to you - as if our distance made no difference!
On this morass you and I try to build our lives. No wonder they are cracking up. To render them safe and sound we must rebuild them on the bedrock of I am what I see I am here; what you see is just one of my regional appearances. I alone, at centre, am in a position to say what those myriad appearances are appearances of, and how different they all are from the one Reality that's given rise to them, from what I am looking out of. On this I am the sole and final authority.”
Douglas E. HardingYOU and the world are ONE - the world inside you
IS the world outside you - YOU are in the WORLD -
and the WORLD is in YOU ...
Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion. He was in the forefront of popularizing Eastern religions and philosophies (especially Zen Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism) and making them accessible for Western audiences - WHO would no doubt have agreed with the statement that -
IT IS NO MEASURE of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
f communication. Peter Russell’s notion of the Global Brain (1982) builds on the
electronic communication and nervous system metaphor of the noosphere to establish the idea
of the noosphere as a planetary global brain. Buckminster Fuller’s concepts for developing a
whole system design perception of the Earth - Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of
Thinking (1975) and Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1969) - are also fundamental to a
theory of the noosphere as intrinsic to a view of the planet as an evolving organism, an
idea also articulated in James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis (1981).
Sheldrake has proposed that memories are better understood in terms of morphic resonance, a
process whereby patterns of activity in the past resonate with patterns in the present on the basis
of similarity, with this resonance passing across or through space and time from the past to the
present. He has discussed this hypothesis in detail in his book The Presence of the Past and it is
summarised in his book Science Set Free/The Science Delusion in Chapter 7.