Archive for year 2014
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]. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)