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"Separateness", philosophy of, belief in

The prevailing (Western) belief that physical reality is composed of separate, finite, measurable particles of matter (electrons, atoms, molecules, dna, genes) which together form our physical world, including our bodies. The philosophy of 'separateness' holds that we are distinctly separate, isolated, functionally-independent individuals.

The philosophy of separateness is rooted in strict localism, determinism, predictability, limitation, fixed boundaries and scientific method.

A belief in ‘separateness’ underlies (and is required for) the belief in perfection, good versus bad, Original Sin, Evil, scientific determinism and certainty.

A philosophy of 'Separateness' does not accommodate or allow the existence of all-pervasive (ubiquitous) nonlocal fields of potential, an interconnected spirituality, or collective unconscious.

The belief in 'Separateness' is chiefly the result of humanity’s immaturity (late adolescence—the phase of development focused on aggressive independence, individuality, identity, objectivity and difference).

Detachment, philosophy of, belief in

(Eastern) philosophy of transcending (giving up) the ego and conscious choice; of being emotionally detached from body, mind and desire, and related desires for material things and physical pleasures.

See the section “Detaching yourself from detachment” why the philosophy of detatchment is as limiting and detrimental as the overt Western attachment to physical reality, ego, individuality, identity (and material possessions).

Determinism

Strict correspondence between a physical cause and a physical effect. The (typically Western) belief that our physical reality (or any part thereof) can be fully explained by a deterministic model is false, as are all theories reliant on strict determinism (e.g. evolutionary “survival of the fittest” theories).

Endividuality

Term introduced to avoid ambiguity with “small i” individualism. “Endividuality” is used to emphasize an Expanded, Emotional, Excited, ExuberantEnlightened and Empathic Individuality, one that is simultaneously “masculine” (assertive, objective) while being “feminine” (cooperative, emotional and considerate). The term “Endividual” can be applied to someone who intuitively appreciates the need for an “end to divisiveness” together with the need for greater personal responsibility (Individuality).

The term has been coined in deference to the fundamentally nonlocal (non-divisible, at-once) unity which exists at the root level of physical reality.

The use of the term “Endividuality” does not imply the ideal of “giving up the ego” or of "transcending the ego" but of expanding the ego (to include previously underdeveloped empathy, energy and enlightened awareness). 

Full, 100% (implicit and explicit) responsibility

The degree of (conscious and spiritual) responsibility naturally inherent within an infinitely-interconnected (nonlocal) existence.

Due to limited religious, scientific and cultural perspectives, many remain largely unaware of the extent to which intimate beliefs cause (attract, make, force, allow) present circumstances. In an interconnected existence it makes no sense to believe that we are entirely independent of that which is, in a deeper sense, “us” — the environment, our culture, our enemies, saints, sinners, God, the universe at large.

Implicit (integral) systems thinking

Feminine

The bias towards the collective-wave nature ... ephemeral, immeasurable, unknowable, mysterious. Women (female plants, animals and boson particles) tend towards the embodiment of 'togetherness' (relationships: groups, communities, families, herds; intuitive, emotional) and the attractive ('spiritual').

Holodynamic systems

A holodynamic systems world-view is effectively a synonym for many theories which in effect propose that we live within a self-organising sentient, participatory universe that evolves with intent. A holodynamic systems world-view accommodates the inherently "radically interdependent and interconnected" nature of life. It is synonym for "The Theory of One and All". Other variants include "Process Physics" and "Process Theology"

Known, knowable

That which is or can be defined, labeled, differentiated and measured. Associated with (subset of) that which is Knowable - able to be Known (measured, defined, differentiated) at some finite point in time. Finite Unknown. Example: the number of grains in a bucket of sand, while being vast in number, is nonetheless able to be known (counted), given sufficient time and determination.

Locality

Bounded by space-time. “Local” means 'separated by' space-time. Within strict locality, all causes take time to produce an effect. Deterministic sciences and theories. E.g. Theory of Relativity. Reductionism (attempted reduction of physical phenomena /effect to physical component parts /cause).

Masculine

The bias towards the objective-particle nature ... measurable, definable, knowable, independent. Different, apart from all else (Individual). Men (male plants, animals, fermion particles) tend towards the embodiment of 'separateness' (things, individuality, exclusivity; logical, objective) and the active (physical).

Nirvana

An exalted, hypothetical state in which all individuality is relinquished for the sake of some ideal, perfect “oneness.”

Erroneous Eastern philosophical concept which is as limiting and detrimental as overt Western individualism (materialism). See “Endividuality.” See also "Perfection."

Nonlocal Awareness

Intuitive, felt awareness of the deeper rhythms, processes and possibilities of life that operate nonlocally (instant, at-once interconnectedeness - see Nonlocality, below).

Nonlocality

'Instant, at-once interconnectedness.'

  • Spatial nonlocality (instant influences & connections across space - verified experimentally by Clauser, Aspect et al.)
  • Temporal nonlocality (influence /interconnectedness across time, verified by Wheeler's Delayed Choice experiments).

A nonlocal influence occurs instantaneously across space (and time), without delay and without any diminution (experimentally tested across 144 kilometres between two of the Canary Islands). [Scientific American report] ).

"Nonlocality” (Bell's Theorem) is considered the 'most profound discovery of science.' 1

"immediate, unmediated (nonlocal) connections are present not only in rare and exotic circumstances, but underlie all the events of everyday life. Non-local connections are ubiquitous because reality." itself is non-local. [Nick Herbert, Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics]

See also 'Congruent Solutions to Zeno's Paradoxes", particularly the section on Nonlocality.

Perfection, belief in

The belief in some ideal perfect, faultless spiritual state which is “separated” from physical existence. The belief in perfection is due to the belief in “separateness,” reliant on a disconnect between "here" and some other ideal "perfect" state (not-here). It is reliant on a disconnect betweeen 'now' and some future ideal (not-now).

The belief in “separateness” is due to racial immaturity. (See in particular "The Evolution of the Human Psyche" )

Physical

All that is “real”, manifested, Known (knowable), defined and measurable. David Bohm's Explicate Order. [One].

Physioplasticity

Term used to acknowledge the deeper plasticity of physical matter, objects and energy, as evidenced by the experimental phenomenon of quantum superpositions of atoms, and larger objects; the awareness and enjoyment of possibility, choice, surprise, learning and growth. More at 'brains and beliefs'. See also (tba)

Spiritual

Infinite, indefinable, non-physical, Nonlocal, immeasurable, 'immathematical', unknowable, indescribable, essence, whole. David Bohm's Implicate Order. [All].

Uncertainty Principle

Foundation principle of quantum physics which holds that it is impossible to completely know (measure, define, quantify, predict) any particle of matter (or energy). The Uncertainty Principle disallows perfect cause-effect determinism (upon which much of modern science, e.g. biological sciences, is still based).

Unknowable

That which cannot ever be measured, constrained, differentiated, counted or defined. Inexpressible. The Infinite. Unutterable. Non-physical, Spiritual. Bohm's Implicate Order.

 

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  1. 1. Henry Stapp, “Bell's Theorem and World Process” Nuovo Cimento, 29B, 270-276 (1975)