A new Apithoria is now available for you to read.
This apithological axiom concerns a threshold concept in apithology. It speaks to the hope we have for a particular outcome, by doing something similar in its general direction. We think what we are doing is apithological, but is it by necessity ‘apithology’?
The commentary clarifies the cause of generative potentials and the distinctiveness of an apithology inquiry. It is available for download here: Apithoria 1|2
One great difficulty in reading ‘about’ apithology theory, is it may be many years before we recognise that the words were familiar, but what the concept pointed to was particular. There are layers of unfolding in our understanding, which can in repeat engagements, be newly visited.
This is why we ‘learn to learn how to read’ apithology.
As one example, the commentaries on Apithoria have a particular form and structure. The four paragraphs follow the paths in a ‘four-fold vision’. This is a practicing of intentional agility in creative perception and generative imagination, as spoken to in William Blake’s poem, which reads:
“Now I a fourfold vision see, And a fourfold vision is given to me, Tis fourfold in my supreme delight, And three fold in soft Beulahs night, And twofold Always. May God us keep. From Single vision & Newtons sleep.”
In this application, some will recognise apithology’s four orientations. In a first-fold vision there is a literal reading of the aphorism (described in the first paragraph). In two-fold vision there is the allusion of allegory (where we find the sensory familiar). In using three-fold vision there is recognition of emotion and desire (speaking to all motivations). In four-fold vision there is the practice of enacting passionate imagination (as if the creative future were already present). The paragraphs of the commentary in an Apithoria speak to each of these forms of ‘envisioning’ (in turn).
There is no reason why the practice of reading ‘about’, should not also be the practice of ‘doing as’.
Of course, how we read them, is like our perceptions in life … in seeking to be wide awake, or in Newton’s sleep.
© willvarey (2016)