concerning the evolution of consciousness

Earth --> Day-waking (i.e. 'normal' adult) consciousness  Water --> Imaginative consciousness  Air ----> Inspirational consciousness  Fire ---> Intuitive consciousness   Earth --> Thinking 'about' - object-oriented  Water --> Thinking 'with' - process oriented  Air ----> Thinking 'between' - polarity-oriented, (Brad exemplifies this very well)  Fire ----> Thinking 'as' - whole-oriented   Further, considering that all thinking...

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horse –> herd –> cybernetics

A friend of mine said: "... Concerning self-correction, can we say that the system corrects itself toward a state of homeostasis (feedback----correction----goal) OR toward maintaining the integrity of the closed system? Is it o.k. to look at this in terms of homeostasis?   Reason why I'm asking is that I've been looking at the socialization behavior...

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on demons

<insert context here - not me: YOU> ...but did we/they take off and burn the restraints of our minds?  Did they/we realize that we cannot 'heal' the 'patients' when we don't know that the patients are ourselves?  That the demons aren't simply 'out there' to be feared, nor are they 'in here' to be repressed...

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sunrise

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Ross Ashby is still smarter than you.

Ross Ashby says: No system adapts to the changing: it can adapt only to what is constant. (http://www.rossashby.info/aphorisms.html)  

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Waldorf and Montessori – a tiny perspective

There is often confusion about the differences between Waldorf and Montessori methods of education.  Having been a Waldorf teacher for six years certainly puts me in a biased position, but potentially one that can also offer some perspective on the matter. The Waldorf pedagogy recognizes that how one approaches the child is keyed closely to...

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Ross Ashby is smarter than you

Ross Ashby says: That homo has a brain no more entitles him to assume he knows how he thinks than possession of a liver entitles him to assume that he knows how he metabolises. (http://www.rossashby.info/aphorisms.html)

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the world, seeking

shadows fall on shadows, aghast at their own darkness times keep falling out of place, surprising themselves, trailing numberless atrocities like the dust of a comet sweeping ominously across a shrouded, weeping planet the forces are arrayed, the engines started words have been spoken, in earnest, in fear, in foreboding the percolating matrix of desire...

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dreaming

sole to sole, my mirror image and I striding above and below the deep waters curious, I dip beneath the surface stare back up at myself, asleep didn't you call me? i ask have I not come and knelt at your side? the shadow grasps my hand with a solidity I could never muster and bursting into flames I can only weep and...

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swallowing the sun

what spirit speaks the heart re-echoes its lofty chambers with choric ringing  twist and fold in timely rhythm the fountain's deep moods springing   unshadowed now, revealed and waking all forge and fire, veils rent aside the swallowed sun, see! - beaming again 'cross the rivers, stride in stride the call's heard round from distant shores the ferryman's change cast far away for the...

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knowing knowledge

Knowing is action Knowledge is the corpse of action

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