The Essential Aspect Orienting Modes

First, Articulate: Define the content. Isolate and identify it as precisely as possible. What is the situation, goal, idea, plan? Then, Associate: Determine the context. Orient the content to its environment. What are the contingencies, the history, and relationships involving the content? Execute or Examine: Having defined the content and the context, decide: is it time to take action, or is more information needed? Execute: Take action upon the external situation. Work with, create, influence, subdue. Examine: Seek understanding. Analyze, …

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The War Within: Integralism As Conscious Revolution

In today’s world, meaning itself is generally treated as an irrelevant anachronism. Social engineers of every stripe claim to pursue unity or peace, while simultaneously undermining the very principles that could potentially create unity or peace through their actions. False and degrading signals from the society at large undermine the individual Will at virtually every turn. Falsity has been enshrined in human society as normal and desirable, and there are countless pitfalls hidden in the social world to ensnare the …

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The Tolerant Bias

In recent history, western society has excessively emphasized the principles of inclusiveness and accommodation. This preference has manifested a cultural environment where tolerance is the keystone of social acceptance. It is currently considered more worthwhile to be sympathetic than it is to be accurate. Critical thinking is devalued, and tolerance is given extreme consideration. This pervasive tendency is hindering scientific education and genuine progress, while also casting its dark shadow over the socio-political landscape. Utilizing political correctness as a general …

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Integral Society

Distributed & Centralized Integralism is grounded in the concept of synarchy (literally “ruling together”) – a word used here to refer to the inherent organizational tendencies of Nature. Synarchic systems incorporate both heirarchical (vertical, or consolidated) and heterarchical (horizontal, or distributed) structures. The Integralist model of society consists of a synarchic structure with inherent checks and balances at each level of complexity, combined with a mechanism for increased authority based upon merit. Integralism aims to insure a high degree of …

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Facets of Integralism

Recognition of a Higher Power Call it what you like, but “something” is ultimately responsible for “everything” This Higher Power is both beyond and within our world It is within us, and also accessible to us, if we seek it Recognition of Natural Law Acceptance of ubiquitous organizing principles Hierarchy and heterarchy are both necessary Living beings are not all equal, as they have different attributes, context, and history Recognition of the Cosmos Our universe is but a piece of …

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