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We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions — E.O.Wilson

excerpt 1:Very few species, however, have made the leap from merely social to eusocial, “eu-” meaning true. To qualify as eusocial, in Wilson’s definition, animals must live in multigenerational communities, practice division of labor and behave altruistically, ready to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Discrete Charms

Admit something: everyone you see, you say to them: “love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not … Continue reading

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Compare and Conjoin

Cube-O-Probe – Locate Creativity? From the symbolic potency of the solar system, which generates the sense of depth suggested by McGilchrist, astrology offers us what in neuroscience is called environmental enrichment, in other words, stimulation of the brain by its … Continue reading

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Water and Animals and Humans

The self is a metaphor. We can decide to limit it to our skin, our person, our family, our organization, or our species. We can select its boundaries in objective reality As the systems theorists see it, our consciousness illuminates … Continue reading

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Fission and Fusion

Cleveland artist Gary Dumm noted that I’m engaged with infinite possibilities, and this is true enough, especially in that I allow an expansive ‘ecology’ to contribute mightily to my creative process. ‘Allow’ and ‘Contribute’ conceal aspects of process which are … Continue reading

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drawn or repulsed, instant realization of sympathy or antipathy

TOOLS OF IMAGINATION from Kristyna on Vimeo. I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in … Continue reading

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Zeitgeist, Autumn 2016

Whoever the “rapist of Persephone,” whether it be Cephisus or Dionysus–and the Eleusinian Mysteries were carried out near the river Kephisos, indicating a link between the two gods–the disordering attack must be reexperienced and lived through, else the redemption of … Continue reading

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Another Vector of Contemporary Cultural Intrapsychic Polarization

Just the other day, I seem to have taken a photograph in our garden of a UFO no bigger than a marble. So if Hillary Clinton is running for president, why is she talking about UFOs? Part of the answer … Continue reading

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Body Acting Virtually I.

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Forced Choice

In sixty seconds, (1) Pick your favorite. (2) Pick your least favorite. Experiential Learning: Fourth Annual Experiential Learning Conference June 16-17, 2016 Hunting and Gathering In the Cleveland Art Museum (Thursday June 16, 1:45pm) facilitated by Stephen Calhoun, squareONE:experiential toolmakers … Continue reading

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Art Meets Science & Spirituality in a Changing Economy

1990 Amsterdam Published on Nov 26, 2013 Part 1: “FROM FRAGMENTATION TO WHOLENESS” This film features the Dalai Lama speaking on the nature of mind and on his personal feelings as leader of the Tibetans in exile, the physicist David … Continue reading

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Liberating the Stars From Space & Time

[The] principle the map is not the territory and name is not the thing named made famous by Alfred Korzybski, strikes at many levels. It reminds us in a general way that when we think of coconuts or pigs, there … Continue reading

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Cutting to Pairs

Toward the end of Formal, Transcendental, & Dialectical Thinking Errol E. Harris, writes: (2) The ultimate character of the universal whole Development of the last topic would naturally lead into reflection upon the second question raised for discussion. Is the … Continue reading

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What Is Your Personal Culture?

One view of the reduction to practice, or to application. In the fall of 1968 I entered ninth grade. I was, up to ninth grade, a lackadaisical student. What was at the time termed social studies, and english, were my … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon, Cave Man

Caveman A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman. Directed by Carl Gottlieb. Starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. Dr. Puck’s Prejudicial Proposition Number One: If you step backward in … Continue reading

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Moon, Other Side, Sound

Moon Gathering Eleanor Wilner, 1937 And they will gather by the well, its dark water a mirror to catch whatever stars slide by in the slow precession of the skies, the tilting dome of time, over all, a light mist … Continue reading

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Maslow + Cube-O-Probe Mashup

Right hand column is what I term a totem. Cube were randomly drawn in a bottom-to-top order. The cubes were next placed against the basic classes of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This creates novel, and other types, of pairings. Question … Continue reading

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As Below, So Above

My essay, Liberating the Stars From Space & Time, when completed. will complete the narrative concerned with how I came to necessarily etch a limit to my philosophical ability, and, in doing so, squish thousands of years of astrology into tools able to exist … Continue reading

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Illich On Water

Ray Winslow: Illich was deeply opposed to being recorded, on audio tape or film. “Modern-day pornography,” he called it. But yes, we are lucky to have this short clip of such an extraordinary thinker and human being.

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Basics

Four personal findings coordinate my global sensemaking. Each is not taken to be a fact, rather each is taken as a fact. Each is the result of prior revisions. Number One: As one steps conceptually steps back through human history … Continue reading

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