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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.

 

What if you identified as part of humanity rather than an individual human. Everything ever done by humans was done by you. Not you as an individual but you as part of a community. Without the other parts of the community you wouldn’t even survive. So why only identify as your individual self?

How would the news sound like? When there is no point referring to people as ‘them’ or ‘others’ but as ‘we’ ‘you’ or ‘us’.

The thought of humanity as an organism.

“The individual in his sociological aspect is not the complete organism. He who attempts to live without association with his fellow dies. Nor is the nation the complete organism. If Britain attempted to live without cooperation with other nations, half the population would starve. The completer the cooperation, the greater the vitality.” / “The Great Illusion”, Sir Norman Angell,1909

Biologist Bruce Lipton: “We are not humans until we create humanity”


Amoeba, slime mould – sharing membrane, becoming one cell – a supercell.

Cells – evolution –> human body

Humans – evolution –> specialising, building communities/societies/nations/enterprises

NEXT STEP? Humans becoming one organism – a superorganism.

When humanity is united as one is that when we’ll be ready to connect with other worlds?


– Cells in our body are physically connected, don’t we need to be too to become a superorgaism?

Yes or maybe we could communicate through internet. We become cyborgs with built in connection to the universal consciousness (the smart phone is already becoming part of me).


When Gaia Vince writes in a BBC article about humanity as a superorganism she refers to it as a ‘he’ called Homni.