I am so used to being labeled and dismissed as a New Age kook I usually keep silent about anything that interests me. I am beyond curmudgeon! If I walked with a cane I would be raising it all the time to warn people to stay away from me. Bah! Humbug!
Fortunately, I recently met a very entertaining Gebserian couple at the recent conference in NYC. We were surprised to find out we read the same obscure authors. We shared our experiences of the third kind and they were shocked that I understood their research projects immediately, were surprised that we had access to similar liminal zones. It was like a Vulcan Mind Meld.
We finished each other’s sentences, we spoke in a sort of short hand, an odd conlang- in- the- making, a new language from another world, with eerily similar experiences to share of the Secret Body, that body of Light, that Hybrid body being fashioned out of physics and psyche.
After the conference, a few days later, as I walked towards my favorite library, I saw the mysterious Gebserian couple a block away. I waved at them, we embraced, I asked about a book she had mentioned, she pulled the book out of her bag and gave it to me. She had dinner with the philosopher I most admire the night before and she said she was putting us in contact.
Off they went to the airport to fly back to their place of origin, thousands of miles away. We are in contact and and they have put me in touch with their circle of contacts. I am now in dialogue with these obscure thinkers I much admire.
I realize there is a vast underground, a secret society, much like the alchemists of old, sharing recipes, articles, anecdotes, trying to avoid the Inquisition. They work inside and outside academia, are shop keepers, secretaries, urban monks, accupuncturists. I think Gebser is an attractor for those who work at the edge, comfortable with shadows, and delight in paradox.
Synchronistic events don’t just happen, they occur because you have knocked on a lot of doors many, many times. Then, one day, the door opens…
I have much to say about my toroidal resistance which you mentioned, Ed, previously. This borders on the highly esoteric and is almost impossible for me to articulate at the moment but at the next meet up on the 14th I hope to flesh out topo-dimensionality and get some feedback from you and the group. I expect we are doing more than just shooting the breeze here. Perhaps we can create a community of the competent! That is very hard to realize on FB.
It is about the either/or nature of the torus that I resist. Movement is eighter longitudinal or orthogonal but never both at the same time. However, if you take the Torus and instead of joining it end to end you allow it to interact with its own surface in the middle you have a Klein bottle which is an object that is has both/and dimensions, and inside and outside , a contained and uncontained aspect. It is I believe a gift from the fourth dimension. If you bow to the Klein bottle a few times a day, or contemplate it’s shape, a new self organization is possible. I have found my night yoga is much more effective with this shape in my mind’s eye.
If you add some proprioceptive exercises, going backwards into the observer’s space, rather than outward into the object space, anomalies produced by the 3D prison house is altered dramatically.
And it is curious that the Light emitted by the sun, is absorbed by the eye. And what is this coupling between the light and the eye? And what of the inner eye, when you go to sleep at night, that illuminates the interiors? Where does that Light come from? Is there a relationship between the eye of the mind and the ‘I’ we use to make sense with linguistically?
As I said this is beyond the scope of this thread. I was expecting, however, that at the Consciousness seminar some of these research projects could be developed.
I like to be not too loose and not too tight but I hope we can be enjoy the flow and be rigorous at them same time. I have too much respect for the scholarship of others to treat too loosely what they have generously given to me. It is much better to be silent than flippant. I have to watch this tendency in my self.