The following exercise was proposed:

Take the following list, culled from a critique of Ken Wilber’s work by philosopher William Irwin Thompson, Coming Into Being and write the opposites.

simplistic 
how to fix 
compulsive mappings 
textbook categorizations 
control the universe through mapping 
dominant masculinist purposefulness 
shift power from the described to the describer 
psychic inflation and self-magnification 
a grand pyramid with the advocate on top 
lacking poetic insights 
lacking a feeling for the concrete 
lacking embodiment of an aesthetic  

 

My response:

simplistic —> complex 
how to fix —> how to engage 
compulsive mappings —> flexible relations 
textbook categorizations —> situational phenomenologies 
control the universe through mapping —> participate in the universe through walking its territory 
dominant masculinist purposefulness —> creatively shifting between feminine/masculine 
shift power from the described to the describer —> described and describer abdicate power to each other 
psychic inflation and self-magnification —> psychic robustness and continuous self-recontextualization 
a grand pyramid with the advocate on top  —> a complex web with the advocate teleporting between nodes 
lacking poetic insights —> poetry as rhythmic healing 
lacking a feeling for the concrete —> able to connect without abstraction through action 
lacking embodiment of an aesthetic  —> able to create and shift between evolving aesthetics

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