Participatory Spirituality for the 21st Century
* 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.
Is IPS a mashpocha, a derivation is mishpocha? We are a clan of like ken (but not kennilingus), even if not kin.
A priory is a place of religious worship, typically of the a priori kind. Henceforth I will note those who favor such metaphysics as being within the generative (en)closure of an apriori. Those who follow such a path are apriorities. Granted it ain't kennlingus or kennilinguists but it's something.
I'm thinking of naming my muse Museque. See the end of this post for more detail.
See this post on fauxpro, the unhealthy liberal compliment to conservative regressivism.
Metaphysemiotics, see this post. Pronounced meta-FIZZ-em-ee-ah-tics.
Since it is integrally fashionable to state we are post-postmodern to distinguish from those nasty relativists perhaps a new theurjianism might be popo? Pomo is a typical shorthand for postmodernism so why not popo for our advanced state? Never mind that many of those in the category of pomo are not, nor have every been, relativists. Or communists, for that matter. And that the very term pomo has come to erroneously be associated with relativism per the kennilinguists, who themselves have to denigrate that movement. And who, btw, are often pre-pomo, or prepo for short. Still, popo might do for those of us in need of distinction. And that it is close to poopoo adds an added dimension to our need.
Although given how OOO has changed some of us, perhaps pOOOpo? The extra two Os in the first syllable should be silent to indicate the withdrawn, still pronounced popo but the extra capitalized Os indicating the OOO influence. For fun we could also pronounce it poop po. And so on.
Seems there is a lot on the internet on popo. For example see this issue of Adbusters devoted to the topic.
When I was a little kid, popo was the word we used for butt.
Though not as fun(ny), I like post-pomo. Or po'pomo, rhyming with Kokomo.
Stigmergy reminds me of image stigmata. And our course the suffix 'ergy' (or 'urgy' meaning 'work') reminds me of theurgy, from which my online persona emanates. So stigmergy in my twisted way is a form of working with image stigmata, as they are the between of anything including competition and cooperation in the example given in Binding Chaos.
Transformal, from this post.
Today's dictionary.com's word of the day is:
diathesis \dahy-ATH-uh-sis\, noun:
Pathology. a constitutional predisposition or tendency, as to a particular disease or affection.
Example: Kennilinguists have an unconscious diathesis for dualistic metaphysics under the pretense of nondualism.
The di indicates the dualism and the a negates their thesis.
So maybe diarrhethesis?