Dissecting The Infinite: Epistemology (Audiobook)

Summary

In a wrrrrd of many religions many people are spiritual.

But out of thoooose who are spiritual very few know about transpersonal development.

But out those who knnnnow, few of them pursue transpersonal development diligently.

Out of the few who do, less of thhhhem achieve higher states and stages of development.

Those who achieve them often become satissssfied and grow no further than the first four stages.

Out of the very few who discover that there are moxxxxe than these four stages,

few of them go beyond these initial stages and even less of theeeem complete the path.

Out of the very few who complete the path even less of them fully emboddddy and psychologically and socially integrate their transpersonal development and thus there is indeed very few who can be calllled transpersonally mature.

‘n the Dissecting The Infinite series we will exte nsively study tranpersonal deveopment from the beginning to the end. Transersonal Deembodiment of higher states and stages of conciousness. In addition to nouminous phenomena like st-ages of spiitual dvelopment and the clasn ses of phenomena but since this i]Giggles at The End of Time we willdo it n the form of commentaries to the ook, and articles, and course from Dissecting The Infinite: An Introvduction to Transpersonal Develpment.

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Transcription

This view can be defined as the poly-perspectival principle of Simultaneity. Which states that any phenomenon fully occupies and extends beyond all perspectives from which it can be viewed (i.e. each phenomenon inhabits and thus embodies the entitive reality of the multiple perspectives from which it can be viewed, and the multiple modalities through which it can be experienced). Which means that all accounts of reality are only partially true in isolation, are truer when integrated but are never ultimately true because no account of reality can be complete (refer to Mystery as Theoretical Incompleteness). Here Complexity Epistemology applies Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem which states that no system of knowledge can account for all the truths produced within the same system of knowledge (Chapman, 2015; Hofstadter, 1979).  

Omnism integrates and extends the preceding perspectives as it posits that because any phenomena has the potential to be anything, both ontologically and epistemologically, then everything is literally everything else including the uniqueness of being a distinct and individual entity (i.e., being itself). Omniletheism then posits that all truths are absolutely true but only under the specific conditions in which their truth can be verified. For example, from a first-person on the ground perspective if one were living in small region of the Earth their whole life the notion that the Earth is flat is quite convincing and was in fact considered true prior to contrary scientific evidence. Yet the same first-person perspective after a circumnavigation of the Earth reveals that Earth is round. More epistemologically problematic is the following empirical experiment. If one were to take a plumbline, which is used to measure the levelness of architecture, one can operationalise ‘flat’ as meaning ‘level as measured by a plumbline’. This plumbline can be taken to homes all over the world and placed on the floor of each house and based on these measurements, which if the architecture of each house is sound, will reveal the absolute truth that the Earth is flat. Yet similar images of orbit, a different measurement, reveals that the Earth is round. These perspectives are both only relatively true because even the live video from orbit does not clearly depict the actual relief of the land. Flat and Round are abstractions of a planetary relief that only approximates those descriptions (i.e. the data underdetermines the theory remember the notion of Mystery as Theoretical Incompleteness).

This has implications in regards to the dualities, typically represented as dichotomies, of Rationality and Irrationality, Holism and Elementalism, Subjectivity and Objectivity, Constitutionalism and Environmentalism, and Proactivity and Reactivity which can be used to differentiate the psychological paradigms of Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Psychoanalysis, Humanism, the Ecosystemic paradigm, and Integral Psychology (Friedman & Hartelius, 2013; Jordaan, 2020; Wilber, 1998). In addition to the duality of Essentialism and Equiprimacy discussed by (Ferrer, 2001).

“The Ultimate Reality is one; but it is personal as well as impersonal.”

Sri Ramakrishna

“We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything.”

Kalu Rinpoche

‘You are It, but it is not your self because you don’t identify with it. You just are it.’

Ntombemnyama

‘As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul’

Hermes Trismegistus

‘The totality of Reality is in a single point for it is the Cosmos pointing at itself.’

Ntombemnyama

The fourth paradigmatic shift culminates in the Infinity stage which resulted in the persistent extinction of all suffering. The following stages live no longer relationship to addressing discontent but rather relationship to optimizing and expanding contentment. In the Infinity stage one assumes:

  1. Abundance as one no longer lives or acts primarily out of need, want, or desire but simply abundance in a mode of sheer celebration in each moment.
  2. Power of Assumption is the view that belief + intention + attention = manifestation but if one uses this formula from a perspective that assumes an inherent lack resulting in desire and then attachment to a particular outcome the manifestation process will fail. The power of assumption is assuming abundance without desires nor attachment resulting in view that the outcome is already manifest and just needs to be noticed.
  3. Liberation, freedom from all attachments and aversions and thus freedom from all suffering (i.e. kaivalya and nirvana).

Following the Universe stage is the Multiverse stage which assumes that the Cosmos is the only Reality. The Infiniverse stage afterwards assumes that the Cosmos is multiple Realities viewed from one cosmic perspective.The Microsmic stage further assumes that there are multiple cosmic perspectives on a plurality of Realities. The Multicosmic stage adds that the Cosmos is composed of multiple perspectives on a plurality of Realities forming multiple integrated systems spanning all levels of reality. Furthermore, The Macrocosmic stage assumes that the Cosmos as whole has a Psyche, that in all things everywhere there is one or more kinds of consciousness.  The Absolute is followed by the disentanglement from the processes of identification and personalisation and fixity of identity and reality that results from them. The fluidity and liberation that emerges as one increasingly disidentifies with and depersonalises with all phenomena through the growth processes of deconditioning of discontent-centred and egocentric habits and the resocialisation to peace-centred and cosmocentric habits. This progression develops into a syncretic view that integrates and honours all the previous assumptions through Omnism. Since The Absolute stage Omnism has developed through the elaboration of the contents and meaning of ‘All’ and ‘Everything’ which include with them all preceding assumptions and the Mystery.

Published by Ndabenhle S. Mthembu

Independent Scholar of Transpersonal Studies. Outsider Artist and Musician. Activist. Current themes: Omnism, Complexity, & Simplicity.

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