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David Bohm

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Notes on Wholeness and the Implicate Order/Reality and Consciousness

Widespread and pervasive destruction between people (race, nation, family, professional) prevents humans from working together for the Common good – and indeed even for their survival.

Humanity is the basic reality. The EGO identifies groups and makes things seem disconnected. Humanity comes first and is not separate form nature.

Humanity must learn to consider the totality – coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken and w/o a border – then the mind of Humanity will tend to move in a similar way and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole.

At present there is no coherent world view. We live in a fragmented state.

Bohm posits – an undivided wholeness of the universe will reveal itself and — a new language will emerge.

Subject – verb – object — Structure implies that all action arises in a separate subject.

We defeat our deepest urgent toward wholeness and integrity.

Cartesian Order isn’t doing us any favors.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order here.

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Roots of Conflict

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6000 years ago, men begin to plunder and take slaves. Exploitation and plunder lead to a sense of inward becoming.

Roots of conflict lead to contradictory desires (imagining a better life – living in a fantasy on the one hand and plunder/exploitation which builds EGO on the other).

Industrial Revolution finds a split between Science and Philosophy. Science becomes the servile nursemaid of technology with the development and employment of mechanization.

Industrial revolution coincides with mechanistic conceptualization of the natural order – which sought to increase material profit at the expense of the human spirit.

Negative consequences include: Ecological imbalance, materialism, varied effects of personal greed, disintegration of human values, decline of the arts, lack of interest in personal excellence, lack of balance and an inability to see parts in relation to the whole.

The Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution are linked – both expressions of the same cultural paradigm shift.

The investment banker class emerged as the new royal class. Non productive; parasitic; unlike royalty they know how to maintain tentacles of power in the face of changing circumstances. Elite establishment becomes aligned with political hierarchy and people are a flock to be managed.


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