posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:57 PM
If we live in a world where we and almost everyone we know claims "no one knows the truth", than the world we live within is one where the
representative consciousness of the social organism - by definition a dissipative structure - is ontologically out of touch with the dynamism of its
If you aren't one of those people who feel iffy, negative and strange feelings when someone says "everyone and everything is ontologically a part of
the same phenomenon i.e. the universe", and therefore "one", you are in advantaged situation - much further in your place in understanding because
you have overcome the state of ontological embeddedness in a false culture.
If you body is built from efficient causality, as theory of life researchers would describe it, than your psychology - the part of you that is
'outward' focused - is entirely a creation of your relations with others in your relational environment. It is a massive frustration for me,
being so acquainted and up to date with the direction of modern day physics (relationality, quantum gravity) biology (theory of dissipative structure;
complexity theory; biosemiotics) and psychology (relational psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiological, Luhmann's world in sociological
complexity) as well as the way philosophers are working with this new way of seeing things - and to see that our world is going in the very opposite
direction - led by ignoramuses who don't read and yet assume themselves to have a "special knowledge" of reality that is nothing more than
cherry picking advatangeous information - this being a very basic function of the animal brain
When the renowned psychoanalyst and traumatologist Philip Bromberg writes:
“Dissociation narrows ones range of perception so as to setup non-conflictual categories of self-experience”, this basically means that whenever
you think, your are applying a formative control on what arises within your attentional processes. What you feel, on the other hand, is
a function of efficient causality - i.e. reflexively beyond your control to influence as long as you don't objectify and conceptualize what you
feel, and therefore make it subject to formative transformation.
The idea of "name it to tame it" has been an ancient belief and is the basis of mankind's magical relationship to the power of words. It is not
words, however, as much as the concepts and ideas that logically organize within a system of concepts, that gives words their power and meaning. Yet -
ancient man was apt to reverse this relationship: as if the word preceded the person who needed the word to make its conscious experience of
self-in-a-world coherent. Words - names - and the magical effect they have upon our internal organization, is the basis of the evolution of our
consciousness. That said, words and concepts don't necessarily need to refer to real things. Words can breed false realities and false convey
a sense of coherency to those which apply them.
This is the mystery of language, concepts and words - i.e. the symbolization of reality within a "conscious knower". If the conditions which
underlied the emergence of our mind-brain deteriorate - such as the normal developmental scaffolding of a pre-agricultural society - then the external
context which 'scaffolds' the emergence of a stable mind-brain will be lost and forgotten, while a new culture arises that enforces very
different feeling relations that unlike the generative context, which stimulated love, compassion, fairness - and all the cognitive and affective
internal conscious strategies that it implies - comes to generate competition - and so competition functions as the Core Metaphorical Referent
- "metaphorical', because all of life is conceived in terms of a "struggle", which implies a sense of deficiency, which, thanks to modern
traumatology, is understood to be the aftermath of unresolved psychoemotional trauma - that leads to a culture in which brute strength (i.e. manliness
begins to operate as the core attractor - or the core "interpretant" - of the Human animal's consciousness.
Most Human Beings are Psychologically Deluded
Relationships with other Humans are ontological and epistemological entanglements within your neuropsychodynamical structure - although this very
important and crucial idea is hardly recognized by most Humans, largely because the learning process is heavily shaped by the social impact of
authoritarian 'critics' who force you to adopt - unthinkingly - the viewpoints of others. Your success in the procedure is to be able to
'cogntively replicate' the same ideas. But whether you actually or sincerely care about knowing the world i.e. about truth, is largely
unarticulated, although implied. Nevertheless, the competition society rewards success - not ontological or conceptual truth, and thus all the
sciences and humanities have been deformed by a system of social power which for the strangest of reasons has been unquestionably tolerated despite
the 'marks' such social processes leave upon us - depositing the evidence of its power on our minds.
Knowledge is everything. If your referents - or what you think to be true - are simplistic and lack the sophistication of a more encompassing
viewpoint - you're going to be wrong in how you think the world works. Furthermore, Humans who are aware of the processes which organize our
organization into a "self" will such such Humans in a way comparable to how Humans see animals or baby's: we take amusement in their efforts
because we understand their motivation and intentionality; and it amuses us because its so "primitive", yet consonant with ourselves.
In a similar manner, to have knowledge OF a process is to make you conscious of the causes, effects and general tendency of the material process.
Because we are dynamical organisms with identical interpretive structures (which would need to be the case if we are to be effective cooperators), to
be aware of yourself in this way is grant you a "metanymic" awareness of other Humans and the way they act. You begin to see the fearfulness,
anxiety, and the confusion which aggravates those feelings. We NEED knowledge to make sense of reality - and even if that knowledge is wrong and
ultimately self-destructive - we hold ourselves 'together' i.e. maintain our sanity and cohesiveness as a self -by maintaining illusions about what
is and isn't real.
However, those who know whats real - because they have subjected themselves to a rigorous study of those Human fields dutifully afforded greater
epistemological status i.e. physics, biophysics, and biology - will look upon such people and see in them the horrendous potential for Humans to be
idiotic, self-destructive, and fearful.
The fear of shame paradoxically overwhelms many people's fear of physical death - something I personally can't quite comprehend.
Though it makes sense: if our identity - our unity - as a being is implicitly suggested by the feeling of shame (i.e. "I care what you think or know
about me") then the incessant Human habit of "dying for glory", "dying for esteem", or "for dignity", paradoxically refers not to the primacy
of the individual over the group - but of the difficulty an individual human experiences when the context around them provides "no way out" from a
solipstistic fantasy that places the individual - and their dignity, esteem, and "heroism",