Breaking out of the chicken-egg conundrum

Breaking out of the chicken-egg conundrum

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? One answer is, “A chicken is how an egg reproduces itself.” This entertaining puzzler is solvable, however, if you start thinking about patterns of relationships in time. It becomes entertaining philosophy instead; when relatedness-time replaces linear-time. I’ll explain with a true story… A long time ago, when I moved from London…

A Christmas Post to Honour the Holy Spirit
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A Christmas Post to Honour the Holy Spirit

After two thousand years of theological debate, the work and dynamism of Holy Spirit in people’s lives remains enigmatic, as I suppose spiritual issues always should be. But let us celebrate one step forward in understanding and imagining. It comes from a study of languages at a time when gender equality-with-diversity is growing in importance around the world. Holy Spirit is the feminine principle in the One living Godhead.

Beyond Materialism: ‘some sort of panpsychism’, or not?
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Beyond Materialism: ‘some sort of panpsychism’, or not?

For three hundred years or more, scientific method has been based on detached observation. Experimenters study ‘it’ as if from a dualistically separate rational mind, which philosophically is also an ‘it’ (a noun), but a different sort of ‘it’.

Then came quantum physics (now for about 100 years!), with its discovery that every measurement is an act of participation. No longer is the rationalising mind dualistically separated from ‘the experimental system’. Philosophers, metaphysicians, cosmologists, and the general thinking public are placed in a quandary. The old Greco-Roman categories of matter and mind seem inadequate to explain the interface,

Pure relatedness as Pure Spirit
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Pure relatedness as Pure Spirit

Now that Materialism has melted its lumps and particles into a quantum gravity spinfoam of curling strings, we human beings can breathe a sigh of relief and feel secure with each other again. No longer must we obey old-style scientists who tell us, in their lab-coated priestly garments, that we are only randomly moving aggregates of molecules moving with momentum. No longer must we see ourselves as matter bouncing off each other as our separated mental worlds collide. The horror movie of existential aloneness is at last ended.

Qualities of Consciousness
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Qualities of Consciousness

My story about qualities of consciousness alerts us to a level of wholeness and life that purely informational intelligence cannot reach, even though machines win chess tournaments and guide explosives out of the skies to rain down on cities. It is called Universal Love… but, you know, it’s Tough Love.

Getting Masculine Archetypes Right
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Getting Masculine Archetypes Right

Emanual Kuntzelman and Jill Robinson have edited an inspiring anthology recently released called ‘The Holomovement: Embracing our collective purpose to unite humanity’. I thoroughly recommend buying a copy, and giving further copies to your friends and enemies. It could help us all to find the collective path for humanity to survive the ecological and political crisis that is now upon us.

Love
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Love

This insight is for those whose desire is to mature in love. In a sexually liberated world, people risk losing sight of the depth and radiance that is love. My story may shock the liberated on realising that a despised minority has insight that may benefit the majority, who are heading into an ecological catastrophe. Please listen beyond your first emotional reaction to make a reasoned response to the whole story later. Its location is a weekend conference…

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