And the map is a performance by the territory!
Epistemology recapitulates ontology.
How do we know the integral?
It is an experience. An intensity.
And wherabouts is that intensity? Does it have a color, size, or shape?
In forms, bodies, and appearances, in…space.
And when “forms, bodies, and appearances,” in space, then what happens?
I’m in accord with @Douggins’ view that parallel threads are converging.
An explosion of space from the inside, and an irruption of time…from the outside?
”In morphological and immunological terms, one can claim that God’s most important act in the metaphysical age was to secure the border against nothingness, the ouside and infinite.” — Globes, p. 125
From womb to cosmic void…and civilization in between? The death and rebirth of God in the flesh of the Cosmos?
I remain curious why Gebser saw the shape the Integral as a sphere…
And Sloterdijk writes, at the conclusion of his Introduction to Volume II:
”The present book, a mausoleum for the idea of the all-encompassing unity, belongs to the two-thousand-year empire of the monosphere of the integral globe…” —p. 133
(His subsequent remarks on that page are worth pondering, too…)
And yet, distinct from all meta-poly-trans-post-hyper-mental-theoretical displays, Gebser says that the integral structure (which is not a higher evolutionary level, he stresses—though it presupposes prior emergents) has the quality of transparency. In the end, everything is simple.
Thus I posit: after the maximum intensification of time (e.g., through ‘peak everything,’ or an integral singularity event), do we not arrive in the apocalypse of space? Doesn’t aperspectival time-freedom have a crypto-Parmenidean flavor?
”For Parmenides, the theory of the orb meant nothing other than free circumspection in the interior of an open entity that provides insight into itself.”— p. 83
What’s at the center of an open entity? Does ontology now recapitulate epistemology? What else about alternate ways of knowing? And, to bring my questions to a point: Where are we when we’re in the integral?