In his 1996 Coming into Being, William Irwin Thompson compared Gebser’s structures of consciousness to Marshall McLuhan‘s conception of the development of communication technology from oral culture to script culture, alphabetic culture, print culture, and then to the emerging electronic culture.[10] Thompson applied these insights to education theory in his 2001 Transforming History: A Curriculum for Cultural Evolution. In his 2004 Self and Society: Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness, and in collaboration with the mathematician Ralph Abraham, Thompson further related Gebser’s structures to periods in the development of mathematics (arithmetic, geometric, algebraic, dynamical, chaotic) and in the history of music.

Visual Complex Analysis

Visual Group Theory

A Lodging of Wayfaring Men

Memories and Visions of Paradise: Exploring the Universal Myth of a Lost Golden Age Paperback –  Richard Heinberg

Developmental stages

Jean Gebser’s structures of consciousness:

1. Archaic

2. Magic

3. Mythic

4. Mental

5. Integral

Fowler’s stages of faith development:

  • Stage 0“Primal or Undifferentiated” faith (birth to 2 years), is characterized by an early learning of the safety of their environment (i.e. warm, safe and secure vs. hurt, neglect and abuse). If consistent nurture is experienced, one will develop a sense of trust and safety about the universe and the divine. Conversely, negative experiences will cause one to develop distrust with the universe and the divine. Transition to the next stage begins with integration of thought and languages which facilitates the use of symbols in speech and play.
  • Stage 1“Intuitive-Projective” faith (ages of three to seven), is characterized by the psyche’s unprotected exposure to the Unconscious, and marked by a relative fluidity of thought patterns. [1] Religion is learned mainly through experiences, stories, images, and the people that one comes in contact with.
  • Stage 2“Mythic-Literal” faith (mostly in school children), stage two persons have a strong belief in the justice and reciprocity of the universe, and their deities are almost always anthropomorphic. During this time metaphors and symbolic language are often misunderstood and are taken literally.
  • Stage 3“Synthetic-Conventional” faith (arising in adolescence; aged 12 to adulthood) characterized by conformity to religious authority and the development of a personal identity. Any conflicts with one’s beliefs are ignored at this stage due to the fear of threat from inconsistencies.
  • Stage 4“Individuative-Reflective” faith (usually mid-twenties to late thirties) a stage of angst and struggle. The individual takes personal responsibility for his or her beliefs and feelings. As one is able to reflect on one’s own beliefs, there is an openness to a new complexity of faith, but this also increases the awareness of conflicts in one’s belief.
  • Stage 5“Conjunctive” faith (mid-life crisis) acknowledges paradox and transcendence relating reality behind the symbols of inherited systems. The individual resolves conflicts from previous stages by a complex understanding of a multidimensional, interdependent “truth” that cannot be explained by any particular statement.
  • Stage 6“Universalizing” faith, or what some might call “enlightenment.” The individual would treat any person with compassion as he or she views people as from a universal community, and should be treated with universal principles of love and justice.

Piaget’s theory of cognitive development is primarily known as a developmental stage theory, but, in fact, it deals with the nature of knowledge itself and how humans come gradually to acquire, construct, and use it.

Kieran Egan has proposed five stages of understanding: “somatic”, “mythic”, “romantic”, “philosophic”, and “ironic”, which is developed through cognitive tools such as “stories”, “binary oppositions”, “fantasy” and “rhyme, rhythm, and meter” to enhance memorization to develop a long-lasting learning capacity.

Lawrence Kohlberg developed three stages of moral development: “Preconventional”, “Conventional” and “Postconventional”. Each level is composed of two orientation stages, with a total of six orientation stages: (1) “Punishment-Obedience”, (2) “Instrumental Relativist”, (3) “Good Boy-Nice Girl”, (4) “Law and Order”, (5) “Social Contact”, and (6) “Universal Ethical Principle”.

Jane Loevinger’s stages of ego development occur through “an evolution of stages”. “First is the Presocial Stage followed by the Symbiotic Stage, Impulsive Stage, Self-Protective Stage, Conformist Stage, Self-Aware Level: Transition from Conformist to Conscientious Stage, Individualistic Level: Transition from Conscientious to the Autonomous Stage, Conformist Stage, and Integrated Stage”.



“Predicate logic is stratified. Each successive order includes all those below it, but none of those above it.

What that means to probability theorists is as clear as benzene laced mineral water: it’s impossible to express dependency relationships which violate this rule, known to aficionados as the theory of types.”
“This sentence is false” is false.
Transcend and include — ken wilber.
The thing which flips its own bit and does nothing else is known as Time.

Guitar interests

I am interested in learning guitar. I have been, since I was a kid but never had a guitar and my fingers were too soft.

Sigur Rós:

Heima, Agaetis Byrjun, (Fyrsta), (Samskeyti), (Njosnavelin), (Alasfoss), Illgressi

Radical Face:

“Welcome Home”

Johan Söderqvist:

“the Father”


Jambi, Forty Six & 2, the Grudge, Lateralus

Explosions in the Sky:

First Breath After Coma, Memorial


A reuters article suggests Apple Inc. is gathering advice on parts and production methods, focusing on electric and connected-car technologies, while studying the potential for automated driving. They appear to be uninterested in help from the regular industry.


  • “Fully automated driving is an evolution. Carmakers will slowly build the market for autonomous cars by first releasing connected and partially automated cars,” the auto industry source said. “Apple is interested in all the potential ways you can evolve the car; that includes autonomous driving.”
  • “The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Apple had set up a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, citing people familiar with the matter. The lab was set up late last year, soon after Apple revealed its forthcoming smart watch and latest iPhones, the Financial Times said.”
  • “Car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon Valley companies ranging from Google Inc (GOOGL.O), which has built a prototype self-driving car, to electric car-maker Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O).”
  • “Already, carmakers such as Daimler (DAIGn.DE), BMW (BMWG.DE) and Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Audi (NSUG.DE) have revealed cars that can travel long distances without human intervention.”

We know that self-driving cars are in general safer, more fuel efficient, have quicker reaction times than humans, and will be able to automatically find the best routes in real time by being aware of traffic abnormalities.


  • In the near future it will be illegal for humans to drive cars. It will be culturally depicted as a murderous act. Films will portray rebellious heroes driving old American muscle cars in ways that self-driving cars cannot be driven in order to evade capture or pursue criminals.
  • Apple will buy Tesla for $75 billion in 18 months. (link)