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Psychological studies reveal how ‘the places we were born into’ and the ‘times we were raised in’ are, not surprisingly, shapers of ‘who we are’, hence the title of this note, ‘We ‘ARE’ Where we Were’. There is more to this than ‘meets the eye’ in the sense that there is both a ‘kid in the candy shop’ aspect that brings forth and develops our masculine assertive behaviour as well as a feminine ‘choiceless awareness’ of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum (i.e. the Wave-field continuum aka the Tao). Reflection suggests that our acculturation from infancy shapes what we take to be ‘REALITY’ and that there are very different options for perceiving REALITY that divide us into the cultures of EAST and WEST.
As is discussed in the following text, we can conceptualize ‘GROWTH’ as in ‘the GROWTH of a TOWN’ in terms of (a) a LOCAL thing-in-itself-that is RATIO-ing up in size and development as in RATIONAL or REASON based psychological conceptualizing, OR, … we can understand the very same dynamic in terms of (b) the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE within which “THERE IS TOWNING” such as the ant-like GATHERING-and-SCATTERING of social collectives. As it turns out, because TRANSFORMATION, which is the REAL dynamic that we have sensory experience of inclusion withing, is INEFFABLE or in other words, not capturable in EXPLICIT language terms) since transformation is purely relational (implicit and nonlocal), our habit has been to employ a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that ‘is effable’.
The TOWN-that-is-GROWING is NOT REAL but is a DOUBLE ERROR (NAMING and GRAMMAR) based intellectual construction, which we psychologically SUBSTITUTE for the INEFFABLE because continually TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE in which there is TOWNING.
Psychological explorations such as “theconversation.com/how-where-youre-born-influences-the-person-you-become” only get to the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in regard to this question since it is an exploration WITHIN WESTERN CULTURE, however, it supports the suggestion that ‘We ‘ARE’ Where we Were’. This essay examines how ‘who we are’ is shaped by ‘where we were’ in our earliest and ongoing development, including how the masculine and feminine ‘shaping’ comes into play through infusion of language and culture.
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When we were infants, we had no choice but to submit to the infusions of teachings of our parents and others who tended to us, who had in turn been infused with the understandings particular to the Culture they were raised in. Early on, we were OPEN and naturally gifted with CHOICELESS AWARENESS in the sense of the feminine, the choiceless awareness of the vagina as it opens up to full-fillment with asserting content. In the realm of language, discrimination comes after the initial loading that teaches us how to discriminate; i.e. what to accept and what to reject.
This ‘bootstrapping’ of an information filtering screen has been operative in establishing the GREAT DIVIDE between the Cultures of EAST and WEST and it is no ‘accident’ that children raised in the EAST acquire a distinctive EASTERN CULTURE understanding while children raised in the WEST acquire a distinctive, but very different WESTERN CULTURE understandings since children come into the world with the open-ness of the intellect, the open-ness of choiceless awareness, while the ability to discriminate between ‘signal’ that we accept and ‘noise’ that we reject comes through our cultural conditioning.
That this system ‘works’ manifests in the evident differences across cultures, not only in the behavioural manner and dress, but also in differing ways of understanding ‘REALITY’.
The title of this note, We ‘ARE’ Where we Were aims to draw attention to how we are infused with CULTURE-specific ‘bootstrapping’ tools that become, in the realm of language based intellection, part of a CHOICELESS AWARENESS which is like an automatic right of free passage of external offerings into the psyche without having to stop and submit to inspection that discriminates whether or not admission is justified.
When will WESTERN CULTURE psychologists wake up to what is going on here?
“Reason” in language!—oh what a deceptive old witch it has been! I fear we shall never be rid of God, so long as we still believe in grammar. – Nietzsche
Reason is also known as rationality because it is based on ‘RATIO’ and this supports the other bogus notion called GROWTH, a ‘reason’ based concept that does not exist in indigenous aboriginal cultures nor in modern physics
Intuition informs us that we earth-dwellers live in a curved space wherein, if the TOWN expands, the WILDERNESS contracts such that we can only legitimately speak of TRANSFORMATION of the LANDSCAPE rather than ‘GROWTH ‘ of the TOWN.
That’s what we get for living in a curved space. If we were FLAT-LANDERS living on a notional flat plane of unlimited extent, the we could justifiably speak of the GROWTH of the TOWN and the GROWTH of its population and production etc.
But the REALITY is that we don’t live on a flat plane of unlimited extent and THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GROWTH, not even if you are talking about the changes in your child as she “GROWS” to adulthood. If the population GROWS, the unoccupied space on the sphere of the earth reciprocally “SHRINKS” in conjugate relation. In other words, there is TRANSFORMATION (more cows, less grazing space). Our language lets us talk about the ‘more cows’ part without mentioning the ‘less grazing space’ even though the REALITY is that we live in a finite space where the available space SHIRINKS in conjugate relation to the GROWTH of its occupants.
So, as Heraclitus observed, you can’t GROW the same TOWN twice because it is not the same TOWN and the COUNTRYSIDE it is in conjugate relation with is NOT THE SAME COUNTRYSIDE. Thus what is going on is not GROWTH but TRANSFORMATION.
WE GET FOOLED, HOWEVER, because our language has our mind conceive of the TOWN as being situated on a flat plane of infinite extent, in which case the GROWTH of the TOWN “IS” possible, and that is where the words RATIONAL and REASON come from because our WESTERN CULTURE languages support this kind of REASON-based talk because it is EASIER to PICTURE what we are saying.
The brown spot on the apple signals that the APPLE is INCLUDED in the TRANSFORMING relational continuum which is also known as the ‘Wave-field’ and/or ‘the Tao’.
The word GROWTH is key to understanding the WESTERN CULTURE psyche in that it SUBSTITUTES the LOCAL concept of RATIO-based change for the NONLOCAL reality of TRANSFORMATION. Just ‘watch the brown spot of ROT on the apple GROW larger as the apple GOES BAD.
This conceptualizing of GROWTH as REAL is the WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT’s psychological REPRESENTATION of reality.
EASTERN CULTURE (indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta) along with modern physics would say that the apple is a relational form within the all-including Tao, or Wave-field where TRANSFORMATION is the ongoing dynamic. In other words, the apple is NOT to be misconstrued as a “LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF” just because we can RE-PRESENT it that way using the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR which permits us to say; ‘the APPLIE is GROWING’ and/or ‘the APPLE is ROTTING’.
Such phraseology is MESMERIZING and puts us into a SUBSTITUTE REALITY where the NONLOCAL dynamic of TRANSFORMATION is set aside and we construct the SUBSTITUTE reality featuring NAMING-instantiated (notional) LOCAL things-in-themselves notionally with “THEIR OWN” powers of SOURCING actions and developments; e.g. ‘SEE the ROTTEN SPOT ON THE APPLE GROW’.
“GROWTH” is an abstract concept based on RATIO aka REASON which allows us to conceive phenomena in LOCAL terms as is the inherent notion captured within GROWTH. The inventing of GROWTH lets us dodge having to come up with a language that directly grapples with how to RE-present TRANSFORMATION which is NONLOCAL as in ‘everywhere at the same time’ (the nature of the Wave-field).
While the languages of WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS construct SUBSTITUTE REALITIES based on GROWTH which has a basic dependency on RATIO (hence ‘rationality’), the languages of indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta AVOIDS the imputing of LOCAL BEING and instead preserves the natural primacy of RELATIONS as in relational transformation; hence the relations based inference as in ‘Dances with Wolves’ instead of ‘John Dunbar’. The former suggests that the ‘manning’ is a relational participant within a larger NONLOCAL relational game while the latter NAMING (‘John Dunbar’ designation) coupled with GRAMMAR delivers the psychological impression of a LOCAL SOURCING AGENT.
This IS the DOUBLE ERROR noted by Nietzsche, and it SETS UP in the psyche, the impression that the NAMING instantiated THING-IN-ITSELF has within it the GRAMMAR-GIVEN powers of SOURCING actions and developments. NOW WE HAVE LOCAL INCIPIENCE of actions, thanks to RATIO which lets us do an ‘end run’ around the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL dynamic of TRANSFORMATION which is ‘everywhere-at-the-same-time’ as is the nature of the Wave-field. The DOUBLE ERROR is as follows;
What does COVID 19 have to do with the U.S. Presidential Election?
Question: When is a Pathogen (COVID-19) NOT a Pathogen?
Answer: When we trade out Newtonian phy sics (the EITHER/OR logic of the EXCLUDED medium) for Modern physics (the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium).
Here we are dealing with the difference in perception as to what is TRANFORMATION and what is GROWTH. The concept of GROWTH is based on RATIO (‘rational thinking) where we measure the difference in the dimensions of a notional THING-IN-ITSELF at an earlier and later TIME. GROWTH is where the latter measurement is greater than the former (REDUCTION or SHRINKAGE is the simple opposite of this BINARY relation).
RATIONALITY aka REASON comes from imposing this simplistic EITHER “IS” OR “IS NOT” BINARY LOGIC on phenomena, as in EITHER FRIEND OR ENEMY or EITHER MALE OR FEMALE or EITHER GOOD or EVIL.
NOTA BENE: Because we IMPOSE this BINARY JUDGEMENT as to whether a thing is ONE or the OTHER, we EXCLUDE from consideration a natural THIRD option which is acknowledged in QUANTUM LOGIC, the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium.
This EXCLUSION is implied in Goedel’s Theorem of the INCOMPLETENESS of all finite systems of logic proposition. In other words, there is an implied INCOMPLETENESS in all finite systems of REASON. For example, if we observe an erupting volcano and note that the conical structure is GROWING in size, REASON aka RATIO-based thinking will support our proposition that THE CONE IS GROWING IN SIZE, but WAIT A MINUTE! … because the bigger picture is that subduction zones are taking in matter from the exterior into the interior of the sphere of the earth (SHRINKING the volume of the exterior rock) where it undergoes ‘melt-down’ and adds to the volume of the fluid interior).
Our intuition informs us that our words EXTRUSION and INTRUSION as we associate with the words GROWTH and SHRINKAGE are a clumsy way of linguistically INFERRING the REAL sensory experience-affirmed dynamic of TRANSFORMATION, which transcends the representational capability of RATIO-based language capture (i.e. transcends the representational capability of REASON). INTUITION is called for in order to transcend the limitations of BINARY LOGIC aka RATIO based (REASON-based) THINKING stimulated by imposing EITHER/OR propositions, so as to understand the phenomenon of TRANSFORMATION, wherein we can now understand this phenomenon not in terms of TWO TIME-SEQUENTIAL LINEAR DYNAMICS of GROWTH AND SHRINKAGE, but in terms of ONE phenomenon wherein the TWO phenomena of (a) RATIO-based increase in size aka GROWTH: A SPHERE GROWING LARGER (due to extrusion based augmentation, and (b) RATIO-based decrease in size aka SHRINKAGE: A SPHERE SHIRINKING SMALLER (due to subduction based diminishment).
NO MORE RATIO-based (REASON-based) BINARY LOGICAL abstractions of “GROWTH” and “SHRINKAGE”, JUST the intuition of TRANSFORMATION.
Nonlocality is a feature of REALITY as a transforming relational continuum aka as Wave-field wherein there are many FORMS in an OVERALL FLOW..
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have developed LANGUAGE in an attempt to RE-PRESENT the REALITY of our inclusion in the transforming relational continuum so as to be able to SHARE our EXPERIENCES by using the SIGNALS that make up the language, such as SIGN LANGUAGE and SPOKEN LANGUAGE. By SENDING SIGNALS to one another, we can share RE-PRESENTATIONS of our OBSERVATIONS and EXPERIENCES.
We may experience participation in the construction of roads and bridges and houses and gardens in the manner of fleas trying to make a home on the hairy back of a living beast. We do what we can even as the ground is always shifting underfoot from floods and quakes and the transformative influences of winter, spring, summer and fall. This TRANSFORMATION never ceases and we and everything are in included in it.
This dynamic is NONLOCAL and we cannot wrap arounds it completely so as to ‘talk about it’ as the NONLOCAL transforming reality it actually is. In order to represent it with language, we have to “GO LOCAL” and instead of trying to capture the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE which is IMPOSSIBLE-because-it-is-NONLOCAL, our language is designed to REDUCE the inherent NONLOCALITY of the transforming relational continuum, to LOCAL ‘excerpts’. For example, language can’t capture the continual TRANSFORMATION of rain that falls and wears down mountains and carries them as sand and silt into the sea where they subduct and then emerge through volcanic eruptions to form new mountains and so on and so forth in a continuing NONLOCAL circulation. But REALITY IS a NONLOCAL dynamicism that ELUDE capture in words (we would be talking forever to capture NONLOCALITY), … UNLESS, … we INVENT a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that is EFFABLE-because LOCAL.
In reality, the living LANDSCAPE wherein everything is in flux included the mountains and valleys constitutes a NONLOCAL REALITY aka the Wave-field and within it we see relational dynamics such as DUNING as derive from the relational confluence of solar irradiance, atmospheric air currents and gravitational influences. Language based articulation of all that NONLOCAL activity would keep GOING ON FOREVER beyond the duration of the life of the speaker, so there has been a practical need to SUBSTITUTE a LOCAL pseudo-reality which can be briefly articulated and shared with language.
THE REDUCTION OF NONLOCAL to LOCAL is an EXPEDIENT ABSTRACTION to make language capable of brief informative exchanges which, while they cannot capture the REAL NONLOCAL phenomena of our experience of inclusion in the TRANSFORMING relational continuum aka the Wave-field aka the Tao, … DELIVERS the capability for constructing a LOCAL and EXPLICIT “SUBSTITUTE REALITY” which means while forces us to SUBSTITUTE GROWTH (which is LOCAL and EXPLICIT) for TRANSFORMATION (which is NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT).
Language based on the LOCAL and EXPLICIT has us engineering SUBSTITUTE REALITIES such as the following; We say ‘the TOWN is GROWING larger and more populous and productive’ because this is an EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT SUBSTITUTE REALITY which ‘ALLUDES TO’ the NONLOCAL REALITY of the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE (a visual portion of the transforming relational continuum).
§ (the term flagged, ‘Choiceless Awareness’ is intended as used by Jiddu Krishnamurti)
As in the innocence of youth, which is to some extent retained through life, we have natural capacity for CHOICELESS AWARENESS .
As in the knowing of maturity, which grows with experience, we have the socially acquired capacity for DELIBERATE ASSERTION.
There is a clear suggestion of FEMALE-MALE gender relations here that invites exploration.
For example, INSPIRATION seems to associate with CHOICELESS AWARENESS while EGO seems to associate with DELIBERATE ASSERTION.
Poetic inference such as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” INVITES US TO OFFER OURSELVES UP TO CHOICELESS WARENESS of inclusion in a warm and comforting space. This contrasts with DELIBERATE ASSERTION that ‘INFORMS’ us in a FORCE-FEEDING manner comparable to the force-feeding of geese used in the making of ‘Foie gras’
While CHOICELESS AWARENESS and DELIBERATE ASSERTION and aspects of life and psyche which seem to shift in emphasis from youth to maturity, they are also symbolic of sexual relations. The CHOICELESS AWARENESS describes the sensual experience of the VAGINA as it opens up to be IN-FORMED by the ASSERTING PENIS in the process of CARNAL KNOWING.
When we take this TOPOLOGICAL ANALOGY further into our WESTERN CULTURE social dynamic, we may see how it can lend understanding to the SHIFT from youth to age whereby CHOICELESS AWARENESS is progressively TRADED OUT for DELIBERATE ASSERTION and we move towards spending more time ‘expositing on how things are’ than in opening up to ‘how things could be’.
This shift in the INDIVIDUAL from CHOICELESS AWARENESS (greater in youth) to DELIBERATE ASSERTION (greater in maturity) may also distinguish cultures as it appears that our WESTERN CULTURE has made a stronger shift in this direction the EASTERN CULTURE. It seems as if we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have shifted away from understanding reality as TRANSFORMATION which is like INSPIRATION as associates with CHOICELESS AWARENESS. Metaphorically, the PSYCHE, like the VAGINA, opens up to be IN-FORMED as part of the process of TRANSFORMATION by way of being INSPIRED by CARNAL KNOWLEDGE. Psychological TRANSFORMATION seems to have this same ‘topology’.
WESTERN CULTURE ‘complainants’ are arguing that the MALE aspect of DELIBERATE ASSERTION has been ‘hijacking’ the overall process, starving out CHOICELESS AWARENESS and even adopting a mocking ‘know-it-all’ attitude that demeans FEMALE CHOICELESS AWARENESS.
The WEST: The Confederacy of Localisers
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS use our NAMING and GRAMMAR based language to cook up a ‘SUBSTITUTE REALITY’. This SUBSTITUTE REALITY is no longer being used as a ‘mock-up’ to suggest a real-but-ineffable reality that lies beyond language-based articulation, but is being used, in WESTERN CULTURE, as our OPERATIVE REALITY.
So when we use language to put out the message that ‘THE TOWN IS GROWING’ which is in fact trying to allude to the INEFFABLE reality of the continually TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX (Heraclitus and Modern physics), … we, as a social collective that has gotten to the point where the tool of language has been running away with the workman, LITERALLY ACCEPT that THE TOWN IS GROWING.
WHERE IS THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE in this representation?
Once the mind gives itself up to concepts like THE TOWN IS GROWING, it goes into a mode of understanding based on “LOCAL SOURCING” which explains reality in EXPLICIT DETAIL, always starting from SOMETHING LOCAL like ‘the TOWN’ and building the story on top of that secure and absolute LOCAL base.
Neither the indigenous aboriginal people nor modern physics have qualms about understanding NONLOCALITY as the basis of reality, as accords with ‘everything is in flux’ which has been reaffirmed by the Wave-field understanding of modern physics.
I am calling us WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS: … A CONFEDERACY OF LOCALISERS… because our of language and grammar habit wherein we use NAMING and GRAMMAR to put together a DOUBLE ERROR impression of LOCAL SOURCING such as ‘the TOWN is GROWING’.
We can take our pick as to whether to conceive of reality in terms of TRANSFORMATION or GROWTH…. does the LANDSCAPE TRANSFORM? (EAST) or does the TOWN GROW? (WEST).
These TWO WAYS of UNDERSTANDING REALITY; by TRANSFORMATION or by GROWTH, can divide the psyche and society.
If one accepts GROWTH as in ‘the GROWTH of the TOWN this comes with a SPLITTING into FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-TWO. To speak and understand GROWTH invites the mind to think in terms of a LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF that is ‘doing the GROWING’ on an independent basis where it is NO LONGER INCLUDED IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE. We can envisage, in our ‘mind’s eye’, a MAP wherein the grid of streets and avenues DOUBLES as “the TOWN GROWS”.
However, the REALITY is that THE LANDSCAPE IS TRANSFORMING and this is the reality of the EAST, a reality that is supported by MODERN PHYSICS which splits off from the GROWTH-based (pseudo) reality of the WEST.
If we are INVESTORS in GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT of new suburbs etc., our GROWTH-based thinking is NOT, at the same time, addressing the CONJUGATE SHRINKING OF THE WILDERNESS, or in other words, the OVERALL REALITY OF TRANSFORMATION of the LANDSCAPE.
FORWARD: Benjamin Whorf overtly stated what Nietzsche, Bohm and Wittgenstein also imply, that we are included in an IMPLICATE ORDER that we reduce to an EXPLICATE ORDER for the purpose of rendering EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT that which is IN REALITY, INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT (the Wave-field aka the Tao).
Whorf points out that the NEWTONIAN PHYSICS abstraction of local material things-in-themselves, notionally with their own powers of sourcing actions and developments (that which Nietzsche calls ‘the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR), …came from our early WESTERN CULTURE language and grammar, that is where NEWTON got these concepts from.
WESTERN SCIENCE (Newtonian) featuring matter, force, and motion is therefore NOT an explanation of the dynamics of Nature, but is instead a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that is LOCAL and EXPLICIT, such abstraction opening the way for language-based representation that is shareable. The SUBSTITUTE REALITY that we build with DOUBLE ERROR based language constructs is ‘consistent within itself in a ‘house-of-cards’ like sense’, but is in no way a REPRESENTATION of the reality of our sensory experience. The SUBSTITUTE REALITY reduces TRANSFORMATION to GROWTH, as with The TOWN that is GROWING’ in place of the LANDSCAPE that is TRANSFORMING.
This language that SUBSTITUTES GROWTH for TRANSFORMATION gives us LOCAL and EXPLICIT definition which is ‘only good for’ stimulating a needed INTUITIVE LEAP the the NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT reality of our sensory experience’. However, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are become characterized by our psychological replacement of REAL REALITY with the SUBSTITUTE REALITY..
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WESTERN CULTURE “ECONOMIC REALITY” puts GROWTH into a DYSFUNCTIONAL PRECEDENCE over TRANSFORMATION
The following THREE PART COMMENTARY aims at ‘homing in’ on what might be described as the core conclusion of Whorf’s Hypothesis, which is that classical physics, wherein we make the BINARY LOGICAL SPLIT between MATTER and SPACE, rather than being something we have discerned through our investigations of Nature, is instead, a formal structuring of the Western Culture language which we invented … NOT as a means of CAPTURING an approximate representation of an INEFFABLE reality, … BUT RATHER as a means of CONSTRUCTING A SUBSTITUTE ‘EFFABLE’ REALITY that WE ARE ABLE TO ARTICULATE. For example, our WESTERN CULTURE language-and-grammar gives us the capability of ARTICULATING the GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT of “THE TOWN” wherein we use the representational ploy of FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO, … BUT our language is too limited a representational medium to accommodate capture of a TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE which implicitly includes within it the fluid dynamic of TOWNING wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE, as in the reality of our SENSORY EXPERIENCE of inclusion in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM. The intellectual treatises declaring the LOCAL, INDEPENDENT EXISTENCE of the TOWN or the COUNTRY are abstractions of the mind which do not, in ‘real life experience’, over-ride the reality of our inclusion in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM aka the ‘WAVE-FIELD’ aka ‘the Tao’.
That is the theme of this TRILOGY; the exposing of the reality, as Whorf has pointed out, that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have developed language NOT as a system for capturing an approximation of the REALITY OF OUR SENSORY EXPERIENCE, but to instead gives us the means of CONSTRUCTING A SUBSTITUTE REALITY. CLASSICAL PHYSICS, formalized by NEWTON, is not ‘informing us of the ‘fluid relational phenomenon of Nature-as-TRANSFORMATION’, but is teaching us how to construct an internally self-consistent SUBSTITUTE REALITY, where the notion of the LOCAL TOWN that is GROWING LARGER and MORE PRODUCTIVE … “SUBSTITUTES AND TAKES OVER” … from the reality of the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM aka ‘the Wave-field aka ‘the TAO’.
MEANWHILE, “the SUBSTITUTE REALITY of the reductive language of Newtonian physics that CAN BE TOLD, is NOT the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM REALITY.
Newtonian physics gives us a tool for CONSTRUCTING a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that is no longer INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT but is now EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT, … the shortfall being that IT IS NEITHER ‘REALITY’ nor nor is it an APPROXIMATION of REALITY, it is a SUBSTITUTE REALITY. We users of this DOUBLE ERROR based SUBSTITUTE REALITY are NOT FINISHED when we finish constructing the language based REPRESENTATIONS of the SUBSTITUTE REALITY (e.g. the CONSTRUCTION of a TOWN that continues to GROW) because we still have to make the INTUITIVE LEAP from the ABSTRACTION of ‘the GROWTH OF THE TOWN’ to the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE which is all-inclusive and which includes the TOWNING DYNAMIC which our language has allowed us to SPLIT OUT by * * * SUBSTITUTING FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO for FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-ONE * * *, and in the process re-locating our psychological perspective into this SUBSTITUTE FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-TWO pseudo-reality in the guise of a VOYEUR OVER-SEE-ER, something this is not pot available to the TOWNIE in the TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
Our WESTERN CULTURE error is to FORGET that the DOUBLE ERROR based SUBSTITUTE REALITY only qualifies for use as a TOOL OF INFERENCE and to, INSTEAD, employ the DOUBLE ERROR (LOCAL SOURCING) pseudo-reality as the ‘operative reality, infusing aberrant thinking and behaviours into the dynamics of WESTERN CULTURE social collectives. Goodbye NONLOCAL TRANSFORMATION, hello LOCAL GROWTH!
PART ONE of THREE
WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are seriously ‘hooked’ on BINARY LOGIC but our faith in such simplistic logic is being seriously challenged, by REALITY.
The U.S. presidential election brings to the fore centuries of BIPOLAR DISORDER wherein the RIGHT and the LEFT political factions fight over whose vision of reality gets to be implemented by the social collective.
The terms LEFT and RIGHT for the polar opposite views of reality (and thus the best way to socially organize) derive from post revolution FRANCE where the PRO-royalist supporters of King Louis XVI sat on the RIGHT in the National Assembly while the ANTI-royalist supporters of the revolution sat on the LEFT.
Unlike indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents who see social organizing in terms of relational harmony FIRST, and authority-sourced as secondary, the WESTERN CULTURE choice was and remains, to make AUTHORITY the FIRST and HIGHEST level of organizing influence.
THIS IS A PROBLEM since we, and everything, are included in the transforming relational continuum wherein it makes ‘natural sense’ to give first priority to relational flexibility and use explicit structure in a supportive role in which case, spontaneous and natural sensory-experience engaging within the all-including TRANSFORMATION is not forced to play second fiddle to ‘rational’ assessments of ‘reality’.
Language comes into play as to how we conceive of these two ways of conceiving of reality; i.e. IN-CORP-ORATION and TRANSFORMATION