Short History


My first attempt at philosophy was way back in 1981. It came with a Dutch monograph entitled Sketches of an Absurd World View, a pessimistic, dark and annihilationist text. In 1982, starting to practice Vedic-based Yoga, a strong interest in transpersonal experience slowly rose.

In 1987, the Proto-Tractatus Logico-Comicus emerged. This first English text drew the contours of a system-to-be.
In 1992, integrating a decade of investigations regarding the Jewish, Christian and Muslim mystics, the Tractatus Logico Tragi-Comicus emerged. Besides a considerable reorganization of themes, this basic and incomplete text suggested years of study ahead. Countless corrections would be the outcome. However, the leading idea never left since then is the principle of the non-reduciblility of the cosmic operators matter, information and consciousness.

In 1996, the issue of being read, and therefore interact with a community of relevant sign-interpreters was solved by the WWW. On the 9th of April 1996, my Report on Studies in Philosophy became available on the Internet. At present, a considerable corpus of data is shared at no cost with all users of the WWW. These philosophical investigations are backed by hermeneutic, neurophilosophical, kemetic, and Dharmic studies. Recently, studies in the philosophy of music were added, but these are in their early stage.

Escaping the dogmas and directives of any organized religion, church, lodge, temple, cult, sect, lineage, spiritual school or sectarian organization, and avoiding economical, political and academic pressure, the aim here was and remains free study.

In 2006, I became a practicing Buddhist. The ‘Dharmic approach’ to spirituality facilitated a viable integration of mystical experience with science and philosophy.

Philosophy, or love of wisdom, is a cognitive answer –extraordinary, multi-dimensional and comprehensive– to this call rooted in our physical, informational and sentient evolution, to know as much as possible, to invent novel order by actively transcending limitations and to open up and unchain our minds, thus producing more complex, refined and subtle states of matter, information and consciousness, thereby aiding creative advance and negentropy. This answer is engaged, open, personal, dialogal, rational, critical, creative and seeks the unconditional. Philosophy allows recurrent and multiple transferences between, on the one hand, reason and intuition or meta-reason, and, on the other hand, reason and instinct or ante-rationality. It is open to the spontaneous, meaningful, wondrous, luminous, and ineffable.

The work is organized in three tiers.

The FIRST TIER involve the web studies published between 1996 until 2016 at www.sofiatopia.org. This material is provisional. Nearly all webpages have a timeline bar at the bottom, mentioning date of initiation (or first publication on the WWW), date of last update and version n°. With each change of view, a new version ensues. Everything else is an update, ranging from typos to small changes not affecting the view. These web publications were intended as ongoing studies. When considered stable enough, this material, nihil obstat, is reworked and published on paper or in electronic format. Then the timeline bar does not change anymore and the webpage is defined as ‘final’. The webpages serve as a pool from which to derive the other two tiers of the work.

The SECOND TIER are publications on paper, either as traditional books or as Print-On-Demand Publications.

The THIRD TIER has all the e-publications for tablets and smartphones (in EPUB format, Kindle format etc.).


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