["BEING (eternity/authentic Dasein) and TIME" (history/"artificial" Dasein)]:
FEELING THE WORLD--TELOS/ TRUST / SACRED SPIRIT/JUSTICE / BIOPOCENTRIC [BEING /intuiting the whole /moment to moment completion / bodily / organic time / transforming / telos]: Organic, primary-economy, fluid, momentary, "movement", resilience, improvisation, vital, creative evolution (Bergson), sensorial bodily elements of consciousness, unreflective, universal terrestrial ideology ("in"-form-ing "in"-tell-igences/terrestrial script: outside /endlessly arriving...ACTUAL-IZED--FEELING
VS. intertainments /psychological /anthropocentric incest / narcissistic (even reaching into suicidal-nihilism) / falsified emotions (chemical) /haunting phantoms (curse-ing symbols / wanting-myth) of fear/talking heads/staging scripts / endlessly lost wandering the weltanschauung / going nowhere fast/ devoured by the computing burning paper-tiger in the pyre-in-sense and tyranny of time.
THINKING THE WORLD--LOGOS/ ANGST / CONVENTION-LAW / INJUSTICE / ANTHRO- POCENTRIC / [TIME /partial / the incompletion [of language] /always in the agnst of "waiting" (Godot) /redemption / vacancy / lost paradise / POLIS / agro-industrial-economy / romanticism / a subjectivity where the subject is never present / for-word-ing (speaking/calling forth) of a justice in a present injustice /ir-rationalizing suspension / idealism /static linear constructs / conforming / word of god /logos / conquered by the symbol / craft of advertising ]: the suspension in reflective, conception, abstracted, linear, historical artifacts (institutions-POLIS-law-instruction, power, precedent, hierarchal, inequitable-the historical lie-class-ideology), the pathetic anesthetic / abandonment / suicide: into an aesthetic-escaping-containing-entertaining relinquishment-the novel-religion: Sartre/art (a- fact) / arts falsification of the world / the betrayal of he logos / weltanschauung / Ge-stell ... AESTHETIC-AL-IZED --THINKING: "The Art-ificial Dasein"
VS. the flow of feeling the world..."ontic-intuitive time".
......................"When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense...A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption". -Gibran
"Whoever controls the language the images controls the race".-A. Ginsberg
"Three-fourths of philosophy & literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering."
— Gary Snyder
"We mostly are scribes maintaining the order of the day. We mostly are appreciated by and paid for by people who like it the way it is, who do not sense our exile and resist discerning it, who do not yearn for a home coming because we have fooled ourselves into thinking this present arrangement is our home". -Walter Brueggemann
8/24/10 10:26 AM
BETRAYAL OF THE LOGOS:
"THE WORLD IS DEEP, DEEPER THAN DAY CAN COMPREHEND". -Nietzsche
The body must be re-member-ed to the Earth; to the language of the unconscious. Our psychic energy/subjectivity has been totally overwhelmed / consumed in the Umwelt (around-world)/ Mitwelt (with-world) of the Weltanschauung (historical-estranging-art-ificial-edifice)...
"The secret of cultural development is the mobility and disposability of psychic energy. Directed thinking, as we know it today, is a more or less modern acquisition which earlier ages lacked.It would be a ridiculous and unwarranted presumption on our part if we imagined that we [modern mind, and people] were more energetic or more intelligent than the men of the past".--Jung
We have lost sensual contact and vital in-formation-ing and intuitive intelligence with the primary roots of our Being: our emergence into conscious subjectivity out of the primordial --substrate -- consciousness of the Earth. The body danced up out of this primary consciousness and must return to its Song for our own Teleological Destiny and Purpose to continue with the Stars. Every bodily cell, within every organism, knows this in-form-ation --4 billion years of accumulated intelligence--and can take you back to it if we let the body re-emerge in the consciousness of its primary Being. It will be brushed/danced back out of you in the epigenetic terrain of the landscape (biosemiotic).This is an ontological language of context --nothing to do with symbolic language which gets in its way and is the root of our estranged soul --of smell, taste, sensorial pleasure scattered all around us in the wild intelligence of Creation.
"...words dilute and brutalize; words depersonalize; words make the uncommon common....The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world."- Nietzsche
"...we must return to the way of knowing in terms of togetherness...the togetherness of the body, the sex, the emotions, the passions, with the earth and sun and stars."-D.H. Lawrence
"...in wildness, is the preservation of the world...every tree sends forth its fibers in search of the wild... [and] from this wilder-ness will come the tonics and barks that will brace mankind." -Thoreau
"I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: ye still have chaos [bodily intelligence] in you." -Neitzsche
8/26/10 7:20 AM
JON MILLS: DASEIN AS GIVEN AS AN ONTOLOGICAL DIALECTIC
I SAY THIS IS ALSO (a transposition of) THE BIO-TELIOLOGICAL DESIRING (Heidegger's "Care") OF EVOLUTIONARY CREATIVITY:the freedon to explore/discover a vital existance (Elan Vital) within the possibility of error (Falsification-Fall).
"In its disclosedness, humankind is recalcitrant; it has the need to divulge itself as inauthenticity. Not only does Dasein unveil itself in the mundane modes of daily existence, but it does so in a false manner. But what does it mean for Dasein to be false? That is, what are the conditions that influence the development of inauthenticity? In this context, truth and falsity are regarded not in terms of their epistemic verity but in reference to selfhood's states of authentic and inauthentic disclosedness. Given this denotation, is it possible that the ontological structures of Dasein itself are false? Can the Being of Dasein be thrown into a deficit world, a world tainted by fallenness and inauthenticity, so much so that it predetermines Dasein's Being-in-the-world as a falsehood? To what degree is worldhood itself structurally differentiated into various existential modalities that are inauthentic, thereby affecting Dasein's modes of being and the ways in which selfhood is disclosed? I will demonstrate that the throes of selfhood encompass a dialectical course meandering through experiential modes of authenticity and inauthenticity in which this process is an authentic one; that is, it is the necessary a priori structure of Dasein itself as Being-toward-possibility"...
"In conclusion, I believe there is for Dasein, a double edge of centeredness. Namely, the authentic center of selfhood is one in the same, inseparable and modally undifferentiated in that authenticity and inauthenticity exist in symbiosis as the core dialectical status of Dasein's Being. Dasein is beyond the authentic and the impure; a disclosure of such unification is its wholeness. In the phenomenon of falsehood, everydayness is a deficient mode yet a necessary compliment to the dialectical position of selfhood. In this sense, existence is neutral; it discloses the conditions not only for fallenness but also for transcendence as Dasein's emphatic destiny. The choice can only be Dasein's. As a temporal structure, authentic Dasein is a movement, an incessant opening and closing of itself to itself, entering into the mode of the inauthentic only to discover its authenticity in such violent process. Indeed, this process is an authentic one, a continual movement on the continuum, sublating and elevating itself in awareness, understanding, and action. In Hegelian terms, this double-center is Aufheben, a dialectical process continuously being annulled, preserved, and surpassed. Authenticity is therefore merely a moment, the indeterminate immediate. Bound within its temporal unfolding, authenticity is Being-in-becoming one's possibilities. As the possibility-for-Self, authenticity is only one appearance among many appearances. It emerges from itself and passes away back into itself, coming to be what it already is, the process of its own becoming. As an existentiell, the discovery or realization of one's inauthentic modes of Being necessitates if not commands a dialectical movement toward the fulfillment of one's authentic possibilities in the endless search of the true self. This double edge is Dasein".-Jon Mills
[italics and bold added-MEC]
8/28/10 11:49 AM
THE HOPEFUL RETURN OF TELOS-MAN
TELOS/ANIMA (EMOTION) CONFRONTS THE SYMBOL
TELOS-ECO-MAN (Bergson/Whitehead/Rousseau/Thoreau) vs. LOGOS-DAS MAN (Heidegger)
The dehumanization and alienation of the *Psyche (Telos) by socialization and language (Logos) and it consequences in constructing a diminished artificial-aesthetic-man. This is a transfer of Cosmological-Psyche into a confined Cosmopolitan-Psychologism. This confinement and reduced amount of Psyche is now--historically-- having a consequences in a litany of abhorrent behaviors: conflict, war, poverty, starvation, inequality, over population, environmental degradation (tragically our salvation). We are diminishing the Earth Psyche (Gaia) at such an accelerated rate at the moment ["We've Gone Into the Ecological Red"]. We will not return to sanity until Das Man (Heidegger) returns to the teleological journey with Creation.
The transfer/envelope/captivity of the Earth's Psyche/Telos is now confined/ reduced/ diminished/ decimated /threatened by the synnomic evolution of the symbol, artifact, the ultra-artificial, art-man, historic-man.
[*I am using Telos/ Anima/ Psyche (or Divine Vital Force-Anima-Soul-Spirit-Telos) terchangably here as I have in other parts of the journal: sharing meanings of "Vital Force" in the Greek, "Psyche" in the Latin and "Soul-Spirit" in Christianity.]
"PSYCHE" BECOMES CONQUERED BY THE SYMBOL :
(THE SYNNOMIC EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE)
[This table images the construction of two models taken from Jung's "The Symbols of Transformation" (via Enrico Passeo) and Heideggers's "Being and Time" (existential ontology of Dasein, Jon Mills) that is sympathetic with R.D. Laing's historical inditment of the "Pathology of Normalacy". Also much of John Zerzan's anthropology,"The Failure of Symbolic Thought" is present along with the work of Paul Shepard, "Nature and Madness".]
[PSYCHE'S FALL INTO THE BETRAYAL AND LANDSCAPE OF TIME (LABOR) :
....(Hunting/Gender Split>Herding).....(Agriculture)................(The Industrial Psychologism) ]
....(Distress/Distancing)......(Con-soling Entertainments)....(Chemical Alter-ation/Incarceration)
endlessly...while I resonate
in the slamming meter of my head,
from wall to wall". -MEC
[This table is no more than an antagonistic dialectic for my own development--it fails beyond that.]
ECO-MAN.......................................DAS MAN (Heidegger)
PSYCHE-MAN (Intra-Telos/Anima)....PSYCHOLOGICAL MAN/PATHOS/NOOSPHERE (Inter-Anthro)
TELOS-MAN (Personal Myth/"STORY")...LOGOS-MAN.........MYTHOS (Shared Myth)
TELLURIC-MAN.......................................HISTORIC-MAN............(Mitvelt /Umvelt/ Eigenvelt)
COSMOS-MAN (Spirit)...COSMOPOLITAN-MAN (Ideological-POLIS-Law)
ORGANIC-MAN..............ARTIFICIAL-MAN...Dehumanized of Authentic Emotions
ONOMATOPOETIC......ARTICULATION: "Power"/Inebriation to invoke /provoke / "speaking-up" into existance that which is not present: Shaman/Religion
INFINITE (Possibility)/ETERNAL TIME.....FINITE ARTIFACT/TIME (Heidegger) DEFFERED ............GRATIFICATION: Confined/Defined/Oppressed by Symbolism/Law/Hierarchy
DEMOCRACY (egalitarian)......................CAPITALISM (Systemic Sanctioned Poverty)
NATURAL: "in-form"/"in-tell" ................LOGICAL/LEGALISTIC/PHILOSOPHY/RELIGIOUS
ANIMA (Vital Force Gr./Psyche Ltn./Soul Spirit Chrx.)...AMANUENSIS (manual laborour Ltn.)
NATURAL MORALITY/BIO-SITUATION............... LAW/RELIGION
THE BIOSEMIOTIC SONG OF CREATION.............EGOPOCENTRIC PATHOLOGY OF NORMALACY
"SINGING THE WORLD" (Merleau-Ponty)............THE SIGH OF PATHOS
GAIA: SUPRA/INTRA/INTER-ORGANIC MEMBRANE OF DIVINE "IN-TELL" / "IN-FORM "
[WATER/WEATHER intelligent stability/immune-reg and intra-communication
of all LIFE]
MASS-MAN (DOS MAN: "one among the many"/hierarchal) framed in Inter-Symbol/Ge-stell (Jung / Heidegger), his own construction, but personally and emotionally isolated from the Intra-Psyche (Gaia) of Earth and Social Communion (egalitarian).
" The ultimate goal of the Bantu is to possess as much vital force as possible, while what he fears most, is to see a reduction in his stock of this inestimable commodity. Every disease, infliction, wound or suffering or depression every injustice and every failure is interpreted by the Bantu as a sure sign that there has been a reduction in his stock of vital force."-Placide Temples
"The darkening of the world, the flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the transformation of men into a mass, the hatred qnd suspicion of everything free and creative, have assumed such proportions throught out the earth that such childish categories as pessimism and optimism have long since become absurd." -Heidegger
"The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man. Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years."- R. D. Laing (1989)
"The mass state has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated the individuals are, the more consolidated the state becomes, and vice versa... The question of human relationships and of the inner cohesion of our society is an urgent one in view of the automation of the pent-up mass man, whose personal relationships are undermined by general mistrust". -Jung
LANGUAGE IS THE MOST TOTAL INCARCERATION YOU CAN BE IN--while it is speaking--its technics and subjectivity has your absolute confinement and falsification.
"Like ideology, language creates false separations and objectifications through its symbolizing power. This falsification is made possible by concealing, and ultimately vitiating, the participation of the subject in the physical world"...Language itself is a repression, and along its progress repression gathers--as ideology, as work--so as to generate historical time. Without language all of history would disappear."-Zerzan
The primary function of art [Language also as 'art-i-fact'-MEC] is to objectify feeling, by which one's own motivations and identity are transformed into symbol and metaphor. All art, as symbolization, is rooted in the creation of substitutes, surrogates for something else; by its very nature therefore, it is falsification. Under the guise of "enriching the quality of human experience," we accept vicarious, symbolic descriptions of how we should feel, trained to need such public images of sentiment that ritual art and myth provide for our psychic security ['Exo-Psychic'/Pathos/Jung-MEC]'."-Zerzan
"There is one fact that can be established: the only phenomena which, always and in all parts of the world, seems to be linked with the appearance of writing...is the establishment of hierarchical societies, consisting of masters and slaves, and where one part of the population is made to work for the other part....[writing] seems to favor rather the exploitation than the enlightenment of mankind..Writing, on its first appearance in our midst, had allied itself with falsehood."-Levi-Strauss
"Three-fourths of philosophy & literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering."— Gary Snyder
TELOS/PSYCHE/ANIMA IS EXILED BY LOGOS
It is not I who speaks, but a psychologism, a pathos, an abberation, an incarceration: Amanuensis (Latin, "manual labourer").
If you are thinking, are these the words? These are 'not the Words'...."In the beginning of heaven and earth....there were....no words"( Lao Tzu)...
...."The first Words ever Spoken, were spoken by the very mountains themselves, though forgotten, still lay out in your streams, meadows, sing the brooks, springs.....can dazzle you in light, thunder, rise on wings and forever spill out of the voices of laughter. They rush into you, through every membrane, orifice, in one glorious attempt to drag you...drag you... to the very precipice of bliss! You can only FEEL THEM, and then, and then, and then....THEY WILL...THINK YOU ".-MEC
THE WORDS COME THROUGH YOU..THEY SING FROM THE WORLD.."THEY THINK YOU ".
The Intra-psyche, resonation (onomatopoetic), speaking from the very Divine that is within my cells and all about my biocentric Body.
"And behold I have found that which is greater than wisdom. It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself". -Gibran
"Much in you is still man and much in you is not yet man but a shapeless pigmy that walks asleep in the mist searching for its own awakening". -Gibran
9/7/10 6:20 AM
THE "FALL": HUNTING AND AN INADEQUATE REDEMPTION--RELIGION/ ATHEIST-SCIENCE
(Still in development. Most of this is just rhetorical anthropology, and conjecture, along with what intuitive elements I might bring to it as I go through a dialectic of just "thinking-out-loud".)
THIS DISCUSSION IS PREDICATED ON MY BELIEF that the success of our hominid evolution was the consequence, and coincided with, the major sequential climatic changes in Africa (16m-9m-3m BC). It encouraged, encephalicly, an exceptional level of consciousness, resulting in a "new economy" (ecology) with the Earth--which included the major help of meet foraging.
But I argue that with the evolution of consciousness---most probably assisted with meet foraging-- the transition from "foraging meet" (scavenging, something already dead) to "killing meet" (even bludgeoning of an already downed animal) had initiated, and would remain, a major "spiritual enigma" for humanity, even today, as it did in the beginning of its initial practice. I say this initiated the shaman, religion, and eventual atheist-science, because of a loss of a sense of Ecological-Covenant and Sacredness with Creation through the breaking of contact with the *Telos.
[*I am using Telos/ Anima/ Psyche ( or Divine Vita Force-Anima-Soul-Spirit-Telos) interchangably here as I have in other parts of the journal: sharing meanings of "Vital Force" in the Greek, "Psyche" in the Latin and "Soul-Spirit" in Christianity.]
The prey predator relationship in nature is sanctioned by the Telos/Anima--and kept in check by dynamic ecological checks. Homo sapien's institution of technology is an acquisition of an ego-anthro-pocentric power that has no ecological (Telos/ Teleological) check, or feed-back loop. There has not risen one in History but his institution of religion--which I say functions more as a deferring-sanctification for this practice of killing (even his own specie). We know of the mass Mega-Fauna extinctions between 50-30k BC which many anthropologist believe is the eventual reason of his transition to agriculture (via the small docile-herding economy though) and the need to return to the embodied femine persona of nurturing rather than kulling (strongly expressed in the Venus symbols of nurturing~20-25k BC). His religion is not working--in the Telos/Anima feed-back loop--and there is no deliverance, except back to the Telos/Anima, which was so fundamental and harmonious as an early primate, among trees, for 33 million years. His short practice of "institutionalized hunting" (< 200,000 years, peaking in the slaughters around 30,000 BC) might have been the supreme success of the "second disperosa" (hegemony) out of Africa as Homo Sapien, with an exceptional Mousterian tool technology into all of Asia and Europe--possibly even exterminating Neanderthal--in this success.
I claim there is an anxiety in the human relationship with Earth, and his own existence, and was the real need to create an "other-world existence" and "forgiveness mechanism" because it is so prevalent. I claim Eternity has always been here in this world and is a condition of harmony and equitable (ecological) resiprocity with the greater intention of the Telos/Anima. I talked in the above journal entry of Heideger's "Dasein". This is the historical existential opportinuity always available to the ontology of humanity to "Correct the Story".
The conscious evolutionary conflict is to begin believing in a Divine Spirit--in this life--while at the same time killing other life forms and members of your own specie. It takes an amazing cathartic and sanctifying ritual to deliver oneself from the existential guilt in this. The historical misinformed "collective psyche" (Pathos) was in such a need to create a redemption and forgiveness; it did not resolve the existential ontology of existence but moved it into another-world--ultimately failing. The Divine Spirit (Psyche/ Anima/ Telos) is waiting for the Human Spirit to return to its Teleological origins and Destiny with all of Creation. We were all born from the Earth and return to it. The Spirit which gives us our existence is the same one with us at death. There is no fear but to live a authentic existence in the life that was given to us. The human community has so many more endless millions of years to journey in the constant inovation and creativity of life. Or, we are headed to our own hell with the frankenstines and idols of our making--God help us.
SPOKEN LANGUAGE HAS ITS NECESSARY TECHNICAL ADVANTAGE/ORIGINS/EVOLUTION/UTILITY (Onomatopoeic Power) IN HUNTING (over foraging). 1.Social Distancing 2. Break/Distancing from Telos.
EMOTIONAL BREAK AND WEAKENING OF DIVINITY/SACRED/ANIMA(-L) IN THE WORLD WITH HUNTING--Union and Communion with Telos and Inter-Species World.
THE NECESSARY TRANSFER/ SANCTIFICATION/ JUSTIFICATION OF "AUTHENTIC EMOTIONS", AT LANGUAGE'S ORIGIN WITH HUNTING BY THE SHAMAN [religion/divine forgiveness/ritualization]--this was not necessary during our hominid period as foragers (democratic/egalitarian). The shaman's appearance is to late; the HUMAN STORY (His-story) with the world has already gone wrong. The shaman can't correct THE STORY from corporeal power or from the precidents of social hierarchy (classism), so conspires with power, and becomes a Pharmacist instead.
["The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way man thinks". -Gregory Bateson]
THE WORLD "FALLS" TO THE BLADE (corporeality) AND WORD (shaman)--words and ritual are used to religiously transfer and deflect guilt; the shaman has "gone-bad" by betraying Telos/Anima and not correcting "THE STORY" for the community. The Existential Angst/guilt embodied in this "bad-script" (his-story) establishes for the psyche (Pathos) a divine need for a "Supra Historical Forgivness" and "Life after Death" because of this Fall from Telos and incompletion with Life (a failed epigenesis/Paul Shepard).
THE CO-CONSPIRACY OF LANGUAGE WITH HUNTING AND THE LIE (class-animal/human)--In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was a Lie (see Sartre below).
PATHOS: COVERING UP THE WORLD/TELOS/ANGST WITH SYMBOLS (artifacts: words/ rituals/ institutions)
THE NECESSARY REEMERGENCE/REDEMPTION OF AUTHENTIC EMOTIONS/DASEIN IN HISTORY
"If we had a different feeling toward nature, we would have different feelings for the wholeness and holi-ness of life. Not having this contributes to our loss of everything sacramental--because if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally [non-hierarchical-MEC], the partial sacraments die off." -PAUL TILLICH
"If you put God outside and set him vis-a-vis [ve ze ve, opposite] his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as out side and against things around you. And as you arrogate [claim presumptuously] all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefor not entitled to moral or ethical consideration."-Gregory Bateson
THE AVAILABLE FALSIFICATION OF THE WORLD (ETHOS-EMOTION) WITH A "FALLEN" USAGE OF LANGUAGE AND SYMBOLS: I can bring a falisified emotion (sanctification) only with the aid and sanction of "aother-world-god" (exiled) through ritual and blood sacrifice. Killing the Divine World/Telos/Anima by re-placement in religion/ scripture/ totem/ covenant/ words; the elevation, betrayal, by the symbol (Logos/idolatry) to falisfy the world for exploitation/ domination.
"Somewhat closer to the mark, I believe, is the approach of contemporary linguist E.H. Sturtevant: since all intentions and emotions are involuntarily expressed by gesture, look, or sound, voluntary communication, such as language, must have been invented for the purpose of lying or deceiving. In a more circumspect vein, the philosopher Caws insisted that "truth...is a comparative latecomer on the linguistic scene, and it is certainly a mistake to suppose that language was invented for the purpose of telling it..."We seem to have experienced a fall into representation, whose depths and consequences are only now being fully plumbed. In a fundamental sort of falsification, symbols at first mediated reality and then replaced it. At present we live within symbols to a greater degree than we do within our bodily selves or directly with each other."-Zerzan
THE NEED TO EXILE DIVINITY IN ORDER TO HUNT/ "HIDING" GOD WITH LANGUAGE AND OTHER-WORLD TEXT/ RITUALS/ SYMBOLS: Sanctioned by "Religious" Blood Sacrifice; archetype of Christ, "Forgiveness" to escape responsibility or "Care" for World (Heidegger). Care to be defered in Reincarnation.
HUNTING IS NOT SANCTIONED BY NATURE/ANIMA BUT BY TOOLS (NURTURE)-ARTIFACTS/RELIGION/IDEOLOGY/PRECEDENT:
Claws, Jaw Muscle--Blade
Northern Latitudes (equatorial-tropic foragers)--Animal Skins
Human "Ritual Tool" of Snnctification/Justification/Shaman
LABOR/ TIME/ SLAVERY IN THE NEW ECONOMY (Professional Hunting--not scavenging):
SUN TIME: Eternal: Casual: Intuition: tropical-equatorial abundance (150 edible plants and elements)/ seasonal plant cycle rates of time -- plants/trees/rivers don't move --Predictable Abundant "Plant Time" Security.
VS. LABOR: Time: Agressive: Logical: "animal time"/ animal tracks/ migrations/ burden of tools/ clothing/ fire/ hierarchical organization/ language/ shaman / specialization/ "catchment scavenging camp-sites "/cold northen latitudes--animals move/ deffered gratification--"Logical Anxious Hunting Time" becomes "His-Story" in "the new hunting economy".
UNSUSTAINABLE "CATCHMENT SCAVENGING" CAMPSITES (2.5m BC Kenya by "Homo")--Ecological stripping of resources by territorial group [utility of language sign and "terrestrial story"]/team scoutings (homo: homo-egaster-errectus-archaic). Launches the Hominid Disperosa of 2m BC/150k BC. Hunting Perfection with Mousterean Technology and huge Mega-fauna Extinctions 50-30k BC.
THE HISTORICAL GENDER SPLIT: RADICAL CONFLICT OF ECONOMIES/EMOTIONS
Foraging: Passive Psychology/Democratic/Nurturing/Motherhood/Woman less adapted in the Physiology of Hunting.
Hunting Mega-fauna: Agressive Psychology/ Patriarchal Psyche/ Hierarchical social relationships/ Corporation Archetype> PRECEDENT TO DOMINATION AND SLAVERY OF THE WORLD IN HERDING/ HIERARCHICAL AGRICULTURE/ OLD WORLD MONARCHY/ CLASSICAL SLAVERY/ FEUDALISM/ INDENTURE /COLONIALISM/ CAPITALISM / MORTGAGE INTREST LENDING
"We shall not abolish lying by refusing to tell lies, but by using every means at hand to abolish classes".-Sartre
"DNA is fundamentally about information. At the observable level, that is what the body is all about--a self-organizing, intelligent organism, but one that requires creative interaction with all other embodied forms for the release of its true potential. No bodily form makes sense in isolation. Interdependence is written into the very essence of embodied reality. Indeed, it is these two features--intelligence and interdependence--that provide the most generic clues to the meaning of our embodied existence in a corporeal universe...
It is time to embrace the cosmic and planetary context within which our life story and the story of all life unfolds. We belong to a reality greater than ourselves, and it is within that enlarged context that we will rediscover the benign and generic mystery within which everything is endowed with purpose and meaning...
The word has assumed not merely a descriptive and analytical power, but has now assumed a divine symbolism which gave the ruling male class the right to impose an oppressive value system to foment the patriarchal wish to be totally in charge…
From an evolutionary point of view, the non-verbal potential is more natural, innate and deeply rooted in our collective psyche than the propensity for spoken language…
The external structures of building and spoken word do not inspire or awaken religious sentiment in people of our age" -Diamoid O'Murchu
9/18/10 11:20 AM
"SINGING THE WORLD" THROUGH OUR BODY / INTUITION /
OUR EVOLUTIONARY SUCCESS CONTRIBUTED THROUGH "BIOSEMIOTIC STORIES"
I keep on thinking of our hominid period--specifically with Homo Erectus-- how the brain doubled in size in a short 2 million years (from 700 cc to`1400 cc). This is almost unknown of any specie in evolutionary history. I am convinced that this was totally because of the "catchment style" of foraging and scavenging that took Homo Erectus through all of Africa, Asia, Indonesia, China and Western Europe starting proximately 2 million BC and earlier. I do not think any other specie, in so little time, could get to populate such enormous and extremely diverse terrains without this gift of foraging/scavenging that they were able to practice.
While existing in these catchments they moved out so thoroughly into every direction experiencing and exploring every diverse nutrient resource available. They were masters in this experience and discovery. I say the need to remember this infinite and diverse terrain required an ability (memory) to string these landscape into a unique "story" of cascading imagery so as to return to this infinite abundance of resources, until they were unsustainable, and then to move on out further into new territories applying the intuitive intelligence accumulated in every story remembered. It is obvious distance and duration of movement within the terrain (biosemioitic story) increases within longer and more complex (biographic elements in the terrain) excursions. Genetic selection for recall/ duration/ retention/focus of biosemiotic symbols in the mind favor the sucess of moving in multi scattered territories. The mind seems to be gathering the propensity to contain the residual biosemiotic elements of experience in an endless string of dreams that do succeed in recall for the new economy as hunter-gatherers in this endless diversity of landscapes. The whole foraging group is experiencing this intra- psychically (a common exisential idieology) and now only needs to move intuitively because the same infor-mation and intell-igence (a supra-psychologism/ noosphere) is transpersonial between them already--you do not need language here, it is redundant and would actually be in the way for such a small group that is thinking in the biosemitioc elements of larger landscapes (holographic). For the group, one onomatopoeic sound, and pointing in a direction was all that was needed to imply the "story"/"uniformity of nature principles" / "unique personal myth" that was already embodied collectively within them for that direction--the natural logic of landscapes.
Every direction has its own Story and is experienced with the body as well as the mind. The body remembers each story with feelings, emotions, and sensory triggering's (remember Pavlov's dog and bell). I would even say that each story, when remembered, almost had its own bodily dance that performed throughout the body when recalled as one would adventure in the direction of that specific story. This reminds me of a story that Gary Snyder tells about a "Walk-about" through aboriginal territory--in Australia--with an elder, done from the back seat of an open pick-up truck. The elder was telling the story of his community, remembered and recorded in the biosmemiotic imagery through the passing terrain, at a speed of 40 MPH. I believe he was moving through the memory and resilient latency of past emotions imbedded in his body and that literally danced out of him as it was sculptured by the changing terrain--at 40 MPH.
The success of catchment scavenging is to remember the "resource story/stor(age)" of every direction. Each direction is filled with its own unique string of diverse sensorial experiences of smells, tastes, sounds --animals, birds, rivers streams etc.--and is remembered with the total body. To successfully return, or intuit the out come of a stories direction, would remarkably improve the survival and efficiency of the species, I say this is a major contributor to the conscious development and mind in Homo Erectus in such a short time. We literally owe our mental capacity to all the wonderful rich stories performed and sung into our bodies, that were scattered across every terrain of Africa, Asia and Europe--that we delightfully kept in memory.
ARE WE HERE JUST TO EAT EACH OTHER... LIE TO EACH OTHER...AND THEN JUST PASS ON GENES...WITH NOTHING BEING SACRED?
An interesting rhetorical question that I will come back to.
"WE GOT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN"-Tracy Chapman
Do we need to return to the successful common ideology and equality we has as hominids for four (4) million years--before specialization, gender split, and unequal distribution of resources--and start the attempt of civilization all over again but from this common metaphysics? There is so much estrangement and debilitation all around me. From the anthropology, Homo erectus appears to have had the most wonderful existance: traveling the whole Eurasian continent as a successful over-skilled forager while doubling his brain size...while only casually working, between play, 3-4 hours a day! The Darwinian anthropology of "struggle", is only a 19th century tragic projection of the inequality and laborious drudgery that was sanctioned by the elite of civilization upon us!
9/19/10 7:46 AM
LANGUAGE IS NEEDED WHEN THERE IS SOCIAL DISTANCING/SPECIALIZATION/CLASS:
When the group is larger, no longer experiences
the same environment together. For the group, one onomatopoeic sound and pointing in a direction was all that was needed to imply the complete "story" that was already embodied collectively within them for that direction.
When shared meaning's of sound symbols start to arise (democratically shared) they must have been naturally onomatopoeic, then eventually more unrelated to natural sounds, to becoming foreign/esoteric to natural sounds. I say foreign sounds begin to suggest the politicalization of nature and eventually members of the group. To be in a "foreign sound" is to already be isolated from nature and the group.
The symbols are needed to communicate across distances and separation between group members, on ly for anthropocentric
efficiency, but not necessarily the greater biopocentric intention.
9/28/10 9:31 AM
THE BREAK FROM THE "WORD OF GOD" (TELOS)--THE GREAT HISTORICAL APOSTASY
LANGUAGE INITIATES THE BEGINNING OF "HIS-(S)TORY": A BAD STORY/ THE TOWER OF BABEL
FROM A BIOPOCENTRIC LOGIC TO A FAILED ANTHROPOGENIC LOGIC /
ECO-PSYCHOSEMIOTIC ALIENATION FROM THE ANIMA BY A "FOREIGN" LANGUAGE (PATHOS)
Language initiated the alienation and from nature and the begins the institution of "his-(s)tory". With out Language the biosemitioc text of the landscape (telluric-text) is the intelligize-ing force and logic of a comprehensive knowing and existence--it comes from the direction of Telos. When language is introduced the logic --intelligence--begins to be uniquely anthropocentrically formulated. It then starts to become "his -story". The Force of inteligize-ing is shifted from the Telos to an anthropogenic formula (story). The break has the potential pathology of producing a "story" that is incongruent with the greater intention of Telos and can produce an estrangement that is not necessarily "progress". This is the historical case before us presently. The human has absolutely no way out of the dilemma--even with the defective science that initiated it--but to return to the biopocentric intelligence of creation.
"The reason why signs become arbitrary even when they once were not is that, in contrast with animal signals, signs subsist not in the real world but in a language- world that lies "above" the real world and in which it can be represented . We may symbolize this difference by saying that the signal relates to its object "horizontally," whereas the sign relates to it "vertically."--Eric Gans
LANGUAGE ALSO BEGINS "OTHER-WORLD RELIGIONS"/ OUR "BAD-STORY" IS REPLACED WITH "GOOD NEWS" / [THE INEBRIATION OF POWER (PATHOS) OVER THE ANIMA now needs another-world (spirit) personal-sacred-god (Savior-idol) to legitimate/sanction/forgive our destruction of Earth (Sin)--accomplished with sacred language; and where we, now go, after death, to be redeemed in this "other-world".]
I find Eric Gains suggesting something more here: The arbitrariness of the signal is "metaphysical" here while it signification is "physical"--an intrinsic dualism-- a bifurcation. I suspect the utility of this is that it de-thrones the natural Anima, and intention of the object, for anthropogenic control and manipulation for the human intention and ethos. But this is where it looses it "natural religion" for a "foreign one", out side of the physical world, and only peculiar to the estranged psyche of the human. In the utility of language a narrowing of the larger intention becomes the potential for a "bad story".
Erick Gans wants to confirm the unique moment of the "Arrival of Man", I want to confirm it as really the "Arrival of Apostasy" ..."the hypothetical scene of origin: that it is a unique occurrence in Darwinian biology, a "speciation event" that is truly an event—"punctuated equilibrium" with a vengeance! Yet this conclusion is inescapable. Those who until very recently affirmed against all logic or precedent the multiple origin of our species were merely inverting the exceptionalism of human origin that they thought they were escaping. If human monogenesis seems uncomfortably close to the Biblical creation of man, it is because the Biblical narrative expresses, in however unscientific a form, a truth of human origin that science has not yet faced up to: that it must have taken place in and as an event. The origin of the sign is the origin of a new symbolic consciousness, and this consciousness, even in its most rudimentary form, could not have emerged unconciously".
AUTHENTIC EMOTIONS ("Its" or mine) / THE MISREPRESENTATION OF THE WORLD AND ITS PATHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES / PROJECTION OF A FALSE EMOTION (my world) ONTO "THE WORLD" (Natural Telos) / JOURNEY WITH THE LIFE-FORCE OR EXTINGUISH IN PATHOS
Thought and language is always a metaphor (thought originates in the body not the mind: Mark Johnson/George Lakoff) or a personal-myth (Jung), and in the fabrication of mind--or in artifact (language)--will always lose the sole intention of the object-in-itself in its translation from its own biosemiotic presentation. The translation belongs to the emotional ego anthropocentric individual (personal entrapment: esoteric-formulaic-logic/abbreviation) and therefor looses sight of the teleological intention that belongs to the object (World-in-itself). This is where the break-down, or intention, of the larger participation, belonging to the existential field (ontology) that the object is present within is lost. Error is naturally introduced in the fabrication of thought and language. We have only an ego-anthropomorphic translation.
What are we then possibly missing to the greater understanding of the object (Telos)?; the intrinsic emotion and ethos of the object is lost in the translation (metaphor/Lakoff). A misrepresentation or falsification of the wor(l)d can dramatically result. Erich Fromm and R.D. Laing would add that the historical fabrication can lead to a mass neurosis or even an insanity of the culture in such a misguided myth ("bad-story") or cultural semiotic (Jorge Sevilla). A pathologically dialectical systemic can massively progress, and eventually a major critique, as in the thought and work of Martin Heidegger must bring into question the primary foundations of the "arrival of the world" in language and thought to us--" Dasien".
A SENSIBLE MATURITY
We are in some measure forced to be visual because our now urban environments are so sensorially depleted and stripped, or are of such a deadening repetition, which is an equivalent or even desirably hypnotic as a consequence; we are always "looking" for a way out or distraction--the novel, cinema, or our football, is so successful here.
This all has the propensity to indulge sexuality, pornography, alcohol, drugs, loud-rebellious music and food addictions, the only sensual freedoms left to our control and bombardment, and to others the major capitalizing profit of society. These can also amplify the desired emotions of aggression--any emotion is better than no emotion--when the line-up is cut off or squeezed. A denied or failed sensual maturity will always lead to agression. All the above have become addictions because the mainstream of our life is ultimately so confined. And the profiteers will then learn how to imprison you further, while religion gets to pet the turmoil and sweat of your brow. Why is there no Voice rising up out of the Wilderness once again (?): We have lost the Telluric sensuality, that once, through every sensual orifice and surface, allured and guided us into a sensible maturity. If you need anthropology: I will show it to you! Only the embodyment of a pure sensuality will save us--JOY!..."You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time". -Gibran
"How we understand the impact of our actions on another person depends on our state of consciousness, which is mediated by our brain and nervous system. We describe how we understand our morality to flow naturally from the biological state we are living in and how we see our biology and our morality as mutually interactive. A change in one changes the other. Another way of saying this is that changing either our morality or our biology changes both—changes who we are and what we do".-Nancy Morrison /Sally Severino
GENETIC SPLICING / ENGINEERING IS IMMORAL; IT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN AN INVASIVE SPECIE: IF a Canadian spruce tree belongs in LA it must walk there.
DESTROY CAPITALISM AND YOU WILL HAVE FULL-EMPLOYMENT
Every one would gladly pay, joyusaly, if income-tax was not the burden of soul wrenching capitalism...destroy class and capitalism and you will have full employment, health, food, education, happiness---and also save the Earth!
THE "LIVING WORD OF GOD" WAS ALWAYS BEING IN THE BIOSEMIOTIC TEXT.
"GEA": A NEW SONG IN PROGRESS...Here is a sample clip--[This is just one morning-practice of the song; the song has developed since then. I am waiting to put some hubble space telescope images with it, before I record it].
The song is built from partial phrases from Neitzche...who I have anouncing the Goddess Gea (Gaia) from darkness into light: "The world is deep, deeper than day can comprehend"..."I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: ye still have chaos in you." -Neitzsche
All of the recordings at this site are very "thin" (under 4MB with video) for quick down-loading and loose much quality--but they do work. The clip has much improvisational instrumentation suggested for development; the vocal starts to pick up towards the middle. It is a concept for a larger piece in progress: to put significant literary voices into song. Gea is the Roman root, from the Greek, for Gaia (Earth), which also geology, geography, geometry come from.
"There still is night, down where the long-abandoned road disappears amid the newgrowth beneath the tumbled dam, deep virgin darkness as humans had known it through the millennia, between the glowing embers and the stars." -Kohak
IF YOUR BROWSER CANT PLAY THIS CLIP:
GO TO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBtiwAnS2M0
GEA...GODESS OF THE NIGHT
Gea in the Night
Gea...Dancing the Night
Gea in the Night... Danc'in the Night...
THE WORLD IS DEEPER THAN THE DAY
Gea IN Chaos...Danc'ing the Night
Gea Danc'in the Night ...into Light
She's Dancing Chaos into Life
She's Burning the Night
SHE'S BURNIN CHAOS INTO LIFE
GEA--COSMIC RHYTHM: THE HIGHER LAW--DANCES THE NIGHT
Chaos does resolves itself by creating dynamic rhythm patterns between all the elements. Chaos is the result of all these individual forces meeting, but, the eventual participation in a higher law/rhythm, constructs a pattern between them all. The higher law of reciprocity must be, or is, the Teleology of it all.
It is interesting that the original Greek process in Chaos (Be-Coming) is Nothingness/Blackness (itself) which light emerges from (from no light) ..."the world is deeper than the day" (Neitzche). The root of all matter, in particle physics, is pure wave energy, that is incapable of being seen/captured--but meets, and dances with all the other wave particles it shares the moment with into a necessary (intentional) holography--Teleology. The intention of it-all, is involved, in the process of meeting-itself. All the individual components contribute/create the ultimate intention of it all together--the Higher Law of its Necessary Destiny.
As Chaotic density increases (Birth of a Star), this intense energy fuses and ignites (explodes) into light. Patterns of light energy then ignite the Universe in Star rhythms of galaxies. Are Stars Pure Chaos/Furnas (?) --which inseminate all matter--which it ignites into patterns of rhythm composed between them by wanting to obey The Higher Law: that must --eventually--be Danced between them.
GEA: "ZERO POINT ENERGY"--THE FURNAS OF PARTICAL PHYSICS....AND..."The little ones leaped, and shouted, and laugh'd and all the hills echoed..." -Blake
February 28, 2011
New Song Idea: "Everyday Progress they Say"...
NEW SONG: PRACTICE CLIP
(This song has another Verse--a description/redemption-- Chorus and Chord break still in progress)
"Everyday...Progress They Say"
Every day (xxx3)
Progress They Say
Look Out Side...(Darlin)
Nothin' That Way
Children on the Street
Wom'en in the Back-Seat
Old Men...Old Men...
(Chained) In...Cold Feet
And All The Lonely
..........All This Lonely
Drugg'in.... Every Street
Every day...Is Some New WAY
Telling Me, Selling me,
Everything We Dont Need
We Don't Need...
How Long...How Long
Every day xx2
Children Don't Eat
Woman Get Beat
Schools...Pass'in You .....Incomplete
IN Every Closet a Freak
And Jesus Turns the other Cheek
"The individual whose vision encompasses the whole world often feels nowhere so hedged in and out of touch with his surroundings as in his native land...In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home....Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other....The worker who knows the cause of his misery, who understands the make-up of our iniquitous social and industrial system can do more for himself and his kind than Christ and the followers of Christ have ever done for humanity; certainly more than meek patience, ignorance, and submission have done....The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation...The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice...One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing".-Emma Goldman
-EARTH IS THE DOOR TO ETERNITY-
"If you take *care of each moment, you will take care of all time". -Buddah
*(Heidegger:Being and Time)