In this session we continue our mapping and modeling of experience, focusing on intuition as a way of knowing—how we know that we know something by intuition. We discuss, in part, John Davis’ essay on “Alternate Ways of Knowing”—and also experiment with ‘clean questions’ regarding our intuitive knowing in aesthetic and experiential ways. We share our personal maps (sketch drawings) of intuition. Further reflections on deficient science, and spontaneous bursting into song, punctuate this lively collaborative dialogue.
John Davis (facilitator)
Marco V Morelli
Recorded: December 12, 2017
Alternate Ways of Knowing:
“I feel this will help us expand the field of communication to allow the meta-mind to more fully reveal itself. My sense is, we have to become acquainted with the metamind before we can pay a visit to the supermind”- Marco
“I found myself easily influenced by others’ maps, as if your images had always been present in my mental imagery.”-Doug
" But the past is always in motion, too. Not in the sense that events can be changed but certainly the meaning of various memories and the shape of future hopes interact with continuing life experiences. The relative significances of the pictures are constantly ebbing and flowing.
Applied on a larger scale (because I gotta! LOL), some decry ‘revisionism’ without understanding that each generation (or group within) must ask its own questions about history and interpretations of significance will vary." - TJ
“As I boiled water for tea this morning, Ed’s map came to mind. Despite the Cartesian container (kettle), his is a true amension where “past”, “present”, and “future” “take shape”, bubbling and popping on the surface or interacting in the unseen convection currents below.
Marco has a torus: inflow, outflow and “through-put” in the vortex and rotation around the center.
If I had thought more I might have realized the future cannot be limited to a cone along my line of sight. Like the past memories rippling out, the future swirls in from all directions as well. It’s still centered behind my forehead, but it certainly “sneaks up on me” sometimes as well.
So I really end up with… a sphere.”-TJ
“The “hearts” indicate feelings, haptic connections; the “squiggly lines” indicate scents, aromas and smells; the “light rays” indicate visual inputs or impulses. The dashed lines between “times” indicate possible connections (in any direction). The axes (x, y, z), of course, are supposed to represent Cartesian space.”- Ed
Drawings produced during the session:
An audio depiction of Doug’s Model/Map of Intuition; he calls it :
“A Blind Attention”:
(The “Shwooping process begins around 2’45”)