Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GCF Abstract

Our existence on planet Earth

is characterised by three interacting components {Life, Values, Laws} which interact to produce a resultant fourth: Reason-ing.
[Posting of Abstract submitted to GCF]

◉ Life

The center and meaning of anything we do, including the attempt to order/structure our lives in harmony, is that we are alive! And we wish that this life continues for as long as it will. Our planet that supports lives of such a variety of creatures including us humans, is obviously moving…
[in ways well-known and surprising ]

but also breathing and wishing to sustain its own existence. It contains us and therefore is us and we cannot think of ourselves independently. And so any governance to establish an harmonious world order would inevitably have to carry this whole ecosystem in its vision… a vision of Our One World and its LIFE.

◉ Values

Human life by nature is not geared towards solitude but community existence. Over time, values that govern social life have evolved and been absorbed by independent cultures across the world. The deification of natural elements – sun, moon, rain, water, fire, earth, animals etc are a proof that these naturally evolved value systems accomodate more than just humans in their view. And there is a corresponding natural valuation of beings based on how much of these values have been assimilated, and crystallised in the processes of their life.
Although not in the science domain, there is something objective about values: saints and sages are recognise-able across cultures, races nations and continents.

◉ Laws

Our planet exists. It is in motion. Day and night happen in alternation. Seasons change, and animal and vegetative life move in response to these movements. So in relation to natural laws that govern the movements of the planets, the sun etc, there are response laws that our lives are organised by. It is understood by many ancient cultures that our human psyche is also governed by such laws.
In order to establish a world order in an integral way, we need an objective perspective – not based on the view from our little geographies, nations or any kind of groupism that skews this overall perspective… we need a view from not even our planet but outside. We need to at least try to pretend a view from outside our planet, as if from nearby Mars, see the patterns of movements here of vegetation, people, nations, beliefs and understand what laws govern human existence on this planet, one important aspect of which is the laws of our psyche


What can be a go-in-between that reconciles these three aspects into one whole?

Socrates did not just enunciate: “ The unexamined life is not worth living
He asserted this in his trial preceding death sentence
He asserted that Examination of life was more dear to him than life itself
Philosophy ≜ To Love wisdom more than life itself
😇 Socrates can save the planet
psychology domain resultant
An attitude of science method
A sense of the sacred values
The will to construct/engineer action
An integral intelligence that is a blend of the above three, we will define as REASONing

How REASON can participate in uncovering Our-One-world?

Life inevitably brings suffering, it is an inseparable part of our existence. A deep recognition of our mortality coupled with suffering gives rise the primal existential fear — Fear that our existence will end and a desire to continue forever.
  1. Fear that I wont continue becomes fear of the "other".
    We strive to end the other — the foundation of all Wars.
    We strive to understand this otherness ie we strive for Reason.
  2. We feel the need for values. Values draw us to have a sense of the sacred. The touch of the sacred strengthens feeling but we lose contact with that touch and get tilted towards an indulgence in feeling. One or the other strong feeling dominates and we have the world of isms : Secularism, feminism, this-ism, that-ism, left-ism, right-ism…
    We feel the hollowness of feeling, we wish Reason.
  3. We Feel the need for discovering natural Law
    But soon we lose contact with the original feeling, and instead start making human laws. And their systematized ossifications: Nations, Treaties, Government bodies, UNs, NATOs…
    We prefer pre-existing Law — Reason, natural order
  4. The wish to uncover rather than create Laws
    We make systems
    … that abide by some part of these laws/values/feeling losing the larger picture
    Making religions, sciences, government-philosophies (eg communism, liberalism)…
    The Love for Reason in its Wholeness wins over a seeming but narrow consistent Logic.
    Note: Reason is not the same as concepts and the very opposite of ideology. In fact we show that ideology-affliction is one of the principle problems we need to address1 Its closer to Intelligence of Plotinus.
  5. By Reason, we discover the science of human BE-ing
In the…


  • spell out the natural laws of human condition as we see them
  • Describe a system of human valuation
  • outline a proposal based on these Laws and Values towards a collective human existence that re-instates (wo)man as the natural trustee of our one and only dear planet Earth

Note on the Name

Olbogmek comes from the epic Beelzebub's tales to his Grandson of G.I Gurdjieff and signifies:
There are not many religions, there is only one God

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GCF Abstract

Our existence on planet Earth is characterised by three interacting components {Life, Values, Laws} which interact to produce a resultant ...