November 21, 2017
Hosted by @madrush
Members of the Infinite Conversations forum explore consciousness, time, science, culture, and other interrelated topics. One of the key inquiries of this talk has to do with how we live and experience (or “apply”) transtemporal consciousness realizations in everyday life—through civics, parenting, elder care, cultural politics, gender relations, creative work, spiritual practices, etc.
This talk also riffs on themes raised by Michael Garfield’s Future Fossils podcast episode #45 with Kerri Welch: “Fractal Synchronicity & the Future of Time,” especially their discussion of correlations between philosopher Jean Gebser’s structures of consciousness (archaic, magic, mythic, mental, integral) and normal cyclical brainwave states experienced by most people everyday (delta, theta, alpha, beta…).
What are the fractal qualities of our dialogue itself? How are we subjects and objects of the same performative research? What do spheres, donuts, klein bottles, and mobius strips have to do with it?
This is talk is presented raw and unedited. Listen at your own risk. You may never experience time the same way again.
Reading (for background, context, themes, ideas…)
Given the obvious disparity between modes of expression and subjective reaction to those expressions, how much “science” do we need? Do we need any at all?
How might we go about finding a way for science and art (or the hard and fuzzy sciences), etc. to better communicate with each other? Or stated somewhat differently: What do we need to do to promote inter- and transdisciplinary work?
What practical consequences can I draw from presentations, such as Brown’s and Welch’s? Or even more poignantly, as Marco put it, “This is definitely a kind of performative research, where we ourselves are subject and object. Who are we performing for? How are we entangled?”
The question of death and the evolution of the individual soul, which Arthur Young thought to be the point of the seventh level (more so than a collective consciousness), could be fruitful to consider from this polyphasic, transtemporal, meta-physically embodied point of view. (From Marco in the “Reflexive Universe” thread.)
Potential inputs & backstory stuff
Time in History, G.J. Whitrow (1988)