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Great Leap Mind

Great Leap Mind

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The Great Leap of Mind, by Ruben Feldman Gonzalez rufegon2008@yahoo.com www.percepcionunitaria.org
The Great Leap of Mind, by Ruben Feldman Gonzalez rufegon2008@yahoo.com www.percepcionunitaria.org

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THE GREAT LEAP OF MIND
 
“UNITARY PERCEPTION”
(Vital Dialogues)
ByRuben E. Feldman Gonzalez, M.D
Vital Dialogues on the Greatest Mental LeapPROLOGUE
What is this book about?For some years now, I have made it my practice to travel with a small tape recorder (a giftfrom a friend) so that on those rare occasions when I meet people who are disposed toengage in serious discussion about Unitary Perception I can make a record for my files.
 
This book is an edited collection of those meetings which best reflect the ongoing discoveryand discussion about what Unitary Perception is and just as importantly, what it is not.If we are to sort out whether we are merely invented beings or really existing creatures, wemust engage ourselves in the actual manifesting of Unitary Perception. All of the dialoguesin this book are concerned with what this actually comes to, what it means to live inUnitary Perception and what Unitary Perception means for humankind at large. This isespecially important in light of how humankind is still struggling under the heavy yoke of several intellectual dogmas. Of the many which I have clearly identified; the Cartesiandogmas, the Post-Modern Scientific dogmas and the Romantic dogma represent the mostpernicious and tenacious. Much of the discussion in these dialogues concerns itself withthe identification of these dogmas and the adjustments humankind must make in livingwith these dogmas if we are to achieve anything resembling real human life and dignity.Part of the discovery process regarding Unitary Perception, on an individual basis, isgrappling with what I call ‘mental leaps’ or ‘leaps of mind’. There have been quite a fewleaps of mind throughout recorded history and many which we can surmise to haveoccurred before recorded history. The use of words and symbols, while not the first leap of mind perhaps, is certainly noteworthy in terms of its pervasive impact on our lives. Thepower of words is only truly understood after much careful and prolonged reflection, evenas we live within the overwhelmingly pervasive world of communication and within ourcontemporary ‘information explosion’. Perhaps it is because we live within the world of language and symbology that it is so difficult to understand what a great leap this behaviorof communication is. And it is this “proximity blindness,” which also constitutes such aserious and dangerous flaw in our perception and our thought.Even the most cursory understanding of Unitary Perception will reveal to the reader thatthis sort of ‘blindness’ need not be a permanent condition.
 
Our fascination with symbol(words, numbers, money, crosses, crescents, hammers, wheels, triangles, circles, etc.) Hasgone too far and has become even dangerous.Other leaps of mind which pervade our daily life can be identified which are just asancient and just as important to the structure of our so called “Western or Easterncultures.” The cultural organization and division of labor which were necessary for suchimpressive artifacts as the Pyramids of Giza, the Lighthouse of Rhodes, the Great Wall of China and so on was a great intellectual leap which is a constituent part of human culture.Great empires such as the Babylonian Empire, the various Egyptian Dynasties or thegreatest Indian, Chinese or even the great Roman Empire would not have been possiblewithout this innovative approach to daily human life. There were some serious problems,though, since Kings represented the divine unwritten law (Logos) and written laws(Nomos) either didn’t exist or were not respected. The excesses of Pharaohs, Kings,Mandarins, Rajahs and Pashas are still legendary. They were the Divine Unwritten Law(Logos) and held absolute power.4500 years ago, some Feudal Lords (privileged friends of kings) started to build tombs andeven write laws (nomos) to their own advantage. This must have been quite a leap, if notof mind, at least of thought. Even today, many people don’t know the distinction betweenmind and thought, something that I discuss extensively in this book of dialogues, in
 
different ways.Those were the times of the Babylon-Feudal-Empire, united with Akkad (the town of thesoldiers of bronze-armour), Assyria and Persia, under the Lex Talionis of “an eye for aneye and a tooth for a tooth,” written in the so called Hamurabi Code.This kind of social organization (the Feudal-Empires) has been untouched in its essencesince it was born. Not even Jesus-Christ could change its ways and its structure, evenwhen Jesus spoke its lingua-franca, the Aramaic language, which had a vowel-lessalphabet of 22 letters.This type of Feudal Imperialism was all people knew at the time and it continues toinfluence our lifestyle and language even today, since Persepolis, the Empire Capital, nowin Iran, ended up dominating the Greek, Phoenician and Etrurian “worlds” This meansthat Persepolis dominated the Middle-East, and heavily influenced the East, Europe andall North and South Mediterranean Countries (South Europe and North Africa).Our kind of culture continues to be that kind of culture, preserved and disseminated bythe European Colonialism of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Of course, thelast 500 years! The Phoenicians “owned” the South coasts of the Mediterranean, from Phoenicia andEgypt thru Carthage and Algeria, perhaps even Morocco. Etruria, owned Italy fromFlorence. That was the cradle of the Roman Empire, which only changed the form of theletters of the Phoenician language, adding the Indo-European vowels, to create the newGreco-roman lingua-franca, which was the tool used to recreate and transmute all thehorrors of the Babylonian feudalism, and well into the Christian Era through 800 A.D.In spite of Christian teachings, money ruled the world, even before coins appeared (silverpieces were merely weighed), even before rent, slaves used as money, wages, loans, interestand capital accumulation went into nomos (the written law).But then, as today, most financial and trade interactions were so complex that most of them were non-legal (without a written law), which doesn’t necessarily mean illegal.Around the year 1200 BC Homer wrote that “Gods are the ones to be worshiped, (not men,lords or Kings).”It was quite a leap of the imagination to say such a thing, while the Greek “Hellas” (senseof community) was starting to emerge within the Babylonian Feudal Empire.The Greeks started the Olympic games in 776 B.C. and they called them “Agon” (contestor competition). They founded a society based upon competition and effort (a world of “agony”) that continues today, since it was reborn by the Protestant ethics of work,achievement and effort well into the 16th Century A.D.The word “hell” may or may not be related to such a lifestyle of competition, trade andconsumption of land and goods, but it is certain the Greek called such a culture “Hellas”

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