Philosophical Ruminations & Theosophical Illuminations

The slightly ironically titled ‘Philosophical Ruminations’, written intermittently between 2006-7, chews the philosophic cud in a variety of settings, some metaphysical, others not so metaphysical (as in the opening supernote), but does so with an essayistic flair that owes more to the blogging medium from which these supernotes were derived (the author’s original site at ‘’) than to any conscious intent on his part to be essayistic or discursive. Nonetheless, these supernotes – habitually defined by John O’Loughlin as aphoristic essays and/or essayistic aphorisms – are recognizably a part of his overall literary canon, and the reader familiar with the works in general would find ample evidence of fresh cud-chewing of an ideologically-motivated nature to satisfy his hunger for Social Theocratic truth. The ‘illuminations’, which follow on from the above, owe little or nothing to Rimbaud and his youthful fancies, but are nonetheless more consciously aphoristic than the preceding ‘ruminations’, and derive from the author’s former blogsite at, which makes them akin, in a sense, to a further instalment of the kind of material included in ‘Opus Postscriptum’ (2006) dating from the previous year. However, these aphorisms are of a higher character than anything previously attempted by John O’Loughlin within the blogging medium, who flatters himself to maintain that it would be difficult to surpass them from what is a genuinely theosophical standpoint, and therefore one more inherently committed to truth than, like essayistic philosophy, to knowledge.

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