Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The World is Not Only Stranger than We Imagine, it is Stranger than We Can Imagine

The Integral movement seems to ignore a very important subject, namely the issue of an ancient advanced civilization. 


There is a general sense that the Integral Movement wants legitimacy within the present framework, and that requires that certain subjects are to be avoided in an integral view.

I am speaking in a broadbrush manner, I am sure there are those who study such things as Atlantis within the integral communities. (Quietly)

The Integral position is still well in advance of the mainstream perspective, so perhaps it is understandable that many do not want to be ridiculed? 

However what I read from Ken and others is that Astrology, UFOlogy, Atlantis, Psychotropic journeys, Yeti, or Fortean Phenomena--where astral entities cross over into our world, are all essentially subjective.

The truth of the immanent energy field is that the subject-object divide is transgressed.  Spirit is most easily found within, but once the constructs of self are seen, then we start to become aware of the toroidal flow of consciousness from inside us to out side of us and from outer to inner. Once the self starts to become transparent we see the connectivity between the personal and collective psyche.

The term subjective suggests fantasy, but the imagination is a two way osmotic plasma screen with personal filters of belief and ideology. We can create a fantasy on our plasma screen but the screen also receives energy, information and imagery.

Emotions and thoughts are substances, less dense than matter, so here we are already transgressing the objective-subjective divisions.

The term projection is a misnomer, we are always projecting or as I prefer to say, we are always filtering.
These subjects push the buttons of defensive psychology. Even those who might have an intellectual position in one of these ‘lunatic fringe’ areas can express disdain for astrology or conspiracy or such like.

In the Integral view the 'woo woo' realm belongs to Green vMeme (Spiral Dynamics designation of psychological level), the new age, idealistic, pluralistic position.

Having looked at all of these challenging areas over decades I have found that there are intellectual systemic researchers within the paradigms. All of them have a basis in reality, objective-subjective reality.

Quite simply the subjects themselves cannot be reduced to one level of psychology because there is very strong evidence underpinning the passionate interest they arouse.

Unless one immerses oneself inside the subject you cannot really know the truth of it.

All of these contentious areas are extremely complex and are very much unfolding mysteries that require more and more intelligent questions, but from my experience they are all extremely valid areas of inquiry.

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