The Occult Nature of Love(CD)


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The poets and philosophers all talk of love, but do we really know what love is? Capel McCutcheon begins this lecture by presenting a variety of views and opinions on love quoting poets, philosophers, religious teachers, psychologists, celebrities, and even movie stars. The comic strip character Snoopy is quoted as saying, “I love humanity; it’s just people that I have a problem with.” On a more sublime note, J. Krishnamurti offers this insight: “When you know how to love one, you know how to love all.” This dilemma is something that humanity has struggled with for ages; love in the abstract is one thing, but unselfish love between two or more people is another. The speaker skillfully traces the Western views of love from the time of Socrates and Plato, through the later writings of Aristotle, and up through the Middle Ages as represented by the writings of Aquinas and Dante. He suggests that there is a natural evolution by which love evolves from the personal and self-seeking to the spiritual and universal. 1974. 61 minutes.