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“Spontaneous Evolution: Our  Positive Future (and a way to there from here)” is a book written by Bruce Lipton PhD (whose research and ideas I’ve encountered and taken inspiration from before, see Humanity as One post)  and philosopher Steve Bhaerman.

Notes from chapters:

1. What everything you know is wrong

Considering the possibility that science can be interpreted in different ways. The same data can in reality be interpreted in multiple ways. See image:

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(…) before we go out to change the world, we must first look inward to change ourselves. Then by changing our beliefs, we do change the world. (page 26)

True power to the people is understanding that our beliefs are fundamental for our development. We are actually “in control” of our bodies.

 

2. Act locally evolve globally

Our body is a community of cells that through co-operation and technological advances developed into our human form. Which makes us a superorganism in ourselves.

Communal awareness

 The collective awareness afforded in a community of cells was ar greater than the that of an individual cell. Because awareness is a primary factor in an organism’s survival, the communal experience enhanced the opportunity for its citizens to stay alive and reproduce. (page 30)

Can the brain control the subconscious, only that it’s preoccupied with the self-conscious? Through meditation humans have proved to control involuntary functions. Self-conscious and subconscious works as a team. (page 33)

3. A new look at the old story

Western civilisations 4 basal paradigms:

  1. Animism
  2. Polytheism
  3. Monotheism
  4. Materialism

Monotheism –> Enlightenment –> Materialism

Enlightenment philosophers such as Rousseau influenced by animism! Noble Savage….

So in western history you can roughly say that the time before polytheism (hunter gatherer societies basically) and for a brief time during the enlightenment we where in harmony with the world, equally emphasising the spiritual and the material realm. But could we, as we discover more and more flaws to our scientific answers, be on the verge of a new paradigm.

 

Thomas, 21st of November 2015:

The terrorists of IS are currently prepared to die for their islamist beliefs. We on the other side of the conflict, do everything to spare our own lives. We develop new expensive techniques to attack from far distances and without human presence. So in this secular western world, what is our ideology? Putting our own lives over the bigger cause – individualism? Lacking a bigger cause – capitalism? 


A dance floor: An image of individual creativity joining together, creating a community.

Soul Train Lines

 


 

In “Spontaneous Evolution” Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman provides this model:

“Civilisations” (western world’s) 4 basal paradigms:

  • animism
  • polytheism
  • monotheism
  • materialism

The western world today is super materialist, which means we acknowledge only matter and not spirit in our belief system.

The islamists are offering a monotheistic world view where the godly, in fact the spiritual realm is the only important and the material world is just a transport, a stepping stone for an after life in paradise.


Artist used to be master.

I learn a job from a master, become a master and teach someone else. / I invent my own unique work that no one will ever be able to make again.