Over the past few thousand
years, the common metaphors and concepts about ‘what the
Sun is’ have migrated far over the line of error, into the
terrains of nearly absolute misrepresentation. Part of this is
due to the idea that ‘abstract knowledge’ (systems
and sciences) is more accurate than ways of knowing which
are neither sourced in nor compliant with the logics of abstraction.
we make a concept about the Sun that is mostly error... this
is magnified geometrically into the relational character
and prowess of every other human concept. When we make
concepts about the Sun we are changing what we make concepts
from, and we’ve never been given a reasonably accessible
way of noticing this.
Our metaphors about stars and light change the character and
goals of our knowledge, primarily because ‘star’ and ‘light’
are not merely metaphors — they are instead amongst
the precursors from which metaphors are actively derived. Holophores
— the ‘concepts’ we fold in order to have concepts at all.
Sun is an
experiential holophore: something so generally present that
its actual significance is easily overlooked
or misdefined. What this means in the actual organismal experience
of our species is that the general and specific models we
as representing our knowledge of the Sun, and of Light —
are actually the seed-elements from which nearly all other comparative
(contrasting) knowledge-forms are crafted. They are, in a very
real sense, the source of metaphors. And metaphors are what we
use to assemble knowledge, with which our species in turn assembles
the smallest error in the roots of our understanding
about what the Sun is, is magnified in each aspect of its children:
the bits and pieces of meaning and relation we assemble into knowledge. This
process accrues nearly impossible momentum, almost instantly:
it explodes into scalarly expanding waves of relational genesis
in any given population at an ever-increasing phase-rate.
no time at all’ an essential error in our relation with
the Sun explodes into billions of domains of relational and meaning-based
error — of the sort that leads directly to atrocity. This
is a form of mistake that breeds ‘more errored’ copies
of itself (which then begin this same process) in a way that
speed and effect in a human population at something that commonly
makes lightSpeed appear a crawl.
biocognition is elementally faster than light, and Earth is
local home of organismal reality — the local source of biocognition.
Sun is not an exploding ball of gas. It’s something we lost
a generally accurate concept of thousands of years ago. The
concept we lost was not academic or scientific — it was
relational. A slightly better metaphor of the Sun might be something
like ‘living source of that from which knowers and knowledge
small corrections to the general accuracy of
this concept have a similar and unexpected effect — they
utterly redefine how human minds work, especially in co-emergence.
Small corrections in the meaning-shape of certain root metaphors
immediately results in impossible leaps in understanding, learning
ability, and clarity of ‘vision’. And herein lies
an open road...to utterly amazing powers of learning, mutual uplift
Sun is not what we think. It is not a God, but this is far
to that concept than our abstract or academic concepts of it.
It might well be an organ in something like God...
thing we might immediately notice is this: without visible
species would probably never have become symbolically cognitive.
What this means is that the relationship between light and
cognition is far more fundamental and charactered than our common
models allow for. If
we remove all the abstract ideas about light, all the science
and religion and philosophy... for a moment of real exploration,
we find that Light is a transport. And organismal reality arises
in, and thrives due to the local consistent presence of this transport.
very idea of a symbol was born in light.
it is far less a ‘thing’ than it is ‘a generative
momentum of sentience’. This makes it alive, and alive in
a sense that transcends our ways of knowing, and their little
toys of relation — entirely.
Sun is the source of those beings who assemble knowledge from
form, and the more their method of assembly is alike with their
faster and more miraculously they ‘work’.
need to repair our metaphors of ‘what the Sun is’,
as a species.
with science, or a new system or expert — with experiential