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I started this blog because I was looking for a way to develop my views.

My views about mind versus matter. And about collective development versus personal development.

Those views are based on several existing models, some well known and other not so well known. And, of course, on my personal experience. My personal interest that makes me follow a certain lead and compare that with another one.

(Update: Many of my latest posts are about David Bohm and Friedrich Von Schiller. Their thoughts on how creativity, art and aesthetics are so much more important for us humans then we all tend to think, were mindblowing.)

Mind versus Matter

In order for me to describe how I see development, I have to use the body and mind interaction. My views are based on the theories of Carl Jung, David Bohm, Jean Carteret and Leonard Bernstein.

It all starts more or less with the concepts of Carl Jung about Individuation and the Collective Unconscious.

Then there is David Bohm who has many interesting things to say about mind versus matter, dialogue and creativity.

Jean Carteret is a French philosopher that did not leave any writings, but I found a very interesting translation of his thoughts that have become very important to me and is the core of all my thinking.

And finally there is Leonard Bernstein. He has some things to say about how he sees music as a metaphorical language to communicate our inner world.

Collective versus Personal Development

I use several models of development, which I all, more or less, translate to the model of the Zodiac. For me it is a way of looking at the world, seeing all in cycles.

I divide the Zodiac in three parts (primorial, individual and universal) that I use as a tool to visualise development.

The other theory is that of Ken Wilber, Integral Theory, mainly his Quadrants. He uses the word ‘individual’ that is different from the astrological use. There is a graphic in the post Basic Concepts that shows the difference between the two in this context.

Another theory that is important for development, is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It is a very essential way of looking at what I would call in this context ‘personal’ development.

And finally there is also the theory of Spiral Dynamics. That is more what I would call ‘human’ development. Human development in history, but also as seen these days in different parts of the world.

On the page Model of Development I combine all previous concepts as abstract as I can.

Annemieke

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Anthony

This is a timely find for me: I have been fascinated by Jung (among many others) for some time; now I have recently started reading Bohm’s Wholeness and The Implicate Order and while searching for Rheomode came across this site.
I wonder if you have had the opportunity to read The Master and His Emissary, by Iain McGilchrist? I think you might find it a fascinating read. I don’t want to say much about it here (it’s a massive book) but it (independently) echoes much of Bohm’s ideas about language…and so much else.
Also, and I know that there are going to be collective groans around the place, have you looked into the Enneagram? Just a thought.

AG

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Annemieke

Hi Anthony, I absolutely agree that The Master and his Emissary is a fascinating book. I did not finish it by far yet, but what I read was very interesting and very much in line with Bohm’s ideas indeed.
About the Enneagram, I never looked into it enough to have a real opinion about it. Anyway, thanks for your suggestions and glad you found my site.

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^oh, when i say this information, I mean the part about maslow’s hierachy of needs…
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Annemieke,
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Annemieke

Hi Jean, glad to be back!

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jean

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Thanks for what you do and generously share. This is beautiful!
jean

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Hi Annemieke ,

I came upon your blog with the search arguments “metaphysical interpretation of adam and eve garden of eden carl jung” in my attempt to understand the deep (Jungian) pyschology underpinning human violence against nature. I, too, have been in a quest of understanding mind and matter, and have studied Bohm and Jung, and their followers. You might also be interested in Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme (see http://emergingearthcommunity.org/journey-of-the-universehttp://emergingearthcommunity.org/journey-of-the-universe).

I am happy to have discovered your blog!

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EuegniaDG

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