General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
Spiritual Exercises, Metaphorology and Philosophical Counseling
The aim of this article is to analyze the possibilities of applying metaphorology in philosophical counseling, based on the philosophical insights of Hans Blumenberg and Pierre Hadot. Metaphorology, or non-conceptual theory, is a direction marked by Blumenberg. Its possibility of is completely unexplored in philosophical counseling. Hadot is primarily known for his exceptionally original interpretation of Ancient Philosophy and his entrenched conception of spiritual exercises. The concepts are difficult to apply in a specific existential situation, but metaphors focus on human imagery and are a kind of gestalt of reality. Spiritual exercises perceived as a philosophical way of life help to concretize the theory and to apply it in life situations.