The World Mind or Critical Mass of intellectual and spiritual energy was called Animus Mundi by spiritually aware revivalists of turn of century. The spirit or ‘anima’ (Aristotle) in all that is includes things not alive as we think of it. The Mayans put it this way – ‘Do not put yourself in front of your Self’. There is a qualitative aspect to our genetic mutations and other changes in world around us. Koestler saw some of it and Bucky Fuller (A ‘charmed’ person to be sure.) put it forward as ‘creative realization’. I also have enjoyed many other Fullerisms and principles. His ‘Observer of Observed’ is a tool I have found useful in keeping balance even as I seem to be hysterical in joy of what goes on around me. Bucky said that world around us is way it is because we ‘think’ or ‘made’ it that way because of our mindset or what might be termed our paradigm. All we need to do to actualize great and wondrous change is to ‘think’ differently.
Dr. Janice Boddy says we have a ‘Reifying thrust of Materialism’ and we need to develop a ‘Reifying thrust of Spiritualism’ I think. CIRCADIAN RYTHMS:
Just as Gertrude observed in her airplane flights over America, there are designs that open and aware artists or people can tune into. The ancients who worshipped Ra or other sun-gods were more aware of our intricate and intimate involvement with sun than you might imagine. It is not just desire for melatonin such as Star Fire Ceremony of Rosicrucians like Gardner that allow me to say this. He details psychic and spiritual effects on us through Third Eye. It is not just accuracy of prophetic Mayan calendar which tracks transit of Venus in its short count. That transit has a means of understanding effect of sun when combined with Long Count or Polar Wander Path. I have tried to describe these things in other books and I confess it is not a simple discussion; or at least I am not able to make it so. Suffice it to say, there are ways we are impacted by forces of nature that make us a very habit formed creature far beyond mere psychological conditioning. The billions of years that life has been evolving in concert with or alongside effects of stars and cosmic or earth energies are in all of us whether we are attuned to it or not.
When man does not know all awesome potential he (she) has to develop God does God develop as well as God would like? When man does not fulfill a positive harmonizing function and all manner of other life forms suffer because of it, does that mean it was God who was problem? I say God (he/she/it) or Divine Providence must grow or harmonize and man making God culprit for man’s own deceits and destructive acts is mere anthropomorphing ego. We must stop divisive and racist designs that old religions and other insane constructs cause. There is more – MUCH more wealth and health available for all life on earth – if only we ethically planned to act in creative cooperation with ‘All that IS’. This is real ‘Charm of Making’.
WILLIAM DEMBSKI: - Rather than deal with Intelligent Design thoughts and math of this highly accredited academic who was given a Research Center at Baylor University, that has been in news a lot over last few years; I will place some thoughts that may be confusing but touch upon some of issues of Origin of Life as debated in larger theme of our beginnings and consciousness studies. It is a response with other people in a long thread of posts on matter of Creationism and Intelligent Design.
I see Evolutionary Theory as a study of Origin of Life not genesis of human species. There are few researchers (including Jacobson of ASU who discovered Lucy) who will not do any human evolutionary tree today. Darwin did not go to Galapagos to study humans. He tried also to maintain he was not inspired by Lamarck (whose work includes an attunement or qualitative aspect that Russian science still employs rather than more quantitative approach of most Western scholars) but it was subsequently shown that Darwin was well versed in Lamarckian principles and employed much of his insight though from a different premise or POV. Darwin also had a Theory of Love. You do not read about it and that is sad, because that really integrates what I am about to demonstrate if this discussion goes to nature of lattice intersectional consciousness.