¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 On May 23 I will undergo cervical spine surgery. My risk of severe disablement by continuing spinal compression is much greater than my risk of death or disability from surgery. After surgery and recovery, I will go to some form of “assisted living”, where I expect to continue my writing and cyberspace activity. Currently I have very limited use of my fingers, hands, and arms. Fortunately, I can still keyboard.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 I apologize for my poor correspondence and my too long & complex postings. I highly value what each of your are doing, and have no desire to divert your action. What I have been attempting to offer is an expanded context, that if considered, should greatly improve the successes of our collective ventures. History, and my past decades, has demonstrated the challenges of epistemic shifts. I hope to continue on my mission after recovery, and request that you give my offer some attention.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 I’ve experienced many months of accelerating, severe neuropathy in my arms, hands, and fingers; along with acceleration of my recently discovered (lifelong) “autism”. To top it off, I recently lost all my finger and palm prints – every smooth surface is as slippery as ice. In addition, my arthritic hips and knees make walking more difficult. Fortunately, my loss of short-term memory has plateaued and my higher cognitive functions appear unimpaired.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 I hope to re-engage with you, after recovery. I will continue limited posting on my blog, as my explorations of our Crisis-of-Crises and viable options reveal a need for a fundamental epistemic shift. Many of our consensual, contemporary theories/beliefs about Human Reality are as erroneous as our ideas about Material Reality were before Galileo. For the first time in human history we have the real potential to comprehend our epistemic limits and create a viable process to transcend these limits. We no longer need to just wait for slow epistemic shifts.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 I, or others, can’t design our nu episteme. But we can creatively participate in its emergence. This is essential if we are to survive/thrive coming Earth Changes.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 I will be asking you, and others, to “tithe” a few hours/week to explore – with your adventurist minds – the “nature and limitations” of our current episteme; and how our embedment in this episteme blocks our ability to act sufficiently to survive/thrive our Crisis-of-Crises. Most of everything we do is necessary, but collectively it is not sufficient (from an epistemic perspective) for achieving our collective goals.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 I am not superior to anyone. In compensation for my handicaps (lack of mental imagery and autism), I gained an ability to “discover” some of our epistemic limits (all, which continue to limit me much of the time). However, I have only recently come to comprehend my personal challenges from this perspective. Fragments of my many insights are accessible from within my blog.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 I encourage you to explore some of these fragments, as archaeologists – not as artifacts from a past episteme – but as seeds with the potential of becoming a new biome (contextual episteme). There are many seed insights, but none dominate. None are totally new; what is needed are new patterns connecting the dots.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Their viability depends on their interdependence. Don’t attempt to grok the new episteme (as it isn’t yet determined and is beyond our present competencies). Rather, focus on the new, proposed assumptions – breaks from our old episteme.
For example: the VIABILITY of new proposed actions become possible/practical, only in the context of an integration of new “findings” about human systems.