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
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.
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 THIRD TIER has all the e-publications for tablets and smartphones (in EPUB format, Kindle format etc.).
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initiated : 1996 - last update :
01 I 2020
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