exploring and comparing ideas
graphic is a model of a person –body/soul/spiritbased on ten faculties that we all possess.These faculties have been identifiedfrom existing theories, ancient and modernthat scientists, philosophers, psychologists,theologians and others have proposedabout who we are, how we behave, and what we believe.One use of the graphic is to form a memorable “mind-map”which provides an overview of the main elementsof the many ideas and concepts about us,so that it is easier to understand and compare themand help to apply them to daily living.You will find a summary of the ten faculties on Okki-Map #0-there are more than 100 ideas mapped and compared.Many of the ideas relate clearly to the four main faculties.Others correspond to all eight outer faculties.And some use all ten faculties.The elements of many ideas are clearly related to each facultyand are easily mapped in just one way.Other ideas have elements related to more than one facultyand can be mapped in different ways.And some ideas bear little or no relation to the faculties,and the diagram and its colours simply help memorise the idea.In all cases, maybe you can find better waysof mapping the elements. If so, that’s fine!These maps are meant to continually evolve and changeas you (and I) get different insights as to how we function.The maps can be used by people of all ages.Some of the maps will be understandableby young people alone.Some of the ideas are more complicatedand use a lot of jargon words.Such maps may need an older personto help explain things.At the end of each concept description,there are questions about how it might be applied.Older people can use these to start a discussionand see how relevant and helpful the concept is.If an idea seems useful,more can be found from the bibliography.Do let me know how you get on,especially if you map a new idea
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This section explains how idea or concept maps are made using the Octaikon graphic.
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