Part I can be found in The New Philosophy Vol 115 No 3-4, July-December 2012Birjukov_InfluxII_v116_n3-4
Prior to Enlightenment thought, the business end of philosophy hadbeen distinctly separate as a brand of learning from science and religion,but not entirely or actually separate. Since its absorption into what becamescience as a methodological procedure, it lost its connection with religionaltogether, and also lost its distinctive independent character. These remarksmay not appear to be particularly relevant to the subject of influx atfirst glance, yet in fact they are extremely important since it accounts forthe reason why any mention of influx as a spiritual process is generallytreated as an intellectual affront. After all, there is no doubt that psychologicaland philosophical explorations of conceptions of consciousness areundermined by it, which should not surprise us. The scientific program,and the philosophical principles it has commandeered, are driven by thedesire to create a representation of reality that refers to nothing outsideitself (meaning the natural world and hence the universe) as possessed ofany relevant explanatory power.