In the most recent in this “Beyond death” series, I mentioned that I had an unbidden conversation with Ludwig Wittgenstein. I was prepared not to be believed.

All I can do is present what the substance was and suggest that it could most certainly be a work of imagination. If so, I am not sure how a voice came into it. I see it as an event that suggests things about the probability that there is a real existence that we do not now have any way of proving.

Here is a summary of the encounter which is published in my Kindle book "Tractatus". I would write my thoughts and then his as they came to me.


Ludwig begins with a greeting and says he would rather talk to me than scholars who incessantly dissect what he calls his ‘literary corpse”. I respond that I knew nothing of him save a few videos but was impressed that he seemed to care more about a way of living than a philosophy.

We talked of his efforts to forget a lot of the baggage of his life. He advises me not to “ruin” a friendship by delving into his published works He suggests that there is something about me that he takes to be unified with him.


Ludwig talks about his interest in Earth, the name he gives to our world. He says he was drawn to me by his sense that we agree on the “instructive potential of the community.” He describes us both as persons who never doubted the reality of our own freedom.

He says Abba encouraged our contact.

Asked about Nietzsche and Charles Sanders Peirce, he says he has contact with Nietzsche but finds Peirce remote. Over the course of the conversations, I take it that heaven is populated by those who are unified with Abba. I take it that those who have a problem with unification are free to reflect on it and to choose it.


It seems that we are essentially coterminous with heaven – living at the edge of unfolding time.

In the remaining notes, we discuss gambling and gaming and my efforts to propound what I call Triadic Philosophy.

Ludwig says he values my forgiving of science and my abolishing of transcendence. He says he could not do these things in his lifetime.

We arrive at the point of Ludwig’s “Tractatus” which is that life’s most important things are unsayable. He notes with me that I have devoted most of my life to saying such things.


The conversations end with Ludwig noting how much he enjoys solitude, that his lover is with him now, and that he can only talk to one person at a time.

There is nothing earth-shaking in all this. It was a good confirmation of what I have come to believe in the months following.

Nietzsche, Peirce, and Wittgenstein. are united in moving past the academy to the world. They embrace pursuing a way of life. Practical consequences of what we decide to do are of paramount importance.