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I previously wrote:

> I believe that Michael was
> referring to Plato's reference to the observer sitting within a
> cave, outside of which a fire is burning. The observer can see
> that the fire is projecting moving shadows on to the cave wall,
> which he -- the observer -- mistakenly takes for reality.
>

I always though that this was a meaningful allegory, so after writing the above (from ancient memory) I thought I would check the source.

It is in Plato's Republic, Book VII, and if anything my memory did not do it justice.

For those who are interested, click here: and scroll down to Book VII.



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post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 1010 Joyeuse 23-Dec-04 20:12
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 336 Michael Cremo 24-Dec-04 18:12
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 340 Joyeuse 24-Dec-04 20:53
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 372 JimH 25-Dec-04 10:42
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 306 Joyeuse 25-Dec-04 17:33
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 323 Michael Cremo 25-Dec-04 17:57
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 345 JimH 29-Dec-04 02:09
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 309 Joyeuse 29-Dec-04 10:20
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 332 Michael Cremo 25-Dec-04 17:55
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 310 Joyeuse 25-Dec-04 19:56
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 315 Ima Sumac 26-Dec-04 11:34
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 367 Joyeuse 27-Dec-04 14:56
Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 320 Ima Sumac 27-Dec-04 18:26
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Re: post for Michael Cremo on Vedic conception of the world as virtual reality 299 Joyeuse 25-Dec-04 01:55
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