1. In the big picture of the universe, it seems as if ‘everything is mutually dependent’ as in an ‘ecosystem’;
“[In nature]… “the individual parts reciprocally determine one another.” … “The properties of one mass always include relations to other masses,” … “Every single body of the Universe stands in some definite relations with every other body in the Universe.” Therefore, no object can “be regarded as wholly isolated.” And even in the simplest case, “the neglecting of the rest of the world is impossible.” – Ernst Mach Read the rest of this entry »
The year 2014 has almost passed, so says my western psyche, while my indigenous intuition suggests that the ‘now’ of the relational activity continuum is a year later in its unending evolutionary unfolding than when I was experiencing the ‘now’ a year earlier.
Landslide-like emotional ‘breaks’ [reconfigurings of the social relational matrix] along with a criminal trial and conviction have unfolded and gathered form in the continually unfolding relational plenum, like storm-cells in the solar-irradiated atmo-hydro-bio-sphere. I know now that these are not ‘events’-in-themselves, but new wrinkly folds in the continually transforming relational One-ness structure that will soon divulge what nobody anticipated, giving us the “life that is what happens to us while we are busy making other plans” [John Lennon]. Read the rest of this entry »
Representations of the Universe are NOT the Universe.
Pre-enlightenment Europe saw ‘the centre’ as ‘the centre of comings and goings’, and entrances and departures from walled cities had symbolic significance as in birth and death. In the enlightenment, the ‘centre’ became ‘the centre of control’ with visual information flowing inward and controls [and projectiles] radiating outwards. Read the rest of this entry »
Modern physics wants to make ‘relations first’ and ‘things last’, … inverting the importance established by classical physics, radically changing the world view, and thus the individual and collective social behaviours that are orchestrated and shaped by world view.
One might say, as F. David Peat does in ‘Blackfoot Physics’, that the ‘relations first, things last’ view is foundational to the ‘yin/yang’ culture of indigenous aboriginals while the ‘things first, relations last’ view is foundational to the ‘all-yang-no-yin’ Western culture. Read the rest of this entry »
1. Vision [visual sensing] blinds us to physical reality.
2. Purpose oriented behaviour is aberrant behaviour.
Understanding what Bohm refers to as widespread ‘incoherence’ in modern society; i.e. in the globally dominant Enlightenment European society, benefits from inquiry into how far we can trust our ‘visual sensing’ and our impression of ‘purposeful behaviour’. Read the rest of this entry »
This overview is a companion piece to the following essay, ‘There is Neither Past Nor Future: The Tao is Now’ which summarizes in non-technical language, the gist of that essay, which brings into connective confluence, a diverse multiplicity of understandings which, when brought together, [are designed to] deliver a holonic understanding that transcends ‘the component understandings’. Read the rest of this entry »
Having come to the conclusion that there is neither past nor future, it seems right to me to share this finding, and an explanation of it, with others, who I am guessing, are not likely to be offended by it. Read the rest of this entry »
This following is an update on research into what I previously have called ‘inclusionality’ and ‘complex community dynamics’, our ‘take’ or pyscho-physical experiencing of the world understood as a world of ‘flow’, also known as ‘the Tao that cannot be named’ [is beyond language-based description] also known as ‘Brahman’, ‘Logos’. This update is a review of the different ways that different people [or the same people in different situations] are currently interpreting it. Read the rest of this entry »
(Can be read in conjunction with ‘How Science is Displacing Spirituality’)
RST = Relational-Spatial Transformation
Mach, Nietzsche, Bohm, Schroedinger contended that the world is a continually transforming relational spatial Plenum, … ‘the All’, and that material bodies are ‘schaumkommen’ (‘appearances’). Berkeley had argued the same, and had pointed out errors in the foundations of Newton’s ‘Principles of Natural Philosophy’, which have become part of our everyday scientific viewing of ‘how the world works’.
This is a brief summary of the ‘errors’ in the foundations of Newtonian scientific constructions of understanding, … ‘errors’ which force the abandonment of the RST view and the single-minded opting for the MCD view. Read the rest of this entry »
This is one of those stories like Copernicus told; a simple suggestion as to how we are missing something that is with us everyday; another way of seeing the same things we are seeing; another way that ‘makes more sense’ than our current established way of seeing it.
I would call this story; ‘How spirituality is displaced by science’, and increasingly so, as scientific thinking infuses ever deeper into the fabric of everday life. Read the rest of this entry »