Spiritual Intimations

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Centretruths Digital Media, Feb 21, 2013 - Poetry - 62 pages
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The poetic sequel to 'Stressing the Essential', this 1983 volume of some thirty-four poems in free verse is even more ideologically homogeneous, as it strives to delineate and advance, within poetic form, the concept of Social Transcendentalism as bearing on a variety of contexts, not least political, religious, cultural, and social. Certainly 'Spiritual Intimations' is poetically more assured than its precursor, as well as deeper and thematically more expansive.
 

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The poetic sequel to 'Stressing the Essential', this 1983 volume of some thirty-four poems in free verse is even more ideologically homogeneous, as it strives to delineate and advance, within poetic form, the concept of Social Transcendentalism as bearing on a variety of contexts, not least political, religious, cultural, and social. Certainly 'Spiritual Intimations' is poetically more assured than its precursor, as well as deeper and thematically more expansive. 

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Illusion and Truth
A True Fight
The Divine Right
An Absolute Sovereignty
Centrocomplexification
Independent Mind
Questions
Blessed Cold
Antinatural
Supernatural
Supranatural
Realist
Antinatural Literature
Supernatural Literature
Atomic Dichotomy
Relative Atoms

Meritocratic Affairs
SelfDestructive
Moral Judgement
The Real Obstacle
Supersex
Alternative Supersex
Indirect Approach
LastDitch Conservatism
Supernatural Synthesizer
A Relativistic Absolutism
Barter
Vouchers 29 Money
Above Money
Supernatural Pitch
Spiritual Intimations
Beyond Christianity 34 Last Judgement
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 John O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway City, the Republic of Ireland in 1952 of mixed Irish- and British-born parents of Irish descent. Following a parental split while still a child, he was taken to England by his mother and maternal grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy absence with intent to stay) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot, Oakham, and, upon the death and repatriation of his Galway-born grandmother, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Upon leaving Carshalton High School for Boys in 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved the comparatively short distance up to London and went on to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, after a lengthy period as a general clerk, he was promoted to clerical officer grade one with responsibility for booking examination venues throughout the UK. After a brief flirtation with further education at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled as a history student, he returned to his former job in the West End but retired from the ABRSM in 1976 due to a combination of factors, including ill-health, and proceeded to dedicate himself to a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late 1980s and early '90s, he has effectively continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), False Pretences (1981) and Deceptive Motives (1982). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has exclusively dedicated himself to philosophy, his true literary vocation, and has penned more than sixty titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God - The Omega Book (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2), Maximum Truth (1993), and, more recently, The Centre of Truth (2009), and Musings of a Superfluous Man (2011).

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