There is no LOCAL.   LOCAL is an abstract intellectual concept drummed up with language and grammar.  There is only the NONLOCAL in our sensory experience informed intuition of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum aka ‘the Tao’ aka ‘the wave-field’, which comes before the NAME-instantiated intellectual conceptualizations that contribute to a house-of-cards pseudo-reality.

The double error of language and grammar injects LOCALITY into our intellectualizing mind.  There is no LOCALITY in our sensory experience of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum.

The injecting of LOCALITY is part of the intellectualizing of our ineffable sensory experience of inclusion in NONLOCAL transformation aka ‘the wave-field’ aka ‘the Tao’.

Language based reductive intellectualizing of our ineffable inclusion in NONLOCAL relational transformation aka the Tao aka the wave-field opens the way to ‘effable-izing’ the ineffable, although as Lao Tzu points out; ‘the Tao that can be told is not the true Tao’.

In this regard, Western culture is suffering from a case of ‘the tool running away with the workman’.   That is, the tool of language and grammar which reduces the ineffable to an ‘incomplete’ ‘effable’ (e.g. as where the NOLOCAL resonance phenomenon (wave-field phenomenon) of ‘duning’ is reduced  to the LOCAL pseudo-phenomenon of ‘dunes’ that grammar imputes as having the power of sourcing their own actions and development; e.g. ‘the dunes are shifting to the south and are growing taller and longer’.

This is a reduction of the NONLOCAL wavefield (resonance) phenomenon to the LOCAL pseudo-phenomenon that is made possible by a ‘double error’ of grammar, as Nietzsche has shown; the first error is ‘naming’ to impute (in the abstracting intellect) the impression of LOCAL thing-in-itself existence and we conflate this with the second error of grammar to impute the power of sourcing actions and development to the name-instantiated thing-in-itself.  We thus reduce the NONLOCAL resonance phenomena of duning to the LOCAL thing-in-itself, ‘dune’, notionally with its own grammar-endowed action and development authoring powers.   While the reality of our sensory experience is ‘resonance’ based, our intellect supported by the tool of language and grammar, REDUCES the resonance (NONLOCAL phenomena), to an intellectual impression of LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF (‘dune’) based phenomena.  The NONLOCAL phenomenon of ‘duning’ is thus replaced by the LOCAL (double error base) intellectual abstraction of ‘dunes’ which we use grammar to notionally equip with their own powers of sourcing actions and developments.

This is where Western culture EGO comes from since the relational forms in the wave-field (Tao) that might be more aptly termed ‘humanings’ rather than ‘humans’, analogous with ‘duning’ rather than ‘dunes’, … succumb to the sense of LOCAL PERSONAL POWER given to them by the language and grammar double error reduction that recasts we ‘humanings’ in terms of LOCAL things-in-themselves, notionally with our own powers of SOURCING actions and developments.  THIS IS WHAT ‘EGO’ IS MADE FROM.

Western culture stands out as a culture wherein THE TOOL HAS RUN AWAY WITH THE WORKMAN, THE HUMAN WITH THE DIVINE (That is, the ‘effable’ has run away with the ineffable) and we Western culture adherents are now ‘locked in by high switching costs’ since we have instituted a system of rewards and recognition based on the intellectual abstraction of LOCALLY INCIPIENT ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT, as in the PRODUCER-PRODUCT concept with is itself ‘double error based’ as there is only relational transformation in the reality of our sensory experience of inclusion in the Tao.

However, EGO that derives from belief in the double error which attributes jumpstart LOCAL powers of sorcery to the LOCAL individual ‘human-thing-in-itself’, does not want to ‘give up’ on this game of attributing the powers of ‘sorcery’ to our individual LOCAL selves, … correction, …. we impute the powers of sourcing actions and developments to the notional things-in-themselves we create with language by NAMING’ and animating with GRAMMAR, thus we impart the notional LOCAL powers of sourcing actions and developments to (a) humans, (b) nations, (c) corporations.

The intellectual abstraction that we create is a highly useful TOOL for giving us even a crude EFFABLE rendering of the INEFFABLE but it is just that, a ‘tool’, and NONLOCALITY continues to prevail in our sensory experiencing of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum.   The problem is that Western culture is characterized by having developed the tradition of letting the tool run away with the workman, the effable with the ineffable (i.e. ‘the human with the divine’ as Emerson expressed it).


They are playing a game.  They are playing at not playing a game.  If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me.  I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.”  – R.D. Laing

This is the plight that I find myself in; i.e. I see the game that is being played, but it happens to be what Western culture considers to be ‘normality’

“T.S. Eliot studied Eastern religions in detail at Harvard, learning some Sanskrit and some Pali, and soon concluded that “their subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.” For a young man disillusioned with his banal surroundings and desperate to break away from his family, there was something wonderfully aloof, impersonal and invulnerable about the Buddhist notion of the spirit, free of all attachments and desires. And by the time he was composing The Wasteland, which ends, of course, with the chant “Shantih shantih shantih,” he was genuinely considering a conversion to Buddhism. But the truth was, he wrote, “my only hope of really penetrating to the heart of that mystery would lie in forgetting how to think and feel as an American or European: which for practical as well as sentimental reasons, I did not wish to do.”

Schrodinger seems to have had the same problem. …” — Ned Beauman, ‘Great Mahavits’ January 4, 2010

Ok, my understanding of things does qualify me for the ‘Mahavit’ description but my concern is no so much with the difficulties this imposes on me, but more with the problems in our social dynamic that are increasingly growing, like Pinocchio’s nose, as we continue to pretend that our LOCAL double error based pseudo-reality is fit for use as our ‘operative reality’.  IT IS NOT!

All of those problems that are arising in connection with the ‘conservative’ – ‘liberal’ split derive from the double error based belief in LOCAL SOURCING, because this belief is abstraction that gives rise to a psychological BINARY SPLIT as to whether the SOURCING is EITHER inside-outward (one-to-many) as in the conservative view OR whether the SOURCING is outside-inward (many-to-one) as in the liberal view.


It is one thing to ‘take sides’ in this crazy-making unresolvable argument and join the ranks of either the conservatives or the liberals, … but quite another if one avoids ‘taking sides’ on this issue, because will then be using one’s own mind as the buffer where the splitting is going on.  This is called ‘bipolar disorder’ or ‘schizophrenia’.

The sensitive ‘miner’s canary’ who resists ‘taking sides’ in the overt ‘conservative’ – ‘liberal’ splitting manner, IF THEY ARE LIVING WITHIN A SOCIAL COLLECTIVE OF LOVED ONES THAT BELIEVES IN NAME-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH ‘LOCAL SOURCING’ POWERS (which is where all this double error trouble starts), will ‘split themselves’ rather than commit to one or the other binary polar opposites.   This can be ‘hazardous to one’s mental health’, giving rise to symptoms which have been terms ‘schizophrenia’ or ‘bipolar disorder’.

NOTE THAT THIS WHILE THIS PROBLEM COULD BE RESOLVED BY MOVING INTO A CULTURE THAT BELIEVES THAT ‘ALL THINGS ARE RELATED’ AND WHERE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘LOCALITY’ WHICH IS WHERE THIS SCHIZOPHENIA ORIGINATES; i.e. ‘sorcery’ implies LOCAL origination, so does it come from an individual and his local sourcing actions (conservative view) or does it come from a local collective that gets together to source a coordinated LOCAL collective action?)

‘LOCAL SOURCING’ is INTELLECTUALLY embraced by both CONSERVATIVES and LIBERALS cases, but THERE IS NO LOCAL SOURCING in the transforming relational continuum aka the Tao aka the wavefield.

NONLOCALITY, which dissolves the ambiguity inherent in LOCAL SOURCING that splits believers in LOCAL SOURCING into two opposing camps is inherent in modern physics as in the Tao.  For example, ‘duning’ is a NONLOCAL resonance phenomenon.  But if we say that there are ‘dunes’ that move, we must also impute the existence of the ‘desert floor’ over which they move and break the duning down into ‘figure’ and ‘ground’, giving rise to an ambiguity as to whether the ‘figure’ is sourcing the moving or whether the ground is sourcing the moving.

This puts us into the same non-resolvable dilemma as with the Zen koan of ‘wind and flag’, which is sourcing the moving?   The answer is NEITHER, there is no LOCAL SOURCING OF motion; what is going on is NONLOCAL relational transformation, the Tao, the wave-field.  Newton invoked the abstract concepts of LOCAL things-in-themselves propelled by LOCAL forces as in the example of reducing the NONLOCALITY of ‘duning’ to the LOCAL dynamics of ‘dunes’, which is a useful REDUCTIVE TOOL, but among us Western culture adherents, this tool that reduces the NONLOCAL to the LOCAL has been ‘running away with the workman, the effable with the ineffable’.

SO, where does this leave us if we personally come to grips with it at some point in our lives?  Western culture as a whole is certainly not ‘opening up to it’.  R.D. Laing’s observations capture where this puts us in these circumstances.

They are playing a game.  They are playing at not playing a game.  If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me.  I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.”  – R.D. Laing