METANOIA, CONTINUUM AND QUATERNITY

This is a translation of the final chapter of the essay “Espíritu del Cuaternario” (Quaternary Spirit)

After so many considerations on science we need to return to a more general perspective.

It was probably as a reaction against the intrinsic idealism of the trinitarian symbol that a number of thinkers of diverse orientation turned in the twentieth century, and especially after the post-war period, towards quaternary schemes as symbols of totality. Jung was maybe the first perceiving the need for this shift, followed later by such well-known authors as Heidegger with his earth-heaven-celestials-mortals quaternity, or the Schumacher of the magnificent “Guide for the Perplexed” with his fourfold field of knowledge: inner self, inner world, outer self, outer world, opposed two by two as determinants of experience, appearance, communication and science.

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