* 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.

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I have noticed your recurrent kenny bashing.

Here is my view on Kenny.

I have no problem myself with his style actually, he is a brilliant moffo, he has been a great contributor to the advancement of sciences. He is repeating himself now but it is hardly a surprise at all after so many years and everyone does. I feel quite bored of his rethoric but that´s fine.

In so called integral circles, lots of people see him as a dickhead but they are themselves not looking closely ay their own dickheadness I woul add. Possibe, some can´t stand his uncommon creativity, his unusual capacity to renew his work so many times during so many years. They paint him as unfeeling, arrogant, etc... well fuck them too.

I would actually praise his new form of social engagement the last years with his institute. He is no longer that solitary "misanthropic" failed monk, madman of the Colorado mountains of the time of SES after the death of his wife Treya.

I can´t get why he is so hated.

 

 

 

 

I don't hate him. And I certainly appreciate much of his work. However I provide accurate and relevant criticism of that work when and where I see it not fitting what I consider the emerging "integral" paradigm. Which goes beyond his significant, yet limited and sometimes wrong, individual contribution. And I do get passionate when I think he's so wrong as to complicitly enable heinous injustice, as well I should. But why you interpret that as hate for the man is your own issue my friend.

I dont´say you hated him, and if who cares?

I am trying to figure out why some people are so reacting.

and what is an "emerging integral paradigm", how do you define that?

To me, the most comprehensive writer on postmetaphysics is still Habermas as far as I have analyzed the content and the productions of writing on that philosphical turn.

 in KW

well I would like a deeper elaboration on what you announce as "wrongs" in KW, I mean more the specificities, empirically based of course in each of the quadrants where you see that sort of anomaly appearing.

I am not putting him on a pedestal either, I am too much the anarchist kind of dude for that.

 

THX for your passionate inquiry

 

 

My views on the paradigm and where kennilingus is wrong are legion on this forum. Pick any of my posts and start reading. For the most recent try the Varela thread and join the discussion.
If you see the kenny on the road .... lick him....bash him...lick em again ...bash em again ..... but don't, please don't kill him ! ... ( we should all Know why )

I'm just noticing this, and want to make a (mostly humorous) observation:

"Kennilingus" to me does not really sound like someone is licking Wilber. If the term is mildly related to his "suck my dick" comments, wouldn't it be "Kennifellatio?" That word's not as witty, but unless you're implying that Ken has (or is) female rather than male genitalia, it begins to come off as "Ken's just some biaaatch who wants licking." Or: "he pontificates like a girl."

"Kennilingus" to me sounds more like: "Ken is licking me." Giving us pleasure, or "sucking up" to us.

Although I do know that's not the meaning you intended.

LOL.

It is derived from cunnilingus, which of course means tonguing the vagina. Not exactly sucking a dick but putting one's mouth where the "money" is nonetheless. And indicative of those who suck up to him and his theory by parroting it verbatim.

LOL. mary, you really made me laugh out loud. or another possibility: kennitossalad. hahaha.

salad.

Mary W. said:

I'm just noticing this, and want to make a (mostly humorous) observation:

"Kennilingus" to me does not really sound like someone is licking Wilber. If the term is mildly related to his "suck my dick" comments, wouldn't it be "Kennifellatio?" That word's not as witty, but unless you're implying that Ken has (or is) female rather than male genitalia, it begins to come off as "Ken's just some biaaatch who wants licking." Or: "he pontificates like a girl."

"Kennilingus" to me sounds more like: "Ken is licking me." Giving us pleasure, or "sucking up" to us.

Although I do know that's not the meaning you intended.

LOL.

well now the conversation gets interesting.

ahhahahah

What about integral pornography in AQAL?

I mean the fucking scenes are not just to be reduced to URQ (arousal, poses) and LRQ (the material setting; cameras, beds, etc..). Being an old fan of the divine  Marquis de Sade, I would suggest at least to incorporate a LLQ interpretations of these symbolic encounters

hahahahha

kelamuni said:

LOL. mary, you really made me laugh out loud. or another possibility: kennitossalad. hahaha.

salad.

Mary W. said:

I'm just noticing this, and want to make a (mostly humorous) observation:

"Kennilingus" to me does not really sound like someone is licking Wilber. If the term is mildly related to his "suck my dick" comments, wouldn't it be "Kennifellatio?" That word's not as witty, but unless you're implying that Ken has (or is) female rather than male genitalia, it begins to come off as "Ken's just some biaaatch who wants licking." Or: "he pontificates like a girl."

"Kennilingus" to me sounds more like: "Ken is licking me." Giving us pleasure, or "sucking up" to us.

Although I do know that's not the meaning you intended.

LOL.

"Kennitossalad." LOL, Kela!
Addendum: to make it more akin to fellatio I have another variation for the object of worship in kennilingus, the 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.) Anyone care to come up with a graphic depiction? I'm thinking of the typical phallas with testicles but the tip being Kenni's face and head? Maybe wearing a Pope hat, which looks like a dickhead anyway...
Actually I think it best to refer to the head of the movement as Kennilingam, the big dick, and the act of vomiting his verbiage verbatim as kennilingus, while referring to those who do so as kennilinguists. It takes time to work out the proper syntax of neologisms.

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