What is to be done? 

Seldom in history have so few done so much damage to so many, for so long - USA 2013 villains
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, Mr Churchill, 1940 heroes
Vandals, huns, Nazi, Communists, White slave owners and Jim crow racist, and --
It was Mr. Gingrich who pioneered the political dysfunction we still live with. His inflammatory rhetoric provided a model for the grandstanding guerrilla warfare of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. And his actions — particularly his move to shut down the government in 1995 and 1996 — undermined popular trust and ushered in the present political era of confrontation and obstruction.
Geoffrey Kabaservice is the author of “Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party.”
A deus ex machina is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object. Depending on how it is done, it can be intended to move the story forward when the writer has "painted himself into a corner" and sees no other way out, to surprise the audience, to bring a happy ending into the tale, or as a comedic device.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.."  Second State of the Union address (1862) A. Lincoln
So how does this end? The votes to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling are there, and always have been: every Democrat in the House would vote for the necessary measures, and so would enough Republicans. The problem is that G.O.P. leaders, fearing the wrath of the radicals, haven’t been willing to allow such votes. What would change their minds?
During the general strike in UK during the depression of the 1930's Churchill rejected the idea of negotiations with the strike leaders as non-negotiation was critical to saving a constitutional electoral system. If the government gave into blackmail the system would no longer be one where elections decided who rules but power went to the street, unions, mob passions; as happens in France, and to passionate minorities as in the House of Representatives.
Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis, the beginnings of an open society are marked by a distinction between natural and man-made religious belief).[5]law, and an increase in personal responsibility and accountability for moral choices (not incompatible with religion)
The Open Society and Its Enemies is a two-volume work on political philosophy by Karl Popper. Written during World War II, 
Popper saw the open society as standing on a historical continuum reaching from the organic, tribal or closed society, through the open society marked by a critical attitude to tradition, up to the abstract or depersonalised society lacking all face-to-face transactions.[3]
When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity. The white southern men of the silent majority of the ongoing culture wars against liberals and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.
For its advocates, government in the open society is purported to be responsive and tolerant, and political mechanisms are said to be transparent and flexible.
Popper saw the classical Greeks as initiating the long slow transition from tribalism towards the open society, and as facing for the first time the strain imposed by the less personal group relations entailed thereby.[4]
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.."  Second State of the Union address (1862)
The failure to understand and deal with what is going on is a fault of framing the interpretation. The assignment of meaning to the symbols in formal languages are as used in mathematics, logic, and theoretical computer science are defined in solely syntactic terms, and as such do not have any meaning until they are given some interpretation. The general study of interpretations of formal languages is called formal semantics. 
The plot is about social status and identity rather than policy. The policy discussions followed by the media pundits are not the irrational stillness as it appears.  The right wing is associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns modern, secular, scientific existence in favor of an imaginary past, before uppity gays, blacks and women appeared in today's complex realities.  A true believer have no loyalties, and no purpose , except perhaps, an impulse to destroy.  The causes are because of the anomie, the general mood of despair at the perceived pointlessness of modern existence. The radical right, white southern, males rebel against the realization that in today's society there has been a loss of traditional norms, rules, or laws that protected their self image and social standing.
Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis, the beginnings of an open society are marked by a distinction between natural and man-made religious belief).[5]law, and an increase in personal responsibility and accountability for moral choices (not incompatible with religion)
Popper argues that the ideas of individuality, criticism, and humanitarianism cannot be suppressed once people become aware of them, and therefore that it is impossible to return to the closed society;[6] but at the same time recognized the continuing emotional pull of what he called “the lost group spirit of tribalism”, as manifested for example in the totalitarianism of the 20th century.[7]
Ironically, considering who got us into our economic mess, the most plausible answer is that Wall Street will come to the rescue — that the big money will tell Republican leaders that they have to put an end to the nonsense.
But what if even the plutocrats lack the power to rein in the radicals? In that case, Mr. Obama will either let default happen or find some way of defying the blackmailers, trading a financial crisis for a constitutional crisis. 
This all sounds crazy, because it is. But the craziness, ultimately, resides not in the situation but in the minds of our politicians and the people who vote for them. Default is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/opinion/krugman-rebels-without-a-clue.html?hp
As Tocqueville wrote long before Bush v. Gore, every big issue in America ends up sooner or later before the Supreme Court. Let’s face it: that’s where this issue has to go. 
Why haven’t creditors sued years ago? Bondholders, defense contractors, states that live from federal paycheck to paycheck, all could have sued to challenge the debt ceiling and their right to be paid what they are owed, even if default had not occurred. The debt ceiling amounts to what’s known as an “anticipatory repudiation of a contractual obligation.” How does a doctor know if he or she should perform surgery on an over 65 Medicare patient if the government says that it reserves the right not to pay?
It is true that Section 4 of the 14th Amendment is pretty powerful: “The validity of the public debt authorized by law … shall not be questioned.” Aside from that provision, Congress simply does not have the authority to default under the Constitution’s Article I, which enumerates its powers. Default deprives citizens of property, i.e., contractual rights to payment.
The issues raised by the White-House involve future sale of treasury bonds if there is a legal question about the authority under which they were issued. Any cloud over US full faith and credit should be avoided. Alexander Hamilton's decision to pay in full notes used in the war (land certificates) in place of hard cash established the credit of the new republic. It would be a shame to mess it up now. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Validity_of_public_debt
Section 4 confirmed the legitimacy of all U.S. public debt appropriated by the Congress. It also confirmed that neither the United States nor any state would pay for the loss of slaves or debts that had been incurred by the Confederacy. For example, during the Civil War several British and French banks had lent large sums of money to the Confederacy to support its war against the Union.[152] In Perry v. United States (1935), the Supreme Court ruled that under Section 4 voiding a United States bond "went beyond the congressional power."[153]
The debt-ceiling crisis in 2011 raised the question of what powers Section 4 gives to the President, an issue that remains unsettled.[154] Some, such as legal scholar Garrett Epps, fiscal expert Bruce Bartlett and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, have argued that a debt ceiling may be unconstitutional and therefore void as long as it interferes with the duty of the government to pay interest on outstanding bonds and to make payments owed to pensioners (that is, Social Security recipients).[155][156] Legal analyst Jeffrey Rosen has argued that Section 4 gives the President unilateral authority to raise or ignore the national debt ceiling, and that if challenged the Supreme Court would likely rule in favor of expanded executive power or dismiss the case altogether for lack of standing.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/02/can-obama-ignore-the-debt-ceiling/creditors-power-exceeds-the-presidents-on-the-debt-limit
The ruling classes need to promote rational conservative primary candidates in the districts of trouble makers and dangerous fools; a group of 62 conservative GOP lawmakers. In the Senate CR cleared a procedural hurdle, 79-19, with 25 Republicans joining the Democratic caucus to end debate on the bill. The 200 democrats in the house need only 18 of the 233 republicans to solve the problem. Who cares about the  Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner doing such a lousy and thankless job, almost anyone might do a better job, giving in to terrorist encourages terrorism. 
We, this nation of ours, need quickly to create a brains trust with Haley Barbour, the former governor of Mississippi who previously led the Republican National Committee, Ed Gillespie, a former Republican chairman, Pete Wehner, a former George W. Bush aide and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, Governor Haslam of Tennessee, Dan Coats of Indiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire —.  Mr. Bush cited the accomplishments of three Republican governors and potential presidential candidates — Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Chris Christie of New Jersey — who he said were offering “a more positive, hopeful, optimistic message.”
These leaders with their contacts with the chamber of commerce, business round-table, main line Republicans, democratic activist and main line elected officials, political and marketing consultants, non-profit foundations, the Rockefeller, Pew, DuPont  Sloan, Ford, family foundations - to targets and promote with money and organization rational conservative primary candidates in the districts of trouble makers and dangerous fools; a group of 62 conservative GOP lawmakers. In the Senate it cleared a procedural hurdle, 79-19, with 25 Republicans joining the Democratic caucus to end debate on the bill. The 200 democrats in the house need only 18 of the 233 republicans to solve the problem.
Death and Rebirth of Seneca The story of Paradigm, gestalt death and rebirth
Anthony Wallace
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -
This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -
The origins of the TEA party - tribal traditions in fundamentalism
Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis,
While the period since Popper's study has undoubtedly been marked by the spread of the open society, this may be attributed less to Popper's advocacy and more to the role of the economic advances of late modernity.[8] Growth-based industrial societies require literacy, anonymity and social mobility from their members[9] - elements incompatible with much traditional-based behavior but demanding the ever wider spread of the abstract social relations Georg Simmel saw as characterizing the metropolitan mental stance.[10]
One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism.
Clark Clifford was a lawyer-lobbyist, like the handful of men who preceeded him in the field or were his peers (Tommy "the Cork" Corcoran, Abe Fortas, James Rowe), and like the thousands of men and women who have since flourished on K Street. These formed the brains trust or kitchen cabinet working with inside and outside groups to form compromises that can work. The core of the first Roosevelt brain trust consisted of a group of Columbia law professors (Moley, Tugwell, and Berle). These men played a key role in shaping the policies of the First New Deal (1933). Although they never met together as a group, they each had Roosevelt's ear. Many newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons ridiculed them as impractical idealists. (list below of brain trust)
The core of the second Roosevelt brain trust sprang from men associated with the Harvard law school (Cohen, Corcoran, and Frankfurter). These men played a key role in shaping the policies of the Second New Deal (1935–1936).
The capture of the House of Representatives by a pathological tribal cabal that has over powered a weak leadership, now threatens the national welfare.   The question of who if anyone rules, is there a functional ruling class that can impose order on the wing nuts.
In practice this means a focus on the 60 members in congress that are the immediate cause of a clear and present danger to the welfare of the nation. The ways used to deal with a dangerous domestic enemy involve the actualization of social power by the ruling elites. 
The new deal formed irregular committees to push programs and ward off enemies. A small group spearheaded social security, another the secret war against Germany.  
Clark Clifford: The Rise of a Reputation
By Marjorie Williams
Washington Post Staff Writer
The climax of Clifford's service to Truman came with the hairsbreadth victory of 1948. Clifford was widely perceived as the author of Truman's impossible, come-from-behind win, including the grueling "whistle-stop" train tour. After it, he decided to leave the White House and strike out on his own.
All power in Washington ultimately flows from politics. Thus his role in the 1948 election, observes another Democratic lawyer, "launched him into the absolute most upper echelons of the Washington power scene. And he knew how to handle that. He knew how to get there, and he knew what it took to stay there. ... He knew what he could be, and he became it."
Reason and the scientific methods are the critical elements in the enlightenment from 500 years ago and define the character of the modern world and the source of its success.
The Open Society and Its Enemies is a two-volume work on political philosophy by Karl Popper. Written during World War II, it failed to find a publisher in the United States and was first printed in London by Routledge in 1945. The work criticises theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws, and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Hegel and Marx for relying on historicism to underpin their political philosophies[citation needed]. It was on the Modern Library Board's 100 Best Nonfiction books of the 20th century.[1]
 However,“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”the dream-time is to open gates on the old brain, which is as animals think – we can call id passions to survive, reproduce and multiply. Id,ego and super-egoare the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends sex and death; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego.[1] Thesuper-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.[2]Civilization and its discontents –causing Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoi.
Myths and old stories are the shadow of dream-time and in Plato's tale of the cave of shadows
Modern marketing includes policy, politicians, value making, seeing things, hearing things, that give magical powers to the shades of past and future ghosts, and spirits.
What is to be done?
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We need a critical examination of new developments in contemporary political theory: post-Marxism, discourse analysis, new theories of ideology and power, hegemony, radical democracy and psychoanalytic theory. When we re-examines the coming disaster we remember Lincoln, 
In light of these developments in theory to suggest new ways of thinking about politics through and a reflection on the challenges that confront it. It  will be of great interest to students of postmodernism and poststructuralist theory in political science, philosophy, sociology, philosophy and cultural studies.
https://sites.google.com/site/colorcodedpath/
https://sites.google.com/site/dynamicsynergyworkshop/
https://sites.google.com/site/bobbysvillasbali/
https://sites.google.com/site/synergyebook1995/
https://sites.google.com/site/wiredbrain/
https://sites.google.com/site/wiredbrain/consciousness
https://sites.google.com/site/dreamtimepolitics/
A little ahead of the news:
We are seeing another Kabuki musical theater, a classical Japanese dance-drama being acted out in today's congressional and wing nut politics. Kabuki theater is known for the symbolization of its drama by actors with elaborate stage characters, makeup and costumes of the stylized performers.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67-bgSFJiKc  
Really Kabuki is more than an analogy, but a realistic presentation of moral conflict with its psychodrama or melodrama of strong human emotions.  
Kabuki is often referred to as superficial, phony, and out of date. None of this is true, it is deeply meaningful,  and ahead of the times. The failure to understand is a fault of framing the interpretation. The assignment of meaning to the symbols in formal languages are as used in mathematics, logic, and theoretical computer science are defined in solely syntactic terms, and as such do not have any meaning until they are given some interpretation. The general study of interpretations of formal languages is called formal semantics. 
The plot is about social status and identity rather than policy. The policy discussions followed by the media pundits are not the irrational stillness as it appears.  The right wing is associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns modern, secular, scientific existence in favor of an imaginary past, before uppity gays, blacks and women appeared in today's complex realities.  A true believer have no loyalties, and no purpose , except perhaps, an impulse to destroy.  The causes are because of the anomie, the general mood of despair at the perceived pointlessness of modern existence. The radical right, white southern, males rebel against the realization that in today's society there has been a loss of traditional norms, rules, or laws that protected their self image and social standing.
https://sites.google.com/site/dreamtimepolitics/
Where have all the moderates gone, sometime dreaming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Leadership_Council#Board_members
RLCC describes its supporters and candidates as practical, "traditional Republicans"[3], in the manner of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. RLCC's strategy is heavily focused on achieving long-term electoral gains for moderate Republicans for legislative, congressional, and other high offices by building a strong bench of moderate Republicans elected to local offices in the bluest parts of California. 
http://www.gop.gov/republicans/leadership
The Committee for Responsible Government (CRG) was founded by a group of moderate Republicans in 1992 as a response to the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas where Pat Buchanan, an unsuccessful challenger to incumbent President George H.W. Bush, gave a controversial address which has become known as the "culture war" speech.
The great GOP leadership turnaround
By Dana Milbank,September 18, 2013
As House Republican backbenchers hurtle toward a government shutdown and a default on the national debt, their leaders remain in charge in title only.
Founding members of the CRG included financier Lewis M. Eisenberg, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Representative Susan Molinari (NY-14), Representative Richard A. Zimmer (NJ-12), Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, and Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland. The organization departed notably from the Republican Party platform by including a pro-choice position on abortion in its "guiding principles."
In 1997, the organization renamed the Republican Leadership Council in a nod to its Democratic counterpart, the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. The RLC dropped its embattled stance on abortion in favor of a neutral affirmation of the importance of "protecting individual rights" and "promoting strong families." Governor John Engler of Michigan and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, Republicans who favored a pro-life position, were recruited to model a more inclusive position on the issue of abortion. Financier Henry Kravis and John A. Moran, former Kansas Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, 1996 campaign finance chairman, were named as the organization's co-chairs.
The questions that these sites approximately and virtually encounter is how ancient wisdom can be applied to modern political economies;
Can traditions such as Sufi, Platonist, Stoicism, guide us as how to model social behavior? Soc Rel are social-biology relations;
Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the new Millenniumis a book of philosophical thought written by the Dalai LamaTenzin Gyatso published by Little, Brown/Abacus Press in 1999. (ISBN 0-349-11443-9)
First New Deal[edit]
Adolf Berle - original Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Raymond Moley - original Brain Trust (Moley broke with Roosevelt and became a sharp critic of the New Deal from the right)  Basil O'Connor Rexford Tugwell - original Brain Trust
Frances Perkins Harry Hopkins Harold L. Ickes Louis Brandeis
James Warburg - original Brain Trust[citation needed] Second New Deal[edit]
Benjamin V. Cohen - 2nd New Deal Thomas Gardiner Corcoran - 2nd New Deal
Felix Frankfurter - 2nd New Deal Other Advisers[edit] Louis Howe
Paul M. O'Leary[3]  George Peek  Charles William Taussig Robert F. Wagner
F. Palmer Weber See also[edit] Kitchen Cabinet
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 RE: Social Pathology, Alcohol (drugs), Violence, Witch Fear,  Disunity - and the Great Revival -
(Wallace, Anthony F.C.,The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca.) 
and what is happening in the 21st century Western Civilization social stability:
What happens when a people face changes that require a paradigm  shift?
http://www.scoop.it/t/future-by-peter-e-pflaum
The old ways no long work. Old authority and belief systems are out of joint. A competitive new world order has a clear competitive advantage. 

The Problem: Western countries are at a competitive disadvantage to China, Korea and SE Asia. The high wage low skill jobs supported by cartels, protectionism and unions are gone or going. Technology replaces telephone operators, bank clerks, many manual workers, journalist by the internet and many others.

The Analysis: the Seneca as a model of what happens. Some die from drink, (drugs) violence, some go mad, there is a outbreak of social pathology, doomsday and ghost cults flourish, and the culture sickens and dies.

The solutions (or policy that helps and does no harm) are in human resources. An intelligent educated population is key to everything. The national interest require that the educational budget  greater than the defense budget. National collapse is a much greater threat than armed enemies, terrorists, immigration, the important national debt is in human resources and infrastructure.

The ancient regime, kings and the Catholics church faced a systems change in the 18 th century.  Under threat are Liberal individualism and capitalism, communism, (GM, IBM, Congress)  the public school system, all could be the story of Louis XVI or the Seneca.

Or maybe  there is a revival - a new spirit, a new vision from the new synthesis raising from the ashes. Literally a VISION of Handsome Lake. We say people should have vision -
but if they have a vision - they are maybe crazy.

The Six Nations of the Iroquois suffered every possible disaster. From the 1650's the white man had brought desires for material things, diseases, (natives had no resistance to European illness) wars, and destruction.

The confederation had for many years brought peace among the tribes  and defended their territory. Their culture and religion provided a basis for understanding and dealing with their 
environment and each other.

The Rebellion of the American Colonies ( The War for Independence)  was a great and final disaster for these tribes.

They had fought (and in a way won) with the British and the Loyalist.

The British had protected their lands from the greed of the  colonies. Now the new nation, bought, stole, or just took almost everything leaving them in "Slums in the Wilderness".

The population was cut by 75% from before the coming of the white  man.
The war had reduced their numbers by as much as 50%.more.

Their villages had been destroyed .
Thousands took refuse in Canada.
A peoples way of life, customs, and beliefs form a paradigm. The Seneca "worldview" came from the myths of the great spirit.(The twins - good and evil) 
The creation tale is told  in the long house. A legion very similar  to the story in Genesis.

They were a fiercely independent, democratic, cooperative, spiritual  people.
The dream land sent messages to the tribe through visions.

They were knowledgeable about human manifest and latent desires.  (page 61) Ondinnonk - is a secret desire of the soul manifested in  dreams.
Life on the frontier was hard.
They had lost the old ways and their hunting grounds and didn't want to become "white men" and follow their ways. Men traditionally spent most of the summer hunting and raiding outside tribes. Women raised corn, swash, and other crops. 
White men lived in fenced-in farms and men plowed with horses.
The men stayed home.

Seneca lived in family groups rather than in villages. 
They lived in houses rather than in the longhouses (of about 50 maternally related people) and the white men were Christian.

Some natives wanted to learn the new ways, others to remain with Indian customs.
The social and political structure of the six tribes fell apart.  (1782 - 1800)
The Iroquois took to drink and fighting, they were dirty, poor, suffered from self-hate and deeply doubted their place on earth. Their way of life had failed.

The social pathology was not limited to Indians. Isolated settlers also suffered from the loss of hope. While thousand of new people came and built farms, towns, roads, and a new civilization, thousands of others failed in the harsh test of the wilderness. Fire, flood, poor location, the wrong crops (European grains unsuited to the location) disease - Rum and violence - were common elements of the frontier experience. Indians also became dependent on welfare. (payments for tribal lands)

There was a crisis of VALUES and family breakdown.

Revival meeting were a powerful release.
The origins of the TEA party - tribal traditions in fundamentalism and totalitarianism. 

Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis,

 Lack of personal bonds, of strong family and clan relations, religious ceremony and rituals and traditions, the lack of conventional and legal tribal connections; creates estrangement, alienation and acrimony or apathy. Work and educational groups, social clubs, and civic activity is a weak substitute for primordial passions

One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism he attributes to personal isolation.

There must be a common theme in Western Civilization
not due to long standing systems faults
not due to leadership
but to global economics - the much greater returns to capital than labor
much higher entry levels skills required for a good living income - much more than high school
the Asian market has many advantages - Western countries have many disadvantages- social overhead, high costs of not wonderful labor, regulations, health care costs, and unwarranted self satisfaction or hubris - he who rides a high horse..
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/opinion/sunday/friedman-why-i-still-support-obamacare.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0
unions had greater leverage. The result was a middle class built on something called a high-wage or a decent-wage medium-skilled job, and the benefits that went with it.

The proliferation of such jobs meant that many people could lead a middle-class lifestyle — with less education and more security — because they didn't have to compete so directly with either a computer or a machine that could do their jobs faster and better (by far the biggest source of job churn) or against an Indian or Chinese who would do their jobs cheaper. And by a middle-class lifestyle, I don’t mean just scraping by. I mean having status: enough money to buy a house, enjoy some leisure and offer your kids the opportunity to do better than you.

But thanks to the merger of globalization and the I.T. revolution that has unfolded over the last two decades — which is rapidly and radically transforming how knowledge and information are generated, disseminated and collaborated on to create value — “the high-wage, medium-skilled job is over,” says Stefanie Sanford, the chief of global policy and advocacy for the College Board. The only high-wage jobs that will support the kind of middle-class lifestyle of old will be high-skilled ones, requiring a commitment to rigorous education, adaptability and innovation, she added.

It is also Europe’s new reality. All over, established political forces are losing ground to politicians whom they scorn as fear-mongering populists. In France, according to a recent opinion poll, the far-right National Front has become the country’s most popular party. In other countries — Austria, Britain, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland and the Netherlands — disruptive upstart groups are on a roll.

Lack of personal bonds, strong family and clan relations, religious ceremony, rituals and traditions, the lack of conventional and legal tribal connections creates estrangement, alienation and acrimony or apathy. Work and educational groups, social clubs, and civic activity is a weak substitute for primordial passions

“History reminds us that high unemployment and wrong policies like austerity are an extremely poisonous cocktail,” said Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, a former Danish prime minister and a Social Democrat. “Populists are always there. In good times it is not easy for them to get votes, but in these bad times all their arguments, the easy solutions of populism and nationalism, are getting new ears and votes.”

In some ways, this is Europe’s Tea Party movement — a grass-roots insurgency fired by resentment against a political class that many Europeans see as out of touch. The main difference, however, is that Europe’s populists want to strengthen, not shrink, government and see the welfare state as an integral part of their national identities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/09/world/europe/right-wings-surge-in-europe-has-the-establishment-rattled.html?hp

now make the connection to:
Death and Rebirth of Seneca The story of Paradigm, gestalt death and rebirth
Anthony Wallace
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -
Then Handsome Lake had his vision. A revival began. (but That's  another story)

 

 

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The questions that these sites approximately and virtually encounter is how ancient wisdom can be applied to modern political economies;

 

  1. Can traditions such as Sufi, Platonist, Stoicism, guide us on how to model social behavior and governance?

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  2. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the new Millennium is a book of philosophical thought written by the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso published by Little, Brown/Abacus Press in 1999. (ISBN 0-349-11443-9)

  3. Reason and the scientific methods are the critical elements in the enlightenment from 500 years ago and define the character of the modern world.

  4. However, We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” the dream-time – gates to the old brain that is as animals think – we can call id

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  5.  Idego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends sex and death; thesuper-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego.[1]  The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.[2] Civilization and its discontents –

  6. Myths and old stories are the shadow of dream-time and in Plato's tale of the cave of shadows

  7. Modern marketing includes policy, politicians, value making, seeing things, hearing things, that give magical powers to the shades of past and future ghosts. And spirits.

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How to read and learn from the enlightenment texts.. skim, wander, it is not linear but goes in circles around and builds upon itself, as life is lived not as a band marching but as a  traveler wandering and asking for directions. The themes repeat as in a symphony, music of the spheres, poems and lessons, structured as is the St. Benedict's mass and the book of common prayer.  Socrates didn't write a bookbook because the recipes change with people and conditions . Rule books, instructions, are bad for the mind and spirit, freedom in chains. So let us have a conversation, asking questions and discovering our own truth in our own way. The truth is out there but can not be canned (tinned)  - dialogues please

1.) Welcome, come to me all that are heavy laden 

2.) we make a commitment to love thy god with all our heart, mind and spirit and above all to love each other as yourself as in the unconditionally love of the lord, this is the law above all laws for on the night of our death

3.)if we believe in a creed and great mystery - lessons, prayer of the people and sermons

4.) for on that night of death and suffering, 

5.) we are given a  new life; in the manson of our father, here is the 

6.) gift of food and drink of resurrection and eternal life 

7.) my soul lives, hosanna in the highest for the love that passes all understanding will go with you always hallelujah 

Now that sells for 15 centuries...



WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?
"V. S." Naipaul,Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries,Edward Bernays, Propaganda,  Edward Deming quality control groups, GURDJEF, The last wave; the themes are in this film:The nature of socialization - the dream land - and the reality of the magic power of belief; 
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COLOR CODES

  1. BLUE WELCOME

  2. BROWN GROUNDING

  3. YELLOW PASSAGE

  4. ORANGE WAKE UP

  5. RED GETING IN TOUCH

BLACK AND -

WHITE LIFE AND DEATH 

GREEN NEW WAYS -

GOLD HOME

Quick synopsis of a business and production plan of 7, ½ hour tapes that are the foundation of:

  1. publications, disks, YouTube and training workbooks for workshops, and certification of franchise presenters or guides to BSC activities, like Amway buy some, sell some;

  2. the seven stages are filmed in Bali, where I live, there are lots of wonderful locations – by a professional production company with real actors

  3. Stage one BLUE – coming ashore – entering into a special place as in the Benedictine mass, music and welcome – leave the mundane behind – on a path of transformation.

  4. I give the outline of the scripts – the concepts but others turn the into dramatic form and audio visual content. etc

  5. Second are earth tones – yoga becoming centered, breathing, body and mind with contemplation and meditation – there are first class facilities here for these practices – Zen and mental health.

  6. Then the color third RED – gestalt, talking to chairs, hitting with foam clubs, letting it all hang out Feelings and ideas and knowing the difference – getting in touch with emotions of hate, rejection, anger, sex etc.. passage through transformation as the mythical hero and over coming native inhibitions by these acolytes in the rights of passage

    And the fourth and fifth the passage of white of death and rebirth -

  7. leads to GREEN – basic release of the power – the life force – transcendence to a state of being in the world but not of the world - objective reality – waking up – sic Sixth

  8. The land of Gold – Nirvana = Paradise

  9. https://sites.google.com/site/dynamicsynergyworkshop/

  10. all in one place

The way home

Guide to Synergy Sites

 

The questions that these sites approximately and virtually encounter is how ancient wisdom can be applied to modern political economies;

  1. Can traditions such as Sufi, Platonist, Stoicism, guide us as how to model social behavior?

  2. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the new Millennium is a book of philosophicalthought written by the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso published by Little, Brown/Abacus Press in 1999. (ISBN 0-349-11443-9)

  3. Reason and the scientific methods are the critical elements in the enlightenment from 500 years ago and define the character of the modern world.

  4. However, We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” the dream-time – gates to the old brain that is as animals think – we can call id

    Photo Photo PhotoPhoto

  5.  Idego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud'sstructural model of the psyche; According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends sex and death; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and thesuper-ego.[1] The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.[2] Civilization and its discontents –

  6. Myths and old stories are the shadow of dream-time and in Plato's tale of the cave of shadows

  7. Modern marketing includes policy, politicians, value making, seeing things, hearing things, that give magical powers to the shades of past and future ghosts. And spirits.

Blue Sky Community

How to read and learn from the enlightenment texts.. skim, wander, it is not linear but goes in circles around and builds upon itself, as life is lived not as a band marching but as a  traveler wandering and asking for directions. The themes repeat as in a symphony, music of the spheres, poems and lessons, structured as is the St. Benedict's mass and the book of common prayer.  Socrates didn't write a cookbook because the recipes change with people and conditions . Rule books, instructions, are bad for the mind and spirit, freedom in chains. So let us have a conversation, asking questions and discovering our own truth in our own way. The truth is out there but can not be canned (tinned)  - dialogues please

1.) Welcome, come to me all that are heavy laden 

2.) we make a commitment to love thy god with all our heart, mind and spirit and above all to love each other as yourself as in the unconditionally love of the lord, this is the law above all laws for on the night of our death

3.)if we believe in a creed and great mystery - lessons, prayer of the people and sermons

4.) for on that night of death and suffering, 

5.) we are given a  new life; in the manson of our father, here is the 

6.) gift of food and drink of resurrection and eternal life 

7.) my soul lives, hosanna in the highest for the love that passes all understanding will go with you always hallelujah 

Now that sells for 15 centuries...


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    TheGhostInTheMachine.jpg

 The Ghost in the Machine is a non-fiction work in philosophical psychology written by Arthur Koestler and published in 1967. The title is a phrase coined by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe the Cartesian dualist account of the mind–body relationship. Koestler shares with Ryle the view that the mind of a person is not an independent non-material entity, temporarily inhabiting and governing the body. One of the book's central concepts is that as the human brain evolved, it retained and built upon earlier, more primitive brain structures. The work attempts to explain humanity's tendency towards self-destruction in terms of brain structure, philosophies, and its overarching, cyclical political–historical dynamics, reaching the height of its potential in the nuclear arms arena.
      

Born in Budapest in 1905, educated in Vienna, Arthur Koestler immersed himself in the major ideological and social conflicts of his time. A communist during the 1930s, and visitor for a time in the Soviet Union, he became disillusioned with the Party and left it in 1938. Later that year in Spain, he was captured by the Fascist forces under Franco, and sentenced to death. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. Released in 1940, he went to England, where he made his home. His novels, reportage, autobiographical works, and political and cultural writings established him as an important commentator on the dilemmas of the 20th century. He died in 1983.

Front Cover  The Open Society and Its Enemies



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The Open Society and Its Enemies is a two-volume work on political philosophy by Karl Popper. Written during World War II, The open society is a concept originally suggested in 1932 by the French philosopher Henri Bergson,[1] and developed during World War Two by Austrian and British philosopher Karl Popper.[2]


Popper saw the open society as standing on a historical continuum reaching from the organic, tribal or closed society, through the open society marked by a critical attitude to tradition, up to the abstract or depersonalised society lacking all face-to-face transactions.[3]


For its advocates, government in the open society is purported to be responsive and tolerant, and political mechanisms are said to be transparent and flexible.

Popper saw the classical Greeks as initiating the long slow transition from tribalism towards the open society, and as facing for the first time the strain imposed by the less personal group relations entailed thereby.[4]


Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis, the beginnings of an open society are marked by a distinction between natural and man-made law, and an increase in personal responsibility and accountability for moral choices (not incompatible with religious belief).[5]


Popper argues that the ideas of individuality, criticism, and humanitarianism cannot be suppressed once people become aware of them, and therefore that it is impossible to return to the closed society;[6] but at the same time recognised the continuing emotional pull of what he called “the lost group spirit of tribalism”, as manifested for example in the totalitarianisms of the 20th century.[7]


While the period since Popper's study has undoubtedly been marked by the spread of the open society, this may be attributed less to Popper's advocacy and more to the role of the economic advances of late modernity.[8] Growth-based industrial societies require literacy, anonymity and social mobility from their members[9] - elements incompatible with much traditional-based behaviour but demanding the ever wider spread of the abstract social relations Georg Simmel saw as characterising the metropolitan mental stance.[10]


One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. He taught in Austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zealand in anticipation of the Nazi annexation of Austria the following year, and he settled in England in 1949. Before the annexation, Popper had written mainly about the philosophy of science, but from 1938 until the end of the Second World War he focused his energies on political philosophy, seeking to diagnose the intellectual origins of German and Soviet totalitarianism. The Open Society and Its Enemies was the result.


An immediate sensation when it was first published in two volumes in 1945, Popper's monumental achievement has attained legendary status on both the Left and Right and is credited with inspiring anticommunist dissidents during the Cold War. Arguing that the spirit of free, critical inquiry that governs scientific investigation should also apply to politics, Popper traces the roots of an opposite, authoritarian tendency to a tradition represented by Plato, Marx, and Hegel.Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment [Paperback]

Paul R. Ehrlich (Author), John P. Holdren (Author), Anne H. Ehrlich (Author)

        

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For the film based on this novel, see Meetings with Remarkable Men (film).

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Author(s) G. I. Gurdjieff

Language Russian (original)

Publication date 1963

ISBN ISBN 0140190376 (Penguin (Non-Classics)

Preceded by Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (1950)

Followed by Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am' (1974)


Meetings with Remarkable Men is the second volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff. The Turks and Persians called Georgia "Gurjistan", which may account for the root of the name "Gurdjieff".[1] Autobiographical in nature, Gurdjieff started working on the Russian manuscript in 1927, revising it several times over the coming years. An English translation by A. R. Orage was first published in 1963.


  




Culture vs Civilization



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WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?

"V. S." Naipaul,Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries,Edward Bernays, Propaganda,  Edward Deming quality control groups, GURDJEF, The last wave; the themes are in this film:The nature of socialization - the dream land - and the reality of the magic power of belief; 


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Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment [Paperback]

Paul R. Ehrlich (Author), John P. Holdren (Author), Anne H. Ehrlich (Author

All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace. 


This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:

   

It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit: ????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos.

They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.

The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations.

The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback by Edward Bernays (Author) , Mark Crispin Miller (Introduction) Crystallizing Public Opinion by Edward Bernays Paperback $10.83

Propaganda Bernays?honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.

Noam Chomsky

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?

"V. S." Naipaul, Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries, Edward Bernays, Propaganda, Edward Deming quality control groups, GURDJEF, The fourth way, the last wave; the themes isn this film are: The nature of socialization - the dreamland (deep sub consciousness) hypnotism- and the reality of the magic power of traditional false beliefs; both white middle class or aboriginal.

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To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, and father of advertizing sciences and PR public relations. Bernays applied Freudian depth psychology to techniques used in the manipulation of the libidos and ids of the masses, for the greater power of commercial and political interests. These Lies and half truths appealed to Unreasonable passions, that are the foundations of modern civilizations; capitalist and socialist. Sex and violence, us and them, death wishes, transference, rationalization, sublimation, frustration, repressed  subconscious desires, Oedipus complex, phallic symbols, collective conscientious, archetypes, interpretation of dreams , Friedan slips, all in selling the product be it a president or a fast car, or financial service, or a public policy, a war and , military industrial complex, a happy pill, beer, cigarettes, religions and popular entertainments.

  

Civilization and its discontents


Greed and fear


Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that the leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to traditional law and beliefs themselves, not of the cultural fads but the other way around, they can manufacture and use the law where traditions of magical thinking becoming tools of economic and political power.

This takes a mind with compartments – where cogitative dissonance become comfortable and skillful. I have to work with people where they are, use what tools I have while being awake to the really real...

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bonded in history, superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.


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Living in Asia Expats SE Asia a love it

LEVELS OF REALITY – WELL consciousness.

A little before it is news


RE: Arrogant and foolish:Hubris Arrogance False Pride


For behavorist if it can't be measured it does't exist 

Hubris Arrogace False Pride


Someone has to be the decieder. George Jr. felt he was the one chosen. 

Decisions can be hard. Even personal ones from buying from the 1000's 

of things on offer, to partners, to investment,  work and play, 

because the future is uncertain. Even how we will fell tomorrow, and 

will they love us in the morning is uncertain. Dogs may be counted 

on but people not so much. We will be disappointed. Our expectation 

are too high, our rationalizations, or projections too strong and 

hidden even from ourselves, but choices have to be made, Since no 

choice is a choice to put up with the devil you know (he/she work, 

car, computer) has its good points and will I still love it in the 

morning? We fool ourselves, and others and are fooled more than once 

but then have to live with the consequences.


Since big complex systems have multilayer interlocking parts; decisions have not only known effects, and known unknown effects, but unknowable effects in many different ways, time and costs and benefits. So it takes Hubris Arrogance False Pride to make decisions and never look back with regrets. Hubris Arrogance False Pride Que carbonates or ovaries. 


The religious right is most radical, the liberal left most 

conservative. 


The idea of conservationism is there is wisdom in tradition and social 

political experiments are dangrious, and don't work out as desired. 

The left was founded by radicals who believed in making things better 

by change. It has been disappointing since the end of socialism and 

Hegelian - thesis - antithesis - synthesis belief in progress - Wars, 

betrayal, show trials, mass propaganda making popular anti-progressive 

hate and violence.


The fundamentalist have no such reservations - after all God made the 

world in 6 days and it took Hubris Arrogance False Pride to take the 

7th day off. Hubris Arrogance False Pride will do it every-time

 

They are not confused by science and facts but trusting in mircles and 

magic and it will do it overtime - or it will sometime - trust me and 

the word of the lord.




 I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.


I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .

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  Magic Science and Religion: And Other Essays, by Bronislaw Malinowski.

  Selected, and with an Introduction by Robert Redfield

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

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Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -

When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its  identity. The white southern men of the silent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against liberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

“You peasants can't handle the truth”


See The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879?880). 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Inquisitor


As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .


Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of life and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.


Culture vs Civilization

All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace. 

The mystic money machine

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The foundations of the contemporary economy are the magical powers of the banking system. The system creates assets out of blind faith in the accounting system, very few understand;


The banks make 10 to 30 times more loans that can be materially based on money on deposit. This was a practice of medieval gold merchants who could give letters of credit greater than the gold on deposit as long as everyone doesn't claim cash at the same time -with no runs on the bank by the loss of faith in high finance magic. The banks are highly profitable, their managers rich, the economy grows and governments are  elected, and reelected.


These loans are counted as assets by banks – so the more the leverage they use the greater the assets of the society and wealth increases, creating a immense money pool that is used for more and more risky investments.


The liabilities are accounts of deposits and accounts with Goldman and the central bank where interbank loans are fully collateralize by  the same loans and assets created by the banking system, giving resources largely to governments so politicians can spend money created by the system, and have low taxes and high benefits so loved by voters.


The old ladies of the banks, the central bank, and the Treasury are the witches who circle the cauldron of growth as it bobbles and broils, while chanting that no harm shall come to our wealth until the forest of bad debt comes home to dominate a harder reality, the really real out of the cave of shadows and the dreamland mythology.


There is no viable alternatives. A fixed base such as the gold standard is to doom society to stagnant standards of living and social mobility, without invention, innovation, increasing poverty, social unrest and revolution.


When the bank makes an additional loan, the person receiving the loan gets a bank deposit. At this stage, when the bank makes a loan, the money supply rises by more than the amount of the open-market operation. This multiple expansion of the money supply is called the money multiplier. Bank loans and purchases of securities are described as bank credit. It is the existence of bank credit that makes the money stock larger than the monetary base, also known as "high-powered money". High-powered money consists of currency and bank deposits at the Fed. 


Because money is used in virtually all economic transactions, it has a powerful effect on economic activity. An increase in the supply of money works both through lowering interest rates, which spurs investment, and through putting more money in the hands of consumers, making them feel wealthier, and thus stimulating spending. Business firms respond to increased sales by ordering more raw materials and increasing production. The spread of business activity increases the demand for labor and raises the demand for capital goods. In a buoyant economy, stock market prices rise and firms issue equity and debt. If the money supply continues to expand, prices begin to rise, especially if output growth reaches capacity limits. As the public begins to expect inflation, lenders insist on higher interest rates to offset an expected decline in purchasing power over the life of their loans.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/MoneySupply.html 


 

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  Magic Science and Religion: And Other Essays, by Bronislaw Malinowski.

  Selected, and with an Introduction by Robert Redfield

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

   


Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -


Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of lifer and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.




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The History of the Future:

Friday, December 04, 1998

AE21, Education for century twenty-one:


Human resources are the critical prerequisite to the process of building wealth, prosperity and the civil open society. The reasons for the "Wealth of Nations" or the relative poverty of "backwardness" has to do with the character and skills of the population. 


Curiosity and a positive image of the future are the reasons for the industrial revolution, first, second and third. The religious and political changes in England and the Low Countries in the 15th century made for the possibilities of the modern world.


What is less well understood are the "qualitative" nature of human abilities. There are the following stages, each not replaced by the next advance but over-layered with each becoming dominate in turn but not replacing previous models. As canals and bicycles still play an important role in European transportation, augmented by trains, cars and planes.


The first level is the "skilled crafts" - a long apprenticeship with hands on methods produces a high level of abilities - Cathedrals with stained glass, Columbus, clocks, water wheels and the first tools and factories of the first industrial revolution. Education was literacy - Grammar schools and basic accounting, drafting and organizing shills.

In the 19th century, higher education in the Agricultural and Mechanical arts began to pay off. The newly unified Germany began to surpass England because of excellence in technical training while Great Britain stayed with the Classical educational process - founded on Latin and Greek rather than Science and Math.


The United States quickly adjusted to technical training but "trade schools" have always have low status compared to "liberal arts" college preparation. High level technical Universities such as Georgia Tech, MIT, Cal-Tech, IIT, Stanford and Polly -tech parts of the mega-universities have made extraordinary contributions to economic welfare in this country and world wide. The second industrial revolution of electrical, biological and chemical engineering is based on formal training in math and science. The MBA in business maybe useful in production of rational "corporate people" and culture. The majority of mangers still come from the technical, legal and accounting professions.


The third level of human skill for Century twenty-one has to do with creativity in a global communications technology. We still need skilled craft people, we need to improve basic literacy and grammar, enterprise, with science and technology in complex engineering tasks.


Computer people carry the unhappy title of "software engineer" because they are trying to fit into an older model of categories in human resource management. Is someone who creates games and innovative web practices doing arts or sciences or applied technology ? If you visit a trade show in the computer - consumer electronics - communications business you find new younger people doing new things with a "strange" mixture of backgrounds, including a lot of "rock and roll music" nationalities - and very unclear standards of higher education and training. Smart is as smart does - and "stupid is as stupid does".

Japan can not solve most of its basic economic problems.


Bank reform requires a fundamental shift from combines of firms centered around banks and holding each others shares to corporate capitalism within trading groups and well as between trading groups. This requires a change from the way Japan Inc. has worked since the beginnings of modernization. The government is a committee of high level administrators that work within the system and have very little control of the system.


There is no way to pay the costs of social security and medicare for those currently in the labor force.

The shift from income and payroll taxes to VAT ( consumption taxes ) will help, the nationalization of education and medicine could help. What would make a real difference is politically unlikely, what is politically possible is unlikely to do any good. The American political system can not take fundamental decisions in advance of crisis and slow to respond to important changes in the society.

Alan Greenspan, in his recent testimony to congress, repeated a lesson in basic economics. The economy welfare of any nation depends on three factors:


The skill and educational character of the labor force,

The capital stock the company and the society provides to make work productive

The ratio of fixed to variable costs of social overhead.


In a fully developed industrial society the costs of social security and health care are transferred to workers and the overhead of everything produced. As the population shifts from a pyramid to a column the social overhead costs become very high. The relative costs of work shifts to less developed, labor rich areas.

The long term investment in human and physical capital is the reason for increases in productivity - better trained people working smarter with better tools are the reasons for wealth or poverty. At the same time the cost of payroll taxes alone becomes higher than world wide base hourly wages.


How much each person, each hour’s labor, how much each unit of input produces in goods and services is directly related to the income from work and the return on investment. The machine that digs increases digging productivity and the wages of people with hand shovels or power equipment, airplanes increase travel productivity and the wages of wagon drivers or pilots, the word processor increases writing productivity, the Internet increases communication productivity. The cost per unit of computer power declines by half every 18 months ( Moore’s Law ) increases the whole of the economy’s efficiency.

The current period of growth with low inflation, where the labor force has growth by 300,000 a month, 4 million a year ( 3 % ) has been possible because of better trained women’s wide participation, more women are now in college than males and minority workers acting as a reserve along with moving jobs to lower costs areas of production and immigration.


The larger labor force has new and improved tools provided by the "information" revolution. Productivity in some areas of high technology have been very impressive. As we become more global, the labor force becomes global. Low skilled occupations move to low wage areas - China being the great labor pool.

Networks of product design, original equipment manufacture (OEM), distribution and marketing become more complex and integrated.


Three central concepts:

Punctuated Equilibrium In Action! 
Complex system are slow when adapting to changing environments and subject to periods of rapid degeneration and extinction.

Inter-connections: 


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Direct connection on complex networks. The number of connections increases exponentially on a global basis. Almost everything connects to almost everything else. What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria. Very complex systems decrease rapidly in times of environmental instability and sudden change.


The Internet Revolution: Disintermediation


The future of established institution to control economic, social and political events is very limited. The Political process everywhere, national and international, can not keep pace with the rapid, changing, complex, counter-intuitive, non-ideological, global policy problems and issues. Among these issues are global warming, international finance, trade, ethnic and class conflict, population, education, health, welfare, pollution, warfare etc.. 

Peter E. Pflaum, now in Bali, Indonesia is interested in being a consultant on Bioenergetics to resorts and yoga or Zen centers. His interest is in establishing as a resident and having annual visas. He has practiced Die Gestalt which is a German word for form or shape. It is used in English to refer to a concept of 'wholeness'. Gestalt may also refer to: Gestalt psychology Dr. Pflaum has used for 50 years.

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Peter E. Pflaum, now in Bali, Indonesia is interested in being a consultant on Bioenergetics to resorts and yoga or Zen centers. His interest is in establishing as a resident and having annual visas. He has practiced Die Gestalt which is a German word for form or shape. It is used in English to refer to a concept of 'wholeness'. Gestalt may also refer to: Gestalt psychology Dr. Pflaum has used for 50 years. 

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Dr. Pflaum's education and experience

Florida State University, Department of Government, Ph.D., 1972 fields include Educational Administration, Regional and Urban Planning and Human Resource Economics. Dissertation topic: "

The Use of Geographic Coding in Public Policy and Planning, a computer application of districting and Redistricting."

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Center for Education and Public Policy, Ed. M., 1969 Human Resource Planning and Economics, Master's papers on National Assessment Program.

University of London School of Economics, International Modern History and Economics, Papers on Economic, Political and Social Impacts of Science and Technology from the 18th century to present.

University of Chicago,

The College, A.B. degrees, in Liberal Arts and Social Science, American History and Economics.

Graduate work at Columbia, General Studies. Teaching

Certificates, some Spanish and French - Some computer languages Fortran and Basic

HIGH SCHOOL: EVANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ILLINOIS


1978+1982 PROFESSOR/DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, COLLEGE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, MBA/MPA

1975 +1978 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, California State University at Long Beach, CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION; Director of Institute of Health and Social Policy

1969+1972 Associate Professor/Research Associate, Mankato State University, Minn.

Assistant Professor, Inter-American University, San Juan Puerto Rico; Hato Rey and San German Puerto Rico, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Political Science and History. Lecturer in St. Albans, England; FIET Institute, Turin Italy

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Bioenergetics is the subject of a field of biochemistry that concerns energy flow through living systems. This is an active area of biological research that includes the study of thousands of different cellular processes such as cellular respiration and the many other metabolic processes that can lead to production and utilization of energy in forms such as ATP molecules.

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul, TC (born 17 August 1932) is a Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage of Brahmin[1][2] known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. He has also written works of non-fiction, such as travel writing and essays.

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Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are “anxious”, surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were “nice” people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

I just started a circle call serious thinking - postgraduate not platitudes,cliches,truisms and banal the slogans I see a lot of .. my circles contain serious people who like to think as for TED such as Plato and W.

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Planning for the decline of progress, big complex systems grow more slowly with age after they go over their limits; ecology of human society.

Three mega trends:

1. Shift of populations with urbanization of many unmanageable mega cities of the 20 million range

2. Game chancing technology, whole ways of earning a living decline in context of high underemployment, unemployment of masses of people – focus on youth

3. massive instability in less developed countries, underemployment of youth, loss of economic opportunity, crisis of populations, environment, and resources

4. Paul R. Ehrlich educator outlines the direct threat to human survival and the environment of the planet. ...

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5. It's a big world out there – going to nine billion people which cause conflict

1. resources – materials and water – force higher prices among income limited people

2. environmental disasters, natural disasters from climate change

3. negative feedback – things getting worse causes violence, anti-democratic ideological fringe

groups – inter-group conflicts

The native Americas faced social collapses from the advantage of iron weapons by the invaders and germs from Europe, created the white Buffalo cults. The Seneca Effect: Why Decline Is Faster Than Growth and the breaking of the social, psychology, physical niche to allow people to earn a living. ^ Anthony F.C. Wallace, The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca (New York: Vintage Books, 1969). ISBN 0-394-71699-X Seneca people From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So what is to be done?

How to be on the right ideological attitude to change and uncertainty, high risk environments.

Saving over consumption stored in basic commodities (not gold or silver but farm land, materials that will be required – survival materials but not the kook stuff)

Moving with the tide – one wave ahead – information industry – online working – shopping – learning – where the money is -

Wealth inequality in the United States, also known as the "wealth gap", refers to the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United StatesWealthincludes the values of homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments.[2] The top 10% wealthiest possess 80% of all financial assets.[3]Although different from income inequality, the two are related.

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SYNERGY (term coined by Ruth Benedict): A situation or society is set up so that when I am pursuing my own self-interest, I automatically benefit you (or everyone else), whether I intend to or not. And you do the same or me. Sharing vs. exploiting "Daron Acemoglu is co-author of the book “Why Nations Fail,” the simple thesis of which is that nations thrive when they develop “inclusive” political and economic institutions and fail when those institutions become “extractive” and concentrate power and opportunity in the hands of a few. Egypt, with its heavy state, notes Acemoglu, is a classic extractive society. What it needs most is a leader who can combine a spirit of inclusion with a brutal honesty to tell the people they have wasted so many years and really need to start over, by strengthening education, shrinking the state, stimulating entrepreneurship, empowering women and reforming the police and judiciary."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wAmericaiki/Democracy_in_AMERICA

Alexis de Tocqueville

Further thoughts about synergy (sharing) greed is bad vs. extraction - greed is good

The instruction in democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its mores, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day. [I]nstruct democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its mores, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day.[5]

Democratic of hearts and minds - how we treat each other the spirit of equality ennobled by the frontier. This spirit existed in the Soviet Union in the 1920's, in Spain in the 1930's, in Alaska before 1970, cooperative recognition of others as difference and their freedom to be different. This spirit seems to be going as inequality and shobness of wealth's gated communities, private clubs, private banks, tax advisors, private rooms at hospital, and the disdain of the 47% and the resentment and venue of powerlessness of the 47%.

"But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom".[11] He continues to comment on equality by saying "Furthermore, when citizens are all almost equal, it becomes difficult for them to defend their independence against the aggressions of power. As none of them is strong enough to fight alone with advantage, the only guarantee of liberty is for everyone to combine forces. But such a combination is not always in evidence."[12]

Tocqueville's main purpose was to analyze the functioning of political society and various forms of political associations, although he brought some reflections on civil society too (and relations between political and civil society). For Tocqueville as for Hegel and Marx, civil society was a sphere of private entrepreneurship and civilian affairs regulated by civil code.[14] As a critic of individualism, Tocqueville thought that through associating, the coming together of people for mutual purpose, both in public and private, Americans are able to overcome selfish desires, thus making both a self-conscious and active political society and a vibrant civil society functioning independently from the state.

Tocqueville did not originate the concept of individualism but changed its meaning, and saw it as a "calm and considered feeling which deposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and to withdraw into the circle of family and friends ... with this little society formed to his taste, he gladly leaves the greater society to look for itself".[3] While Tocqueville saw egotism and selfishness as vices, he saw individualism as not a failure of feeling but as a way of thinking about things which could have either positive consequences such as a willingness to work together, or negative consequences such as isolation, and that individualism could be remedied by improved understanding.[3] When individualism was a positive force and prompted people to work together for common purposes, and seen as "self-interest properly understood", then it helped to counterbalance the danger of the tyranny of the majority, since people could "take control over their own lives" without government aid.[3]

Tocqueville warned that modern democracy may be adept at inventing new forms of tyranny, because radical equality could lead to the materialism of an expanding bourgeoisie and to the selfishness of individualism. By advIn such conditions we lose interest in the future of our descendents...and meekly allow ourselves to be led in ignorance by a despotic force all the more powerful because it does resemble one.[15] Tocqueville worried that if despotism were to take root in a modern democracy, it would be a much more dangerous version than the oppression under the Roman emperors or tyrants of the past who could only exert a pernicious influence on a small group of people at a time. In contrast, a despotism under a democracy could see "a multitude of men", uniformly alike, equal, "constantly circling for petty pleasures", unaware of fellow citizens, and subject to the will of a powerful state which exerted an "immense protective power".[3] Tocqueville compared a potentially despotic democratic government to a protective parent who wants to keep its citizens (children) as "perpetual children", and which doesn't break men's wills but rather guides it, and presides over people in the same way as a shepherd looking after a "flock of timid animals".[3] As done by Walt Disney and consumerism

LEVELS OF REALITY – WELL consciousness.

TRUE BELIEVERS The right has created a nightmare: He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. http://bible.cc/proverbs/11-29.htm

Republican right could mobilize anger to win elections – ANTI science

Sunday, May 01, 2005

    

The last wave; the themes are in this film:

The nature of socialization - the dream land - and the reality of belief -

The law is a living tradition of many 1000's of years that have cycles

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Review: Peter Weir follows up on his critically acclaimed masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock with this surrealist psychological drama. The film opens with a...

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David Stratton reveals why Peter Weir's The Last Wave is one of his favourite films.

LEVELS OF REALITY – WELL consciousness.

TRUE BELIEVERS The right has created a nightmare: He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. http://bible.cc/proverbs/11-29.htm Republican right could mobilize anger to win elections – ANTI science



Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Robespierre factor:

Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are “anxious”, surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were “nice” people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

The critical element in the concept of synergy is aggression vs. cooperation. Synergy is where individual benefit and groups welfare are in sink. Farming, fishing, hunting can product mutual benefits of cooperation. Selfish self-interest (winner/losers) vs. unselfish, altruism (win/win).
Siphoning vs. funneling of wealth, use vs. ownership, Comforting vs. Frightening Religion, high energy or low energy institutions, are characteristics of synergy, where are we ? We have had a out break of win/lose - me and mine - the hell with the hind most,
winner take all, activity. This discourages the losers, causes aggression, and is socially dysfunctional. A few institutions maintain high energy but the society is winding down. Synergy is spirit and systems for successful cooperation, institutional means of using aggression (learning for conflict), and rewards for all from social success (tide lifts all boats). 

Seeking to preserve a religion based on the notion of a higher power that would replace Christianity, Robespierre organized the Festival of the Supreme Being held in June 1794, casting himself in the title role.

In retrospect, this attempt to arrive at a compromise between deism and atheism seems to have precipitated Robespierre’s fall and the end of the Terror. Robespierre’s proposed synthesis of Enlightenment views on religion and republican values troubled some, who thought that “The Incorruptible” had now lost all self-restraint and was paving the way for a dictatorship. Others feared that he was abandoning the dechristianization campaign and that their activities would now expose them to the Terror. These fears mounted when two days later Robespierre pushed through the Law of 22 Prairial (10 June 1794), which put the apparatus of the Terror directly under the control of the Committee of Public Safety and thus increased the possibility of explicit political prosecutions and executions. Robespierre justified the new law as a necessary instrument to instill virtue in the citizenry, but these remarks merely persuaded people that he sought to eliminate his opponents and establish a personal dictatorship. By the end of July, Robespierre’s enemies had begun circulating false rumors in Paris suggesting that he intended to make himself king. Even his base of support at the Jacobin Club was eroding because he continued to rely on Terror to achieve his political goals. Those who feared another purge helped his detractors pass a resolution in the Convention condemning him and his followers, which led to their arrest and execution. The leaders of the coup against Robespierre acted to save themselves from the Terror, not to end the Terror as such or to dissolve the Committee of Public Safety. It would take several months before this fear of further purges would bring the authorities to repeal the law of 22 Prairial, emasculate the CPS, eliminate the revolutionary tribunals, and abandon the maximums. By the late fall, however, this transition would be complete and a new era of the Revolution would have begun.
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/chap7c.html 
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RE: A.H. Maslow: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

  

“Synergy in the Society and Individual” An Esalen, Penguin Books
1976 ISBN 0 14 00.4265 2 Chapter 14, Page 191

Ruth Benedict (Patterns of Culture; Race, Science and Politics)
an essay on holism, invented and developed the idea of synergy at
lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1941. Maslow had the only copy
which was to be published with the assistance of Margaret Mead in
1970.

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I found in archives a copy of a draft of the Synergy book -

I found in archives a copy of a draft of the Synergy book -

The first e book that used links rather than footnotes.

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Paradise on Earth?

  

Every warm tropical island and many scenic places call themselves “A Paradise on Earth”

This is very unlikely – there is no - utopia - Promised Land – but only never-never land - end of the rainbow – You and I are not going to Xanadu, Shanghai-la, and the garden of Eden and because you know how that turned out.

There is always a rub.. nothing is perfect – here comes the double whammy of the romance and Paradise LOST... dreams shattered and pending bills to pay.

So dream on oozy ship of state – great dreams strong and great, as they crash on the rocks of how things are in reality –

Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!

Sail on, O Union, strong and great!

Humanity with all its fears,

With all the hopes of future years,

Is hanging breathless on thy fate! Longfellow

Level one: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It has to do with appearances and performance. That was a beautiful .. hit, run, jump, a song, a talk, a sermon, trick. A good looking man, beautiful woman, we know what we like. Earth tones – pastels brown and yellowish

Systems dysfunction – not so beautiful

the clash of cultures – expectations and reality

1.the state or quality of being real. Just A=A it is what I say it is no more or less

2.resemblance to what is real. It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but is a real duck – real ducks don't quack (only females males hiss)

3.a real thing or fact. Fact = evidence not opinion – not personal and not a consensus but proven by independent data – such as evolution – global warming – communism doesn't work

4.real things, facts, or events taken as its whole; state of affairs: the reality of the business world; rationalizing to escape reality or not very real at all but only common knowledge and common sense which maybe true or false, the statements of the lawyers is not evidence. I think I know what I know, it's in the manual – I think I know what I don't know – the market is not what ever the reasons given for ups and downs – but what about the unknown unknowns?

Keeping up appearances......

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/metastuff/wonder/ch7.html A Mad Tea Party

Level two

Good is about outcomes – a transitive verb; good book, good dog, good leader, good idea, good product or services that are well designed (pretty) and performance. Blue colors light and dark

Is not so GOOD – material limitations – in paradise there are no Walgreens or Walmarts, supplies are different – and services limited – Roads and transport bad so you need your own set of wings – visas or residency is a headache - money and banking troublesome God's Government is dysfunctional as the Vatican, a constant crisis between Michael and Lucifer; there are vast inequalities, life among the quick and the dead is not fair

Level 3: NOT SO TRUE:

Level three:

What is true for you my not be true for me, we all have our own sense of truth in context of who and where we are “where you stand depends on where you sit” Will you be you be true (faithful) for ever? The concept of TRUE as an essence that does not depend on anything else but whole of itself. Not very practical but essential if we want to go from information and skill to understanding and knowledge, mastery, meritoriousness that creates quality from the inside out. Color orange to red crimson

There are black(4) death and white(5) faith but these levels but not for apprentices, accolades learning being and becoming by practice and paying attention.

Then gold (6) of reincarnation or born again

An essence IS something but not a thing, god is not a person or object but a holy ghost that exists independently of ideas concerning it. Therefore can't be tied down but float endlessly in the ether of dark matter and energy.

An essence that exists independently of all other things and from which all other things derive: the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features: Freedom is the very essence of our democracy.

Since the words freedom and democracy do not have an agreed reference – you just know it when you see it like pornography .

2. a substance obtained from a plant, drug, or the like, by distillation,infusion, etc., and containing its characteristic properties inconcentrated form.

3. an alcoholic solution of an essential oil; spirit.

4. a perfume; scent.

5. Philosophy . the inward nature, true substance, or constitution ofanything, as opposed to what is accidental, phenomenal, illusory,etc.

So this is the beautiful, the good and the true tough love

Baby Born Under Bombs:

    



I was born in Barcelona during a complex three sided war in the Generaladad de Catatonia involved the anarchist, the republicans, the communist, and the nationalist (Fascist). ( See Orwell's Homage to Catatonia). I am the only native born America anarchist since the anarchist were the official government of a short lived independent Catatonia. My father, Irving Peter Pflaum, was the UPI reporter in Madrid during a three year battle, mother, Melanie Lowenthal, was with my older brother and her parents in Barcelona. In a month or so we took the last train from Spain to France and stayed in a small town near the border - Collioure that remains today a charming artist colony and fishing village.

Irv returned to Chicago to become the foreign editor of the Times (then the Sun-Times). I went to the University of Chicago in the last days of the Roberts Hutchin's program. I receive a form of a classical education, organized on Aristotle principles.


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Blue is the first step, showing up and willing to listen and learn.

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RE: It's a matter of choice:

The Grand Illusion

The only point is to live with a constructive happy illusions and avoid destructive unhappy ones. Beyond our common illusions is a magnificent illusion. We are not the center of the Universe. The sun does not stand still. We are a part of the animal kingdom, descended from the apes. We act on all kinds of impulses below our awareness, we confuse dreams, stories, and wishes with external reality. Our societies are often determined by social class, ruled by special interests, oppressive and unfair. Even the most hard nosed science has the illusion of power and understanding of profound mysteries, and the false belief in control and progress. There are great and wonderful benefits of all the illusions, of freedom, of justice, or "truth", and what good comes from shattering these dreams ? If one can choice ones illusion, or be retrained or programmed into beliefs, should they not be happy ones. Can I not prefer to avoid and ignore unhappy "truth" ? Where does mercy and the law error on the side of the angels.

A.H. Maslow in "The Farther Reaches of Human Nature" article "Synergy in the Society and Individual" An Esalen, Penguin Books 1976 ISBN 0 14 00.4265 2 Chapter 14, Page 191

Ruth Benedict (Patterns of Culture; Race, Science and Politics) an essay on holism, invented and developed the idea of synergy at lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1941. Maslow had the only copy which was to be published with the assistance of Margaret Mead in 1970.

Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is equal or right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are "anxious", surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were "nice" people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

The critical element in the concept of synergy is aggression vs. cooperation. Synergy is where individual benefit and groups welfare are in sink. Farming, fishing, hunting can product mutual benefits of cooperation. Selfish self-interest (winner/losers) vs. unselfish, altruism (win/win).

Siphoning vs. funneling of wealth, use vs. ownership, Comforting vs. Frightening Religion, high energy or low energy institutions, are characteristics of synergy, where are we ? We have had a out break of win/lose - me and mine - the hell with the hind most, winner take all, activity. This discourages the losers, causes aggression, and is socially dysfunctional. A few institutions maintain high energy but the society is winding down. Synergy is spirit and systems for successful cooperation, institutional means of using aggression (learning for conflict), and rewards for all from social success (tide lifts all boats).

RE: Personal responsibility: (and character)

In the Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski describes a scene where the Grand Inquisitor interviews Christ who has returned to Earth in the 16th Century. He tell Jesus that ordinary people just aren't up to the challenge of making up their own minds and finding their own way to salvation.

Therefore, the Church takes it upon itself, at the sure loss of their own souls - to giving them only part of the way. The Inquisitor knows he can't save souls by formulas and ritual. But this is all people understand and it would be cruel and dangerous to take illusions away from them. Jesus is just going to have to die again - maybe it can be different next time.

All Ideologies say the same thing - we know better - do this or that and all will be well. People like that. Freedom is not much fun it carries responsibilities.

   


No one can impose freedom on another. Their is no solution from above - right - left - center - The freedom is a state of mind. I think, at the moment, it takes magic. The other text is Wallace the Death and Rebirth of the Seneca.

When the current power structure doesn't work there are ghost cults and belief in magic. The way of the Sufi - is to be in the world but not of it - people need - leadership - hope - guidance - but also freedom to be stupid and wrong. The "fakir" can be different things to different people and appear to be what is not - and at the same time not have any doubts about what is real and what is "illusion". The magician know its a trick and doesn't belief in magic. This is the way to power - but it's not easy.

Martin Luther King says in the I have a Dream speech - One day my little children will be judged - not by the color of their skin but the contents of their character. For those that want rights (back, gay, women, fat, etc) I say that day has come. I do not judge you by the color of your skin, who you sleep with, your sex or gender but the contents of your charter. The Rodney King (no relative) rule "Can't we just get along." The planet and our souls need attention. The moral and political system needs leaders - let's focus on the prize, folks. The current word is "Sustainable";

The only point is constructive happy illusions and destructive unhappy ones, beyond our illusions is a greater illusion. - In general system terms biological systems tend to exponential growth only restricted by negative feedback - (Like in Central Africa). Balance is a dynamic process of each genetic organism pushing its limits and being pushed back by environmental factors and competition. Human evolution through social technology has temporarily pushed the limits on a planetary scale. The Club of Rome report in the 1960's may not be wrong only a little off in timing. (Limits to Growth = sudden collapse of whole systems )

There are no moral problems, or political problems, or economic problems, scientific or technical problems but real problems - which come with all these considerations. For academic and technical reasons, we have divided reality up into departments. (one problem is that the liberal arts have been pushed out by specialist) The blind are feeling the elephant - with CAT scanners, satellites, remote probes, macro and micro models - but they do not understand the nature of elephants?

Edward O. Wilson - Socio-biology argues that there are genetic programmed groves - like language. One major grove in the troop or clan or human group. The natural size of this group us under 80 members. Groups over a certain size become impersonal. The solution to almost everything is decentralization. A Global economy and ecology but people making decision in small groups, in neighborhoods, in regional organizations, as small as possible. This was called community action and self help projects.

Intervention - receivership - mandate - what ever you call is an answer when all else fails. We do not live in and Island home - but are part of all humanity - a community of nations. Global problems will not go away and can not solve themselves. The General Assemble has been very shy of intervention - there are a number of members in bad shape themselves - but without the cold war a East-West agreement is hard to stop. Russia wants UN cover for intervention in areas of the USS-was that are in chaos. We want UN cover in Haiti, and international caretakers after we take over. Such a caretaking operation needs to be in place for years - Their are no easy and quick answers in a country without independent institutions - infrastructure - tradition of law and civil administration - poor - illiterate and independent.

The ecological - environment conditions in Haiti and parts of Central Africa - can be the cause - The reason for intervention is not just political, or refugees, or humanitarian but to stem a ecological disaster.

There are good people working today in Rwanda and Haiti - they are doing what they can - what more could be expected of them. What more do we expect of ourselves? I have suggested there are first principles and they can be applied to work toward improvements in real situations (there are no answers or solutions only some actions that do more good than harm). I would like to work on this is a non-directive group of about a dozen.

RE: Books and materials a REVIEW:

Covey, S.R. "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" Record (1991), Covey Leadership Center PO BOX 19008, Provo, UT, 84605-9925 1-800-655-6839 Audio Tapes and video tape materials

Wallace, Anthony F.C "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca," New York Vintage Books 1972

Bennett, William John "The De-valuing of America New York Summit Books 1992

Deming, W. E. (1986). Out of the Crisis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Handy, Charles The Age of Unreason - Harvard Business school Press 1989

Maslow, National Training Center Higher Reaches of Human Behavior and Motivation B-values

Fiske, Edward B. Smart Schools, Smart Kids, Why Do Some Schools Work (Simon & Schuster, New York 1991)

Frankl, Victor "Man's Search for Meaning"

Reich, Robert B. The Work of Nations: preparing ourselves for the 21 st Century capitalism (New York, A.A. Knopf 1991) The Next American Frontier(New York, Times Books, 1983)

Senge, P.M. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (New York, Doubleday 1990)

Sergiovanni, T.J. Moral Leadership, Getting to the Heart of School Improvement (San Francisco Jossey-Bass 1992) and Moore, J.H. Schooling for Tomorrow (Boston: Allyn & Bacon) 1989

- Facts follow vision -

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Logos, pathos, ethos - the bringing together of brain knowledge (ideas in the head - many of which are illusions ) body knowledge ( feeling safe and secure enough to explore new worlds) being in touch - and spirit - that which motivates us beyond ourselves and give meaning and purpose to all activity.

The global context - Earth values?

How much of our time, our lives is spent on activities of our own determination, doing what we determined to do, actions selected with our own purposes and goals in mind, time and effort spent with a firmness, perseverance, sense of mission, based on our own volition and choice. Not much ! The question is how to expand the area where we govern ourselves, where we have control, where we have a real free choice.

We are controlled by socialization. We filter our world with many screens. We understand only the information, propaganda, greed, desires, passions, needs, loves, hates, fears, false ideas, demands and expectations of others; by their prejudice and limited perceptions, by the limits of our knowledge and skills, by events, the environment, biology, mortgages, car payments, and the boss and society's demands. It's not so easy to gain command of our selves and our lives. We are in a waking dream, sleep walking, unaware of whole ranges of choices and possibilities.

For the 35,000 years of human culture, people knew the forces that controlled their lives and went with the flow. They knew in their glands and in their entrails that they were part of a larger force field, one element of the life force, a part of a tradition going before and coming after. It would be crazy to think you could force your will on nature and the gods, on the spirits that surround you. The `spirit man' taps into a flow of the universe, he does not make personal choices. If he uses `the force' for himself it doesn't work and he loses `the power'.

The industrial, political, social, scientific revolution of modern times is based on a false, too thin idea of freedom, choice, power and control. The more we try to force our petty needs and desires as THE be all and end all of social and ecological existence the less power and less control we have and the system breaks down. Most of our problems, crime, poor schools, un-wed mothers, dysfunctional families, stupid politics, dumb media, decline in the meaning of language, thought and action; all this is do to the breaking of the bands of biology. We have tried over reaching evolution for temporal and false hopes. We all know that.

Power comes from integration, from mobilization of focus, of facing ourselves as we are, from finding true self beyond self, from sounds, from music, from being rock, water, air, sky, stars, plants, reptile, hunter, mixed bag of biology that we are. We all know we get jerked around, get our strings pulled, put up a false front, pretend, avoid, become angry, lose control. For 35,000 years culture has built systems of integration of the human spirit into larger wholes. That is the power of Japan, that is the force field of good schools, communities, and larger spirits. Freedom comes for within the bands but not of the bands. Tribal limitations need to be integrated not ignored. That's not easy but has been done a 1000 times in a 1000 ways.

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Understanding comes from practice of good habits, caring about the result, wanting to do better so we need the next step 
RED Think again - there maybe new ideas, challenges, confessions; remorse the act of contrition

if you think you have all the answers, that there is only one right way, are afraid to go out on your own or speak up, nothing interesting is going to happen. We all need a little humble pie, a little perspective on what's important. To get perspective we need the next step:

BROWN It's OK, forgive yourself and others, the act of absolution grounding, centered I'm OK, your OK.

I know who I am, what's important to me, my family, my community and country, my values. I can't be jerked around and will hang in there for what I believe. In order to get a well grounded set of valuesSEE STYLES PAGE we need the next step:

WHITE The peace that passes all understanding, you have come into the family of believers.

We can't just make up anything that suits us at the moment. We need some universal and long lasting truth, beauty and wisdom. We need to place ourselves in a meaningful relationship with the universe so we mirror reality from out there, inside out, we become a mirror. To make the wine the grapes must be squashed, emptied. To be a mirror, a true reflection requires a smooth surface, ground down. To learn new habits we must empty ourselves of false belief but to do that we need the next step.

BLACK, reunion, union, quiet means over coming the fear of failing, failing, even death itself.


GREEN remember - you have courage, see you have a medal, a testimonial, a degree, honors to remind you to be honorable, because sometimes we forget

CLEAR beyond reminders, rewards, living in a corrupt and petty world without becoming that way - being in the world but not of the world.

What does the Mass of St. Benedict, the book of common prayer, boot camp, the Canterbury tales, Stephen Covey, and the Blue Lodge have in common ?

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Hermes of Egypt, Mary the Hebrew, Democritus of Greece, Morienus 
of Rome, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) of Arabia, Albertus Magnus of Germany, Arnold of Villaneuve of France, Thomas Aquinas of Italy, Raymond Lully of Spain, Roger Bacon of England, Melchoir Cibienis of Hungary, Anonymous Sarmata (Michael Sendivogius ) of Poland. Christians associated with St. Augustine and St. John of the Cross (Palacios) St. John the Baptist - the wool carter and Jesus as a Teacher. (Hallaj)

Dante, Robinson Crusoe, Chaucer, William Tell, Freemasons, Tarot Cards, 
Arabist School of Montpellier (Jews from Spain) Medicine - Dr. D. Campbell) The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Lawrence of Arabia) Abu Bakr, Umar, Ali, Bilal, Ibn Riyah, Abu Abdullah, Salman the Persian (Zoroastrians) 
The Rose, Rosicrucians, Rosary from the Spanish illuminist (Saracens the Reciter) Jungian archetypal from Ibn El-Arabi (Modern Man in Search of a Soul" C.C. Jung) Robert Graves "The Crowning Privilege"

"Mankinds' moral sense is not a strong beacon light, radiating outward to illuminate in sharp outline all that it touches. It is, rather, a small candle flame, casting vague and multiple shadows, flickering and sputtering in the strong winds of power and passion, greed and ideology. But brought close to the heart and cupped it one's hands, it dispels the darkness and warms the soul." James Q. Wilson ************************************************************ RE: Humor #1 Scholars I am asked "are you the secret teacher?" "Yes, I am." I say "But you don't know anything about Sufi teaching." they say. "That's right - but that's the secret."

A Sufi camping one night put a bottle under his head for a pillow. His student said "surely that is going to be too hard?" "as an ordinary bottle, Yes," the Sufi said " but I am going to stuff it with straw before I put my head on it."

A computer translation system is set up for the Russian Republic - the message is sent "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." The terminal in Moscow quickly types " The Vodka is ready but the meat is devitalized."

Time fly s like an arrow but

Fruit Flies like Bananas (Chompsky)

Unconsidered Trifles = Neglected Puddings

A famous Professor was demonstrating, before fellow-members of the learned Academy, a remarkable discovery. First he took three flies out of a match box. Then he commanded them to fly three times around the table. Then. on his command, they jumped five times. Finally they danced a silent tap dance on the table, their /images magnified through a gigantic apparatus devised for the purpose of making such demonstrations visible to a large audience.

The onlookers were spellbound. "and now," said the scholar, "I will give you the real demonstration. It is the illustration of my discovery." He took the flies and placed drops of honey on their feet, sticking them to the table. Then he shouted "FLIES JUMP!" The flies went on licking the stick stuff. "And that ladies and gentlemen," concluded the Professor "demonstrates that flies, when their feet are covered in honey, cannot hear!"

A whole band of Sufis were being admitted to heaven. Each was admitted without any ceremony, the doors simply closed and open for the next. Right at the end came a scholar, with a reverent look and majestic gait, full of confidence. He was the most respected academic of his age. As he step forward the gates swing wide, the trumpets sounded, there was tremendous applause from the assembled multitude. The shining figure of St. Michael himself came to escort him within. "This is most gratifying", said the scholar, " to know that the learned are recognized for their importance. But why all this ceremony?" "Well", said St. Michael, "it is something of an occasion. You see, this is the first time that we have had an academic among us.."

Idries Shah - Octagon Press ******* WELLNESS SEMINARS Issue No. 1 August 1994 INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES 225 Robinson Road New Smyrna Beach (P.O. Box 2176) FL 32069 (904) 428-1355

DR. PETER E. PFLAUM

Human Potential Training and Education: This is a unique and highly successful program of human development. Participants learn how to integrate their personalities, solves personal problems and develop more powerful interrelations with others. Who should attend? Anyone who wants to live a better life and gain control over their lives will benefit from these programs. Counselors, teachers, supervisors, parents, religious people, couples, students, just interested people. The Teacher (Guide) is Peter E. Pflaum, Ph.D. who has twenty years of experience and practice with his unique system. Others will enrich the Yoga, and other special methods (Zen).

WELLNESS SEMINAR: THE BODY - Summary: Stage one: The practice is to work directly on the stoppages - the blocks - then rational thought can begin to solve problems - not before. People didn't talk their way into blocks and can't talk them selves out of their problems. The words such as; centered, balance, grounded, mean some thing in practice. You do it, not talk about it. The Way to Vibrant Health by Alex and Leslie Lowen is based on the process of increasing the life force. New energy is released by proper respiration and metabolism. The new energy is great for lasting weight control.

The mind and body are identical, one is a reflection of the other. How you feel effects how you think and how you think effects how you feel. ( Norman Cousins interesting book on Health - Bill Moyers series on public T.V. Benison on Stress are good examples.) Level One (Steps 1 to 9) Each session contains a warm up, a lesson from a 350-page work book, individual and group exercises.

? 1.) Getting in touch - breath

? 2.) Getting in Touch - metabolism - (great for weigh control)

? 3.) Bioenergetics - (Alexander Lowen) grounding - charging

? 4.) Self-possession and self- expression - being in touch

? 5.) The Exercises - getting loose - getting the energy flows unblocked.

? 6.) The expressive Exercises and Gestalt - Feelings (mind - the body)

? 7.) Sexual exercises (optional) massage and setting up a regular schedule.

? 8.) Autogenic - relaxation techniques

? 9.) Meditation and Imagination *

Alexander Lowen, Bioenergetics - (Harper & Row) a form of Gestalt - Autogenic and other names (Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer by Pelletier, Kenneth) and Wilhelm Reich - Every "Shaman" I know has a simple and direct approach.

Emotions are feeling - feelings are NOT thoughts - they are physical. (Thoughts exist in the brain but I am talking about the fight/flight syndrome, a series of body reaction to emotions, This has been called the Stress syndrome - )

THE MIND - Stage two: IN TOUCH WITH FEELINGS - 
INDEPENDENT TO INTERDEPENDENT Out of touch means not only with our feeling but with reality. We are not conscious of how uptight we are, how afraid, how uncertain. As in a popular ad with the kid inside who wants the frosted side, we are out of touch with the "child within ," we fail to communicate with our spouses, our kids, our students, or communities. Our behavior is established in the "dream world" - the sub or un-awareness - most of the forces that controls our lives are out of sight and out of mind.

The "real" world is an illusion created by social norms, language, advertising, political interests, etc. The real world is in our dreams. For those who don't know, this is hard to believe but when known is obvious. Did you ever have a tightness that you only identified when it let go? You say, I didn't know it was so tight. You get used to being in knots, off balance, out of tune.

Stress and THOUGHT control:

Level two - getting control of your thoughts -

10.) Thought stopping - assertiveness training

11.) More effective - listening - parent - teacher - person

12.) Dealing with Irrational ideas and passions

13.) Coping skills - proactive

14.) The seven habits of Effective People (Stephen Covey)

15.) Biofeedback - nutrition - advanced exercises (Yoga)

16.) Getting unstuck - independence - freedom from reactions

17.) Yoga (Shalom) Love - cloud - visualizations and breath

18.) No Fatigue, no sore muscles, perfect posture, the sounds

19.) Introduction to Zen and the art of paying attention

Stage Three: BEYOND SELF -

four - DREAMS and UNION Magic is real - real is magic. THE SOUL - Magic is the perception of forces AND REALITIES that we may not be aware of today. Life is full of tricks - things are different from what they appear to be. For example physical matter - the stars - other people often give false impressions - The President - social conventions - et al. How do I know? I don't. You have to practice - gain body knowledge - and feel what you feel. How do we treat the problems and the world - by practice - by example - by doing - not talking? We will work directly on the emotional base of behavior and the nature of being.

STUDIES ON THE WAY - the path of knowing Level three - The path to knowledge 20.) The world of illusions and /images

21.) The Aesop fables and Sufi tales - the three levels of knowledge. Reading and meditations 22.) Morals, character, independence - beyond self - loves

23.) Total experience - peak experiences Discovering Values: To learn new values you will experiences new feelings or remember feeling you have forgotten.

24.) See twice - Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" - Rhino-Home

25.) Wallace's "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca," (In paper reprint from Random House about $10) read it, twice? This will be our introduction to the dream world.

26.) Steven Halpern - Music Halpern Sounds, Visualization of the perfect self -

27.) Relaxation tape - to take home 28.) Yogi Shalom - Charles Schoelen, a set of tapes. The first one is on LOVE, then the rock, the cloud and other meditations.

29.) Herrigel, Eugen ZEN (Zen in the Art of Archery). The Method of ZEN (McGraw-Hill)- and/or OM Creative Meditations - by Alan Watts - (Celestial Arts, MillBrae, CA) Electronic Education Program P.O. Box, Mill Valley, CA 94941 A couple of Sufi books -

THE ANSWER IS MAGIC: Level four: THE DREAM TIME - 30.) Out of touch - The dream world - reality - illusions When people have profound psychological problems - the general belief is that you need to deal with the emotional basis as the cause. While there are many theories of Psychological practice, we focus on direct experience - by exercises and psychodrama, rather than analysis, talking or running away. To help someone with a stutter you practice the stutter until it is under control.

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31.) LAWS OF PHYSICS: Imagine the atom; the core of particles held together by great force, the fields of electrons vibrating in their courses. The electrons can only operate in certain fixed Quantum, they can be in only certain ways in relationship to each other and the nucleus. These fixed ways allow for chemistry. The elements can combine with Certainty depending on the fixed nature of physics. God cannot do things against his nature. The laws of nature are not imposed from outside but re side within the nature of things.

32.) SCIENCE: The ways the elements combine, the very order of the Cosmos itself defines the possible. Science and technology are doing the possible. The difference between alchemy and chemistry, astronomy and astrology, is the knowledge of the possible. Knowing, some thing of the ways of nature is knowledge.

33.) IDEOLOGY: The evil and false pride that people have when they think their ideas are equal to the ways of nature. The ways of the universes exist in a grain of sand. The natural processes in a drop of water are infinitely more powerful than any human belief. Science endeavors to put our beliefs in tune with reality. The electrons change their quanta in fixed patterns. They do not move through the intermediate space. We cannot go from here to there without passing through the intermediate space. Particles do not conform to our concepts but we try to understand the reality as best we can.

34.) FALSE PRIDE: It is a source of evil and false pride to foolishly believe our ideas of nature are just relative. The " anything goes approach" and "do you own thing," encourages the belief that anything is possible. We must live with the really possible not in illusions and fancy. The covenant is the fixed law of nature where possible becomes real. Reality is the wisdom of Gods' creation, his own presence. Human wisdom shrinks before the infinite. The unity of all things appears in the billions of stars and atoms, the Eternal essence. I am God, you are Gods also is a rather special way. We are perfect in harmony with the universe and nothing, a small spark outside the rules of nature. Is there a contradiction here - our ideas are not reality - so how can we know God?

RE: Arrogant and foolish: I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.

I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

I could be more than a beast and less than an angel but am afraid of what others might think. I am caught up in angers, prejudices, tricks, and overwhelming greed. I want things my way are refuse to listen to advice. I will do anything to get what I want, first my self deception then by fooling others. I subdue or seduce the unwary and fool myself. I am indeed arrogant and foolish - I am humanity.

35.) REMEMBER - The particles of corporal existence do not have a personality. Reality is not confined to man. If we are transformed into vanquished space and are no longer self but a new being, we can come close to looking into the face of God. If this is not clear it is because it is very difficult to express. The truth is said often and many different ways but while many hear only a few, listen. 36.) It is difficult to explain to the Bat who lives only at night and avoids the bright sun what shadows are like. Maybe some time in your life you knew you were in tune - had certain know ledge of being - Being just what you are, MASLOW in the Further Reaches of Human Behavior explored this aptitude. He called it transcendence, beyond self to being or B values. He said it gave life meaning and purpose. Effective people knew the meaning of B-values and therefore had focus and energy that created a successful life. Beyond self. So simple and so hard. Can you explain to the blind about the colors of the world? The drunken, desire their drunkenness and do not desire the truth. If is not this or that: then what is it?

37.) The Perfect Truth: To go from the possible (the ways of nature ) to the essential is the spring of reason. First we gain true perception and then a sense of being and passing through and beyond personality to real character. We can be worse than beasts, fiends, stones or storms - we have the avarice, envy, pride opposes knowledge. We do not overcome these by an act of will but by rites of passage. In Joseph Campbell's hero with 1000 Faces, these "all too human" passions and monsters are passed in the mythical JOURneys in the underworld (clearly a representation of our reptile unconscious minds). The Hero emerges from thinking and feeling to being and knowing.

38.) BEING READY: There are few shortcuts. If you love God, God will love you. You are beloved, the union with all exists in you and all around you. In pure obedience, there is true freedom. When you are master then you are slave. You are the sweet fruit in the shell, ready to ripen, the suns warm beams has put us into the right stage of life. Our estate is prepared and we are ready. 39.) If this is obscure to you, it is meant to be clear. The vail of metempsychosis passes and you sees clearly the obvious - AH HA! The circle is complete, I am what I am, and feel good about it. (Union) The seal is broken and the secret reveled - it was here all the time but you weren't looking, you did not listen, I guess you were too busy with more important business. Faith and peace, and eternal wisdom are not so important? They require truth and justice and cannot be used for personal gain. They have no market value.

40.) The dream that becomes reality is in the union of mystic lore and the way. The doors are open, are you ready for no-existence. If you give up existence you will find it. If you cling to the things of life, you cannot pass this way. That is the myth of the "grateful dead." To win you must surrender, to triumph, give up. You all know that. The phantoms pass away, nothing but the truth remains. THE UNION Comes when the possible have passed its ordered limits and become the essential - science has become knowledge and certainty. (This is beyond 40 and me at the moment). Who firmly grasps the mystic meaning of the union of possible and the promise of the essential has a higher wisdom than plain mortals. More is less, far is near, we are no longer afraid of our own shadows, the fire has no terror and the book of changes.

(To be continued - Mahmud Shabistri "

The Secret Garden," only 57 pages - A Dutton Paperback) Be Careful - Notes from The Secret Garden: Mahmud Shabistari, (E.P. Dutton & Co, 1974)

Sufism is not a religion. The Sufi practice is a the science of man, or the "Science of Certainty." In most societies, most of the time, the Sufi could not find acceptance or a fair hearing. Any ideas that were not devoted to the service of the state and the prevailing ideology were regarded as not only odd but dangerous treason, and was feared as subversive. The Moslem cults, the brotherhood, and many others are mixtures. Will the real Sufi please stand up. Sufi cloaked their teaching and activities in the outward garb of religion.

The ability to pretend and remember what is image and what is real, is a critical Sufi art - but many cults came to believe the outside as inside. Sufis focused on cultural pursuits which in authoritian societies allows certain freedoms and contacts with different people. The Persian-speaking Sufi's dominated the classics, which became convert Sufi text books. The public forms of Sufism are imitations. The desire for fantasies led to groups and activities that are popular and acceptable to the dogmatic climate.

Imitation Sufis abounded. Scholars and the public are naturally confused on what is true Sufism and what is mystic popular imitations. The Christians have the same problem - the unreal imitations of Christ and popular but weaken practices. People want to believe that their "cult" has a special and secret way. Spain became a Sufi center in the Middle Ages, and still in the south reverberates in songs and stories. The spread of Culture from Spain and the Renascence brought Sufi practice to Europe. The Freemasons were partly based on these traditions. The Sufi have a special science in psychology and the study of man. All Sufi activity in the West until after WWI was private. Sir Richard Burton (1001 Nights) only saw imitation cults and did not know of the small private non-cultist Sufis. The Russo-Armenian philosopher Gurdjief published the first western text about a origin in Central Asia with links to the distant past, early forms of Christianity and the monasteries in the Hindu Kirsh. Ouspensky, a disciple, transmitted these ideas in lectures, demonstrations, and books. This became popular with the Kennedy crowd and actors.

Dr. Maurice Nicholl and Dr. Kenneth Walker used the psychologically-oriented to attempt a system of practice. The authors of the Blooms bury group brought Sufi ideas to literature which continues today by many writers - Borges, Lesing, Kipling and many more. The true Sufi potential was largely untouched. Sufi does not have authority figures, a or a set of customs or habits. It is more open than Zen and even more difficult to fix in place. Hadrat Sayed Idries Shah in the major book "The Sifis" brought light to the confused situation. His work has brought the Sufi tradition back into focus for the West. The all too human desire to have a talisman, a messianic figure who would transform the world is not true Sufi but many cults still seek such a ideal. Idries Shah would not confine himself to closed groups who thought they had key to wisdom. The desire to feel special, to have secrets, ceremonies and special

is not unique to these Sufi cults.

It is tribal. Poets, scientist, professors of literature and physics, anthropologist claimed something of value in Idries Shah's work. Serious sociological JOURNAL found the ideas of prime importance in solving current human problems in advanced societies. It's vital importance to education and learning became more widely known. *****************************************************

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AE21, Education for century twenty-one:

The school of AE21 will have the following characteristics: Teaching.htm

Firm foundation the Basics - high standard test scores 80% or better;
Higher level thinking and problem solving;
Technology and communications saturation - lots of links and free enterpise
Inventive, creative - flexible - 
( See John Dewey )
Small - stable - smart - un-graded - individualized on-task focus of the one-room school house Mostly private, religious, charter, voucher schools and a few public "site based management" institutions ( See Fiske and Harlem schools in a school )

Human resources are the critical prerequisite to the process of building wealth, prosperity and the civil open society. The reasons for the "Wealth of Nations" or the relative poverty of "backwardness" has to do with the character and skills of the population. Curiosity and a positive image of the future are the reasons for the industrial revolution, first, second and third. The religious and political changes in England and the Low Countries in the 15th century made for the possibilities of the modern world.

What is less well understood are the "qualitative" nature of human abilities. There are the following stages, each not replaced by the next advance but over-layered with each becoming dominate in turn but not replacing previous models. As canals and bicycles still play an important role in European transportation, augmented by trains, cars and planes.

The first level is the "skilled crafts" - a long apprenticeship with hands on methods produces a high level of abilities - Cathedrals with stained glass, Columbus, clocks, water wheels and the first tools and factories of the first industrial revolution. Education was literacy - Grammar schools and basic accounting, drafting and organizing shills.

In the 19th century, higher education in the Agricultural and Mechanical arts began to pay off. The newly unified Germany began to surpass England because of excellence in technical training while Great Britain stayed with the Classical educational process - founded on Latin and Greek rather than Science and Math.

The United States quickly adjusted to technical training but "trade schools" have always have low status compared to "liberal arts" college preparation. High level technical Universities such as Georgia Tech, MIT, Cal-Tech, IIT, Stanford and Polly -tech parts of the mega-universities have made extraordinary contributions to economic welfare in this country and world wide. The second industrial revolution of electrical, biological and chemical engineering is based on formal training in math and science. The MBA in business maybe useful in production of rational "corporate people" and culture. The majority of mangers still come from the technical, legal and accounting professions.

The third level of human skill for Century twenty-one has to do with creativity in a global communications technology. We still need skilled craft people, we need to improve basic literacy and grammar, enterprise, with science and technology in complex engineering tasks.

Computer people carry the unhappy title of "software engineer" because they are trying to fit into an older model of categories in human resource management. Is someone who creates games and innovative web practices doing arts or sciences or applied technology ? If you visit a trade show in the computer - consumer electronics - communications business you find new younger people doing new things with a "strange" mixture of backgrounds, including a lot of "rock and roll music" nationalities - and very unclear standards of higher education and training. Smart is as smart does - and "stupid is as stupid does".

Japan can not solve most of its basic economic problems.

Bank reform requires a fundamental shift from combines of firms centered around banks and holding each others shares to corporate capitalism within trading groups and well as between trading groups. This requires a change from the way Japan Inc. has worked since the beginnings of modernization. The government is a committee of high level administrators that work within the system and have very little control of the system.

There is no way to pay the costs of social security and medicare for those currently in the labor force.

The shift from income and payroll taxes to VAT ( consumption taxes ) will help, the nationalization of education and medicine could help. What would make a real difference is politically unlikely, what is politically possible is unlikely to do any good. The American political system can not take fundamental decisions in advance of crisis and slow to respond to important changes in the society.

Alan Greenspan, in his recent testimony to congress, repeated a lesson in basic economics. The economy welfare of any nation depends on three factors:

The skill and educational character of the labor force,

The capital stock the company and the society provides to make work productive

The ratio of fixed to variable costs of social overhead.

In a fully developed industrial society the costs of social security and health care are transferred to workers and the overhead of everything produced. As the population shifts from a pyramid to a column the social overhead costs become very high. The relative costs of work shifts to less developed, labor rich areas.

The long term investment in human and physical capital is the reason for increases in productivity - better trained people working smarter with better tools are the reasons for wealth or poverty. At the same time the cost of payroll taxes alone becomes higher than world wide base hourly wages.  

How much each person, each hour’s labor, how much each unit of input produces in goods and services is directly related to the income from work and the return on investment. The machine that digs increases digging productivity and the wages of people with hand shovels or power equipment, airplanes increase travel productivity and the wages of wagon drivers or pilots, the word processor increases writing productivity, the Internet increases communication productivity. The cost per unit of computer power declines by half every 18 months ( Moore’s Law ) increases the whole of the economy’s efficiency.

The current period of growth with low inflation, where the labor force has growth by 300,000 a month, 4 million a year ( 3 % ) has been possible because of better trained women’s wide participation, more women are now in college than males and minority workers acting as a reserve along with moving jobs to lower costs areas of production and immigration.

The larger labor force has new and improved tools provided by the "information" revolution. Productivity in some areas of high technology have been very impressive. As we become more global, the labor force becomes global. Low skilled occupations move to low wage areas - China being the great labor pool.

Networks of product design, original equipment manufacture (OEM), distribution and marketing become more complex and integrated.

Three central concepts:

Punctuated Equilibrium In Action! 
Complex system are slow when adapting to changing environments and subject to periods of rapid degeneration and extinction.

Inter-connections: 
Direct connection on complex networks. The number of connections increases exponentially on a global basis. Almost everything connects to almost everything else. What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria. Very complex systems decrease rapidly in times of environmental instability and sudden change.

The Internet Revolution: Disintermediation

The future of established institution to control economic, social and political events is very limited. The Political process everywhere, national and international, can not keep pace with the rapid, changing, complex, counter-intuitive, non-ideological, global policy problems and issues. Among these issues are global warming, international finance, trade, ethnic and class conflict, population, education, health, welfare, pollution, warfare etc.. 


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This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:


It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit: ????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos.

They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.


The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations.


The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback

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Noam Chomsky

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda


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To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, and father of advertizing sciences and PR public relations. Bernays applied Freudian depth psychology to techniques used in the manipulation of the libidos and ids of the masses, for the greater power of commercial and political interests. These Lies and half truths appealed to Unreasonable passions, that are the foundations of modern civilizations; capitalist and socialist.


Greed and fear


Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that the leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to traditional law and beliefs themselves, not of the cultural fads but the other way around, they can manufacture and use the law where traditions of magical thinking becoming tools of economic and political power.

This takes a mind with compartments – where cogitative dissonance become comfortable and skillful. I have to work with people where they are, use what tools I have while being awake to the really real...

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bond up in history, superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.

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RE: Arrogant and foolish:

Behaviorist: if it can't be measured it does't exist


I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.


False materialism


I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories. knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .



Culture vs Civilization

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All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace.


This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:

The fourth way:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi#Teachings

Way of the monk (brown)

of the mystic (green)

of the magician - faker (red)


Fourth way of the sufi:

"According to this scheme the Qur'an has four levels of meaning corresponding to the four realms of existence [for as-Simnani: Lahut, Jabarut, Malakut and Nasut]. The exoteric dimension the Qur'an relates to the

Human Realm,

the esoteric level to the secrets of the Realm of Sovereignty,

the limit of the Qur'an to the Realm of Omnipotence,

and the point of ascent to the Realm of Divinity. " (Elias, TC, pg. 108)


Shahram Shiva asserts that "Rumi is able to verbalize the highly personal and often confusing world of personal growth and development in a very clear and direct fashion. He does not offend anyone, and he includes everyone.... Today Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries, as well as in the downtown New York art/performance/music scene."


According to Professor Majid M. Naini,[64] "Rumi's life and transformation provide true testimony and proof that people of all religions and backgrounds can live together in peace and harmony. Rumi’s visions, words, and life teach us how to reach inner peace and happiness so we can finally stop the continual stream of hostility and hatred and achieve true global peace and harmony.”


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It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos. They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.


The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations. The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback

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Propaganda Bernays?honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies. Noam Chomsky

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda

To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, who used the deep psychology with tools that could be used to manipulate the libido and id of the masses, to the greater power of commercial and political interests that are the foundations of civilization.

Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to mass traditional beliefs, but the other way around, they can manufacture and use traditions and magical thinking as tools of power.

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bond up in history and superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.

If it were not abortion, it would be other wing nut issues

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This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -

When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity. The white southern men of the ?ilent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against lberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

You peasants can't handle the truth”


See The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879?880). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Inquisitor

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.



This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.

Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .

Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of life and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.




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Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -

When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity. The white southern men of the silent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against ?iberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

You peasants can't handle the truth”

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of lifer and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.

Everyday the news reports give explaining reasons why the “market” has gone up or down. They sound like the market has purpose and intention. In fact no one knows why markets have day to day variations beyond there are more buyers or more sellers at a moment of time. Thousands of individuals and computer programs make thousands of individual choices partly based on what all the other actors are doing and making assumptions about the reasons behind these decisions. Except when there are great events most of the time there is a random element that defies explanation. Never the less some magical words are used to explain the unexplainable.

The desire to find purpose and intention in evolution and human existence is quite natural and also impossible. Disposing with the idea of an external, perhaps even supernatural, vitalizing force, describes how we have arrived at the picture of ourselves and all organisms as Self-Made Things. Our creations include governments, constitutions, institutions, magic, superstitions, ceremony, ritual, flag waving, songs, etc. Our gods are made by us not the other way around. They are made because we need them. They should not (but often do) become a Frankenstein.

So we have to take things for what they are. Social conventions, religious ceremony, national character, are useful and even necessary. They are NOT science or material facts. There are very important ideas and beliefs beyond or outside science – arts and literature, song and dance, mystery and magic, wonder and dreams – Santa Claus and the tooth fairy the lands of wonder and magic – the problem arises when belief systems make material judgments (stem cell research) outside their competence. Science can be arrogant about people’s useful and practical beliefs. (Alternative medicine). Science must support the moral and useful desire to do good works, spread truth and justice, equality and fairness which have no material meaning (you can’t find the stuff of kindness and measure it) or do these beliefs have a scientific basis.

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I first became clear about the concept of a quantitative and qualitative leaping change in thinking with a study of native American tribal cultures. The white Europeans said “take me to your leader” assuming a hierarchical structure with someone in charge. In native's community it just doesn't work that way, they have wise men, tribal elders who discussed everything until they reached consensus. Sometimes the Japanese do this which is slow but implementation is better and faster because they all know the goals, process, and expected outcomes. The idea of elections was problematical because it involved conflict and someone putting themselves forward as being better than someone else. Real leaders in-bodies the living containers of the culture, they are the law in so far it is inside and they reflect the customs and are preservers of the traditions of their forefathers in generations past. They are truly judicial conservatives living with the law as handed down to them. Traditions are the way of survival, where the knowledge helps find where game and is used when it works and answers “what does the weather patterns mean”..


A second paradigm shift was with a understanding of Edward Deming quality control groups.

The core of the shift is that inspection, fixed procedures and rules, close supervision, only make things worse beyond rote activity. It is quality is not oddments hung on the tree but needs to grow from the roots.

"...Robert Michels, a friend of Weber's, also was concerned about the

depersonalizing effect of bureaucracy. His views, formulated at the

beginning of this century, are still pertinent today.


The Iron Law of Oligarchy


"Michels (1911) came to the conclusion that the formal organization of

bureaucracies inevitably leads to oligarchy, under which organizations

originally idealistic and democratic eventually come to be dominated by a

small, self-serving group of people who achieved positions of power and

responsibility. This can occur in large organizations because it becomes

physically impossible for everyone to get together every time a decision

has to be made. Consequently, a small group is given the responsibility of

making decisions. Michels believed that the people in this group would

become enthralled with their elite positions and more and more inclined to

make decisions that protect their power rather than represent the will of

the group they are supposed to serve. In effect Michels was saying that

bureaucracy and democracy do not mix. Despite any protestations and

promises that they would not become like all the rest, those placed in

positions of responsibility and power often come to believe that they too

are indispensable, and more knowledgeable than those they serve. As time

goes on, they become further removed from the rank and file...


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University adminstration and profesors, school professionals, labor unions, military industrial complex, law enforcement and security empires, congressional leadership, etc

They all are there to serve the public interests but end up taking care of their managers first - they can to Washington to do good and they end up doing very well.

"Bureaucracy happens. If bureaucracy happens, power rises. Power corrupts."[3] Any large organization, Michels pointed out, has to create a bureaucracy in order to maintain its efficiency as it becomes larger—many decisions have to be made daily that cannot be made by large numbers of disorganized people. For the organization to function effectively, centralization has to occur and power will end up in the hands of a few. Those few—the oligarchy—will use all means necessary to preserve and further increase their power.[2][3]

Michels, Robert. 1915. Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy. Translated into English by Eden Paul and Cedar Paul. New York: The Free Press. From the 1911 German source.

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I just started a circle call serious thinking - postgraduate not platitudes,cliches,truisms and banal slogans I see a lot of .. my circles contains serious people who like to think as for TED such as Plato and W. Edward Deming - social theory and political analysis - real chairs you can sit on, the design of chairs to be beautiful, and essence of chairness - Or deductive trained enlightenment in Popper's open society and used in intuitive creation - for the true, there is evidence - the beautiful there is form, and what is good for the soul and social synergy may be really true.

Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are “anxious”, surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were “nice” people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

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  1. Can traditions such as Sufi, Platonist, Stoicism, guide us as how to model social behavior?

  2. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the new Millennium is a book of philosophicalthought written by the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso published by Little, Brown/Abacus Press in 1999. (ISBN 0-349-11443-9)

  3. Reason and the scientific methods are the critical elements in the enlightenment from 500 years ago and define the character of the modern world.

  4. However, We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” the dream-time – gates to the old brain that is as animals think – we can call id

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  5.  Idego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud'sstructural model of the psyche; According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends sex and death; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and thesuper-ego.[1] The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.[2] Civilization and its discontents –

  6. Myths and old stories are the shadow of dream-time and in Plato's tale of the cave of shadows

  7. Modern marketing includes policy, politicians, value making, seeing things, hearing things, that give magical powers to the shades of past and future ghosts. And spirits.

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How to read and learn from the enlightenment texts.. skim, wander, it is not linear but goes in circles around and builds upon itself, as life is lived not as a band marching but as a  traveler wandering and asking for directions. The themes repeat as in a symphony, music of the spheres, poems and lessons, structured as is the St. Benedict's mass and the book of common prayer.  Socrates didn't write a cookbook because the recipes change with people and conditions . Rule books, instructions, are bad for the mind and spirit, freedom in chains. So let us have a conversation, asking questions and discovering our own truth in our own way. The truth is out there but can not be canned (tinned)  - dialogues please

1.) Welcome, come to me all that are heavy laden 

2.) we make a commitment to love thy god with all our heart, mind and spirit and above all to love each other as yourself as in the unconditionally love of the lord, this is the law above all laws for on the night of our death

3.)if we believe in a creed and great mystery - lessons, prayer of the people and sermons

4.) for on that night of death and suffering, 

5.) we are given a  new life; in the manson of our father, here is the 

6.) gift of food and drink of resurrection and eternal life 

7.) my soul lives, hosanna in the highest for the love that passes all understanding will go with you always hallelujah 

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 The Ghost in the Machine is a non-fiction work in philosophical psychology written by Arthur Koestler and published in 1967. The title is a phrase coined by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe the Cartesian dualist account of the mind–body relationship. Koestler shares with Ryle the view that the mind of a person is not an independent non-material entity, temporarily inhabiting and governing the body. One of the book's central concepts is that as the human brain evolved, it retained and built upon earlier, more primitive brain structures. The work attempts to explain humanity's tendency towards self-destruction in terms of brain structure, philosophies, and its overarching, cyclical political–historical dynamics, reaching the height of its potential in the nuclear arms arena.
      

Born in Budapest in 1905, educated in Vienna, Arthur Koestler immersed himself in the major ideological and social conflicts of his time. A communist during the 1930s, and visitor for a time in the Soviet Union, he became disillusioned with the Party and left it in 1938. Later that year in Spain, he was captured by the Fascist forces under Franco, and sentenced to death. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. Released in 1940, he went to England, where he made his home. His novels, reportage, autobiographical works, and political and cultural writings established him as an important commentator on the dilemmas of the 20th century. He died in 1983.

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The Open Society and Its Enemies is a two-volume work on political philosophy by Karl Popper. Written during World War II, The open society is a concept originally suggested in 1932 by the French philosopher Henri Bergson,[1] and developed during World War Two by Austrian and British philosopher Karl Popper.[2]


Popper saw the open society as standing on a historical continuum reaching from the organic, tribal or closed society, through the open society marked by a critical attitude to tradition, up to the abstract or depersonalised society lacking all face-to-face transactions.[3]


For its advocates, government in the open society is purported to be responsive and tolerant, and political mechanisms are said to be transparent and flexible.

Popper saw the classical Greeks as initiating the long slow transition from tribalism towards the open society, and as facing for the first time the strain imposed by the less personal group relations entailed thereby.[4]


Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis, the beginnings of an open society are marked by a distinction between natural and man-made law, and an increase in personal responsibility and accountability for moral choices (not incompatible with religious belief).[5]


Popper argues that the ideas of individuality, criticism, and humanitarianism cannot be suppressed once people become aware of them, and therefore that it is impossible to return to the closed society;[6] but at the same time recognised the continuing emotional pull of what he called “the lost group spirit of tribalism”, as manifested for example in the totalitarianisms of the 20th century.[7]


While the period since Popper's study has undoubtedly been marked by the spread of the open society, this may be attributed less to Popper's advocacy and more to the role of the economic advances of late modernity.[8] Growth-based industrial societies require literacy, anonymity and social mobility from their members[9] - elements incompatible with much traditional-based behaviour but demanding the ever wider spread of the abstract social relations Georg Simmel saw as characterising the metropolitan mental stance.[10]


One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. He taught in Austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zealand in anticipation of the Nazi annexation of Austria the following year, and he settled in England in 1949. Before the annexation, Popper had written mainly about the philosophy of science, but from 1938 until the end of the Second World War he focused his energies on political philosophy, seeking to diagnose the intellectual origins of German and Soviet totalitarianism. The Open Society and Its Enemies was the result.


An immediate sensation when it was first published in two volumes in 1945, Popper's monumental achievement has attained legendary status on both the Left and Right and is credited with inspiring anticommunist dissidents during the Cold War. Arguing that the spirit of free, critical inquiry that governs scientific investigation should also apply to politics, Popper traces the roots of an opposite, authoritarian tendency to a tradition represented by Plato, Marx, and Hegel.Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment [Paperback]

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For the film based on this novel, see Meetings with Remarkable Men (film).

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Author(s) G. I. Gurdjieff

Language Russian (original)

Publication date 1963

ISBN ISBN 0140190376 (Penguin (Non-Classics)

Preceded by Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (1950)

Followed by Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am' (1974)


Meetings with Remarkable Men is the second volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff. The Turks and Persians called Georgia "Gurjistan", which may account for the root of the name "Gurdjieff".[1] Autobiographical in nature, Gurdjieff started working on the Russian manuscript in 1927, revising it several times over the coming years. An English translation by A. R. Orage was first published in 1963.


  



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All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace. 


This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:

   

It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit: ????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos.

They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.

The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations.

The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback by Edward Bernays (Author) , Mark Crispin Miller (Introduction) Crystallizing Public Opinion by Edward Bernays Paperback $10.83

Propaganda Bernays?honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.

Noam Chomsky

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda

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"V. S." Naipaul, Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries, Edward Bernays, Propaganda, Edward Deming quality control groups, GURDJEF, The fourth way, the last wave; the themes isn this film are: The nature of socialization - the dreamland (deep sub consciousness) hypnotism- and the reality of the magic power of traditional false beliefs; both white middle class or aboriginal.

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To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, and father of advertizing sciences and PR public relations. Bernays applied Freudian depth psychology to techniques used in the manipulation of the libidos and ids of the masses, for the greater power of commercial and political interests. These Lies and half truths appealed to Unreasonable passions, that are the foundations of modern civilizations; capitalist and socialist. Sex and violence, us and them, death wishes, transference, rationalization, sublimation, frustration, repressed  subconscious desires, Oedipus complex, phallic symbols, collective conscientious, archetypes, interpretation of dreams , Friedan slips, all in selling the product be it a president or a fast car, or financial service, or a public policy, a war and , military industrial complex, a happy pill, beer, cigarettes, religions and popular entertainments.

  

Civilization and its discontents


Greed and fear


Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that the leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to traditional law and beliefs themselves, not of the cultural fads but the other way around, they can manufacture and use the law where traditions of magical thinking becoming tools of economic and political power.

This takes a mind with compartments – where cogitative dissonance become comfortable and skillful. I have to work with people where they are, use what tools I have while being awake to the really real...

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bonded in history, superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.


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RE: Arrogant and foolish:Hubris Arrogance False Pride


For behavorist if it can't be measured it does't exist 

Hubris Arrogace False Pride


Someone has to be the decieder. George Jr. felt he was the one chosen. 

Decisions can be hard. Even personal ones from buying from the 1000's 

of things on offer, to partners, to investment,  work and play, 

because the future is uncertain. Even how we will fell tomorrow, and 

will they love us in the morning is uncertain. Dogs may be counted 

on but people not so much. We will be disappointed. Our expectation 

are too high, our rationalizations, or projections too strong and 

hidden even from ourselves, but choices have to be made, Since no 

choice is a choice to put up with the devil you know (he/she work, 

car, computer) has its good points and will I still love it in the 

morning? We fool ourselves, and others and are fooled more than once 

but then have to live with the consequences.


Since big complex systems have multilayer interlocking parts; decisions have not only known effects, and known unknown effects, but unknowable effects in many different ways, time and costs and benefits. So it takes Hubris Arrogance False Pride to make decisions and never look back with regrets. Hubris Arrogance False Pride Que carbonates or ovaries. 


The religious right is most radical, the liberal left most 

conservative. 


The idea of conservationism is there is wisdom in tradition and social 

political experiments are dangrious, and don't work out as desired. 

The left was founded by radicals who believed in making things better 

by change. It has been disappointing since the end of socialism and 

Hegelian - thesis - antithesis - synthesis belief in progress - Wars, 

betrayal, show trials, mass propaganda making popular anti-progressive 

hate and violence.


The fundamentalist have no such reservations - after all God made the 

world in 6 days and it took Hubris Arrogance False Pride to take the 

7th day off. Hubris Arrogance False Pride will do it every-time

 

They are not confused by science and facts but trusting in mircles and 

magic and it will do it overtime - or it will sometime - trust me and 

the word of the lord.




 I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.


I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .

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When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its  identity. The white southern men of the silent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against liberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

“You peasants can't handle the truth”


See The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879?880). 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Inquisitor


As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .


Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of life and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.


Culture vs Civilization

All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace. 

The mystic money machine

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The foundations of the contemporary economy are the magical powers of the banking system. The system creates assets out of blind faith in the accounting system, very few understand;


The banks make 10 to 30 times more loans that can be materially based on money on deposit. This was a practice of medieval gold merchants who could give letters of credit greater than the gold on deposit as long as everyone doesn't claim cash at the same time -with no runs on the bank by the loss of faith in high finance magic. The banks are highly profitable, their managers rich, the economy grows and governments are  elected, and reelected.


These loans are counted as assets by banks – so the more the leverage they use the greater the assets of the society and wealth increases, creating a immense money pool that is used for more and more risky investments.


The liabilities are accounts of deposits and accounts with Goldman and the central bank where interbank loans are fully collateralize by  the same loans and assets created by the banking system, giving resources largely to governments so politicians can spend money created by the system, and have low taxes and high benefits so loved by voters.


The old ladies of the banks, the central bank, and the Treasury are the witches who circle the cauldron of growth as it bobbles and broils, while chanting that no harm shall come to our wealth until the forest of bad debt comes home to dominate a harder reality, the really real out of the cave of shadows and the dreamland mythology.


There is no viable alternatives. A fixed base such as the gold standard is to doom society to stagnant standards of living and social mobility, without invention, innovation, increasing poverty, social unrest and revolution.


When the bank makes an additional loan, the person receiving the loan gets a bank deposit. At this stage, when the bank makes a loan, the money supply rises by more than the amount of the open-market operation. This multiple expansion of the money supply is called the money multiplier. Bank loans and purchases of securities are described as bank credit. It is the existence of bank credit that makes the money stock larger than the monetary base, also known as "high-powered money". High-powered money consists of currency and bank deposits at the Fed. 


Because money is used in virtually all economic transactions, it has a powerful effect on economic activity. An increase in the supply of money works both through lowering interest rates, which spurs investment, and through putting more money in the hands of consumers, making them feel wealthier, and thus stimulating spending. Business firms respond to increased sales by ordering more raw materials and increasing production. The spread of business activity increases the demand for labor and raises the demand for capital goods. In a buoyant economy, stock market prices rise and firms issue equity and debt. If the money supply continues to expand, prices begin to rise, especially if output growth reaches capacity limits. As the public begins to expect inflation, lenders insist on higher interest rates to offset an expected decline in purchasing power over the life of their loans.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/MoneySupply.html 


 

If it were not abortion, it would be other wing nut issues

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

   


Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -


Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

https://sites.google.com/site/dynamicsynergyworkshop/ 


The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of lifer and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.




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The History of the Future:

Friday, December 04, 1998

AE21, Education for century twenty-one:


Human resources are the critical prerequisite to the process of building wealth, prosperity and the civil open society. The reasons for the "Wealth of Nations" or the relative poverty of "backwardness" has to do with the character and skills of the population. 


Curiosity and a positive image of the future are the reasons for the industrial revolution, first, second and third. The religious and political changes in England and the Low Countries in the 15th century made for the possibilities of the modern world.


What is less well understood are the "qualitative" nature of human abilities. There are the following stages, each not replaced by the next advance but over-layered with each becoming dominate in turn but not replacing previous models. As canals and bicycles still play an important role in European transportation, augmented by trains, cars and planes.


The first level is the "skilled crafts" - a long apprenticeship with hands on methods produces a high level of abilities - Cathedrals with stained glass, Columbus, clocks, water wheels and the first tools and factories of the first industrial revolution. Education was literacy - Grammar schools and basic accounting, drafting and organizing shills.

In the 19th century, higher education in the Agricultural and Mechanical arts began to pay off. The newly unified Germany began to surpass England because of excellence in technical training while Great Britain stayed with the Classical educational process - founded on Latin and Greek rather than Science and Math.


The United States quickly adjusted to technical training but "trade schools" have always have low status compared to "liberal arts" college preparation. High level technical Universities such as Georgia Tech, MIT, Cal-Tech, IIT, Stanford and Polly -tech parts of the mega-universities have made extraordinary contributions to economic welfare in this country and world wide. The second industrial revolution of electrical, biological and chemical engineering is based on formal training in math and science. The MBA in business maybe useful in production of rational "corporate people" and culture. The majority of mangers still come from the technical, legal and accounting professions.


The third level of human skill for Century twenty-one has to do with creativity in a global communications technology. We still need skilled craft people, we need to improve basic literacy and grammar, enterprise, with science and technology in complex engineering tasks.


Computer people carry the unhappy title of "software engineer" because they are trying to fit into an older model of categories in human resource management. Is someone who creates games and innovative web practices doing arts or sciences or applied technology ? If you visit a trade show in the computer - consumer electronics - communications business you find new younger people doing new things with a "strange" mixture of backgrounds, including a lot of "rock and roll music" nationalities - and very unclear standards of higher education and training. Smart is as smart does - and "stupid is as stupid does".

Japan can not solve most of its basic economic problems.


Bank reform requires a fundamental shift from combines of firms centered around banks and holding each others shares to corporate capitalism within trading groups and well as between trading groups. This requires a change from the way Japan Inc. has worked since the beginnings of modernization. The government is a committee of high level administrators that work within the system and have very little control of the system.


There is no way to pay the costs of social security and medicare for those currently in the labor force.

The shift from income and payroll taxes to VAT ( consumption taxes ) will help, the nationalization of education and medicine could help. What would make a real difference is politically unlikely, what is politically possible is unlikely to do any good. The American political system can not take fundamental decisions in advance of crisis and slow to respond to important changes in the society.

Alan Greenspan, in his recent testimony to congress, repeated a lesson in basic economics. The economy welfare of any nation depends on three factors:


The skill and educational character of the labor force,

The capital stock the company and the society provides to make work productive

The ratio of fixed to variable costs of social overhead.


In a fully developed industrial society the costs of social security and health care are transferred to workers and the overhead of everything produced. As the population shifts from a pyramid to a column the social overhead costs become very high. The relative costs of work shifts to less developed, labor rich areas.

The long term investment in human and physical capital is the reason for increases in productivity - better trained people working smarter with better tools are the reasons for wealth or poverty. At the same time the cost of payroll taxes alone becomes higher than world wide base hourly wages.


How much each person, each hour’s labor, how much each unit of input produces in goods and services is directly related to the income from work and the return on investment. The machine that digs increases digging productivity and the wages of people with hand shovels or power equipment, airplanes increase travel productivity and the wages of wagon drivers or pilots, the word processor increases writing productivity, the Internet increases communication productivity. The cost per unit of computer power declines by half every 18 months ( Moore’s Law ) increases the whole of the economy’s efficiency.

The current period of growth with low inflation, where the labor force has growth by 300,000 a month, 4 million a year ( 3 % ) has been possible because of better trained women’s wide participation, more women are now in college than males and minority workers acting as a reserve along with moving jobs to lower costs areas of production and immigration.


The larger labor force has new and improved tools provided by the "information" revolution. Productivity in some areas of high technology have been very impressive. As we become more global, the labor force becomes global. Low skilled occupations move to low wage areas - China being the great labor pool.

Networks of product design, original equipment manufacture (OEM), distribution and marketing become more complex and integrated.


Three central concepts:

Punctuated Equilibrium In Action! 
Complex system are slow when adapting to changing environments and subject to periods of rapid degeneration and extinction.

Inter-connections: 


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Direct connection on complex networks. The number of connections increases exponentially on a global basis. Almost everything connects to almost everything else. What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria. Very complex systems decrease rapidly in times of environmental instability and sudden change.


The Internet Revolution: Disintermediation


The future of established institution to control economic, social and political events is very limited. The Political process everywhere, national and international, can not keep pace with the rapid, changing, complex, counter-intuitive, non-ideological, global policy problems and issues. Among these issues are global warming, international finance, trade, ethnic and class conflict, population, education, health, welfare, pollution, warfare etc.. 

Peter E. Pflaum, now in Bali, Indonesia is interested in being a consultant on Bioenergetics to resorts and yoga or Zen centers. His interest is in establishing as a resident and having annual visas. He has practiced Die Gestalt which is a German word for form or shape. It is used in English to refer to a concept of 'wholeness'. Gestalt may also refer to: Gestalt psychology Dr. Pflaum has used for 50 years.

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Peter E. Pflaum, now in Bali, Indonesia is interested in being a consultant on Bioenergetics to resorts and yoga or Zen centers. His interest is in establishing as a resident and having annual visas. He has practiced Die Gestalt which is a German word for form or shape. It is used in English to refer to a concept of 'wholeness'. Gestalt may also refer to: Gestalt psychology Dr. Pflaum has used for 50 years. 

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Dr. Pflaum's education and experience

Florida State University, Department of Government, Ph.D., 1972 fields include Educational Administration, Regional and Urban Planning and Human Resource Economics. Dissertation topic: "

The Use of Geographic Coding in Public Policy and Planning, a computer application of districting and Redistricting."

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Center for Education and Public Policy, Ed. M., 1969 Human Resource Planning and Economics, Master's papers on National Assessment Program.

University of London School of Economics, International Modern History and Economics, Papers on Economic, Political and Social Impacts of Science and Technology from the 18th century to present.

University of Chicago,

The College, A.B. degrees, in Liberal Arts and Social Science, American History and Economics.

Graduate work at Columbia, General Studies. Teaching

Certificates, some Spanish and French - Some computer languages Fortran and Basic

HIGH SCHOOL: EVANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ILLINOIS


1978+1982 PROFESSOR/DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, COLLEGE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, MBA/MPA

1975 +1978 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, California State University at Long Beach, CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION; Director of Institute of Health and Social Policy

1969+1972 Associate Professor/Research Associate, Mankato State University, Minn.

Assistant Professor, Inter-American University, San Juan Puerto Rico; Hato Rey and San German Puerto Rico, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Political Science and History. Lecturer in St. Albans, England; FIET Institute, Turin Italy

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ON THE JOB TRAINING in computer analysis (systems analysis) and small area data and graphics; social program analysis; investment strategies; workshops and seminar planning and training methods in basic supervision management planning (goals and objectives), stress workshops, training of trainers.

Bioenergetics is the subject of a field of biochemistry that concerns energy flow through living systems. This is an active area of biological research that includes the study of thousands of different cellular processes such as cellular respiration and the many other metabolic processes that can lead to production and utilization of energy in forms such as ATP molecules.

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Now that's easy - good morning from Amed, Bali, Indonesia 12 hours that is 1/2 around the world from New Smyrna Beach Florida where I lived for 30+ years but now Wherever I lay my head is home

I have no base - there is no home to go back to: so I can't go home again !

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Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are “anxious”, surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were “nice” people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

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Planning for the decline of progress, big complex systems grow more slowly with age after they go over their limits; ecology of human society.

Three mega trends:

1. Shift of populations with urbanization of many unmanageable mega cities of the 20 million range

2. Game chancing technology, whole ways of earning a living decline in context of high underemployment, unemployment of masses of people – focus on youth

3. massive instability in less developed countries, underemployment of youth, loss of economic opportunity, crisis of populations, environment, and resources

4. Paul R. Ehrlich educator outlines the direct threat to human survival and the environment of the planet. ...

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5. It's a big world out there – going to nine billion people which cause conflict

1. resources – materials and water – force higher prices among income limited people

2. environmental disasters, natural disasters from climate change

3. negative feedback – things getting worse causes violence, anti-democratic ideological fringe

groups – inter-group conflicts

The native Americas faced social collapses from the advantage of iron weapons by the invaders and germs from Europe, created the white Buffalo cults. The Seneca Effect: Why Decline Is Faster Than Growth and the breaking of the social, psychology, physical niche to allow people to earn a living. ^ Anthony F.C. Wallace, The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca (New York: Vintage Books, 1969). ISBN 0-394-71699-X Seneca people From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So what is to be done?

How to be on the right ideological attitude to change and uncertainty, high risk environments.

Saving over consumption stored in basic commodities (not gold or silver but farm land, materials that will be required – survival materials but not the kook stuff)

Moving with the tide – one wave ahead – information industry – online working – shopping – learning – where the money is -

Wealth inequality in the United States, also known as the "wealth gap", refers to the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United StatesWealthincludes the values of homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments.[2] The top 10% wealthiest possess 80% of all financial assets.[3]Although different from income inequality, the two are related.

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SYNERGY (term coined by Ruth Benedict): A situation or society is set up so that when I am pursuing my own self-interest, I automatically benefit you (or everyone else), whether I intend to or not. And you do the same or me. Sharing vs. exploiting "Daron Acemoglu is co-author of the book “Why Nations Fail,” the simple thesis of which is that nations thrive when they develop “inclusive” political and economic institutions and fail when those institutions become “extractive” and concentrate power and opportunity in the hands of a few. Egypt, with its heavy state, notes Acemoglu, is a classic extractive society. What it needs most is a leader who can combine a spirit of inclusion with a brutal honesty to tell the people they have wasted so many years and really need to start over, by strengthening education, shrinking the state, stimulating entrepreneurship, empowering women and reforming the police and judiciary."

that for now ; the next note will take off from here;



http://en.wikipedia.org/wAmericaiki/Democracy_in_AMERICA

Alexis de Tocqueville

Further thoughts about synergy (sharing) greed is bad vs. extraction - greed is good

The instruction in democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its mores, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day. [I]nstruct democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its mores, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day.[5]

Democratic of hearts and minds - how we treat each other the spirit of equality ennobled by the frontier. This spirit existed in the Soviet Union in the 1920's, in Spain in the 1930's, in Alaska before 1970, cooperative recognition of others as difference and their freedom to be different. This spirit seems to be going as inequality and shobness of wealth's gated communities, private clubs, private banks, tax advisors, private rooms at hospital, and the disdain of the 47% and the resentment and venue of powerlessness of the 47%.

"But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom".[11] He continues to comment on equality by saying "Furthermore, when citizens are all almost equal, it becomes difficult for them to defend their independence against the aggressions of power. As none of them is strong enough to fight alone with advantage, the only guarantee of liberty is for everyone to combine forces. But such a combination is not always in evidence."[12]

Tocqueville's main purpose was to analyze the functioning of political society and various forms of political associations, although he brought some reflections on civil society too (and relations between political and civil society). For Tocqueville as for Hegel and Marx, civil society was a sphere of private entrepreneurship and civilian affairs regulated by civil code.[14] As a critic of individualism, Tocqueville thought that through associating, the coming together of people for mutual purpose, both in public and private, Americans are able to overcome selfish desires, thus making both a self-conscious and active political society and a vibrant civil society functioning independently from the state.

Tocqueville did not originate the concept of individualism but changed its meaning, and saw it as a "calm and considered feeling which deposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and to withdraw into the circle of family and friends ... with this little society formed to his taste, he gladly leaves the greater society to look for itself".[3] While Tocqueville saw egotism and selfishness as vices, he saw individualism as not a failure of feeling but as a way of thinking about things which could have either positive consequences such as a willingness to work together, or negative consequences such as isolation, and that individualism could be remedied by improved understanding.[3] When individualism was a positive force and prompted people to work together for common purposes, and seen as "self-interest properly understood", then it helped to counterbalance the danger of the tyranny of the majority, since people could "take control over their own lives" without government aid.[3]

Tocqueville warned that modern democracy may be adept at inventing new forms of tyranny, because radical equality could lead to the materialism of an expanding bourgeoisie and to the selfishness of individualism. By advIn such conditions we lose interest in the future of our descendents...and meekly allow ourselves to be led in ignorance by a despotic force all the more powerful because it does resemble one.[15] Tocqueville worried that if despotism were to take root in a modern democracy, it would be a much more dangerous version than the oppression under the Roman emperors or tyrants of the past who could only exert a pernicious influence on a small group of people at a time. In contrast, a despotism under a democracy could see "a multitude of men", uniformly alike, equal, "constantly circling for petty pleasures", unaware of fellow citizens, and subject to the will of a powerful state which exerted an "immense protective power".[3] Tocqueville compared a potentially despotic democratic government to a protective parent who wants to keep its citizens (children) as "perpetual children", and which doesn't break men's wills but rather guides it, and presides over people in the same way as a shepherd looking after a "flock of timid animals".[3] As done by Walt Disney and consumerism

LEVELS OF REALITY – WELL consciousness.

TRUE BELIEVERS The right has created a nightmare: He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. http://bible.cc/proverbs/11-29.htm

Republican right could mobilize anger to win elections – ANTI science

Sunday, May 01, 2005

    

The last wave; the themes are in this film:

The nature of socialization - the dream land - and the reality of belief -

The law is a living tradition of many 1000's of years that have cycles

The Last Wave - Rotten Tomatoes www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_wave/

Rating: 87% - 15 reviews

Review: Peter Weir follows up on his critically acclaimed masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock with this surrealist psychological drama. The film opens with a...

THE LAST WAVE Movie Trailer 1977 - YouTube? 2:41? 2:41www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpa__UwuBts

Apr 1, 2010 - Uploaded by SURFSTYLEY4THE LAST WAVE Movie Trailer 1977 - YouTube. Popular on YouTube. Music. Sports. Gaming. Movies. TV ...The Last Wave Ending - YouTube? 10:01? 10:01www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBDtgKtnDAc

Jul 20, 2010 - Uploaded by TheAntiGlobalist Interesting movie ending usernamen put on his channel at one point to convey a message.

The Last Wave (1977) - The Criterion Collection??www.criterion.com/films/685-the-last-wave

Mar 5, 2010



In Peter Weir's _The Last Wave_, Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on ...David Stratton on The Last Wave

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Aug 16, 2011

David Stratton reveals why Peter Weir's The Last Wave is one of his favourite films.

LEVELS OF REALITY – WELL consciousness.

TRUE BELIEVERS The right has created a nightmare: He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. http://bible.cc/proverbs/11-29.htm Republican right could mobilize anger to win elections – ANTI science



Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Robespierre factor:

Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are “anxious”, surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were “nice” people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

The critical element in the concept of synergy is aggression vs. cooperation. Synergy is where individual benefit and groups welfare are in sink. Farming, fishing, hunting can product mutual benefits of cooperation. Selfish self-interest (winner/losers) vs. unselfish, altruism (win/win).
Siphoning vs. funneling of wealth, use vs. ownership, Comforting vs. Frightening Religion, high energy or low energy institutions, are characteristics of synergy, where are we ? We have had a out break of win/lose - me and mine - the hell with the hind most,
winner take all, activity. This discourages the losers, causes aggression, and is socially dysfunctional. A few institutions maintain high energy but the society is winding down. Synergy is spirit and systems for successful cooperation, institutional means of using aggression (learning for conflict), and rewards for all from social success (tide lifts all boats). 

Seeking to preserve a religion based on the notion of a higher power that would replace Christianity, Robespierre organized the Festival of the Supreme Being held in June 1794, casting himself in the title role.

In retrospect, this attempt to arrive at a compromise between deism and atheism seems to have precipitated Robespierre’s fall and the end of the Terror. Robespierre’s proposed synthesis of Enlightenment views on religion and republican values troubled some, who thought that “The Incorruptible” had now lost all self-restraint and was paving the way for a dictatorship. Others feared that he was abandoning the dechristianization campaign and that their activities would now expose them to the Terror. These fears mounted when two days later Robespierre pushed through the Law of 22 Prairial (10 June 1794), which put the apparatus of the Terror directly under the control of the Committee of Public Safety and thus increased the possibility of explicit political prosecutions and executions. Robespierre justified the new law as a necessary instrument to instill virtue in the citizenry, but these remarks merely persuaded people that he sought to eliminate his opponents and establish a personal dictatorship. By the end of July, Robespierre’s enemies had begun circulating false rumors in Paris suggesting that he intended to make himself king. Even his base of support at the Jacobin Club was eroding because he continued to rely on Terror to achieve his political goals. Those who feared another purge helped his detractors pass a resolution in the Convention condemning him and his followers, which led to their arrest and execution. The leaders of the coup against Robespierre acted to save themselves from the Terror, not to end the Terror as such or to dissolve the Committee of Public Safety. It would take several months before this fear of further purges would bring the authorities to repeal the law of 22 Prairial, emasculate the CPS, eliminate the revolutionary tribunals, and abandon the maximums. By the late fall, however, this transition would be complete and a new era of the Revolution would have begun.
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/chap7c.html 
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RE: A.H. Maslow: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

  

“Synergy in the Society and Individual” An Esalen, Penguin Books
1976 ISBN 0 14 00.4265 2 Chapter 14, Page 191

Ruth Benedict (Patterns of Culture; Race, Science and Politics)
an essay on holism, invented and developed the idea of synergy at
lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1941. Maslow had the only copy
which was to be published with the assistance of Margaret Mead in
1970.

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# posted by Peter Pflaum : 5/01/2005 06:06:00 AM

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I found in archives a copy of a draft of the Synergy book -

I found in archives a copy of a draft of the Synergy book -

The first e book that used links rather than footnotes.

It is written in HTML from word that was a MS program bought from a Dutch company. WYSIWYG what you see is what you get -

I was a part time futurist and did so much better than the engineers using Delphi models Really take a look - nothing

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are the same.

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Paradise on Earth?

  

Every warm tropical island and many scenic places call themselves “A Paradise on Earth”

This is very unlikely – there is no - utopia - Promised Land – but only never-never land - end of the rainbow – You and I are not going to Xanadu, Shanghai-la, and the garden of Eden and because you know how that turned out.

There is always a rub.. nothing is perfect – here comes the double whammy of the romance and Paradise LOST... dreams shattered and pending bills to pay.

So dream on oozy ship of state – great dreams strong and great, as they crash on the rocks of how things are in reality –

Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!

Sail on, O Union, strong and great!

Humanity with all its fears,

With all the hopes of future years,

Is hanging breathless on thy fate! Longfellow

Level one: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It has to do with appearances and performance. That was a beautiful .. hit, run, jump, a song, a talk, a sermon, trick. A good looking man, beautiful woman, we know what we like. Earth tones – pastels brown and yellowish

Systems dysfunction – not so beautiful

the clash of cultures – expectations and reality

1.the state or quality of being real. Just A=A it is what I say it is no more or less

2.resemblance to what is real. It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but is a real duck – real ducks don't quack (only females males hiss)

3.a real thing or fact. Fact = evidence not opinion – not personal and not a consensus but proven by independent data – such as evolution – global warming – communism doesn't work

4.real things, facts, or events taken as its whole; state of affairs: the reality of the business world; rationalizing to escape reality or not very real at all but only common knowledge and common sense which maybe true or false, the statements of the lawyers is not evidence. I think I know what I know, it's in the manual – I think I know what I don't know – the market is not what ever the reasons given for ups and downs – but what about the unknown unknowns?

Keeping up appearances......

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/metastuff/wonder/ch7.html A Mad Tea Party

Level two

Good is about outcomes – a transitive verb; good book, good dog, good leader, good idea, good product or services that are well designed (pretty) and performance. Blue colors light and dark

Is not so GOOD – material limitations – in paradise there are no Walgreens or Walmarts, supplies are different – and services limited – Roads and transport bad so you need your own set of wings – visas or residency is a headache - money and banking troublesome God's Government is dysfunctional as the Vatican, a constant crisis between Michael and Lucifer; there are vast inequalities, life among the quick and the dead is not fair

Level 3: NOT SO TRUE:

Level three:

What is true for you my not be true for me, we all have our own sense of truth in context of who and where we are “where you stand depends on where you sit” Will you be you be true (faithful) for ever? The concept of TRUE as an essence that does not depend on anything else but whole of itself. Not very practical but essential if we want to go from information and skill to understanding and knowledge, mastery, meritoriousness that creates quality from the inside out. Color orange to red crimson

There are black(4) death and white(5) faith but these levels but not for apprentices, accolades learning being and becoming by practice and paying attention.

Then gold (6) of reincarnation or born again

An essence IS something but not a thing, god is not a person or object but a holy ghost that exists independently of ideas concerning it. Therefore can't be tied down but float endlessly in the ether of dark matter and energy.

An essence that exists independently of all other things and from which all other things derive: the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features: Freedom is the very essence of our democracy.

Since the words freedom and democracy do not have an agreed reference – you just know it when you see it like pornography .

2. a substance obtained from a plant, drug, or the like, by distillation,infusion, etc., and containing its characteristic properties inconcentrated form.

3. an alcoholic solution of an essential oil; spirit.

4. a perfume; scent.

5. Philosophy . the inward nature, true substance, or constitution ofanything, as opposed to what is accidental, phenomenal, illusory,etc.

So this is the beautiful, the good and the true tough love

Baby Born Under Bombs:

    


I was born in Barcelona during a complex three sided war in the Generaladad de Catatonia involved the anarchist, the republicans, the communist, and the nationalist (Fascist). ( See Orwell's Homage to Catatonia). I am the only native born America anarchist since the anarchist were the official government of a short lived independent Catatonia. My father, Irving Peter Pflaum, was the UPI reporter in Madrid during a three year battle, mother, Melanie Lowenthal, was with my older brother and her parents in Barcelona. In a month or so we took the last train from Spain to France and stayed in a small town near the border - Collioure that remains today a charming artist colony and fishing village.

Irv returned to Chicago to become the foreign editor of the Times (then the Sun-Times). I went to the University of Chicago in the last days of the Roberts Hutchin's program. I receive a form of a classical education, organized on Aristotle principles.


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SYNERGY-NET on RE: A general theory of Social-biology: Synergy of fission- fusion; The Internet is the newest and most open synergy system; a new cultural life

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New Civilizations

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LIVING.HTM

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BLUE Welcome Prepare your self, sit down, get yourself ready for the class, church, life, business, change, learning and doing

Blue is the first step, showing up and willing to listen and learn.

YELLOW Now pay attention to the lessonthe lesson is the content but people need more that just information.
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RE: It's a matter of choice:

The Grand Illusion

The only point is to live with a constructive happy illusions and avoid destructive unhappy ones. Beyond our common illusions is a magnificent illusion. We are not the center of the Universe. The sun does not stand still. We are a part of the animal kingdom, descended from the apes. We act on all kinds of impulses below our awareness, we confuse dreams, stories, and wishes with external reality. Our societies are often determined by social class, ruled by special interests, oppressive and unfair. Even the most hard nosed science has the illusion of power and understanding of profound mysteries, and the false belief in control and progress. There are great and wonderful benefits of all the illusions, of freedom, of justice, or "truth", and what good comes from shattering these dreams ? If one can choice ones illusion, or be retrained or programmed into beliefs, should they not be happy ones. Can I not prefer to avoid and ignore unhappy "truth" ? Where does mercy and the law error on the side of the angels.

A.H. Maslow in "The Farther Reaches of Human Nature" article "Synergy in the Society and Individual" An Esalen, Penguin Books 1976 ISBN 0 14 00.4265 2 Chapter 14, Page 191

Ruth Benedict (Patterns of Culture; Race, Science and Politics) an essay on holism, invented and developed the idea of synergy at lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1941. Maslow had the only copy which was to be published with the assistance of Margaret Mead in 1970.

Benedict tried to overcome the idea of cultural equality ( not everything is equal or right ) and the doctrine of cultural relativity, what ever works for you is OK by me. Societies she said have a flavor, character and are not all equally functional. Some societies are "anxious", surly, nasty, aggressive, and hateful, this come from insecurity and causes low morale. ( such as the Chuckchee, the Ojibwa, The Dobu, and the Kwakiutl) Other societies were "nice" people, affectionate, kind, secure and with high morale. ( Zuni, Arapesh, The L(d)eKota, Eskimo ).

The critical element in the concept of synergy is aggression vs. cooperation. Synergy is where individual benefit and groups welfare are in sink. Farming, fishing, hunting can product mutual benefits of cooperation. Selfish self-interest (winner/losers) vs. unselfish, altruism (win/win).

Siphoning vs. funneling of wealth, use vs. ownership, Comforting vs. Frightening Religion, high energy or low energy institutions, are characteristics of synergy, where are we ? We have had a out break of win/lose - me and mine - the hell with the hind most, winner take all, activity. This discourages the losers, causes aggression, and is socially dysfunctional. A few institutions maintain high energy but the society is winding down. Synergy is spirit and systems for successful cooperation, institutional means of using aggression (learning for conflict), and rewards for all from social success (tide lifts all boats).

RE: Personal responsibility: (and character)

In the Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski describes a scene where the Grand Inquisitor interviews Christ who has returned to Earth in the 16th Century. He tell Jesus that ordinary people just aren't up to the challenge of making up their own minds and finding their own way to salvation.

Therefore, the Church takes it upon itself, at the sure loss of their own souls - to giving them only part of the way. The Inquisitor knows he can't save souls by formulas and ritual. But this is all people understand and it would be cruel and dangerous to take illusions away from them. Jesus is just going to have to die again - maybe it can be different next time.

All Ideologies say the same thing - we know better - do this or that and all will be well. People like that. Freedom is not much fun it carries responsibilities.

   


No one can impose freedom on another. Their is no solution from above - right - left - center - The freedom is a state of mind. I think, at the moment, it takes magic. The other text is Wallace the Death and Rebirth of the Seneca.

When the current power structure doesn't work there are ghost cults and belief in magic. The way of the Sufi - is to be in the world but not of it - people need - leadership - hope - guidance - but also freedom to be stupid and wrong. The "fakir" can be different things to different people and appear to be what is not - and at the same time not have any doubts about what is real and what is "illusion". The magician know its a trick and doesn't belief in magic. This is the way to power - but it's not easy.

Martin Luther King says in the I have a Dream speech - One day my little children will be judged - not by the color of their skin but the contents of their character. For those that want rights (back, gay, women, fat, etc) I say that day has come. I do not judge you by the color of your skin, who you sleep with, your sex or gender but the contents of your charter. The Rodney King (no relative) rule "Can't we just get along." The planet and our souls need attention. The moral and political system needs leaders - let's focus on the prize, folks. The current word is "Sustainable";

The only point is constructive happy illusions and destructive unhappy ones, beyond our illusions is a greater illusion. - In general system terms biological systems tend to exponential growth only restricted by negative feedback - (Like in Central Africa). Balance is a dynamic process of each genetic organism pushing its limits and being pushed back by environmental factors and competition. Human evolution through social technology has temporarily pushed the limits on a planetary scale. The Club of Rome report in the 1960's may not be wrong only a little off in timing. (Limits to Growth = sudden collapse of whole systems )

There are no moral problems, or political problems, or economic problems, scientific or technical problems but real problems - which come with all these considerations. For academic and technical reasons, we have divided reality up into departments. (one problem is that the liberal arts have been pushed out by specialist) The blind are feeling the elephant - with CAT scanners, satellites, remote probes, macro and micro models - but they do not understand the nature of elephants?

Edward O. Wilson - Socio-biology argues that there are genetic programmed groves - like language. One major grove in the troop or clan or human group. The natural size of this group us under 80 members. Groups over a certain size become impersonal. The solution to almost everything is decentralization. A Global economy and ecology but people making decision in small groups, in neighborhoods, in regional organizations, as small as possible. This was called community action and self help projects.

Intervention - receivership - mandate - what ever you call is an answer when all else fails. We do not live in and Island home - but are part of all humanity - a community of nations. Global problems will not go away and can not solve themselves. The General Assemble has been very shy of intervention - there are a number of members in bad shape themselves - but without the cold war a East-West agreement is hard to stop. Russia wants UN cover for intervention in areas of the USS-was that are in chaos. We want UN cover in Haiti, and international caretakers after we take over. Such a caretaking operation needs to be in place for years - Their are no easy and quick answers in a country without independent institutions - infrastructure - tradition of law and civil administration - poor - illiterate and independent.

The ecological - environment conditions in Haiti and parts of Central Africa - can be the cause - The reason for intervention is not just political, or refugees, or humanitarian but to stem a ecological disaster.

There are good people working today in Rwanda and Haiti - they are doing what they can - what more could be expected of them. What more do we expect of ourselves? I have suggested there are first principles and they can be applied to work toward improvements in real situations (there are no answers or solutions only some actions that do more good than harm). I would like to work on this is a non-directive group of about a dozen.

RE: Books and materials a REVIEW:

Covey, S.R. "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" Record (1991), Covey Leadership Center PO BOX 19008, Provo, UT, 84605-9925 1-800-655-6839 Audio Tapes and video tape materials

Wallace, Anthony F.C "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca," New York Vintage Books 1972

Bennett, William John "The De-valuing of America New York Summit Books 1992

Deming, W. E. (1986). Out of the Crisis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Handy, Charles The Age of Unreason - Harvard Business school Press 1989

Maslow, National Training Center Higher Reaches of Human Behavior and Motivation B-values

Fiske, Edward B. Smart Schools, Smart Kids, Why Do Some Schools Work (Simon & Schuster, New York 1991)

Frankl, Victor "Man's Search for Meaning"

Reich, Robert B. The Work of Nations: preparing ourselves for the 21 st Century capitalism (New York, A.A. Knopf 1991) The Next American Frontier(New York, Times Books, 1983)

Senge, P.M. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (New York, Doubleday 1990)

Sergiovanni, T.J. Moral Leadership, Getting to the Heart of School Improvement (San Francisco Jossey-Bass 1992) and Moore, J.H. Schooling for Tomorrow (Boston: Allyn & Bacon) 1989

- Facts follow vision -

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Logos, pathos, ethos - the bringing together of brain knowledge (ideas in the head - many of which are illusions ) body knowledge ( feeling safe and secure enough to explore new worlds) being in touch - and spirit - that which motivates us beyond ourselves and give meaning and purpose to all activity.

The global context - Earth values?

How much of our time, our lives is spent on activities of our own determination, doing what we determined to do, actions selected with our own purposes and goals in mind, time and effort spent with a firmness, perseverance, sense of mission, based on our own volition and choice. Not much ! The question is how to expand the area where we govern ourselves, where we have control, where we have a real free choice.

We are controlled by socialization. We filter our world with many screens. We understand only the information, propaganda, greed, desires, passions, needs, loves, hates, fears, false ideas, demands and expectations of others; by their prejudice and limited perceptions, by the limits of our knowledge and skills, by events, the environment, biology, mortgages, car payments, and the boss and society's demands. It's not so easy to gain command of our selves and our lives. We are in a waking dream, sleep walking, unaware of whole ranges of choices and possibilities.

For the 35,000 years of human culture, people knew the forces that controlled their lives and went with the flow. They knew in their glands and in their entrails that they were part of a larger force field, one element of the life force, a part of a tradition going before and coming after. It would be crazy to think you could force your will on nature and the gods, on the spirits that surround you. The `spirit man' taps into a flow of the universe, he does not make personal choices. If he uses `the force' for himself it doesn't work and he loses `the power'.

The industrial, political, social, scientific revolution of modern times is based on a false, too thin idea of freedom, choice, power and control. The more we try to force our petty needs and desires as THE be all and end all of social and ecological existence the less power and less control we have and the system breaks down. Most of our problems, crime, poor schools, un-wed mothers, dysfunctional families, stupid politics, dumb media, decline in the meaning of language, thought and action; all this is do to the breaking of the bands of biology. We have tried over reaching evolution for temporal and false hopes. We all know that.

Power comes from integration, from mobilization of focus, of facing ourselves as we are, from finding true self beyond self, from sounds, from music, from being rock, water, air, sky, stars, plants, reptile, hunter, mixed bag of biology that we are. We all know we get jerked around, get our strings pulled, put up a false front, pretend, avoid, become angry, lose control. For 35,000 years culture has built systems of integration of the human spirit into larger wholes. That is the power of Japan, that is the force field of good schools, communities, and larger spirits. Freedom comes for within the bands but not of the bands. Tribal limitations need to be integrated not ignored. That's not easy but has been done a 1000 times in a 1000 ways.

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Understanding comes from practice of good habits, caring about the result, wanting to do better so we need the next step 
RED Think again - there maybe new ideas, challenges, confessions; remorse the act of contrition

if you think you have all the answers, that there is only one right way, are afraid to go out on your own or speak up, nothing interesting is going to happen. We all need a little humble pie, a little perspective on what's important. To get perspective we need the next step:

BROWN It's OK, forgive yourself and others, the act of absolution grounding, centered I'm OK, your OK.

I know who I am, what's important to me, my family, my community and country, my values. I can't be jerked around and will hang in there for what I believe. In order to get a well grounded set of valuesSEE STYLES PAGE we need the next step:

WHITE The peace that passes all understanding, you have come into the family of believers.

We can't just make up anything that suits us at the moment. We need some universal and long lasting truth, beauty and wisdom. We need to place ourselves in a meaningful relationship with the universe so we mirror reality from out there, inside out, we become a mirror. To make the wine the grapes must be squashed, emptied. To be a mirror, a true reflection requires a smooth surface, ground down. To learn new habits we must empty ourselves of false belief but to do that we need the next step.

BLACK, reunion, union, quiet means over coming the fear of failing, failing, even death itself.


GREEN remember - you have courage, see you have a medal, a testimonial, a degree, honors to remind you to be honorable, because sometimes we forget

CLEAR beyond reminders, rewards, living in a corrupt and petty world without becoming that way - being in the world but not of the world.

What does the Mass of St. Benedict, the book of common prayer, boot camp, the Canterbury tales, Stephen Covey, and the Blue Lodge have in common ?

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Hermes of Egypt, Mary the Hebrew, Democritus of Greece, Morienus 
of Rome, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) of Arabia, Albertus Magnus of Germany, Arnold of Villaneuve of France, Thomas Aquinas of Italy, Raymond Lully of Spain, Roger Bacon of England, Melchoir Cibienis of Hungary, Anonymous Sarmata (Michael Sendivogius ) of Poland. Christians associated with St. Augustine and St. John of the Cross (Palacios) St. John the Baptist - the wool carter and Jesus as a Teacher. (Hallaj)

Dante, Robinson Crusoe, Chaucer, William Tell, Freemasons, Tarot Cards, 
Arabist School of Montpellier (Jews from Spain) Medicine - Dr. D. Campbell) The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Lawrence of Arabia) Abu Bakr, Umar, Ali, Bilal, Ibn Riyah, Abu Abdullah, Salman the Persian (Zoroastrians) 
The Rose, Rosicrucians, Rosary from the Spanish illuminist (Saracens the Reciter) Jungian archetypal from Ibn El-Arabi (Modern Man in Search of a Soul" C.C. Jung) Robert Graves "The Crowning Privilege"

"Mankinds' moral sense is not a strong beacon light, radiating outward to illuminate in sharp outline all that it touches. It is, rather, a small candle flame, casting vague and multiple shadows, flickering and sputtering in the strong winds of power and passion, greed and ideology. But brought close to the heart and cupped it one's hands, it dispels the darkness and warms the soul." James Q. Wilson ************************************************************ RE: Humor #1 Scholars I am asked "are you the secret teacher?" "Yes, I am." I say "But you don't know anything about Sufi teaching." they say. "That's right - but that's the secret."

A Sufi camping one night put a bottle under his head for a pillow. His student said "surely that is going to be too hard?" "as an ordinary bottle, Yes," the Sufi said " but I am going to stuff it with straw before I put my head on it."

A computer translation system is set up for the Russian Republic - the message is sent "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." The terminal in Moscow quickly types " The Vodka is ready but the meat is devitalized."

Time fly s like an arrow but

Fruit Flies like Bananas (Chompsky)

Unconsidered Trifles = Neglected Puddings

A famous Professor was demonstrating, before fellow-members of the learned Academy, a remarkable discovery. First he took three flies out of a match box. Then he commanded them to fly three times around the table. Then. on his command, they jumped five times. Finally they danced a silent tap dance on the table, their /images magnified through a gigantic apparatus devised for the purpose of making such demonstrations visible to a large audience.

The onlookers were spellbound. "and now," said the scholar, "I will give you the real demonstration. It is the illustration of my discovery." He took the flies and placed drops of honey on their feet, sticking them to the table. Then he shouted "FLIES JUMP!" The flies went on licking the stick stuff. "And that ladies and gentlemen," concluded the Professor "demonstrates that flies, when their feet are covered in honey, cannot hear!"

A whole band of Sufis were being admitted to heaven. Each was admitted without any ceremony, the doors simply closed and open for the next. Right at the end came a scholar, with a reverent look and majestic gait, full of confidence. He was the most respected academic of his age. As he step forward the gates swing wide, the trumpets sounded, there was tremendous applause from the assembled multitude. The shining figure of St. Michael himself came to escort him within. "This is most gratifying", said the scholar, " to know that the learned are recognized for their importance. But why all this ceremony?" "Well", said St. Michael, "it is something of an occasion. You see, this is the first time that we have had an academic among us.."

Idries Shah - Octagon Press ******* WELLNESS SEMINARS Issue No. 1 August 1994 INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES 225 Robinson Road New Smyrna Beach (P.O. Box 2176) FL 32069 (904) 428-1355

DR. PETER E. PFLAUM

Human Potential Training and Education: This is a unique and highly successful program of human development. Participants learn how to integrate their personalities, solves personal problems and develop more powerful interrelations with others. Who should attend? Anyone who wants to live a better life and gain control over their lives will benefit from these programs. Counselors, teachers, supervisors, parents, religious people, couples, students, just interested people. The Teacher (Guide) is Peter E. Pflaum, Ph.D. who has twenty years of experience and practice with his unique system. Others will enrich the Yoga, and other special methods (Zen).

WELLNESS SEMINAR: THE BODY - Summary: Stage one: The practice is to work directly on the stoppages - the blocks - then rational thought can begin to solve problems - not before. People didn't talk their way into blocks and can't talk them selves out of their problems. The words such as; centered, balance, grounded, mean some thing in practice. You do it, not talk about it. The Way to Vibrant Health by Alex and Leslie Lowen is based on the process of increasing the life force. New energy is released by proper respiration and metabolism. The new energy is great for lasting weight control.

The mind and body are identical, one is a reflection of the other. How you feel effects how you think and how you think effects how you feel. ( Norman Cousins interesting book on Health - Bill Moyers series on public T.V. Benison on Stress are good examples.) Level One (Steps 1 to 9) Each session contains a warm up, a lesson from a 350-page work book, individual and group exercises.

? 1.) Getting in touch - breath

? 2.) Getting in Touch - metabolism - (great for weigh control)

? 3.) Bioenergetics - (Alexander Lowen) grounding - charging

? 4.) Self-possession and self- expression - being in touch

? 5.) The Exercises - getting loose - getting the energy flows unblocked.

? 6.) The expressive Exercises and Gestalt - Feelings (mind - the body)

? 7.) Sexual exercises (optional) massage and setting up a regular schedule.

? 8.) Autogenic - relaxation techniques

? 9.) Meditation and Imagination *

Alexander Lowen, Bioenergetics - (Harper & Row) a form of Gestalt - Autogenic and other names (Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer by Pelletier, Kenneth) and Wilhelm Reich - Every "Shaman" I know has a simple and direct approach.

Emotions are feeling - feelings are NOT thoughts - they are physical. (Thoughts exist in the brain but I am talking about the fight/flight syndrome, a series of body reaction to emotions, This has been called the Stress syndrome - )

THE MIND - Stage two: IN TOUCH WITH FEELINGS - 
INDEPENDENT TO INTERDEPENDENT Out of touch means not only with our feeling but with reality. We are not conscious of how uptight we are, how afraid, how uncertain. As in a popular ad with the kid inside who wants the frosted side, we are out of touch with the "child within ," we fail to communicate with our spouses, our kids, our students, or communities. Our behavior is established in the "dream world" - the sub or un-awareness - most of the forces that controls our lives are out of sight and out of mind.

The "real" world is an illusion created by social norms, language, advertising, political interests, etc. The real world is in our dreams. For those who don't know, this is hard to believe but when known is obvious. Did you ever have a tightness that you only identified when it let go? You say, I didn't know it was so tight. You get used to being in knots, off balance, out of tune.

Stress and THOUGHT control:

Level two - getting control of your thoughts -

10.) Thought stopping - assertiveness training

11.) More effective - listening - parent - teacher - person

12.) Dealing with Irrational ideas and passions

13.) Coping skills - proactive

14.) The seven habits of Effective People (Stephen Covey)

15.) Biofeedback - nutrition - advanced exercises (Yoga)

16.) Getting unstuck - independence - freedom from reactions

17.) Yoga (Shalom) Love - cloud - visualizations and breath

18.) No Fatigue, no sore muscles, perfect posture, the sounds

19.) Introduction to Zen and the art of paying attention

Stage Three: BEYOND SELF -

four - DREAMS and UNION Magic is real - real is magic. THE SOUL - Magic is the perception of forces AND REALITIES that we may not be aware of today. Life is full of tricks - things are different from what they appear to be. For example physical matter - the stars - other people often give false impressions - The President - social conventions - et al. How do I know? I don't. You have to practice - gain body knowledge - and feel what you feel. How do we treat the problems and the world - by practice - by example - by doing - not talking? We will work directly on the emotional base of behavior and the nature of being.

STUDIES ON THE WAY - the path of knowing Level three - The path to knowledge 20.) The world of illusions and /images

21.) The Aesop fables and Sufi tales - the three levels of knowledge. Reading and meditations 22.) Morals, character, independence - beyond self - loves

23.) Total experience - peak experiences Discovering Values: To learn new values you will experiences new feelings or remember feeling you have forgotten.

24.) See twice - Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" - Rhino-Home

25.) Wallace's "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca," (In paper reprint from Random House about $10) read it, twice? This will be our introduction to the dream world.

26.) Steven Halpern - Music Halpern Sounds, Visualization of the perfect self -

27.) Relaxation tape - to take home 28.) Yogi Shalom - Charles Schoelen, a set of tapes. The first one is on LOVE, then the rock, the cloud and other meditations.

29.) Herrigel, Eugen ZEN (Zen in the Art of Archery). The Method of ZEN (McGraw-Hill)- and/or OM Creative Meditations - by Alan Watts - (Celestial Arts, MillBrae, CA) Electronic Education Program P.O. Box, Mill Valley, CA 94941 A couple of Sufi books -

THE ANSWER IS MAGIC: Level four: THE DREAM TIME - 30.) Out of touch - The dream world - reality - illusions When people have profound psychological problems - the general belief is that you need to deal with the emotional basis as the cause. While there are many theories of Psychological practice, we focus on direct experience - by exercises and psychodrama, rather than analysis, talking or running away. To help someone with a stutter you practice the stutter until it is under control.

We are going to learn mind control. Certainty for our Time:

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31.) LAWS OF PHYSICS: Imagine the atom; the core of particles held together by great force, the fields of electrons vibrating in their courses. The electrons can only operate in certain fixed Quantum, they can be in only certain ways in relationship to each other and the nucleus. These fixed ways allow for chemistry. The elements can combine with Certainty depending on the fixed nature of physics. God cannot do things against his nature. The laws of nature are not imposed from outside but re side within the nature of things.

32.) SCIENCE: The ways the elements combine, the very order of the Cosmos itself defines the possible. Science and technology are doing the possible. The difference between alchemy and chemistry, astronomy and astrology, is the knowledge of the possible. Knowing, some thing of the ways of nature is knowledge.

33.) IDEOLOGY: The evil and false pride that people have when they think their ideas are equal to the ways of nature. The ways of the universes exist in a grain of sand. The natural processes in a drop of water are infinitely more powerful than any human belief. Science endeavors to put our beliefs in tune with reality. The electrons change their quanta in fixed patterns. They do not move through the intermediate space. We cannot go from here to there without passing through the intermediate space. Particles do not conform to our concepts but we try to understand the reality as best we can.

34.) FALSE PRIDE: It is a source of evil and false pride to foolishly believe our ideas of nature are just relative. The " anything goes approach" and "do you own thing," encourages the belief that anything is possible. We must live with the really possible not in illusions and fancy. The covenant is the fixed law of nature where possible becomes real. Reality is the wisdom of Gods' creation, his own presence. Human wisdom shrinks before the infinite. The unity of all things appears in the billions of stars and atoms, the Eternal essence. I am God, you are Gods also is a rather special way. We are perfect in harmony with the universe and nothing, a small spark outside the rules of nature. Is there a contradiction here - our ideas are not reality - so how can we know God?

RE: Arrogant and foolish: I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.

I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

I could be more than a beast and less than an angel but am afraid of what others might think. I am caught up in angers, prejudices, tricks, and overwhelming greed. I want things my way are refuse to listen to advice. I will do anything to get what I want, first my self deception then by fooling others. I subdue or seduce the unwary and fool myself. I am indeed arrogant and foolish - I am humanity.

35.) REMEMBER - The particles of corporal existence do not have a personality. Reality is not confined to man. If we are transformed into vanquished space and are no longer self but a new being, we can come close to looking into the face of God. If this is not clear it is because it is very difficult to express. The truth is said often and many different ways but while many hear only a few, listen. 36.) It is difficult to explain to the Bat who lives only at night and avoids the bright sun what shadows are like. Maybe some time in your life you knew you were in tune - had certain know ledge of being - Being just what you are, MASLOW in the Further Reaches of Human Behavior explored this aptitude. He called it transcendence, beyond self to being or B values. He said it gave life meaning and purpose. Effective people knew the meaning of B-values and therefore had focus and energy that created a successful life. Beyond self. So simple and so hard. Can you explain to the blind about the colors of the world? The drunken, desire their drunkenness and do not desire the truth. If is not this or that: then what is it?

37.) The Perfect Truth: To go from the possible (the ways of nature ) to the essential is the spring of reason. First we gain true perception and then a sense of being and passing through and beyond personality to real character. We can be worse than beasts, fiends, stones or storms - we have the avarice, envy, pride opposes knowledge. We do not overcome these by an act of will but by rites of passage. In Joseph Campbell's hero with 1000 Faces, these "all too human" passions and monsters are passed in the mythical JOURneys in the underworld (clearly a representation of our reptile unconscious minds). The Hero emerges from thinking and feeling to being and knowing.

38.) BEING READY: There are few shortcuts. If you love God, God will love you. You are beloved, the union with all exists in you and all around you. In pure obedience, there is true freedom. When you are master then you are slave. You are the sweet fruit in the shell, ready to ripen, the suns warm beams has put us into the right stage of life. Our estate is prepared and we are ready. 39.) If this is obscure to you, it is meant to be clear. The vail of metempsychosis passes and you sees clearly the obvious - AH HA! The circle is complete, I am what I am, and feel good about it. (Union) The seal is broken and the secret reveled - it was here all the time but you weren't looking, you did not listen, I guess you were too busy with more important business. Faith and peace, and eternal wisdom are not so important? They require truth and justice and cannot be used for personal gain. They have no market value.

40.) The dream that becomes reality is in the union of mystic lore and the way. The doors are open, are you ready for no-existence. If you give up existence you will find it. If you cling to the things of life, you cannot pass this way. That is the myth of the "grateful dead." To win you must surrender, to triumph, give up. You all know that. The phantoms pass away, nothing but the truth remains. THE UNION Comes when the possible have passed its ordered limits and become the essential - science has become knowledge and certainty. (This is beyond 40 and me at the moment). Who firmly grasps the mystic meaning of the union of possible and the promise of the essential has a higher wisdom than plain mortals. More is less, far is near, we are no longer afraid of our own shadows, the fire has no terror and the book of changes.

(To be continued - Mahmud Shabistri "

The Secret Garden," only 57 pages - A Dutton Paperback) Be Careful - Notes from The Secret Garden: Mahmud Shabistari, (E.P. Dutton & Co, 1974)

Sufism is not a religion. The Sufi practice is a the science of man, or the "Science of Certainty." In most societies, most of the time, the Sufi could not find acceptance or a fair hearing. Any ideas that were not devoted to the service of the state and the prevailing ideology were regarded as not only odd but dangerous treason, and was feared as subversive. The Moslem cults, the brotherhood, and many others are mixtures. Will the real Sufi please stand up. Sufi cloaked their teaching and activities in the outward garb of religion.

The ability to pretend and remember what is image and what is real, is a critical Sufi art - but many cults came to believe the outside as inside. Sufis focused on cultural pursuits which in authoritian societies allows certain freedoms and contacts with different people. The Persian-speaking Sufi's dominated the classics, which became convert Sufi text books. The public forms of Sufism are imitations. The desire for fantasies led to groups and activities that are popular and acceptable to the dogmatic climate.

Imitation Sufis abounded. Scholars and the public are naturally confused on what is true Sufism and what is mystic popular imitations. The Christians have the same problem - the unreal imitations of Christ and popular but weaken practices. People want to believe that their "cult" has a special and secret way. Spain became a Sufi center in the Middle Ages, and still in the south reverberates in songs and stories. The spread of Culture from Spain and the Renascence brought Sufi practice to Europe. The Freemasons were partly based on these traditions. The Sufi have a special science in psychology and the study of man. All Sufi activity in the West until after WWI was private. Sir Richard Burton (1001 Nights) only saw imitation cults and did not know of the small private non-cultist Sufis. The Russo-Armenian philosopher Gurdjief published the first western text about a origin in Central Asia with links to the distant past, early forms of Christianity and the monasteries in the Hindu Kirsh. Ouspensky, a disciple, transmitted these ideas in lectures, demonstrations, and books. This became popular with the Kennedy crowd and actors.

Dr. Maurice Nicholl and Dr. Kenneth Walker used the psychologically-oriented to attempt a system of practice. The authors of the Blooms bury group brought Sufi ideas to literature which continues today by many writers - Borges, Lesing, Kipling and many more. The true Sufi potential was largely untouched. Sufi does not have authority figures, a or a set of customs or habits. It is more open than Zen and even more difficult to fix in place. Hadrat Sayed Idries Shah in the major book "The Sifis" brought light to the confused situation. His work has brought the Sufi tradition back into focus for the West. The all too human desire to have a talisman, a messianic figure who would transform the world is not true Sufi but many cults still seek such a ideal. Idries Shah would not confine himself to closed groups who thought they had key to wisdom. The desire to feel special, to have secrets, ceremonies and special

is not unique to these Sufi cults.

It is tribal. Poets, scientist, professors of literature and physics, anthropologist claimed something of value in Idries Shah's work. Serious sociological JOURNAL found the ideas of prime importance in solving current human problems in advanced societies. It's vital importance to education and learning became more widely known. *****************************************************

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AE21, Education for century twenty-one:

The school of AE21 will have the following characteristics: Teaching.htm

Firm foundation the Basics - high standard test scores 80% or better;
Higher level thinking and problem solving;
Technology and communications saturation - lots of links and free enterpise
Inventive, creative - flexible - 
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Small - stable - smart - un-graded - individualized on-task focus of the one-room school house Mostly private, religious, charter, voucher schools and a few public "site based management" institutions ( See Fiske and Harlem schools in a school )

Human resources are the critical prerequisite to the process of building wealth, prosperity and the civil open society. The reasons for the "Wealth of Nations" or the relative poverty of "backwardness" has to do with the character and skills of the population. Curiosity and a positive image of the future are the reasons for the industrial revolution, first, second and third. The religious and political changes in England and the Low Countries in the 15th century made for the possibilities of the modern world.

What is less well understood are the "qualitative" nature of human abilities. There are the following stages, each not replaced by the next advance but over-layered with each becoming dominate in turn but not replacing previous models. As canals and bicycles still play an important role in European transportation, augmented by trains, cars and planes.

The first level is the "skilled crafts" - a long apprenticeship with hands on methods produces a high level of abilities - Cathedrals with stained glass, Columbus, clocks, water wheels and the first tools and factories of the first industrial revolution. Education was literacy - Grammar schools and basic accounting, drafting and organizing shills.

In the 19th century, higher education in the Agricultural and Mechanical arts began to pay off. The newly unified Germany began to surpass England because of excellence in technical training while Great Britain stayed with the Classical educational process - founded on Latin and Greek rather than Science and Math.

The United States quickly adjusted to technical training but "trade schools" have always have low status compared to "liberal arts" college preparation. High level technical Universities such as Georgia Tech, MIT, Cal-Tech, IIT, Stanford and Polly -tech parts of the mega-universities have made extraordinary contributions to economic welfare in this country and world wide. The second industrial revolution of electrical, biological and chemical engineering is based on formal training in math and science. The MBA in business maybe useful in production of rational "corporate people" and culture. The majority of mangers still come from the technical, legal and accounting professions.

The third level of human skill for Century twenty-one has to do with creativity in a global communications technology. We still need skilled craft people, we need to improve basic literacy and grammar, enterprise, with science and technology in complex engineering tasks.

Computer people carry the unhappy title of "software engineer" because they are trying to fit into an older model of categories in human resource management. Is someone who creates games and innovative web practices doing arts or sciences or applied technology ? If you visit a trade show in the computer - consumer electronics - communications business you find new younger people doing new things with a "strange" mixture of backgrounds, including a lot of "rock and roll music" nationalities - and very unclear standards of higher education and training. Smart is as smart does - and "stupid is as stupid does".

Japan can not solve most of its basic economic problems.

Bank reform requires a fundamental shift from combines of firms centered around banks and holding each others shares to corporate capitalism within trading groups and well as between trading groups. This requires a change from the way Japan Inc. has worked since the beginnings of modernization. The government is a committee of high level administrators that work within the system and have very little control of the system.

There is no way to pay the costs of social security and medicare for those currently in the labor force.

The shift from income and payroll taxes to VAT ( consumption taxes ) will help, the nationalization of education and medicine could help. What would make a real difference is politically unlikely, what is politically possible is unlikely to do any good. The American political system can not take fundamental decisions in advance of crisis and slow to respond to important changes in the society.

Alan Greenspan, in his recent testimony to congress, repeated a lesson in basic economics. The economy welfare of any nation depends on three factors:

The skill and educational character of the labor force,

The capital stock the company and the society provides to make work productive

The ratio of fixed to variable costs of social overhead.

In a fully developed industrial society the costs of social security and health care are transferred to workers and the overhead of everything produced. As the population shifts from a pyramid to a column the social overhead costs become very high. The relative costs of work shifts to less developed, labor rich areas.

The long term investment in human and physical capital is the reason for increases in productivity - better trained people working smarter with better tools are the reasons for wealth or poverty. At the same time the cost of payroll taxes alone becomes higher than world wide base hourly wages.  

How much each person, each hour’s labor, how much each unit of input produces in goods and services is directly related to the income from work and the return on investment. The machine that digs increases digging productivity and the wages of people with hand shovels or power equipment, airplanes increase travel productivity and the wages of wagon drivers or pilots, the word processor increases writing productivity, the Internet increases communication productivity. The cost per unit of computer power declines by half every 18 months ( Moore’s Law ) increases the whole of the economy’s efficiency.

The current period of growth with low inflation, where the labor force has growth by 300,000 a month, 4 million a year ( 3 % ) has been possible because of better trained women’s wide participation, more women are now in college than males and minority workers acting as a reserve along with moving jobs to lower costs areas of production and immigration.

The larger labor force has new and improved tools provided by the "information" revolution. Productivity in some areas of high technology have been very impressive. As we become more global, the labor force becomes global. Low skilled occupations move to low wage areas - China being the great labor pool.

Networks of product design, original equipment manufacture (OEM), distribution and marketing become more complex and integrated.

Three central concepts:

Punctuated Equilibrium In Action! 
Complex system are slow when adapting to changing environments and subject to periods of rapid degeneration and extinction.

Inter-connections: 
Direct connection on complex networks. The number of connections increases exponentially on a global basis. Almost everything connects to almost everything else. What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria. Very complex systems decrease rapidly in times of environmental instability and sudden change.

The Internet Revolution: Disintermediation

The future of established institution to control economic, social and political events is very limited. The Political process everywhere, national and international, can not keep pace with the rapid, changing, complex, counter-intuitive, non-ideological, global policy problems and issues. Among these issues are global warming, international finance, trade, ethnic and class conflict, population, education, health, welfare, pollution, warfare etc.. 


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This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:


It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit: ????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos.

They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.


The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations.


The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback

by Edward Bernays (Author) , Mark Crispin Miller (Introduction)

Crystallizing Public Opinion by Edward Bernays Paperback $10.83


Propaganda Bernays?honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.


Noam Chomsky

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda


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To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, and father of advertizing sciences and PR public relations. Bernays applied Freudian depth psychology to techniques used in the manipulation of the libidos and ids of the masses, for the greater power of commercial and political interests. These Lies and half truths appealed to Unreasonable passions, that are the foundations of modern civilizations; capitalist and socialist.


Greed and fear


Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that the leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to traditional law and beliefs themselves, not of the cultural fads but the other way around, they can manufacture and use the law where traditions of magical thinking becoming tools of economic and political power.

This takes a mind with compartments – where cogitative dissonance become comfortable and skillful. I have to work with people where they are, use what tools I have while being awake to the really real...

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bond up in history, superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.

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RE: Arrogant and foolish:

Behaviorist: if it can't be measured it does't exist


I have false pride and am immensely stupid. I believe that my pathetic ideas are a authentic representation of reality. How could my shallow thoughts reflect the order of nature itself. How could my thoughts comprehend the true nature of life, physics, the cosmos, time, and even my own being. To think my ideas are reality, is indeed most arrogant and foolish. It is said that the beginning of wisdom is awareness of ones ignorance. I am worse than rocks, than beasts and savages because I try to impose my foolishness on the world.


False materialism


I come to believe that what I think is - it is indeed a "grand Illusion" of false power and fake glory. I even believe that - that is all there is - nothing more! I could try to allow my being, mind, body and spirit rest in its own existence. I could come to terms with myself but I am too busy with needs and desires. I could come into some kind of meaningful relationship with creation if... I could feel the proper respect for the other but I am too afraid of letting go of my false faces, defenses, passions, and hidden doubts. Sophist are those who adjust, subconsciously perhaps, their ideas to their interests. They reflect the popular beliefs and glow in reflected self-admiration. They think they are smart because of the praise of fools. I am a sophist, and bask in the false light of praise. I think the thoughts that will be rewarded and reject hard truths that will get me into trouble. I am devious, untrue to my self or others, can not be trusted, I forget the little wisdom, I once knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories. knew, I flounder in new and fashionable theories.

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.


This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .



Culture vs Civilization

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All humans have a culture, language, manners, social relationships, myths – except those raised by wolves – or as the saying goes for those without manners “were you raised in a barn?” I worked, a thousand times, with my children on how to hold a fork, the three words, please, thank you, I'm sorry. Manners taught by bears in childcare books on how to maintain their culture taught to me by my parents and their parents back in the mist of times lost. So they could have tea in the palace.


This is the legion on the birth of Civilization:

The fourth way:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi#Teachings

Way of the monk (brown)

of the mystic (green)

of the magician - faker (red)


Fourth way of the sufi:

"According to this scheme the Qur'an has four levels of meaning corresponding to the four realms of existence [for as-Simnani: Lahut, Jabarut, Malakut and Nasut]. The exoteric dimension the Qur'an relates to the

Human Realm,

the esoteric level to the secrets of the Realm of Sovereignty,

the limit of the Qur'an to the Realm of Omnipotence,

and the point of ascent to the Realm of Divinity. " (Elias, TC, pg. 108)


Shahram Shiva asserts that "Rumi is able to verbalize the highly personal and often confusing world of personal growth and development in a very clear and direct fashion. He does not offend anyone, and he includes everyone.... Today Rumi's poems can be heard in churches, synagogues, Zen monasteries, as well as in the downtown New York art/performance/music scene."


According to Professor Majid M. Naini,[64] "Rumi's life and transformation provide true testimony and proof that people of all religions and backgrounds can live together in peace and harmony. Rumi’s visions, words, and life teach us how to reach inner peace and happiness so we can finally stop the continual stream of hostility and hatred and achieve true global peace and harmony.”


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It began thousands of years ago in monasteries high in the Hindu highland or Kush. P?riy?tra Parvata(Sanskrit????????? ?????) or Paropamisadae (Greek: Παροπαμισ?δαι), is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


The monks over the centuries, had developed a practice of enlightenment. This involved being free of the passions and attachments to self and becoming a part of the cosmos. They discovered this gave them powers over the elements of human life dependent on external reinforcements. Since they were free of social constraints they could do things, think things, make things, using the laws of the universe as practical possibilities.


The skills were grown by practices, a set of lessons somewhat similar to mystics and cults such as that founded by the Jesuits, being highly and clearly aware of the present, but not of the world, free of emotions, conscientious and unconscious. They developed a management and personal development training program, offered at ransom prices to the princes of the area. The graduates were very successful and kings and superiors came from all the way from China and Mesopotamia, Egypt and then went home and founded the ancient Civilizations. The rulers could become masters of Sufi propaganda and marketing still used in our time by Bernay. Propaganda Paperback

by Edward Bernays (Author) , Mark Crispin Miller (Introduction)

Crystallizing Public Opinion by Edward Bernays Paperback $10.83

Propaganda Bernays?honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies. Noam Chomsky

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda

To Sigmund Freud, Bernays was the brother of his wife, who used the deep psychology with tools that could be used to manipulate the libido and id of the masses, to the greater power of commercial and political interests that are the foundations of civilization.

Thus the difference between tribes, peoples, nations and “Civilizations” is that leaders in civilized cultures are not subject to mass traditional beliefs, but the other way around, they can manufacture and use traditions and magical thinking as tools of power.

Traditional leaders are representatives of ancient belief and completely bond up in history and superstitious magic and mythology. Thus the church is not civilized but a cult or tribe.

If it were not abortion, it would be other wing nut issues

Magic Science and Religion: And Other Essays, by Bronislaw Malinowski.

Selected, and with an Introduction by Robert Redfield

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

 

Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -

When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity. The white southern men of the ?ilent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against lberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

You peasants can't handle the truth”


See The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879?880). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Inquisitor

As we are to deal with meaning, let us begin with a paradigm: viz., that sacred symbols, the Geist that functions to synthesize a people's ethos--the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood --and their world view--the picture they have of the way things in sheer actuality are, their most comprehensive ideas of order. In religious belief and practice a group's ethos is rendered intellectually reasonable by being shown to represent a way of life ideally adapted to the actual state of affairs the world view describes, while the world view is rendered emotionally convincing by being presented as an image of an actual state of affairs peculiarly well-arranged to accommodate such a way of life.



This confrontation and mutual confirmation has two fundamental effects. On the one hand, it collectivizes moral and aesthetic preferences by depicting them as the imposed conditions of life implicit in a world with a particular structure, as mere common sense given the unalterable shape of reality. On the other, it supports these received beliefs about the world's body by invoking deeply felt moral and aesthetic sentiments as experiential evidence for their truth. Religious symbols formulate a basic congruence between a particular style of life and a specific (if, most often, implicit) metaphysical, and in so doing sustain each with the borrowed authority of the other.

Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .


Religion has marketed itself with cliches platitudes, truisms, banal slogans that works so well in advertising. The church has fought the modern world since the renaissance and Galileo. “The 13th century was good and leave us alone to rule in peace” .

Science, magic, superstition and finding answers:

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of life and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.




If it were not abortion, it would be other wing nut issues

Magic Science and Religion: And Other Essays, by Bronislaw Malinowski.

Selected, and with an Introduction by Robert Redfield

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=magic+science&btnG=



Death and Rebirth of Seneca



Anthony Wallace

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 -

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society -

When people in groups face serious changes in the paradigms they live by and are threaten in their essence that make a culture what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity. The white southern men of the silent majority?of the ongoing culture wars against ?iberals?and secularization, integration, feminism, the counter culture, the rise of scientific methods over the traditional authority of religion.

You peasants can't handle the truth”

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The natural human desire to find explanations underlies both science and magic. People like or need to find reasons for what is going on. Anthropologist found that tribes will use evidence and facts when they have them. They are very material and practical. They also have magical solutions to everyday problems when there are no better alternatives. Questions of weather, animal migration, disease and other natural phenomena are matters of life and death, so people want some control over these events. Magic gives them that sense of doing something and having an input into the process of lifer and death. All religions are based on faith and magic where performing certain ceremonies have powers of healing, rain making, even eternal salivation and the triumph over death. Gods and saints can give hope to the hopeless and direction, rules, order to civilizations. The claims are magical and hysterical calls to worship or patriotic emotions that underpin civic order. A spiritual and traditional sense of purpose, direction, order and meaning are required by humans to organize their societies.

Everyday the news reports give explaining reasons why the “market” has gone up or down. They sound like the market has purpose and intention. In fact no one knows why markets have day to day variations beyond there are more buyers or more sellers at a moment of time. Thousands of individuals and computer programs make thousands of individual choices partly based on what all the other actors are doing and making assumptions about the reasons behind these decisions. Except when there are great events most of the time there is a random element that defies explanation. Never the less some magical words are used to explain the unexplainable.

The desire to find purpose and intention in evolution and human existence is quite natural and also impossible. Disposing with the idea of an external, perhaps even supernatural, vitalizing force, describes how we have arrived at the picture of ourselves and all organisms as Self-Made Things. Our creations include governments, constitutions, institutions, magic, superstitions, ceremony, ritual, flag waving, songs, etc. Our gods are made by us not the other way around. They are made because we need them. They should not (but often do) become a Frankenstein.

So we have to take things for what they are. Social conventions, religious ceremony, national character, are useful and even necessary. They are NOT science or material facts. There are very important ideas and beliefs beyond or outside science – arts and literature, song and dance, mystery and magic, wonder and dreams – Santa Claus and the tooth fairy the lands of wonder and magic – the problem arises when belief systems make material judgments (stem cell research) outside their competence. Science can be arrogant about people’s useful and practical beliefs. (Alternative medicine). Science must support the moral and useful desire to do good works, spread truth and justice, equality and fairness which have no material meaning (you can’t find the stuff of kindness and measure it) or do these beliefs have a scientific basis.

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I first became clear about the concept of a quantitative and qualitative leaping change in thinking with a study of native American tribal cultures. The white Europeans said “take me to your leader” assuming a hierarchical structure with someone in charge. In native's community it just doesn't work that way, they have wise men, tribal elders who discussed everything until they reached consensus. Sometimes the Japanese do this which is slow but implementation is better and faster because they all know the goals, process, and expected outcomes. The idea of elections was problematical because it involved conflict and someone putting themselves forward as being better than someone else. Real leaders in-bodies the living containers of the culture, they are the law in so far it is inside and they reflect the customs and are preservers of the traditions of their forefathers in generations past. They are truly judicial conservatives living with the law as handed down to them. Traditions are the way of survival, where the knowledge helps find where game and is used when it works and answers “what does the weather patterns mean”..


A second paradigm shift was with a understanding of Edward Deming quality control groups.

The core of the shift is that inspection, fixed procedures and rules, close supervision, only make things worse beyond rote activity. It is quality is not oddments hung on the tree but needs to grow from the roots.

"...Robert Michels, a friend of Weber's, also was concerned about the

depersonalizing effect of bureaucracy. His views, formulated at the

beginning of this century, are still pertinent today.


The Iron Law of Oligarchy


"Michels (1911) came to the conclusion that the formal organization of

bureaucracies inevitably leads to oligarchy, under which organizations

originally idealistic and democratic eventually come to be dominated by a

small, self-serving group of people who achieved positions of power and

responsibility. This can occur in large organizations because it becomes

physically impossible for everyone to get together every time a decision

has to be made. Consequently, a small group is given the responsibility of

making decisions. Michels believed that the people in this group would

become enthralled with their elite positions and more and more inclined to

make decisions that protect their power rather than represent the will of

the group they are supposed to serve. In effect Michels was saying that

bureaucracy and democracy do not mix. Despite any protestations and

promises that they would not become like all the rest, those placed in

positions of responsibility and power often come to believe that they too

are indispensable, and more knowledgeable than those they serve. As time

goes on, they become further removed from the rank and file...


http://www.spunk.org/texts/places/germany/sp000711.txt


University adminstration and profesors, school professionals, labor unions, military industrial complex, law enforcement and security empires, congressional leadership, etc

They all are there to serve the public interests but end up taking care of their managers first - they can to Washington to do good and they end up doing very well.

"Bureaucracy happens. If bureaucracy happens, power rises. Power corrupts."[3] Any large organization, Michels pointed out, has to create a bureaucracy in order to maintain its efficiency as it becomes larger—many decisions have to be made daily that cannot be made by large numbers of disorganized people. For the organization to function effectively, centralization has to occur and power will end up in the hands of a few. Those few—the oligarchy—will use all means necessary to preserve and further increase their power.[2][3]

Michels, Robert. 1915. Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy. Translated into English by Eden Paul and Cedar Paul. New York: The Free Press. From the 1911 German source.

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