Implications of Temporal Entanglement for Gebser's "Time-Freedom"

Quite interesting (and quite mind-bending) results from an experiment in “temporal entanglement” reported in a few places. (“If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time”).

This seeming coincidence of future and past events, in which future events may also change past events, tends to corroborate Gebser’s views on origin as “ever-present”, and suggests the basis for what he calls “time-freedom” — the ability to move forwards and backwards in time and, more significantly, to also act in ways that affect and alter both future and past events. This is quite strange because I recall also reading in one of the Seth Books where “Seth” insisted that what we think of as history or “past events” can actually be altered to produce different outcomes. This otherwise outlandish idea seems to be accurate given the results of “time entanglement”.

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The Body as Model and Pattern for Economy

When one considers the failures of both purely capitalistic or socialistic economies, and contrariwise the apparent success of the European northern tier states — Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark — it would seem like the solution to many problems would be to forego simplistic economic “one-best-way” formulas and embrace a mixed economy.

The human body is already itself just such a “mixed economy”, composed of multiple different energetic systems all functioning harmoniously to preserve homeostasis — mechanical energy, chemical energy, thermal energy, electrical energy. The body, and not the machine, should be the model and pattern to follow for effective economy.

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The Four Archaea: The Elder Powers

Today, the Greek word “archaea” (singular archon) generally translates as “ancient ones” (“ancient things” is a somewhat impermissible translation). Today, it is used to refer to a class of simple single-celled organisms, but that is not how it was originally used. It was the name for the elder powers of the world, those being considered as the four elements or essences of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The word “archon” informs other words like “arch” or “architecture” or “archer”, conveying the general idea of the “supports” or the foundations (or “the sub-stances” in its original significance of “what stands beneath” or supports). Pre-Socratic philosophers often argued among themselves which should be esteemed as the eldest among the archaea. Heraclitus argued for “fire” as the eldest or firstborn of the archaea, and some understand this to mean “energy”.

We can begin to recover some sanity in the contemporary world by simply recognising and regaining respect for these four elder powers of the world and their fuller meaning.

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The Green Man

Some time ago I posted about a dream I had (some of you may recall). I dreamed that the Green Man rose up from the Earth, a giant ancient and dreadful in his anger, who came to destroy so that the Earth might live.

I knew nothing about the legend of the Green Man at that time. But for days and weeks afterwards, eerie (and even chilling) synchroniticities seemed to occur in connection with the dream. (I posted something about that dream earlier in “On Wide Awake Road“). I was reminded of that dream again after reading the darkly illuminating review of the meaning of Jung and Jung’s Red Book entitled “The Cry of Merlin and the Insanity of Reason“.

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Human Nature and the Climate Crisis

While it is somewhat true that the climate crisis is the most serious problem that the planet presently confronts, it is probably truer to say that the most serious problem the planet faces is “human nature” itself — that is to say, a particular mode of consciousness functioning that has brought about the problem of climate chaos at all, more generally described as “anthropogenic climate change”.

That deficiency in our awareness is a certain kind of myopia in regards to ourselves and our greater reality that, in its extreme form, we describe as “narcissistic”. But if there’s one blessing that the present climate crisis and extinction event brings, it is to force us to transcend ourselves and our all-too narrowly limited understanding of our greater reality and “human nature” itself — at least, those of us willing to learn and to change in the process of learning.

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"OK Boomer"

“I’m spending my kids inheritance” — Bumper Sticker

The narcissism and decadence of an older generation leaves a younger generation without heritage and with little but ever-diminishing prospects. That’s the meaning of this now viral meme “OK Boomer” — a sense of disdain for an older generation that a younger generation feels has let them down and has bequeathed them little but perpetual war, climate crisis, pollution, debt peonage, and a gig economy or the condition of a Precariat. And members of this narcissistic and decadent generation even gloat about it.

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The Reconvergence of the Physical and the Psychological

I want, today, to offer a shout-out for Paul Halpern’s forthcoming book Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect. This seems to be a follow up to Arthur I. Miller’s previously published Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. We might also observe, in this respect, the equally strange friendship between cultural philosopher Jean Gebser and physicist Werner Heisenberg, which is (as far as I know) yet to be investigated also.

What these events and offerings tell us is the Big Idea of our time — the emerging reconvergence of the psychological and the physical which we presently think of as the breakdown of the Cartesian subject-object distinction. This reconvergence of the psychological and the physical, so perplexing to the Cartesian mind, underlies our present confusion about the nature of “the real”.

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