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Sechs Säulen der Ethik – Jonathan Haidt

Der Amerikaner Jonathan Haidt war assoziierter Professor für Positive Psychologie an der Universität von Virginia. 2001 hat er den Templeton-Preis für Positive Psychologie erhalten, 2004 wurde er mit dem Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" ausgezeichnet.
Der Autor des Buchs The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom [Die Glückshypothese: Zeitgemäße Wahrheit angesichts althergebrachter Weisheit] ist ein weltlich gesinnter Atheist, der altem Wissen großen Respekt entgegen bringt.

 

Sechs Säulen von Moral und Ethik
Jonathan Haidt und Craig Joseph
Ergebnisse einer Fragebogen-Umfrage an 23.000 US-Amerikanern
SäuleFokusMoralische-ethische Werte
und ihre Gegenspieler
BeschreibungInteresse
Politische Ausrichtung – US Partei
1.GemeinschaftFürsorgeBeeinträchtigungMitmenschen schätzen und beschützen70% InteresseLiberaleKonservative
2.GemeinschaftFairness/Proportionalität/GegenseitigkeitBetrügenGerechtigkeit entsprechend der allgemeinen Regeln walten lassen30% InteresseLiberaleKonservative
3.GemeinschaftFreiheitUnterdrückungZwangs-/Gewaltherrschaft/Rankismus verabscheuen LiberaleKonservative
4.FamilieEigengruppenfavorisierung/
Gefolgschaft
Umsturz
Zur eigenen Gruppe, Familie, Nation haltenStammes-/
Sippenbewusstsein
N/AKonservative
5.FamilieAutorität/RespektVerratTraditionen einhalten, rechtmäßiger Autorität gehorchen N/AKonservative
6.ReligionReinheit/Heiligkeit/
Unverletzlichkeit
Herabwürdigung/Erniedrigung
Widerliche Dingen, Essen, Handlungen verabscheuen N/AKonservative

 

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Religiös-konservative Menschen sind glücklichere Menschen.

Es spielt keine Rolle, wer im Weißen Haus regiert. Konservative, religiöse Menschen sind glücklicher. Konservative sind in dichtere, verbindlichere Strukturen eingebunden. Videopräsentation und Diskussion über die Fünf Säulen der Moral von Prof. Jonathan Haidt (*1963) US-amerikanischer Professor für Sozial-, Kultur- Moralpsychologie und ethisches Führungswissen, New York University Stern School of Business, Autor, Morality: 2012 (engl.), Konferenz veranstaltet von New Yorker, Gastgeber Henry Finder, 7. Mai 2007

 

Referenz (engl.) bezüglich Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US-amerikanischer Professor für Sozial-, Kultur-, Moralpsychologie und ethisches Führungswissen, New York University Stern School of Business, Autor
► Video TV-Interview Jonathan Haidt Explains Our Contentious Culture, präsentiert von der TV Show Moyers & Company, Gastgeber Bill Moyers (*1934) US-amerikanischer politischer Kommentator, Journalist, YouTube Film, 47:09 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt von TheEthanwashere, 13. Juni 2012
Folgebuch: J. Haidt, The Righteous Mind. Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Vintage, 2012
Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag Moral Foundations Theory
See also : ► Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt

NASA Columbia Weltraumunglück 2003 – ein Feldeffekt

 

Am 1. Februar 2003 geschah ein NASA-Unglück, als die Weltraumfähre Columbia beim Wiedereintritt in die Erdatmosphäre auseinanderbrach und verglühte.


Weltraumfähre Discovery hebt ab.
NASA Kennedy Space Center, Mission STS-124, 31. Mai 2008

Die nachfolgende Untersuchung kam zu dem Schluss, dass es keine simple Ursache dafür gab oder einem der NASA-Mitarbeiter die Verantwortung dafür zur Last gelegt werden könne. Am 27. August 2003 stand auf dem Titelblatt der Zeitung International Herald Tribune zu lesen, dass die unzureichende Isolierung der Raumfähre Columbia die Folge des Feldeffekts innerhalb der Gestalt NASA gewesen sei.

 

  • In most organizations, hidden ground rules govern what can be said and what cannot. Such cultural rules run deep, and they typically resist change. At NASA, for example, the cultural ground rules that contributed to the Challenger explosion sixteen years before were still operating in 2003, leading to the Columbia shuttle disaster. The panel that investigated the Columbia tragedy went beyond the technical cause – a chunk of flyaway foam that damaged a wing – to blame an organizational culture where engineers were afraid to raise safety concerns with managers more worried about meeting flight schedules than about averting risks. Head of NASA Sean O'Keefe said in the aftermath of the Columbia tragedy that no employee who speaks up about safety concerns, even to outsiders, would be reprimanded in any way. But since 2003, NASA has become even less transparent as a result of pressure put on political appointees to the agency to keep employees, including a NASA scientist concerned about global warming, from publicly expressing views not in keeping with current administration policies. Warren Bennis (1925-2014) US American scholar, professor of business administration, organizational consultant, pioneer of contemporary leadership studies, author, Daniel Goleman (*1946) US American psychologist, science journalist, James O'Toole, US American journalist, Patricia Ward Biederman, US American writer, Creating a Transparent Culture, presented by Leader To Leader, No. 50, Fall 2008

 

Reference: ► Video presentation by Max Bazerman, Ph.D., US American professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Unintended Evil: The Challenger Disaster was Preventable, presented by Big Think, 2:46 minutes duration, posted 21. October 2011
See also: ► Attraktor – Feldeffekt

Zitate zum Thema Kultur / Culture

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Persönliche Bekenntnisse

 

Einsichten

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Normopathie

  • Wir leiden an schleichender Schizophrenie. Titelzeits eines Interview-Gesprächs mit Erich Fromm (1900-1980) deutsch-US-amerikanischer Psychoanalytiker, Sozialpsychologe, humanistischer Philosoph, Autor, präsentiert von der deutschen Wochenzeitschrift Stern, Heinrich Jaenecke, Hamburg, Ausgabe 22 13. Mai 1977, freigeschaltet 13. Dezember 2012

 

  • Die materiellen Errungenschaften sind also nicht Kultur, sondern werden Kultur nur in dem Maße, wie Kulturgesinnung fähig ist, sie im Sinne der Vervollkommnung des Einzelnen und der Gesamtheit wirken zu lassen. Wir aber, durch die Fortschritte des Wissens und Könnens betört, überlegten nicht, in welche Gefahr wir uns durch die verminderte Würdigung auf das Geistige der Kultur begaben, sondern überließen uns der naiven Genugtuung über großartige materielle Errungenschaften und verirrten uns in eine unglaublich veräußerlichte Auffassung von Kultur. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) deutsch-elsässischer Arzt, evangelischer Theologe, medizinischer Missionar, Kulturphilosoph, Humanist, Organist, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1952, Autor, Die Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben, S. 63, Verlag C.H.Beck, 10. Auflage 9. Oktober 2013

 

  • Erst wenn die Wahrheit, dass Erneuerung der Kultur nur aus der Erneuerung der Weltanschauung kommen kann, in die allgemeine Überzeugung eingeht und ein neues Sehnen nach Weltanschauung einsetzt, kommen wir auf den rechten Weg. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) deutsch-elsässischer Arzt, evangelischer Theologe, medizinischer Missionar, Kulturphilosoph, Humanist, Organist, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1952, Autor, Die Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben, S. 68, Verlag C.H.Beck, 10. Auflage 9. Oktober 2013

 

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Übergang zwischen der 'Entweder-oder'-Kultur und der 'Sowohl-als-auch'-Kultur'

  • Wir leben noch immer in einer 'Entweder-oder'-Kultur, nicht in einer 'Sowohl-als-auch'-Kultur. Wir achten noch immer auf Rangfolgen [Statusgefälle], statt uns zu vernetzen. Statt eine zirkuläre Weltsicht zu vertreten, betrachten wir das Leben noch immer aus hierarchischer Sicht. Tatsächlich haben wir im Lauf der menschlichen Geschichte größtenteils anders gelebt. Es ging um Verbundenheit, nicht um Rangordnungen. Der Kreis war das Paradigma der Gesellschaft. Video TV-Interview mit Gloria Steinem (*1934) US-amerikanische Feministin der neuen Frauenbewegung, Frauenrechtlerin, visionäre politische Aktivistin, Gründerin und Herausgeberin des feministischen US-Magazins "Ms", Journalistin, Autorin, @katiecouric: A Woman's World?, präsentiert vom US-amerikanischen TV-Sender CBS NEWS, Katie Couric (*1957) US-amerikanische TV-Moderatorin, YouTube film, Minute 37:29, eingestellt 22. Juni 2010

 

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Kultur des Herzens: Sowohl-als-auch
Kultur der kartesianischen Aufklärung: Entweder-oder

  • Liebe ist ein Bewusstseinszustand, der zur Erkenntnis der Wahrheit führt – nach innen, in das tiefste, wahre Selbst. Indem wir dieses Selbst erkennen und realisieren, können wir dazu beitragen, eine neue Wirklichkeit zu erschaffen; eine Wirklichkeit, die auf dem starken Fundament einer Kultur des Herzens ruht. Der Weg dorthin ist vorgezeichnet, schwingt unser innerster Kern doch stets in dieser Liebe. Wenn wir uns der Liebe öffnen, erfahren wir den Zusammenhang, und wenn wir den Zusammenhang erkennen, erfahren wir die Liebe. Ich liebe, also bin ich: Amo ergo sum.
    Descartes' Motto "Cogito ergo sum" ["Ich denke, also bin ich"]  wurzelt demgegenüber im Prinzip der Trennung, des Entweder-oder. Gegenwärtig verabschieden wir uns zunehmend von dieser Perspektive. Im Zusammenwirken von Wissenschaft und Spiritualität formiert sich ein neues Weltbild – konzentriert auf den "großen Zusammenhang". Damit löst sich die Menschheit aus der Vorherrschaft der Ratio und erhebt sich auf eine neue – integrale – Bewusstseinsstufe. Amo ergo sum: Aus Entweder-oder wird Sowohl-als-auch. Dr. phil. Christina Kessler (*1955) deutsche Philosophin, Soziologin, vergleichende Religionswissenschaftlerin, Autorin, AMO ERGO SUM. Ich liebe, also bin ich: Selbstrealisation. Der Weg in eine neue Wirklichkeit, Arbor-Verlag, 10. Januar 2002

 

  • Wenn Liebe eine Fähigkeit des reifen, produktiven Charakters ist, so folgt daraus, dass die Liebesfähigkeit eines in einer bestimmten Kultur lebenden Menschen von dem Einfluss abhängt, den diese Kultur auf den Charakter des Durchschnittsbürgers ausübt. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) deutsch-US-amerikanischer Psychoanalytiker, Sozialpsychologe, humanistischer Philosoph, Autor, Die Kunst des Liebens, S. 95, Ullstein Verlag, 1956, 1993, 1. Taschenbuch-Auflage 12. April 2005

 

  • Die Zivilisation ist ein Schiff, das ohne Pläne gebaut wurde und nun führerlos dahin schlingert. Es fehlt ihr ganz einfach an spiritueller Verbundenheit, damit sie einen Kurs hätte wählen können, der eben nicht in die Katastrophe mündet. Stanislav Lem (*1921) polnischer Philosoph, Essayist, Science-Fiction-Autor, Roman Solaris, 1961

 

  • Wir können große Umwälzungen in der gesamten menschlichen Kultur erwarten, da die Menschheit für ihr Wissen und somit auch ihre Handlungen verantwortlicher wird. Wir sind regelrecht rechenschaftspflichtig geworden, ob uns das nun gefällt oder nicht. In der Entwicklung unseres kollektiven Gewahrseins haben wir an einen Punkt erreicht, wo wir überdies das Verwalteramt des Bewusstseins an sich übernehmen können. Die Menschheit ist nicht mehr darauf beschränkt, teilnahmslos den Preis der Unwissenheit zu bezahlen, sonst wäre ihr kollektives Bewusstsein nicht auf ein höheres Niveau angestiegen. Von nun ab kann der Mensch wählen, nicht mehr vom Verdunkelten versklavt zu werden, wodurch seine Bestimmung gesichert sein kann. Dr. David R. Hawkins (1927-2012) FU Afflicted by Forces Unseen?, Exzerpt aus Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, Kapitel 24 Resolution ['Auflösung'], S. 292, Hay House, Februar 2002

 

  • Der Sündenfall unserer Spezies liegt in der Abkehr von der Tradition der Verehrung des Weiblichen und der weiblichen Sexualität und von allem, was Sexualität für uns bedeutete. Naomi Wolf (*1962) US-amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin, politische Aktivistin, führende Sprecherin der Dritten Welle des Feminismus, Schriftstellerin, Vagina. Eine Geschichte der Weiblichkeit, S. ?, Rowohlt-Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg, 2. Mai 2013

 

  • Die kulturelle Wahrnehmung der Vagina prägt das weibliche Gehirn. Wenn eine Frau also ein Leben lang hört, dass ihre Vagina als 'klaffende Wunde' oder 'Schlitz' bezeichnet wird, wird sich diese Wahrnehmung ihrer Vagina neural in ihrem Gehirn verankern; hört sie dagegen regelmäßig die Bezeichnung 'Jadetor', werden Gehirn und Wahrnehmung von dieser einfühlsameren Metapher entsprechend geprägt.
    In der chinesischen Han-Dynastie (206 v. Chr. bis 220 n. Chr.) oder im Indien des 5. oder im Japan des 13. Jahrhunderts, als die Vagina als allerheiligster Ort im allerheiligsten Tempel eines heiligen Universums galt, fasste auch das weibliche Gehirn die Vagina als heilig auf. Als die Kultur des mittelalterlichen Europa die Vagina während der Hexenverfolgungen als Tummelplatz des Teufels und Tor zur Hölle brandmarkte, dürfte sich eine Frau in ihrem Kern beschämt gefühlt haben.
    Eine Frau im elisabethanischen England, wo die Vagina als 'Loch' beschrieben wurde, dürfte innerlich Leere oder Wertlosigkeit empfunden haben; und nach Freud, als die Kultur zumindest in Deutschland, England und Amerika die vaginale Erregbarkeit zum Test für Weiblichkeit erhebt, empfindet sich die Frau womöglich als unzureichend weiblich. Wenn die Kultur, der eine Frau angehört – wie heute in der sexuellen Hochglanz-Athletik des Westens –, das Idealbild der Vagina als Produzentin auf Knopfdruck abrufbarer multipler Orgasmen vermittelt, wird die Frau das Gefühl haben, einer ständigen Prüfung unterworfen zu sein, die sie nicht bestehen kann. Naomi Wolf (*1962) US-amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin, politische Aktivistin, führende Sprecherin der Dritten Welle des Feminismus, Schriftstellerin, Vagina. Eine Geschichte der Weiblichkeit, S. ?, Rowohlt-Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg, 2. Mai 2013

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Persönliche Bekenntnisse

General quotes

Personal avowals

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Measure of civilization

  • I do not think the measure of a civilization
    Is how tall its buildings of concrete are.
    But rather how well its people have learned to relate
    To their environment and fellow man.
    Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

 

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Authentic leadership induces cultural change.

 

Appeals

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Cocreating with evolution/creation, rebuilding society and culture

  • I believe that the very evolution of life is asking us to co-partner with it and to make choices that will serve the greater story. We must come to realize that grace, or if you will, the larger reality structure, the Field of Being within which you are embedded, the Divine Reality is always and everywhere present, ever near, utterly available, and totally responsive to our desire for it.
    We are at the state where the real work of humanity begins. This is the time and place where we partner Creation in the re-creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, and in the assuming of a new kind of culture – what we might term a culture of kindness wherein we live daily life in such a way as to be connected and charged by the Source of our reality and become liberated in our inventiveness as well as deeply engaged in our world and our tasks.
    Now there is a quickening, a tremendous sense of need for this possible human in all of us to help create the possible world if we are to survive our own personal and planetary odyssey and come safely home – to the sanctuary of the soul. Jean Houston, Ph.D. (*1937) US American psychologist, philosopher, cultural anthropologist, scholar, pioneer of the Human Potential movement, visionary lecturer, author, Facebook comment, posted by Jean Houston Page (Official) 1. June 2015

 

  • We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture. Edward T. Hall (1914-2009) US American anthropologist, cross-cultural researcher, developer of the concept of social cohesion, source unknown

 

Call to action

  • This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Toni Morrison (*1931) US American professor of humanities, Princeton University, editor, poet, novelist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1993, Pulitzer Prize laureate, source unknown

 

Conclusions

  • I did not see anything [New York 1886] to help my people. I could see that the Wasichus [white man] did not care for each other the way our people did before the nation's hoop was broken. They would take everything from each other if they could, and so there were some who had more of everything than they could use, while crowds of people had nothing at all and maybe were starving. This could not be better than the old ways of my people. Black Elk ['Wičháša Wakȟáŋ; Hehaka Sapa'] [LoC 499] (1863-1950) North American medicine elder and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota tribe (Sioux) of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), Catholic katechist, Pine Ridge reservation, South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks. Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, 1932, told by John Neihardt, 1961

 

  • Civilization may be said indeed to be the creation of its outlaws. [...] [T]hey live beyond the region of mortality, having chosen to fulfil the law of their being. James Joyce (1882-1941) Irish poet, novelist, influential writer in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century, Stephen Hero, S. 160, London, 1944, 1977

 

  • We loved Jesus, Socrates, and Gandhi – after we murdered them. While they were alive, they were a tremendous pain in the ass. Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr.— these people died relatively young. You don't often live a long life being too far out ahead of your culture. Interview with Robert Kegan, Ph.D. (*1946) US American developmental psychologist, professor of leadership studies and adult learning, Harvard University, co-director for the Change Leadership Group, author, Epistemology, Fourth Order Consciousness, and the Subject-Object Relationship or... How the Self Evolves, presented by the dissolved US American magazine What is Enlightenment?, Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US American gender researcher, senior teacher of evolutionary enlightenment, cultural commentator, senior editor of magazine WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), author, issue 22, 2003

 

Future prospects

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Accelerating the span of cultural change

  • We can alter culture now in every five years. It used to take 70 years to get a generation to accept a change in culture. Lavrentiy Beria (1899-1953) Russian marshal and state security administrator of the Soviet Union, chief of the Soviet NKVD security and secret police apparatus under Joseph Stalin during World War II, deputy premier (1946-1953), world meeting of the Comintern, 1930

 

Insights

  • The cultural transformation from the love of power to the power of love is the drama of our time. Anodea Judith (*1952) US American psychotherapist, historian, mythologist, lecturer on body/mind integration, author, source unknown

 

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Toxic materialistic culture makes people ill and kills them before their time.

  • I'm saying that we live in a culture that makes people sick.
    • Because of its denial of human need,
    • because of its insistence that material possession and profit is a higher value than the environment, higher than people's joy in this life
    • because of its confusion of wealth with happiness.
We actually live in a society that is toxic to the people that live in it. It's toxic not just to the people at the bottom, but even to the people at the top. But they don't know that it's toxic. Now it's more toxic to the people at the bottom. In the United States the life expectancy, the discrepancy between the people at the top and people at the bottom is twenty years. Now that means that people are being poisoned. They die twenty years earlier than they should. [...] I'm saying that's the nature of the society. It actually kills people before their time. Video interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Toxic Culture: Gabor Maté Interviewed by Matt Berkowitz, presented by Zeitgeist Vancouver, Z-Day 2013, Canadian host Matt Berkowitz, Vancouver, 17. March 2013, YouTube film, minute 17:06, 19:03 minutes duration, posted 25. March 2013

 

  • It is a matter of context. [...] We have a real problem of information without context. [...] You are creating your way of meaning and I am creating my way of meaning. And we need a lot of common history to understand each other. And this is a big problem on the Internet. We don't share one culture. And because we don't share one culture, every sentence that I am sending is different in your brain than what I have sent. Video interview with Peter Kruse, Ph.D. (1955-2015) German psychologist, expert in complexity processing in intelligent networks, CEO of Nextpractice, management consultant, The Network is Challenging Us, presented by Mefeedia, minute 14:23, 26:50 minutes duration, 31. March 2010

 

  • We are developing a new culture. Culture is what happens when you have the collision of ideology [a body of doctrine] and civilization.
    We have organized around political war [including the ideologies monarchy, fascism, communism, and liberal democracy]. And liberal democracy has already won. Video presentation by Watts Wacker, US American futurist, Watts Wacker: Internationally Acclaimed Mind Reading Comedian, YouTube film, minute 2:40, 6:24 minutes duration, posted 16. October 2009

 

  • [The Western culture] is not long on contradiction or ambiguity. […] It likes things to be simple, it likes things to be pigeonholed – good or bad, black or white, blue or red. And we're not that. We're more interesting than that. And the way that we go into the world understanding is to have these contradictions in ourselves and see them in other people and not judge them for it. To know that, in a world where debate has kind of fallen away and given way to shouting and bullying, that the best thing is not just the idea of honest debate, the best thing is losing the debate, because it means that you learn something and you changed your position. The only way really to understand your position and its worth is to understand the opposite.
    That doesn't mean the crazy guy on the radio who is spewing hate, it means the decent human truths of all the people who feel the need to listen to that guy. You are connected to those people. They're connected to him. You can't get away from it. This connection is part of contradiction. It is the tension I was talking about. This tension isn't about two opposite points, it's about the line in between them, and it's being stretched by them. We need to acknowledge and honor that tension, and the connection that that tension is a part of. Our connection is not just to the people we love, but to everybody, including people we can't stand and wish weren't around. The connection we have is part of what defines us on such a basic level. Joss Whedon (*1964) US American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, actor, composer, comic book author, Be All Your Selves. Embracing Our Inner Contradictions, 181st Commencement Address, Wesleyan University, 26. May 2013
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Due to profound alterations in female sexuality the big-brained Homo sapiens suddenly emerged 150,000 years ago.

Video presentation by Leonard Shlain, M.D. sextimeandpower.com (1937-2009), Sex, Time and Power, YouTube film, 49:48 minutes duration, posted 1. November 2012

  • Women taught men about time and the men used this knowledge to become the planet's most fearsome predator. Unfortunately, they also discovered that they were mortal. Men then invented religions to soften the certainty of death. Subsequently, they belatedly grasped the function of sex. The possibility of achieving a kind of immortality through heirs drove men to construct patriarchal cultures whose purpose was to control women's reproductive choices. Leonard Shlain, M.D. sextimeandpower.com (1937-2009) US American chairman of laparoscopic surgery, associate professor of surgery, UC San Francisco, researcher, writer, Sex, Time, and Power. How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution, Penguin, July 2004

 

  • The Millionth Circle depends upon a simple hypothesis, whose mechanism has already been proposed and observed, and is one that can be intuitively and immediately grasped: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also, and a new era begins. Once the principles are understood, the significance of women's circles can be appreciated as a revolutionary-evolutionary movement that is hidden in plain sight. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. jeanbolen.com, US American Jungian analyst, proactive women researcher and supporter, crone, spiritual teacher, author, The Millionth Circle. How to Change Ourselves and The World, Preface, Conari Press, 1st edition 1. September 1999

 

  • Culture is useless unless it is constantly challenged by counter culture.
    People create culture, culture creates people. It is a two-way street.
    When people hide behind a culture, you know that's a dead culture.
    Muhammad Yunus, Ph.D. (*1940) Bangladeshi professor of economy, Chittagong University, founder of the Grameen Bank, microcredit institution, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 2006, source unknown

 

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Normopathic/wetiko society

  • The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society — and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic. In the context of this study the crucial question is whether the hypothesis of a quasi-autistic or of low-grade schizophrenic disturbance would help us to explain some of the violence spreading today. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German US Amercian social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, author, Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, 1973, S. 395, Holt Paperbacks, 15. February 1992

 

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Spiritually developmental retardation is brought on by the cultural environment.

  • Cultures seem to function not only to educate, but also as collective conspiracies to constrict consciousness. [As a result] our transpersonal potentials do not remain undeveloped merely by accident; rather we actively defend against them. Roger Walsh, Ph.D., M.D., Australian professor of psychiatry, philosophy and anthropology, University of California, Irvine, Frances Vaughan, Ph.D., US American transpersonal psychologist, educator, spiritual author, both editors in: Paths Beyond Ego, S. 110, Tarcher, 15. September 1993

 

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Cultural evolution via the rise of grandparents

30,000 years ago and 1989: The "mature adult" majority is catalyzing quantum changes in the bedrock of culture.
Summary:

  • Demographic changes have played a quite large role in reshaping culture. Aging populations are altering the course of humankind.
    Recent findings by anthropologists indicate a sudden increase in longevity 30,000 years ago that changed human culture dramatically. The longevity gains created a population explosion among grandparents. For the first time in human history, relatively large numbers of postmenopausal women were available to support their daughters and granddaughters and to begin refining domestic life. More grandfathers were available to instruct young males in "the old ways," thus strengthening generational continuity. Many anthropologists regard the '"grandparent phenomenon" as a major turning point in the cultural evolution of humankind. Among other benefits, the sharp increase in the grandparent population led to a moderation of the aggressive behavior of youth. This reduced tribal warfare, freeing tribal attention and energy to move toward higher states of cultural development.
    Something similar could be happening today – that is, the rapid growth of an aging population is altering the zeitgeist of society, driving humankind toward higher states of cultural development. We can cite 1989 as the formal start of this new course because that was the year when, for the first time in history, the majority of adults in the United States were 40 or older. […] Before 1989, older adolescents and young adults were the pitch pipe that tuned the sounds of culture. Now, members of the older population fill that role, and the Internet is helping them do it. […] In the second half of life, people tend to be more resistant to attempts by others to persuade them to a course of action. In Abraham Maslow's words, they project "increased autonomy, and resistance to enculturation."1 Rajendra S. Sisodia, Ph.D., Indian US American professor of marketing, Bentley University, co-founder and chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D. (*1938) Burmese-US American Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, David B. Wolfe, US American customer behavior expert, author, Firms of Endearment. How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Prologue A Whole New World, S. xxix-xxx, Pearson Prentice Hall, 1st edition 10. February 2007, presented by Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Lee Bowman, 5. July 2004

 

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Material wants shifting to purpose driven wants

 

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Estimation of either fat women or thin women – depending on culture

  • Rich [affluent] patriarchal cultures value thin women.
    Poor patriarchal cultures value fat women.
    Both are signs of privilege, of wealth and so on the part of the men the women belong to.
    All patriarchal cultures value weak women. [...]
    Strong women are being made ashamed of being strong and to want to imitate the upper class women who are weak. To be strong and to be proud of it is a huge, huge change. Video keynote speech by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, founder and editor of the feminist US magazine "Ms", journalist, writer, Gloria Steinem's Top Ten Fearbusters, presented at Pennsylvania Conference for Women, 2011, YouTube film, minute 22:33, 33:06 minutes duration, posted 6. March 2012

 

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The addictive culture of dominance keeps triggering repeated sex scandals of men in power position.

  • Question: Eliot Spitzer, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and most recently Herman Cain. Why do we keep hearing about powerful men in politics and sex. What's the connection?
    Answer: Dominance has been sexualized. If we could eroticize equality in a deep way we would create revolution. Because the various kinds of patriarchal cultures have subordinated women in order to control reproduction then the normal idea of sexuality is dominance and passivity instead of cooperation and mutual pleasure. They got born into a culture that told them that sexuality was about dominance and they had the right to dominate women. And they are hooked on it. It's like a drug. Video interview with Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, founder and editor of the feminist US magazine "Ms", journalist, writer, Women and the Financial Crisis, presented by TV station Bloomberg Television, host Stephanie Ruhle, YouTube film, minute 2:09, 3:59 minutes duration, posted 8. November 2011

 

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Mankind coming of age will greatly transform the human culture.

 

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Dilemma of specialization

  • The disease of the modern character is specialization. Looked at from the standpoint of the social system, the aim of specialization may seem desirable enough. The aim is to see that the responsibilities of government, law, medicine, engineering, agriculture, education, etc., are given into the hands of the most skilled, best prepared people. [...]
    It is rarely considered that this average citizen is anxious because he ought to be […] He ought to be anxious, because he is helpless. That he is dependent upon so many specialists, the beneficiary of so much expert help, can only mean that he is a captive, a potential victim. If he lives by the competence of so many other people, then he lives also by their indulgence; his own will and his own reasons to live are made subordinate to the mere tolerance of everybody else. He has one chance to live what he conceives to be his life: his own small specialty within a delicate, tense, everywhere-strained system of specialties. Wendell Berry (*1934) US American academic, cultural and economic critic, farmer, man of letters, The Unsettling of America. Culture & Agriculture, Counterpoint, 15. September 2015

 

  • The most striking feature of contemporary culture is the unslaked craving for transcendence. Andrew Delbanco (*1952) US American humanities professor, Columbia University, director of American Studies, The Real American Dream. A Mediation on Hope, S. 113, Harvard University Press, 1999

 

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Male initiation

  • The only external power that you can trust is in men who have also found their real inner power. Power it seems is the key fascination in the male soul and in every male archetype. It does not go away by churchy preaching or cultural poverty. It just takes disguised and different forms and finally comes back to defeat most worthwhile projects or worse, keeps them from ever getting started. If the male does not experience his power and his possibilities, if he does not let others educate it and tame it, power needs/ego needs tend to control his whole agenda. It does not go away. Primal cultures understood this to an amazing degree, and they took steps to insure that it would not keep happening and subverting their community. Father Richard Rohr O.F.M. (*1943) US American Franciscan friar, author, cited in: Article Made not Born: Men and Power, presented by Malespirituality.org, July 2003

 

  • In every culture […] there was one universal element in historic initiationgrief work. The young male had to be taught somehow the way of tears. He had to be taught how to cry. In fact, if I were to sum up this whole spirituality of initiation in a one liner, it would be this; the young man who cannot cry is a savage, the old man who cannot laugh is a fool. Father Richard Rohr O.F.M. (*1943) US American Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970, Sadness, PDF, Yale University Address to Medical Students, presented by Malespirituality.org, November 2005

 

  • In 1996, neuroscientist Paul Zak and colleagues asked random samples of participants in various countries to answer the following question: "Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you cannot be too careful in dealing with people?" After statistically controlling for appropriate variables, such as economic development, Zak and colleagues found that for every 15 percent increase in the trust of a nation’s citizens, their economic fortunes rise by $430. Trust facilitates economic exchange with fewer transaction costs, including fewer failed negotiations, adversarial settlements, and needless lawsuits. With increased trust among a citizenry, discrimination and economic inequality fall. High jen ratios promote a society's economic and ethical progress. […]
    As a generalization, Zak found that Scandinavian and East Asian cultures are more trusting than South American and Eastern European cultures. Poorer nations (India) are often more trusting than wealthier nations (the United States). Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, director of the Greater Good Science Center, author, Born to Be Good. The Science of a Meaningful Life, W.W. Norton & Company, 12. January 2009
    cited in: Article Born to Be Good, presented by the US American newspaper The New York Times, S. 2 of 6, 19. January 2009

 

 

Yahweh is a two-faced morally schizophrenic, psychopathic god.
Violent elitist-hierarchical either-or left-brained Yahwist systems kept humanity divided.


  • In the character of Yahweh by any objective moral evaluations you have a psychopathic, genocidal, murderous, manipulative, emotionally abusive character claiming – according to theological traditions – to be God. And this is the problem. […] No amount of theological jugglery will change the fact that you're dealing with a real moral ambiguity with this particular character. If we were to take the same actions and ascribe them to a human being then what we're dealing with is a character on the order of a Hitler, a Stalin, or a chairman Mao. We're dealing with a real murderous character. […]
    The cultural effect of the introduction of this [Yahwist] religion in ancient times is that it introduced a cultural schism. Yahwism is defining itself in opposition to [nature religions and the right-brained perennial traditions]. Yahwism is a conceptional and an immoral revolution. And like all revolutions it has a founding moment in violence, here of course the exodus. It fills all the bills of revolutionary violent movements. The bottom line is it's a grab for power. […]
    1. You enshrine a text. Then the text literally becomes your God.
    2. You enshrine a system of interpretation and therefore you elevate to positions of authority a clerical [oligarchic] elite that does the interpreting.
    3. Within the psychology of any individual […] within one of those three Yahwisms [Judaism, Christianity, Islam] it introduces the idea that any other human being therefore is looked at in purely mechanistic terms. They are viewed either as a potential convert to the system or as a potential enemy.
The net social and cultural effect of these types of [Yahwist] revelation religions is that they introduce a split, a schism, a division in the social space. […] The effect of this is to keep humanity divided.
With each of these three systems you're dealing with universal truth claims. […] The final triumph of truth lies in the future, [...] a future that at some point involves coercive violence in all three versions of these [Yahwist] traditions.
Audio interview with Joseph P. Farrell, Ph.D. (*1957) US American adjunct professor of patristic theology and apologetics, California Graduate School of Theology, philosopher, author on alternative history, historical revisionism, archaeology, and science/physics, Yahweh The Two-Faced God, presented by West Swedish web radio station Red Ice Radio, host Henrik Palmgren, minute 29:24-39:00, 76:00 minutes duration, aired 29. July 2012

 

  • In our culture it is hard to see how any woman can escape becoming masochistic to some degree, from the effects of the culture alone. Karen Horney (1885-1952) German psychoanalyst, Feminine Psychology, S. 231, 1967

 

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Monotheism vs. pan/polytheism

  • There are two kinds of religion in this world: one having a creator god, and the other not recognizing a creator of this reality. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1989, Buddhist initiation ceremony in India, unknown date

 

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Individualism vs. collectivism

Narcissism vs. totalitarianism

  • [I]ndividualism is very good for the immune system because the individual is allowed to be praised in a job or to [just] be praised. [T]he US is a very individualistic country as opposed to Japan, which is a very collectivist country.
    In Japan, you have to say, in essence, "I'm nothing without my group." That's not good for the immune system. You have to disown whatever action you took and give it to your group.
    When shaming occurs in the US, you feel ashamed because of something you did. In Japan or [other] Asian countries, you feel the shame for your group, not for yourself, and it's even worse because you're disowning the process. That's even worse. If you take individualism too far, then it becomes narcissistic. If you take collectivism too far, then it becomes totalitarian. Those are examples of how a culture can actually help or hurt an immune system. Audio interview with Mario Martinez, PsyD, Uruguaian clinical neuropsychologist, contemplative psychologist, psycho-neuroimmunologist, author, Empowerment and 'Navigating the Drift', MP3, presented by Sounds True, host Tami Simon, minute 55:14 of podcast, 1 hour duration, aired 2. October 2012

 

  • Three key components allow for a healthy corporative culture
    1. Honor your employee – not as a production unit.
    2. Use your customer as a consultant – not as a prey.
    3. See your competitor as a teacher – not as someone to destroy.
Video interview with Mario Martinez, PsyD, Uruguaian clinical neuropsychologist, contemplative psychologist, psycho-neuroimmunologist, author, How Culture Influences Aging, presented by Canadian TV station TVO, Ontario, host Steve Paikin (*1960) Canadian journalist, author, documentary producer, YouTube film, minute 18:17, 20:29 minutes duration, posted 18. April 2013

 

  • For, as a broad view of the field [of mythology] immediately shows, in every well-established culture realm to which a new system of thought and civilization comes, it is received creatively, not inertly. A sensitive, complex process of selection, adaptation, and development brings the new forms into contact with their approximate analogues or homologues in the native inheritance, and in certain instances – notably in Egypt, Crete, the Indus valley, and a little later, the Far East – prodigious forces of indigenous productivity are released in native style, but on the level of the new stage. In other words, although its culture stage at any given period may be shown to have been derived, as an effect of alien influences, the particular style of each of the great domains can no less surely be shown to be indigenous. And so it is that a scholar largely concerned with native forms will tend to argue for local, stylistic originality, whereas one attentive rather to the broadly flung evidence of diffused techniques, artifacts, and mythological motifs will be inclined to lime out a single culture history of mankind, characterized by well-defined general stages, though rendered by way of no less well-defined local styles.
    1. It is one thing to analyze the genesis and subsequent diffusion of the fundamental heritage of all high civilizations whatsoever;
    2. another to mark the genesis, maturation, and demise of the several local mythological styles;
    3. and a third to measure the force of each local style in the context of the unitary history of mankind.
A total science of mythology must give attention, as far as possible, to all three. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, author, Creative Mythology. The Masks of God, Volume 4, Oriental mythology, S. 48, Penguin Books, New York, paperback 1. January 1991

 

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Psychopathologic society

  • Popular culture is and has always been a top down development. It's has been an engineered process to normalise psychopathology. […]
    This (psychopathology) is like a malignant conduit that runs from the bottom of the society to the top and if we can cut off one part of that we can cut off the complete supply system. Thomas Sheridan (*1964) Irish alternative artist, musician, independent researcher, broadcaster, public speaker, author, The Anvil of the Psyche, lu.com, 26. December 2012

 

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Study on group decision-making in animals, University of Essex in Cornwall, England

British biologists Roper and Conradt concluded: The alpha deer has only sexual preference choice. The herd makes a majority democratic decision where to graze next. Democracy is wired into the brains of creatures.

  • When there are predators around, decisions require a super majority: two-thirds have to be pointing toward the water hole before they move. And this goes across the spectrum in biology, from insects to orangutans. By their actions, the members of the group all "vote," if you will. Democracy is in our DNA. Jefferson was right. Interview with Thom Hartmann thomhartmann.com (*1951) US American former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, radio host of Air America, journalist, progressive political commentator, author of Threshold. The Crisis of Western Culture, The Crisis of Western Culture, YouTube film, 29:05 minutes duration, posted 30. July 2009

 

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Assymmetry in social studies favoring a small significant slice of humanity

Culture deeply shapes human cognition.

 

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WEIRD:

translates both as unusual and as Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic

 

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Cultural shift in family building and relating patterns:
1. Companionship is primary.
2. Children are secondary.

  • The sexual and cultural revolutions of the 1960s have pushed the bearing and rearing of children from the core of marriage's social meaning. Ask twentysomethings and thirtysomethings what they hope for from marriage. They will, of course, tell you that they want love and that they definitely want companionship – indeed, that they expect their spouse to be their best friend. And obviously they want to share the pleasures of sex. Then ask them about children. Many will pause and say well, yes, certainly, they are thinking about children, and eventually, somewhere down the line, they expect to have one or two. But
    • children, once at the center of marriage, have now become negotiable, and
    • what used to be negotiable – love, companionship, sex – has moved to the center.
Peter Berkowitz, Ph.D. (*1959) US American political scientist, former law professor, Stanford University, research fellow of The Hoover Institution, The Court, the Constitution, and the Culture of Freedom, presented by policy review, No. 132, 1. August 2005

 

  • All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities of life. Video presentation by Wade Davis, US American anthropologist, explorer-in-residence of National Geographic, Endangered Cultures ['Gefährdete Kulturen'], presented by TED Talks, minute 14:47, 22:05 minutes duration, filmed February 2003, posted January 2007

 

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Ethnosphere

  • [The ethnosphere is] the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. […] The ethnosphere is humanity's great legacy. It's the symbol of all that we are and all that we can be as an astonishingly inquisitive species. Video presentation by Wade Davis, US American anthropologist, explorer-in-residence of National Geographic, Endangered Cultures [Gefährdete Kulturen], presented by TED Talks, minute 2:25-2:35, 22:05 minutes duration, filmed February 2003, posted January 2007

 

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Genocide vs. ethnocide

  • Genocide, the physical extinction of a people, is universally condemned, but ethnocide, the destruction of people's way of life, is not only not condemned, it's universally celebrated as part of a development strategy. Video presentation by Wade Davis, US American anthropologist, explorer-in-residence of National Geographic, Endangered Cultures [Gefährdete Kulturen], presented by TED Talks, minute 16:06, 22:05 minutes duration, filmed February 2003, posted January 2007

 

 

 

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Since 10,000 years sadistic drawdown entitled imperialist societies continually overpowered peaceful "good examples".

  • By their nature agricultural societies are imperialist, they're based on drawdown. Civilization follows that same pattern over and over, where
    ➤ they conquer the region,
    ➤ they gut the colonies,
    ➤ they extract what they want,
    ➤ they leave the place a desert.
    That's being going on for 10,000 years. What that means is: for 10,000 years these invading, sadistic cultures of drawdown and entitlement have come into contact with other cultures that, many of which were egalitarian, peaceful, sustainable cultures. This is the pattern for 10,000 years. In all of that time, the living example of a culture that is egalitarian and sustainable, has never once stopped the invaders. It has never once worked as a strategy. They've seen the good example. It does not change the invaders.
    History is literally the story of [those] invasions wiping out the nice people, […] [leaving] the sociopaths on top. We just need to really say this out loud. Personal example has never worked. We've gotta give this one up. There's too much at stake. Video presentation titled "Culture of Resistance" by Lierre Keith lierrekeith.com (*1964) US American outspoken feminist, food activist, radical environmentalist, writer, Deep Green Resistance – Strategy to Save the Planet, part 2 of 7, presented by US American organisation Deep Green Resistance, San Francisco, California, May 2011, YouTube film, minute 7:02-8:03, 8:06 minutes duration, posted 11. August 2011

 

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Cultural divergence: Individualism ⇔ welfare state

  • This cultural divergence […] was due in part to the family revolution of Gregory the Great [Pope Gregory I] in the sixth century in the West. This gave rise to the individualism that led to the Renaissance and the scientific revolution, but also to the rise of nuclear families and the creation of statist safety nets for the poor, replacing the communal ones provided in the past and which continued in the other Eurasian civilizations – including China. It was not the welfare states, which were a necessary consequence of its newfound individualism, that led to the rise of the West, but the sheer escape from tradition in art and science that individualism promoted. Deepak Lal (*1940) India-born British economist, author, Poverty and Progress. Realities and Myths about Global Poverty, presented by The Cato Institute (corporate shill funded by the Koch Brothers), 16. June 2013

 

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Mass culture and collectivism crushing individualism

  • Mass culture is a control mechanism that devalues the individual. It is aimed solely at promoting collectivism. It seeks to enforce the dependence of the individual human on a collective group and the priority of group ideologies over individual life paths. It is, at the base level, the very heart of socialism, communism, fascism and totalitarianism. It employs nationalistic impulses to setup polarities of antagonism that exclusively benefits a set of ruling elites. At the top level, the elites fully comprehend that there are no distinct nations, ideologies or cultural imperatives to speak of. To them, there is only power and no power. Neil Kramer (*1972) British philosopher, teacher specializing in the fields of consciousness, metaphysics, and mysticism, speaker, author, blog article Reality, Simulation & Culture, 24. December 2010

 

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Synthetic culture of Empire:

  • At every turn, the synthetic culture of Empire implores us to throw our hearts and minds into unconscious polarization. It wants us to radicalize ourselves to
    ➤ either patriot or terrorist,
    ➤ believer or atheist,
    ➤ white or black,
    ➤ liberal or conservative,
    ➤ strong or weak, and
    then embark on an endless crusade to reform, condemn, or destroy the other side. This one-way polarization renders all participants impotent, regardless of which side they pick. This subtle but devastating trick deactivates our will and we automatically forfeit our capacity to rule ourselves. Lost in unconscious polarization, we serve Empire. Neil Kramer (*1972) British philosopher, teacher specializing in the fields of consciousness, metaphysics, and mysticism, speaker, author, article 2016: The Year Ahead, presented by magazine New Dawn, January 2016

 

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Reasons for the decline of empires

  • A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in
    ➤ her people,
    ➤ her morals,
    ➤ her class struggle,
    ➤ her failing trade,
    ➤ her bureaucratic despotism,
    ➤ her stifling taxes,
    ➤ her consuming wars.
    Will Durant (1885-1981) US American historian, philosopher, writer (on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation), eleven-volume set of books covering Western history The Story of Civilization, volume 3 Caesar And Christ, Epilogue "Why Rome Fell", S. 665, Simon and Schuster, 1935-1975

Quotes by Philip Coppens

Personal avowals

  • Civilization should be redefined as humanity's discovery that there was more to this reality than meets the eye – the birth of encountering the divine and incorporating it within everyday existence. […]
    Civilization is far older than we assume.
    Europe did not begin with the Greeks or Romans in the Eight Century BC, but at least in 9000 BC, as underlined by the work of Barry Cunliffe.
    In the Sahara, we can push back civilization to that same period, 9000 BC.
    But in the Middle East, the sites of Gobekli Tepe and Catal Hüyük show that civilizations, capable of building extraordinary towns, manufacturing tools and jewelry, already existed in 10,000 BC.
Philip Coppens (1971-2012) Belgian radio host, investigative journalist, author, The Lost Civilization Enigma. A New Inquiry Into the Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, and Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History, New Page Books, 1st edition 31. October 2012

 

Englische Texte – English section on Culture

Brain lateralization resulting in 2,500 years of split Western culture – Iain McGilchrist


Cultural war of the brains – Evolutionary phases of Western civilization
☯ * ☯ * ☯ Exclusionary denial of opposites ☯ * ☯ * ☯☯ * ☯ * ☯ *** Bringing opposites together *** ☯ * ☯ * ☯
Period of
left-brain
domination
LegendTimelinePeriod of right-brain balancingLegendTimeline
1.Pre-Socratic philosophies
by Parmenides
and Plato[*]
The idea 'opposites can agree' became anathema.540-483 BC
427-347 BC
AthensPoetry and tragedy
preparing for philosophy
5th-6th
century BC
2.Roman EmpireIntensified left-brained domination
Invention of concrete
32 BC-1453 ADAugustan era in Rome 30 BC-14 AD
3.Consolidated ChristianityAbstract theology imposing conformity and uniformity325 ADEarly ChristianitySpiritual insights33 AD-~300 AD
4.ReformationSplitting Christianity into outer and inner worlds, wrath1517Christian mysticism 33 AD onwards
5.Age of EnlightenmentHubristic age of rationality
Irrational reasonableness gave way to rational unreasonableness.
18th
century
RenaissancePreparing the way to the Reformation15th-beg
17th century
6.French RevolutionLiterally cutting off the head(s) from body
Schizophrenic thinker Descartes: "Things can be seen clearly only if they are seen singly, one by one."2
1789RomanticismPreparing the way to the Industrial Revolution1712-18643
Peak: ~1800-1850
7.Industrial RevolutionOne-sided materialism and scientism~1760-1840   
8.ModernismFragmentating reality: cubism, surrealism, abstract artLate 19th century-1945   
9.Weimar cultureDecadence1920s   
10.PostmodernismFalse conclusion: There is no truth at all.1950s   
11.Unsustainable materialism/consumerism
Homo economicus
Growing income and status gaps4 / 5[Status 2013] Grassroot spiritual renaissance
Homo sociologicus Homo reciprocans
Social media movements6,
Occupy, eco-wisdom, dignitarian movements
2010s
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Lateralization of brain function
See also: ► Historic timetable of evolution – Goddess vs. Alphabet (right and left brain hemispheres) – Leonard Shlain

 

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McGilchrist suggests the master (RB) has been ever more betrayed by its emissary (LB), especially over the last 200 years.

  • [*] "[O]ver the past 2,500 years, there has been a kind of battle going on in our brains, the result of which has been, despite swings of the pendulum, an ever greater reliance on the left hemisphere." Iain McGilchrist, M.D. (*1953), The Battle of the Brain, presented by Wall Street Journal, 2. January 2010

 

  • "With Parmenides, and still more with Plato, philosophy shifted from a respect for the hidden and implicit to an emphasis on what can be made explicit alone. The previously acknowledged idea that opposites can agree became anathema." Iain McGilchrist, M.D. (*1953), The Battle of the Brain, presented by Wall Street Journal, 2. January 2010

 

McGilchrist quotes the idealistic philosopher Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) who listed the three basic tenets of the Age of Enlightenment:

  • 1. "All genuine questions must have one true answer and one only."
    2. "There must be a dependable path toward the discovery of these truths."
    3. "The true answers, when found, must necessarily be compatible with one another and form a single whole."
    On the Pursuit of the Ideal, Volume 35, Number 4, 17. March 1988

 

  • "The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution were products of the left hemisphere in keeping with its competitive, confident manner, and its belief in its unassailable rightness – in a manner which is absolute and intolerant and sweeps away opposition. It was man's most brazen attempt for power over the natural world." Iain McGilchrist, M.D. iainmcgilchrist.com (*1953) British psychiatrist, physician, literary scholar, New College, Oxford, neuroimaging researcher, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, writer, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, S. 386, Yale University Press Publication, 30. October 2009

 

 

  • "[N]one of these things seem to me to bear any scrutiny when you look at life. And these things were known in other eras, certainly known in the Renaissance. And it has something to do with the loss of [soul] embodiment. It’s this cerebralisation and abstraction that went on and is still the key note, I’m afraid, in an awful lot of Western philosophy such as, in my view, the entirely sterile Anglo-American analytic tradition." Iain McGilchrist, M.D. (*1953), The Triumph of the Left Brain?, presented by berfrois, 7. June 2012

Dignity culturePride culture

Quotations Meaning
I'm not everyone! Pride, Fear of humiliation
Well, that's true –
you're certainly not everyone, and
everyone is everyone.
Dignified humility,
Valuation of the individual by appreciating all
This was supposed to be fun. That's all it ever was. Ego-centered, not connected to the whole
Find the joy in your life, Edward. Visionquest
I'm deeply proud that this man
found it worth his while to know me.
Gratefulness pervaded by pride
He saved my life.
And he knew it before I did.
Pride transcended by gratefulness and reverence

Legend:

Billionaire Edward Cole (PRIDE – FUN – ME ⇔ YOU – THEM STRUCTURE)
Mechanic Carter Chambers (DIGNITY – JOY – WE CULTURE)

Quoted from the movie The Bucket List,
YouTube clip The Bucket List – Ending, Memorable quotes from The Bucket List, 2007

Evolution of consciousness, values, leadership, and group culture – Richard Barrett

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Leadership creates culture.

 

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Barrett Models –––– Inspired by Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, 1998

Seven stages of evolution of consciousness, values and leadership
༺༻Seven levels of consciousnessFalse belief༺༻Leadership type
1.SurvivalI don't have enough.1.Crisis director
2.RelationshipBonding / Belonging to
in relationships
I am not loved enough.2.Relationship manager
3.Self-esteemI am not enough.3.FacilitatorInfluencer
4.Transformation
Courage
Individuation
Allowing one's soul to
emerge in the world
Internal cohesion4.ManagerOrganizer
5.Finding meaningInternal cohesion5.IntegratorInspirer
6.Finding beauty
Making a difference
in the world
Alignment
with the natural order
External cohesion6.MentorPartner
7.ServiceExternal cohesion7.Wisdom leaderVisionary
Source: ► Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society
Barrett Models –––– Inspired by Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, 1998

 

Five values of evolution of consciousness taking form
༺༻Value of evolutionEvolving consciousness[*]Evolving creation[*]
1.AdaptabilityBecoming viable and independent
within one's framework of existence
Atoms ⇒ molecules ⇒ cells
2.Continuous learning Group structures ⇒ organisms ⇒ creature (Homo sapiens)
3.Ability to bondBonding with other viable and independent entitiesIndividuals ⇒ nations ⇒ global cooperative
4.Ability to cooperateGroup structures cooperate
with each other to form
a higher group entity
 
5.Ability to be at ease with uncertainty  
[*] Source: ► Video interview with Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society, Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations – The Future of Western Civilisation No. 23 (MP3), presented by Dr. Nicholoas Beecroft, British consultant psychiatrist, YouTube film, minute 11:11, 1:27:17 duration, posted 11. April 2012

Dynamics of power in setting up human civilization – Keith Chandler

Eight key attributes for elite-driven civilization
Mankind's transition from free primitive social mode to civilizational mode
༺༻Influential·discipline      Elite domination power dynamics driving civilization      
1.Elite-driven
Hierarchy
 
Hierarchical social organization dominated by a power elite which is not accountable to the powerless majority and for whose actions there is little or no redress
2.City lifeConcentration of power and wealth in fortified urban centres
3.Writing – MediaWritten language, the understanding and use of which are monopolized by the elite and its functionaries
4.Predatory
Economy
Economic system vesting title to the wealth produced by the society in the elite; central power controlling wealth by a strictly measured allocation of all industrial, agricultural, forestry and mining resources
5.Work agendaSkills training and labour organization designed to serve the goals of the power elite
6.ExploitationExtensive slavery and serfdom [i.e. colonial maraud and open theft]7
7.Mythology
Religion
Grand mythologies portraying society as originating from and continuing to be influenced by
superhuman powers with the elite as the conduit of that influence
8.MilitaryMilitary establishment being utilized not only for internal control and repression of the dispossessed majority
Source: ► Verbatim quotes by Keith Chandler, US American author, seminal work Beyond Civilization. The world's four
great streams of civilization: their achievements, their differences and their future
, iUniverse, 18. December 2001
Book reference: ► Daniel Quinn (*1935) US American writer, described as an environmentalist, winner of the Turner
Tomorrow Fellowship Award
, 1991, Beyond Civilization. Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Harmony Books, 1999
See also: ► HierarchySpeech – writingReligionMythologyHumiliationLabour
FoodMilitary – warPredatory economyDebt

 

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New definition of the term civilization: diverging from Toynbee's and Durant's definition

  • Civilization is a type of social organization in which a relatively small power elite, in pursuit of its own goals, exercises authority over and pre-empts the production of a large, powerless majority through
    ➤ the monopolization of information,
    ➤ the sanctification of myth,
    ➤ the centralization of key institutions, and
    ➤ the utilization of regimented armed force.

Shifting from ego-system to eco-system awareness

The current crises all over the world constitute three systemic disconnects.
These divides are the central leadership challenge in the first century of the third millennium.
DivideLegend
Ecological divideMassive depletion of the natural resources
Social divideIncreasing rates of inequity, poverty and social polarization
Spiritual-cultural divideRising rates of burnout, depression, distraction, busyness, unhappiness8

 

Divide – BeliefOther side of the divide coin
Infinite growthFinite resources
Gross domestic productWell-being
TechnologyReal societal needs
HavesHave nots
Institutional leadershipPeople

 

Source: ► Otto Scharmer Ottoscharmer.com German American senior lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), founding chair of the Presencing Institute, core faculty member of the UN Leaders Program, UN Staff College, Katrin Kaufer, US American co-founder and research director, Presencing Institute, research fellow, Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Leading from the Emerging Future. From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 8. July 2013
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Great Divergence
See also:
Great Re-convergence – Balancing Westerners with Resterners
Two versions of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory – David Loye
Current trend – Shifting from PUSH mode to PULL mode
Brain lateralization resulting in 2,500 years of split Western culture – Iain McGilchrist
Leadership

Comparative neuropolitics stress / brain study results – conservatives and liberals

In 2011 cognitive neuroscientist Ryota Kanai performed MRI scans on
the brains of 90 British male and female students at University College London.
The results of his brain study were published in the scientific journal Current Biology, issue 21(8), S. 677-680, 2011.

 

Differences in the brains of conservatives and liberals
Focus
Reaction
Brain statusConservatives
Republicans
Liberals
Democrats
FearAmygdala9
Memory of (anxiety-based) emotions
Larger in size
Increased amount of gray matter
Normal in size
Normal amount of gray matter
Threat-fearExposure to stress*
Threatening images
Greater skin conductance response
Greater sympathetic nervous system response
Lesser skin conductance response
Lesser sympathetic nervous system response
FrightExposure to stress*
Unexpected noise
Stronger startle reflex
As measured by strength of eyeblink
Less strong startle reflex
As measured by strength of eyeblink
Uncertainty
Handling conflicting information
Anterior cingulate cortex10 (ACC)
Monitoring uncertainty
(Stress*)
Normal in size
(Normal amount of gray matter)
Larger in size
(Increased amount of gray matter)
Accuracy of perception
Dealing with conflicting situations
Activity rate in the brain circuits
(Stress*)
2.2 times higher4.9 times higher
Moral behavior
Oxytocin is a key ingredient to moral development.11
Oxytocin (hormone) levelLess oxytocinMore oxytocin
Including Independents
Note: Conservative (authoritarian) personalities tend to block distracting information i.e. tend to be in denial.
* Stress Brain scan studies show decreased activity in different parts of the frontal lobes when exposed to different forms of stress. Mental and physical activities (meditation, unfocussing, focussing, intense cognitive work, exercise) that increase frontal brain activity decrease stress. Continued stress shrinks the size of the frontal lobe.
Source: Brain study on stress conducted by JL Hanson, MK Chung, BB Avants, KD Rudolph, EA Shirtcliff, JC Gee, RJ Davidson, SD Pollak, department of psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, Structural variations in prefrontal cortex mediate the relationship between early childhood stress and spatial working memory, presented by weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience, issue 32(23), S. 7917-7925, 6. June 2012

 

Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Biology and political orientation
Written sources:
Article Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain, presented by US American daily newspaper Los Angeles Times, Denise Gellene, 10. September 2007
Book Paul Zak, Ph.D. (*1962) US American professor of (neuro)economics and neurology, mathematician, oxytocin researcher, Claremont Graduate University, The Center for Neuroeconomics Studies (CNS), Southern California, author, The Moral Molecule. The Source of Love and Prosperity, Dutton Adult, 10. May 2012
Article New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures. Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains why it's so hard for the two groups to get along., presented by AlterNet, Alexandra Rosenmann, 6. June 6, 2016
Audio interview: ► Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Failed War on Drugs, drug decriminalization, and addiction, last third of MP3 audio, presented by US American broadcasting station Citizen Radio, aired 2. November 2012
Video source: ► Presentation by Gail Saltz, US American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, television commentator, columnist, author, Liberal vs. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, presented by Big Think, Reference, YouTube film, 14:24 minutes duration, posted 29. May 2016
See also: ► Politik – Politics and ► Politik – Politics and ► Neurowissenschaft – Neuro science and ► Gewalt – Violence

Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt

The former associate professor of Positive Psychology at University of Virginia Jonathan Haidt was the winner of the
Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology in 2001 and the winner of the Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" in 2004.
Building on the work of cultural anthropologist Richard Shweder, the results of a survey via a questionnaire
completed by 23.000 Americans
were published in his book The Happiness Hypothesis.
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
, Perseus Books, 1st edition 31. October 2005
Six foundations of ethics and morality
Jonathan Haidt and Craig Joseph
PillarFocusEthical values
and their antagonists
LegendPolitical orientations/tendencies /
US parties
1.CommunityCareHarmCherishing and protecting others70% interestLiberalsConservatives
2.CommunityFairness
Proportionality
Reciprocity
CheatingRendering justice according to shared rules30% interestLiberalsConservatives
3.CommunityLibertyOppressionLoathing of Rankismus/tyranny LiberalsConservatives
4.FamilyLoyalty
Ingroup
SubversionStanding with your group, family, nationTribal psychologyN/AConservatives
5.FamilyAuthority
Respect
BetrayalObeying tradition and legitimate authority N/AConservatives
6.ReligionPurity
Sanctity
Inviolability
Humiliation
Degradation
Abhorrence for disgusting things, foods, actions N/AConservatives

 

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Religious conservatives are happier.

  • "It doesn't matter who is in the White House. Conservative, religious people are happier. Conservatives participate in denser, more binding structures." Video presentation by Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US American professor of social, cultural and moral psychology and ethical leadership, New York University Stern School of Business, author, Morality: 2012, location 2012: Stories from the Near Future conference, sponsored by the New Yorker, Newyorker.com, host Henry Finder, posted 7. May 2007   Discussing the five (six) foundations of morality

 

References featuring Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US American professor of social, cultural and moral psychology and ethical leadership, New York University Stern School of Business
Video TV interview Jonathan Haidt Explains Our Contentious Culture, presented by US American TV show Moyers & Company, host Bill Moyers (*1934) US American political commentator, journalist, YouTube film, 47:09 minutes duration, posted by TheEthanwashere 13. June 2012
Followup book: The Righteous Mind. Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Vintage, 2012
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Moral Foundations Theory
Siehe auch: ► Sechs Säulen der Ethik – Jonathan Haidt

NASA space shuttle disasters 1986 and 2003 – a field effect of rankism

  • Relatively small problems can turn into major crises because of rankist behavior. Silencing of "whistleblowers," truth tellers, or dissenters, for example, can mean loss of information crucial to organizational functioning. This, in turn, reduces the organizations's capacity to effect optimal outcomes. Before the 1986 U.S. ["Challenger"] space shuttle disaster, lower ranking individuals within NASA repeatedly tried to call attention to the shuttle's faulty O-rings, later found to be the source of the shuttle explosion. Higher-ranking officials silenced those voices, the launch occurred as planned, and the shuttle blew up minutes later. Robert Fuller, Ph.D. dignityforall.org (*1936) US American professor of physics, college president, dignity and rankism researcher, lecturer, author, Dr. Pamela Gerloff, US American rankism and dignity researcher, Project on Civic Reflection, co-author, Dignity for All. How to Create a World Without Rankism, chapter 7 "Rankism in Organizations: Lessons from NASA", Berrett-Koehler, 2008

 


Messier 92 in the Hercules constellation
  • In most organizations, hidden ground rules govern what can be said and what cannot. Such cultural rules run deep, and they typically resist change. At NASA, for example, the cultural ground rules that contributed to the Challenger explosion sixteen years before were still operating in 2003, leading to the Columbia shuttle disaster. The panel that investigated the Columbia tragedy went beyond the technical cause – a chunk of flyaway foam that damaged a wing – to blame an organizational culture where engineers were afraid to raise safety concerns with managers more worried about meeting flight schedules than about averting risks. Head of NASA Sean O'Keefe said in the aftermath of the Columbia tragedy that no employee who speaks up about safety concerns, even to outsiders, would be reprimanded in any way. But since 2003, NASA has become even less transparent as a result of pressure put on political appointees to the agency to keep employees, including a NASA scientist concerned about global warming, from publicly expressing views not in keeping with current administration policies. Warren Bennis (1925-2014) US American scholar, professor of business administration, organizational consultant, pioneer of contemporary leadership studies, author, Daniel Goleman (*1946) US American psychologist, science journalist, James O'Toole, US American journalist, Patricia Ward Biederman, US American writer, Creating a Transparent Culture, presented by Leader To Leader, No. 50, Fall 2008

 

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Disaster breeding climate of NASA:

The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003 was the result of a dominating defective climate within NASA. The investigative commission concluded that no single NASA employee could be found as having "caused" the space accident.

  • "Events" emerge as a consequence of the inner qualities of content and field, and the explanatory principle of one-to-one causation that dominates our current society is an insufficient explanation for events. The accident involving the insulation of the space shuttle led initially to a search for singular cause or a responsible individual, but none was found. Then, with a brilliant jump of consciousness, the researchers deduced that the event was the impersonal consequence of the "climate" of NASA at the time. [Ref. Headline of International Herald Tribune, 27. August 2003] Dr. David R. Hawkins, Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 56, 2005

 

  • [T]here was virtually no discussion about the fact that seven astronauts had their lives at stake. The discussion turned entirely technical. It had very much of a managerial feel to it, and the ethical part of the decision faded from awareness. Video presentation (engl.) by Max Bazerman, Ph.D., US American professor of business administration, Harvard Business School, Unintended Evil: The Challenger Disaster was Preventable, presented by Big Think, 2:46 minutes duration, posted 21. October 2011

 

See also:
Rankism, humiliation and indignity ⇔ 'Dignity for all, always' – Robert W. Fuller
Quotes by Robert W. Fuller – Dignity ⇔ Rankism

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Links zum Thema Kultur / Culture

Literatur

Literature (engl.)

 

UNFERTIG

 

  1. The First Europe is "first" in the sense of cultural primacy and it is therefore the canonical measure of Christian civilization.
  2. The Second Europe came eventually to regard itself as the canonical measure of Christendom, with all the tragic implications that this pretense engendered.
[C]ertain obvious questions and dilemmas present themselves, with the First Europe and Russia in the foreground, exposing the insufficiency of any merely secular, political, economic or sociological approach to a historiographical analysis of the crisis. […] Byzantium and Russia function as mysteries […]. [T]ext-books continue to treat both entities as separate phenomena from each other, and more importantly, from "Europe," meaning "Western Europe." […] [H]aving assumed its own cultural canonicity, the historiography of the Second Europe cannot contend with the sharp and cumbersome edges that Byzantium and Russia offer for analysis; they cannot be squeezed and moulded into the paradigms appropriate to Western European Scholasticism or feudalism. […] Russia’s very existence and history as a nation is more intimately bound up with Christianity than any other. Orthodoxy was both father, mother, and mid-wife to Russian nationhood. If Russia therefore be an enigma or a mystery or a riddle to the Second Europe, it is not because Russia is Russia but because it is Orthodox.

 

The Second Europe "rediscovered Aristotle" in the twelfth century, and thereby unleashed a process of massive theological revisionism. […] The East Roman Empire never lost the Aristotle that became so important for theology in the West, and indeed, did not regard Aristotle, or any other philosopher, as having all that much to do with theology. […] [I]n the West […] for a lengthy period it became functionally impossible to do theology without Aristotle, and, indeed, without philosophy at all. […] The Second Europe is incapable of undertaking a comprehensive integration of Mediaeval Western and Eastern European studies because of the inherent shortcomings and errors of its own theological foundations, foundations which […] created the Two Europes in the first place. In short, ex oriente lux.

 

  • [T]he Two Europes and the Three Trinities on which they are based.
    1. The first Trinity is the Holy Trinity of classical Christian doctrine, uncorrupted by its Augustinian formulation, the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
    2. As the first term of the second Trinity is St. Augustine of Hippo’s Dialectical Formulation of the Holy Trinity; as the second term of the second trinity is the History which that dialectical formulation moulded and shaped, and as the third term of the second trinity are the divisions which resulted from the application of Augustine’s trinitarian dialectics in History, the resulting schisms of "Europe" into First Europe, Second Europe, and Russia.

 

The causes for the Second Europe's tripartite division of History into its Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern Ages is thus to be credited to St. Augustine's dialectical formulation of the Trinity. This transubstantiation of the Trinity from a revealed Mystery to a dialectical deduction, and finally, to a dialectical process at work within History is simply unintelligible without Augustine.

In the thirteenth century, Joachim of Floris' Age of the Father, Age of the Son, and (coming) Age of the Spirit, or
Petrarch's or Gibbon's Golden Age, Dark Age, and Renaissance, or
Hegel's well-known Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis, or
Comte's "superstitious, metaphysical, and scientific" periods, and finally, our own
superficially academic and objective divisions of Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern "History"
are but tired exhausted reworkings of the original heresy which split the Latin Church from Eastern Orthodoxy and created the Two Europes.

The Second Europe's historiography, even in its most avowedly secular form, Marxism, is thus one of many logical implications and inevitabilities of the Augustinizing of doctrine which took place from the fifth to the ninths centuries in the Christian West.

 


 The term "inevitabilities," however, should not be construed to mean that I take the History of the Second Europe as inevitable in the Stoic and Calvinistic sense, as something that could have happened in no other way. Indeed, St. Augustine himself taught a doctrine of "pure futuribles," that is, a multiplicity of possible worlds and circumstances that could derive from a given constellation of circumstances. Whatever the merits or demerits that this theory had as an explanation of the Incarnation or of divine predestination, Augustine's theological system may be viewed as a whole set of logical entailments, a plenitude of implications, which subsequent History actualized in a certain way.  Thus, in describing this or that phenomenon as "inevitable," I do not mean to imply anything beyond their dialectical form: they are "inevitable" in the sense that there is a discernible logical derivation and pedigree which it is necessary to trace, step by step, to reach and actualize within History certain conclusions implicit, among many others that may never see such actualization, within the Augustinian system.  The Second Europe is "inevitable" in this dialectical sense, and not in the Calvinistic or Stoic. These "inevitabilities" are to be contrasted with the First Europe, at the core of which lies The First Hellenization of the Gospel and its deliberate, explicit, and formal rejection by the Eastern Church and the Culture she influenced.   This contrast is clear and acute, for at the core of the Second Europe is the Second, and Augustinian, Hellenization of the Gospel, and its deliberate, explicit, and formal acceptance by the Western Church and the schismatic and heretically based culture she influenced and created. The historiographical task of these essays is therefore massive, for there were not originally two Churches, or even a distinctively "Latin" Church as opposed to a distinctively "Greek" one. Rather, there was within two segments of a unified Christian Church a simultaneous movement toward, and away from, Hellenization. The task of these essays is therefore to expose the specifically Augustinian dialectical formulation of Trinitarian doctrine as the root of these two very different historical move-ments, and to demonstrate the Augustinian departure from traditional doctrine, and to trace the departure in its cultural effects in the development of law, science, and philosophy. Thus the thesis of this work is quite simple: the Two Europes worship different Gods.  This may seem a surprising, perhaps even an irreverent, assertion, until one recalls why the doctrine of God is so significant.   It is the doctrine of the Trinity which is at the core of the Church’s belief and the ultimate basis of Her cultural influences.  The differences in the theological formu-lation of that doctrine therefore reflect, illuminate, and cause the difference of the Two Europes.   Once the profundity of Augustine’s dialectical formulation of the Trinity is grasped, we shall come much closer to the fundamental influences driving much, if not most, of the intellectual development of the Second Europe.

 

  • Thomas Sheridan (*1964) Irish alternative artist, musician, independent researcher, broadcaster, public speaker, author, The Anvil of the Psyche, lu.com, 26. December 2012
  • Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Toxic Culture: How Materialistic Society Makes Us Sick, upcoming ~2013

Externe Weblinks

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External web links (engl.)

Audio- und Videolinks

Die aufkommende Wissensgesellschaft wird in eine neue Kultur münden.

Audio and video links (engl.)

Reply to Caroline Myss's question: pioneer flies; defying cultural portals of aging

Exploring the roots of the left-brain dominant culture, the emergence of alphabetic literacy across the world and the correlating subjugation of women and all things "female", "the goddess archetype as a metaphor for the right-brain wisdom"

35% of genetics and 65% of the cultural belief allow for longevity. 99.9% of all centennarians believe in God and lead a meaningful life. They don't think in culturally induced terms of age and aging. Not mentioning their age they forewent to adopt the cultural belief of "middle age".

 

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Englisch Wiki

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1 Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) US American transpersonal psychologist, happiness researcher, Toward a Psychology of Being, S. 26, Wiley, 1st edition 1962, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 2nd edition 1968

2 Rene Descartes was very, very smart, but as it turned out, he was wrong. Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D., Australian professor of neuroscience, University of South Australia, pain researcher, International Association for the Study of Pain

3 A Timeline of the Romantic Movement

4 Income and status gap in 23 of the rich developed countries worldwide – Wilkinson und Pickett

5 Video infographics Global Wealth Inequality, presented by The Rules Org, YouTube film, 3:51 minutes duration, posted 7. July 2013
The richest 2% in the world have more wealth than the rest of 7 billion people worldwide.
The richest 300 people have more wealth than 3 billion people (population of India, China, Brazil, and US combined).
Gap 1810s: The richest countries were 3 times as rich as the poorest countries.
Gap 1960s (end of colonialism): The richest countries were 35 times as rich as the poorest countries.
Gap 2013: The richest countries are 80 times richer as the poorest countries.

6 Development of social media – Peter Kruse

7 In modern times slavery appears as media-led engineering of choice and consent, dumbing down of/indoctrination in education systems, global deployment of a debt-based monetary system with fractional reserve banking, corporatization of every public service, interference in food and pharma inputs, widespread geo-political chicanery, staged false flag events at strategic times.

8 More consumption didn't help.

9 Function of the amygdala brain region in anxiety and fear: Video presentation by Paul Whalen, Ph.D., US American physiological psychologist, associate professor of the department of psychological and brain sciences (DBIC), Dartmouth College, The Uncertainty of it All: Brain Lessons for Anxious Times, presented by TedTalks TEDxDartmouth, 17. April 2010, YouTube film, 20:00 minutes duration, posted 27. April 2010

10 Video presentation by Russell Barkley, Ph.D., US American clinical psychologist, ADHD Emotional Regulation, YouTube film, 6:04 minutes duration, posted 15. June 2011
An underdeveloped anterior cingulate cortex in the brain of an ADHD patient results in poor emotional regulation of conflictuous social interaction.

11 Reference to professor Paul Zak's primary research thesis

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