* FYI, theurjism is the term for my unique neologisms.

You may have noticed that I use a few terms that are not in the dictionary, that I've made up to get across a meaning that is also not in the dictionary. So let me clarify at least two of them for the moment. Kennilingus* is one such term. It is a take on the word “cunnilingus” with which you are already familiar. The “kenni” part refers to Ken Wilber, so it's a sort of play on one who licks Wilber. This of course is metaphorical, not meaning one who actually gives head to him, although that most certainly could be included, especially since his “suck my dick” comment to critics, which comment it seems acolytes take literally. It's more like those who unflinchingly accept his work verbatim without much, if any, criticism. We all know the type, who when speaking of “integral” will use the exact same language as Wilber, not only in content but often in the same style with the same prejudices. I also use it to refer to the source from when the language comes, to Wilber's own dogma. To make it more akin to fellatio I have another variation for the object of worship in kennilingus, Ken Wilber as Kennilingam. (See this for a definition of lingam, which includes penis but goes into its religious meanings as well, a fit symbol of the AQAL religion.)


To distinguish the alternative integral movement from kennilingus I use the term “intergraal.” “Inter” comes more from the interrelations of the elements of AQAL instead of their rigid distinctions. Granted the elements should be separated out to gain invaluable analysis and clarity. Nor should they be reduced to each other in some form a overarching, dominant and relativistic mush of equality. But neither should they be so distinct as to not see how they relate, for it is in the relationships that any sense of a whole emerges from which the parts participate. And said whole is not THE whole, just a particular whole relative to a particular focus in a particular context. And this doesn't have to be reduced to another form of relativism, since it can also accommodate qualitative distinction and make value judgments so to which wholes are better in which circumstances. Also said parts do not have to be entirely subsumed in any given whole, since they retain their own agency and participate in other wholes in other contexts.


The “graal” of intergraal is the Old French spelling of the term “grail.” We often associate grails with the Holy Grail, the cup that caught the blood of Christ on the cross, and which nectar is purported to induce in one communion with the divine. Hence from such cups in religious masses where wine is transubstantiated into the blood of Christ we are washed of our sins by partaking in this ritualistic cannibalism. But again metaphorically it symbolizes more that communion with the big Other. We can demythologize that other from some metaphysical divinity to a more humane other, to focusing more on humanity in the here and now in this world and in this context, in our present embodiment and interactivity with our environment and other human beings. It is a transforming and perhaps even transubstantiating conversion from our isolated agency to a balance with our human communion through the emerging next wave of development in P2P networks. Hence intergraal is in distinction from the typically more agentic, individualistic, authoritarian, capitalistic and intellectualized kennilingus.

* Aka AQALingus for those more sensitive snowflakes offended by kennilingus. They'll probably be offended by this more innocuous version too though.

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Didn't get to the edit in time; last line should be "all of them."

In LP's FB post on the Gods I used the term 'indeterminativity.' That word is not in the dictionary but it's appropriate for the context in which I used it. It is a combination of indeterminate and nativity, meaning the nativity of the Gods is in indeterminate Khora. The first part of this word though can be considered another name for Khora, Indetermina. That of course would be the feminine version, the male being Indeterminus.

Of course Inderterminae is more in line with its plurisingularity, thereby avoiding the duality of opposition.

Neo-Com from this post. It is a play on 'neo-con' to express the new tech-friendly Commons movement that incorporates but parascends the original commons. Parascend is a new theurjism also, to distinguish it from transcend, and to describe the 'other' complexity of an alternate cross-paradigmatic view. Since cross is also para, perhaps the short form is para-para instead of popo? Cross-para? It's more indicative of the inside-outside-infinitum.


Word of the day is railbird:

\REYL-burd\ noun
1. any kibitzer or self-styled critic or expert.
2. a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from the railing along the track.

Integral land is full of these birds, me and Lingam included (being mostly autodidacts on many topics). Perhaps sailbirds, since we like to sail into uncharted waters?

On ornithology: 

They're not job creators but job blue-ballers.

Metastasizing. Sort of like the supersizing of metatheory.

Parapama, combining two terms in this post and the one following earlier in the thread.

Since my theurjisms* are sometimes so naughty, and since I'm a hermeneut, perhaps I'm a hermenaughty? Or to spell in like Illuminati a Hermenati? It is of course an open secret society. Other possibilities: hermeneuti, hermenutti.

* The creative jism of theurj, 'in yo face.'

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