Okay, that’s it: dunbloggin, at least for the time being. There’s a year’s worth of days that I’ve written something for and, although pedants might quibble that Day Zero to Day 365 makes 366 days, one of those days was only a third long (Day 23) so we have a closer approximation to a year’s-worth than the conventional 365. Maybe, in the end, this has been no more than one man’s attempt to free himself from what he experienced as a particularly insistent and overbearing faculty of awareness. But along the way, I’ve established to my own satisfaction, at least for the time being, a working model for the way in which the universe works and the purpose of life and, more importantly, the purpose of death. Into all that, you can read as many meanings as you like. What I particularly like about having reached this point is that it is clear to me from what I’ve written that knowledge and understanding are only of value to the extent that they can help you get on with the job. For my own part, I’m just relieved that I no longer have to think about these things and can concentrate now on doing just that – getting on with the job, which could last quite a few more million years should we wish it to. And for all my conclusiveness at this point, there will be plenty of time in those quite a few more millions of years for people of my predisposition to think up any number of new versions of why we are here and what it all means . But just to summarise where I’ve got to, and in no particular order:
The Real World that we share (which science calls ‘the universe’) is constructed from conscious qualitative awareness (CQA).
The boundaries with which we construct the Real World represent limits to our ability to share in CQA.
Certain of death and unknowing as to what lies beyond, we are enabled to live unconditionally; accordingly, the purpose of death is to provide us with an opportunity to become entirely unconditional in our commitment to the on-going elaboration of the Real World.
It doesn’t matter what you believe; the only truth is your intention to dominate or liberate the being you are relating to.
Our purpose in the Real World is to expand the inclusiveness of our consciousness of that Real World and our capacity to act constructively in it.
We humans are an active and visionary interface at which the Real World is being driven into existence.
The hard problem of consciousness is the crux upon which the last two-and-a-half thousand years and the next two-and-a-half thousand years of human thought will balance.
Science needs to be liberated from the burden of truth that it has shouldered and which has now become too heavy for it to bear.
Human beings are constructed and construct themselves from: i) the instincts; ii) the archetypes; iii) the myths, and iv) the polarities of universalism and individualism.
Activation of the instincts, the archetypes, the myths and the polarities of universalism and individualism can be constructive or destructive, depending on how the energies they mediate are applied: their energising qualities can be a major source of progress; their addictive qualities can be a major source of damage.
Individual humans exist to find in themselves ways of according their individuality with an experience of the unity of all that is: the universal, in other words – there are as many different ways to this experience as there are humans.
Human purpose in general is generated and extended by pulling in quality from out of the Big Other; one such purpose could be turning the galaxy green – vitalising it, in other words.
We each build our own world and, in this, ascription of the myth of truth is a key procedure – the bigger the truth, the bigger the world.
We, and every other active entity there is, from atoms to galaxies, are the intelligent designers; perhaps that which has been called ‘god’ informs our values and our visions and beyond that it would be unwise to speculate.
The impersonal, so-called, ‘laws of nature’ that science seeks to identify are, in fact, the expression of exacting choices of behaviour on the part of entities considerably more committed than we humans are to the ethical imperative that is the construction of the Real World.
The universe is not just conscious, it is consciousness; and it is also intensely personal.
What constitutes survival for each individual human has to be redefined in the mind of each one in terms not of physical survival but of creative, constructive survival.
And in the end… I had better say that once you have stepped over the event horizon represented by the hard problem of consciousness and thought about where your step has landed you, you soon realise that what one might as well call ‘god’ is an inevitability, but you also realise that ‘god’ is such a totally inconceivable inevitability that you would do well to get on with looking after and cultivating your own local patch rather than storming around doing things in the name of the un-nameable. But you also realise that included within, as it were, the un-nameable, there might be any number of discarnate players, not a few of whom have our interests at heart. The conscious universe is, after all, necessarily personal and persons, be they electrons, people or deities are the loci of active elaboration of the Real World. So I think it behoves me to dedicate these writings to one of those tireless powers, who in general, I suspect, find useful the support that our belief gives them. And casting down recent millennia, I notice that the most prominent players have been almost exclusively blokes, especially in the West. There is clearly a balance needs redressing here. So I’m going to dedicate all this to the Great Goddess in all Her manifestations, which is to say, She who has suffered agonies that She might bring into being Her chariot, the rational intellect and its practical application, materialist science, with which She will turn Her galaxy green.