In the Fourth World Rationality combined with Cold emotions Controls the World. Empathy is not the emotion of the Hawks of the Ruling Class.
A lot of people don’t believe or don’t know that the Spirit of Inspiration is a Conscious Being. This spirit is specialized in The current Time (Anima Mundi) or Place (Genius Loci). The Russian Philosopher Bahktin called the combination of Place and Time, the Chronotype.
The Architect Christopher Alexander wrote a series of books called The Nature of Order. “. In the books he outlines a theory that Matter is Spirit-like and more Personal in Character. Space and matter are connected to our own private, personal, experience as Sentient and knowing creatures.
The Nation State has a very long history that begun when Humans started to Organize themselves in the Stone Age.
Certain Civilizations (Egypt, Sumer, Inca) were (Re)Created at About the Same Time by comparable entities Enki (Sumer), ( Thoth Egypt) ( Viracocha, Inca ) who warned us for possible recurring Disasters (f.i. the Great Flood, the End of Civilization ).
They build Celestial Observation Centers (like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, Carnac,..) all over the World to determine the exact moment in Time of the recurring Calamity.
It is remarkable that they warned us for what is happening in our time.
The same warning comes from leaders of very old civilizations like the Maori, the Aboriginals but also of the Hopi.
According the Hopi Prophesy Three PreviousHuman Worlds were destroyed when people became Greedy, Worshippedtechnology as a god, Fought and Hurt each other, and repeatedly forgot the Ethical teachings they’d been given to Honor the Earth as the Sourceof life and sustenance. Our Fourth World is dying.
The first State after the Flood was a City State called Ur.
A City-State is a Distribution System. It distributes Wealth (Surplus, Food, Energy, Knowledge, Human Labor) between rich and poor people.
A State is with an unBalanced Distribution system will Collapse.
Because of the Growing (Niche Weather, Fertile, soil) Surplus The Organizatonal Sructures of the States and the States themselves grew bigger and bigger and behaved as humans behaved because humans used them for their Own Benefit.
States grew by Expanding or by taking over other states.To expand states fused but also took over control which was most of the time done with a lot of Violence.
To stay alive States had to increase the amount of soldiers and make or invent new weapons.
Small States fuse into bigger structures like the European Union to benefit from the Protection of a bigger state.
Most of the time the soldiers were children out of the underclass of the state. To motivate the soldiers States became something to Die for.
States Act like humans because humans always Project humans in Agents that show an active behavior. These agents take over the role of the Parent (mostly the Father). States became a Substitute for the Family.
Currently we see a lot of Competing states that compete with other structures that coordinate Human Behavior.
Big Global Companies are sometimes more Powerful than States.
The most innovative state of the state, the constitutional state (See Part 2) has to be innovated to Integrate all of the organizational structures currently available.
If this is not done one of the new structures will Take over Control.
Current Technology is able to Control and Manipulate billions of people by Changing their behavior
Big Brother is real and wide awake waiting to Rule the World.
This blog will show you what the Big Troubles were created by not turning back to the roots of the human structures, Mother Nature connected with .the Moon Cycles
The only Ancient Culture that is still in Tune with Mother Nature lives in Australia and in New Zealand.
Let us Copy their behavior or start looking for a Place to Hide perhaps in the Old Caves in Capadocia.
Part 1: Surviving in a Cave Looking for the Secret Grove of the State.
The State started as a small City-State surrounded by Walls where the Keeper of the Storage of the Food became a King.
The word King comes from kin (related by birth, bloodline) probably with a God (the first Creator). It is well known that in history powerful kings openly declared that they were a God.
Jericho.is probably the oldest continually-inhabited city.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 20 successive settlement dating back 11,000 years.
Cybele was the Goddess of the Bees. She originated from a big Black Stone, a meteorite, fallen from Heaven. This Stone became the Kaaba, the Black Stone in Mecca.
The Statue of Cybele was always accompanied by a priesthood of eunuchs who dressed like bees.
The male priesthood castrated themselves during an ecstatic celebration, called the Day of Blood’, which took place on 24 March.
Cybele carries the Wall of a City as a Crown on her head.
Cybele and her priests played an important role in Rome by keeping the Cybilline Books that contained prophesys about the End of the State of Rome.
The methaphor of the Cave must have come from the ancient cavedwellers. All of them developed the same concepts probably related to the Bee-hive of Queen Bee Cybele containing citizen-Working-Bees that provided for the Food of the state.
Egypt was known as the land of the bee, its kings were called ‘beekeepers’ and the founders of the Nile Valley appear to have travelled from the Source of the State Mesopotamia with bees in their boats after the flood,circa 3,000 BCE.
Egypt became one the most stable Nation States on earth for a very long time.
It produced, because of the cyclic flooding of the Nile, a vast amount of Food, was so Wealthy that it was able to defend itself by hiringMercenaries, even against the Sea People and was therefore able to store a long history of knowledge in its Archives that were taken over by new rulers, the Greek (Alexander the Great) and later the Romans. Alexander was extremely impressed by the Priests of the center of knowledge Heliopolis.
Heliopolis attracted many intelligent people from all over the world to learn the State of the Art in Navigation, Prediction, Architecture, History etc.
About the Hunter Gatherers.
The Maori Culture and the of Australia Aboriginalsare the oldest culture on earth.
The Maori made a conscious choice not to start Agriculture but to live from Mother Earth.
The Hunter Gatherers developed an intuitive knowledge of what Mother Nature needed. In these cultures only people with a “gift”, the shamans, become priests.
The roots of the State go back to Greece where Plato wrote about it. He believed in a city-state he called kallipolis. The state was ruled by a Philosopher King.
Plato got his teachings in Heliopolis, the Center of Wisdom of Egypt and the whole world at that time. His teacher was the Horite priest, Sechnuphis. His teachings came from Thot also called Hermes Trismegistus. Plato mixed the ancient teachings with the dialogs in his books.
The books of the ancient library of Heliopolis were transported to Alexandria and later to Byzantium, , the Center of the new Roman Empire. Later they were taken to Venice and played an important role in the Renaissance.
Part 2: Bruno Latour: About The New Constitution.
Latour speaks about the New Constitution.
A Constitution is a Law that Controls Laws, a Meta-Law.
To formulate the right Laws we have to Solve the Distinction Between Hard and Soft, Science (Facts) and Politics (Society, Values) , Nature and Culture, Thing and Subject.
An Ecology (= a State) Grows when the parts of the ecology are not too connected (“autonomous“) and the Wealth of the Economy is widely available for action.
The Panarchy Cycle ends with the end of the Ecology (in the Conservation-state), This state is always saved in a Sacred Grove.
I hope that you realize that the Sacred Grove of the state is kept alive in the Maori- and Aboriginal Culture and in humans that are able to Feel and/or See, the new Bards and Druids.
In a Conservation-state a State (a Political ecology) is old and fragile only busy with itself, spending all of its energy (wealth) to reproduce
The Sacred Grove was the place were the Spiritual Buildings (Churches/Cathedrals) were build by the Priests of te Old Orders.Atlas (“the Mapmaker“) and the creator of Atlantis shows the Maps that were made to Navigate all over the World and to Predict the Future by projecting Time in Space (f.i Lightyear).
To find the Future of the State we have to research the time we lived in the Caves,
Politicians have to realize that the State is an Ecology that Contains a Diversity of Matter (Things) and Life Forms (subjects) and
Scientists have to realize that Objects are also Actors, they move and/or are a cause and/or an Effect .
Politicians (Thinking(Unity) <->, Feeling (Social) <–> Manipulate and negociate Consensus and
Scientists(Thinking (Unity) , Sensing <–> Make, Analyze) ) have to realize that besides their Archetypes there are other Archetypes like Seeers (INtuiting) and Empats (Feeling). that Play a Role in the Cycle of Paths of Change.
Does the New Constitution, the new Meta Law also apply to Things-Animals and Things- Machines (Robots)?
Who will Speak for the Lakes, the ozon layer, the Trees and the Self-driving Cars in the Parliament of Things.
Are the Laws of Nature in conflict with the New Constitution or are they the same Laws (and what are these Laws)?
We are all kept in the same Prison that is Nature and our only way to get out is to Collaborate with all of the Life-Forms.
Part 3: What is Happening?
We are witnessing a Global Transformation in which the old Organizational Mass Structures are Loosing their Power and the Struggle between the Hawks (Rich, Influentional) and the Doves (Poor, Isolated) comes back.
History Repeats itself in a completely different Context filled with Big Brother Technology.
Is it possible to create a Big Brother State that citizensLove to live in?
The State was invented in Sumer translated in Akkadian as the “Land of the Civilized Kings”.
Their forefathers moved from a hunter-gatherer society to an Agrarian one prior to 5000 BCE.
The Kings and their High Priests invented Cuneiformscript, the Wheel, the Sail Boat, Irrigation, Law, Diplomacy, Trade, Bookkeeping and astrology.
Part 5: Theory of the State.
State formation is explained by The production of surplus (Wealth) resulting in a division and specialization of labor: leading to Classes who worked the land and to those who could devote their time to other tasks including astrology and warfare.
Large societies tend to develop Ruling classes and supporting Bureaucracies (Systems, Connectedness) , which leads to larger organizations that want to Control the world.
When the state is too dependent on systems the state will collaps when a Not Expected Disaster takes place (a Black Swan or a Dragon King.).
For a very long time the Hierarchy was the most important Control-System in Use.
Currently the Center of the System is moving from the Top to the Bottom because of the Rise of Communication Technology (Internet).
Part 6: Summary.
A big part of this blog is about the State we live in called the Constitutional State, the Nation State or the Rechtsstaat.
All of them are highly Dependent on the Belief that People are regulated by Laws and that there is something behind all these Laws which is an Eternal principle that represents the Good.
A deep (but not very difficult) analysis shows that the State is an instrument to benefit a certain Elite (A Tribe?) that is Sustained by the Systems of the State in which the Educational System is the most important.
The extreme wealthy creators of the Global Social-Network Technology know that they are able to Control the World with a Silent Revolution in which the Needs of their users can be changed to live in a new type of Paradise in which the old Roman theory of controlling their citizins with Food & Play will Leadthe Way.
7.List of Chapters.
This list contains numbered summaries of the chapters of this blog from now. It makes it possible to Jump into the blog without missing much.
Watch out: THis Blog is still in Development. It will not be the same in a few weeks from now.
A State was an instrument to support the Ruler of a Boundary in Space called a City State.
The Rulers became Omnipotent when they transformed themselves into a God.
THe City State Monaco.
3. History of the State starting with the GREAT FLOOD.
Before the Great Flood Humans were organized in Tribes and later in Kingdoms. Most of the humans were owned by other humans.
After the Industrial Revolution the Slaves started a Revolution and the Kings had to share their Power with the Many still divided in the Rich and the Poor.
People no longer felt they were Owned by some Ruler; instead they now gave their Loyalty to something bigger, the Nation-state.
4. The Constitutional State.
This is a new concept in which the “good” is put into a General accepted Meta-law (a law that rules over other laws) chosen by a Majority of people. The big problems with a Meta-System is that it not bounded. It suffers Infinite Regress.
The big problem with a not bounded Constitution is that it will eventually cover All of the Humans, the Animals, the Territory of Earth (UNO) or even Space.
5. The problems of the Constitutional Sate.
To service its citizens the Rechtsstaat starts Companies that operate in the for- and the non-profit Market.
These Companies are now sold (or “given”) to the rich elite or the rich global companies that are now controlling the world.
Poor Citizens are paying Taxes for the benefit of the rich others.
This is Splitting the State and gives Opportunistic Leaders (Populist) the chance to drive their followers into a Renaissance of the Fascist State.
The STaat is also competing with other rechtsstaats (EU, UNO, ..). that control the “lower” rechtstaat giving the Nationalists the opportunity to dissolve structures that were created to Prevent a 3de World-war.
6. The End of the Nation State.
States are connected to a physical boundary. The United Nations relate to Earth.
The perspective of Humanity changed when we were able to see the Earth in the Middle (Bible, Creation Story) the Sun in the Middle ( Science Copernicus) to the Center of the Milkey Way in the Middle (Hubble Telescope, Technology).
The Cycle of History is moving to the Center. Our movement into Space_ generates a new (Space)-Spirituality created by the Meta-Myth of Joseph Gampbell that motivates people to leave Earth and move to Mars or even further.
7. About Anarchy and Terroism.
The Institutions of the state and the Elite that controls the state have been an object of Destruction for a very long time. Until now the State seems to be Resilient/ Anti-fragile. It restores and grows from Chaos.
8. Living in Caves. The Pre-Historic State.
What can we learn from the time Humans were not part of a State (and part of a Tribe).What we can learn is that a lot of the experience of that time is put into our culture and in our myths and religion.
9: Are Humans different from Animals & Organisms.
Organisms & Animals “create” organizational structures that look like States. How different are we from organisms and our cousins the Apes. An important feature we don’t want to see is Synchronization. It helps dictators to control the masses.
10. Diverging States?
In 1989 The Berlin Wall fell and the western Nation-State became the “normal” model of the World. After that moment old conflicts started all over again. The same happened when the world wanted to get rid of “real” Dictators like Saddam Hoessein.
States are not a computer program that controls citizins, we can Restart.
States revert to their Initial State which is a Tribal Structure in which Violence is a normal tool to control the Population.
The New LeadersCopy the Story of the Ancient Leaders by Remembering old Stories about Lost Battles. This happened everywhere in the World from YugoSlavia to Ruanda.
Dictators with the use of State Violence control latent conflicts.
States are a very Complex Balancing Act in which many Powers are Neutralized.
11. The Techno-State.
In 1999 I wrote a document called MOVING UP and MOVING DOWN Ideas and opinions about the connection between Small Scale specialized human networks and large scale collaborative IT-technology.
It shows that we are moving to a connected Collaborative Space mostly called the Internet (or Hyperspace).
Hyperspace is now owned by big Global companies like Google and Facebook that Sell and Predict the Activity-profiles in Hyper- and Physical Space of many people on earth.
This blog is the result of an increasing frustration about the Performance of the State I live in (The Netherlands).
My Government acts without a vision, spends a huge amount of (tax)money and makes nistake after mistake most of the time in the use of Technologybut also in providing effective Healthcare, Education, Protection, etc etc.
I Spend a few weeks reading thinking and writing about the State and came to the conclusion that we are facing the end of the Nation State.
It looks like Big Brotheris already there and we are facing a situation in Europe that looks like the rise of the Totalitarian fascists States around 1933.
Is history repeating?
2. What is a Sate?
A Nation State is a Top Down Management Structure that controls a lot of peoplethat share a lot. Currently the Top (Government) is loosing its power to other powers (Companies) .
In this last case the Nation State will transform into a Network of SpecialEconomic Zones comparable to Hong Kong that provide a Tax-haven and a Secure haven to the very Rich. .
People that look alikesynchronize and turn into a crowd that follows the directions of the Leader if he (or she) uses the Rhetoric of the Common Enemy. Most of the influentual Dictators were aware (by instinct or training) that they could bring a huge amount of people in Sync doing things they never believed that was Possible.
Nation States are fragmenting into small Cultural Identities.
The Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that questions of the State, how it should be organized, and how it should pursue its ends, were fundamental to the achievement of happiness. Aristotle was aquainted with the City-State of Athens.
The State we live in is the result of a Top-Down/Bottom Up process that repeats itself many times.
States start as small City States, and grow into Big Burocratic States.
Burocratic states are highly fragileand are therefore easily destroyed by a calamity or taken over by groups of violent people specialized in warfare that are triggered by famine caused by a change of climate or a change of the environment caused by human activity (desert creation, the industrial revolution).
Another cause of the end of a state can be found in internal conflict between competing groups often part of the Rulers (Masters) and the Ruled (Slaves).
This conflict can result in a Split of the state and or a Fusion of comparable parts. India and the Us are an example of both in which Religion was the cause of the split and a Cultural Likeness (“Capitalistic, Calvinistic) the reason of a Fusion.
The Huns, especially under their King Attila, made frequent and devastating raids into the Eastern Roman Empire. invaded Italy and almost conquered Rome.
Chinese government build big walls to protect the country against the Mongols.
In time the Victors fill in the old framework of the burocracy with their own people and the system becomes fragile again.
Systems (and humans) Reproduce themselves with Parts that reproduce themselves ( autopoiesis. ).
3.History of the State.
The next Great Flood will probably not be caused by a collision with a meteorite but by the melting of ice caused by the rising of temperature caused by Climate Change.
The repeating process of State-production was stopped by and started again after the Great Flood. This happened around 3117 BC.
“After the Flood had swept over the earth and when kingship was lowered again from heaven, kingship was first in Kish. . . . in Uruk the divine Gilgamesh . . . ruled 126 years . . . its kingship was removed to Ur”
The City State of Ur.
Ur was a new .start. Soon the City States started to make war and grew into a bigger structure.
Ur has always been an important location, a harbor, part of the trade-routes that connected the East and the West. Because of the Trade The rulers (Male and/or Female) of Ur became very rich.
Rulers become God and The High Priest gets te power.
Shulgi, the greatest king of the Third Dynasty of Ur, who solidified the hegemony of Ur and reformed the empire into a highly centralized bureaucratic state. Shulgi ruled for a long time (at least 42 years) and deified himself halfway through his rule.
The transformation from ruler to God brought the King to the highest state of Power. Many rulers copied this behavior and many new Gods appeared making life very complex.
At the time of Shulgi rulers were often adviced by Magi that had a lot of knowledge about Mass Manipulation, Personal Magic and Medicine. When the rulers became God the Magi became the High Priest.
The Egyptian Pharao Akhenaton who was probably the Master of the Biblical Mozes Defined one God as the principal God. He started a new trend Monotheism based on the worship of Aten (the Sun Disk) .
In the Egyptian state the Priests were very powerful. They rebelled against Akhhenaton and restored the cult of Ammon.
The ancient economies of China, the Incan Empire, the Indian Empires, Babylon, Greece, and the various kingdoms of Africa operated on principles of reciprocity and redistribution with a very limited role for markets.
Cycles: History repeats itself.
Below you see a picture of a cycle-generator that generates Cycles in Cycles (etc). Cycles are driven by harmonic patterns that have a lot in common with music (“the Music of the Spheres“).
The Waves and the Overtonesof the cycle going Up and Down can be described with recurring themes part of a five-fold-pattern (Pentangle). This pattern shares the four World Views of Path of Change (PoC) with a center which represents a whole. . PoC is a very old theory about Change that was discovered by Will McWhinney.
Two states of The State of Rome.
Rome was a state ruled by an elected emperor controlled by an elected parliamentwith representatives that were Roman Citizen.
Emperor Constantine the Great made Christianity the leading religion of Rome because it looked a lot like the belief of his soldiers the (persian) cult of Mitra. Mitra transformed into Archangel Michael.
The Emperor of Rome transformed into the Pope of Rome.
To the Romans, anyone who was not a citizen of Rome or who did not speak Latin was a barbarian. In Europe there were five major barbarian tribes – the Huns, Franks, Vandals, Saxons, and Visigoths (Goths) – and all of them wanted to destroy Rome.
The rulers of the barbarians soon created kingdoms, empire-states that took over the rule of Rome. As always the expansion of the new Empires generated conflicts and war.
The Secular State.
In the renaissance the Zeitgeist of Europe turned into the state of Imagination/Spirit.
The Bible was translated in the languages of the empires and a unique interpretation of the Christian Faith turned into a Work Ethic based on the theories of Calvin.
Cpitalism and the freedom of Faith were born. The State left the field of religion and theSecular _State was born.
The State of the (Capitalistic) Hawks.
“The German sociologist Franz Oppenheimer (1864-1943), said, there are only two ways for men to acquire wealth.
The first method is by producing a good or a service and voluntarily exchanging that good for the product of somebody else.
This is the method of exchange, the method of the free market; it’s creative and expands production; it is not a zero-sum game because production expands and both parties to the exchange benefit.
Oppenheimer called this method for the acquisition of wealth the “Economic means“.
The second method is seizing another person’s property without his consent, i.e., by robbery, exploitation ND/OR looting.
The Noble Price winning Economist Daniel Kahneman wrote a book called Hawkish Biasisin which he explains economic behavior with the same attitudesExchange (cooperation,Dove) and competition (Hawk, war, immoral behavior).
Oppenheimer called the thawkish method of obtaining wealth “the political means.” And then he went on to define the state, or government, as “the organization of the Political means,” i.e., the regularization, legitimation, and permanent establishment of the political means for the acquisition of wealth of the Hawks (the Upperclass) .
Around 1789 Europe was in the Social State meaning that social-conflicts started to increase.
The French Revolution (1789) started a revolt of the underclass that was hit by an economic crisis caused by a change of the climate caused by an explosion of a vulcano in Iceland. After the revolution the Middleclass (Bourgeoisie) took over the power and created factories powered by the steammachine. This stage in history is called the Industrial Revolution.
The Industrial revolution created a new underclass, the proletariat. Marx following Hegeldetected that World History follows Patterns
The French Revolution triggered the start of the Socialistic Movement in England that caused many revolutions in for instance Russia and China. Both are countries that are controlled by an Elite (“the Party“).
Although most of the time not highly visible all countries with a State are controlled by an Elite that creates a Network connected to special Schools/Universities, Political Parties and big Companies or networks of specialized comparable Small companies (Farmers rtc).
The State as an Selforganizing System.
Anthony Giddens (1985) stresses that the emergence of the “Internally Pacified State” that centralizes the Means of Violence and hence prevents Armed Struggles between opposed classes was accompanied and enabled by a large expansion of the apparatuses of Surveillance and Bureaucratic Administration.
Giddens argues that the nation state is a “Power Container” [Giddens, 1985: 13] that stores and concentrates Authorative and allocative resources and that with the rise of capitalism the nation state replaced the City as the most important power container.
The Institutions of the State are the Keepers of the Rules that facilitate the systems in the state to self-organize:
Can a human society be constrained in such a way that self-organization will thereafter tend to produce outcomes that Advance the Goals of the society? Such a society would be self-organizing in the sense that individuals who pursue only their own interests would none-the-less act in the interests of the society as a whole, irrespective of any intention to do so. This paper identifies the conditions that must be met if such a self- organizing society is to emerge. It demonstrates that the key enabling requirement for a self- organizing society is ‘consequence-capture’. Broadly this means that all agents in the society must capture sufficient of the benefits (and harms) that are produced by their actions on the goals of the society. ‘Consequence-capture’ can be organized in a society by appropriate management (systems of evolvable constraints) that suppress free riders and support pro-social actions. In human societies these constraints include institutions such as systems of governance and social norms. The paper identifies ways of organizing societies so that effective governance will also self-organize. This will produce a fully self-organizing society in which the interests of all agents (including individuals, associations, firms, multi- national corporations, political organizations, institutions and governments) are aligned with the interests of the society as a whole.
4. The Constitutional State.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the constitutional state took its origin from a revolution against absolutist rule and feudal inequality.
‘Constitution’ as a revolutionary new concept of law meant as an ideal-type: written, supreme, secular law, decided by the people and regulating all public power.
Constitutional monarchy was the dominant type of constitutional state in Europe throughout the nineteenth century.
It was marked by a fundamental dualism between monarchical and parliamentary power, which tended towards parliamentarization and came to an end with complete constitutionalization and democratization of European states as an outcome of the First World War.
While the post-war years represented the apex of European constitutionalism, the deep European crisis of the 1930s with the rise of dictatorship destroyed the core function of constitutionalism, to legally bind state power, which came to be restored only gradually after 1989 for the whole of Europe.
Currently a big part of Europe is controlled by the European Union (EU) created 1-1-1958. The citizen support for the EU is in a steep decline culminating in the rise and come back of many nationalistic parties and the Brexit (Exit of Brittain).
5. The Future of the Dutch Constitutional State.
In 2003 the WRR ( Dutch Government Scientific Think Thank) wrote a report about the future of the Dutch Constitutional State called a Rechtsstaat.
The ZeitGeist is currently in the State of the Center (Whole, White, Boundaries).
Citizins want to be treated as respectedIndividuals (Informalization) and are exploring boundaries (Intensivation) . Young people Cross boundaries, companies work withoutboundaries (Globalization) and countries define new boundaries.
The system of rules governing a rechtstaat is becoming too complex and the connected system becomes too bureaucratic, while capacity problems are arising on account of the large flow of applications, public participation procedures,complaints, pleas and proceedings against the government on the part of assertive citizens.
Competing Rule Systems.
Next to this there are many more “rechts states” (EU, UN) that are are creating and enforcing competing rule-systems.
Especially in smallcities and parts of big cities (comparable to city-states) a new third sector is growing that contains cooperatives of civilians that develop shared autarkicnon-for-profit (social) functions like energy& food-production, care for the elderly etc etc. These functions are based on exchange of material and services (reciprocity ).
“Similar varieties of populism are erupting in many countries. Several have noted the parallels in style and substance between leaders such as Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Viktor Orbán and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
All countries are today embedded in the same system, which subjects them all to the same pressures.
20th-century political structures are drowning in a 21st-century ocean of deregulated finance,autonomous technology, religious militancy and great-power rivalry.
Finally, the old superpowers’ demolition of old ideas of international society – ideas of the “society of nations” that were essential to the way the new world order was envisioned after 1918 – has turned the nation-state system into a lawless gangland“;
Everything that was structured most of the time by a Top Down Hierarchical Structure and Controlled by Lawmakers that enforce their own rules is now attacked by many new connected (by a Telecom Network) bottom-up structures that make it possible to Control and Direct the Individuals in the Masses with Highly Intelligent Big Brother technology.
There is a strong popular demand for decisions to be taken at lower levels than Central Government.
At the extreme, this has fuelled Iindependence movements in Scotland, Quebec, Catalonia and Western Sahara, not to mention Palestine and Kosovo. Less dramatically, we see an increasing devolution of Central Powers in most countries.
Multinational Corporations are more powerfull than Governments: They operate globally, unrestricted by borders.
The biggest tech companies are now richer than most countries, and foreign Governments find it very difficult to tax them properly on the profits they make.
Nation-states were always based on a fiction so that the demanded Liberté, égalité and, fraternitédemanded by liberal States was held to be compatible with the national Homogeneity of the Nation.
But as different Ethnic Groups demanded recognition and rights and as refugees advocated for rights within traditional nation-states, the Tension between legal equality and national recognition set the nations of Europe Against the states and led to the rise of Fascism in Italy and Totalitarianism in Germany.
Today there are similar indications that nation-states are once again failing and . that the rise of populist nationalist movements around the world is a response to the widespread failure of nation-states to address 21st century problems.
This is why a strange brand of Apocalyptic Nationalism is so widely in vogue. But the current appeal of Machismo as Political Style, the Wall-building and Xenophobia,the fantastical Promises of National Restoration – these are not cures, but symptoms of what is slowly revealing itself to all: nation states everywhere are in an advanced state of political and moral decay.
ViolenceAgainst the State is used by Groups of People (“Freedom Fighters”) who do not recognize that the current State represents the (Origional) Citizins and/or that the Law of the State is not the Accepted general Law (“Religious Fighters“) of a Culture that occupies the State.
Sometimes the State uses Violence to Control the Citizens of the State (State Terrorism).
8. Living in a Cave: Lessons from The Pre-Historic State of the Humans.
The State was created when we,the humans Stopped Moving Around, Settled Down and started Agriculture. . The first place we settled down were Caves.
Outside the Cave Nature was filled with many Animals and Plants we could eat.
To Kill Animals we made Weapons and to make weapons we needed Fire and Iron. Powerful Weapons were filled with Magic.
Magic is a System that gives the Focused Human Belief-System to take the role of Observer in QuantumMechanics.
As a a human we have to Cope with Violent Acts like an Accident, the Killing of an Animal that looks like a Human and the Strange Transformations of our Body we encounter when we Grow from a Child to a Grown-up.
Our transformation follows the Path of the Hero.
This path has a lot in common with Paths of Change, a General Theory about Change.
The Humans in the Cave became Aware of the Cycles of the Day, The Year and the Equinox.
They crated Rituals to cope with Stress and to avoid Bad Luck.
OSEPH CAMPBELL: “After the animal has been killed, the hunter then has to fulfill certain rites in a a mystic participation with the animals whose death he has brought about, and whose Meat is to become his Life.
“So the killing is not simply slaughter, at any rate, it’s a Ritual Act. It’s a recognition of your dependency and of the Voluntary Giving of this food to you by the Animal“.
The humans in the cave specialized and new Crafts came to life. The oldest “jobs” were the Firemaker and the BlackSmith. Both jobs were taken by Shamans. Important crafts were projected on the Gods.
In the Creation-Myths Gods like Ptah and Vulcan were worshiped as the Creator of all things and the patron of various crafts, such as Sculpting and Metalworking.
The Blacksmiths are the Makers & the Warriors.They have a lot in common with the Druids and Bards of the Celts and the Magi of Persia. A Blacksmith was called a Merlin in Celtic Culture.
Vulcan – God of fire and volcanoes as well as Smith of the gods
The Ancient Egyptians Blacksmiths, the Heru-Behutet, are associated with the Power of the Serpent (“the Ka“) and the Winged Disk, the symbol of the Zodiac (Astrology).
Heru Behutet is shown as a Hawk-Headed Man bearing the double crown of Egypt, holding Metal Weapons, and more often as a Winged Disk flanked by a White and a Black Cobra (White and Black Alchemy).
The Mesniu had shaved heads, wore short tunics that exposed their chests, and bore either an inverted Lance or some other Metal instrument.
In the rear of their temples was situated a “Holy of Holies,” called the Mesnit, which was only accessible by the Mesniu. A Holy of Hollies is Fractal Model.
In the Bible the Blacksmiths are associated with the children of Tubal Cain. One of his descendants is Hiram, the Master Builder of the Temple of Solomon.Building big Buildings became an Art.
In African Orisha Culture, the Ogun, the Blacksmiths are always isolated in a special group outside Society because they are the carriers of the Third, (Evil) Eye of Horus and are able to manipulate the Force of Life, Nyama or Ka (Chi, Prana, Ether, the Fifth Element).
Creative People are able to manipulate the Power that Creates.
As soon as the States were created Humans started to Trade & exchange Objects, Creating a new concept called Wealth.
Humans measure their Importanceby the physical objects (including caves and animals) they own or are able to buy. They show their importance just like animals in the way they look,wear clothes and the Language they speak.
Humans are experts in detecting lying but we are experts in lying when we deceive ourselves.
Organisms create Complex Organisational structures that look like a State. They do that by Imitating others that look Similar or Act Similar. Acting Similar (Copying) is the reason for Synchronization.
George Lakoff is a specialist in Metaphor. A Metaphor is a function between two models.
For instance Freud made a model of the Human by Mapping the Human Body to a Steam Machine.
George Lakoff believes in his book Moral Politics that US Citizins see the State according to their party as a Nurturing Mother (Democrats) or a Strict Father(Republicans) part of a Family (Being a Tribe).
States are often represented by Humans (Mother Russia) or a Bounded Location (the Heimat, Germany).
States are Born and Grow Up just like Humans.
Just like life a birth is not a gentle process but comes with stress and pain. The Big Battles between states live for many years and the Reason can be revoked to start a new Battle.
The same applies when a State was a Superpower in the past. States without a shareddramatic story don’t motivate citizens to support the state without asking questions.
The State works when the Citizens are able to Trust the state and or be Proud to be part of the state they live in. The state is Evaluated by its Activities but also by the people it represents (PoliticianS).
When we use model of Path of Change (picture below) we can see that Politicians combine Rules and Social (vice verse) which means that they play a Game in which they make a combination between What People Believe and What they Value and are PART OF A CYCLE in which ACTION and REFLECTION takes place.
The task of the Politician is to establish Consensus between the citizens of the State.
Many thought the internet would spawn a Digital democratic utopia: Today, we witness the opposite Hacking elections and Polarizing open societies.
Democracy is not only about Voting but also about having a Voice to articulate what is Needed. Citizens want to participate in the beginning of a project and not only use the result. One of the possibilities is to Vote with the Tax you Pay .
Participatory Budgeting(PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives people real power over real money.
Controlled by a Special Type of Dialoque initially invented by the PhysicistDavid Bohm (chosen by Einstein as his successor) in Cooperation with the IndianPhilosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. (initially chosen by the Theosophical Society to become the Maytreya) Written about in the book On Dialoque by David Bohm.
In this Blog I Ttry to develop a Circular (Cyclic)Context-DependentView on Technology.
About Dialoque Mapping:
List of Chapters:
Part 0: Introduction. This chapter written in a Dualistic Styleends with a Video of a Presentation of Neil Theise about Non-Dual Realism which Could Be the Theme of this Entire post.
Part 1Managing Complex Engineering Projects using COLLIN.(Collective Intelligence) developed by Engineers of the Technical UniversityDelft. Collin contains a Video of the GeometricProcess-Model developed by Theo Lohman. This model has a lot in common with Paths of Change.
If you are Only interested in Managing Complex Engineering projects you can find a very extensive Dissertation about this subject in this part. If you want to know more you can also Contact me.
Part 2 about Change management and Paths of Change.(PoC), a very Old Philosophy highly related to the Research of Carl Jung about the Quaternion.
Paths of Change are fractal Cyclic (CirCular) models that combine many IndependentPoints of View (Worldviews).
in Part 3 I introduce you to the work of Kent Palmer. He defined Schema Theory as a theoretical Framework for system Design. A Schema is a 2xN-Dimensional Frame
Part 4 Why Meta-Systems, are a Schap (Scape). and why the Future lies behind the HORIZON which is where Infinity(the point we will never reach) is situated.
A scape (in for instance in landscape) is a horizontal (2×2) frame we use to project verything we See (“insight“).
A Meta-System is a scape that contains a scape (ad infinitum). We almost always forget to take the context into account when we design changes with a high impaqt.
About Projective Geometry, Space-Time, the Chronotope and the Philosophy of Bhaktin .
Bhaktin found a Pattern behind all the Books of World Literature he Read when he was imprisoned for lifetime in Stalin’s Gulag Archipel.
I have spend Every Day until today to do Research or to write.
The blog shows you how to improve engineering perhaps by doing the Opposite of improving (not-Improving (maintenance, Keeping Alive) or the Opposite of the Opposite (destroying?, getting rid of?, clean up, transforming?) .
Engine-ering (Machine–ering) is about Making Remaking or Taking Care of something (a Seed?) or someone.
This Blog is still in Development but every part is worthwile.
Start where you want and move around.
This Blog is a Piece of (meta)-Art because It is Writing itself.
If you want to Look at a Summary of this Blog look at the Video Below about the Fundamental Awareness Model of Neil D. Theiseand Kafatos.
Summary of the Summary: Everything that goes Wrong makes things Work and every New Theory we Detect is the result of an Observation at the Wrong Scale.
Engineering Innovates by Learningfrom the Mistakes off Others. We could even innovate by Generating Mistakes that generate Solutions to Problems that do not Exist.
Summary of the Summary of The Summary :Nature and Humans Experiment. (Just like Engineers do).
What looks like a Body at one Scaleof Perception is Billions of Cells and Trillions of Molecules on Another Scale.
Life is an Autopoietic Machine which is a Machine organized as a Network of Processes of production of components which realize the network of processes that produce them.
Death caused by a Disaster is needed to invoke an Alternative Path to Improve Life.
We experience our ‘Selves’ as Both a current Set of EMERGINGFeelings, Sensations, and Thoughts, as well as a Boundaryless Ocean of Memories and Imagination.
Our Universe is a Conscious Experience which expresses itself in novel ways for the purpose of EnrichingExperience.
Part 1 Managing Big Engineering Projects.
Bigengineering projects almost always fail (and are therefore highly Innovative).
This blog is written to improveEngineering or to create a new Type of engineering that is in tune with the Spirits of Nature. and founded on the most robust foundation of Science which is mathematics.
Thanks to Kent Palmer this blog will also bring systems-theory in line with the State of the Art in philosophy.
Out of the many documents of Kent Palmer I use you will see that he is trying to RecreateSsystems-Theory from the Bottom. This Bottom is very old and lies in China, India and Egypt.
Imagining Nothing is Something but Nothing, “the VOID” (currently called the vacuum) , could contain the source of creation we always use when we make something out of nothing. (this is the essence of the Diamond Sutra).
After a few lines my English Text Starts->
De inspiratie om te gaan schrijven ontstond toen ik door Harm Rozie in contact werd gebracht met ingenieurs die bezig waren met het verbeteren van hun vakgebied onder de noemer (First Time Right).
De reden is dat de meeste technologieprojecten die vaak meer dan een miljard kosten mislukken en dat het er op lijkt dat de aannemers erg veel baat hebben van dit mislukken omdat dan alles nog een keer of meer moet.
-> Part 1 : Collin.Managing Complex Projects
The amount of failing complex technology-projects is increasing.
I got in contact with a group of people connected to the Technical University of Delft who were trying to solve this problem.
One of them is Theo Lohman.
He developed a method called Collin (Collective Intelligence).
Leo Ruijven, wrote a dissertation about Collin (and more) called : A unified framework improving interoperability and symbiosis in the field of Systems Engineering.
Kent Palmer has been busy in the US to solve the same problems in a completely different way.
Theo and others have developed Relatics . Relatics is a tool to support the making of project-documentation.
You can link documents to a common project-datamodel. The idea behind Relatics is that big projects fail because the participants loose oversight.
This can be prohibited by making standardized documentation.Relatics is a manual tool. You have to make the projectmodel and the links to the content/documentation by hand.
We (Alchemist BV) have developed a tool that makes a semantic-network out of the content of a project using text-mining.
This tool can also be used to make a semantic network out of of any software-code.
THis tool is a result of a Big project (called Resolver) I started at ABN AMRO around 1991 to solve our big software integration problems caused by a merger under pressure.
After a long time of search and research all over the world we ended up at the CWI (Center for Mathematics and Informatics) close to our headquarters in Amsterdam where Paul Klint was developing a meta-parser. .
Alchemist is the result of research by Wim Goes to solve the problem that the rules of the parsers (“translators) of software-languages are changing all the time with every new language. or new version of the language.
To become future-proof we needed a general tool.
This tool was developed on top of an advanced text-mining-tools proving that a progam-language is nothing but a specialized human language with the same problems (“dialects”, etc) as human languages have.
Alchemist not only generates a semantic-network but it also detects patterns behind the many pieces of software and contextual textual content a company (or a network of companies) produces.
It shows the implicit progress of the activity of many people who look at the same context with a different view.
Part 2. Paths of Change (PoC)
I found out that Collin has a lot to do with Paths of Change (Poc) of Will Mcwhinney. The main reason is that PoC contains a widely applicable general framework that has been used for many ages in many cultures.
PoC is a Meta-Theory (or better a Meta-Praxis) that explains many theories (and philosophies).
PoC uses the concept of Worldview, a Sensory definition of a unique perspective at the world you live in. “
look/view” is not the right word because one of the worldviews is called Sensory.
Poc has a lot in common with the Archetypes of Jung (Sensing, Thinking (Unity, Models, Rules), Feeling (Social, Emotions) and Intuiting (Mythic, Imagination).
The worldviews of PoC are orthogonal which means that the views are independent.
They are a 2×2 combination of Expansion (red) and Contraction (blue) often called the Cosmic Breath.
The most simpe representation of the Cosmic Breath is a two-side arrow (<->).
PoC is a fractal framework which means that Poc can be applied to Itself.
Poc is also a clyclic framework which means that the views of the Paths of Change are connected in a cycle (and a meta-cycle (etc.) that moves With (Introvert) and Against the cClock (Extravert) .
Poc also contains a center. (the cross) that can be seen as a Projection of Consciousness seen as the Observer.
Below a view on a Chinese model called the Five Elements Map.
The four corners of the square of PoC and the center of the Cross add up to Five Perspectives.
The Four + one center Elements come back in many Cultures and in Old and Recent Science.
As you can see the two directions of the movement are called destructive (Against the Clock, Consuming) and generative/ Productive.
The two movements connect and create a Moebius Ring (the number 8 ((infinity) FOR EVER).
Wicked and other Problems are solved by Making a connection between the Worldviews to create a cyclic Path of Change.
Every 2-combination (called a Game) of Worldviews is a step in a circular Path of Change is named with many names.
For instance Unitary<-> Sensory is called Make (Unity->Sens) or Analyze. (Sens->Unity). Sen-Unity is named the Analytical Game Sensory-Social, the Game of the Market. and Mythic-Social is the GAme that Creates Games.
Combinations of Steps are related to well known Methods. 4-Rotations with or against the Clock are High Level ResolutionPaths called Renaissance(Rebirth) or REvitalization.
Later in this Blog you will see that there are many Theories that are easely mapped to PoC.
Garl Jung called the framework behind his Archetypes a Quaternion, a 4×4-square that contains complementary (“dual“) concepts (Senses/Facts vs Imagination), (Object/Unity) vs/Subject (Social).
Complementary concepts share the void when they are united. They are often called a Paradox.
The Quaternion has a lot in common with the Chinese Lo Shu Magic square which is the “generator” of the ancient Chinese Cyclic Models.
The Lo-Shu was given to the mythical Emperor Yu before the great Delugewhen he was sitting at the Yellow River.
The Lo Shu Magic Square was an important model for time and space and served as a basis for city planning, tomb design, and temple design. The Magic Square was used to designate spaces of political and religious importance.
The Turtle is a synbol of Orion a constellation that played an important role in many ancient cultures.
The Dogon in Africa who knew a lot about ancient Egypt tell in their creation story about the extraterestials (the Nommos) that came from Sirius B to create life on Earth. They were the first engineers on earth.
Jung got a lot of his ideas out of a very long discussion about the dreams of Wolfgang Pauli, one of the creators of Quantum Mechanics.
A Quaternion is a square. A square can be divided by a line into two Triangels. The mathematical Triangle is highly related to the Spiritual triangel, the trinity.
The Triangel is also a Basic Building Block in Geometry.
The work of Kent Palmer is called Schema Theory.Schema Theory uses Mathematics as a foundation and shows that the history of mathematics follows the history of Engineering. Both make use of the same ideas/concepts.
To me this is fine because I am a trained mathematician.
The nice thing with mathematics is that most mathematicians are also philosopher because both need the same concepts to explain what they are looking for or have found.
Kent Palmer uses the concept of the Schema as a central frame to explain what is or was happening in Engineering . A Schema is a 2-dimensional frame.
My Father was born in the center of the Netherlands called “de Veluwe”. His family spoke a different dialect as my mothers family.
Later I met other people with different dialects. I even found out that Science and Banking use their own dialect.
A Dialect is a unique way in which people speak a language that is often highly related to a shared language.
There are many ways to group dialects (Location, Social Class, Profession,.History, culture ..). Dialects can be highly confusing that’s why standardizing terminology is needed when you want to make enduring relationships.
Bahktin, a Russian Philosopher spent his whole life researching literature.
Bahktin developed the concept of the Chronotope : “the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature”.
Bahktin found many cycles (the Wheel of Life) that are explained by Paths of Change.
Bahktin wrote a lot about Systemscapes called a Context. He believed that structuring (Coding) kills a context by destroying its potential:
“A context is potentially unfinalized; a code must be finalized. A code is only a technical means of transmitting information; it does not have cognitive, creative significance. Code is deliberately killed context“.
In 1976 At ABN (a big bank) I was asked to take care of the Data and the Terminologyof the bank (Data-Management). We used a special database called a Dictionary to store all the definitions of the data and their technical implementations in database, software and manual processes. The model of the Dictonary was called a Meta-Model.
After some time we found out that the meta-model was a self-reference (a fractal) and it all came back to my favorite subject I found when I was trained as a programmer.
To teach us we were given highly difficult problems we had to solve in a very short time using a highly limited computer (1969 CRI Leiden). I found out that the best solutions were always fractal.
Later the specifications of the software and the coding were stored in the same dictionary now called a Repository.
Later I got into contact with many scientists that were highly interested in data and the meaning (semantics) of data.
In my fathers dialect a Plank was called a schap. In English Schap is called scape . A plank is a horizontal frame that is used to carry objects.
A LandScape is A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
A Horizontal Frame can be seen from a Stake. A stake (“paal”) is a pointed foundation hit in the ground.
When you climb the Stake you can see the Horizon.
When you climb you use a scale.The Horizon is a Horizon-tal Line.Perspective (looking thhrough a hole) was invented by Painters in the Renaissance and was transformed into Projective Geometrythat was transformed into the Model of Curved Space/Time that was used by Einstein when he developed Special Relativity Theory.
Vriendschap is called Friendship in English.
A Ship is a Scape. a horizontal frame floating on Water.
A Scape, a view or picture of a scene, has various synonyms: context, situation, environment, ecosystem, medium, milieu,or Gestalt.
In the linked document called Naming Systems Kent Palmer writes bout Meta-Systems, Meta-Systems float above normal Systems.
Meta means about the thing itself. It’s seeing the thing from a higher perspective.
When you want to get oversight you have to go UP until you see the Horizon. UP is called Abstracting.
An Abstracted System is always simpler than the System itself. This means that Abstracting is leaving “things out”.
When the process of leaving things out is chaotic you will leave the relation between the Meta-System and the System it is about.
If this is the case the total development-process is in a mess.
To save the project or sometimes even the company you have to find all the content produced and reconstruct the genesis of the project to pick up the pieces.
When ABN and AMRO (another big Bank) were fused I was made co-responsible for this process.
To fuse the two banks we needed new technology (called reverse-engineering) to get the meaning out of all the stored content in many sometimes very old libraries called archives.
We even needed tools to extract the meaning out of operational software without source and object in in the state of a load module.
To save the bank we even had to look worldwide for solutions and got into contact with institutions (NASA) that finally pointed back to Scientists in the Netherlands.
This started an ongoing research-relationship until today in which we develop new tools to handle the new content (pictures, movies, ,,) available and try to reach a higher level of understanding.
An important point to note is that software-engineers especially in highly complex businesses have perhaps solved more problems than the engineers that started the field of system-engineering. I am sure that Kent Palmer is aware of this point.
Part 4: Kent Palmer About Meta-Systems
Kent Palmer wrote a document: The Advance of the Systems Engineering Discipline through an understanding of Meta-systems theory.
To write This part I have copied ltext out of the document but have also added pieces of my own thinking/out of my own practice.
Paths of Change (PoC) contains connected Steps that are defined by a World-View. A World is a long period of time. The steps always end at the same step. That is why PoC is called a Cycle.
A world-view is about looking in a special way or at a special direction at a scape.
As we already saw we are looking Up into the sky when we are abstracting. When we have abstracted (made things simpler) we have developed a theory.
When we apply/use the theory we are practising. Practice is about going Down until we are standing with our feed on the ground (earth).
We can also look backwards (the Beginning, Creation, History) or forwards (Future, Horizon).
Systems Engineering can be viewed as a practical discipline and Systems Theory as an academic pursuit.
A dual is a mirror of paired concepts. Theory and practice are duals.Their mirror is the reverse of a process we call abstracting.
A Mata-System is a dual of a System but it is not necessary that the reverse-process is a mirror.
A System has an environment or ecosystem (” or a Scape) that surrounds it and which it is embedded in. This use of “meta” means beyond (or part of or connected to ) rather than above.
In this case systems can even live (or interact) in their-Scape.
Systems (in terms of theories) can even be tested in their Meta System without going from theory to practice.Perhaps practice does not need theory or practice is ahead of theory.
The only thing we have to detect is the stake we have climbed to see the horizon of the system or what is behind its horizon.
Systems Theory should learn from Systems Engineering. But there are equally many places where the reverse is true.
Systems Theory has no practical side that allows it to generate problems for the academics to solve. But on the other hand Systems Engineering lacks the theoretical foundation that will allow it to ground its practice.
It can appropriate Systems Theory but really it needs not just a Systems Theory but also the inverse of that, a Meta-systems Theory. It will take both of these to ground a robust Systems Engineering practice.
Part 5: Kent Palmer: Emergent Design: Explorations in Systems Phenomenology in Relation to Ontology, Hermeneutics and the Meta-Dialectics of Design
This is a highly complex document with a lot of discussion about subjects most engineers don’t know about. I have taken out of this document what I can use to make a point. I understand that a part of the language is too difficult.Text between “is a citation “
“Systems Engineering is focused on creating systems as artifacts that are used and operated, which, in turn, change the environment for newer systems that will take their place in the future“.
“These systems are created by a lengthy and involved development process that includes: Requirements Development, Architectural and Sub-system Design, Implementation, Verification, Validation, Integration, and Operation”.
“Schemas are templates of pre-understanding of spacetime envelopes that we project onto our experience in order to differentiate objects of different scales in terms of their dimensionality”.
Kent Palmer is desperately trying to find a level of abstraction (a place high in Sky) to make a distinction between all the ways objects (humans but also animals or perhaps machines) that look or are aware have an understanding of the environment they exist in.
He believes that we live in space/time which is the result of a very long process of thinking about perspective in painting which is looking through a very small hole at a scape.
In the scape we look at objects he calls envelopes (something filled with something else). In spacetime objects have a location that possibly moves in space and a form that also moves and changes in time. humans make pictures/movies/content of the movement share/ communicate about the content and remember/imagine and make models of the content.
Space/time is a highly dynamic environment.What we make or have made is sometimes stable for some time but the process of making (“engineering”) disappears and is sometimes reconstructed (archeology“) with a lot of imagination involved.
A schema looks like a method but Kent Palmer calls it a template of pre-understanding.
“The richness of nature comes from the variety of schematic organizations (“a ants nest”) that are being projected by different species, while the artificial creation of our human centered environments tends to blot them out and replace them with our own schematizations exclusively, which leads to a lessening of the variety of schematizations that can be realized in the overall natural environment“.
It looks like organisms that are very different from the human and that don’t use language are able to ceate artifacts that are highly comparable to what human engineers are making. Until now we don’t know how they are doing this.
I believe their creation is guiding them to make a new creation. They live in their own design which forces them to maintain and create old and new designs.
Kent Palmer makes a difference between ants and humans by using the concept of a Shared experience. of a lifeworld.
This concept was created by Edmund Hussler around 1936.”The ‘lifeworld is a grand theatre of objects variously arranged in space and time relative to perceiving subjects“.
A “ifeworld means a person’s subjective construction of reality, which he or she forms under the condition of his or her life circumstances“.
.All experience is organized by Templates of Understanding.
Once a phenomenon has been assigned a template it is possible to begin to come to terms with it by discovering its essence, the categories it belongs to, its unique characteristics, and its significance. If
we reverse this process as we do when we design something new, then the schemas become the anchor of everything we design. . schemas are hidden in normal practice, because the schemas are understood as tacit knowledge.
Part 6: About the Age of Reason and the Power of the Imagination. Kent Palmer writes about the many strange coincidences that happened when he was looking for patterns that could help him to extend General Systems theory.
This happens when (the 7th)and the down chakra (called Trumpets in the Bible) fuse.
This started a strange process of synchronicity that brought me a lot of information about the theory behind ancient knowledge.
This ancient knowledge returned to the West (Italy) at the Renaissance when the archives of the center of knowledge of the ancient world in Heliopolis(Egypt)(later Alexandria) were found in Byzantium.
Heliopolis was a Scientific center of the World a long time ago and attracted “scientists” sometimes called Magicians (see Magi) that advised the Rulers of the World that wanted to prevent the world for a new disaster comparable to the Great Flood.
Observe that we now are living in the Age of the Waterbearer. We are now already flooded by images and texts that TAKE all our TIME.
One of the visitors of Heliopolis Plato warned for this time, the time when we would lose the ability to memorize and make use of the Memory Palace we now call the Zodiac.
The most important knowledge to protect was the control of the Power of the Mind by the Imagination.
To block this power a counter-movement was organized out of Venice, the financial center of the world. The managers of this movement started to promote Reason as a powerful force.
They decided to use Newton as as an Example of a briljant Scientist and started to block the thinking of Leibniz that had a lot to do with Alchemy, the Science of Ancient Egypt.
This al started the Age of Reason
, The Enlightment, in which the Imagination was transformed into the confusing Fantasy and the warm Emotions of the Heart became a blockage for Cold scientific thinking.
Part 7: AboutPredicting Dreams and Consciousness
many people feel the power of an .Ancient Religious Place like a Cathedral of the Middle Ages. The catholic powers often reused the power of these ancient places.
A good example is Chartres which was a holy place of the Druids.
The best explanation for the fusion of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory is the so called Wheeler Feynman Aborber Theory. This theory shows that it is possible to influence history in the future.
John Wheeler believes that the Universe is a Self-Observing system. Wheeler suggested that reality is created by observers and that: “no phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.” .
When I was a young child I found out that I was able to Read people.
When you read people you are able to see what is in their mind.
When I was much older I met highly experienced Advisors that took a training in reading.
We experimented with collective reading and proved that we could read an organization.
Will McWhinney organized workshops in New Mexico near Taos. We were introduced to many “new” techniques that were developed.
They were called Organizational Dreaming (OD) and Organizational Sculptures (OS).
In OD people agreed to solve a problem by sharing their dreams.
In OS one person used other people to build a balanced structure (“a sculpture“) that represented his problems/ questions.
After a signal of the Sculptor everybody makes a next step en tells the “scluptor” what came up in his or her mind.
Creation is believed to be the work of Ancestors who travelled across a formless land, creating sacred sites and significant places of interest in their travels. In this way, “songlines” travelling trails of the Spirit Beings were established all over Australia that are comparable to the ley-lines in the West.
In Dutch (vshowing (tonen) is called weergeven (Giving “weer”). The oppsite of imagining (Sensing) is called waar-nemen *Taking “weer”. When we sense we take something. When we look we give something (our attention).
A formula that contains variables contains holes to fill.
A Tunnel is a (worm)-Hole to Connect
If Emptness is empty and enpty is O and =>O = 0 (zero) than a lot of emptyness is still 0.
If a system contains only holes the sum of the parts is the same as the system.
When the holes are conncted the sum of the system is the same as the sum of the connections.
A system that is the sum of its connections is a network.
A network that contains holes that connect is a flow-system.
Does emptyness contain matter?.
Emptyness (the vacuum) is a fluctuating production of mattter.
The vacuum looks a lot like the mind producing thoughts when the observer is observing which is called meditation in ancient Indian science.
The Empty Set is a set with zero members. If we are able to remove members out of a set we will get sets with negative numbers of members. These are sets that are missing something (“longing” sets”).
The mathematician John Conway defined a process (a machine) that produces all the numbers there are called a Conway Game and even numbers we did no know about before he defined his process called Surreal Numbers.
A Highly Composite Number (HCN) is a positive integer with more divisors than any smaller positive integer. A HCN is a social number.
HCN were invented by Ramanujan a mathematical genius found in India who got his inspirations from Lakshmi the Goddess of Namagiri.
The HCN are the numbers that define Harmonics . HArmonics shows that the Universe is a (Musical) Wave that produces Overtones (The Music of the Spheres.
It is the season of the Center with the “color” white where Winter (Blue) and Summer (Red) are in equilibrium.
The 2nd picture below shows the Bahktin Cycle of (Western) culture with a cycle-time 5x the Kondratiev Cycle Time (= 5×52 = 260).
Cycles always move through the same five steps. The steps carry different names but all have the same focus, tattva (Thatness), worldview, perspective or season.
In the picture below you see how cycles modulate on other cycles. What you also see is different names for the same perspectives of POC and how a Pentacle outside creates a Pentacle inside when the connectors are connected.
in the Picture upside you see how Islam is triggering the US by being extremely socialto the people who are part of the same tribe and much more important why China is the (new or old) center of the World.
The new center China was predicted a long time ago in the Dreams of Wolfgang Pauli (the creator of Quantum Physics QF) who were analyzed by Gustav Jung.
Pauli explained JUng that the concepts of QF where given to him by Robert Fludd an old English Alchemist who created the Theater the Globe, which was a model of the Harmonic Universe for the plays of William Shakespeare who probably was Francis Bacon who was the initiator of the Enlightment.
The central set of “harmonies” was the musica universalis or “music of the spheres,” which had been studied by Pythagoras, Ptolemy and many others before Kepler; in fact, soon after publishing Harmonices Mundi, Kepler was embroiled in dispute with Robert Fludd, who had recently published his own harmonic theory.
Part 10.1: About Technology Cycles.
In this part two pictures out of a Powerpoint Presentation are added that are also part of my PDF-document about The history of the Cycles. They proved to me how powerful the theory of the cycles is.
When you know about the cycles the only thing you have to do is fill in the blanks which means mapping the classification to a terminolology/dialect people of your audience understand.
The theory becomes much more interesting when you understand that it is also possible to generate software out of the cycles.
I used Paths of Change (PoC) as an intermediairy connecting theory.
In the end I found a well known pattern the Moebius Ring again.
Please read this blog when you want to read a comprehensive (i hope) story.
In the picture below you see three connected moebius rings (called a Panarchy-cycle) in which a PoC-cycle (Yellow-creative), (Blue, Order, (Red, Action), (green, Emotions, Value) takes place.
In every “jump” the cycle-timespeeds up or slows down.
. All systems exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system.
The panarchy framework connects adaptive cycles in a nested hierarchy.
There are potentially multiple connections between phases of the adaptive cycle at one level and phases at another level.
Two significant connections are labeled ‘revolt‘ and ‘remember‘.
The smaller, faster, nested levels invent, experiment and test, while the larger, slower levels stabilize and conserve accumulated memory of system dynamics.
In this way, the slower and larger levels set the conditions within which faster and smaller ones function.
Every level is organized in a four phase cycle of birth, growth and maturation, death and renewal. That cycle is the
engine that periodically generates the variability and novelty upon which
As a consequence of the periodic, but transient phases of destruction and reorganization the structure and
processes can be reorganized.
This reshuffling allows for the establishment of new system configurations
and opportunities for the incorporation of exotic and entirely novel entrants
into the system.
The adaptive cycle explicitly
introduces mutations and rearrangements as a periodic process within each
hierarchical level in a way that partially isolates the resulting experiments,
reducing the risk to the integrity of the whole structure.
Panarchy is based on researching the practice of a natural ecology but because we, humans, are also part of nature (which we often forget)the theory is also applicable to us.
What you see is that we (humans) often revolt (for instance by starting a big fire) and dont believe that the total ecology (including us) moves to a very dangerous state and becomes highly unstable.
What we also dont see is that many ecologies are resilient and move back (“remember“) to an old state (nature restores itself) we dont like because we want to build a lot of stone houses and roads all connecting the houses creating a big city which acts like a big organism.
What we don’t understand is that we are often saved by the bell by the forces of nature.
What we also dont see is that we want to fight nature because we believe that we (engineers) are able to create our own nature.
The big problem is that most engineers don’t take the time to understand nature and that we could accomplish a lot by copying her (is nature a female?).
If you want to be in tune with nature entrain with nature.
To understand what entrain means move to the next step of this part.
The interesting part of the Theory of Fiske is that its model looks like Paths of Change and mathematicians have found a relationship between this model and the mathematical theory of scales (“a staircase”) we use to measure our outside world.
Fiske detected that we measure (“feel“, with our emotions) our social relations with the same tools we measure our outside world we “see” with our senses.
Each of the elementary models resembles one of the classic scale types from measurement theory.
Communal Sharing resembles a nominal scale. A nominal scale is classifying things into categories.
Authority Ranking resembles an ordinal scale in which items are ranked.
Equality Matching resembles an interval scale insofar as one can measure the degree of inequality in a social relationship using equal intervals so as to judge how to correct the imbalance.
It is by use of such a scale that people in an Equality Matching interaction can specify how much one person owes another.
However, an interval scale cannot be used to express a ratio because it has no absolute zero point.
For example, the zero point on the Celsius scale is not absolute so one cannot say that 20 degrees is twice as warm as 10 degrees while on a Kelvin scale because the zero point is absolute one can express ratios.
Given that Market Pricing is the application of ratios to social interactions, it resembles a ratio scale such as the Kelvin scale.
One cannot, for example, meaningfully speak of the maximization of utility without presupposing some sort of ratio scale for measuring utility. Maximization would correspond to 100 percent.
Part 10.6About Black Swans and Dragon Kings.
Below you see what happens when a major event (‘A Black Swan“) hits a community (or an Eccology).
When the event is not too big the ecology resists the event and stays the same.
An example could be a Dike to resist a flood.
When the ecology is resilient it returns to its old state.
It is also possible that the parts of the ecology (mostly organisms) make a new combination and perform the same process in a different order.
In the last case a completely new combination appears that gives us (the humans) the impression that the ecommubity has innovated.
A city is a system that contains connected houses (bodies that are holes connected to holes) that are connected by roads (Transport tubes, lungs). A city looks like an organism. It is a super organism or even better a meta organism.
The energy consumption of organism and the super-organisms including the cities follow the law of kleiber.
By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population – nearly five billion people – will be living in an urban area.
between the year 2000 and 2030 new construction (infrastructure as well as building) will double all existing construction.
IPCC predicts that $20T will be spent in energy infrastructure from 2006 to 2030.
This new construction is fueling an unprecedented increase of infrastructure especially in energy generation to support and maintain the new growth.
This additional capacity to generate energy is adding to emissions directly through construction and indirectly through an increase in transportation, and most importantly in affluence with its unbounded consumption patterns.
Furthermore, substantial construction will be needed in order to replace what is destroyed or abandoned due to the consequences of world climate change.
I found Roger when I was asked by the Dutch Ministry of Education to search for a new approach.
I came back with a plan to produce educatiobal games and found the people who were able to make these games. .
At that time Roger was the founder of the Institute for the Learning Sciences in Chicago. I introduced him to people in the Netherlands. We got funding to build an educaional game based on life stories connected to Addiction.
The science of creativity started when the ex nihilo problem(creating (something out of nothing) was replaced by a proces of tranformation from something into something.
Creative ideas do not come into being out of nothing, but involve the restructuring of known elements.
creativity first seen as a rule-breaker that could not be part of a rule-making practice called science became a process of divine Inspiration that appeared when the scientist was Dreaming (or in Trance) the result of an unknown-part that was already known called the consciousness being an activity of the observer.
The Evolution Theory of Darwin made scientists recognize that complex, highly esthetic and efficient creations can result from relatively Simple Rule-Governed Mechanisms.
This helped freeing researchers from the need to resort to God as a necessary condition for the Act of Creation.
Creation happens when the two parts of a contradiction (called a Bisociation by Koestler) Fuse and produce Positive energy (enthusiasm, enjoyment, originally used as “possesed by a God, probably the Holy Ghost, Spirit, Inspired) .
The disjunct parts are conneced by an Analogy (something looks like something else) or a Metaphor(mapping, function).
George Lakoff detected that most of the Culture-Independent metaphors are embodied.
They are felt by the felt-sense an Inner BodilyAwareness discovered by Eugene Gendlin that can be used to detect the change that is needed by the Human.Body to keep its state of Autopoiesis (Self-Reproduction)
Thomas Kuhn defined the concept of the paradigm a long lasting Stable Pattern that is used as a foundation of science.
Paradigms change suddenly (a Shift) mostly because of an Event(a Catastrophe).
This shift can be predicted by the Cycles (see Chapter 10). and the theory of Self-organized-criticallity. which uses the mtaphor of the sandpile.
Ideas/Concepts jump over like a virus from Person to Person. The jump occors when people are copying others.Copying occurs when people synchronize.
A jumping idea is called a Meme(invented by Richard Dawkins (RD) based on the concept of a gene (RD wrote the book the Selfish Gene). The concept of the meme is taken over in Internet Marketing
Innovation is always the result of a new combination of old ideas.
Technology is comparable to child-birth and therefore starts with the conception of an idea (concept) which is a fusion of a fe-male egg and a male seed bing a contradiction.
Technology reveals the world as raw material with the danger that , humans will also interpret themselves as raw materials (“human resources”) and become enslaved to their own tools.
Borgmann shows that technology replaces experiences such as milking of a cow, the search for and burning of wood by a device, a heating machine controlled by a service interface that makes it possible to control an invisible mechanistic infrastructure that has replaced an “organistic” world.
The expirience of building a fireplace filled with wood that is collected in the wood transforms in a thermometer that controls a heater that is connected to a tube that produces gas that is connected to a gasfield that is made by drilling in the ground etc etc.
Killing a human is done by a soldier who believes he/she is playing a computer game but is in reality is operating a drone.
Heidegger called Cybernetics the successor of philosophy.
Cybernetics, the Art of Steering is about having a Goal (Unity in PoC) and taking Action (Sensory) to achieve that goal. Knowing (Sensing) whether you have reached your goal (Evaluate/Social)requires “feedback”
Teedback can be divided in positive (amplifies change) and negative feedback (reduces change)..
Cybernetics, the Art of Steering, moved from its first order (machines, circular causal processes) to the second order (living systems, observer, self reproducing (autopoietic) ) to the thirth order (social systems). and even a fourth order. in which “thinking(cognitive) -machines” (Artificial Intelligence) are introduced.
Every step in cybernetic order increases the complexity (amount of parts (wholes) relations and types of connections) of the system and makes the system less understandable although the system appears (emergence) as a whole.
In the end Cybernetics is the science of machines although the machines, could be build by humans, collaborate with humans work in our human body or even look like Gods.
A Viable System is a Recursive Cybernetic System that copies the Human Being.
TheEgyptian (and other) Gods represented Concepts. just as the Angels in the Hierarchy of Heavens.
Art is a representation of “reality”. To make the right impression on the right senses (ye, ear, skin, ..) all kinds of techniques (for instance colored points to generate a picture) are used rhat changed in time.
At the End of Art the artists believed that the only aestheticArtwork is created by Nature itself or by Coincedence ).
Marcel Duchamp believed that “The Observer Makes the Picture. Duchamps made an end to Fine Art and started other ways to Make something called Meta-Art.
Meta-Art generates possibilities (sometimes made by an algorithm) and makes it possible for the spectator to choose or to guide the process of design to another stage of a needed evolution.
Meta Art was introduced to me by Remco Scha, a friend of Eric Vreedenburgh.
Remco developed an Art Generator that was able to generate all kinds of Styles.
The generator was connected to a configurator that was able to generate possible building-designs.
I used Meta-Art to develop a new Strategy for ABN AMRO.
In this process we used the metaphor of the Medieval City to create a new Architecture based on the idea that every New system is a potential Legacy System.
What we found out is that the Context of the surrounding old systems determines the architecture of the new systems.
The many different architectures in an old city force an architect to create, to copy or to fuse.
The focus on the View of the Observer was the cause of Relativity-theory.
Propositions, can be related to the Objects to which they Refer, the Subjects who Utter them, or to OtherPropositions.
The Theory of the Proposition is Caught in a Circle of Connections.Propositions Make Sense of an Eventcalled a Fact that are a Sense-Act of an Individual translated in aSpeech-ACt. Sense is Produced out of Elements that do not have a Sense.Is Life a Joke?
Erving Goffman was the Perfect Observer who found out Why and How People are Framed and How we Deceive Our Selves .
The Speed of the Moving View of the Observer being the Speed of Light became the Limit of Speed just as the Limit of Temperature (0 degree Kelvin) became the limit of movement being the door to the Nothing now called the vacuum.
Perfect Stilness, Just the hissing sound of the popping up Virtual Particles but where do these particle come from? Nothing full op potential still governed by the rules pf Physics that are governed by the rules of Mathematics that are bootstrapped out of botstrapped things that create each-other. The bubbles of the cosmic teapot.
At the Royal Academy I was asked to participate in a project aimed at recreating Synestetic(multi-sensory) Art.
Many artists at the Turn of the Century (Edvard Munch, Piet Mondriaan, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Vincent van Gogh), participated in the experiments at that time.
16:0 About Webs.
DNA contains the code for a configurator of orgamisms. The Human DNA has a lot in common with the DNA of Trees.
Research shows that Treescommunicate with otherTtrees and humans (using pheromones) using a network called a Rhizome. Trees are a symbol of a Hierarchic structuremoving UPconnected to a Network (Web) going Down.
In a Thousand Plateaus of Deleuze and Guatari the rhizome is a metaphor for a body being an assemblage of machines producing desire that organize themselves in non-hierarchical communication and transport network in which each connection leads to another connection.
The First Programmable Device was the Jacquard Loom which could be programmed with punched cards to produce Patterns in Cloth (a Wearable Web) being Woven by Machines.
The World-Wide-Web started as a telecomunication-Network of computers is a result of a Technological Solution to prevent a fallout of the world-wide-communication–network by a big catastrophe (Nuclear-Bomb). Every message is able to reach its destination.
The Citation-list connected to a Scientific Document was mapped by Tim Berners Lee to this Network and became a Semantic network that slowly grows into a Gobal Brain.
Fritjof Capra The Web of Life: To create a theory of living Systems one has to fuse the organic the inorganic, the living the nonliving, mind and matter.
Life is a Connected Patterned process.Life is a Flow of Energy FromHigh (Sun) to Low (organism).
When you Eliminate everything that is impossible the truth remains.
Physics is a Thought Experiment in which Boundaries are Crossed.
Part 17:0: About Mathematics
Norman WildbergerA Briljant Teacher of Mathematics:
When I finished High School in 1969 I started with a new Combination (named S4) of a Master in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in combination with an intensive laboratory training. At that time I did not know that S4 was created to select scientists for Shell Labs in Amsterdam.
To me Chemistry was a CookBook and Mathematics was an Experience of Beauty caused by an Act of Pure Imagination (Seeing).
I decided to go on with Mathematics (and Informatics) and followed every Course I could and had to follow including Philosophy, Signal Theory (in Delft) Numerical Mathematics, Combinatorics, and Psychology (to become a teacher). I became fascinated by Topology.and Language Theory (Chomsky, Compilers).
Brouwer wanted to combine Life, Art, and Mysticism(the title of his dissertation).
At this moment Brouwer is seen as a highly Infuential mathematician.
Many new developments in Science including the Meta-lanuage theory of George Lakoff share the same insight.
When Brouwer became a Professor in Amsterdam and a wel-known Name he got into conflict with the Magister of Mathematics at that time David Hilbert. Hilbert defined a list of 23 unsolved problems in 1900. There are still two problems left that are probably unresolvable.
Brouwer started the subject of meta-mathematics that ended with the Self-Refencial proof of Godel that shows that Mathematics is unable to look in its ownMirror. The only thing that is left as a Foundation is PARADOX.
We are Caught in our own Consciousness. The only question is who are We or will be the Others. Are they Gods or Machinesof our own Making.
Category Theory was invented by S. Eilenberg and S. MacLane in 1945, with the aim of giving a precise, mathematical formulation of the idea of a “Natural Correspondence“.
Category Theory contains Objects (Noun), and Functors (Verb, Mapping, Function). The nouns live in an Abstract Conceptual World , a Platonic World of `Forms, a Mental and a Physical World. Nouns are fixated (stopped) verbs (a movie) created by nominalising the name of the verb. (A noun is a a Verbing).
In Category TheoryFunctions are MathematicalTheories.
Protogoras, an early Greek Philosopher, was a teacher of culture (how to Speak and Reason). Protagoras’ss claim is that, “All Things is the Measure of Man meaning that everything is relative to IndividualExperience, Judgement, and Interpretation.
According to Plato behind Man there is a World of Forms (abstract Ideas connected to the Mind) that contain the Essence. What we Experience is a Projection of the Forms.
Aristotle, a pupil of Plato, believed that the only thing that is real, is Matter the Material cause we exprience as Resistance.He also created a Theory (“a Formal Cause) about Causality. By questioning the Cause behind the cause (“a Process“) until Infinity the Primal Agent (Primal Cause), “God” was found.
According to ImmanuelKant the Projection between tReality and The Concepts of the Mind has to be Reasonable (PossibleNeccesary Provable (According to the “Rules of Logic), Understandable.
According to Heideggerwe are only able to understand an outside world with a Mind that is part of a Body that gives us a Reference-Frame. This started the Scientific movement called Embodiment we already saw in the work of the MathematicianBrouwer (Intuitive Logic) the Linguist Lakoff (Metaphors) and the Psychologist Gendlin (Felt Sense).
According to Merleau Ponty we are Entangled with our Twin the OutsideWorld unable to Cut us loose.
According to Samual Todes Our Senses look with PredefinedConcepts in Mind. We See what we Want to See. Sometimes we See and don’t understand. When we explore we try to find a favorable Point of View. Sometimes we have to get a better Grip to examine the Object.Sometimes we have to Move (Movement = Emotion, Motivation) to come Closer and see the Details.
When we encounter a particular Object we Classify it with a Familiar Concept (“Looks Like a ChairThis is the way of Kant) or we Point at the Object and Utter a Familiar Sound (“Sitting“?).
According to Micheal Taussig Humans are just like Animals experts in copying (Mimesis). Our Aeroplanes look like Birds. We make Pictures and Paintings. We Play with Models of Trains We love to ware the Cloth of Kings and Magisters and want to Look Like a Famous Person. . The Copies are always Inferiror to the Original but also give us the opportunity to Imagine something much Better.
truth” is not a matter of Correspondence, but rather of Coherence.
The French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze is not interested in a UniformTheory of Everything but in Diffrence in itself. What Lmits are there and What can we Do with all the different TheoriesConcepts en Experiences. We have to Prevent Repetition of the Same.
The Verification of Science is highly dependent on Technology.
Engineers and Scientists have created many Material Things (Cars, Roads, Trains Weapons, Earoplanes, Electicity, Plastcs) that are polluting or destroying Nature.
The main reason is that Engineers don’t take the Meta-System (Ecology, Context) of their Creation into account.
To find out that is behind/insideNature we DestroyNature by Opening the Body (Whole to see the Organs (Parts)), SmashingParticles (CERN, Whole) to find smaller Elementary Particles (Part). Every Time we Dig Deeper or look Higher the same Patterns appear (See Introduction, Fractals).
Part 19:Magic is a Technology.
When I was a young boy ghosts appeared in my room. When I was a student many of my friends experimented with a Qui/Ja-board and talked with deceased people who explained many things we could verify in the archives of the City of Leiden. When my Kundaliny was risen I met many “gods” who came in my room. One of them was a beautiful (black) Women (ISIS?). I “helped” the people of OKRA to get in contact with the Spirit of Athens. To me ESP has ben very real and it was a major Drive to Research Physics, Mathematics, Ancient Belief Systems. It also gave the opportunity to meet comparable people all over the World. I also read a lot of books written by Channels like Seth(Jane Roberts) and The Law of One, (the Ra Material) that explain the many Levels off Existence.
Rhethorics was a major part of the Curriculum of the Medieval University.
An important part of Rhetorics was the Art of Memory in which the Memory was connected to training of the Imagination by remembering a Memory Palace. The Art of Memory was a (secret) training in Magic. When this was discovered the trainee was Burned by the Inquisition.
Part 21: ABout Architecture.
Quality Without a Name.
in his Book The Timeless Way of Building Christopher Alexander’ introduced the “Quality Without a Name.” Whether it is in a poem, or a man, or a building full of people, or in a forest, or a city, everything that matters stems from it. It embodies everything.Yet still this quality cannot be named”
Until the rise of the Specialized Architects Architecture was controlled by a Culture controlled concept of Quality and Crafmanschip.
The Builders of the Cathedrals knew how to build (and design) Cathedrals from a Tradition that was handed over from Father to Sun.
The Cathedrals were Memory Palaces that contained all the Wisdom of thousands of years projected on a Geometric Structure with an “index” in the form of a Spiral in the aligned to the setting of the Sun , the Moon and the Galaxy placed on a Cross of Leylines.
Every Point in the spiral pointed to a Story in Stone and Glass.
In the Nature of Order Alexander writes about Centers. “those particular identified sets, or systems, which Appear within the Larger Whole abecause they have noticeable distinctness, which makes them Separate Out from their Surroundings“. Life is created by small, Incremental changes that Preserve Structure.
In the Luminous GroundAlexander breaks away from the Mechanical Model were buildings or neighborhoods are Assemblages of technically generated, InterchangeableParts.
He shows that a spiritual, emotional, and personal basis must underlie every Act of Building or Making.
Robert Pirsig was convinced that Quality and Quantum Mechanics are the same issue. He wrote a second book (Lila)) about it and called this type of Quality “Dynamic Quality. Quality is Constrained by the Intellect (Theory) and Social Patterns (Culture) and Bubles Up out of the Vacuum.
A few citations: “In order to be in a position to say what life is, we must spend a great deal of time in understanding what life is not.
Thus, I will be spending a great deal of time with mechanisms and machines, ultimately to reject them, and replace them with something else.
This is in fact the most radical step I shall take, because for the past three centuries, ideas of mechanism and machine have constituted the very essence of the adjective ‘scientific’; a rejection of them thus seems like a rejection of science itself.”
“Physics as we know it today is, almost entirely, the science of mechanism, and mechanisms, as I argue, are very special as material systems.
Biology involves a class of systems more general than mechanism.
In fact the relative positions of physics and biology become interchanged; rather than physics being general and biology special, it becomes more the other way around.” (xvii)
“My subject matter herein is… a duality,between ‘hard’ science and ‘soft’ science, between quantitative and qualitative, between ‘exact’ and ‘inexact.’
This duality is not to be removed by any kind of tactical accommodation, by any superficial effort of conciliation or ecumenicism…. It is thus not a matter of logical argumentation or persuasion that is involved here; it is a matter more akin to religious conversion.”
“In the sciences this dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative rests on (generally unrecognized) presuppositions about the nature of material reality and on how we obtain knowledge about it.
These presuppositions themselves have formal, mathematical counterparts, which allow us to reflect this scientific dualism into an exactly parallel one that exists within mathematics itself.”
Rosen posits that life is a material system closed to efficient causation. More precisely (and there is a subtle difference here), he claims that “a material system is an organism if, and only if, it is closed to efficient causation.”
In arriving at this conclusion, he draws parallels between Aristotle’s three traditional categories of causation — material (Made out of matter, parts) , efficient (By a Process) , (and formal — and three mathematical counterparts axioms (Parts), production rules (process) , and specific algorithms/ programs (Design) .
It all started with Wolfgang Goethe who wanted to invent the Uhrplant, a model of the Essence of the Plant.
Goethe started the science of Morphogenesis, the science of the Forms. In this post I describe the history from Goethe to Alan Turing.
On Growth and Formby D’arcy Thompson is about the way the genesis of the forms of organisms can be described by structural transformations.
Nicolas Rashevsky, the Teacher of Rosen was inspired by D’arcy Thopnson. He wanted to invent the UhrOrganism. An organism is an organization seen as a set of relationships between functions.
The unity of life is revealed by the fact that one can pass from the representation of one living system to another not by structural transformations, but rather, more generally, by “functional transformations“.
Functions can be replaced by groups of functions—represented as subgraphs in the oriented graph of functions, called a .biotopological mapping.
From this it is a small step to Biological Types connected by Biological Functions. and a uniting Biological Category Theory. resulting in a Universal Biological Turing Machine.We are back to Turing again.
The Modeling Relation
Another important book of Robert Rosen is about AnticipatorySystems (AS).
These systems are different from Reactive Systems (RS) are defined by by System Analysis and Dynamic Systems.
A RS changes its State when it has detected a different situation (Context) by its Sensors. A RS needs a Memory to compare the different States.
An AS wants to stay in the Same State by defening a Trajectory that Avoidsconflicts.An AS contains a Predictive Model of Itself and its Environment.
An example of an AS is a Clock. A clock does not measure anything. Its OrganisationProduces Time and is always On Time.
It is time to conclude although the conclusion was already part of the introduction.
Perhaps the text written in between is a proof although I dont think I neeed a proof to show that current technology is able to destroy earth or is already destroying earth.
This blog contains many stories about the strange ways consciousness is intervening in human activities.
Some people who started to read this blog and saw a picture of an Angel called this blog not-rational/not-scientific/ something a person like me (a mathematician) should not write.
Please re-read the story of Jung and Pauli to see that the un-conscioussness has interfered in the life of a very rational person who seeked help to exlain his dreams.who were highly related to an old medieval Alchemist (Robert Fludd).
Pauli, who’s life was full of strange coincedences was informed by a concrete happening of a Chinese Fludd by a breaking Chinese vase about the Coming Power of the Chinese in our time.
““In April 24, 1948 the foundation of the C.G. Jung institute took place. When Pauli entered the room, a so-called Pauli effect occurred. Without any outer cause a Chinese vase fell onto the floor and the water poured out, resulting in a flood. Symbolically seen, we can say that this psychokinetic event was a Chinese water flood“.
“Pauli had begun to deal with the hermetic alchemist Robert Fludd, who wrote his name in Latin as Robertus de Fluctibus. Therefore, we can conclude that these two events belong to a Synchronicity, the psychic (inner) event of it consisting in the tension in Pauli concerning the disputebetween Johannes Kepler and Robert Fludd,”
Quantum Mechanics is showing the termendous power of the imagination of the mind of Wolfgang Pauli who needed help from a well known Psychiatrist Carl Jung who later needed help of his pupil Anne Marie Louise von Franz to solve the puzzle of Pauli.
The future iof Technology is no only related to the future of Mathematics but also the future of psychology and medicine and both are related to the future of Biophysics.
We will dream the future because the past is caused by the future but is also infuenced by the Future. Our future disasters will haunt us just as the Holocaust haunted the dreams of its victims.
I will not stop but i consider this version as finished.
Plwase come back at this point to learn more about what my dreams tell me.
It is now 25 june 2020 and I am still busy with an important Blog about the Future of the Constitutional State.
In version 2.4 I have moved all the book-keeping of this post to the end of this post.
.In version 2.3 I have finished Part 12.0, 13.0 en 14.0.
In version 2.2.. I have added Part 12.0 about Innovation and Creativity. Today (20-9-2019) I have opened Part 13.0 About the Philosophy of Technology, Part 14.0About Cybernetics and Part 15:0 About Meta(-Art.) .
Until part Part 1 this blog contains information that shows you the history of this blog. The blog starts at START BLOG.
I have started version 2.0 by completing a major part which is a comprehensive (with many links ) summary of a blog about anti-fragility. This part I called step 10.2.
In this part you learn about a very important theory about ecologies called Panarchy. I combine this stheory with the work of Alan Fiske about Human Ecologies. The most interesting part is the link of the theory of Alan Fiske with measurement theory.
We measure our relationships with our feelings and our relationships are ordered with the same model Paths of Change (PoC) uses.
PoC is a theory that is thousands of years old.
Out of the Blog about Anti-Fragility also called Resilient, /Robust or even Undestructable I have used a part about entrainment which gives an explanation why processes and humans start to act the same (sychronize) ,
When Humans entrain they cause Hypes or bigger problems like a Depression. Currently a lot of people entrain on becoming rich.
Today (14-9-2019), starting with version 2.0 I will spend time to complete Part 11:Why Industries are Meta-Systems.In this part I reuse the blog Why are Cities Organisms which is an application of the Law of Kleiber What I will prove is that Meta-Industries are the cause of the destruction of Earth and that Engineers have to become Ecology-Managers.