Archive for March 8th, 2002

Human Synergetics by N. Arthur Coulter, MD

Friday, March 8th, 2002

I have just posted an additional four chapters of the synergic science classic: SYNERGETICS: An Adventure in Human Development. …  Dr. Coulter writes: There is available to every human mind a state of advanced consciousness and well-being that is exciting, vigorous and incredibly beautiful. It is characterized by an expansion of awareness, by an enhancement of rationality and by a remarkable phenomenon called think-feel synergy. This state is called the synergic mode of function. The word “synergy” means, literally, “working together.” In medicine, it has long been used to denote the working together of two or more drugs, or of two or more muscles acting about a joint. Applied to the human mind, “synergy” denotes the working together of the enormous variety of functions that comprise the mind, producing a new whole that is greater than the mere sum of its parts. When the synergic mode turns on, the mind lights up. Perceptions grow more vivid and acute, with “flash-grasp” of complex situations a not infrequent occurrence. Thinking becomes faster, more accurate and remarkably clear. Often thought-trains race along several tracks at once. Actions become more apt and multipurposed, with a high gain-to-effort ratio. Emotional tone ranges from cheerfulness to enthusiasm, with a harmonious blending of thought and emotion that is highly exhilarating. Abilities long dormant or even unsuspected are activated as the wave of synergy surges into the hidden depths of the mind.  (03/08/02)
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Shouldn’t Every Day Be World Peace Day ?

Friday, March 8th, 2002

Every single day, individuals representing all colors, cultures, and countries from around the world are working together in the international effort to create a new and more peaceful civilization for the benefit of everyone.  Together, as one spirit, let us all make the commitment to create positive changes in every aspect of our lives so that our future generations may inherit a world of beauty and endless wonder. We ask for your continual support and participation in this global transformational process as we work to bring about the changes necessary for the survival and continual evolution of our human race.  In honor of World Peace & Prayer Day on June 21st, 2001, we invite the entire world community to join us in this ongoing effort to forever improve upon the condition our lives, families, communities, nations, and the natural environment that we all depend upon for our existence.  Together, we can and will change the world in every way imaginable. (03/08/02)
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Where Adversity Rules

Friday, March 8th, 2002

Institutional Neutrality was not attempted in Russia in 1917. There would be no private ownership of property, no personal freedom, no independence and no great market. The people would remain under the yoke of authoritarian rule. Only the name of the rulers had changed. Recently in 1991, with the failure of Communism and the political breakdown of the U.S.S.R., there has been a shift of the entire Eastern Block towards private ownership of property, personal freedom and independence, it would seem that the danger to humanity faced since the end of World War II is over or will soon be over. As Russia moves to adopt western Neutrality, those humans living in the “free” world can be heard to release a collective sigh of relief. Unfortunately, institutional Neutrality won’t work for the Russians. Remember, institutional Neutrality requires unlimited resources. Scarcity is the condition that best describes present day Russia. The Russians attempt to embrace capitalism and the free market system is doomed to failure. Russia’s need for a synergic revolution is even greater than the need of those of us living in the neutral world. (03/08/02)
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The Problem Before Us

Friday, March 8th, 2002

David C. Korten writes: The following thought experiment frames the problem before us and the essential needs a planetary system of living economies must address. … Six billion people live together on a crowded planet. A hundred million — less than 2 percent of the whole — enjoy extravagant material affluence and consume as much as half of the planet’s resources. A billion or so more account for an additional 25 to 30 percent of total consumption. The rest are divided between two billion who manage to make ends meet with difficulty, a billion who live in constant hardship, and a billion who suffer extreme and dehumanizing deprivation in a struggle for day-to-day survival. An uneasy and partial peace is maintained by the promises of the 100 million to the rest that with patience and work hard all will one day enjoy lives of extravagant material affluence. … One morning all six billion wake up with a new awareness: their planet is actually a living space ship with a biologically based life support system so overstressed that it is on the verge of collapse. The economic system that promised it would eventually bring affluence to all is actually a suicide economy that is destroying the foundations of life.  (03/08/02)
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