Parallels to the Concept of 4GW In Integralism

The concept of 4th Generation Warfare (4GW), as espoused by William S. Lind, has several similarities to the Integralist model, albeit with many differences. 4GW is a concept focused on war, while Integralism is a holistic or all-inclusive Cultural system. (Culture is here defined as the integrated sum total or synthesis of a group’s spiritual, moral, political, and social concerns). The three-tiered model from the work of Boyd (Physical, Mental, Moral), is more accurately reflected in the three faculties of …

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The Importance of Understanding Awareness

Awareness is the very medium through which we have any experience, understanding, and expression. Considering this, understanding Awareness itself is of crucial importance, for this understanding provides the key context which provides the ability to truly understand other matters. To proceed from a strictly material basis is to take the cart before the horse, to neglect the fundamentals in favor of the superfluous. Integralism is founded in the observation that Awareness, being Divine Essence itself, is more fundamental than Nature …

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Integralism & Nature

Human beings find beauty in Natural phenomena. Generally, we implicitly recognize the “rightness” of Nature and its expressions, despite any reservations we may have about our individual experience, or our place in the Natural order. We even go so far as to apply the labels “artificial” or “unnatural” to any phenomena that we believe conflicts with or diminishes this Natural beauty. But what exactly is Nature, and what role does it play in Integralism? To understand Nature, we must ask, …

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Integralism & Nations

Is an Integral Network a “nation”? Is nationalism a valid concept in the 21st Century? There is little argument that the concept of a “nation” has its origins in ancient tribalism. A nation is always associated with a physical territory, and is nearly always formed upon ethnic/racial lines. Yet, today, the nations of the world adhere to neither conceptually nor racially based forms of collectivism. Today, “nation” has real meaning only in the territorial sense. Beyond that, it has only …

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The Essential Gestures

The Essential Gestures are movements intended to synchronize the individual with the Essential Aspects, shifting and balancing the individual Consciousness. This sort of technique may not be for everyone, but it is provided here for those who may be interested. A major benefit of this basic set of Gestures is that the set is easy to learn and remember. The set also may be practiced in a relatively small area and short space of time (but don’t rush!). Finding the …

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Introduction to Integral Networks

In Part III of INTEGRALISM, the basis of Integral Organization, one of the three Methods of Integration, is established. “Human groups are a human extension of the perpetual action of Nature. Not only does Integral Organization address specific methods of behavior in regards to the individual, it also addresses the behavior of groups.” A key purpose of Integral Organization is to allow for the cooperation of Integralists with similar aims, through a system of coordination based upon the Essential Aspects. …

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How To Be An Integralist

There are very few prerequisites for becoming an Integralist, and they are as follows: One must affirm the reality of a singular infinite and eternal principle, one that is ultimately responsible for all manifestation, while also being unaffected by that manifestation. It has been known by many different names. Integralists call it Divinity. One must affirm the existence of a single Divine Essence, derived from said Divinity. This Essence is both transcendent of all manifestation, and simultaneously present within it. …

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The Mystery of Awareness

Awareness is a mystery. It is mysterious in the ordinary sense of the word, being generally unexplained or puzzling, and also in the original sense of the word mustērion, the Greek word (meaning “sacred rites”) from which the English word mystery is derived. The very existence of Awareness presents us with a profound enigma whose secrets we must unlock; it poses a riddle with an extremely elusive solution. The answers to all of the great questions of life are intimately …

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Cultivation of Awareness as Revolution

No amount of political wrangling, armed or unarmed struggle, social programs, religious or moral initiatives will aid our survival in any significant way unless we can also cultivate Awareness. This is not to say that the various forms of social organization fail entirely. Obviously, groups of like-minded people often produce good works. However, the machinery of “social justice” can just as easily become a device engendering evil and suffering, as has happened time and time again throughout history. Existing social …

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