October 16, 2021:

The process of emanation through descending levels of reality as theorized by Plotinus should remind us in a general way of someone we know. The One results in the hypostasis of The Intellect one level down not because The One has consciousness or intention but because it's too full or abundant to contain itself. Think of a full pot of water overflowing when it boils. This is one very general and ancient form of process without a subject.