I would add Marco that we are addicted to a narrow aspect of the spectrum, most of which is filtered by the mono-phasic social arrangements. Our networks are dominated by this mono-phasic culture, trapped in waking states only, over valuing what we have conscious access to.
The cognitive revolution is an advanced form of mental constipation and those who identify themselves as Wilberian styled Integralists ( I don’t!) are prone to be driven by meta- theory and seem to have a huge dose of the deficient mental. FB and most of our networks are still dominated by the deficient mental. I include myself here as I am looking for a job, at the age of 63, with no family ties and FB participation is not going to help me. When you got money in your pockets and you are young love flows, when you are old and poor you are kicked to the gutter. Luckily, I have a lot of company in the gutter and we are looking up at the stars.
I use the term Integral loosely as a place holder for something that hasn’t happened yet but could if we had enough interest in sponsoring that possibility. There are alternate Modernities, for example, made up of painters in Africa, who couldn’t get into Paris art schools but who painted anyway. Alternate Modernity is a new way of thinking about the art of the many pasts that we have explored as humans in the middle of nowhere. and this interplay is really fascinating and not what you see at the Met.
I imagine that there are many Alternate Postmodernists as well and no doubt by the time we have finished Bubbles we will be able to map this better than we have in the past. Most of the the action is occurring at the periphery, off to the side, what we are avoiding as too ephemeral or too weird to put into words. It is worth the effort to put the weird, the uncanny into words.
In the meantime, if we pay attention to what falls in the cracks, our dreams, our telepathic communications with animals, our sexual fantasies and taking long bike rides, rather than taking the car, and exchanging odd and weird things with others, the odd weird stuff that you want to avoid, that is probably what will be taking us closer to where we want to be. We should listen carefully to people on their death beds, lean over, close your eyes, feel the whispering in your third ear. They have a lot more to teach than can be captured on a pie chart…
The affective is most important, not what is said but how it is said, the analogue is much smarter than the digital. The affective is the interface between the implicate and the explicate. Cognition in service to the affective dimensions, the subtle dimensions, would vastly improve our chances of survival. But survival at our current level of development is sort of missing the point.
Maybe there are Alternate Integralists waiting in the wings. A poly-phasic culture, that was planetary, could happen, couldn’t it?