We are too used to thinking in binaries: black and white, true and false, here and there. I particularly enjoy ‘here and there’ because it’s clearly a position. You’re standing here, and then you walk over there, and then that’s suddenly ‘here’. I’m not espousing relativism: there is truth, and I would say an absolute truth (that is as absolutely unknowable) as nevertheless true, and absolutely other (Levinas).
Perhaps the operative word with the third way is ‘way’ for mere humans. And you have to walk it to know what it’s like, what’s to be found. I’m sounding like a new age yogi when, in fact, I don’t even do yoga, though that would be a good idea.
I’ll get up and turn on a yoga Youtube video now – will probably just watch it, not actually do the exercises – but instead watch Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss how they proudly ruined television:
We’ll have to come back to this and speculate as to why South Park becomes a movie, a puppet animation, and now video games – they really are artists, and artists will try anything – but now I want to focus on the nature of mysticism, to what neuroscience has to offer to our understanding of what is beyond our understanding.