Special Guest Carla Rueckert of the Ra, Law of One Series—
Was Terry the wife of Socrates?
Monday – 09.24.2012
Formatted and sent by Gary Brownlee
[We enter the call early where Wynn is teasing Terry and Marilyn]
Wynn: Terry, are you there?
Terry: I’m here.
Wynn: I let a certain cat out of the barrel earlier about Terry; something she’s never said. We don’t know if this is true, so you can just take it as fantasy. Marilyn provoked me, and I thought I’d let Marilyn share what happened.
Marilyn: I don’t want to share.
Wynn: This is 6:04 P.M. on Monday, September 24th (2012); this is the Wynn Free Conference call and the Wynn Free-Terry Brown-Daphne Karandanis-Carla Rueckert conference call.
Marilyn, are you there?
Marilyn: I’m here. But I don’t want to share. I don’t remember what you called me, but it wasn’t very nice. He was being mean to me, Terry.
Gijs: You’re on the wrong subject, Marilyn. Wynn, please; you continue.
Terry: I should have come in earlier, so I’d know what this was about.
Marilyn: Yes, you should have.
Wynn: Marilyn, you’re not going to share how it all started, right?
Marilyn: You mean. I’m supposed to tell her that we were talking about her and Saint Catherine?
Wynn: No, no, no, no, no, no. What about husbands?
Marilyn: Oh! No, you go ahead. You’re much better at this.
Wynn: You should say how you provoked it.
Marilyn: I didn’t do a thing! I just was telling you that you’re too loud on the phone.
Caller: Janice provoked it.
Marilyn: See? There you go. And, he picked on me.
Wynn: She said I was too loud on the phone. But, the way she said it, I said she sounds like a former wife that was hen-pecking me from some other lifetime.
Then, she said “And you’re not married, are you?” [Laughter]
Marilyn: I said “You’re not married because?”
Wynn: I reminded myself of a Socrates quote and I shared the Socrates quote.
Carla: About Xanthippe?
Wynn: Wait a second; the Socrates quote was, “If a man has a good wife, he’ll have a lot of joy in his life. But, if he doesn’t have a good wife he’ll end up being a philosopher.” [Laughter].
After I said that, here’s the cat I let out of the bag; Terry has this feeling that she was Socrates’ wife.
Terry: That’s right and that I knew Plato. It’s like I was his [Socrates] wife and he was a very difficult husband. He would stay out all night and he wouldn’t bring home any money for support.
Caller: That sounds like Wynn.[Laughter]
Wynn: Terry believes that this guy, John Sanborn, who has been a long-term friend of Terry’s that lived in Terry’s living room for thirty years and was a writer—she was always supportive of him and paying the bills, so he could stay home and write. It was like she thought he was Socrates.
I studied it; and I studied Socrates. I studied John. Not only did they look alike, but they said the same kinds of things. They looked like they thought the same way. So I thought that it might have been true.
Socrates believed the best way for people to live was to focus on self-development rather than the pursuit of material wealth. He encouraged others to concentrate on friendships and a sense of true community as the best way for people to grow together.