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Human Development of Energy, Matter, Concepts and Information

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Energy – active potential Matter – passive structure Concepts – active structure Information – passive potential Matter is the passive structure of the active potential energy as concepts are the active structure of the passive potential information. Primordial Energy – Action Primordial Matter – Manifestation Primordial Concepts – Interaction Primordial Information – Emotion Individuation – […]

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The Difference between a Problem and a Paradox

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One of the most interesting, but at the same time hard to grasp, subjects that David Bohm wrote about, is inner conflict. I talked about that in some earlier posts. The first one was a post called When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict, where it became clear that, according to […]

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Art and the Context of Society

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Living in a certain place and time, we tend to think within a certain set of values and act upon them as if they are universal. And we use our critical skills to judge ‘everything’. It is a set of values that is a sum of the whole society, and living by its rules is […]

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What is Art?

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If the definition of art has developed over time, and if it is defined as ‘a product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions and intellect’ and also says that the word art was traditionally used for skill or mastery, but later as an intention […]

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Time and the Meaning of Life

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The first part of the meaning of life, is to build a personality with strong values. Values that are worth defending. Use them to choose a direction, stick with it and make it a succes. Challenge the cultural background and make decisions on personal experience. Keep what works and improve it. Defend your decisions if […]

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Collective Sharing of Individual Knowledge

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Last week I found some really interesting sites. The first one was Quora. I found a blogpost that highlighted some good reasons to get involved there. I clicked through and was indeed immediately hooked. It is a question and answer site, where anyone can ask and answer all kinds of questions. But apart from that, you […]

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Creativity beyond Praise and Criticism

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Still reading the letters on aesthetic education, I tried to understand the beginning of part two. In that part, Schiller paints a picture of how the individual is blinded by the age in which he lives, the society in which he is born. But also about the struggle of that society itself. That has this […]

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Form becomes Independent of Meaning

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Being distracted by the art of language and the definition of art in my previous posts, I now continued reading Schiller’s Letters. At the end of part one, Schiller goes a long way to describe the influence of the culture on the individual. The individual who loses the contact with the whole. The inner union […]

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Between Instinctive and Moral Behavior

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Lately I am fascinated by the concept of aesthetics. What exactly does it mean? Is it subjective or objective? How important is it? I already wrote about the view of Kant, Adorno and Bohm in the posts Beauty is Not Just in the Eye of the Beholder and The Worldview of Aesthetics. And that of […]

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Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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This weekend I saw some very interesting videos on Youtube. One of those videos Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, was so interesting that I wanted to take a closer look. So I uploaded the video below and took notes of the conclusions. Which were surprising, but at the same time, made very […]

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Me, my Self and I

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The ‘self’ is a concept that I know best by the writings of Carl Jung. I don’t know if my understanding of the concept is right, but I thought I more or less ‘got it’. But as mentioned in my previous post, David Bohm also talks about the ‘self’. And somehow I got the feeling […]

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What is the Self?

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This week I found another interview with David Bohm. Somewhere in that interview he talks about why we need the space to develop creativity. He wrote about that in the book Science, Order and Creativity and I already have several posts about one chapter of that book. The chapter states that creativity is very important, […]

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The Development of Creativity

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Recently I wrote a post about the place of creativity in human development as a whole. In the post I also mentioned how I see the development of creativity itself. I wrote another post on that before, where I used my model of development to describe creativity in different forms (like dancing, painting, drama, architecture, […]

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The Danger of Praise and Reward as Fuel for Creativity

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This post is going to be centred around several sentences. A few lines from the book Science, Order and Creativity. The moment I read those lines, I really felt this was true. By analyzing it here in this post, I hope to emphasise the very important distinctions that I think are essential. I will let […]

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Inner Drive or Navigation from Outside

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In this post I want to see how the conclusions from the previous post fit the model I use on this blog. There are many ways to look at it, but for now I want to focus on the main point of that post: the need for approval. As children we are sensitive to authority. […]

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How Creativity is Blocked by the Need for Approval

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Creativity is a natural potential energy in humans, which becomes destructive if it is blocked. This is a conclusion of a chapter in the book that I want to review in this post. The first part of the above conclusion says that creativity is an inherent characteristic in humans, which is shown by experiments with […]

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Creativity in the Whole of Life

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After I wrote my previous post, I read the chapter ‘Creativity in the whole of life’ for the second time. The chapter from a book called ‘Science, Order and Creativity’. And this time I was even more convinced that it reflects my thoughts on many things that I want to write about on this blog. […]

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The Importance of Individual Human Experience

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David Bohm has some very interesting things to say about how he sees the future of our world. In the interview from the previous post, he says things that, at first sight, just look like common sense. But if you look closer to what he says, I think it is rather revolutionary. At a certain […]

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If you Know All the Views, you will Know the Whole

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In this post I want to upload and transcribe the fourth part of the interview with David Bohm. In the previous part he talked about why it is important to distinguish information from energy. How information plays a major role in our day to day life (although hard to seperate from energy), but has no […]

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Beneath the World of Logic

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In my previous post, The meaning of values, I differentiated between 3 types of values and I wanted to see how they relate to the basic model that I use on this blog. But because I already was trying to make my point about the relation between the meaning of life and the meaning of […]

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Three Subconscious Levels

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In Three Levels of the Mind I used three signs, to symbolise the primordial, individual and universal mind. In that context, all three together represent the conscious mind. In my previous post, Subconscious or Psyche, three other signs represent the subconscious mind. That part of all knowledge that is not consciously known, but largely influences […]

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Consciousness Discussions

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These last days I have been discussing consciousness. I really like to discuss that. What is consciousness, how is it created, are animals conscious? Just one of my favorite subjects to discuss. But also one of the most difficult ones. Because in order to discuss something we need consciousness itself. We need some level of […]

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Individuation Process 3

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The zodiac can be divided into three areas. If it is used to describe the human development from birth to death, the signs can be used to mark the age of an individual human being. Of course it is a very abstract way and it can differ from person to person. But in general there […]

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Individuation Process 2

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My previous post was unfinished because I pushed the publish button to soon. And therefore I was not even finished  laying down the basic concepts as I wanted to use them in the post. Those basic concepts are essential because there is no other way for me to get the words and concepts clear to […]

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Individual Language

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As I am blogging for some time now, it is getting more and more clear what is the core of what I want to write about. This weekend I stayed a bit away from the computer and thought what I really, down to the essense, wanted to be the purpose of this blog. And I […]

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Defining Spirit and Soul

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Soul is one of those words with many different meanings. Everyone has his own interpretation of that word. Another one of those words is spirit, which is often used where someone else might use soul. And others might not use those words at all, because there is no actual ‘thing’ that can be measured. The […]

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Basic Concepts

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With my latest model of combining Integral theory and the Zodiac, the model is turned. Now it is the same as in Integral theory (LL is indeed lower left) and now the Zodiac is upside down. I use the words ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ instead of ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’. And instead of ‘impersonal’ I now use […]

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More than One Spirit

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Although spirit and soul are words that have all kinds of different meanings, I just have to use them here because I have no other way of describing the way I see the human development. So in the zodiac I use them for the fire signs (spirit) and the water signs (soul). In the post […]

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Three Levels of the Mind

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The individual mind of the previous post Ignorance and Projection is different from the primordial and the universal mind. In the zodiac there are three basic levels. These levels are seen everywhere and in everything, but here it is used for the individual human development of the mind. ‘Primordial’  is used for the pre-individual phase […]

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Ignorance and Projection

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Instead of going through the whole human development in a chronological way, I much more like to describe whatever comes into my mind. And at the moment it is REFLECTION. The word reflection that is used here for the astological sign libra, is the essence of that sign midway between ignorance and projection. It is […]

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What versus How

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Until now I have mainly been writing about my other blogs for the aboutpage. And re-posting some posts from those blogs to get things started on this blog. The reason is not that I don’t know what I want to write about. The reason is that I don’t know HOW to write it. Do I […]

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