10:20 AM Thursday, June 17, 2010

In my meditation this morning, an attractor basin came into existence from the emptiness of the dau. The perfect mystic vision appeared magically out of nothing. Geisteswissenschaft came along next, together with the Hegelian Phenomenology of Mind and the Jungian Collective Unconscious.

“The Enlightenment’ took shape soon after that — in my mind. In my mind then there came into existence integral consciousness as w hole and then human consciousness as it is when language shapes it according to the holarchical structures of co-embedded multi-level universals and particulars so that everything than can be named with words is seen to be both a universal on one level and a particular on another.

In this manner I could see as Plato and Socrates saw before me and taught me by showing me in writing that a multiplicity of particulars can be collected together by a process of reason with the result of emergence of a unity in the form a symbol which represent a multitude or if your are Saussurean, in the form of a signifier representing a multitude of signifieds. This I then saw helps to clarify how human beings exposed to language in the learning of language skills become magnetized or aligned with a tendency to “reduced” the complex multitudes of phenomena into a simple unity via the process of reasoning and analysis in which similarities are observed and classes of phenomena are established to mentally “cope” with complex multitudes of particulars.

In my meditation this morning after the attractor basin appeared magically and then the succession of rapidly changing transformations were observed as recorded above in part, I saw how attempts to understand the era now known as “The Enlightenment” have been in many cases influenced and dominated by this reductionist pattern of cognition according to magnetizing alignment of language
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capability so that “The Enlightenment” is often symbolized and represented by a simple signifier which stands for a far more complex multitude of phenomena.

Then I experienced a transformation in my mind in which I could simultaneous see “The Enlightenment” as both a simple concept that is represented by a unity that is collected together out of multiplicity of phenomena via a process of reason just as the great philosopher Plato explains in the dramatic person of his “Socrates” in conversation with the young man named “Phaedrus” in the literary masterpiece of the same name:

The Phaedrus

The nature of the soul – the mind if you will, is the subject under discussion. Plato has Socrates explaining to the young man why it is better to find a partner in life who is in love with him rather than one who I not in love with him. Phaedrus has been approached by an older person who wants to have sex with him and has written up a brochure to explain why it is better for a young person like Phaedrus to provide sexual pleasure for a person who is not in love with him than to take the risks involved with someone who is love. Socrates explains that being in love is a form of madness and goes on to explain that the authentic philosophers who are in love with the Apollonian Eleusinian life of discovery of knowledge to ascend towards the supreme knowledge—self knowledge—are seen to be out of their minds by most people.

Socrates explains to Phaedrus that the appearances of madness in lovers of the “flesh” has likenesses with the madness of the lovers of knowledge (philosophers). The message is that the life of philosophers is far superior to these who remain obsessively in pursuit of physical pleasure alone and material wealth and political power because to neglect the spiritual well being is to starve the soul—the mind— and to suffer the consequences of an impoverished psyche-mind-soul and then to endure the hardships of spiritual sickness.

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In this master-piece in the art of literary composition Plato is using Geisteswissenschaft for the purpose of demonstrating in language that young men will benefit much more from choosing to live as authentic Apollonian – Eleusinian – Ionian – Socratic – Platonic –Academic philosophers attending to the health and well being of their whole being – body and soul—than from being seduced by the allure of sex-money-power to the exclusion of spiritual well being.

The “either or” proposition as it seemed to be framed in Plato’s time, has come down through the literary tradition of European —Western — Greek — Latin — English — literature. This cognitive method of dualistic representation of complexes (clusters) of phenomena was reinforced by Aristotle’s “Tertium Non Datur” principle, one his laws of logic that took this form in the Latin language and then took up a central role in the cognitive methods of the Latin language scholars of the early modern age—the age that gave rise to the Renaissance and (Copernican) Scientific Revolution. As it applies to Geisteswissenschaft and the Moral Philosophy (Ethics), the cognitive “Law” of “Tertium Nin Datur” is rally a demand made by teachers and preachers of their students and parishioners to make a choice between only two alternatives in a manner that your either with us or you are against us. The preacher-teachers insisted that you must either choose the cognitive method of dwelling on earning spiritual rewards in heaven after death by conformity and obedience to the hierarchy of preacher-teachers.

There was according to the preacher teachers god given freedom of choice as was well in evidence among the heathen—the pagans, the heretics and atheists who choose to indulge in physical pleasures and to pursue physical prosperity wealth and power and to negate and deny the need to attend to spiritual prosperity and the cultivation of a healthy mind-spirit-soul-psyche.

It is in the context of this duality of tertium non datur as applied to ethics and moral philosophy that Naturwissenschaft was to become an alternative to the more
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traditional Geisteswissen-schaft.

Natural science and Science of Mind (Psychology) were two poles of knowledge that were split apart under the influence of the cognitive method induced in the minds of students by the preachers and teachers of the late Latin language era prior to the first Renaissance in Florence that spread to Italy and all of Europe. In the form of “cognitive revolution” the original cognitive methods of the Florentines who constitute the whole of the complex system and multitude of phenomena that is the whole of the Florentine renaissance from Marsilio Ficino onwards, spread outwards not only geographically into all of the Italian territories but into all of the Latin language population of all of Europe. These revolutionary cognitive methods spread also through the structures of knowledge from the starting point in the disciplines of the arts painting, & sculpture &c and the literary disciplines of theology, philosophy into Science in the form of the Copernican scientific revolution, into Lutheran and Calvinist theology, into sociology and political philosophy with the birth of the Westphalia world system and into mutant species of society and polity in the Netherlands, The United Kingdom, the United States of American, and the whole family of democratic nations.

Whereas, prior to the Florentine Renaissance, the preachers -teachers of the Latin language monopolist cognitive alignment and behavior modification institutions of Imperialist Rome had brutally imposed a cruel cognitive conformity on the populations under their dominant influence with the consequence that Geisteswissenschaft had clearly dominated scholarship to the extent that Naturwissenschaft was forced to take a back seat in the structures of the polities constituted during the era of Latin language dominance; after the Copernican Revolution and the rediscovery of the ancient Greek language texts of Plato and neo-Platonist and other Greek language authors, with the printing presses churning out a rapidly expanding shower of knowledge an information revolution lead to a resurgence of Naturwissenschaft and a simultaneous diminution of Geisteswissenschaft in the minds of the general public and especially in the educational institutions that came into existence in the form of rebirth of the Platonic academic pattern.

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The Aristotelian-Hebraic Lyceum model of scholasticism that had been adopted by the Latin language enthusiasts lost the monopoly it had enjoyed as competitive intuitions came into existence among scholars using Greek and German, French and English and other vernacular languages. The Academos model led to a break up of the Lyceum monopoly.

For five centuries the balance between Naturwissenschaft Geisteswissenschaft in the secular and religious institutions of learning has been systematically modified to where the dominant culture has now shifted its preaching-teaching to impose a choice of either Naturwissenschaft of Geisteswissenschaft on students of this era.

There is today a similarity to the Pre-Renaissance era scholastic Latin language monopolist domination of the (educational) institutors where cognitive methods are taught and minds are shaped. The dualistic with us or against us cognitive template is still almost universal in the theistic and secular academies and schools. No longer though’ is the monopoly insisting on a cognitive orientation dominated by Geisteswissenschaft. Until the post era, since 1945, the general trend over the three centuries since the establishment the Westphalia World System mutant polity has to increasingly demand a dominance of Naturwissenschaft so natural science had come to eclipse religion.

The long term decline of the sciences of mind in shaping the cognitive methods taught to students changed after 1945 when science gave birth to atomic weapons so that vaporized children of Hiroshima and the gassed and cremated gypsies and Jews of Auschwitz brought about a sudden decline in the legitimacy of the natural sciences as the dominant method of cognitive cultivation in education.

Since 1945 there has been a resurgence of Geistes-wissenschaft — the sciences of mind as sources of authority for education and cognitive alignment in schools, universities, churches, synagogues, mosque, temples and in the mass media.
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Sixty years of rivalry between political “conservatives” and “liberals” in the United States has it’s planetary equivalent in the cultural wars announced by the “right” to engage in total war on all who if they are not with them as declared conservatives of the right are the enemies who against them on the left. The two political cultural factions recognized by the public intellectuals on the right emphasizing either “tradition” on the right or (progressive) “change” on the left.

The dualistic interpretation of the dynamical cultural phenomena of the last sixty five years since the instant terror in the skies above Hiroshima is not the only interpretation possible. The dualistic theory is, in fact, in accordance with the feudal era Hebraic-Aristotelian scholastic dualism that was the primary cognitive principle of the Latin language monopoly used for cognitive alignment practices by the Imperialist Roman preacher-teachers in pre-Renaissance times before the synchronistic advent of:
• • • fall of Constantinople Gutenberg printing press Florentine Renaissance

In my mind right now there is and I am the two syntaxes side by side. A man staring at his equations said that the universe had a beginning. There had been an explosion, he said. A bang of bangs, and the universe was born. And it is expanding, he said. He had even calculated the length of its life: ten billion revolutions of the Earth around the sun. The entire globe cheered: They found his calculations to be science. None thought that by proposing that the universe began, the man had merely mirrored the syntax of his mother tongue; a syntax which demands beginnings, like birth, and developments, like maturation, and ends, like death, as statements of facts. The universe began, and it is getting old, the man assured us, and it will die, like all things die, like he himself died after confirming mathematically the syntax of his mother tongue. Did the universe really begin? Is the theory of the big bang true? These are not questions, though they sound like they are. Is the syntax that requires beginnings,
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developments and ends as statements of fact the only syntax that exists? That's the real question. There are other syntaxes. There is one, for example, which demands that varieties of intensity be taken as facts. In that syntax nothing begins and nothing ends; thus birth is not a clean, clear-cut event, but a specific type of intensity, and so is maturation, and so is death. A man of that syntax, looking over his equations, finds that he has calculated enough varieties of intensity to say with authority that the universe never began and will never end, but that it has gone, and is going now, and will go through endless fluctuations of intensity. That man could very well conclude that the universe itself is the chariot of intensity and that one can board it to journey through changes without end. He will conclude all that, and much more, perhaps without ever realizing that he is merely confirming the syntax of his mother tongue.

Two ways of organizing the totality of perception that is our minds. Two types of Paradigms of Science of Mind. Two Psychologies. The two rival soulogos based social classes.

One of them is dualistic the other cannot be simplified or reduced to a single or even a few basic principles. It is diverse and integral rather than simple and dualistic.

One design for the planetary polity of this new post industrial era is the one offered by the imperialists who rule the world of capitalist finance—the richest and the most brutal and authoritarian. It is a dualistic social system of two classes. Left and Right. Conservative and Liberal. Rich and Poor.

Another world is possible even if that one is impossible and improbable as it seems to me. Another world is possible. It is more than possible in my view. Another world—another planetary polity is inevitable in my view. The Imperialists who pretend to have superior knowledge of how to organize seven or ten thousand millions of human beings are the rulers of the community of finance capitalists—the wealthiest and most powerful people in material and physical
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assets and influence.

Another planetary polity design is possible just as the design of the American society was possible on September 5, 1774 in Philadelphia when the first Continental Congress was held after the British invasion of Boston in 1768.

The Empire of Davos is the design that is being imposed upon our planetary polity as many people by the barbarians of finance capital who have been actively engaged now for more than two decades since the old imperialist duopoly collapsed when the Berlin Wall was smashed down by the people separated by it.

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Ecological Ethics is a branch of the soular power than is shaping the world and my mind. Sustainability is one of the ideas that has become familiar in the era prior to the descent of America into the hell of the George Walker Bush years from December 2000 to January 2009.

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