[note: this document is being assembled. assembly
is messy, ask any organism ]
Organismal reality and the infinite fountain of related of miracles that
emerge as expressions of relational biocognition on Earth arise from something we as a species
have as yet completely failed to accurately model to ourselves. Not that we should have succeeded — after all, it is notoriously
difficult to make a model of what you’re making models
Part of the obstacle is that our common ideas of linearity —
in time, relation, perspective, drawing — block our access
to the non-linear elements of relation which are actually in vast
precedence over their linear cousins. This is to say that, much like our ancestors prior to, for example, Leonardo Da Vinci, we have peculiar problems of perspective. We are not aware of forms and modes of dimensionality which are crucial to the development and efficacy of the representational intelligence capacities we have been developing. Nearly everything in our
experience is ruled over by linear-additive or linear-subtractive
models — yet these are the least common sorts of relation
and mode in the universes we are and inhabit.
An excellent example of this is ‘growth’. The only kind of
‘growth’ that organisms experience and express is
a kind that includes and uniquely re-expresses all previous
scales and domains of growth — whenever and wherever
there is any growth at all.
This means that your human body and mind is more complex, and
has vastly more natural connectivity and ability than all of human
science, mechanism, metaphysics and philosophy combined.
But that’s only the bare beginning of what it means. We
are not ‘slightly more’ than we were taught... but billions of factors more. The discovery of this, as individuals
and small groups — is going to change our future, and our
experience of ‘what it means to be a human being’
so rapidly and so radically that no fiction or myth could hope
to capture more than the vaguest sliver for ‘rePresentation’.
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Remember: any growth, includes all previous growth — in
all scales, positions, domains, transports, forms and dimensions.
There isn’t any other kind of growth.
One of the most important places to have access to the direct
experience of this, is in the gardens where we assemble, interpret,
share and ‘prolong’ the stuff we refer to as knowledge.
To have an idea, we’ll agree for the moment that you
must have these things: a stage, idea-clay, a handEyeMind, and
‘some sort of light’.
You make ideas all the time, it’s no big deal.
Form the intention to read the next word, and you follow through
rather effortlessly; having long ago habituated yourself to
the task of parsing and assembling (in a very personal
way that is also general and universal) meaning
from reflections in light. In this case, this light may be metaphor, and the stage an internal one...
Now, if you’re used to assembling ideas (in
our little model), you’d be habituated to not examine
the stage much. But if you suddenly had the accidental
experience of manufacturing the stages (and most of the other
stuff) for your ideas — you’d have a brief encounter
with something like cognitive scalarity. You would
be in a place ‘you already are’ but with a perspective
that is by common logic, agreement, and prescription ‘totally
impossible to visit or remark upon’.
And from this perspective — you will be capable of feats
of understanding, perception and ability that are quite beyond
anything we’ve been prepared to accept or explore. In
unity with two or three others who have direct access to this
experience, a small group of people could option
these transports in order accrue the power to rescue an entire
planet, in an extremely short period of time.
I am not speaking about ‘some new system’ —
but something entirely different — a sort of
built-in ‘imaginal accelerant’, that always
reduces itself in order to make room for
a direct experience of its sources. An unThing.
In order to have a word to refer to this, I have selected the
term scalarity, which we might changeably define as experiential
ability to adopt or inhabit multiple scales and domains of schema,
transport, and constituent — in a place inside where we
can integrate emotion, knowledge, relation, shape, lineage and
character. It’s not all that magical, really — I
mean, cells are doing this all day long, and so far as we know,
they don’t even have ‘brains’.
Oh, and bear this in mind: an ability, though a noun —
is not a thing. In fact, it has nothing at all in common with
our idea of thing. We actually ‘don’t have an accurate
metaphor-class’ for this term, way down at the simple
To refer to anything, we must first ‘decide’ (de-side)
whether it is alive or not. If we make the wrong decision in
this most basic of possible domains, we end up trapped in all
‘future moves of relation’ — because all those
moves contain and refer primordially to the first move we made.
(document and concepts creative commons license: author
d. de stefano 11/2002)