on destruction

The role of destruction, and of the working out of polarities, is a subject that has been dealt with an the alchemical tradition for a very long time.  Alchemically, it is understood that the issue you are dealing with, in which you find yourself (the prima materia) MUST go through a process of putrefaction, of...

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unknowing and the creative moment

There are some things about creativity that have been on my mind.  I have been trying to hone in on the qualitative experience of the creative moment... what does it feel like to be creative?  What kinds of qualities distinguish the feeling of being creative from other types of feelings, like the feeling of 'producing',...

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coincident(al)

Knowing is essential, so that we can unknow. Finding a way is essential to losing the path. Adding brick to brick is essential to knock the wall down. Knocking down walls is essential to create materials for new walls. Losing the path is essential to find a new way. Unknowing is essential to find new...

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tension

We must be capable BOTH of forming models AND of dissolving them. We shouldn't either become model-less, nor bound by any model, including the one you are proposing. Tensions must be maintained. Tensions must collapse. Tensions must be created. Tensions are maintained. Tensions collapse. Tensions create. Maintain tension. Collapse tension....

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amidst the winds

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observing the observer

So then to begin in the middle I have many questions:     What constitutes an observer? How do we think about what an observer is/does? Is it as simply complex as the recursive: “An observer creates distinctions; distinctions create observers.”?     What is a distinction? In order for it to occur, does it require...

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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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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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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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knowing knowledge

Knowing is action Knowledge is the corpse of action

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please don’t think about these questions

Is it possible for a system to be both hierarchical AND innately mysterious? Is it possible for self-embedded reciprocity within such a system to lead towards a breaking out of the self same system while still being a part of it on another level? Can NON-understanding be a "part" of ANY system,...

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