“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:
(…) 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.
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:
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.