Comeback of Intuition/Deeds
escape from the 'wordpower' reality of the 'thinking' apes
Towards deeds that are steered by intuition, with 'intelligence' only as A tool
The belief that immaterial 'intelligence' controls physical behavior is THE cultural illusion of Western civilization.
Jugglers with western cultural concepts (like Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Popper
tried to make sense of cultural reality, by looking for an absolute quality or eternal/universal design behind skill.
Such language acrobats explained the difference between ineffective and effective behavior (like drowning or swimming
) with an 'intelligent'
design, not as amazingly complex outcome of billions of passive selections (the ones that drown disappear forever
And Western scientists started to make increasingly complex models in a race towards a final design.
The attempts of these great 'thinkers' all strengthened the western truth that reality is twofold: intelligence and material.
became part of western cultural truth.
In the Western language empire through the ages immaterial 'ratio' increased in dominance, and material intuition was valued less and less.
Many ages the 'logical' approach of reality was effective, but since WWII the 'rational optimisation' way in the US-empire proves to be disastrous.
Already Albert Einstein said: The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Empires that come (are effective) and go (become ineffective)
Very ancient: Egypt, Hittites, Babylon
Persian Empire 550BC-330BC (Zoroastrianism)
Hellenic Empire 323BC-31BC (
|'immateriality' invented by Aristotle
Persian Parthian Empire 250BC-AD224 - Roman Empire
Presian Sassanid Empire 224AC-450AC - Roman Empire
Persian Sassanid Empire 450AC-651AC- Catholic Empire
Muslim Empire 651AC-.... - Catholic Empire
Muslim Empire - British Anglican Empire 1500AC-1940AC - Catholic Empire
Muslim Empire - Nazi Evangelical Empire 1940AC-1945AC - Catholic Empire
Muslim Empire - American Evangelical Empire 1945AC-...- Catholic Empire
Behind Latin, Arabic and English is a dual world view (soul body, mind body split, metaphysics/physics, ..).
In numbers the Chinese language world is still nr 1 (the chinese charactersequence that is translated as 'spiritual' points at the world of emotion).
Henk Tuten: my site is about the process of change.
In the American Empire (English speaking word reality full of 'mind' worshippers) the rapidly growing distance between the world of behavior
and the world of 'intelligence' (with words like understanding)
is getting counterproductive. Worrying when you realize that the American Empire became a 'world of words' and is ordered by the value 'intelligence'.
That results in America and colonies where 'intelligent' leaders (great minds or great word jugglers) don't show much effective behavior.
Characteristic for a dying civilization. When great cultures fade away, times are turbulent.
After Enlightenment in Northern Europe and especially America god-worship was gradually mixed with dictatorship of language (rational perception; Immanuel Kant), though
replacing 'god' with 'ratio' was no essential change.
America for a long time had enough problems itself, but Europe started dominating the world with 'reason' (British Empire 1600-2000).
Outside the Western World this must have looked felt like being seperated from the Fortress Europe as 'unintelligent' (by physical barriers resulting from 'rational' logic).
This Fortress Europe was barricaded more and more, to become an extremely wealthy almost unreachable island.
Centre of savage exploitation ('intelligently' robbing material and slaves to do material work) of a large part of the surrounding world.
On this island Europe 'intelligence' is worshipped and is seen as 'wisdom', ignoring that in ancient common sense 'wisdom' was supposed to be
related to wise BEHAVIOR and used to be a characteristic of wizards and meant PRACTICING forgotten effective skills.
Starting at Enlightenment Northern Europe was dominant overseas for many ages, in a hidden savage way.
The 'man in the street' saw Europe as a friendly dinosaur, while European armies became murderous instruments of death.
This changed since World War II and the rapidly rising world domination of the US. Openly based on visible superior military force.
Especially protestant Northern Europe refound it puritan roots, by way of copying American behavior (i.e.: power politics, big is beautiful, efficiency, rationalization).
Behavior that had proved to be highly effective in robbing a whole continent (New World) and in extinguishing native Red Indian culture.
A first try out ECSC (1952) was developed into EEC (1958), a hardcore americanized Europe. 'Economically' extremely successfull.
Americanized behavior proved to very effective in wiping out behavior that had been useful in 'environment Europe' for ages.
Partly like wildfire cleaning up, but unlike wildfire completely destroying existent structure.
In 1993 the downfall started when EEC was made into EU.
The merciless 'economical' attitude, useful in building a New World from scratch, backfires and now temporarily sends two dominant continents back into nothingness.
Don't blame the US. Individualism and the related savage exploitation were from the very start existent in Catholicism,
the egoistic aspect was strengthened in Protestantism and perfected in Puritanism.
The 'rational' exploitation behavior of the Americans (capitalism) only awoke sentiments that were slumbering in Protestant Europe.
And were admired in Catholic Europe.
... A major paradigm shift is in progress.
The foundations for a rational western world came from catholicism.
A culture (human environment somewhere in evolution
) with as hierarchy the distance to a virtual fetish pointed at with the sound 'God',
with on top a travestite called 'pope' as 'god's man on earth', and with as training centers monasteries and as circuses 'churches'.
Such a huge colony of 'god animals' concentrated in Europe might be seen as a peculiar result of chance in evolution.
In this cultural reality (paradigm
) the respect for this 'God'
and his 'spiritual commandments', and for god's catholic tribe, must have been tremendous.
Similar to an addiction to heroin, with this 'pope' as godfather of mafia of Goodgame Gangsters
(ruthless ghost experts dealing in the hallucination causing harddrug 'Spirit of God'
Behind the presumed 'intelligence' of Einstein were huge laboratorium skills. Einstein's father ran a high tech company that manufactured electrical equipment.
Young Einstein excelled in curiosity, memory and math, and probably liked modellizing al kinds of physical relations.
It might be supposed that roughly his model of the universe already existed in his memory.
But Einstein had no skills to get a proper job, and he had no equivalent of a high school diploma.
So it was extremely lucky that Einstein was accepted at the Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule (Swiss Federal Polytechnic School) in Zürich, Switzerland, where he was trained in the complex laboratorium skills
that he needed to do the experiments to convince scientists that his models had 'reality-value' (more to the point: 'fitted in the cultural concepts in the Western World').
But if more and more 'intelligence'-attributes (like diploma's
) get pure fetishes able to arouse feelings of respect, but without these 'intelligence'-attributes anymore being related
to any usefull skill, then this dominance of this culture (Victory of reason: based on the fiction 'intelligence'
and is ready for a smashing final (Tragedy of Reason
) and paradigm shift
By realizing that 'superiority' and 'intelligent universe' are cultural notions,
you start feeling that the western cultural reality of individualism/egoism, exploiting environment, attacking environment , ..., is in final stage, and needs drastic change (cooperation).
Huge challenges anyway.
I noticed that pointing to Alexander the 'Great' in Persian history is quite similar to talking about Hitler the Great in Western history.
The heritage of Alexander the Cursed (his name in Iran) is that Western Cultural reality became a more and more corrupt open prison ruled by the priests/scientists of 'god'/'ratio'.
Alexander the Great will be remembered in 'the West' as founder of the Western World.
His middle east blitz empire 'the dictatorship of reason', based on fiction from the imagination of Aristotle, became a huge barrier between East and West, between Asia and Europe.
My intuition tells me that this dominancy of 1 cultural fiction was decisive in world history, a major paradigm shift.
When Hitler had succeeded in conquering much of the world then who knows what Hitler the Great's 'heritage' to Cultural Reality in his blitz empire would have been.
Variants of Christianity
C = Catholic; O = Orthodox; P = Protestant ; green = Sunni ; brown = Shia
level of agression/intolerance: C=1 ; O=1; P=2: green=4; brown=5.
Asia (without Indonesia
) is the continent that is less infected with Christianity
This time the unexpected is not coming from elsewhere but from within.
Western Culture is confronted with the fact
that 'god' and 'ratio' lost effectivity
To believe that there is only one way to make sense of experiences in nonsense.
Experience is held by families, societies, cultures.
What a waste it would be to say 'There is only one right way, the intelligent way'.
One could say though, 'our cultural concept 'intelligence' doesn't recognize that way.
It's extremely important that you realize that your own cultural perception is limited.
Our cultural concept is only a 'traffic sign' that says: our present insights recommend to go in this direction.
It is time for direction change. Make tomorrow different.
Life is a Super Paradigm
Fall of Western World God Worshippers. 'Western Culture' starts dysfunctioning: God is dead and Ratio is dying,
íntelligence' and 'rational beings' never existed.
A mutating organism, instead of a continuously improving realization of an eternal 'intelligent' design.
'Understanding' in a culture
is only effective use of the cultural rules. 'Intelligence' doesnt exist.
Not only God is dead (Nietzsche), ratio is dead as well.
The super political animal 'Emperor of 'soul'' (pope) still doesn't admit that condoms prevent AIDS, but is considered 'infallible'. The super political animal 'Emperor of 'Ratio'' is busy with the global witch hunt 'War on Terror',
and enjoys murderous play with 'drones' and eavesdrop devices.
The western 'mind-body split' attitude 'indivi-dualism' after ages of success, now shows serious signs of stress.
Early 21st century in the Western World belief in 'god' is a joke for most young western people, and praying to god is mainly done by the elderly.
Early 22nd century the adverb 'intelligent' will be used in similar way as 'fast' and 'strong', as result of training. The words 'catholicism', 'protestantism', 'spiritual', 'psychiatry' and 'pschychology' will
be remnants of the past.
Life on earth is one organism (= mutating system of material
), an mutating organism with as goal 'survival' that acts as a superparadigm archived in dna.
All parts of life act within the border of this superparadigm. Mutation though can be fast, for instance it seems that last essntial addition to all human life is
not that old, but a mutancy that 'recently' outlived all other human mutants.
Cultures (paradigms) of any kind are like spots/layers in this huge organism.
They expand and shrink, see it as a kind of 'el nino' of life, of which the weather phenomenon 'el nino" is only a tiny part.
The super paradigm Western World grew to a big stain in the picture of global life on earth, and now is fading away.
Life needs mutants/variancy, but the western life variant treats all other life as to be killed conflict, and starts massive murdering of other variants/mutants.
This is anti-effective for long-term survival-chances of 'life'. Other paradigms in the balance
grow, a constant balance of effectivity of survival of life.
Life as a whole is an organism that only changes in arrangement, not in material content . All the time life is in active defense mode and that way prevents that cultures get too dominant.
The 21st century movie "Avatar" gave an impression of life as one organism. It suggested a central 'processor', a kind of steering unit of life.
A more probable possibility is that life as a whole works as a living unit, a balance.
Living and dead things on earth are always balancing.
For dead things this came to be called erosion. Erosion is balancing of 2 or more dead things in contact.
Erosion is change for dead things.
Living things, from bacteria to mammals, balance behavior with temporary always changing direct environment in the organism 'life'.
Also if that temporary direct environment is totally different from longer lasting total organism 'life'.
Not as result of 'conflict', but as outcome of 'balancing' in the changing organism 'life'.
All the time dominant behavior of the direct environment is in some way taken over, but trends might be seen when looking from space to earth while seeing different aspects of life as colors.
It took humans in Western Culture ages to learn how to use the logical tool 'rationality'. In the same time Western humans alsmost completely lost the ability to
use own senses. Result: a totally disbalanced western culture that is now 'fading away'.
Life is a group-ACTIVITY and not a semi-continuous sequence of individual 'states'.
Experiencing/reacting reality through some group-mask (with individual flavor).
Forget about 'to be' (an individual) and 'to have' (individual property) and focus on 'to behave' (with the group).
'To be' points at abstract notions.
I am Dutch, American, feminist, serial killer, billionaire, poor, terrorist, psychiater, healthy, evil, ...
'To have' (as individual) points at abstract notions
nationality, personality, possession, psyche, institution, bureaucracy, health, happiness, percentage, property, advantage, average, ....
Nice words but not pointing at activity.
What we call 'thinking' points at making a imaginitive heap of activities. This can become very complex, the heap for making a car
is tremendously complex, but nevertheless only a sequence of actions. Making such a 'heap' takes a good memory,
consistent working and focus. Talents that can be trained.
Nevertheless some people never become artists in making a balanced heap of 'stones'.
'To be' a 'neighbour' or 'to have' a 'neighbour doesn't mean much, but 'to behave like neighbours' points at a relation including activities.
To be 'healthy' or to have 'health' doesn't mean much, but to behave 'healthy' is a group activity aiming at survival.
To be 'rich' or to have 'wealth' doesn't mean much, but food every day and survival of your 'family' points at reality.
To be 'evil' or to have 'evil' 'properties doesn't mean much, but to kill our family points at reality.
To be 'good' or to have a 'good''spirit' doesn't mean much, but to feed our family points at reality.
To be 'in war' or to have 'reason for war' doesn't mean much, but to kill our family points at reality.
To be 'I' means nothing, but to behave points at activity.
To have 'rights' means nothing, but to protect your family is an activity.
To be 'free' means nothing, but to live together is an activity.
To have 'freedom' or 'liberty' means nothing, but to exploit others is very real.
To 'own' oil means nothing, but to use oil for survival is a group activity.
To bring 'freedom', 'democracy', 'equality', 'human righst' means nothing.
But to behave like neighbours is to cooperate as one group.
George Santayana in 'The Life of Reason': those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
|I'll focus on the Western World. If the focus shifts from Ego (Intelligence/Understanding) to 'effective',
then we are able to 'live together in a sustainable way'.
(The Impact of Western civilization: Continental Idealism = Man as Political Animal = Life is a Game of Powerconflicts
Henk Tuten Cultural truths are reengineered past behavior. A major paradigm shift adds new behavior
The Western World has always been proud of its (Hellenistic) Greek background, culminating in a rigid 21st century Western Society that centers around 'intelligence'
(soul, spirit, mind, ..).
The chinese language has no characters for 'mind', other than those that point at brain activity.
In chinese characters 'mind', 'soul', 'ego', 'intelligence', ...are an interwoven set of symbols with no relation to reality,
clearly designed to match western words.
Western cultures are ordered according to 'understanding' and connected 'ethics'.
Leaders are chosen because of their skill in vomiting 'words', and ability in 'understanding' and behaving 'ethical'' (THE western fantasies
In Western Civilization the contemplation of 'ethics' and debating about 'ethical' conduct replaced effective behavior. Peculiar enough this can coexist with large scale corruption.
And with ineffective talks of so called leaders while in Syria civilians are brutally butchered everyday.
Through Alexander the Great the Hellenic Greek spread the Aristotelian ego view of life all over the Middle East.
They began using their 'mind' (rational thought) to conquer the world.
When the Roman Empire found this inviting slavery accepting reality in the
crumbling remnants of the totally Hellenized Middle East they were deeply attracted.
Much later Catholicism brought this virtual 'ego' reality to Europe.
Western World inhabitants started imagining reality in in 2 layers.
With as level 1 the perfect virtual reality Laws-of-Nature, and as imperfect level 2 ever improving
human 'rational' improvements trying to match The Design.
Since 17th century Enlightenment 'rational thought' started dominating Western Civilization.
In technology the 'rational approach' (logic) resulted in HUGE changes, but also (more stealthy)
emotions as evolutional reservoir of skill increasingly were ignored.
The attraction of the 'rational prison' proved stronger than anybody could have ever expected.
The hallucination that 'ratio' is of the same 'political' substance as 'god', and is superior to skill.
The addiction Continental Idealism = Prison of 'Understanding'.
Western society became drenched with the hallucination 'mind'. A 'big mind' became guarantee for a pleasurable life.
No mistake, structured imagination (theory)
is an awfully effective TOOL to steer behavior,
but when used as THE LAW then a political attitude
easily becomes 'concentration camp'.
When wealthy people evade responsibility and use the law (bureaucracy
) to escape reality,
then for poor people life becomes a nightmare that returns every day(rational prison in physical reality.
A paradigm shift is not only a matter of recognizing THE new view on life, but of discovering a new way of living.
A paradigm shift is not a matter of removing the old paradigm, but of being able to live in several paradigms.
Belief in Immateriality
The 20-centuries-deep self-invented imprisoning idea that there immaterial
life exists gives western leaders a high status, simular to leaders of sects.
Because such politicians, managers, .. are champions in 'understanding', which is in this sect seen as a 'higher than physical' activity (=immaterial
And this deep belief in 'immateriality' as superior to physical life prevents until now that members of the sect Western World say 'NO
to the self-chosen 'political' leaders as emotionless 'chess players' (in the selfmade 'immaterial' game 'law and order'
Western World sect members, until now, imagined, as in a kind of hallucination, 'law' to be outside the emotional world, not resulting from physical body process.
In the Western World sect 'laws' in the shape of written rules became 'prisons with METAphysical walls', and caused unemotional ways of life like industrialism ('immaterial' rule: replace body labor with machine labor, use bodies only as consumers
capitalism ('immaterial' rule: take maximum amount of 'money' of consumers to keep machines rolling that produce consumption goods
The moment is nearing that young sect members of Western World (consumers
) in an aha experience realize that 'understanding' is a trick,
and that they can make a huge jump forward by avoiding all institutions that pretend things like 'mind', 'spirit', 'soul', 'intelligence', 'understanding', 'god',
'rationality', ..... Without throwing away the
possibilities of the use of logical TOOL ('understanding'
The (originally catholic
) view that there are souls independent of bodies
gradually changed western society in a 2 layer sect where 'theory' of the powerfull controls the behavior of the common sect members, instead of where leaders lead the fight for life.
The sect members in 'Western World' start realizing that 'mind' is a wishful fantasy (a vacuum) and that 'the great political minds', apart from 'the money', never controlled anything.
The fall of the Berlin Wall and of Apartheid were only preliminary shocks, the collapse
of Western culture is the nearing major paradigm shift
that will influence all of earth.
'Theory' offers no new behavior around 'inequality', a new world develops around a new ATTITUDE in reality.
Recent History of Mankind
If something is omitted from history, you have no way of knowing it is omitted. Howard Zinn (historian)
The most ancient civilizations were in river deltas: Egypt/Nile, Mesopotamia/Tigris-Euphrat, Pakistan and Nothern India/Ganges.
Around 2000 BC we find the start of Chinese Culture in the Yellow River delta, and of Old Greek culture in the Mediterranean Sea.
The first dynasty to unite most of ancient China was the Zhou Dynasty (1100BC-200BC).
The first really large empire was made by the Persians (start 550BC). The Persians were the first people
to unite Nile Valley, Mesopotamia and Indus Valley under a single government.
And the Persians opened regular contact between Africa, Asia and Europe.
Before Alexander the Great/the Cursed (356-323 B.C.) the Persian Empire was HUGE, and Greece/Macedon a dot on the world map.
The Western World still practiced massive slavery until start 20th century and never got acquainted with a holistic culture like Buddhism.
Slavery was forbidden in ancient Persia.
Alexander the Great was the one who unpurpously caused that ages after his death the contact with China was blocked again.
Alexander the Great profited from the fact that Persia had neglected its military capabilities and trusted on the huge size of its army.
Alexanders army was highly professional, and Alexander's best general Parmenion was brilliant in tactics (Parmenion was rewarded by being executed
Alexander's blitz conquest (10 years) caused that after his death in all of the Middle East (except Arabia) religion changed from seeing all of nature as god to
the dualism practiced by the Hellenic Greek. Dividing reality in 2 parts, a design (god) and try outs. With humans on a special position in these try outs,
and Greek humans as superior because the controlled (ignored) emotions.
Major life changes after initiation by a paradigm shift can take ages. A few ages after Alexander's destruction of the Middle East (paradigm shift)
the Roman Empire profited for Alexanders military efforts and made the coastal parts of The Middle East into exploitable colonies.
The Romans never succeeded in conquering Persia and Arabia, and contact with China was lost.
100BC Persia had got Parthian rulers rulers, and was still huge but in much weaker condition.
From 224AC to 651AC Persia was ruled by the Sassanids.
In 451AC the Romans made the dual world view of the Greek into the only accepted religion in the already weak Roman Empire at the Council of Chalcedon.
Islam never accepted The Council of Chalcedon with its strict spirit-body split (Catholicism).
After 630AC The Romans tolerated Mohammad, because his tribe was a useful ally against the Sassanid Persians
In the period 633-651 the Mohammedans conquered Persia. Meanwhile also Syria (637), Armenia (639), Egypt (639).
And afterwards North Africa (652), Cyprus (654), etcetera.
The Romans concentrated on Europe, and in shape Catholicism brought the dual world view of the Greeks to Europe (Aristotelianism).
Islam did not accept the dual world view but obviously inherited the supremacy attitude and the warrior attitude of the Greeks.
Islam blocked contacts of Europe with Asia (Taoism, Buddhism, ..).
Round 1250 (Aristotelianism was adapted by Catholic godfather Thomas Aquinas
) (strict dualism, mind-body split).
Henk Tuten: Statements in the 21st century Western World that point at the dualism 'natural-law/reality', in some way go back to the thinking of Aristotle.
In Northern Europe Catholicism was defeated by a variant, Protestantism.
Protestantism added to dualism: rationalism and individualism.
In shape Calvinism fundamental protestantism was found in England, Holland, Switzerland and France.
In shape Lutheranism fundamental protestantism was found in Germany and Scandinavia.
This puritanism became more and more isolated, and finally moved to the New World.
Exactly these parts of the world in the 21st century show overdone egoism and individualism
and run toward a huge recession.
Start 21st century: Oceans polluted, deforested, icecaps melting etcetera etcetera.
The crisis of Earth caused by Westerners in the Aristotelian Paradigm triggers youth worldwide to make a paradigm shift
to A Next Paradigm
Buddhist, Hindi, Western Rational, Muslim, .....
They need help
Alexander the great: Influence on Europe
With the exception of Jesus Christ, no historical celebrity in the West is more well known than Alexander the Great
. His megalomaniac deeds became legends, ignoring
that they were mostly also genocidal
Alexander's conquest of ancient Persia (say 2350 years ago
), could in the 21st century be compared to the US Army bombing worldpower China to pieces.
Alexander's completely superior professional army did not conquer, but used genocide on grand scale as strategy, sent many thousands of Persians as slaves to Greece, and totally emptied Persia of all riches.
Alexander is said to have needed '20.000 mules and 5.000 camels' to transport the treasures of only the Persian capital 'Takhet Jamshid' ('Throne of Jamshid' or in greek language 'Persepolis', city of Persians
The 'Greeks' were interested in more than military conquest; they wanted to spread their political and cultural ideas, which they arrogantly saw as The Source of civilized life.
Greek dualism penetrated into western Asia.
Persia never recovered and although still way too strong for the Roman Empire many ages later was trampled by the hordes of (also Aristotelian)
Ancient Persia probably was more ethically advanced than the Western World at present. How could this happen, and how do we learn from this?
(See map 500BC)
When the Roman Empire as 'heir' of Alexander the Great conquered Europe, and Europe learned to accept Alexander the Great as godfather of the Western World this meant that Europe lost
contact with Asia, and needed until around 1700AC to reach the cultural level that Persia already displayed in 350BC.
The Roman Empire had isolated Persia, by seeing Persia as their main competitor. This way the Roman Empire blocked contact with Asia.
At the Council of Chalcedon in 451AC the Roman Empire officially took the dual doctrine of Aristotle as house doctrine, and dictated this spirit-body split
to all Catholic churches. Start of the Dark Ages (476AC-1000AC), where Catholicism had great difficulty of taking over the role of Roman Empire in Europe.
2350 ages ago on the teeny weeny planet Earth the 'barbarian' 'Westerner' Alexander the Great conquered practically all of the Middle East (all part of Persian Empire),
purely out of ambition and greed, with a very professional trained army and by using brute force.
Alexander the Great definitely destroyed the regional power balance and isolated Europe from Asia by turning the Middle East into an anti buddhism everlasting warzone.
Huge caravans with many tons of gold and silver were sent to Greece and local Zoroastrian wisdom (doing good) was extinguished, and replaced by
dual Hellenistic rule (destroy 'the barbarians') plus local collaborators (exploitation, introducing 'evil' as independent quality).
The Dark Ages: European leaders get spiritual
The ancient Roman jet set could not imagine any order without slaves,
for them life was a 'spiritual humans' and barbarians (human animals), and the number of human pets (slaves) expressed the superiority of their 'mind'.
With the agressively expanding Roman Empire the Cult of Ratio (mind body slavery = feudalism: thinking masters and labouring slaves) entered Western Europe.
In 451AC at the Council of Chalcedon (451AC), mind-body split thinking (Catholicism) was made into law.
In military way the domination of the Western Roman Empire finally ended in in 476ac, but Catholicism replaced bodily power with 'domination of the mind' (politics).
(Present western leaders can not imagine a world without 'rationality',
for them having 'consciousness', 'understanding' 'mind' and a redundant body is natural and the number of votes (slaves) expresses the superiority of their 'minds').
The 'dark ages' (500AC-1100AC) after 'Chalcedon' were not that dark at all, but dark for Catholicism that did not succeed to beat intuition and to become dominant in Western Europe.
The Dark Ages was a period of struggle between intuitive religions (common sense) and Catholicism. Old Testament Christians regarded this time as a period of Catholic corruption
('dark' Catholic ways). The Dark Ages was also the period of vast Muslim conquests. Muslim conquests prevailed until the time of the Crusades.
The age old conflict between Roman Christianity and Islam originates in this period, not caused by religious conflict but caused by fear for terror.
But then eight 'crusades' against 'The Muslims' in a period of 2 ages (1095 to 1272) did the job.
When the cats are away ... the mice take power.
Western Europe was severely weakened, and most of it's best leaders and most skilled fighters died outside Europe.
In the resulting 'power vacuum' The Cult of Ratio in Catholic shape succeeded in 'political way' in taking power away from the traditional cults.
This was accomplished in a 'dirty war', by cleverly chosing power-hungry allies in the weakened homelands. Probably this was not from the very start purposely orchestrated by Rome, but it was brilliant tactics anyway. In the following Middle Ages Catholicism was THE power
in Western Europe, and cleverly consolidated this 'political' power.
In the 17th century the new Cult of Ratio 'science' started colliding with the old Cult of Ratio Catholicism. In an attempt to prevent a 'political' collision
(and to save the 'political' dominance of Catholicism) the catholic-priest/scientist Descartes redefined
'anima' into 'ratio', and without realizing succeeded in saving the 'mind' over matter doctrine AND in creating 'intellectual chaos' (lasting till today).
'Rational logic' of course took no position in slavery, only in case of more 'profit' politically replaced slavery with machines
From there in a few ages mind-body split thinking as 'rationalism' conquered the world. The most fanatic branches of Aristotelianism/rationalism (Lutheranism/Puritanism) were banned to The New World (America).
In WWI/WWII three Lutheran/Puritan variants competed for world dominancy. Winner: US.
Rationality is brilliant use of logic, but in the end nothing more than optimal use of memory.
In the 21st century rationality bring us the amazing 'cleantech'. PART of the solution for our polluted and overcrowded earth with
huge wealth gaps. But only a small part, still based on 'rationality' and infinite growth.
More is needed. Change.
The violent game-world 'Western world' survived by having very effective side effects, but slowly through the ages degraded in a paradise for 'political animals' and 'law and order' adepts.
The arrogant western notions 'intelligence', 'understanding' are result of dualism in the game Catholicism (defining a metaphysical template behind physical reality
This caused the HUGE gap with the non-western world.
The game 'catholicism' sets human minds or souls in kind of opposition to human bodies.
Creating a 'world of reason'.
This game came to Europe via the Romans from Hellenic Greek culture.
When playing the game 'catholicism' the denial of God (the game rules) of course is impossible,
and that made this game impopular.
Convincing was that everybody who refused to play 'catholicism' died a terrible death.
In the Prison of Western Dualism (the related games catholicism, protestantism, rationality) playing according to the metaphysical game rules of ('belief', 'rationality'
is valued higher than physical skill.
The virtual world 'True' created in these games is brutal.
Winning is splendid, but losing is deadly.
In the later Middle Ages in the Western World treating reality in leading circles rapidly 'Aristotelianized'.
The dual view of considering everything (especially affairs of state
) as tradable compromise between 'ideal'
and practice was called 'political', after Aristotle's 'politika'. Strictly a 'politician' is someone with 'Aristotelian' behavior, allways looking for compromises beween selfmade 'ideals' and reality.
Very clearly Western Dualism can be seen in the Israel Palestine Conflict where the Western World keeps
aiming through compromise at a for all parties acceptable solution, and indirectly by doing nothing backs the conflict seeking attitude of Israel ('We' the superior humans and 'they' the others
This western paradigm resulted from many ages of practicing similar, and always dual (conflict presuming
) conceptual schemes, since the ancient times of Alexander the Great and Aristotle.
The Western World became a dualistic 'island' on earth, a Fortress Western World
that fights terrorism of 'the others'.
A major paradigm shift changes Western World behavior in a dramatic way, because of sensing reality differently afterwards.
Just for some time ponder about it that the present Western notions 'intelligence', 'understanding', 'spirituality', ..., are result
of imagining reality in 2 parts, a metaphysical reality (natural law = blueprint) and a physical reality (building),
with 'mind' OUTSIDE physical reality, instead of behaving WITHIN one reality. There is no 'outside physical reality'.
Behind leaps in evolution is always a drive towards drastic change.
Readiness to escape ineffective behavior is result of fear (deep feelings of instability) caused by disaster/crisis.
The conflict thinking (idealism behind mind-body split
) promoted by the ancient Greek, for a very long period resulted, in the Western World, in great progress.
Now the world is experiencing conflicting emotions. The emotions that were ignored more and more, especially since Enlightenment.
But now this results in instability of a size that was not seen in millennia.
Cultural learning within major paradigms is incremental; very rarely leaps to new ways of sensing are needed, a next major paradigm!
The present world is needing change rapidly.
Not simply political change (finetuning of the present view on reality), but a new way of handling reality.
Reality is filtered, by the senses and by brains. Senses and brains of individuals tend to seek a kind of herd-equilibrium.
The present Western World Herd equilibrium around notions like 'intelligence', 'understanding', 'spirituality',....is 'political'.
Language Empire; Cult of Ra-tio
Of course there is consistency in reality. But we should evade only reinforcing the logic of
the fortress/prison of our 'rational' language
rational reality is a prison (or any cultural language).
Worship of 'Ra-tio' instead of religion around 'Ra'
Western Civilization when comparing it for instance to ancient Egyptian civilization shows remarkable similarities.
Instead of 'Ra' western civilization has as uppergod 'Ra-tio' (not recognized as such). Close around we find different sects: the aristocracy of 'Ra-tio': leading politicians; the highpriests of 'Ra-tio': scientists;
the leading warriors of 'Ra-tio: army-top; the slavebosses of 'Ra-tio': topmanagers; the managers of 'Ra-tio: high civil servants. The temples of worship of 'Ra-tio' are called 'university', and all have as hidden motto "Ratio Illuminatio Mea"
By Pharao's appointed Egyptian highpriests of 'Ra' would judge: in the eyes of 'Ra' you're guilty and deserve death penalty.
By Presidents appointed judges of 'Ra-tio' say: the only 'ratio'-nal conclusion is life-sentence.
Capitalism seems to reinforce this strangling cult of 'Ratio' worship, by stimulating egoism, taking care that apart from hunger for power all these sects have
dollar motives for keeping things 'as they are'. Interesting is a 19th century letter written by the Rothschilds, sent from London to their New York agents introducing their banking method into America:
Dictionaries and Language Imperialism
|The few who can understand the system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
A dictionary is a 'rational' way of comparing 2 cultural languages. Western culture languages became more and more 'rational'.
So for instance a 'rational' English word is linked to a few Chinese word combinations.
Presuming that behind both languages is 'rationality'. There is some logic behind Chinese, but there is no 'rationality' (in western interpretation) behind Chinese.
Children are not born with the talent 'rationality', simply because 'rationality' is a religion (it is Western ritual behavior) .
And dictionaries based on rational interpretations, are a Western language invasion.
Having different cultures/sciences and different languages is an enormous wealth that in case of calamities gives us
language-mutants able to imagine ways of life that are outside our 'rational' world.
Our ability to limit emotion by using rational logic temporarily made western leaders to Slave Masters of The Language Prison Earth.
Even so, we start realizing that, when we go on with destroying (variants of)
intuition, and continue the strategy 'ratio rules' (language imperialism)
and war on terrorism
against all survival behavior, there'll be no escape, no change.
We need a lot of variants of intuition (language variety)
and we need logic (as structure in intuition
), in proportion
Intuition exceeds The Illusion 'Understanding' (Nietzsche/Wittgenstein/Kuhn)
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