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dottore infinito - the amazing Mr Overbeck, author & painter - by professore K. Ralph, 18 Sept. 2008
I heard Overbeck lecture years ago, at Trinity, Oxford, to Mensa, and at the Byzantine Institute - an amazing mind & the creator of Non-Cantorian set theory. In this book he displays an incredible range of intellect, not surprisingly from a man I once heard explain pronominal suffixes for Arabic adverbs & show their derivation from Attic Greek - and this to a youngster (me)in a pub over a whiskey. At the core of this book is a devastating critique of the assumptions underlying atheism. He attacks the very idea of 'human being' as false identity & demonstrates our immortal ancestry, explaining once we were gods, falling because of the war in Heaven. This volume is essentially about how to achieve the Vision of God through Christ Almighty & by means of this he lays waste the idols of philosophy & false theology. His particular ire is aroused by what he terms 'the thick end of the Protestant wedge', which he sees as akin to atheism. There is much advanced use of philosophical Greek & German, but much of his argumentation is clear anyway. This is a book for highly intelligent minds, but there are also very frank declarations concerning 'deific sexuality' & 'hyper-sexuality'. Overbeck always asserted Jesus of Nazareth visited him, lifted him into Heaven, deified him & bestowed on him extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, none of Overbeck's astounding paintings on the Vision of God are included, but rumour has it Vol. II of this amazing work is ready for publication - hopefully this will include his art.