Narcissus sees reflected his image, and falls in love.

Not being able to love in the reflected image, loudly expressing their pain and unhappiness.

It is doing so by heading to Eco, who answered in a play of reflections between the acoustic and the visual.

Hence the deception, the criticism of Plato's cave, of which Narcissus, the man who knows himself is the victim.

Watching from the cave, philosophy, leads to mistaken for reality shadows, reflections.

Narcissus, the new man, after myth, is the one who falls in love with his own reflection,

It is unaware that that image is their own, before the self-consciousness.

Narcissus fell in the deception, mistakes it for the real one that is instead just a picture,

exchanging reality with illusion, a true reality with that which is merely a reflection.

When Narcissus recognizes and captures, the image he loves, his own reflection,

exclaims: this is me, or my image serves me correctly, I am not deceived, this is me.
Recognizes the love he feels for not image in itself unattainable,

but for that he will never separate from itself: being part of nature.

Which he can not love himself. Can not love each other without saying ... he recognizes the love of Echo, sister?

And 'only memory? How to get to the other as if, if not back to nature?

With death and his metamorphosis in flower.

Recognize that the image he loves, belongs to itself, is the knowledge of nature,

but it is a knowledge that entrenches the failure to realize the love.

Echo and Narcissus, through a real game of illusionism-visual language,

unable to communicate.

The words that Eco-stone, refers to Narcissus speaking in his image, are the voice of Narcissus,

are the words of Narciso given echo,

have echo echo lends the image of Narcissus reflected in the water,

but are also Echo and Narcissus talking, words back to communicate

just to definitively establish the inability to become a participant

and communicate a love for each other, remaining each in his own self-image.
And 'this report, communication between lovers, between the nature of things and I, between love and knowledge?

The fundamentally intransitive knowledge (solipsism)

which should be overcome love, it seems unable to move from one subject to another.

Remains imprisoned, delivered, enclosed within a single character,

prohibiting knowledge, bringing it to die.

And 'the drama of the impossibility to communicate, and then to love, in the match

if not with a game of references, that do not involve real communication.

The existential drama? Men each other extreme, incompatible, eternally split?

On the one hand the figure of Narcissus is pure and total self-identity that recognizes (cogito ergo sum),

which we reach the extreme identification with the pure and utter otherness of a reflection

and unattainable.

Eco across as pure, total otherness, unable to speak, unable to express themselves and communicate,

independently, but only as a reflection of the expression of others,

resulting itself narcissistic fiction?

The encounter between Narcissus-Eco is the meeting between pure and total identity (the self solipsistic)

and the pure and utter otherness (other I solipsistic) the impossibility of communication.

The self-recognition coincides with the death of Narcissus Nature,

necessary consequence of awareness, and with his own death.
The relationship between love knowledge, love newborn baby, can aspire to a long life

provided you do not know himself ... why?

What's so frightening? Because a connection between the authors-cognition and death?

Who knows himself so terrible, to lead inevitably to death?

Both knowledge and love lead to death?

To avoid death only to discover themselves illusion, death of love in the merger?

The order as a body? And 'the value that is being exist?

T metaphysical problem.

Recognize as a reflection or as actually put into play their ontological reality.
Recognize as an expression or emanation of a reality that is the image only true reality,

a reality that is not lower than the true reality.

'An ontological degradation, recognize themselves as mere reflection. Recognize imperfect,

It is the ontological status of what is reflected.

Narcissus, the ego dies for this, because you know only as a reflection, and knows that it is the reflection of nothing,

namely, that there is nothing which he is reflected, since its status as reality is only

and exclusively to be a reflection.

This knowledge, self-knowledge as fatuous, mere reflection of a reflection of the reality that no other

reflected in an infinite game of mirrors, it leads to death ...

That is better to die than to remain in illusion.

Man gets knowledge of reality thanks to mind, and discovered his existential situation only as

illusion. Therefore it requests the logic of love to discover the real, true.

And 'reductive identify narcissism with self-love, love for an object-mirror image,

mistaken for a real object.

The report of Narcissus with his own reflection has little to do with unbridled selfishness;

however, is the condition of being, which is born and dies alone, isolated in the inability to grasp the true reality

within time. (Being and becoming, being and nothingness)

For psychoanalysis Narciso craves the nymph Echo, but not her body.

And 'happy to hear and see her, but when she wants to hug him retract horrified.

The fear of physical proximity is connected to the previous life and the birth of Narcissus.

Beautiful man (being, the ego), perhaps only child (isolated from things)

result of violence (come into this world to create) suffered by Liriope

by the River God Cephisus. And Liriope is the nymph of the spring water to which Narcissus is reflected.

The emotional growth of Narcissus (knowledge) lack a father and brothers,

missing cell ability to have access to the oedipal dimension to what it means for the mental life,

namely capacity to separate and individuate, to recognize the other self, having access to reality

and rework in this depressive position (existential) salvation.

In the aspect libidinal, the hyper-evaluation of the self, based mainly on the idealization of self,

(The life of the remains)

m antenuta by omnipotent introjective and projective identifications with good objects

and their characteristics, because what matters in relation to external objects and to the outside world,

It is part of him, or is controlled by him so powerful.

Knowledge is a libidinal object relationship positive, or negative to decide life

is against any libidinal part of the self that feels the need of an object and the desire to depend on it,

against both the object itself.

Death instinct is called, psychoanalysis, the human condition and

The destructiveness of the inability of knowledge is related to the death instinct.

Relations destructive narcissistic, oriented to power and control over the other and on themselves,

created to deny the state of existential void

and dependence helpless object, strained admiration rather than love,

They have the effect and destroy the target support,

the intention to cooperate with the bond of dependency healthy, size libidinal within the other

and also by itself.

They have led to the economic system that governs the world.

The use and confusion of metaphysical knowledge, love and existential in psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysis denies the seriousness of the situation of the problem of knowledge of the self.

It moves away from the problems scrolling superficially on them,

narcissistically he responds to the problem of existence.

Object Relations ego, the search for knowledge of the correspondence of the idea to reality,

He has led man to seek it in the pair bond.

Love is understood as knowledge purer, easier and evident knowledge of the logos.

The complementary gender allows reaching the couple of a kind of sexual union,


And 'the overcoming the Oedipus situation of the lack of the father with the mother for psychoanalysis,

is actually the advantage of the human situation, knowledge of another being which is naturally attracted

looking at the real to the perceived, the word, the concept.
Fall in love, love, keep and cherish the bond over time,

Despite the disappointments and wounds produced by reality, an object

It is performed to compensate for a weakness of self and shared, supported or hidden.
to confirm the fact, meet the oedipal, between illusion and idealization.

The man is a person looking for a confirmation of self by another, used, parasitized and exploited,

rather than he recognized and loved in its otherness.

Not so narcissistic personalities love only themselves,

but the fact that love is hurt yourself and others.

The ability to love is and must be the opposite of narcissism, since it seeks and uses another logic:

the logic of two equal entities and capable of interreagire, to exchange without any shadow of doubt,

the knowledge and the reality of true love ..., accept themselves for who they are, in their reality.

It 'a mistake to try another God proud to present the world view

and under whose protection the life of reflection,

as it is an error believe the God that dominates everything and has ...

if the other is not subject to a disclosure report equal, does not lead to any real truth.
The person in the couple defends himself with a grandiose self and casts its part written down about partner

with a constant admiration, it will have confirmation of the grandiose self, but the truth of existence.

The grandeur of the partner will pay the partner

through the alleged admiration of others of his debased itself,

that at some level expresses both these aspects written down of each, but not the true exist.

When envy, anger and resentment animate the lives of people in connection with returns updated

in their lives the early relationship with the mother cold, rejecting,

knowledge locked in a depression unexpressed.

In the life cycle, with the changing conditions of life, in the omnipotence subjective

the opening to creativity, especially the creative processes of restructuring and reinvention of self,

"Not being loved lowers the self-feeling, while being loved the increases" (Freud)

It takes to not get lost and keep being in becoming ...
We do not need to increase our narcissism, every person is by definition narcissistic,

but to exist to offset not only exist from being discovered, internal representation

self despite the dynamics of I between object relations.

Will to power, pessimism ... grandiose self-sufficiency, self-eroticism,

hyper-evaluation of the self at the expense of reality, self-centeredness to the isolation ...

She designed to define, know your body, know this unknown

and disturbing the container that is being transformed, a process of subjectivation,

processes of defining identity, hunger for confirmation from both of the other that by themselves,

acceptance of the separation and the ability to be just endless indeterminate term

that is the reality over.

Protect yourself from death, he flashed for a failure and disappointment in the research object:

the object, the outside of itself does not exist, leading to disinvestment from the objects, considered transitional identifications

surface and which are denied the identity of a real object.

Communication and continuously changing the self, between identifications (where the investment is on the object)

and identity (where the investment is on the self) is not true knowledge,

but only use, technical and economic science.
The heterosexual bond, which characterizes the love, is communication between two entities,

real "double" for me. And through this double self, this double,

that I handle the dialectical relationship between the object and the narcissistic object relationship,

towards the self and towards the other alien from himself to find the truth of reality.

The satisfaction from the object, the feeling of the self (self-esteem) does not satisfy

the living being,

but his death in isolation, the narcissistic withdrawal, in their fantasies and daydreams,

between arrogance and rebellion among narcissistic overestimation or devaluation of the narcissistic self,
Life is locked for fear of encountering the ultimate reality and confront.

Metamorphosis, change the body ... the time of the passing of life obliges the dialectic

the certainty of the ego to be unique, eternal, god ...

and deal with the inevitable process that brings him back to the comparison not only with the other self,

but above all with itself,

a new self once more that needs to be known again and reinvested.

Religion, psychoanalysis and other sciences in search of reality to love it or dominate it,

say the ego to seek the solution in relation with each other, love of the other,
because it is the response of the other, the environment, God ... the truth.
The failure of this process, this journey towards truth and the meaning of life,

often produces depression, death, as the thirst for power and domination,

not an act of submission to reality, affirmation latest in a process of subjectivation,

I am, in the search for truth that would help us to live every day, even the last

Man's situation today.

That of Narcissus is the iconic image of our time,

ego incapable of opening to the recognition of the self incapable of knowing

and to accept, and to love each other for the inability to accept not alone, you need the other,

that truth is another, knowledge is another.

The mythical world, replaced by the world of thought, it takes the silence, relegating thought

to be narcissus.

Today's world, to recover reality, replaced the thoughts in science and technology

directed by economic logic ... the reality does not exist, the reality is that we created created, says the man.

There is a new God, new priests, new angels, new wonders, new kings, new laws ...

if you want to live well, obey! Get active! Work in silence, try your luck,

do not criticize, respected the rich, the leaders ... know what they do,

work for you obedient themselves to rules ... and be saved, because you will have to live,

because it will appear on the altars television, so why do not you will be part of the excluded, of the damned,

of those to be deleted ... and beware ... the cameras of God see you, wherever you are.

The problem of knowledge, emptied by the thought weak, the problem of the meaning of life,

the self is without value and without purpose, unable to know ...

and let the power of self-proclaim himself the navel of the world, God, the origin and end of everything.

In globalization , the new world where mythical other gods decide the fate of man

and do miracles in transforming them no more flowers, puddles, clouds or stars ...

but idiots, dolls, automata ... man, like Narcissus, if watching and know what he's become,

He dies.


08-11 / 03/2005 @ a + a

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