I don’t know what to say. I am pretty stunned at the moment. I found you because I was looking for some material on Reich and noticed your handle on a review on Amazon of a CD concerning Wilhelm Reich and Orgone. I have used the handle Fenris many times online and he is a prominent figure in my personal mythos , Fenris certainly appears to be significant to you. My birthday is November 22nd. I was just thinking of emergent patterns today as I watched a small flock of birds darting and weaving in unison, and thereby ,as every time I think of emergent patterns, chaos and neural networks. The first thing I see when I follow the link from Amazon is the post discussing emergent patterns. I was heavily influenced and inspired by Castaneda’s work many years ago, an author whom I see you have an interest. I just recently received my certification as a Clinical Hypnotist and was just discussing with a subject a few days ago the subject of Hubbard’s Dianetics / engrammatic programming and the emotional ‘tagging’ of memories and the associational nature of the unconscious mind linking experiences with emotional ‘tags’ together to create a chain that could produce complex manifestations later on.
I am rambling. This is just freaky to me. It’s eerie cool. Synchronicity is an awesome thing.
what’s up i have been following the alterati extended family for a while now: wes, phase ii, ikipr, taylor ellwood and the like minded post modern occultist . i just received the art of memetics in the mail yesterday. i am half way through the book and i believe that this work is a gold mine, a novel voice in the paradigm of post modern occultism. it sits on my book shelf sandwiched between martin starr’s the unknown god and qaballah, qlippoth and goetic magic by thomas eriksson. anyways thanks for something new and i hope to see more from this ashram in the near future. also logosagogo has been on permanent rotation on my ipod since i downloaded it two weeks ago, i have used it as a soundtrack in my ritual workings to represent the malestrom that churns outside the abyss demarcated by my magical circle.
Read your blog entries and also your book on memes with great interest and excitement.
We are a group of social entreprenuers who are working on a new project of ours which is very closely related to some of the things you are doing, but being applied in the area of education.
We were wondering if it would be possible to interview with you for some podcasts/radio shows, which reaches out across the globe. The focus is essentially semantics, philosophy, psychology, NLP and spiral dynamics.
would love to speak with you about some possibilities of what we could collaborate on. Perhaps you could check out our webpage/url included and if you could write me back, could make for some interesting conversations and hopefully mutual learnings.
Wow, I’m so lost at the moment. I see I’m going to have to read you blog more and search via Google to figure what some of these things mean that you have mentioned. I have heard of Jung in relationship to the tarot that I’m learning on the side. But the rest is far beyond my grasp at the moment. Ah, how I will one could just plug into my brain and download the understanding to it, much like one learned things in the movie “The Matrix”.
Hope you are having a great trip, how I wish I could do the same!
Just wanted to chime-in again at some point in this wondrous weave to catch a spindles skutch in-time for “its” delicious re-release. Kudos for helping it un-ravel secret patterns, dist. to prox. Hail our futures past 😉
I was wondering if the author might shed some insight into how this 7 stage process might apply to more short-term experiences of transformation. For example, I would like to have less ego in general, and look down on people less. Wish well for people, and not laugh at their problems and so forth. Presumably a few hours of reflecting on this aim of mine would result in self-transformation. But how do the stages apply, in this case, do you think?
By: mscatherinahorowitz on December 7, 2015 at 10:50 am
Well, transformation doesn’t tend to come from contemplation as much as as action. So, whatever changes you want to make, look at the behaviours, one’s you’ve have to start and one’s you’d have to stop.
Resolving, comes in play when you decide how you don’t want to be and how you wish to be instead and decide, even if it is difficult and takes a while, to change.
Retiring, without a dramatic break from life, often means taking an intentional break from some of the things that trigger reactions you are trying to extinguish or change. You come back to these with a plan for change.
Dissolving is the least emphasized in less dramatic changes. Mindfulness in the moment that an old response is triggered allowing you to implement an if-then plan mostly falls into this role.
Reforming involves changing your self-definitions and self-narratives. You have changed and you need to start thinking about yourself in this changed way. The smoker becomes the non-smoker, etc.
Solidifying is taking the time after you’ve made changes to allow those changes to become habitual. And staying with the change process to correct errors and missteps along the way.
Returning is when you no longer need to watch yourself as closely because you have changed and your new behaviours are habitual. It is sometimes worth doing a bit of a personal ritual to mark this landmark and return to a new normal.