The Ideal of Progress

Many researchers in the world believe that our world is actually getting better.

Take for example, people like Dr. Steven Pinker, a Harvard Cognitive Scientist. 

According to Dr. Pinker, we have reason to believe that relative human suffering in the 21st century is less than it has ever been at any point in history. 

Dr. Pinker believes in The Enlightenment, Liberalism, and all the typical western values.

He is right that in a relative sense things are getting better… Certainly.

The expansion of western medicine has led to the massive decrease in infant mortality, and to other miracles, such as the extension of life. Education is better than ever, and more people are literate (they can read) than any point in history. Quality of life is much much better. War between democratic nations does not exist. The list goes on and on. There have been very many achievements by “the ideals of progress.” We seem to be getting better.

But there is another perspective in the secular west. This is the Postmodern perspective that things are getting worse.

The second perspective says that no matter how good things good, there is still more absolute suffering. Nowhere and no place anywhere in history have so many people been suffering at the same time. People are left out of our liberal order. And what about them? So many people are not actually included in our general “ideal of progress.” 

So many souls are indeed suffering global mental illness, global inequality (and starvation), and global unsustainability of the machine-like complexity of our world. But… At what cost to transparency?

It doesn’t seem to add up.

Here we locate the post-liberal (postmodern) perspective. The complexities don’t add up.

So the cost of a progressive, liberal social order is actually the burden of the largest majority of suffering souls (7.7 billion people in a global civilization). Indeed, people, animals, and our very souls and minds, and cultures are crushed.

Progress for who???


Chaotic and destructive impulse literally reigns supreme.
In this global situation we are born into, God is dead. Man is dead.
And so is our notion of beauty, goodness, truth, justice, and meaning. While domination by “progress” = elite, rich, white, male-only selection of society, those with privilege, power, and class, domination by Artificial intelligence = the subordination to
that power.

Our first perspective is highly optimistic, natural, and youthful, but sings the greatness of western advancement. The second perspective is more measured, well thought out, beginning to look at how to change power.



 

The demise of the ONTOLOGICAL Meta-Fascist Church in community trans-valuation

The horizon of time in nature is not trans-directional, since the trans-directional implies the omni-directionality of finance Capital.
God is not returning to us in a trans-directional sense of “rationality” and contemporary expressions of such (capitalism), but rather in formative meta- communities, and what I mean by that I will pursue later…
For now, in the hegelian Marxist, and yet determinist sense, one may just as easily posit that a meta- community will reach the endpoint of capitalism, historicism, or suchlike.
But due to postmodern indeterminacy (or the meta turn), an “endpoint” is not so much the end of possibilism, hierarchy, and unified cultural determinism, but rather such a transvaluation of ends, as such.
That is to say, the Soviet Union’s collapse, and suchlike we are now seeing with the transvaluation (or re- estimation) of news (fake news), sexual preference (queer theory), and a host of almost quasi-hegelian small culture wars are all symbols of meta- community.

My 5 Circuit Model of Post-metaphysical Research

I am building off of the model of Daniel Gortz, whose MetaModern value system has inspired me.
My research system has four fundamental evolutionary sociological currents, curricula, or sub-streams, followed by a scientific involutionary/transcendental supra-coherentist potentiality or Discovery as you will see below…

In a deterministic universe, think of these as the free will potentiators to evolution which inform and shape our Memetic Value level.
In other words, these five dimensions are sociological, anthropological, developmental, and post-metaphysical constraints that determine value, depth, goodness, growth, and potential into a stratified meta-informatic typological system and collective ontology… making us coherent potentiators, informing a variety of aspects of dynamic evolution and chaotic systems.

Broadly speaking:

Secret Unit/level/state:
1. State circuit (From DMT to Jnana Samadhi)
2. Depth circuit (from existential emotional despair to the heights of our own divine being integrated through the circuits of Complexity Mathematics: see below)

Very Secret Unit/level/state:
3. Code circuit (Universal citizenship, meaning, hierarchical worldview, from pre-modern, to modern, to postmodern)

4. Complexity circuit (Internal mathematical paradigmatic constructs, Answering: What Am I aware of? Meaningful answers come from a range of fields: Aurobindo, Piaget, Richards & Commons)

Super-secret Unit/level/state:
5. Meta hierarchical circuit (Turquoise Consciousness, Agape & Eros, this balances and totalizes the other 5 circuits), Ken Wilber, Aurobindo, Superintegral, Trans-perspectivism, Universal Metatheory

Uknown Agape

Unknown Agape:

Lo Holonic circles of agapic love…
Emanate from Ein Soph.
Embrace their Kosmic refluxes in spheres of ennobling depth and growing complexity.
Thus portending their natural Lingua 1. Nature Cosmogenesis 2. Culture Cosmogenesis 3. Self Cosmogenesis
And thus the grooves of a Kosmic reality, ever ennobling, Sat-Chit-Ananda, descended from a profuse Golden Mind. The Golden Egg of Brahman in the heart of the Saptarishi (agni), the head of Adam, creating the 8, the 2, and the 9.

A Psychedilic Meditation on Psycho-cultural Grades (in body, mind, spirit)

Levels of human Psycho-culture

Tribal contribution to spiral:
Family and kinship loyalty; strong sense of the enchantment of the world; innocence; imagination; closeness to nature
Warrior contribution to spiral:
Individual empowerment; initiative; action orientation
Traditional contribution to spiral: sense of civic duty; law and order; respect for authority; strong moral regard for group members; preserves traditions; loyalty; hope, and a strong sense of faith
Modernist contribution to spiral: meritocracy; upward mobility; the middle class; excellence through competition; science; technology; confidence in progress
world

Postmodern contribution to spiral:
worldcentric morality; recognition of human potential; increased responsibility for people and the planet; compassion and inclusion; celebration of the feminine; renewed spiritual freedom and creativity
Integral contribution to spiral:
practical worldcentric morality; compassion for all worldviews; revival of philosophy; seeing spirituality in evolution; overcoming culture war; renewed insistence on achieving results

From book Integral Consciousness, thanks Dr. Steve Mcintosh for providing the angles

Notes from The Mcintosh

What is your proposed model vs. Spiral Dynamics / Ken Wilber. It seems like you offer just an only slightly tweeked fulsome version in Integral Consciousness…Might I be mistaken?What is your model on offer, and how have you gone beyond mere tweeking?1Edit or delete thisLike · Reply · 2dSteve McIntoshSteve McIntosh Hi Roshi Renlo, I appreciate your interest in my work. As I mentioned above, my new book, Developmental Politics, offers a somewhat different way to understand the evolutionary stages of consciousness and culture. Like I said, I still accept much of the Wilberian/SD model, but my thinking has evolved since I wrote Integral Consciousness in 2007. In Developmental Politics I emphasize the partial independence of intersubjective structures. My focus is more on cultural worldviews as large-scale systems of agreement than on the subjective psychological structures (stages of consciousness) that are the main focus of the Wilberian/SD model. While useful, I think developmental psychology can only take us so far, and I offer some critiques in chapter 2 in the section titled “the developmental logic of cultural evolution” (pp. 24-28), and then further in the book’s appendix (pp. 171-178). I can’t summarize those critiques here, but if you will read those sections of the book, I’d be happy to dialogue with you about them.

Reediting and updating a spiritual vision

Brett Meta Deity Sangha

Speaking from the abstract (desire)

My desire is to create a blog that will extend to others in terms of Integrative Metatheory, and universalism.

I think my target audience is hinduism/buddhism/integral, but we can expand.

I want to accelerate the spread of depth, and I want to give other people the tools to create procreatively these purposes.

Daring to dream (dream big)

I dream of having a dharma/gospel-centric institute that preaches universalism, creating an integral department of peace, and establishing singularities of nonduality throughout this Kosm.

How can our human institutes coax and establish the peace between samsara and nirvana? Even AI and the meta human mind?AND HOW CAN WE act humanely as to deliver international products and meaning? Evolutionary requisites in terms of transmodernism and expanding to metaintegral evolutionary visions online, and empowering 3rd tier (indigo) revolutions? Ah we will see. Vision:
An ability to basically create a universal library of all human knowledge and thought: To cull the best, and integrating our vision with the millenials, and with multinational (multi spatial) politics.

(actual) Final project vision

The final idea is to establish extensive meditative academies to educate people and to carry out extensive research in brain-mind interfacing as well as bring out the traditional knowledge of islam, christianity, buddhism, and hinduism to the fore: spirit brain hybrids. I really want to push the limits of scientific knowledge. I want to establish the goal of creating a solid spiritual foundation in all world’s religions, and doing it in their terms. We can bring all minds together great minds and liberate our public consciousness.

MetaPocalypse: Calling for a New Buddhism

Where is our will to power??? The pulse of a world ruled in defiance to the overbearing human spirit. The ultimate Nietzschean question.

Those with the most money: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk

Are they worth the estimates in excess of 100 billion dollars, or do they just retain arbitrary power like the ancient kaisers and kaiserins of germany?
Arbitrarily appointed godly leaders? What is this? Inferior scientific minds, embedded in the hyperspace of the post-kaiser post-modernity.

Where is the godly appointment of actual saints among men? That is, of real leadership an upgrade of the status quo of humanity: freedom from evolution co-occuring with the freedom to evolve. A will to the within…

Where is our trans-evolutionary movement?
We must be the movers and shakers, of a new movement, however arbitararily fragmented of a systemic galactic library… A universal metalanguage of all knowledge and data. We can weave these pieces back together.

Where is our will to power??? The pulse of a world ruled in defiance to the overbearing human spirit. The ultimate Nietzschean question.

Integral Church launches first Virtual Circle

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Welcome to Integral Church. 

  1. We are an interfaith circle composed of people of different beliefs, traditions and paths. We are atheist, Buddhist, Catholic, Sufi, Baha’i, Jew, Muslim, Taoist, new age mystics and universalists. We are all born into or have entered through the front door of a belief system — a view of the world, a cosmology — and we exit through the back door into the lush, shared garden courtyard of interfaith dialogue and deep religious pluralism.
  2. Our circle is interspiritual. We have different practices, prayers, songs, sacred texts and ways of making meaning. We enjoy trying these practices on to see how they feel and if they “work.” We are willing participants in the experiment of understanding Spirit (as a force or presence) and spirituality (as an attitude and line of development).
  3. Our circle is integral. We include everyone’s values, politics, ways of being and doing…

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