Archive for June, 2011

Updating Psychology: Logic of the Included Third


Summer Solstice Essay, 2011

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Video from Stonehenge 2010. Music by Heretics

The world is in a mess and we are having a devil of a time trying to understand why we behave the way we do, individually, and collectively, and ‘psychology’ does not seem to have any answers.  In fact, psychology has been born and bred by those whose inquiry is ‘analytical’, hence the terms ‘psychoanalysis’, ‘Jungian analyst’ etc., and the practice of taking an individual into a safe haven where he can ‘open up’ and divulge to himself, the genetic sources of his own behaviour.

Whatever happened to ‘field’ as in physics, wherein outside-inward influence predominates over inside-outward influence?

[See also ‘A Field View of Logic’]


San Francisco: Can it be Simulated?


An exciting point through which the world is expressing itself

San Francisco is the name of a place that has a lot of ‘romance’ to it.   The historical narrative of its genesis is at the same time, a historical narrative of change going on around the world, the unravelling of the old ways of the old world, the threads of which were being spun into the surprising and exciting artefacts of the new world including this gem of a city on the west coast of North America.  The richness and diversity of the entire world and its deep-rooted cultural traditions is the weave that San Francisco is made of, and those ‘threads’ continue to serve as an electrical connective webbing that makes ‘San Francisco’ a bright point through which the global plenum expresses itself. (more…)

Open Letter of Tribute to Brigette DePape … with video


Brigette DePape 'sends a message' during Throne Speech

Dear Brigette,

There is something I can feel that is going on in this picture of you holding the ‘Stop Harper’ sign that is not showing up in the picture.

It is ‘tension’. (more…)

The World in a Grain of Sand


electron microscans of plankton (radiolaria skeletons, less than .1mm)

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
 And Eternity in an hour

-William Blake, ‘Auguries of Innocence’

The radiolarians are among the most beautiful microbial eukaryotes.  They are significant components of the marine plankton and are characterized by mineralized cytoskeletal components that appear as nested spheres and spines; so that they often look like as tiny free-floating star-bursts.

When large numbers of them and their planktonic relations get together, they look like this; (more…)

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