Relativity of Man’s Understanding“Our ancestors and men of high antiquity have left us a tradition, involved in fable, that the first essences are gods, and that the Divinity comprehends the whole of Nature.” — Aristotle, Metaphysics, 12, viiiSeries 2 – Lecture 2 | Pamphlet. 36pp ……. Lecture Series Two of the Basic Ideas of Man is devoted to the study of consciousness itself, of man as a conscious being, and the orientation of human consciousness in its relation to the experiences of knowledge and knowing. The reader is introduced to the essential Buddhist doctrines of India, China and Tibet. The mystical teachings of the Platonists and Neoplatonists lead naturally to the consideration of the early Christian mystics.