posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by tarot1984
Human beings are composite creatures. Within each person, there is an ecology of systems and intelligences that could be referred to as
"principalities". Immune system, cardiovascular system, limbic system, etc.. They all compete for resources within the body, and they all "reason"
in their own way.
The human mind is where the various systems are united into a virtual unity, and our conscious mind is an interface between the world "out there"
and the world "in here". The conscious mind in modern humans is unduly occupied with the simulated self, or self-image. Left unchecked, th conscious
mind will run our species into the ground.
Fortunately, the conscious self is little more than a figurehead in the kingdom of mind. The busy work of integrating and coordinating human behavior
on the planet towards mastering energy and the eventual diaspora into space is left to intelligences that hide beneath the surface of the conscious
mind. The intelligence beneath the conscious mind understands and uses symbols in a way that the vast majority of people do not fully understand.
Include me in the vast majority.
What is clear is that systems are embedded in larger systems, which are in turn embedded in even larger systems. In fact,
it's turtles all the way down
[edit on 28-6-2008 by applebiter]