Participatory Spirituality for the 21st Century
After much extended consideration I changed the name of my blog from Integral Postmetaphysical Enaction to the above. (Former blog postings in this thread.) It will still be at the same link. I've decided to change the name largely due to no longer having much interest in integral theory. Still some, but not enough to justify it in the name. I'm still interested in postmetaphysics, but who the hell has heard of that outside a select few eggheads? I am much more interested in motivating myself and others into participating with progressive ideals and enacting those policies in all domains. Keeping the old blog name was more than a bit off putting for that broader agenda. I'll keep the old name as a subtitle for now for those familiar with and searching for it. But my intent is to get more people involved in the hope of actually changing things for the better instead of engaging in interesting but mostly armchair speculations.
I retained the word enaction for a few reasons. It relates to specific philosophical models of embodied cognition (and/or realism) in which I'm still interested and will continue to write about. It is a progressive evolution over previous models highlighting our participation with co-creating our realities. Note the prefix co, indicating that though we participate the Real grounds and delimits that participation. But that's still egghead. Mostly because the word means creating law, which to me is the most effective way for us to implement our values in society. Hence a lot of my focus is on motivating us to participate in changing or creating laws aligned with progressive ideals.
The blog will still be the same except that the name will more accurately reflect what I've been doing here for the past several months. I hope the current audience will continue to read. And I hope the new name will attract new readers who are motivated to join me in participating in progressive ideals and enacting laws and structures to express that agenda.
I suspect Trump is the inevitable consequence of a culture that inflates the value of the sports and entertainment /giant media squid for profit culture with all its concomitant memes of glorification of ego. Ergo-lifestyle wars combined with various actors claiming exceptionalism.
I wonder what a culture would look like if it valued spiritual actors that understood religiosity profoundly while being non-attached to any of the narratives . They would be the mediators of the earth's cultures and life systems . Said spiritual actors today would have to delineate themselves completely from all the financial systems and live in commons monasteries ( without all the traditional moral pontificating ) but focus on how humanity can live peaceably within ecological limits . All people and traditions would be given fair and equal hearing . NO EXCEPTIONS !
To my thinking this would be better than Hollywood running the earth .
Apparently there has been some research done along the lines of using mass migration of humans to achieve certain, hidden, geo-political, economic agendas :
I am 100% convinced that this is an intentional tactic of geo-political warfare .
BTW: the new anglo-russian alliance will have to invade an aggressive ultra-right wing Ukraine while battling the muslim hordes . American boots on the ground in Ukraine to help our great great Russian allies ! A multi-front war!
Here's an '08 Obama ad about Clinton. Same story, different election.
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Hi t - on my website under a heading on the Resources page, "Integral Democratizing Economics & Collaborative Commons," I have just placed the below blurb referencing your blog. This is my first visit to your blog - nice, to say the least.
If anything I have said in the below paragraph doesn't sound right to you, please let me know.
"Edward Berge likes to question, challenge, and play implicitly and explicitly with words, ideas, and with the place of very root and abstract motivators in life, such as, I'll say, hope, faith, rationality, mystery, and the possibility of deep understanding and embracing of non-dual nature. He is also known as edwyrd burj and theurj, the latter being his pen name at the online forum Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality, which is referenced on this Resources page. Here is his provocative and progressive-along-many lines blog. Because his study, knowledge, and interest is broad, he could also be cited under several other titles on this page, for example, the above, Science and Philosophy of Mind."
Thank you for the reference Ambo.
Please see Hartmann's interview with Ralph Nader. They discuss an unprecedented conference coming up where several civic activist groups come together to promote populist issues. It will also give us the tools for effective civic action in our communities, with plenty of real life examples of success. Go to breakingthroughpower.org for more. (Note the conference can be streamed online.) Will big media even cover it? Who cares, we can through our social media connections. Let's get busy people and engage participatory democracy. If you don't you will lose it.