Philosopher’s Crystal and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Picture taken from this site

The throne room scene is astonishingly similar to that described in the epilogue of Philosopher’s Crystal (published in 2016).

Three protagonists who found their way into this chamber are suprisingly similar to protagonists of Philosopher’s Crystal (two of them being in identical familiar relationship in both plots).

How nice, so it seems that this motive is rather universal (I would not give more details in order not to spoil the movie).


Did Oneiric Personalism Contribute to Metaphysics?

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I have been working on my concept called oneiric personalism for almost ten years. Is it a valuable contribution to metaphysics? All I could claim in this regard is that I added a footnote to a statement expressed in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus:

” 5.641. There is therefore really a sense in which in philosophy we can talk of a non psychological I. The I occurs in philosophy through the fact that the “world is my world”.
The philosophical I is not the man, not the human body or the human soul of which psychology treats, but the metaphysical subject, the limit—not a part of the world.” Source

My footnote: the world, which I experience, is my world – just like dreamworlds, which I experience, are my dreamworlds. If you wish to understand deeper the sentence: “the world is my world”, take closer a look at your dreamworlds.

It should be pointed out that Wittgenstein fiercely opposed the idea that one could be conscious in her/his dream; at most one could dream that she/he is conscious. Two days before his demise he noted: “”But even if in such cases I can’t be mistaken, isn’t it possible that I am drugged?” If I am and if the drug has taken away my consciousness, then I am not now really talking and thinking. I cannot seriously suppose that I am at this moment dreaming. Someone who, dreaming, says “I am dreaming”, even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more right than if he said in his dream “it is raining”, while it was in fact raining. Even if his dream were actually connected with the noise of the rain.” Source


On the Divine Spark in Human Beings

Painting by Salvador Dali, taken from this site

The sentence: life is my dream might be derived from the sentence: there is the divine spark in human beings.

My divine spark could be “perceived” only from within, the divine spark in other people could be “perceived” only from outside. This spark is “something” most real in me, thus I might claim: I am the divine spark experiencing an illusion of being a person, metaphorically: I dream I am a person. Other people (and objects) are as real as they are my true Self.

“I” does not bear a name, so other people could also agree with this reasoning.