entury and one of the greatest thinkers of all time. The dramatic rethinking that Relativity Theory impelled in our understanding of the physical world - and its continuing influence on intellectual theorizing in many aspects of science - was no less INTEGRAL ART than the sheer breadth of talent that Leonardo da Vinci displayed.What may need to be emphasised here is the vital part played by visual-spatial thinking in his formulation of theories and his radical solutions to problems.As a child, however, Einstein was far from being regarded as specially gifted and reports of hisearly life and education give several strong indications of dyslexia. Einstein's memory for words was poor and throughout his life he frequently misspelled names of places and people. He also continued to make errors of simple calculation, while being able “to handle deftly the most difficult tensor calculus” as Hoffmann stated. Obviously this did not endear him to his teachers in youth - yet as Thomas West has said - in time Einstein became teacher to all his professors, making the lectures he did not attend outdated and the books he did not study obsolete.
THYSELF as a left-handed dyslexic • who during my training as an Air Traffic Controller,
realised my capability of being able to manipulate multi-dimensional space/time events, within
my head • came naturally to me. This obviously had had a lot to do of course, with the parental
and grand-parental encouragement, which I had received during my childhood, as a result of their
own understanding that I was somehow different from anyone else but nevertheless responsible
for treating everyone else with respect and responsibility, because everyone was just as important
as everyone else. I started to really think about ALL of THIS, I suppose, when the universe decided
that I would be the one controlling the EL AL flight when it was hi-jacked by Leila Khaled and
her colleague, whilst I was working at London Area Radar Control on the north side of Heathrow
Airport. Having lived with my maternal grandfather • who had survived Scapa Flow during the
Great War • and a father who had survived the duration of WWII, relatively unscathed, until I left
home to begin my Air Traffic Cadet Training at the MOA College at Hurn Airport; and having
subsequently, read extensively about the consequences of ALL Conflicts in Space, Time and
Culture, it was no surprise to have read about Clare Graves epiphany, so to speak, consequential
to his own WWII experience of conflicts in space time and culture.
ency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas–which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it.
This method became organized, of course, into science.
And it developed very well, so that we are now in the scientific age.
It is such a scientific age, in fact that we have difficulty in understanding
how witch doctors could ever have existed, when nothing that they
proposed ever really worked–or very little of it did.
d Islam understand and experience God primarily in 2nd person, as a great “Thou” or other. Buddhism understands and experiences the Divine as the great “I,” or my True Self. And Pantheistic traditions experience God or Spirit as Nature or the great “Web of Life.” In the integral model this doesn’t mean that there are three different “Gods.” It means there are three different understandings and experiences we can have of the One God or Spirit.
blic service. None of the honours in her own gift (such as the Order of Merit, or the Royal Victorian Order, which acknowledges personal service to the sovereign) has never, to my knowledge, been contaminated. The degradation has always come through the usual run of honours which are awarded by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
All too often these have been very smelly indeed.
ent of an appropriate solution for the CRISES which OUR PLANET faces - as a direct consequence of our COLLECTIVE DENIAL of the TRUTH - which our species has allowed, somewhat unwittingly perhaps, to be perpetuated • THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE WILL become POSSIBLE.…