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The Superficiality of Western Culture (Invented) Reality

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WHAT is there about our Western culture cultivated habits that gives us Western culture adherents a superficial understanding of reality that is crazy-making?

 

Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Bohm and others have suggested that our language is the source of superficial understanding of reality; i.e. that language cannot ‘go the distance’ to reality (the Tao that can be told is not the true Tao), and that language can only be used as a kind of ‘springboard’ to infer an understanding of reality that lies innately beyond the LITERAL understanding-giving capacities of language.  (Language usage in indigenous aboriginal, Taoist/Buddhist and Advaita Vedanta cultures is more in the sense of ‘the surprise version of the game of Twenty Questions of modern physics’; i.e. as is required in approaching an understanding of the reality of an energized wave-field wherein ‘everything is in flux’).

 

Since language constructed with explicit concepts (name-based objects), is incapable of conveying understanding of the fluid reality we are included in, when we confuse the literal meaning conveyed by language, for ‘reality’, this delivers to the psyche an INVENTED REALITY  that is a superficial and unreal pseudo-reality.  Using this superficial reality as our ‘operative reality’ is a crazy-maker that has become our Western culture ‘normal’.  As R.D. Laing has pointed out;

 

What we call ‘normal’ is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience.”

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Resonance and Reality

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Resonance ‘is’ Reality 

Resonance is the ineffable relational sensory experiencing of inclusion in the Tao that cannot be told (The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao’ — Lao Tzu).

The understanding of indigenous aboriginal cultures AND modern physics is that resonance (the wave-field) is the primary reality.  Resonance is something we can ‘feel’ but which is beyond capture in language-based intellection.  “The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao” is a precautionary reminder of the pitfall of letting the surrogate ‘reality’ constructed with the tools of language-and-grammar and the ‘double error’ (Nietzsche) ‘run away with the workman’.   Emerson issues this same warning and Nietzsche elaborates on it, but it is nevertheless a pitfall that manifests in Western culture’s embrace of an INVENTED REALITY that is far from the reality of our sensory experience.

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Western Culture’s Inbuilt Bipolar Disorder

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Inspiration fills the heart, …  Ego swells the head

‘Bipolar Disorder’ is endemic among Western culture adherents, and the ‘conservative’ – ‘liberal’ division is its manifestation on the scale of the social collective, while schizophrenia aka ‘the divided self’ is its manifest form within the most sensitive ‘miner’s canary’ individuals that are among those who have fallen into the Western culture adherence trap.

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Surviving our Immersion in a Psychologically Aberrant Western Culture

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It is NOT possible for one member of the community to rise up and kill other members of the community where ‘community’ implies relational interdependence, … that would be an ‘error of grammar’ .  But is IS possible for dissonance to emerge together with harmony, within a transforming relational continuum.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE RISE OF MASS KILLINGS

Understanding mass killings requires an understanding of why psychological studies of the mass killers do not reveal that these individuals (many of whom are white Western culture males) are NOT significantly different from the NORMAL Western culture adherent.   There is a problem with what we hold to be ‘normal behaviour’ in our Western culture.

What we call ‘normal’ is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience.” – R. D. Laing, author of ‘The Divided Self’;

A prime example of Western culture aberrant thinking is the belief in the ‘producer-product’ dynamic, this is a linguistically re-upholstered version of the medieval belief in ‘sorcery’.

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