a reply to: glend
I'm not questioning the theory of correspondence: I believe it. However, I think it can form in two possible directions: a coherent organization
pointing to a metaphysical definition of reality in terms of its presented dynamics,
or an artificial, quasi-coherent organization that
deviates from the natural tendency of things - accomplishing this deviation through "extraction" or manipulation - particularly of other Humans.
AS Tolstoy says, there are millions of ways to be dysfunctional - and hence thousands of human cultures each with their own distorted sense of
coherency. But all 'Happy families are alike". They are responsive - hold themselves consciously accountable - to the realities they ceaselessly
interact with i.e. one another, and are true to what they know about their own and other peoples basic nature i.e. to be sensitive because were
sensitive to one another's signalling.
Tolstoy disliked Shakespeare for a good reason. There's so much confusion in this world because too many people put philosophy ahead of science i.e.
they put a conviction they have over something that is empirically demonstrated to exist and be real. They put their "selves" over the nature of
reality - presumably, their true Self i.e. the source of their nature.
Part of my interest in my writing is to convert people not through mere rhetoric i.e. arbitrary, needlessly frivolous speech - but through making
meaningful connections - starting from quantum physics (the quantum nature of things) and explaining - ultimately - that there is no "outside": our
consciousness is not "outside", but a production of all that exists within the Universe.
We are a natural process within the universe headed,
it seems, for a particular direction, no matter how much some of us may dislike that direction. This "omega point", of course, could probably be 2
things: each with a particular 'end' like quality to it: we kill ourselves by destroying the conditions required for Human existence on planet Earth.
Or, two: we overcome the difficulties we experience within ourselves, and come to recognize the relational source of those dysfunctions: society, or
the "collective self", or mutating identity of a collective humanity - now held towards the same referents through the force of the Internet - is
becoming more real, and in becoming real, forms the "womb" of our collective being; the 'referent' underlying our self-awareness as a Self, is the
very "anti-pole" to the completely external dimension of space-time-matter. Think Avatar - the scene where they go up to the tree and "hear the voices
of the ancestors"; something just like that - quite amazingly - is generated through the existence of Humanity
, which, being a materially
emergent property of evolution on planet Earth, remains localized to the physical Earth, and hence, to the continued existence of Human Beings
who generate the organized energetic conditions for the ontological continuity of the Human Self.
What this means is amazing: we discover our common identity as a structure emergent within the flow of material existence - and in discovering
ourselves as "that" - or the Universe itself - can we "wed" ourselves - or our awareness of Self, with the dynamics of the process which creates and
generates both the Universe as well as ourselves.
The notion of "alienation' is an effect of trauma. It is a "false ground" - built from the absence of recognition
, and so a "destroyer of
worlds" - or more basically, a vampire which maximizes entropy as it destroys the very conditions required for its existence. It is short-term logic -
the antitthesis of the Native American wisdom which considers the effects of present actions on people '7 generations' on. That sort of foresight -
awareness and regulation of the present self - is an atsonishing feat of self-regulation - an evidence of a superior being, albeit, one manifestly
unable to deal with 'technologically savy' materialists and hedonists (western conquerers) bent on extracting work from all living things (and past
living things i.e. fossil fuels) to build vale for themselves.
The project has worked and proved incredibly beneficial. But it's time to scale back and change the principals of organization. Thankyou - sir Francis
Bacon and those like him - for your ingenuity, but risking destruction of the very physical conditions needed to maintain our own reality and
existence as a being is the acme of insanity. It's time to "relax", to regulate yourself, and to admit, its the age of "the feminine", which simply
means - as merely symbolism in the female mode of functioning - to respond and be accountable to what matters.
This also leads me to a final point: if the self which we together constitute is ontologically REAL - as I believe it is - that would then mean that
whomever 'attends' to the contents of this self - or mentally seeks to correlate itself to the "object phenomena" - or referent - i.e. through some
occultism, they in fact our doing nothing more than interfacing with the mode-of-being-which-supports-their-existential-functioning. That the self
'makes sense to you' is precisely the point: it is giving you precisely what you want to hear, but unlike Alladin's Genie, the wishes occur
out-of-step with the way physical reality works, and so merely supports an entropic tendency within Human cultural existence that propagates itself
through naive Humans making unjustifiable assertions about things which they incompletely understand.
That is, there is something very suspect about any spiritual practices that permit immorality in action, as if the creation of effects in the world
around you through your actions wouldn't be 'held' within the system of your brain-body and the bodies which have been affected by your decision to
act. When one recalls that all of reality is "cosmically enfolded" within the same Universe, there is no "outside": there is merely a dynamical system
building fantasies as a way to keep doing what he or she derives some energetic advantage from. If someone decides to dissociate themselves from good
or evil and posit a "3rd" that stands apart - as if, neutral from external reality - they separate the 'higher level' (i.e. the unitary collective
self which generates consciousness) from the lower level (the dynamical material conditions it emerges from) - and thus, misunderstand that the
"third" is not found through disowning the effects you create
, but through integrating your experience of self with knowledge of the way
reality works (Self), thus supporting things which are good for you (goodness, patience, etc) and avoiding things which produce entropy in Human
affairs, and ultimately, damage our way of knowing and understanding reality (i.e. changing ontology) in a coherent way.
Evil - which is really the combined material conditions of existing Human institutions, its material infrastructure, or realization, and the Human
beings themselves - is an ephemeral phenomenon - personal, in that it perverts a beautiful and intrsinically innocent thing (love, consciousness), but
also fundamentally physical: controlled by laws of systems, cause and effect, and ontological emergence.