Lifting the Veil {or Plato’s cave}

by annamchoudhry

That is what thesis writing is about. Lifting just a couple of layers off your eyes so you can see the world a little clearer, explain in foreign academic jargon to other scientists in your field trained at lifting just some of their own veils what it was that you glimpsed, and then compare to their renditions and theories which will differ depending on the number of layers they removed and their intentions for wanting to explain the world.

On a normal basis, as lay people, we are submerged in the darkness that is the illusion that is this world. Layers upon layers. “Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds – darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it.” – Surah an Nur, Ayah 40

Descartes had a point when he questioned his senses. So what if you lift ALL the veils and are left with the raw image of a bare and brutal reality–what then?

dark veilTime to create a new language.