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Daniel Sheehans

New Paradigm Institute


Defining and Exploring Our Worldviews
The Implications of Extraterrestrial Consciousness
Embracing the Arrival of the COSMIC HUMAN

The Octave of Worldviews and the Philosophical, Theoretical


and Public Policy Implications of Extraterrestrial Contact

Short Summary for This Document


Octave of Worldviews Daniel Sheehan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MLsQQxc-n0

Brief Biography Daniel Sheehan


Daniel P. Sheehan is a Harvard College-trained American Government & Foreign Policy
Scholar, a Harvard Law School-trained Constitutional Trial Attorney and Appellate Attorney
and a Harvard Divinity School-trained expert in the field of Comparative Social Ethics &
Alternative Worldviews.
Over the last forty years, as an attorney, public speaker and university educator, Mr. Sheehan
has helped to expose injustice, protect fundamental rights and elucidate a compelling vision
for the future for our human family in many fields.
In no field has his work in these three areas been more important or more appreciated than in
the controversial yet highly-importantfield of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and its
related field of the UFO Phenomenon.
Attorney Sheehans passion and dedication to this specific issuedespite all of the raised
eyebrows that his interest in this field has occasioned on the part of his professional
colleagues in both the legal field and his role as a university educatorhave placed Daniel
Sheehan at the forefront of some of the most important legal studies and forums in this unique
and important field of human endeavor.
Mr. Sheehan is a forty-five-year member of the State and Federal Bar Associations of the
State of New York and of the District of Columbia and he has been admitted to practice
before the Courts of 28 States.
Source: Contact in the Desert, http://contactinthedesert.com/danielsheehan

Key Excerpt from Daniel Sheehans Biography from His Website

Dan also served as Legal Counsel to Dr. John Mack, the Chair of the Department of Clinical
Psychology at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Mack was a
Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer who, utilizing the scientific methods of medical
psychology, conducted extensive research into the phenomenon of alien abduction. In 1994,
the Dean of The Harvard Medical School called Dr. Mack before a special hand-picked
Faculty Committee and ordered Dr. Mack to "defend" his publication of his book Abduction:
Human Encounters with Aliens. A clear violation of his free speech rights and his status as a
long-tenured Professor at harvard Universityas well as a highly-respected clinicianDan
suucessfully represented Dr. Mack before this committee, and secured his right to academic
freedom.
Dan's work for - and the, later, with - Dr. Mack was not the first time Dan had come into
contact with the issue of the potential of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. In 1977, Dan served as
a "Special Counsel" to the United States Library of Congress' investigation into the existence
of extraterrestrial intelligence that had been expressly requested by then President Jimmy
Carter. Following this work Dan was invited to present a THree-hour, closed-door seminar on
the Theological Implications of Our Contact With Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence to top 50
scientists assigned to The SETI Project (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Given these experiences, Dan was in a unique position to
handle legal issues surrounding the extraterrestrial intelligence debate.
In 2001, Dan was invited to serve as General Counsel to The Disclosure Project, which
coordinated the sworn testimonybefore staff members of the United States Congressby
former U.S. Military Officers, Federal Aviation Administration officials, and NASA
employees attesting to their own direct personal knowledge of Government information
confirming the UFO phenomenon and the belief on the part of important agencies of our
government in the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Dan also served as General
Counsel to the Institute for Cooperation in Space, a U.S. citizens group dedicated to banning
space-based weapons and the development of any weapons intended for offensive use against
potential extraterrestrial civilizations. Dan has, since that time, been invited, on numerous
occasions, a speak on "The Philosophical and Theological Implications of the Human
Discovery of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence at the International UFO Congress and at The
Mutual UFO Network.
More recently, Dan's work has focused on identifying and cultivating non-dialectical,
cooperative models for change. After arriving in Californai, Dan served as the Director of the
New Paradigm Project at Mikhail Gorbachev's State of the World Forum. There he joined
world leaders in examining the obstacles to a new era of sustainable economic and social
organization and development. Through the Romero Institute, Dan is currently working to
establish the New Paradigm Academy, a year-long program that will give young leaders of
the Millennial Generation the tools they need to effectively address global challenges. The
New paradigm Academy will house The Worldview Institute, a think-tank that will utilize an
understanding of human worldviews to apply to the resolution of global political and policy
problems.

Source: Daniel Sheehan Biography, http://danielpsheehan.com/about/biography

Videos by Daniel Sheehan


On the New Paradigm Institute
DANNY SHEEHAN - Kosta Makreas - Disclosure, ET & UFO Contact - New Paradigm
Institute, Dec 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwJF7oVfT5o
DANNY SHEEHAN - COSMIC HUMANITY - NEW PARADIGM INSTITUTE, Oct. 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_nIgWT8VIA
Daniel Sheehan: Understanding Worldview Paradigms, May 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpkNuyHCbuA

On Extraterrestrial Issues
Daniel Sheehan on his UFO Thesis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjyRvuJGqVo
Daniel Sheehan at the Citizens Hearings on Disclosure:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4JbKpD5v4
Robert Perala interviews Daniel Sheehan for Contact in the Desert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH6jA3E1uKM
Daniel Sheehan on RT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RDcppBr4rg

Daniel Sheehans Youtube Channel


Daniel Sheehans youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrShHXCboC6fNzFFTOCCog/playlists

Full Text of the Entire Website - New Paradigm Institute


1. Thesis
It is the belief of the New Paradigm Institute that the Pathway to World Peace is the transition
of adherents to the eight specific Worldviews from their present, often unconscious,
adherence to the Ten Key Component Beliefs of the Lower Manifestation of a given
worldview to their voluntary ascendance to an adherence to the Ten Key Component Beliefs
of the Higher Manifestation of the same worldview NOT along the coercive path of
attempting to convert adherents to one of the eight worldviews to a different worldview let
alone to ONE single unitary Worldview.
Along this path, peaceful cooperation between and among adherents to the Higher
Manifestation of each of the Eight Alternative Worldviews can be effectuated, generating
institutions of cooperation and constructive living among communities and civilizations based
upon all eight different Worldviews.
It is the present belief of The New Paradigm Institute that this pathway exists through the
gateway of The Divine Feminine within the Mode of Spiritual Expression which is generic
to each of the eight individual Worldviews.

We find our planet confronted with the imminent consequences of massive Global Warming,
threatening, within our lifetimes, to inundate literally hundreds of millions of square miles of
our global coastlands with salt water, thereby destroying literally hundreds of trillions of
dollars of business and personal property and the homes of hundreds of millions of people,
thereby generating millions of human refugees. This phenomenon will also result in the
contamination of one-quarter of our planets available, potable drinking water that is
contained in coastal, underground fresh water aquifers. It will also melt (and thereby cast into
the sea) a second one-quarter of our planets presently-available, potable drinking water that
is presently contained in the one-mile-deep polar glacial ice-fields that extend one thousand
miles from the North and South Poles of our planet toward our Equator, thereby not only
eliminating a full one-third of the then-still-remaining potable drinking water available to our
human family but also dramatically altering the salination-level of our oceans, thereby,
altering the under-sea currents which directly effect our global climate-patterns as well as
destroying the plankton in the sea which constitute the very base of the sensitive food-chain
in our seas. On top of all this, there are dozens if not hundreds of nuclear power plants along
coastlines throughout the world that will be compromised as the sea level rises and storms
become more severe.
We also presently find our nation more deeply in debt to other nations and to the
international banking industry than at any time in our nations history while, at the same
time, spending the largest annual military budgets in our nations history, with the lowest
percentage levels of income taxes being paid by the wealthiest 5% of our population and our

corporations since the point in time immediately preceding the 1929 collapse of our entire
global economy.
And, as a direct result of the foreign policies and military policies embraced and pursued by
the American Administrations of George H.W Bush and George W. Bush at the very end of
The Cold War, we find ourselves, as Americans, confronted by the most deeply-felt and
aggressively-demonstrated degree of Anti-Americanism on the part of members of the
radical Islamic Fundamentalist religious community in our entire history, manifesting itself in
the form of the generation of multiple Islamic terrorist cells presently organizing and
arming themselves to launch paramilitary attacks against our nation here at home and against
our nations citizens and interests not only throughout the entire Middle East but, indeed,
everywhere across on the entire planet. These terrorist threats, in turn, threaten the stability
and reliability of our supply of petroleum.which, amazingly perhaps, remains, even today,
our almost exclusive source of domestic energy.
So, one should be VERY interested in precisely what criteria we, as members of the American
Electorate, are going to employ in making our choices from among the various Official
Candidates for the House and Senate who will present themselves to us for each of the seats in
our Congress- and then precisely what criteria we will employ in choosing between the two
Final Candidates offered to us by the two Major Political parties to serve as our
representative?
However, the vast majority of the members of our American Electorate do not, to any
meaningful degree, understand the differences between the Principles, Policies and
Programs that are likely to be espoused by a Candidate whom one might accurately identify
as Liberal and the Principles, Policies and Programs that are likely to be espoused by a
Candidate whom one could accurately identify as Conservative. Nor do we really
understand the differences between the Principles, Policies and Programs that are likely
to be espoused by either of two such Liberal or Conservative Candidates and the
Principles, Policies and Programs that are likely to be espoused by a Candidate who adheres
to the more-recently-encountered Neo-Conservative Worldview or of the Progressive
Worldview. Indeed, we aware totally unaware of the fact that there exist EIGHT entirely
distinct human Worldviews from amongst which one can logically choose in determining
what the Principles, Policies and Programs will be that one wishes to adopt, here in the 21st
Century, by means of which to address and, hopefully, to remedy these, and the other,
national and global public policy problems that will confront us over the next tenyear periodand on through our 21st Century.
Very few Americans can tell which of these alternative Worldviews any particular
Candidate for public office actually espousesIF ANYin attempting to make our choice
between them because virtually EVERY Official Candidate does the very best that he or she
can to convince the members of whichever audience he or she is speaking to at any given
moment that that Candidate adheres to that Worldview- that is the Worldview that is
shared by the majority of the members of THAT particular audience to which he or she is
speaking at the time. In short, virtually ALL Candidates for modern American political office
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attempt to conceal his or her true Worldview from potential votersor, even worse, he or
she insists that he or she does NOT even HAVE ANY specific Worldview at all.so as to
avoid being characterized as being Ideological. He or she always insists, instead, that he or
she will simply always simply strive to do what is the right thing to do in every situation.
So, just TRUST Me! So, just decide whether you LIKE meand whether you think that I
am LIKE you. Dont worry about the fact that you often cant tell WHAT my position is ON
ANYTHING.
Such a reality hardly recommends such a person to hold the most important political
positions in our community, a position in which he or she will be presented with repeated
situations in which he or she will have to make almost immediate and potentially worldaltering decisions. For, without such a Worldview, what criteria might such a person
resort to in making such important and potentially world-altering decisions?
To remedy this serious public policy problem: that so few of the members of our American
Electorate are adequately well-informed as to the precise nature and range of the
Principles, Policies and Programs from amongst which we must choose in order to
effectively address and hopefully to solve the many complex and serious problems that
confront us, as American voters, here at the beginning of our 21st Century.
Attorney Daniel Sheehan, a Harvard College-trained Political Scientist; a Harvard Law
School-trained Constitutional Legal Scholar and a Harvard Divinity School-trained
Comparative Social Ethicist, in the pages of the New Paradigm Institute, will set forth the
TEN Key Categorical Beliefs that go into making up each of the EIGHT Classic
Worldviews that compete daily, in our everyday world, for our conscious (but more-often
un-conscious) loyalty.
These are:
Cosmology (or theory as to the origins of and the presently-functioning operative physical
principles of our physical universe);
Teleology (or theory as to the direction [if any] in which our physical universe is
unfolding and what its ultimate destination is);
Ontology (or theory as to the source and nature of Consciousness and how it evolved
out of apparently inert and impersonal matter);
Epistemology (or theory as to what the means are which we have at our disposal, as
human beings, by means of which we can possibly come to know the answer to such
cosmic questions as these);
Mode of Ethical Reasoning (or methodology be means of which we determine what is
Right and what is Wrong, what is Good and what is Bad or even what is Better
and what is Best from among apparent options presented to us by our universe);
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Philosophy (which is generated by the composite of specific Answers that one determines
for oneself to these previous half-dozen Cosmic Questions);
Political Philosophy (or theory as to how we, as human beings, ought to go about
collectively deciding how to decide what the Principles, Policies and Programs are pursuant to
which we should make our collective community decisions governing how we live
togetherand what the comparative degree of importance is that we should attribute to The
Collective or The Individual);
Theory of Human Psychology (or theory as to how our individual human Mind works in
conjunction with The outside world.);
Mode of Spiritual Expression (or Theological and/or Meta-Physical theory pursuant to
which we as human beings might comport ourselves in the face of The Mystery which is
The Universe and/or its Source); and
Its ultimate Social Form (or particular form and structure that Adherents to each such
Worldview believe ought to be put into place, through the authority of The Collective
Community, in which we, as human beings, should live together in our human communities.)
Urged by a growing number of the participants in President Gorbachevs State of The World
Forum to set forth his personal insights gained from his almost four-decades of direct personal
experience and public service as the person who initiated and supervised more than one dozen
of the most famous private public interest investigations of his Era into matters which are of
central importance to most members of his Generation, Daniel Sheehan was given a private
grant in the Spring of 2006 by a generous benefactress which allowed him to take time
necessary from his busy schedule of public trials, public speaking engagements and radio and
television interviews to set down the details of the most important insights of his past forty
years of legal and public policy experience and to make these details available to the other
members of his Post World War II Generation, and to the members of his sons Millennial
Generation who need to know these facts, now more than ever because their Generation
must now become the new Full-Partners of The Baby Boom Generation in taking up the
challenge of fulfilling the too-long-delayed promises of Western Civilization made to the
people of the world.
The Post World War II Idealist Generation must take immediate concrete steps that will
enable us to succeed, within our lifetimes, to return the leaders of our Western Civilization to
the utilization of an up-dated, or modernized, Natural Law Mode of Ethical Reasoning to
arrive at our collective global public policy-making decisions before the now-immediatelylooming global thermonuclear war simply occurs between China and The United States
leaving us all wondering, in those last dark, final moments of human life on our planet,
whether there was ever a wayfor even for one bright and shining momentwhen this
ultimate tragic end to our entire human experiment might possibly have been avoided.

The successful discernment, identification and public articulation of such an up-dated and
modernized Natural Law Worldview is, then, the ultimate strategic objective of this work.
However, in the spirit of full disclosure and to encourage an equally complete and open
communication on the part of others in their response to the important subjects addressed in
this work, let it be said, at the outset, that Daniel Sheehan believes that there exist eight
entirely separate and distinct Human Worldviews from the perspective of any one of which
the present national and international crisis that presently confronts our world, here in the post
Cold War era, might be perceived and evaluated with complete integrity.
It is our belief that:
1.) The largest and best-educated Generation in the history of our human family (the socalled Baby Boom Generation born during the 21-year period between November of 1942
and November of 1963) IS INDEED a classical IDEALIST GENERATION as such a
Generation is identified and described by Strauss and Howe in their 1991 work;
2.) The second largest and hopefully the newly-best-educated Generation in the entire
history of our human family (the so-called Millennial Generation) born in the final 25-year
period of The 20th Century between 1975 and the Year 2000, will be a classical CIVIC
GENERATION as is identified and described by Strauss and Howe in their work;
3.) The essential issues around which The IDEALIST Generation and The CIVIC
Generation of the 21st Century (Cycle) will coalesce will, indeed, be essentially
SPIRITUAL. This means: Cosmology; Teleology; Ontology; Epistemology; Mode of
Ethical Analysis and Mode of Spiritual Expression;
4.) The 10-year period between 1965 and 1975 in the United States constituted a classical
Spiritual Awakening as identified and described by Strauss and Howe;
5.) It is extremely likely that there is going to occur within the United States (and within
Western Civilization in general) a SECULAR CRISIS of absolutely strategic proportions
in the next few decades which will result from the failure on the part of the Civic
Generation of the 20th Century Cycle to adequately reconstruct the social, political and
economic institutional structures of the United States and Western Civilization (following the
Secular Crisis of the 20th Century Cycle which occurred between 1929 and 1942) to
adequately inculcate within them the essential Spiritual Principles enunciated by the
IDEALIST Generation of the 20th Century Cycle (i.e. THE PROGRESSIVE
GENERATION of The Chautauqua Movement) and as a result of the resistance on the part of
this same Civic Generation to agree to amend these post World War II institutions to
attempt to inculcate within these reconstructed institutions these same Spiritual Principles
when called upon to have done so by the Idealist Generation of the 21st Century Cycle
between 1965 and 1975 during the Social Movement identified as The Sixties;
6.) That this 21st century Secular Crisis is going to take the form of either:
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a.) A resurgence of a radical nativist movement in the United States (such as we experienced
between 1890 and 1929 during The Gilded Era led ideologically by neo- Hegelianists and
Neo-Darwinists) which will evolve into a Fascist State such as that experienced in Germany
in the post 1929 events IF the Neo-Cons of the nature of Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and
others remain in political power in the United States which will result in another worldwide
collapse in upon itself of the global Capitalist economic structure and another World War
against the global imperialist Fascist State (this time it being the United States instead of
Germany).
OR
b.) The establishment of a new Northern Industrial Alliance between The G-8 Nations of
NAFTA and the GATT Nations of Europe with RUSSIA against CHINAwhich will result
in a major thermonuclear showdown between China and The West (and Russia) before
2050;
7.) That both of these foreseeable alternative crisis scenarios can be effectively addressed
by:
(a) Establishing the alliance between the Baby Boom Generation 21st Century Cycle
Idealists Generation activists and the Millennialist Generation 21st Century Cycle Civic
Generation activists (which Strauss and Howe have identified as having been successfully
established in each of the preceding five 100-year historical cycles studied in Western
Civilization);
(b) Identifying a common set of Spiritual Beliefs (i.e. pertaining to: Cosmology; Teleology;
Ontology; Epistemology; Mode of Ethical Reasoning and Mode of Spiritual Expression)
which can be commonly adopted with complete integrity by at least a plurality of the 82
million members of the American Baby Boom Generation and by at least a plurality of the 75
million members of the American Millennial Generation;
(c) Devising and putting into concrete operation a massive grassroots public education and
grassroots Congressional District-by-District public organizing and mobilization project
which can effectively tender these specific beliefs to this plurality of American citizens and
mobilize this plurality of American citizens to freely choose and adopt these specific
beliefs; and

(d) Providing to the American People a Political Party Apparatus that will translate this
specific set of spiritual beliefs into concrete Principles, Public Policy Proposals and Public
and Private Programs which will effectively translate these spiritual values into the public
policy of first the United States, then of Western Civilization as a whole.
It is our further belief that:
The deductive structural conclusions of the sociological studies undertaken by Harvard
Universitys long-time Chairman of its Department of Sociology, Dr. Talcott Parsons, and his
student Dr. Ralph Potter, the long-time Chairman of The Department of Comparative Ethics
at Harvard University as these conclusions have been explained and supplemented by
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Daniel Peter Sheehan in his 2005 work entitled: PARADIGM POLITICS: The Clash of
Worldviews and The Remaking of The American Political Order at The End of The Cold War
are in fact correct.
SPECIFICALLY, this means that:
It is our further belief that:
8.) There exist EIGHT distinct human Worldviews pursuant to which adherents to each of
these distinct Worldviews hold a distinctly integrated set of beliefs pertaining to: Cosmology;
Teleology; Ontology; Epistemology and a resultant Philosophy: which, in turn, generate a
specific: Political Philosophy; Theory of Human Psychology; Mode of Ethical Reasoning;
Mode of Spiritual Expression and Social Form;
9.) These eight distinct human Worldviews derive directly from the fact that members of
our human species possess, as an integral function of our human anatomy (within the specific
octave range of vibrational frequency within which our solar system/galaxy arises) eight
distinct biological energy centers within and immediately above our human bodythat, in
turn, generate eight distinct energy fields which surround our physical bodies, each of a
different vibrational frequency (each energy field of which vibrates in sympathetic
resonance with the specific vibrational frequency of the corresponding energy center from
which this energy field originates) and
10.) Each individual human being directly experiences Reality prism-ed through the
distinct complex of the eight contiguous differing energy fields which surround his or her
body;
It is our further belief that:
The subjective structural conclusions of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the 20th Century Jesuit
Paleontologist are also factually correct. SPECIFICALLY, this means that:
11.) There exists objectively a biologically pre-determined ideal:
a.) frequency at which each of the eight human biological energy centers in the human body
should vibrate;
b.) rate of rotation at which each of these eight distinct energy centers within each human
body should rotate; and
c.) angle to the ecliptic at which each of these eight distinct energy centers within each
human body should incline
Which, we believe, would result in each such human being, within whom each of these three
ideal conditions obtained, being an ideal human being who would be able to experience
Reality in an entirely objective manner.
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However:
We believe further that:
12.) Our human species is presently at a point at which virtually every human being presently
dwelling on our Earth is in a state of only partial evolution toward an ideal OMEGA
POINT of human evolution at which each of we human beings will have fully evolved eight
distinct physical senses (one correlating to each of our eight distinct human energy centers)
by means of which eight distinct human physical senses each of us will be able to fully
experience Reality as it objectively is;
13.) That there exists CO-TERMINUS WITH the physical confines of our Universe a
functioning HOLOGRAPHIC PHENOMENON which is naturally drawing up into
Holographic Harmony with The Master Hologram of The Universe each and every substructure of this Hologram (of which we, as human beings, are one such sub-structure.)
We, therefore, believe, further, that:
14.) There is a natural evolutionary teleology functioning entirely physically within our
physical Universe pursuant to which we, as a physical species, will inevitably and
progressively evolve toward that Omega Point at which each and every individual human
being will be perfected So long as we do not physically destroy ourselvesand our planet
before we naturally reach this Perusia.
However:
15.) There are a number of specific physical exercises and physical practices which can be
consciously undertaken by individual human beings during their natural lifetimes which, if
assiduously practiced can and will accelerate that individuals otherwise entirely natural
biophysical stateso that one
(a) increases ones Sixth Sense of Intuition (Pure Reason),
(b) gives one access de novo to ones SEVENTH FACILITY of direct experiential access to
THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS
from which our physical Universe emanated and
(c) gains one direct access to ones EIGHT FACULTY by means of which one begins to
experience life as HOMO DIVINIS.
We believe, further, that:
16.) We, as human beings, are distinguished from previous stages of biological evolution on
our planet, by our evolution of a sixth physical sense (over and above all of our five
traditional physical senses of: touch, taste, smell, hearing and seeing), this being:
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INTELLECTUS (or self-conscious linear thought.) But we believe that there have existed, in
the past and presently exist among us individual human beings who are biological
harbingers of a NEW SEVENTH PHYSICAL SENSE which is a biological physical sense
by means of which these extra-ordinary individual human beings are able to directly
physically experience the holographic BONDING PHENOMENON which constitutes the
MATRIX of the physical Universethus providing these individuals direct access to NONlocal knowledge (both spacial and temporal) of the full contours of REALITY.
These beings we call PROPHETS and their insights and pronouncements (and their
extraordinary physical deeds) are the basis of the Seven Major Human Modes of Spiritual
Expression.
We believe that:
17.) The bio-physically-based Worldview that entails the knowledge of this REALITY is
THE SIXTH PARADIGM WORLDVIEW, which is the Worldview of INTUITION.
We believe that:
Which miracles are also the product of the fact that all eight of their energy centers are
functioning at their perfect-ed vibrational frequency, rate of physical rotation and angle of
inclination.
18.) There exist TWO ADDITIONAL potential human senses or facultiesthese being:
A new biological faculty by means of which each individual human being can potentially
directly experientially access union with THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS out of which our physical Universe emanated,
and
One other new biological faculty the nature of which we do yet know because this
experience is the experience of a new faculty that is the first faculty of the next species into
which we are evolving after we reach perfection as members of the species homo sapien
sapien a species which we identify as HOMO DIVINIS which exists in another octave of
harmonic vibrational frequency ONE FULL OCTAVE HIGHER than the octave within
which our REALITY physically manifests.

2. Crain Brinton & Humanitys most Important Insight


In April of 1968, when I was a First-Year law student at Harvard Law School, after
graduating from Harvard College the year before, at the very height of the Vietnam War
protests on college campuses across our nation, Professor Crain Brinton, the forty-year
Chairman of Harvard Universitys Department of Intellectual History, publicly announced his
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intention to retire at the end of that academic year. He concurrently announced that he was
going to reveal to the Ten Thousand Men of Harvard, in his final public lecture that year,
the most important single human idea which he had ever encountered in his over fifty years
of research in the field of Intellectual History while at at Harvard University.

On the assigned day of his final lecture, several hundred undergraduates, graduate school
students from across the campus and alumni from around the world (who traveled from the far
corners of the world to attend this much-hailed event) crowded into Lowell Hall to which
Professor Brintons Final Lecture had been moved in order to accommodate the expected
overflow crowd of attendees.
Taking the lectern, he looked out across the prestigious crowd which had gathered to hear his
message. He began by reminiscing about the many hundreds of Harvard College graduates
who, long after having graduated from Harvard College and departing from Cambridge for
the far corners of the world, had taken the time to write to him to thank him for having
exposed them, during their undergraduate years at Harvard College, to The Great Ideas of
Man.
He then turned to the task which brought him before that esteemed crowd on that sunlit
springtime morning in 1968:
You have come from far away, and near, to hear my account of what I have concluded to be
The Most Important Single Human Idea that I have ever encountered in my over fifty years
of research in the field of Human Intellectual History here at Harvard. Surprisingly, it has not
been difficult for me to make this determination.
While many thought that the answer would be Human Freedom, or Democracy or even
Human Equality or some such other well-deserving human idea, the answer is, in fact, as
follows:
A hush fell across the waiting crowd. Five hundred faces looked up in anticipation, most of
which he had seen before, across the many years, when they were much younger, but no less
eager to learn.
It is my belief, after all these years, that the greatest and most important single idea which
has occurred to the human mind in the entire recorded history of our species and which
stands, therefore, above all others, as the most cherished and the most esteemed idea of
humankind is this:
He turned solemn and looked up from his notes out into the faces arrayed below and said:
The greatest minds among our human family, from the earliest recoded history, down to this
very day, have recognized the fact that we, today, stand on the very brink of a new step in the
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biological evolution of our human species a step which will differentiate us, as a species,
from homo sapiens as much as homo sapiens were distinguished from homo erectus and
That this step in our biological evolution will take the form of the evolution of a new and
additional biological faculty a biological faculty just like seeing or hearing but
this new faculty will enable us to directly, physiologically experience just as we experience
the physical phenomena of light and sound the physical phenomenon which bonds together
every single ultimately non-divisible unit of matter in the entire physical universe into one,
single, harmonious WHOLE.
And, that, by means of this unique, new physical experience, we each one of us, as
individual human beings no matter what our race, no matter what our gender, no matter
what our place of national origin or our individual religious belief will be able to directly
and experientially know what particular human conduct both individual and collective is
either in direct physical harmony with or is in direct physical dis-harmony to the
NATURAL ORDER OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.
And I am personally convinced that this historical event in all of the history of humankind is
coming to fruition within this very Generation.
He paused. And he looked down upon the young men of The Post World War II Baby
Boom Generation who were gathered before him as his undergraduate class and he said:
And THIS is why I believe that so many of you, in your Generation, have refused to go fight
in this unjust and illegal war.
With this, the entire crowd of Harvard men rose to their feet as one and broke into
spontaneous applause and cheering. Crain Brinton smiled and bowed to his students. He then
closed his notes, turned and silently left the lectern. He died within one month of his
retirement, never having written a word of what he had concluded, never having made another
public statement about this.
But his words live on, in the minds of those hundreds of Harvard College graduates who were
privileged, on that Spring day in 1968, to have been present for that famous lectureand in
the writings and speeches of the greatest minds among our species down through the years.
There has been no more paradigmatic a statement of The Progressive Worldview that I have
ever read or heard.
The unique time, the unique place, the unique audience, the unique speaker and the unique
historical setting in which this statement was made all contribute to making this statement a
very significant piece of evidence in the growing body of evidence which is gradually
establishing the fact that the Moment has arrived, within our very lifetimes, when this Next
Step in the political evolution of our Western Culture is immediately at hand.

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It is truly an Idea Whose Time Has Come, now after all of these longlong years of
waiting in our civilization.
Crain Brintons talk helped inspire and shape the work contained in this website, read on to
learn more.

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3. Worldviews
This page looks at broad-brush characteristics of the seven major worldviews currently embraced by humanity. The upper half of the chart
represents the higher manifestations of the worldviews, the bottom half represents the lower manifestation. The people and ideas referenced
here represent the logical conclusions you would naturally come to as a subscriber to a particular worldview, not necessarily meaning that they
represent that worldview as a whole.
7th Paradigm
Left
Systematists

World
Religion

6th Paradigm
Left Marginalists

5th Paradigm
Left
Middle
Marginalists

4th Paradigm
Middle
Marginalists

3rd Paradigm
Right Middle
Marginalists

2nd Paradigm
Right
Marginalists

1st Paradigm
Right
Systematists

Islam

Christianity

Judaism

Taoism

Animism

Bhuddism, Intuitive
Mysticism

Monism

Theosophy,
Anthroposophy,

Religious
Manifestation

Great
Mystical Deism

White

Brotherhood

Animist
Pythagorian,

Trinitarian,

Platonism, Sufism

Christianity

Shamanism,
Kabalism

Shaolian, Taoism

Psychism

Conservationism

Reactive

Authoritative

Pan

Nelson Mandela,

Modern
Exponent
Social Order

Desmond
Dom Holder

Tutu,

Vaclav

Havel,

Gorbachov

Utopian

Jimmy Carter

Idealistic

Moderationism

Progressive

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Intuitonism

Political Style
Political
Theory

Gaiaism

Rudolph Steiner

Philosophy

Karl Popper

Bertran Russel

Mode
of
Ethical
Reasoning
Deepak

Chopra,

Charan

Kalsa,

Conscious
Evolutionism

Teleology

Stan Grof

Psychology
Epistemology
Ontology

Teresa di Avila

Evelyn Underhill

Ken Wilber

E. Shroediger

Physics
Cosmology

David Bohm

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Faculty
Musical Key
Verb

Soul

ESP

Know

Hear

Smell

Taste

Touch

Am

Will

Communicate

Love

Think

Feel

Act

Solar

Chakras

Function
Form
Matter
Body
Scope

Cosmology
Physics

Plexus

Crown Chakra

Brow Chakra

Throat Chakra

Heart Chakra

Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Root Chakra

Being

Intuition

Communication

Love

Power Assertion

Procreation

Survival

Spirit

Quantum

Subatomic

Atomic

Gaseous

Liquid

Solid

Divine

Monadic

Atomic

Buddhic

Mental

Astral

Physical

Galactic

Interplanetary

Planetary

Continentalist

Nationalistic

Racial

Tribal

Galileo,

Eternal

Copernicus

Oscillation

of

William Stroeger

Keppler

Pythagoras

Einstein

Steven Hawking

Entropy

Newton

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Ontology

John Paul II

Mme. Blavatsky

Plato

Aristotle

Descartes

Johann Fichte

Daniel Dennett

Lucretius

Epistemology

Theology

Philo

Thomas Aquinas

Jung

Psychology
Teilhard

Mode
of
Ethical
Reasoning

Escatology

David Hume

Epicurius

Freud

de

Chardin,

Teleology

Emanuel Kant

Scientific Logical
Max Plank

John Locke

Perfectionism

Charles

Darwin,

Kierkegard

Hegel

Daniel Dennett

Jean Paul Sartre

Nietzsche

Self-Interest

John Stuart Mill,


Hans Kueng

Stoicism

John Rawles

Jeremy Bentham

Dialectical

Philosophy
Political
Theory
Political Style

Deism

Monism

Platonism

Existentialism

Materialism

Materialism

Adam Smith, Karl


Theocracy

Stoic Natural Law

Social Democrats

Democrats

Republicans

Marx

Thomas Hobbes

Theocratic

Progressive

Liberal

Moderate

Conservative

Reactionary

Totalitarian

Senatorial

Social Order

Aristotelianism

City-

Representative

Stateism,

Bicameral

Medieval

Alexandrian

Parliamentarian

Secular

State Capitalism,

Royalism

Philosopher King

Democracy

Monarchism

Communism

Facism

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Modern
Exponent

Samuel
Bryan Hehr

Vaclav Havel

Z. Brzezinsky

Mario Cuomo

Huntington

Henry Kissinger

Richard Perl

State Calvinism

Tribal Voodoism

Medieval
Scholastic
Catholicism,

Religious
Manifestation

Medieval
Catholicism

Occult Theosophy

Pythagorian

Scientific

British

Platonism

Positivism

Angelicanism

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3.1. What makes a worldview?


It is commonly understood that there exist questions in philosophy and physics that are
beyond the scope of our limited human senses and intellect. However, we all come to our own
conclusions to create a self-consistent and complete view of the universe and our place in it.
The way that we answer these unanswerable questions (i.e. How did the universe come into
being? How did life evolve and our consciousness develop?) has a large effect on how we live
our lives and make every day decisions. Recognizing and categorizing these answers allows
us to see the thought processes that resulted in an action or decision. Being aware of other
peoples sometimes vastly different worldviews then allows us to communicate more
effectively and hopefully will lead to more effective decision making as a society.
Pillar Beliefs
The pillar beliefs, or ultimate facts are answers to questions we cannot objectively answer
given our five senses and the faculty of reason and logic. All reasonable people will come to
conclusions on questions such as how did the universe begin? and how did human
consciousness arise? However, as a whole, humanity comes up with a wide and colorful
spectrum of answers to these questions that then inform our everyday decisions and actions.
Defining and categorizing these questions and the spectrum of answers they produce can then
give us great insight into the decisions of others and help communication between people with
vastly different ways of looking at the world. We analyze the pillar beliefs by looking at the
answers to four sets of existential questions:
The Cosmological Question:
How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?

The Teleological Question:


Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
The Ontological Question:
How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
The Epistemological Question:
What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?

Mode of Ethical Reasoning


The methodology be means of which we determine what is Right and what is Wrong,
what is Good and what is Bad or even what is Better and what is Best from among
apparent options presented to us by our universe.

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Philosophy
Generated by the composite of specific Answers that one determines for oneself to these
previous Cosmic Questions.
Political Philosophy: Theory as to how we, as human beings, ought to go about
collectively deciding how to decide what the Principles, Policies and Programs are pursuant to
which we should make our collective community decisions governing how we live
togetherand what the comparative degree of importance is hat we should attribute to The
Collective or The Individual.
Social Order: The particular form and structure that Adherents to each such Worldview
believe ought to be put into place, through the authority of The Collective Community, in
which we, as human beings, should live together in our human communities.
Theory of Human Psychology: Theory as to how our individual human Mind works in
conjunction with The outside world.
Mode of Spiritual Expression: Theological and/or Meta-Physical theory pursuant to
which we as human beings might comport ourselves in the face of The Mystery which is
The Universe and/or its Source.
The vast majority of the members of our American Electorate do not, to any meaningful
degree, understand the differences between the Principles, Policies and Programs that are
likely to be espoused by someone identified as Liberal and the Principles, Policies and
Programs that are likely to be espoused by someone we identify as Conservative.
Beyond the political left and right, there exist seven entirely distinct Worldviews from
amongst which we can possibly choose in determining what the Principles, Policies and
Programs will be that we wish to adopt, here in the 21st Century, by means of which to
address and, hopefully, to remedy national and global public policy problems that will
confront us in the 21st Century.
Finally and perhaps most-importantly very few Americans can tell which of these
alternative Worldviews any particular person for example the Candidate for The Office of
President actually adheres toIF ANYin attempting to make our choice among and
then between them because virtually EVERY Official Candidate does the very best that he
or she can to convince the members of whichever audience he or she is speaking to at any
given moment that that Candidate adheres to that Worldview that is the Worldview that is
shared by the members of THAT particular audience to which he or she is speaking at the
time. In short, virtually ALL Candidates for the modern American Presidency attempt to
conceal his or her true Worldview fro potential votersor, even worse, he or she insists
that he or she does NOT even HAVE anyspecific Worldview.

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Such a reality hardly recommends such a person to hold the most powerful political
position in human history, a position in which he or she will be presented with repeated
situations in which he or she will have to make almost immediate and potentially worldaltering decisions.
For, without such a Worldview, what criteria will such a person employ in making such
important and potentially world-altering decisions?

3.2. Modes of Ethical Reasoning


We define a mode of ethical reasoning as the resultant strategy one adopts as a result of their
understanding of the universe and their place in it. This strategy, or methodology is the
means by which we determine what is Right and what is Wrong, what is Good and
what is Bad or even what is Better and what is Best from among apparent options
presented to us by our universe.

1st paradigm

Since each individual has nothing more than his or her own five physical senses by means of
which to physically perceive Reality and only his or her own personal degree of Intellectual
Acuity by means of which to organize into some strictly relative pattern of meaning these
otherwise disparate pieces of purely physical data, each individual will perceive Reality itself
in accordance with his or her our best selfish interests.
Ultimately, the only meaningful comparable ethical referent is THE DEGREE TO WHICH
EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON IS ABLE TO MAXIMIZE HIS OR HER OWN PERSONAL
PLEASURE AND TO MINIMIZE HIS OR HER OWN PHYSICAL PAIN.
There is no absolute or objective TRUTH. There is no RIGHT. There is no WRONG.
There is simply the exercise of RAW POWER the power to declare what ought to be
CONSIDERED to be the facts in any given situation. And it is perfectly understandable
indeed RIGHT that each individual person attempt to physically or intellectually compel
every other individual to recognize his or her Reality, the Reality that identifies his or her
Maximum Physical Pleasure and his or her Minimum Physical Pain, as THE Paramount
VALUE in the entire Universe.
THEREFORE:
When faced with a given PUBLIC POLICY or COMMUNITY problem, it is perfectly
predictable and, indeed, RIGHT that each individual person would and should
attempt to exploit that particular public problem to MAXIMIZE HIS OR HER OWN
PERSONAL PHYSICAL PLEASURE and to MINIMIZE HIS OR HER OWN PERSONAL
PHYSICAL PAIN.
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Therefore, when confronted with a range of alternative choices that might be made as to
WHAT one ought do to in response to a given Public Policy Problem, one merely selects
that specific choice that one believes (based upon ones own best physical data processed
through ones own intelligence) generates the greatest degree of short-term physical pleasure
to ONES OWN SELF and that generates the least degree of short-term physical pain to
ONES OWN SELF (or, by simple physical extension, the choice that generates the greatest
degree of physical pleasure and the least possible degree of physical pain to ONES OWN
immediate biological family members.)
The adoption of this specific Mode of Ethical Reasoning is the straight-forward rational
product of there being no other referent for Right or Wrong that we, as rational human
beings, are capable of physically EXPERIENCING through our only five physical senses.
And, of course, ones experience is expressly limited to ones biological or physical
experiences that place an absolute limit on the efficacy of attempting to rally individual
human beings to some more abstract, NON physical ethical referent. There simply is no other
such referent. There is certainly no Cosmic referent by means of which any individual
human being is personally capable of directly physically experiencing The Cosmos itself.
Since nothing holds REALITY together in any predictable, reliable system in accordance with
which one can reliably say that any act is either Right or Wrong, I will get MINE and I
will seek to generate an immediate sense of physical security around ME and around MY
IMMEDIATE BIOLOGICAL EXTENSIONS. This is the ONLY true referent for Right
and Wrong that I can directly experience through my five senses.
Thus only Might makes Right. Indeed, Might makes REALITY itself. For there IS no other
REALITY on which we can depend.

2nd paradigm

As a result of this specific Epistemological Belief on the part of Adherents to The Second
Paradigm Worldview, Adherents to this Second Paradigm Worldview believe that, while
every person is capable of articulating his or her own thesis as to what is Real and what is
True and is, therefore, capable of asserting his or her thesis as to what The Facts are
pertaining to any given matter, this thesis will then take its place in the market place of
ideas AND, since this thesis is only relative, other persons (having a different
perspective based upon their different life experiences and different location in relationship
to the facts) will generate an ANTI-thesis (asserting that The Facts are different than those
asserted by the proponent of the thesis).
As a result of the dynamic generated by the bi-polar expanding and contracting of the
physical Universe, this thesis and this ANTI-thesis will struggle in contention with one
another in the market place of ideas and, consisting only of relative truth, each will burn
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away that portion of the others thesis which is NOT true, generating a SYN-thesis made
up of the more truthful portion of each thesis. This synthesis will then become the new
operative THESIS which will take the field in the market place of ideas asserting its
contention as to what The Facts are pertaining to the matter at hand.
It must be understood that TRUTH will NEVER be known to any degree of absolute
certainty by simple human beings. However, through this dialectical process of struggle
between sequential thesis and anti-thesis and then into synthesis and a new Thesis and new
Anti-thesis, our human family will struggle TOWARD the truth concerning The Facts.
The above-described dialectical process characterized by struggle between a relative thesis
and an opposing relative Anti-thesis is The Mode of Ethical Reasoning through which human
beings will progress toward the Right. Right is NOT to be obtained through the mere
imposition of an arbitrary assertion of Fact by the most powerful (as occurs pursuant to the
First Paradigm Worldview) but, rather, through legitimate struggle, pursuant to which the
strictly relatively superior thesis will prevail, leading our human family toward relative truth.
This Mode of Ethical Reasoning is the utilization of The Dialectical Method.
Thus, given the perpetual Oscillating Cosmology of the physical Universe and the strictly
Pre-Determined Teleology of the physical Universe, the only realistic Mode of Ethical
Reasoning that could logically be adopted by an Adherent to The Second Paradigm
Dialectical Worldview would be to yield to the physical tropism of jumping on board one
SIDE or the other SIDE of whatever dialectic one is physically cast into by the physical
Universe or which is physically presented to one by the physical Universe.
Thus Adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview are intensely Fatalistic. That is, they
accept, indeed actively and enthusiastically embrace, whatever the local dialectic happens to
be into which he or she is born. Indeed, they utterly internalize the bona fides of their local
communitys dialectic and become champions of the specific SIDEon to which they were
born.
This is, indeed, the very mechanism of their Mode of Ethical Reasoning. Thus, any and all
choices are governed by the simple principle of Which action best serves MYside in the
dialectical struggle in which my family, my community or my tribe is engaged with The
Ultimate OTHER ?
3rd paradigm

Because of this unique Epistemological Belief on the part of Adherents to The Third
Paradigm Worldview, Adherents to this Worldview employ an equally unique Mode of
Ethical Reasoning. The Mode of Ethical Reasoning employed by Adherents to The Second
Paradigm Worldview is a rigidly dialectical Mode of Ethical Reasoning and from the Mode
of Ethical Reasoning of Adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview who employ a consistent
Mode of Ethical Reasoning which, when faced with a number of alternative action choices by
means of which to respond to a given problem, will always choose that action which merely
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maximizes that persons personal degree of short-term physical pleasure and/or minimizes
that persons personal degree of immediate physical pain.
This unique Mode of Ethical Reasoning employed by the Adherents to The Third Paradigm
Right Middle-Marginalist Worldview is this:
Adherents to The Third Paradigm Right Middle-Marginalist Worldview, when confronted
with a number of optional actions from amongst which to choose by means of which to
respond to a given problem will first: Choose which REALITY they can rationally project
out into the future to be probable and potentially true and they then choose to engage in, or
choose to endorse as better, that particular action which will maximize that REALITY
(which he or she has chosen to make REAL) as though THAT Reality were REAL.
This is an Existential Mode of Ethical Reasoningor a Mode of Ethical Reasoning which
is directed toward making The World into The World which the Adherent to The Third
Paradigm Worldview can rationally project as being potentially EXISTENT.
4th paradigm

When faced with a number of alternative choices from amongst which to select, an
Adherent to the Middle-Marginalist position will always select that choice which generates
the greatest good for the greatest number, the classical Utilitarian choice. They are thus
not ideological. They are pragmatic almost mathematic in their ethical decision-making.
They do not attach metaphysical values to data. They are strictly rational. They are the
Mentants of Frank Herberts DUNE. They are the Dr. Spocks of Gene Rodenberrys
STAR TREK.
5th paradigm

Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview exercise all of the purely scientific criteria of
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview in gathering their data, but, since they hold the
Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, have direct experiential access to the very
real Realm of The Ideal Forms, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview supplement
their data derived from their exercise of Scientific Logical Positivism with an exercise of
Intuition causing them to modify their otherwise purely Majoritarian Utilitarian Mode of
Ethical Reasoning with an Intuitive supplement. This Intuitive supplement causes
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to select options which, while these choices do
generate the greatest good for the greatest number these choices also at the same time
generate at least something for the very least well off. This Fifth Paradigm Liberal Mode
of Ethical Reasoning is discussed, in detail, by Professor John Rawls in his famous work
entitled A Theory of Justice published, in 1972, by Harvard University Press.

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Professor Rawls attributes the adoption of this specific Mode of Ethical Reasoning by
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Liberal Worldview to the influence upon otherwise rigid
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview of The Sixth Paradigm Intuitionist
Worldview.
However, the adoption of the Fifth Paradigm Mode of Ethical Reasoning which attributes
merely a supplemental importance to the data obtained via the human Intuitive faculty is the
product of an entirely distinct Cosmology, Teleology, Ontology and Epistemology
on the part of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview. They attribute a merely
supplemental role to this data NOT as a merely Utilitarian judgment, but, instead, experience
the human Faculty of Intuition as merely supplemental to their otherwise strictly
Intellectual Faculty.
This is because their ONTOLOGICAL Belief informs Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview that we, as human beings, are capable ONLY of imitating the Ideal
Consciousness of The Cosmos, NOT of Being AT ONE WITH the Consciousness of The
Cosmos. For this reason, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm are willing to place ONLY a
supplemental degree of reliance upon the data obtained via this imitation of Ideal
Consciousness.
One will recall that Plato, the ultimate Philosopher of The Fifth Paradigm, places the Ideal
human observer in the position, in his Allegory of The Cave (in his Republic), ONLY inbetween the Fire and the REAL Players, thereby being uniquely capable of recognizing that
the Shadows cast by the Fire upon the wall of the cave are only shadows. But even this
Ideal observer is not the real Player. Therefore, pursuant to the Ontology of The Fifth
Paradigm, even the Ideal human observer is ONLY capable of imitating the conduct of
the REAL Player. So, such an Ideal participant in Reality is ONLY an imitator (an Actor)
and is NOT entitled to have the ABSOLUTE confidence in his judgments which a REAL
PLAYER would have. He is only somewhere in-between a shadow and a Real Player. So,
he should act in moderation on the basis of his perception of The Ideal.
Thus, for the Adherent to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, the Intuitional experience
functions, properly, solely as a supplement to his otherwise entirely reason-based scientific
judgments NOT because an Adherent to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview is nothing more
than a more practical utilitarian (as Professor Parsons asserts) but because he holds a
profound Ontological Belief that his Faculty of Reason holds him forever separate and apart
from the fully-engulfing Intuitive Experience which would allow (or compel) him to give to
this Intuitive Experience the truly Central role in his or her decision-making process.
Functioning as true Utilitarians, Professor Rawls argues, in A Theory of Justice, that some
Adherents to the Fourth Paradigm Scientific Logical Positivist Worldview take into full
account the potential bone fides of the Sixth Paradigm Intuitionists assertions that they, as
human beings, are capable of directly experiencing an other dimension of Reality which
generate bona fide data and, therefore, according to Professor Rawls, some Adherents to The
Fourth Paradigm Worldview simply add in the data obtained by the Adherents to The Sixth
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Paradigm Worldview to the data obtained from their strictly Scientific Logical Positivist
sources as Fourth Paradigm Adherents generating a Hybrid (as distinct from a genuinely
generic) Fifth, Liberal Worldview. However, according to Professor Rawls, Adherents to
The Fifth Paradigm Worlsview do NOT attribute central importance to this Sixth Paradigm
Intuitive data. They treat this Sixth Paradigm data as simply supplemental to the data they
have garnered via their Scientific Logical Positivist Epistemology.
6th paradigm

The distinctive aspect of the Mode of Ethical Reasoning of the Sixth Paradigm Radical
Monist Worldview is that they believe that this FACULTY OF INTUITION (experienced
through the Seventh Chakra) should play a CENTRAL ROLE in each individual human
beings Normative decision-making or as their Mode of Ethical Reasoning.
Substantively, Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview believe that, when faced with a
range of choices to address a given public policy problem, one should choose the form of
human conduct which is most harmonious with the NATURAL LAWS of the physical
Universe. The method(s) which one goes about determining what form of human conduct is,
or is NOT harmonious with NATURAL LAW (and what forms of conduct are expressly
dis-harmonious to NATURAL LAW) are determined by the utilization of the various
Methods of Determining The Facts.
However, the central means which should be employed in making this specific decision is to
resort to ones own personal Intuition.
HOWEVER, Once this factual determination has been made by each individual who is a
member of the community which will be directly effected by the public policy choice chosen,
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview insist that a specific procedural process must
then be employed by means of which The Community ought to determine which choice
among the several available will be chosen. And the utilization of this specific procedure by
means of which to make such an inherently community choice is INTEGRAL to the MODE
of Ethical Reasoning which is advocated by Left- Marginalists.
The proceedure is this:
Every person who is going to be directly or indirectly effected by the public policy choice
which is being made on behalf of the Community must be informed concerning all of the
component elements pertaining to the decision, then be afforded an adequate time period prior
to his or her having to render this decision to educate himself or herself as to what he or she
will need to know to make a fully-prepared choice concerning the matter. Thirdly, every such
person must be given a fair opportunity to express his or her views on the matter and to
attempt to persuade others that his or her view should be adopted by the Community. And
then, finally, every such person who is going to be directly effected by the decision made
must be given the opportunity to VOTE on which specific public policy choice is going to be
chosen by the community.
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This is referred to as a SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC decision-making process. (This process does


NOT require that all such votes be unanimous. Such votes may fairly be determined by a
specific, previously-agreed-upon percentage of the total votes cast or of the total eligible
voting members of the community. This may be a simple majority of one-half plus one; a
plurality; a two-thirds majority, a three-fourths majority or whatever percentage is deemed
fair by a prior agreement reached by the community prior to the undertaking of this vote).
The need to undertake this process for every major public policy choice effecting each
member of the community is the product of a substantive NATURAL LAW PRINCIPLE. So,
to Adherents of the Left-Marginalist Worldview, the utilization of this process is a Natural
Law substantive value in and of itself. In effect, this value dictates that there are instances in
which it is ethically preferable to have NO decision made to address a given public policy
problem which will be enforced upon the individuals in the community (if no single
alternative choice available generates the support of a specific percentage of the community
members) rather than to have a clear choice made which might well solve that specific public
policy problem at issue, but which is actively opposed by (or is not affirmatively accepted by)
a high percentage of the members of the community effected.
Thus, there are two equally-important aspects of the distinctive Mode of Ethical Reasoning
which is believed in by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview. The first, which is
substantive, is that a Natural Law Ethic be employed (and that each individual utilize, as the
central means by which he or she determines whether a given option is harmonious or disharmonious with Natural Law, the Faculty of INTUITION.) The second, which is procedural,
is that the procedure employed by the community to make its collective decision be Social
Democratic (as defined above).
7th paradigm

Every decision made by a systematic Adherent to the Left- Systematist Worldview is made
pursuant to an adherents effort to discern THE WILL OF GOD pertaining to that
decision - that is: to determine (through an exercise of ALL of the methods of determining
the facts [including one of, or both of, the modalities of prayer identified therein]) what
particular choice, from among those which are available to the adherent, is most consistent
with the WILL of The Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness which
enfolded into being the entire physical Universe, which entirely pervades every
micro-milli-meter of this material Universe at every moment, and to which each such
adherent owes his or her very continuing life at that very moment - so as to comport his
perfecting of the Human Familyand which It has intended since the micro-milli-second at
which It enfolded into being this physical Universe.

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8th paradigm

Adherents to The Eight Paradigm Worldview believe that, once one has perfected the
vibrational frequency of each of ALL EIGHT of the human Chakras which are located within
ones own physical body, one should direct ones physical body (and all of ones material and
NON-material vibrational fields) to the task of maintainingor to re-integrating into
symphonic harmony with one another all of the disparate (but would be integrated)
multiples of CONSCIOUSNESS which one finds occurring within the specific time period
of the physically incarnated life into which one finds oneself born into this physical
Universe. These multiples of CONSCIOUSNESS are supposed to be vibrating in
symphonic harmony with one another as stepped whole-number multiples within ONE
OCTAVE of the ONE fundamental wave length of THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR
COSMOS which is occurring within our physical Universe.
Therefore, Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that the ONLY truly ethical
human conduct is conduct which is directed to the task of either bringing into perfect
symphonic harmony ALL Eight of the Chakras within ones own human body or (that
having been already achieved) directing all of ones conscious attention to the task of
maintaining or re-integrating into symphonic harmony with one another all of the
disparate multiples of Consciousness which one finds occurring in ones world during ones
lifetime.
The Eighth Paradigm Cosmology necessarily implies that our physical Universe is filled with
Intelligent, Sentient Life. The Latin root of the word Intelligence is intellectus, the ability
to distinguish the difference between. Intrinsic to The Eighth Paradigm Cosmology,
Intelligent Life exists within each different (i.e. differentiated) band of vibrational
frequencies, indeed, such Intelligent Life is the Conscious organizer of experience
within each such band of vibrational frequencies. Thus, there being other Sentient,
Intelligent Life Forms within our galaxy which have developed technological means of
entering the band of vibrational frequencies in which WE abide is entirely foreseeable,
indeed likely.
Therefore, the fact that we, as human beings, have been encountering other mysterious Life
Forms which seem to come into our World from somewhere else is entirely compatible
with the Cosmological assumptions of The Eighth Paradigm. And it is also entirely
compatible with the Cosmological assumptions of The Eighth Paradigm that these other
Beings would display abilities significantly different from the physical abilities which we
human beings are physically capable of performing, trapped as we are within the simple three
(or four) dimensions of our limited physical experience.

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3.3. The First Paradigm Worldview


Adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview believe that our physical universe began, in a
single moment, with a single Big Bang, that all physical matter was created during this Big
Bang and that the sum total of the matter that was then created is spreading out in an
expanding spatial framework.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that this Big Bang occurred
approximately 14 billion years ago, and that our physical universe is made up of a fixed and
finite number of ultimately-irreducible integers of matter, each one of which was created at
the moment of the Big Bang event.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that every single complex combination of
matter is disintegrating into its smaller constituent, ultimately-indivisible, units of matter.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe, further, that each and every ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter in our entire physical universe is, at the same time, repelling
itself out and away from every other such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our entire
physical universe.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that this contemporaneously-occurring
expansion and disintegration of all matter within our physical universe has been going on
since the very earliest stage of our physical universe, and that this contemporaneouslyoccurring expansion and disintegration will continue to go on up to the point in time at which
every single ultimately-irreducible integer of such matter that exists in the entire physical
universe will stand separate and apart from each and every other such ultimately-irreducible
integer of matter in the entire physical universe.
Crucially, adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that our entire physical universe
will ultimately disintegrate into nothingness, and that our physical universe will continue to
expand out and away for all of eternity thereafter.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that this continued expansion will occur
because there is not enough physical matter in the physical universe to cause the eventual
collapse of the universe into a singularitya reverse Big Bang. The direct physical attraction
that every ultimately-irreducible integer of matter has for each and every other ultimatelyirreducible integer of is not strong enough to overcome the expansion of the universe. Current
data and analysis tells us the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
Because of the belief that there does not exist enough physical matter in our universe to
generate an adequate amount of physical internal attraction to overcome the force that has
been placed upon each integer of matter by the 14 billion years of expansion and
disintegration that each such unit of matter will have undergone, adherents to the First
Paradigm Worldview believe that our physical universe is absolutely irretrievably destined to
its ultimate physical disintegration into absolute nothingness.
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Adherents to this First Paradigm Worldview adhere to an ontological belief that human
consciousness is nothing more than a randomly-occurring, accidental physical
epiphenomenon of the interplay of physical matter and energy.
This ontological belief of adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview is articulated most
eloquently and most persuasively by Daniel Dennett in his popular work
entitledConsciousness Explained and again in his work entitled Darwins Dangerous Idea.
The epistemology and theory of human psychology that adherents of the First Paradigm
Worldview believe in is strictly sensory and materialist. That is, adherents to the First
Paradigm Worldview hold the epistemological belief that we, as human beings, have access to
no greater truth than that which we can experientially see, touch, taste, hear, or smell through
our five physical senses, which together, communicate the total composite of raw materialist
data that we can directly personally physically experience.
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that our human mind functions as nothing
more than the mechanical, random interplay of physical material interacting within our human
brain, generating physical forces that are totally determined by the random interaction of
physical atoms. This specific theory of epistemology and human psychology has been
thoroughly and thoughtfully articulated by Thomas Hobbes.
In its lower manifestation, the First Paradigm Worldview generates the mode of ethical
reasoning of simple dog-eat-dog individualistic self-striving and domination that was
championed by Machiavellis The Prince in 1513.
In its higher manifestation, the First Paradigm Worldview generates the mode of ethical
reasoning of Epicurus from 310 B.C., being the mode of ethical reasoning pursuant to
advocating for one to engage in moderation (insonomia), through the voluntary suppression of
the desire for excess pleasure by observing the traditional virtues of justice, temperance,
courage, beauty, friendship, knowledge, etc., each of which was to be undertaken in
moderation for the purpose of assuring to oneself the good life. Whereas, the good life is
ones personal life experience that is sure and secure in a world of uncertainty, thus being
the only rational course of life.
Because of these combined cosmological, teleological, ontological, and epistemological
beliefs on the part of adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview, adherents, in its lower
manifestation, espouse an essentially pessimistic philosophy, exemplified by Thomas Hobbes.
In its higher manifestation, the First Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in Epicureanism.
The mode of spiritual expression for adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview is strictly
materialist. It only allows for the physical manipulation of the raw physical forces of our
world and universe as a direct function of the chaotic universe by certain shamanically-skilled
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In its lower manifestation, this First Paradigm mode of spiritual expression manifests itself in
the form of shamanism and magic (sometimes in a bad way, for example, as Voodoo, and
sometimes in a good way, for example, in the form of the white magic performed by
animists and practitioners of Wicca). In its higher manifestation, the First Paradigm mode of
spiritual expression manifests itself in the form of panpsychism, espoused by many of the
most preeminent thinkers in western civilization, including Giordano Bruno, G.W. Liebniz,
Arthur Schopenhauer, W.K. Clifford, F.C.S. Schiller, and Alfred North Whitehead. The
higher manifestation of this First Paradigm Worldview is sometimes expressed in the form of
a belief in Gaia, the panpsychic conscious being that is our planet Earth.
In its political philosophy, the First Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in its lower
manifestation in the form of authoritarian autocracy, such as that practiced by barbarian
autocrats, such as Attila The Hun and Genghis Khan in Ancient Asia. In its higher
manifestation, the First Paradigm Worldview expresses itself in the political philosophy of
authoritative monarchy or benevolent despotism, such as the mythical medieval Saxon
kingdom of Camelot by King Arthur and the Knights of his famous Roundtable, in the
indigenous regimes of the Iroquois Confederacy, of King Quetzalcoatl of the Incas in
Teotihuacan, and by King Huitzilopochtli of the Aztecs in Tenochtitlan.
The Paradigmatic Exemplification of The Lower Manifestation of The First Paradigm
Worldview
Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan
The Paradigmatic Exemplification of The Higher Manifestation of The First Paradigm
Worldview
The Great White Roots of Peace (The Iriquois Confederacy), Camelot of King Arthur
[1] For a full explication of this purely materialist explanation of consciousness, see
Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett. See also Darwins Dangerous Idea by Daniel
Dennett.
PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.3.1 The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
The physical universe came into being in one blinding flash that we refer to as the Big Bang.
There is no way for us, as human beings, to tell how or why the physical universe came into
being by means of this Big Bang, or what was going on before the physical universe came
into its physical being, since all we have at our disposal to determine these things are personal
experiences of our five physical senses and our common sense, which only experience things
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The physical universe in which we find ourselves embedded appears, to our five senses and
common sense, to be nothing more than a chaotic collection of a finite number of ultimately
irreducible integers of physical matter. Each such ultimately irreducible integer of physical
matter within this random collection of irreducible units of matter is moving out and away
from every other unit of matter.
Thus, each and every one of these single units of matter that is bonded together with one or
more units of matter to form a combination of matter that is larger than a single quantum field
(units such as a muon, neutron, proton, atom, rock, tree, animal, human being, planet, star,
galaxy, galaxy cluster, or any other combination of matter) is in the active process of
disintegrating into a finite number of ultimately irreducible, individuated quantum fields of
physical matter.
The Big Bang was not a simple explosion that erupted from a physical point at the center of a
physical sphere that was later to constitute our physical universe. Rather, this Big Bang was
the instantaneous manifestation of a physical force that caused every single ultimately
irreducible integer of physical matter in the entire physical universe (i.e., every single such
quantum field) to emit an instantaneous force of repulsion out and away from every other
such quantum field at the exact same instant, thus constituting a universal and center-less
explosion.
The momentum or impetus imparted upon every single ultimately irreducible integer of
matter in the physical universe by this initial Big Bang continues to manifest itself at this very
instant in the expansion of every single quantum field within our physical universe moving
out and away from every other quantum field.
A second force continues to manifest itself at this very instant in the constant atomic
breakdown of each and every element of physical matter in our physical universe into its
ultimately irreducible sub-particles of matter (i.e., into its sub-component constituent quantum
fields) to exponentially multiply the rate of expansion of our universe. When the impetus or
momentum that was imparted upon each of these ultimately irreducible integers of matter at
the moment the Big Bang occurred is spent, every single ultimately irreducible integer of
matter in the entire physical universe will stand separate and apart from every other one.
There will become a point at which each ultimately-irreducible integer of a physical matters
quantum field is far enough away from each other quantum field in the universe that they no
longer affect each other in any meaningful way. These ultimately-irreducible integers will
then continue to move out and away from each other so much so that the universe returns to
being empty, void, and in a state of complete nothingness.
That is, there will be nothing in the entire physical universe except each separate, individual,
and ultimately-irreducible quantum field of physical matter standing apart from each other
and continuing to move out and away from each other into infinity.

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Therefore, the only reality that exists is material reality, and all reality exists only within the
confines of our physical universe. Outside of our physical universe can only be
conceptualized as an infinite and eternal abyss with nothing in it, not even a single quantum
field of physical matter. Such nothingness spreads out and away from the physical confines of
our universe infinitely and eternally.
3.3.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Our physical universe is heading inevitably and inextricably toward a state of nothingness.
There is, therefore, no point, no objective, and no ultimate referent for meaning in our
physical universethere is no meaning, in any ultimate sense, to the physical existence of our
universe.
The universe simply is and, one day, it simply will not be, at least in the form of anything
other than an infinitely-expanding number of effectively unconnected individuated quantum
fields of physical matter, each one having no being other than an entirely unconscious, rocklike, physical being.
We human beings are merely one of the many, completely arbitrary and random physical
confluences of mass and energy. In turn, mass and energy are nothing more than two differing
compositions and densities of randomly-occurring quantum fields that we arbitrarily and
artificially distinguish along a straight-line continuum, ranging from one single quantum field
to the total collective that we call the physical universe.
Like all inanimate and animate material things that occur in our universe completely
randomly, our creation was nothing more than a purely random event (as has been described
accurately by Charles Darwin and Daniel Dennett in On the Origin of Species and
Consciousness Explained respectively).
There is no internally-driven or externally-driven phenomenon within our material universe
that constitutes a rational referent in relationship to the progression of the human species in
any specific teleological direction (e.g., from good to better). Any such postulate is nothing
more than wishful thinking, a mere projection of our own myopic self-centered wish for selfimportance among the billions of non-life forms and other life forms that exist randomly
within our physical universe.
Human beings, like all other life forms observed on our planet, have always been and always
will be self-centered, self-seeking, self-interested, untrustworthy, and entitled to no special
consideration by the universe. Since our coming down out of the trees in our earlier form, we,
as a species, have been and will inevitably remain territorial, predatory, carnivorous,
murderous, and selfish. As a result, life, including human life, is meaningless, barbarous,
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3.3.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Consciousness is nothing more than an arbitrary and meaningless physical epiphenomenon or
function of the specific random interplay of mass and energy of which we and other life forms
are made up. It is merely a kind of physical energy field that just happens to be selfreferential. This specific physical phenomenon is no more unique or important than
phototropism, gravity, light, or the development of chlorophyllto which we, as human
beings, attach no great cosmic import. We attach special importance to this phenomenon of
consciousness merely because we believe that we have more of it than other sentient beings,
thus making us as a species unique in the universe. This, however, is nothing more than selfcentered solipsismstarting out by positing the ultimate premise of the superiority of
consciousness in us, and then, purportedly discovering its uniqueness and importance within
nature.

3.3.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
As human beings, we have nothing more than our five physical senses, to perceive reality, and
our physical intellect, to physically organize this sensorial data intake into physical patterns.
This epistemological conclusion is reality. All else is, once again, wishful thinking on our part
as human beings.
Therefore, reality looks or feels different to each one of us, depending entirely upon what
individuals physically perceive through their five physical senses. Some people have superior
physical senses, superior physical strength, or a superior intellectual faculty.
The best manner one can use to determine the facts (or reality) is recognizing the physical
and mental superiority of those that are most fit and placing that individual person who
possesses the most superior physical strength and the highest degree of intellectual acuity in a
position of authority. One then only needs adopt whatever that superior individual says as
ones own reality.
In a more modern setting, in order to determine what the facts are or what ultimate reality is,
one need only to go to the authority in the field and adopt what they assert to be fact. This
authority is the leader, the chief, or the head of state.
Pursuant to this mode of ethical reasoning, there is a hierarchy of authority, from the lowest to
the highest, ideally with one supreme individual at the apex of authority capable of resolving
all confusion. Those individuals who demonstrate the power to impose their will over all
others will conquer, govern others, and become the leaders, who, in turn, will exercise the
authority to declare what is fact.

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3.3.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

Since each individual has nothing more than his or her own five physical senses to physically
perceive reality and only his or her own personal degree of intellectual acuity to organize
these otherwise disparate pieces of physical data into some strictly relative pattern of
meaning, each individual will perceive reality in accordance with his or her best, selfish
interests.
Ultimately, the only meaningful, comparable ethical referent is the degree to which each
individual person is able to maximize his or her own personal pleasure and minimize his or
her own physical pain.
There is no absolute or objective truth. There is no right. There is no wrong. There is simply
the exercise of raw power to declare what ought to be considered to be the facts in any given
situation. And, it is perfectly understandableindeed rightthat each individual attempt to
physically or intellectually compel every other individual to recognize his or her reality, the
reality that identifies his or her maximum physical pleasure and his or her minimum physical
pain, as the paramount value in the entire universe.
Therefore, when faced with a given public policy or community problem, it is predictable
and, indeed, rightthat each individual would and should attempt to exploit that particular
public problem to maximize his or her own physical pleasure and minimize his or her own
physical pain.
Therefore, when confronted with a range of alternative choices that might be made as to what
one ought do to respond to a given public policy problem, one merely selects that specific
choice (based upon ones best physical data processed through ones intelligence) that one
believes generates the greatest degree of short-term physical pleasure to ones self and that
generates the least degree of short-term physical pain to ones self or, by simple physical
extension, the choice that generates the greatest degree of physical pleasure and the least
possible degree of physical pain to ones immediate biological family members.
The adoption of this specific mode of ethical reasoning is the straightforward, rational
product, which lacks another referent for right or wrong that we, as rational human beings, are
capable of physically experiencing through our five physical senses.
And, of course, ones experience is expressly limited to ones physical experiences that places
an absolute limit on the efficacy of the attempts to rally individual human beings to some
more abstract, nonphysical ethical referent. There simply is no other such physicallyexperiencable referent. There is certainly no cosmic referent by means of which any
individual human being is capable of directly physically experiencing the cosmos.
Since nothing holds reality together in any predictable, reliable system in accordance with
which one can reliably say that any act is either right or wrong, I will get mine and I will seek
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biological extensions. This is the only true referent for right and wrong that I can directly
experience through my five senses.
Thus, only might makes right. Indeed, might makes reality itself, for there is no other reality
upon which we can depend.

3.4. The Second Paradigm Worldview


Located one full step to the left of the right-systemist position along Professor Parsons
Sociological Bar Graph, one encounters the right-marginalist position. Persons who occupy
the right-marginalist position on Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph uniformly
espouse right-marginalist positions on all public policy issues.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview hold the cosmological belief that our universe
has always existed, but that it undertakes a new cycle of its perpetually-oscillating existence
as the result of the manifestation, within a previously homogeneous void of two singularities
(i.e., two distinctive points of voltage differential), one positive and the other negative.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that, immediately following the
manifestation of these two distinct points of voltage differential within the otherwise
homogeneous void, a wave function of energy, in the amount of one electron volt unit, flows
between these two distinct points.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that this wave function of energy
generates a field of discontinuity surrounding its linear pathway through the void. This field
then collapses into the first particle of mass. This first mass generates an even greater field of
discontinuity that surrounds it within the otherwise perfectly homogeneous void. This greater
field of discontinuity then collapses into a second particle of mass. Adherents to the Second
Paradigm Worldview believe that this event replicates itself in an exponentially accelerating
fashion. These first electrons then interact with the first protons to generate a field of
discontinuity around the two particles. These two particles then bond together to form the first
atom, an atom of hydrogen, with one proton and one electron. This process repeats itself until
there are a large number of hydrogen atoms in the void. A smaller amount of helium and trace
amounts of lithium are also created in the initial cosmic furnace.
Adherents to the First and Second Paradigm Worldviews believe that every single more
complex combination of matter (more complex than the smallest, ultimately-indivisible unit
of matter), are ultimately disintegrating into their smaller constituent, ultimately-indivisible
units of matter.
Further, adherents to the First and Second Paradigm Worldviews believe that each and every
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical universe is, at the same time, repelling
itself out and away from every other ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical
universe.
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While adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that this expansion and
disintegration of all matter in the physical universe will continue to go on forever, causing it
to ultimately disintegrate into nothingness. Crucially, adherents to the Second Paradigm
Worldview believe that the expansion of the physical universe will come to a stop. It will
cease to expand, stopping our physical universe from ultimately disintegrating into
nothingness for the rest of eternity. Instead, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview
believe that, after it stops expanding, the physical universe will stand in a state of equipoise
for one brief moment before it begins to collapse upon itself, reintegrating itself back into
particles of mass (electrons, protons, neutrons, compounds, mixtures, all the way back into
planets, stars, solar systems, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, etc.).
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that the physical universes stopping
and collapsing back into physical matter will occur because they believe that there exists
enough physical matter so that the phenomenon of the direct physical attraction of every
single ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our universe to every other such integer of
matter will be strong enough to hold our physical universe together. Because of this specific
belief, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that our physical universe is
irretrievably destined to go through a perpetual physical expansion and contraction.
Importantly, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that this inevitable
contraction of our physical universe will again, inevitably, result in a unique moment in the
timeline of our physical universe at which every ultimately-irreducible integer of matter will
be in direct physical contact with each and every other ultimately-irreducible integer of
matter, thus constituting a single, super-dense singularity in the otherwise entirely
homogeneous void. At this precise point in time, adherents to the Second Paradigm
Worldview believe that this entire process will begin again, starting with a singularity and
carrying itself on through another cycle of expansion and collapse.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview hold the cosmological belief that the expansion
and contraction of the physical universe has been going on eternally and will continue to go
on eternally. Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview have the ontological belief that
human consciousness is an absolutely inevitable, natural, and essential function of the
dialectical interplay between the expansive and contractive forces in our physical universe
between mass and energy. Pursuant to this ontological belief, adherents to the Second
Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that consciousness and human life manifest within each
cycle of the physical universe.
The epistemology and theory of human psychology generated by the Second Paradigm
Worldview is sensory and instinctive. That is, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview
hold the belief that we, as human beings, have access to a greater truth than that which we can
experientially obtain from the total composite of data that we physically experience through
our five senses because we have the added ability, through an exercise of our instinct, to
discern the existence of a basic dialectical pattern within the data and we can project this
dialectical pattern beyond the confines of our five physical senses to ascertain the fact that a
basic dialectical dynamic underlies all physical reality.
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Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that the functioning of our
instincts is a material activity, but it is capable of discerning the existence of more than a mere
random function of the random interplay of purely physical forces in a random universe.
Instead, they believe that we are able, through the exercise of our instinct, to ascertain the
existence of this dialectical pattern that underlies and supersedes the otherwise merely
apparent chaos of an otherwise entirely random universe. This instinctive discernment enables
adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview to know that there exists a dialectical choice
between two available options at each and every juncture of human decision, thereby
providing to us with a psychology of choicea much more satisfactory psychological state of
mind than being mere flotsam of random consciousness in an otherwise entirely chaotic
physical universe.
In its lower manifestation, the Second Paradigm Worldview generates the mode of ethical
reasoning of rigid dialectical competition between equal and opposite forces. This generates
Hegelian dialectical reasoning. In its higher manifestation, the Second Paradigm Worldview
generates the mode of ethical reasoning of Lao Tzu, the author of theTao Te Ching (The Way
and Its Virtue). This is the way of the Tao, the binary dance between only apparent opposites
that are, in fact, simply two aspects of a single, intimately interrelated reality.
Because of these combined cosmological, teleological, ontological, and ethical beliefs on the
part of adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview, the lower manifestation of the Second
Paradigm Worldview generates the philosophy of Hegelian dialectics of simple head-to-head
confrontation, competition, winning and losing in direct interpersonal competition between
equal and opposite forces. This philosophy was championed in the Greek city-state of Sparta
and, in modern times, by both capitalism and communism.
In its higher manifestation, the Second Paradigm Worldview generates the mode of ethical
reasoning of Taoismthe constructive binary dialogue advocated by Lao Tzu. This is the
philosophy that underlies the mythical mountain community of Shangri-La.
The mode of spiritual expression of adherents to the Second Paradigm in its lower
manifestation is fundamentalist and antagonistic. This worldview is manifested in
Manichaeism and other religions that emphasize the absolute centrality of the struggle of the
flesh of the material world against the spirit of the transcendent world, the struggle of ones
own good god against the evil god of ones neighbor, the struggle of righteousness against
sinfulness, the struggle of light against dark. In its higher manifestation, the mode of spiritual
expression of the Second Paradigm Worldview is Taoism.
In its social form, the Second Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in the form of the Spartan
warrior society, such as that of the Ancient societies of Sparta, the Vikings, and in the 20th
century, it was reflected in Nazi Germany in its lower manifestation. In its higher
manifestation, the Second Paradigm Worldview has expressed itself in the social form of
Shangri-La, the mythical, high-mountain, reclusive, idyllic village community in the
Himalayan Mountains governed by a Taoist Monk and immortalized in the first paperback
book printed in the English language, The Lost Horizon.
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[1] Though this process needs to progress through the phases of generating first, nutrinos,
meuons, leptons, quarks, etc.
[2] Thus, so long as one knew the precise amount and angle of force which was physically
directed upon each specific ultimately-irreducible quantum field in the entire physical
universe at any given milli-microsecond, one could predict to an absolute degree of certainty
what action was going to take place in the very next milli-microsecond because this next
action would be totally and completely predetermined by the purely physical forces of the
universe. Indeed, every single action from the beginning of time (within that specific cycle of
the physical universe) could be predicted if one knew all of the physical forces imposed upon
every ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the physical universe at the millimicrosecond of the Big Bang which started that cycle of the universe.
[3] This specific meaning will be discussed below under the topic of a mode of ethical
reasoning.
[4] An issue, which shall be discussed below as a tenant of other worldviews
[5] The Latin root of origin of which is Intellectus: the ability to distinguish the difference
between
[6] This is, of course, the most very basic issue with which philosophers from Aristotle to
Watts discuss in their work.
PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.4.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Adherents to the Second Paradigm, Right-Marginalist Worldview believe that the physical
universe suddenly burst into being at the time of the Big Bang (as do adherents to the First
Paradigm Worldview). They also believe, like the adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview,
that every confluence of ultimatelyirreducible integers of matter in the physical universe is
disintegrating into its constituent component parts, moving outandaway from one another.
However, adherents of the Second Paradigm Worldview differentiate themselves in a
fundamental, indeed categorical, way from adherents of the First Paradigm Worldview.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that the sum total of the finite number
of ultimatelyirreducible integers of matter is adequately large enough for the sum total of the
force of attraction that exists between this finite number of integers of matter to be great
enough to hold these integers in union, thus, not allowing this finite number of
ultimatelyirreducible integers of matter to continue outandaway from one another and the
locus of the Big Bang into nothingness.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview adhere to a cosmological belief in which there
exists a large enough number of ultimately-irreducible integers of matter in the physical
universe to generate an adequate degree of attraction between these integers of matter to come
to a full stop in their previous journey out-and-away from one another so as to cause these
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integers of matter and to remain in a state of perfect stasis for a brief moment. The universe
will then begin contracting due to gravity, and eventually come back to singularitya reverse
Big Bang.
At that moment at which every ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the physical
universe is in immediate direct physical contact with every other ultimately-irreducible
integer of matter, the polarity (direction of the attraction) possessed by each ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter will switch from negative (attracting) to positive (repelling).
Then, each and every ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the physical universe will
immediately repel each and every other ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter. In that
moment, the Big Bang will repeat itself.
As a result of this process, adherents to this Second Paradigm Worldview believe that the
physical universe oscillates between a state of absolute mass and a state of absolute energy
(repeatedly entering into an entirely inchoate state immediately after reaching each state of
total energy) eternally, generating two generations of stars, galaxies, planets, atoms, and
people during every two-stroke cycle of the universe. This is the oscillating cosmos
cosmology, distinct from the entropic (dissipating) cosmology of the First Paradigm
Worldview.

3.4.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding? If there is, what
is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
While the adherents of the First Paradigm Worldview believe that the human species is
basically barbaric, territorial, predatory, carnivorous, and selfish (as long as each individual
being remains entirely unguided by any referent at all within his or her direct physical
experience), adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that a specific teleology
manifests itself within each generation of mass and energy generated within each cycle of our
universe. This teleology is the directional disintegration of mass into energy and the
directional integration of energy into mass (depending upon which specific direction one finds
oneself in: either an expanding or collapsing teleology within a given cycle of the universe).
Thus, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that an individual human
being is able to detect a specific teleology operating on the grand scale of the universe,
moving from a contracted state to an expanded state (i.e. toward energy, during an expansive
generation of the universe), or from an expanded (energy) state to a contracted (massive)
state, depending upon which of the two alternative directions of the universe one is in the
midst of within one given cycle of the universe.
However, the teleological belief of adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview is complete
determinism. That is, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that every action
in the entire history of any given cycle (every action that takes place during the period of time
demarked by one full expansion, starting with a Big Bang, passing through one full expansion
and then collapsing back into one full contraction up to the moment preceding the switching
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of the polarity within that contracted universe) of the physical universe is totally and
completely determined by the physical laws of matter.[2]
3.4.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Pursuant to this worldview, the manifestation of consciousness occurs as an entirely
predictable and naturally-occurring function of the physical universe twice during every twophase cycle of the oscillation of the universe. Thus, according to the ontological belief of
adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview, the manifestation of consciousness is not a
random event. It is, indeed, an entirely predictable organic event within each cycle of the
universe.
To adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview, there needs to be no question of why, as in,
Why is this repeated event of consciousness is occurring? It simply does, but it does so
predictably and in accordance with a specific pattern. Indeed, it is this discerned pattern of the
occurrence and recurrence of consciousnessof human consciousness within the cycles of
the physical universe (like the cycle of the seasons on Earth)which provides meaning in the
universe.
Thereby, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview differ in their most profound beliefs
from adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview, not only as to their cosmological belief, but
also as to their ontological belief.
Thus, the arising of consciousness within the repeated cycling of the physical universe is right
in the sense that it is correct or meaningful given the pattern which is supposed to unfold
during each phase of the physical universe.
3.4.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that a human being is capable of
discerning (beneath and behind the otherwise inherently chaotic and entirely random
cosmology, which adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview actually perceive) a dialectical
order to the physical universean oscillation between opposites, which lends meaning to
human life.[3]
While adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview experience no single unitive
phenomenon which functions within our physical universe to bond every
ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter into a one single harmonious whole[4], adherents to the
Second Paradigm Worldview do hold a belief that each human being, through the function of
the mind (i.e., the exercise of our human intellect[5]), can come to know that the physical
universe oscillates between these two alternative physical states.
This is, indeed, an intellectual extrapolation of the most basic of all human experiences: The
experience of the separateness of each individuated human psyche from the rest of the
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physical universe.[5] This experience of alienation from the ultimate otherness of the rest of
the physical universe is, indeed, the opposite of the experience of self-consciousness. Intrinsic
to the experience of ones self, as separate and apart from the rest of the physical universe, is
the experience of the otherness of the physical universe from ones self. The evolution of our
faculty of the intellect (i.e., the ability to distinguish) is the very source of our selfconsciousness.

If we project this most-deeply and most-intimately experience of all human experiences,


which is at the very core of our being, out onto the physical universe, we can experienceat
the very core of our intellectthe fact that our physical universe oscillates in this exact
mannerfrom a state of absolute energy to a state of absolute mass and back again. Working
intellectually from this core insight, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview (led by
Hegel) have come to the epistemological conclusion that there is an additional faculty by
means of which each human being is able to experience the physical universe so as to derive
this essential additional data about the universe, which differentiates adherents of the Second
Paradigm Worldview from adherents of the First Paradigm Worldview as to their
epistemological belief, as well as their cosmological and their ontological beliefs.

3.4.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

As a result of this specific epistemological belief on the part of adherents to the Second
Paradigm Worldview, adherents believe that, while every person is capable of articulating his
or her own thesis as to what is real and true and is, therefore, capable of asserting his or her
thesis as to what the facts are pertaining to any given matter, this thesis will then take its place
in the market place of ideas and, since this thesis is only relative, other persons (having a
different perspective based upon their different life experiences and different location in
relationship to the facts) will generate an antithesis, asserting that the facts are different than
those asserted by the proponent of the thesis.
As a result of the dynamic generated by the bipolar expansion and contraction of the physical
universe, this thesis and antithesis will struggle in contention with one another and, being only
relatively or partially true, each will burn away that portion of the others thesis which is not
true, generating a synthesis made up of the more truthful portion of each thesis. This synthesis
will then become the new operative thesis, which will take the field in the market place of
ideas, asserting its contention as to what the facts are pertaining to the matter at hand.
It must be understood that truth will never be known to any degree of absolute certainty by
simple human beings. However, through this dialectical process of struggle between
sequential theses and antitheses, converting into synthesis and a new thesis and antithesis, our
human family will struggle toward the truth concerning facts.
The above-described dialectical process, characterized by the struggle between a relative
thesis and an opposing antithesis, is the mode of ethical reasoning through which human
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beings will progress toward that which is right. Right is not to be obtained through the mere
imposition of an arbitrary assertion of fact by the most powerfulas occurs pursuant to the
First Paradigm Worldviewbut rather, through legitimate struggle, pursuant to which the
relatively superior thesis will prevail, leading our human family toward relative truth. This
mode of ethical reasoning is the utilization of the dialectical method
Thus, given the perpetually oscillating cosmology and the predetermined teleology of the
physical universe, the only realistic mode of ethical reasoning that could logically be adopted
by one who adheres to the dialectical Second Paradigm Worldview would be to yield to the
physical tropism of joining one side or the other of whatever dialectic one is physically cast
into by the physical universe or which is physically presented to one by the physical universe.
Thus, adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview are intensely fatalistic. That is, they
accept, indeed, they actively and enthusiastically embrace, whatever the local dialectic
happens to be at their time of birth. Indeed, they internalize the bona fides of their local
communitys dialectic and become champions of the specific opinion they were born into.
This is, indeed, the very mechanism of their mode of ethical reasoning. Thus, any and all
choices are governed by the simple principle: Which action best serves my side in the
dialectical struggle in which my family, my community, or my tribe is engaged with the
ultimate other?

3.5. The Third Paradigm Worldview


Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview hold the cosmological belief that our universe
has always existed. However, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview believe that the
specific physical form that our physical universe will take on, in any given cycle of its
physical manifestation, is the result of the three-way interplay among energy, mass, and mind.
Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview therefore believe that consciousness, energy, and
mass are eternal.
Like adherents to the First and Second Paradigm Worldviews, adherents to the Third
Paradigm Worldview recognize that all matter that becomes physically manifested at the
beginning of time (within each cycle of the universe) is expanding out and away from every
other piece of matter. Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview (along with the First and
Second Paradigm Worldviews) also believe that every complex combination of matter that is
more complex than the smallest, and, therefore, ultimately indivisible unit of matter, is also
disintegrating into their smaller constituent, ultimately-indivisible units of matter.
Furthermore, as with adherents to the First and Second Paradigm Worldviews, adherents to
the Third Paradigm Worldview believe that each and every ultimately-irreducible integer of
matter in our physical universe is, at the same time, repelling itself out and away from every
other such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter. However, while adherents to the First
Paradigm Worldview believe that this expansion and disintegration of all matter in our
physical universe will inevitably continue to go on forever until our universe disintegrates into
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nothingness; and adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that, at the moment in
time at which every single ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the entire physical
universe stands separate and apart from every other such integer of matter in our entire
physical universe, the expansion of our physical universe will inevitably stop expanding out
and away from the original manifestation of matter, stopping our physical universe from
ultimately disintegrating into nothingness and that, after stopping its expansion and
disintegration, our physical universe will stand in a state of equipoise and inevitably begin to
collapse back in upon itself, thereupon reconstituting itself back into singularities, waves of
energy, particles of mass, etc., all the way back into planets, stars, solar systems, star clusters,
galaxies, nebulae, etc.; very crucially, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview believe
that neither of these two alternatively-proposed realities are inevitable or predetermined facts.
Instead, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview believe that whether our physical
universe will expand forever out into nothingness or ultimately stop and collapse back in upon
itself, creating a new cycle of physical existence is strictly the function of an existential
choice that must be made every day by each human being by either lending the power of our
minds directly to holding our physical universe together through an exercise of our existential
hope followed by our existential actions taken in accordance with that existential hope, or by
lending the power of our minds directly to the ultimate disintegration of our physical universe
through embracing despair and engaging in individual and collective human conduct every
day, giving effect to such despair.
Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview adhere to the ontological belief that human
consciousness is an absolute preexisting partner in the eternal interplay between mass and
energy in our physical universe. However, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview do not
attribute any metaphysical or psychic power to this activity on the part of our human mind.
Rather, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview believe that human actions, taken as a
result of existential, intellectual decisions made within our mind in the aggregate, can affect
the material universe, but only through strictly rational and physical actions to physically
effect our existential choices.
Martin Heidegger has clearly articulated this ontological belief on the part of adherents to the
Third Paradigm Worldview in such works as Being and Time (1930) and theIntroduction to
Metaphysics (1953).
The epistemology and theory of human psychology generated by the Third Paradigm
Worldview is strictly sensory and intellectual. That is, adherents to the Third Paradigm
Worldview hold the epistemological belief that human beings have access to a greater truth
than that which we can experientially obtain from the total composite of raw materialist data
directly physically experienced through our own five senses because they believe that human
beings have an additional ability, through the exercise of our human mind (intellect), to
discern patterns within the data that we can then physically discern through the exercise of our
five senses, and which we can then project to intellectually determine a range of possible
alternative realities that constitute real data pertaining to the real world that lies beyond the
direct reach of our five physical senses.
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Indeed, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that the function of the
human mind, while, indeed, an entirely material activity, is more than a random function of
the interplay of physical forces in a random universe. They believe, instead, that human
beings are capable, through the exercise of our mind, to make existential choices governing
our moment-to-moment conduct, and that our existential conduct can constructively alter the
otherwise strictly predetermined dialectical or chaotic pattern. Our physical universe would
then radiate from each juncture of individual human decision, thereby providing to us an
existential psychologya much more satisfying psychological state of mind than being either
mere flotsam of random consciousness in an entirely chaotic physical universe, as adherents
to the First Paradigm Worldview believe us to be, or as mere slaves to an entirely physically
predetermined, eternally-repeating, dialectical existence, as adherents to the Second Paradigm
Worldview believe us to be. This existential psychology is most clearly explained by Swiss
psychologist Ludwig Binswanger in a school of psychology known as Daseinsanalyse,
described in The Foundations and Cognition of Human Existence (1942).
In its lower manifestation, the Third Paradigm Worldview generates the existential mode of
ethical reasoning of John-Paul Sartre. Pursuant to this mode of ethical reasoning, a human
being, faced with the otherwise entirely meaningless world of chaos of the First Worldview or
with the only slightly less meaningless world of a rigid, materialistic, pre-determined,
perpetually recycling, dialectical reality, one basically makes a heroic choice of choosing to
engage in the form of human conduct that one would choose if human life were of supreme
value. This philosophy of existentialism dictates that human beings, invested with intellect
(intellectusthe ability to distinguish the difference between), are capable of choosing to act
as if they possessed free will (the ability to act differently from a form of action that is
imposed upon us by the otherwise predetermined physical laws of the universe).
This philosophy is, at the same time, both heroic and foolish because existentialism is rooted
in an absolute conviction that human beings have no ability to know what absolute reality is.
We are therefore necessarily without any absolute referent in accordance with which to make
absolutely certain normative (norm-driven) choices or judgments. Thus, according to this
philosophy, all judgments made by inherently ignorant human beings must be ultimately
arbitrary. However, rather than have such choices be meaningless as well as arbitrary,
adherents to the lower manifestation of the Third Paradigm Worldview make choices as if
each individual human life were of absolute value and possessing free will (see, e.g. Being
and Nothingness (1956) and Existentialism and Humanism (1948).
The mode of spiritual expression of adherents to the lower manifestation of the Third
Paradigm is Judaism, projecting Yahweh God onto reality as an existential function of the
mind.
In its social form, the Third Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its lower manifestation,
in the form of the nation state, such as the nation state of Israel, the nation state of The United
States, or the nation state of Sweden.

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In its higher manifestation, the Third Paradigm Worldview generates the mode of ethical
reasoning of Immanuel Kant. Pursuant to Kants higher Third Paradigm mode of ethical
reasoning, one will be able to:

Discern, through an exercise of ones mind, the arithmetic, geometric, exponential, or


algorithmic pattern that exists within the physical data that one experientially perceives
directly through the exercise of ones five physical senses.
Project this pattern out into a realm of intellectually-perceived potential realities, beyond
the reach of ones five physical senses. By this means, one ascertains the structure of
several potential, alternative, existential realities, each of which could logically flow
directly from this pattern discerned through the mind.
Make an existential choice to comport ones personal conduct in accordance with one
(among several) of the projected realities, which action comports with one of the
intellectually-possible realities.
Existentially engage in that chosen form of conduct so as to impose upon an otherwise
chaotic or materially predetermined recycling world, ones mindful, meaningful order and
direction (see e.g., Kants Phenomenology of Mind: The Science of The Experience of
Consciousness, 1807, and Naturrecht und Staatswissenshaft im Grundrisse, 1821).

Furthermore, the higher manifestation of the Third Paradigm Worldview is characterized by:

A denial of the ability of an individual to be able to obtain access to ultimate reality


through any combination of his or her five physical senses or through any act of sensuous
intuition
The rejection of any sharp division between faith and knowledge or between imagination
and understanding
The championing of the exercise of mind as the means by which one is able to discern
patterns within the physical data obtained from the universe through an exercise of ones
five physical senses, and by means of which one is able to project these patterns out into a
realm not directly accessible to our five physical senses so as to be able to intellectually
intuit reality beyond that which could be directly experientially accessed through our five
senses
The belief that human beings can, through our actions, guided by mind, impose a direct
effect upon an otherwise chaotic or dialectically predetermined physical universe

The mode of spiritual expression of adherents to the higher manifestation of the Third
Paradigm is Hebrew Cabalism.
In its higher manifestation, the Third Paradigm Worldview has expressed itself in the social
form of Zion, the mythical nation state governed by the wise King Solomon and a Council of
Cabalists.

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[1] That is research conducted by undertaking an analysis of the disparate data gathered in the
field, and then discerning a developing pattern which that raw data generates.
[2] See below a discussion of how this pure speculative reason functions as an additional
epistemological source of human knowledge acquired from a source beyond the physical
sense experience at pp. 149-150.
[3] We will discuss this epistemological assumption of the adherents to the Third Paradigm
Worldview under the topic of epistemology.
[4] See the above discussion of cosmology for Immanuel Kants description of this unique
faculty of mind.

PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.5.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that we live in an inherently chaotic and
entirely random (and therefore meaningless) universe. Adherents to the Second Paradigm
Worldview believe that we live in a perpetually oscillating universe in which all actions are
totally predetermined by purely mechanical physical forces. This oscillating dialectic dynamic
of the second paradigm lends a clear mechanical dialectical dynamic which constitutes at least
some meaning or direction in which one can act, though only in response to some purely
physical predetermined tropism, to an otherwise entirely chaotic and meaningless universe. In
contrast, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview hold the cosmological belief that an
individual, through the exercise of mind, is able to modify the otherwise rigidly-absolute
mechanical dialectical cosmology of the Second Paradigm Worldview, and the otherwise
entirely chaotic cosmology of the First Paradigm Worldview.
Adherents to the Third Paradigm (Right Middle-Marginalist) Worldview hold the
cosmological belief that, through an exercise of mind, each individual human being can
existentially escape from this predetermined or utterly chaotic physical universe, although the
purely physical universe always exists outside of the human mind. The exercise of the human
mind in such a way enables each human being to make choices as though he or she were free.
According to Immanuel Kant, while unavoidably and unalterably conditioned by his or her
physically predetermined talents, specific cultural conditioning, unique personal experiences,
and uniquely conditioned perspective on reality, each human being still possesses some
degree of human freedom from these preconditions to enable each such person to choose
relatively freely between alternative choices, even if those choices are limited by ones
culture, historical time period, and experiences.
The nature of this peculiar degree of freedom is discussed by Kant in his Critique of Judgment
in which he argues (somewhat unconvincingly to some) that an individual human being is
capable of making comparative discernments between what he terms comparative magnum
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and absolute magnum, the former being capable of being discerned through a sensible
experience, but the latter being capable of being discerned through a concept of pure reason,
which conducts the notion of nature to a supersensible substrate (which lies at its basis and
also at the basis of our faculty of thought). As this, however, is great beyond all standards of
sense, it makes us judge as sublime not so much the object, as our own state of mind in the
estimation of it. (Kant, 26)
At one point, Kant warns his followers to beware of supposing that the absolute and even the
comparative better is nothing more than an idea which might more effectively direct and
regulate our purely rational search for empirical knowledge. However, at another point in the
Preface of the Critique of Practical Reason (1788), Kant asserts that he succeeded in showing
that the reality of an unconditioned causehence a source of human freedomcould be
proved by means of an apodictic law of practical reason, thereby constituting the keystone of
an entire edifice of a system of pure (though speculative) reason.[2]
While subject to objectioneven rejectionby adherents to other worldviews, this postulate
categorically distinguishes the cosmology of adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview
from the cosmology of adherents to the First and Second Paradigm Worldviews.

3.5.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding? If there is, what
is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
The unique cosmological belief of adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview generates an
equally unique teleological belief. Looking out upon the otherwise chaotic or purely random
universe of the First Paradigm and the physically predetermined universe of the Second
Paradigm, adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview look over these two different concepts
and tell themselves that, while we as human beings possess no biological means of which we
can, to an absolute degree of certainty[3], sense what reality is absolutely true, we are capable
of choosing (by an exercise of our unique mind[4]) which reality we can mathematically
project as being potentially real. In addition, we are then capable of existentially choosing to
comport our human conduct in accordance with the projected reality rather than remaining a
mere unwilling object, subject to the purely mechanical, predetermined mandates of the
physical universe (either in the form of the chaotic mandates of the universe of the First
Paradigm or in the form of the mechanically, predetermined dialectical mandate of the the
Second Paradigm.)

Through such an act of the assertion of our existential mind, adherents to the Third Paradigm
Worldview believe that we can assert a certain degree of existential human freedom
although, since it is impossible to escape from our preconditioned state of physical
experience, we must make these choices existentiallyknowing that we cannot ever get
outside of our physical conditioning to know, to an absolute certainty, what is actually the
truth.

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The insertion of this added factor of human freedom and choice on the part of adherents to the
Third Paradigm Worldview adds a new dimension of direction to the physical universe, thus,
changing its otherwise chaotic or dialectical and predetermined teleology.
The teleological belief of the Third Paradigm Worldviewour ability to choose a consistent,
rationally-projected reality enables us to live as though our projected (chosen) reality were
trueis distinguished from the teleological beliefs the First and Second Worldviews.

3.5.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Adherents to the First Paradigm Worldview believe that consciousness is a randomlyoccurring, material epiphenomenon of the entirely chaotic interplay between mass and energy
in a chaotic material universe.
Adherents to the Second Paradigm Worldview believe that consciousness is an entirely
predetermined mechanical function of the mechanically-determined physical expansion and
physical contraction of the universe, like physical sparks thrown up by the mechanical
grinding together of two metal balls.
Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview, on the other hand, believe that because they are
capable of accessing a dimension of realty through pure reason, which was not created by the
physical universe, but was instead, created by the mind that there exists a dimension of reality
which has no material existence, but does exist although we have no access while in our
material incarnation, except through mind and then, only as a non-material concept. Since the
human mind appears to have been generated by the physical interaction between purely
physical mass and purely physical energy, it is reasonable to conclude, as a function of pure
reason, that this field of mind (to which we have access purely as a concept through pure
reason) was also generated by the purely physical interaction of all of the mass and energy in
the entire physical universe which has no physical location but is generated by the physical
universelike our mind is generated by our brain.
However, this phenomenon is not physical. It is not part of the cosmology of adherents of the
Third Paradigm. It is, instead, a concept of the mind of our human family, which we know to
be true through pure reason alone, but to which we have no intellectual or physical access in
our material (conditioned) state as human beings. Thus, this super mind is an ontological not a
cosmological phenomenon.

3.5.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
Believing in the power of mind as the foundation of some degree of free will, adherents to the
Third Paradigm Worldview believe that human beings have developed the ability to
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determine facts beyond the reach of five physical sensesnot through access to some as of
yet scientifically unidentified sixth biological human physical sense, nor through some direct
access to a spiritual being beyond the boundaries of the physical universe to which we have
no access in our conditioned material statebut instead through the power of our rational
mind or intellect.
One such exercise of our human intellectual mind is mathematics, by means of which human
beings are capable of, first, discerning patterns, which exist within the material plane we have
direct physical access to through our five physical senses. Secondly, in identifying the
mathematical formula, which exists within this observed physical pattern. Lastly,
arithmetically extrapolating the formula that is mentally beyond our material physical senses
so we can, thereby, determine, through an exercise of mind, additional dimensions of reality,
which exists beyond the capability of our direct physical senses, which, in fact, need no
material existence.
Adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview believe that human beings can do this same
thing in the area of human ideas, specifically, intellectually discerning the pattern within a
given human idea, and then, by intellectually projecting or extrapolating that idea beyond the
realm in which we can presently directly experience it. Again, through the exercise of mind,
we can access realms of knowledge that we could not otherwise access were we to remain
bound to the physical three-dimensional world through our five physical senses.
Drawing upon data obtained from within such a realm of mind, adherents to the Third
Paradigm Worldview hold the epistemological belief that human beings are capable of
making intellectual choices, which would not be otherwise available through the materiallydetermined physical world of our five physical senses.
The ability of our species to impose choices upon the otherwise physically predetermined
world, choices made based upon data discerned from within an intellectually-accessed realm,
which exists beyond the three-dimensional world, constitutes an additional epistemological
source of data which is available to adherents to the Third Paradigm Worldview on the basis
of which they can make their choices in the physical world.
This is, therefore, a distinctive epistemological belief of adherents to the Third Paradigm
Worldview.

3.5.5 Mode of Ethical Reasoning

Because of this unique epistemological belief on the part of the Third Paradigm Worldview,
adherents employ an equally unique mode of ethical reasoning. The mode of ethical reasoning
of the Second Paradigm Worldview is rigidly dialectical, and the mode of ethical reasoning of
the First Paradigm Worldview, employing a consistent mode of ethical reasoning, which,
when faced with a number of alternative action choices to respond to a given problem, will
always choose the action which merely maximizes the personal degree of short-term physical
pleasure and/or minimizes the personal degree of immediate physical pain.
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The unique mode of ethical reasoning of the Third Paradigm (Right Middle-Marginalist)
Worldview is that, when confronted with a number of optional actions to respond to a given
problem will, first, choose which reality they can rationally project into the future to be
potentially (arithmetically) true, and they then choose to engage in, or endorse as better, that
particular action which will maximize that reality as though that reality were real.
This is an existential mode of ethical reasoning or mode of ethical reasoning that is directed
toward making the world into one in which the adherent to the Third Paradigm Worldview
can rationally project as being potentially existent.

3.6. The Fourth Paradigm Worldview


Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief that our physical
universe might have begun as the result of the Big Bang, as is believed by adherents to The
First Paradigm Worldview. On the other hand, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview
believe that our physical universe might have begun as a result of the manifestation of two
singularities within the theretofore entirely homogeneous Void, as is believed by
adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview and that all of the other incremental steps
might have occurred just as they are believed to have occurred by adherents to The Second
Paradigm Worldview, strictly as a matter of pure physical forces. Adherents to The Fourth
Paradigm Worldview also believe that our physical universe might have begun as it is
believed to have begun by adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview, as a function of the
inter-play of Energy, Mass and Mind.
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview believe, simply, that the three conclusions
about the historical origin of the Universe which are firmly held by adherents to The First
Paradigm Worldview, The Second Paradigm Worldview and The Third Paradigm Worldview
constitute three merely different hypothesis as to how our physical universe might have
originated. However, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview are strict empiricists, so
they are, therefore, willing to positively affirm only those portions of any one of these (or
other) hypothesis as can be positively confirmed through the compilation and analysis of
physical data which they can measure, weigh, taste, touch, smell, see or hear (though
adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview DO allow their five physical senses to be
magnified or extended through mechanical technology). Adherents to The Fourth
Paradigm Worldview are willing solely to hypothesize as to further aspects of any thesis
beyond the limited physical data which can be confirmed by physical means. And they will
remain open to altering their hypothesis as to how the physical universe came into being to
accord with their future acquisition of any further measurable data. For adherents to The
Fourth Paradigm Worldview are Scientific Logical Positivists. Their Reality is made up
only of facts which they can prove. And they deem as having been proved only those
facts which can be confirmed through means of physical measurement.
Thus, the Cosmology of adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview is a purely physical
Cosmology. Indeed, nothing else is deemed to exist.

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Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The First Paradigm
Worldview, like adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview and like adherents to The
Third Paradigm Worldview, recognize that all matter which was created at The Beginning
of Time (whether this be a de novo beginning or simply the beginning of a newcycle of the
universe) is expanding, and they, too, believe that every combination of matter more complex
than the smallest unit of matter, are disintegrating (into their smaller constituent, ultimately
NON-divisible units of matter.) And adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview believe,
further, as do adherents to The First, Second and Third Paradigm Worldviews, that every
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical universe is, at the same time, repelling
itself out and away from every other such integer of matter in our physical universe. They
believe that all three of these phenomena are taking place because they can observe and
measure all three of these physical phenomena.
However, while adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview believe that this
contemporaneously-occurring expansion and dis-integration of all matter in our physical
universe has been going on since the very beginning of our physical universe, and that this
contemporaneously-occurring expansion and disintegration will continue to go on forever
causing our physical universe, inevitably to dis-integrate into nothingness; while adherents to
The Second Paradigm Worldview believe that this expansion of our physical universe will
STOP and then begin to collapse back in upon itself, thereupon reconstituting itself back into
complex combinations (waves of energy; particles ofmass etc. re-form planets; stars; solar
systems; star clusters; galaxies; nebulae etc.) and while adherents to The Third Paradigm
Worldview believe that neither of these two alternative options is a pre-determined fact but,
rather, that whether our physical universe will expand forever or will ultimately stop and
collapse back in upon itself is the function of an existential choice which is being made every
day by individual human beings by our either lending the power of our mind to the holding of
the universetogether through an exercise of our existential hope combined with our existential
actions taken in accordance with that hope, or our lending the power of our mind to the
ultimate disintegration of our universe through our embracing of despair and our then
engaging in conduct every day that gives this despair effect adherents to The Fourth
Paradigm Worldview believe that any one of these three alternative hypotheses might well be
true OR that some fourth hypothesis might just as easily be true depending entirely upon
what the most up-to-date physical data is confirms to be true.
In the broad field of Cosmology, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview, therefore,
HAVE NO PRESENT FIXED BELIEF. They simply view the present amount ofphysically
confirmed data which our human family has in our collective possession to be statistically
insufficient to enable our human family to come to any fixed conclusion as to how our
physical universe came into being. The state the Cosmological belief of adherents to The
Fourth Paradigm Worldview is the result of two causes. The first is that, confined by the
present state of our scientific technology, we simply have not yet been physically able to
project our sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching or measuring undertaken by means
of our five physical senses out to the very farthest edge of the expanding universe so as to
experience the physical data which contains the secrets of the physical process which gave
rise to the origin of our physical universe. The second is that, there is a distinct possibility (i.e.
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there is a credible specific hypothesis to the effect that) that our physical universe might
possibly have originated from some kind of entirely NON-physical (NON-material) process.
If this Hypothesis B turns out to be the case, then the scientific technology which is
employed by adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview (technology which is designed
to ascertain and measure ONLY material or physical phenomena) will have no means of
discerning, measuring, or otherwise physically detecting any NON-physical data pertaining
to, or bearing witness to the phenomena of creation until such phenomena generates one or
more physically measurable qualities (in the form of energy or mass). Therefore, the earliest
data which could discerned by adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview would be only
after its manifestation into matter has already happened. Thus, the process of the creation of
matter itself would remain a total mystery to adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview,
effectively invisible, because it exists out beyond thephysical discernment and measurement
of the technological devices developed and fielded by adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Worldview.
Thus, if Hypothesis B proves to be the case, then adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Worldview will never be able to scientifically confirm this fact. They will be able to say
nothing more than: At one moment, nothing was there. And, the very next moment, there it
was (or is.) Anything more would have to remain forever a merehypothesis or a mere
intellectual surmise.
Such a Cosmological Belief would then, of course, bear a great deal of resemblance to the
Cosmological Belief that is adhered to by adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview called
the Big Bang. For that matter, this is the same Cosmological Belief that is adhered to by
adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview with the only slight modification that
adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview adhere to the Cosmological Belief that, rather
than the Big Bang originating simply from nothing, it was The First Singularity which
simply manifested from nothing (from some NON-material dimension) and then a second
singularity (again, from the same NON-material dimension). Then, The First Unit of Matter
(a WAVE FUNCTION OF ENERGY consisting of one electron volt unit) simply
MANIFESTED into Material being, again, out of nothing, and so on. Nor, for that matter, do
adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview maintain that the human MIND is the source
of the first unit of physical matter. Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview maintain,
rather, that Mind is a mere Co-Partner with energy and mass after the human
MIND comes into existence. Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview simply believe
that energy and mass have ALWAYS EXISTED (in the form of an ever-oscillating
Universe, oscillating back and forth between a state of Absolute Energy and Absolute
Mass.) It simply has no beginning.
While adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview adhere to some aspects of the
Teleological beliefs adhered to by adherents to The First, Second and Third Paradigm
Worldviews pertaining to the laws pursuant to which physical matter within our universe
functions in between its origin and the Moment of Ultimate Expansion, adherents to The
Fourth Paradigm Worldview adhere to NO SPECIFIC TELEOLOGICAL BELIEF AS TO
WHETHER OUR PHYSICAL UNIVERSE IS GOING TO GO ON EXPANDING
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FOREVER INTO NOTHINGNESS OR WHETHER IT IS GOING TO COLLAPSE BACK


IN UPON ITSELF, RECREATING THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE. Adherents to The Fourth
Paradigm Worldview maintain that our human family simply does not yet have enough of the
necessary pertinent physical data on the basis of which to make such a factual determination.
As to the Ontological Belief of adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview, adherents
believe that consciousness and human life manifest themselves within the processes of the
physical universe but they have no present set of physical data which enables them to
determine exactly how sentient consciousness came into being out of NON- sentient matter.
So, once again, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview possess no fixed or determined
Ontological Belief. They merely have various hypotheses.
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview because of their lack of any specific Belief in
the fields of Cosmology, Teleology and Ontology are identified almost exclusively by the
Master Identifier of their Epistemology.
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that the only
means which are at our disposal, as human beings, by means of which we can determine
TRUTH are:

(A) the exercise of our five physical senses (reinforced by technology) and
(B) the application of our intellect to the physical data experientially perceived by means of
our five physical senses which has been directly given by actual physicalobjects.
Thus, like adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
explicitly agree that one can intellectually hypothesize as to possible aspects of Reality which
lie out beyond the present actual experience of our five physical senses reinforced by
technology, (even to the point of being able to project certain probableaspects of this
Ultimate Reality). However, unlike adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview, adherents
to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview come to NO conclusions, or even set beliefs, pertaining to
any aspect of Reality which has not yet been actually seen, smelled, touched, tasted, heard,
measured or weighed.
In this regard, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview are similar to adherents to The
Third Paradigm Worldview. However, whereas, due to an overwhelming cosmic frustration
(or Cosmic Angst), adherents to The Third Paradigm Existential Worldview choose to seize
upon one specific intellectually projected Reality as THE Reality which they wish to bring
into being (by means of their existential choice and action) and they then act on that specific
projected Reality as if it were established to be TRUE, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Scientific Logical Positivist Worldview refrain from seizing upon any one specific Reality
and merely project a variety of possiblehypotheses.
When compelled to act upon an element of Reality which remains still beyond their having
measured it, adherents to the Fourth Paradigm Worldview will act in accordance with the
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specific hypothesis which possesses the highest probability projection of being true. This is
done through the application of a process which they identify as Bayhs Theorem. [1]

To the degree to which adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview strictly adhere to their
refusal to come to any explicit conclusion of fact beyond data which has been already seen,
heard, touched, smelled or tasted, this Epistemological Belief has come to be regarded as the
Master Identifier Belief of The Fourth Paradigm Worldview.
Thus, while adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview are quite rarely wrong because
they come to hold specific empirical beliefs on such a limited portion of Reality, adherents to
The Fourth Paradigm, conversely, often miss out on very important aspects of Reality
simply because so many important aspects of genuine Reality presently lie out beyond
empirical physical verification, due to the insufficiencies of our present state of technology.
In its Lower Manifestation, the Fourth Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning of elite Intellectual Majoritarian Utilitarianism. This is a process by means of
which a choice is made between alternative options available by a majority of those
individuals who are deemed to possess an adequately high level of intellectual capacity
and the choice which is usually made pursuant to this Mode of Ethical Reasoning is that
choice which generates the greatest good for that intellectual majority (which is often
[though not always] viewed, by these elite, as providing some ancillary utilitarian trickle
down benefit to those who are intellectually-disqualified from participating in the decisionmaking process.)

In its Higher Manifestation, the Fourth Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of
Ethical Reasoning of Majoritarian Utilitarianism which was espoused by John Stewart
Mill. Pursuant to this Mode of Ethical Reasoning, every choice to be made is made by all
of the individuals who are going to be effected by that choice, and the choice which is made
pursuant to this Mode of Ethical Reasoning is that choice which will generate the greatest
good for the greatest number of those individuals who are directly effected by that choice.
Because of these combined Cosmological, Teleological and Ontological beliefs on the part
of adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview, adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Worldview adhere to the Philosophy of Scientific Logical Positivism, a Philosophy
exemplified, in its Lower Manifestation by ARISTOTLE.
In its Higher Manifestation, this Fourth Paradigm Worldview generates the philosophy of
The Golden Rule of Brotherly Love (Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do
Unto You) espoused by The Christian Social Teachings. This is viewed as being the truly
Utilitarian Salvation Dynamic of the human family, the dynamic of Heart-Felt Human
Affection.

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The Mode of Spiritual Expression of adherents to The Fourth Paradigm is Christian. In its
Lower Manifestation, The Fourth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in the Mode of
Spiritual Expression of Medieval Catholic Logical Scholasticism. In its Higher
Manifestation, The Fourth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in the Mode of Spiritual
Expression of Thomas Aquinas in his latter days of life (Jesus & Marian Christian
Egalitarianism.)

In its Social Form, The Fourth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its Lower
Manifestation, in the form of Continental Federation, such as The Christian Democratic
European Union. In its Higher Manifestation, The Fourth Paradigm Worldview manifests
itself in the Social Form of Continental Christian Social Democracy.
Many have accused Adherents to the Middle-Marginalist Worldview (located at the exact
physical center of Professor Talcott Parsons Sociological Bar Graph) of simply adopting a
neutral (or Agnostic) position on each of the FOUR COSMIC QUESTIONS OF
ULTIMATE FACT and of then adopting a Mode of Ethical Reasoning which
simplymechanically averages the positions taken by all of the other Worldviews, and
thereupon simply back engineering a mechanically reductionist lowest common
denominatorposition as an answer to each of these Four Comic Questions.

However, it is the position of Professor Parsons that Adherents to the Middle-Marginalist


position along his Sociological Bar Graph have done something MOREand at the same
time LESS than simply averaging out the lowest common denominator resulting from an
analysis of the answers provided to these Four Questions by the Adherents to the two
Systemic and the two Marginalist Worldviews.
Rather, Professor Parsons asserts that Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Middle Marginalist
Worldview have generated their own answers to these Four Basic Questions. These
Answers are, however, only Provisional Answers.
THE
PARADIGMATIC
EXEMPLIFICATION
OF
THE
MANIFESTATION OF THE FOURTH PARADIGM WORLDVIEW
MIDEAVAL SCHOLASTIC CATHOLIC CULTURE

LOWER

THE
PARADIGMATIC
EXEMPLIFICATION
OF
THE
MANIFESTATION OF THE FOURTH PARADIGM WORLDVIEW
ARISTOTLEAN GREEK CULTURE

HIGHER

[1] (Set forth Bahys Theorem.)


[2] At the present moment, this position seems to be that: There are numerous locations
within the physically- perceivable physical Universe where matter is dis-appearing into
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Black Holes (into the inside of which our presently-technologically-augmented five


physical human senses cannot gain access. And there are a number of locations within our
presently-physically-perceivable physical Universe where matter seems to be coming into
physical existence. And, thirdly, we have mathematically determined that there must exist a
HUGE quantity of Dark Matter (or Anti-Matter) within our physical Universe. But, at
present we cannot physically see, measure orweigh enough physical Matter within our
physical Universe to convince ourselves that our physical Universe is going to stop expanding
and dis-integrating. So, at present, we tentatively believe that our physical Universe is
heading toward chaos. (So, for the moment, we in the Middle will support those who
believe in the First Paradigm Worldview.)
[3] This specific Mode of Ethical Reasoning is set forth under the rubric of The Fourth
Paradigm Mode of Ethical Reasoning.
PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.6.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
While often publicly professing to believe in the classical Theist Cosmology because it is the
useful (utilitarian) thing to do in a culture in which the majority of people espouse this belief,
adherents to the MIDDLE-MARGINALIST position along Professor Parsons Sociological
Bar graph do not really believe in such an Emanationist Cosmology in which:
(A) Every point of space outside of the physical boundaries of our physical universe is filled
by an infinite & eternal sea of undifferentiated Consciousness;
(B) This Consciousness also pervades every unit of matter within the physical Universe;
(C) The infinite & eternal sea of undifferentiated consciousness can alter our universes
natural laws of physical science in response to prayers; and
(D) Every single human being is capable of achieving direct conscious access to the infinite &
eternal sea of undifferentiated consciousness through the act of prayer.
However, they are not certain that something like this is NOT going on - even if they cannot
rationally determine what the something is.

Conversely, Adherents of the MIDDLE-Marginalist position are NOT entirely convinced that
every single ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the physical Universe is simply
expanding out-and-away from every other such integer of matter in the Universe into ultimate
nothingness resulting in there being no meaning whatsoever to any act other than insofar as
that act generates the most immediate short-term material physical gratification of the
biological needs of ones own personal self and ones own immediate family.

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However, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview suspect that this might be true
even if they do not wish to admit this to themselves or to the public.
Therefore, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Middle-Marginalist Worldview do not stand
with those who take (what the Middle-Marginalists perceive to be) such IDEOLOGICAL,
or Extreme, positions on these Four Cosmic Questions of Ultimate Fact and adopt, in
practice, a merely provisional position on the Cosmological Question as to the existence of,
or non-existence of this Infinite & Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness which is
the source of the physical Universe as well as refraining from taking any fixed position as to
the Answer to any of the other three Cosmic Questions which might provide them with a
consistent Worldview.
INSTEAD OF believing in, or attempting to comport their conduct in accordance with, any
specific Cosmological Belief Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Middle-Marginalist
Worldview operationally adopt whatever THEORY is PRESENTLY supported by the latest
scientific data ascertained solely by our five human senses (amplified or enhanced by our
human technology) and then processed though our human intellect. This conduct generates a
position on the issue of Cosmology which is fundamentally different from simply averaging
the data provided by the Cosmological Answers espoused by the two Systemic Worldviews
and the two Marginalist Worldviews.

Thus, Adherents to The Middle Marginalist Worldview believe in a Cosmology which is the
product of the data gathered solely through an exercise of their five commonly-acknowledged
physical senses and extrapolated by their Intellect. However, such intellectual extrapolation
generates a model of what the physical is beyond that which they can actually see, touch,
taste, feel or smell (enhanced by technology). So, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Worldview do NOT take any position other than an entirely theoretical position as to the
Cosmology of our physical Universe beyond that portion of the Universe which has been
proven by scientifically verifiable means (meaning that data which can be confirmed by
our five human biological senses enhanced by scientifically accepted means of physical
technology).
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm relegate all study outside the known universe to theoretical
sciences. This position on the part of Adherents to the MIDDLE- Marginalist position along
Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph causes Adherents to this Middle-Marginalist
Worldview to be comparatively UNGROUNDED, un-linked to any truly Cosmic referent ,
thus, very much without any over-arching consistent moral and ethical framework.
3.6.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Adherents of the Middle-Marginalist position are not wedded to the Right-Systemist position
that human beings are essentially the same as we have been for hundreds of thousands of
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years: territorial, predatory, selfish, violent, untrustworthy, etc and that our species is
essentially unalterable in this regard.
Nor, however, do Adherents to The Middle Marginalist Worldview believe in the LeftSystemist position that there is some natural phenomenon at work from outside of the
physical Universe which is operating within the physical Universe which will naturally evolve
our human species into a more and more perfect status, both biologically or ethically.
Adherents to this Middle-Marginalist position DO, however, believe that individual human
beings can, through the exercise of their intellect, improve the lot into which they were born
so long as one does not form any firm beliefs based strictly upon intellectually projected
theories beyond those which can be confirmed through direct observation by means of ones
five physical human senses.
Thus, Adherents of this position are vigorous in their advocacy of education and the making
educational opportunities available to ALL persons - regardless of those persons race, ethnic
background, class or place of national origin. But, this educational opportunity must train
persons who receive such education to restrain their beliefs strictly to those which are rational
and scientifically verified. This, indeed, is an absolutely essential aspect of the education to
which Fourth Paradigm Worldview Adherents believe that every person should be entitled
indeed, should be legally-compelled to be subjected to in order to make the world a strictly
rational place.
Pursuant to such an education, Adherents to The Middle Marginalist Worldview believe that
we, as human beings, can influence the teleology of our physical Universe by inserting our
rational conduct into the physical Universe to alter the otherwise natural physical events of
the Universe which are otherwise governed by the physical laws of science. The criteria to
determine what human action we will insert into the otherwise natural Teleology of the
physical Universe are, by an Adherent to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview, strictly rational
actions in accordance with the Mode of Ethical Reasoning which is generated by a strictly
rational judgment.[3]
3.6.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Aristotle represents the Philosopher of The Fourth Paradigm Worldview. Aristotles
discussion of perception overlaps with two contemporary debates about consciousness: the
first over whether consciousness is an intrinsic feature of mental states or a higher-order
manifestation of which we are merely vessels; the second concerning the qualitative nature of
experience. In both cases, Aristotles views cut down the middle of an apparent dichotomy, in
a way that does justice to each set of intuitions, while avoiding their attendant difficulties.
With regard to the first issue he argues that consciousness is both intrinsic and higher-order,
due to its reflexive nature. This, in turn, has consequences for the second issue, where again
Aristotle seeks out the middle ground. He is committed against qualia in any strong sense of
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the term. Yet he also holds that the phenomenal quality of experience is not exhausted by its
representational content.

3.6.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
Adherents of the Middle-Marginalist position, like persons who are located on the right side
of Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph are dis-inclined to believe that there is any
method by means of which we, as human beings, can determine any Absolute Truth.
However, unlike the Adherents of the Right-Systemist and Right- Marginalist positions on the
Bar Graph, Adherents of the Middle- Marginalist position will NOT maintain that THERE IS
NO TRUTH OR REALITY (which would mean that we are free to conduct ourselves as
though there were NO TRUTH or that we are free simply to blindly give ourselves over to
some purely mechanical dialectic.)
Like persons who are located on the left side of Professor Parsons Bar graph, Adherents of
the Middle-Marginalist position along the Bar Graph are inclined to go searching for THE
Truth (with an expectation that IT exists out there somewhere). Thus, Adherents of the
Middle-Marginalists position along the Bar Graph endorse the utilitarian tactic of a dialectical
methodology for searching out the Truth (more accurately, perhaps, groping toward the
truth). However, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview do not grant to this
dialectical process an end-game ULTIMATE value (as do Right-Marginialist Dialecticians).
Instead, Adherents to the Middle-Marginalist position on the Bar Graph remain ready and
willing to adjust the truth generated by an attachment to the outcome of a purely dialectical
process to accord with new physically-verifiable scientific data. In the meantime, Adherents
to this Fourth Paradigm Middle Marginalist Worldview are always willing accept a less-thanperfect truth to accommodate the pragmatic needs of the moment at which truth needs to
be determined.
In order to determine this presently-operative Truth, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm
Worldview engage in the intellectual process of Scientific Logical Positivism to determine
The Facts. They systematically gather scientific data, then subject this data to their human
intellect, discerning patterns within this data. They then project out (arithmetically,
geometrically, algorithmically and through calculus) this data to determine how these strictly
physical patterns might project themselves out into the physical realm beyond the parameters
in which we, as human beings, can presently physically discern the presence of these physical
phenomena.
BUT, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Scientific Logical Positivist Worldview confine this
intellectual extrapolation strictly to the realm of theory, and they confine their beliefs strictly
to that portion of the totality of Reality to which they can gain direct physical access through
their five physical biological senses (enhanced by scientifically-verified technology.) Because
of this, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview explicitly and expressly acknowledge
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that they do NOT know everything. Indeed, they expressly acknowledge that, even that
which they profess to know is strictly provisional that is subject to change. All
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview stand ready to amend what they know by
adjusting their knowledge to accommodate new discoveries made through the process of
Scientific Logical Positivist physical research.
Thus, Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview are consistently tentative about their
beliefs, causing every one of their existent Physical World beliefs to be contingent upon the
acquisition of new data and causing every one of their Cosmic Beliefs to be strictly
theoretical.
3.6.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

When faced with a number of choices from amongst which to select, an Adherent to the
Middle-Marginalist position will always select that choice which generates the greatest good
for the greatest number, the classical Utilitarian choice. They are not ideological. They are
pragmatic almost mathematic in their ethical decision-making.
They do not attach metaphysical values to data. They are strictly rational. They are the
Mentants of Frank Herberts DUNE. They are the Dr. Spocks of Gene Rodenberrys STAR
TREK.

3.7. The Fifth Paradigm Worldview


The defining and distinguishing belief of the Liberal Fifth Paradigm Worldview is the fact
that The Liberal Worldview is the first of the Worldviews (moving from the Right to the
Left along Professor Talcott Parsons Sociological Bar Graph) which actually
acknowledges thebona fides of the Intuitive human experience. However, Adherents to the
merely Liberal Worldview grant to this Intuitive Experience nothing more than a merely
ancillary or supplemental role in the ethical decision-making process of our human family.
This belief in the bona fides of the Intuitive human experience as a legitimate category of
experience is the distinctive feature of the Epistemological Belief system of adherents to the
Liberal Worldview which distinguishes the Epistemological Belief from the
Epistemological Beliefs of the Adherents to all of the Worldviews which exist from the
Center to the Right extreme end of Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph. This
Epistemological Belief is a function of the determination on the part of all Adherents to The
Fifth Paradigm Worldview that there does exist a bona fide Intuitive human experience
which gives an individual human being genuine access to an objective dimension of
Reality, so as to legitimatize the inclusion of the data ascertained by means of this
Intuitive Experience as one to be taken into account when making all of ones personal and
public ethical decisions.
The locus of the Fifth Paradigm Left Middle-Marginalist Liberal Worldview, along
the linear Worldview Spectrum, is then, the dividing line between materialists
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However, Adherents to the Liberal Worldview refuse to allow the data accessed by
means of this Intuitive Experience of a human being to play a dominant role in their
decision-making process. Such data is allowed to play merely an ancillary or supplemental
role as compared to the role which is allowed to be played by the data obtained through the
materialist process of Scientific Logical-Positivism (the Mode of Ethical Reasoning of
The Fourth Paradigm Scientific Rationalists.)
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold a Cosmological Belief which is similar to
the the Third Paradigm Worldview Cosmology. Like adherents to The Third Paradigm
Worldview, adherents to Then Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief
that, while our physical universe is made up of real physical matter, this matter takes on its
FORM of specific physical manifestation as a result of the three-way inter-action among
Energy, Mass and MIND.
However, while adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview attribute to the human MIND
only the ability of the Intellect, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview attribute a
specific metaphysical capacity to the human MIND. It is NOT a metaphysical capacity which
is able to directly effect matter (which is a distinctive belief of adherents to The Sixth
Paradigm Worldview). However, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that
we, as human beings, have direct metaphysical access to a unique dimension of Reality
which is an intimate part of their Cosmological Belief.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The First, Second, and Third
Paradigm Worldviews, recognize that all matter which comes into physical manifestation at
The Beginning of Time is dis-integrating into their smaller constituent, ultimately NONdivisible units of matter.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe, further, that each and every such
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical universe is, at the same time,repelling
itself out and away from every other such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our
physical universe.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that there exists, in
a NON-contiguous dimension (the NON-material substance of which vibrates at a frequency
which is an octave higher in its rate of physical vibration than actual material wave
functions of physical energy and material particles vibrate within ourphysical world of
four dimensions) and that it is up and out of this Quantum Realm that our physical
universe manifests.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the further Cosmological Belief that what it
is that determines the form our physical universe will manifest on this physical plane up
and out of this Quantum Realm is the function of two inter-acting phenomena. The first is
the Ideal Form in which all of the aspects of the Universeexist within this NON-contiguous
DIMENSION. And the second is the degree to which a given creative human mind can
access, or conceive of, the sum total of the specific items which exists within this dimension
as close as possible to their Ideal form and then create this specific ideal item here, in
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our physical world of four dimensionswith his or her physical actions having been guided by
his or her vision of this item in its Ideal form in the Quantum Realm (or The Realm
of The Forms) of this Fifth Dimension of Reality.
While this Belief is, at base, an Epistemological belief (pertaining to how one, as a human
being, comes to know certain aspects of Reality), there is a specific Cosmological
dimension to this Belief as well, because adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the
Cosmological Belief that our physical universe is drawn up into physical manifestation, out of
this Fifth Dimension Quantum Realm, as the beginning of a new cycle of the physical
universe in a form which directly manifests THE IDEAL UNIVERSE WHICH EXISTS IN
THE FIFTH DIMENSION to the exact degree to which that IDEAL was grasped,
believed in, AND MANIFESTED THROUGH THE MECHANICAL ACTIVITIES of the
total mass of human beings who lived in the four-dimensional physical world during the
previous cycle of the physical universe. Thus, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview believe that the new Universe (which begins with each new cycle) gets to
begin where the old Universe left off. This is a very distinctive and idealistic
Cosmology.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The Third Paradigm
Worldview, adhere to an Ontological Belief that Human Consciousness is an absolute
eternally-existing PARTNER (with Energy and Mass) in the eternal inter-action between
the Positive and the Negative forces in the physical universe and between Mass and
Energy. However, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview do not attribute any
metaphysical or psychic power to our human Mind to be able to directlyeffect physical matter.
Rather, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that our individual and collective
human actions taken as a result of decisions made through an act of our human Mind guided
by our metaphysical perception of Ideal forms which actually exist in the Fifth Dimension,
taken in their aggregate, can effect the material universe but only through our strictly
normal physical activities.
The Epistemology and Theory of Human Psychology which are generated by The Fifth
Paradigm Worldview are strictly Sensory and Metaphysical but are metaphysical only
with regard to our perception, NOT with regard to our ability to directly effect physical
matter. That is, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological
Belief that we, as human beings, have direct metaphysical perceptual access to a greater
Truth than that which we might otherwise obtain merely from a compilation the total
composite of raw materialist data which we can directly experience through our own personal
FIVE physical senses because adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that, as
human beings, we have the ability, through the exercise of our HUMAN FACULTY OF
INTUITION, to directly metaphysically discern, out beyond the confines of our the personal
experience of our five physical senses, real data pertaining to the IDEAL WORLD
which actually exists in a Fifth Dimension of Reality.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Psychological Belief that the
functioning of our human Mind is more than a mere material activity. It is a metaphysical
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activity as well, since our Mind possesses a faculty of INTUITION as well as


INTELLECT. They believe that we, as human beings, are, therefore, capable, through the
exercise of our faculty of INTUITION, to make metaphysical judgments guiding our
moment-to-moment conduct and that our metaphysically-guided conduct can
constructively alter the otherwise strictly pre-determined dialectical or chaotic pattern in
which our physical universe would otherwise occur at each juncture of human decision
(though these constructive alterations can be undertaken only by traditional mechanical means
by our actions on the strictly physical plane). However, this additional meta-physical
capacity of discernment provided us with an Intuitional Psychology , a much more
satisfactory psychological state of mind than our being simply
(A) a mere flotsam of random consciousness in an entirely chaotic physical universe
(pursuant to The First Paradigm Worldview),
(B) a mere slave to an entirely physically pre-determined, eternally-repeating, dialectical
existence (as is the belief of adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview)
(C) a mere Intellect which has no greater access to aspects of Reality which exist out
beyond the reach of the direct physical experience of our mere five physical senses than that
that which we can calculate through our Intellect by intellectually discerning patterns
within the physical data obtained through the direct experience of our five physical senses and
then projecting these patterns(intellectually) out beyond the immediate physical reach
of our five senses (even our reach amplified by technology).

Instead, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview adhere to a Theory of Human


Psychology pursuant to which we are
(D) Intuitional Beings, possessing a metaphysical faculty of Intuition by means of which
we, as individual human beings, can directly access an additional dimension of REALITY
itself which contains the data of an Ideal Reality which we can then metaphysically
decide to construct, here within our four-dimensional world of space and time.
However, unlike adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview who believe that this additional
faculty of Intuition should play a central role in our human Mode of Ethical Reasoning,
adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that the direct experience which we, as
human beings, experience by means of this additional faculty of Intuition should be
relegated to a merely supplemental role in contributing to our epistemology. This is the
key belief of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview which distinguishes them from the
adherents to ALL Worldviews to their Right (all of whom believe that there is NO
epistemological means which we have at our physical disposal, as human beings, by means
of which we can acquire direct access to Absolute Reality.) This Belief on the part of
adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to the effect that this human faculty of Intuition
should play only a supplemental role in ones determination of facts distinguishes the Fifth
Paradigm Worldview from all Worldviews to their Left, all of whom believe that we have
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direct experiential access to Absolute Reality. And that the Absolute Reality to which we
have directexperiential access as human beings (either through an exercise of our Intuition as
adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview or through an exercise of our Spiritual Facility
as adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview) should be given absolute
CENTRALITY in the process of our making determinations of FACT and in our Mode of
Ethical Reasoning.

Because of these combined Cosmological, Teleological, Ontological,


Epistemological and Psychological beliefs on the part of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview adhere to a Philosophy which is
Idealistic.
In its Lower Manifestation, the Fifth Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning of Plato, this being the IDEALISTIC Mode of Ethical Reasoning. Pursuant to
this Mode of Ethical Reasoning, one merely supplements ones Intellectual projection of the
patterns discerned within the physical data obtained by means of ones five physical senses
by the additional means of a purely Intuitional experience by means of which one
intuitionally accesses THE REALM OF THE FORMS, which is an actual dimension of
Reality though it is not physically contiguous to the four-dimensional physical Reality in
which we dwell. In this REALM resides TRUE Reality, in its IDEAL and PERFECT
form. Utilizing this Ideal Form as ones model, one then undertakes to replicate here,
within our four-dimensional material world, that Ideal form.
In its Higher Manifestation, The Fifth Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of
Theosophy of Alice Bailey, Anne Bessant and Helen Blavatsky. The Mode ofSpiritual
Expression of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm is, in its Lower Manifestation, Hindu. In its
Higher Manifestation, it is Fakir.

In its Social Form, The Fifth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its Lower
Manifestation, in the form of PLATOS REUBLIC, in the Greek City State of ATHENS or in
Alexander The Greats 331 B.C. City of Alexandria in Egypt. In its Higher Manifestation,
The Fifth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in the Social Form of The Hindu Raj.

[1] When two of these otherwise inchoate (i.e. un-manifest) Quantum Fields manifest
themselves (or differentiate themselves) within the otherwise entirely UN-manifest AND
UN-differentiated FINITE FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS in the form of a
SINGULARITY (i.e. a mere voltage differential), there suddenly occursflowing
between these two suddenly existent points a single wave function of Energy. This
single wave function of Energy is the first unit of Matter in the Universe. This is an
Electron Volt Unit.
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[2] Pursuant this Belief, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview engage in a Mode of
Spiritual Expression which holds the belief that, while the Physical Cosmos (being itself a
confluence of Mass and Energy) does possess Consciousness of ITself (in the same
way that we, as human beings being a confluence of Mass and Energy possess
Consciousness), the Consciousnes of The Cosmos remains separate from our
Consciousnesswhile, at the same time, constituting an IDEAL Consciousness which we,
as human beings, can bring our Consciousness into alignment with by IMATATING this
IDEAL Consciousnesslike all Ideal forms within the Realm of The Forms.
[3] Functioning as true Utilitarians, Professor Rawls argues, in his A Theory of Justice, that
some Adherents to the strictly practical Fourth Paradigm Scientific Logical Positivist
Worldview take into full account the potential bone fides of the Sixth Paradigm
Intuitionists assertions that they, as human beings, are capable of directly experiencing an
other dimension of Reality which generate bona fide data and, therefore, according to
Professor Rawls, some Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview simply add in the data
obtained by the Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to the data obtained from their
strictly Scientific Logical Positivist sources as Fourth Paradigm Adherents generating a
Hybrid (as distinct from a genuinely generic) Fifth, Liberal Worldview. However,
according to Professor Rawls, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worlsview do NOT attribute
central importance to this Sixth Paradigm intuitive data. They treat this Sixth Paradigm
data as simply supplemental to the data they have garnered via their Scientific Logical
Positivist Epistemology.
[4] One will recall that Plato, the ultimate Philosopher of The Fifth Paradigm, places the
Ideal human observer in the position, in his Allegory of The Cave (in his Republic),
ONLY in between the Fire and the REAL Players, thereby being uniquely capable of
recognizing that the Shadows cast by the Fire upon the wall of the caveare only shadows.
But even this Ideal observer is NOT THE REAL Player. Therefore, pursuant to
theOntology of The Fifth Paradigm, even the Ideal human observer is ONLY capable of
imitating the conduct of the REAL Player. So, such an Ideal particpant in Reality is
ONLY an imatator (an Actor) and is NOT entitled to have the ABSOLUTE confidence in
his judgments which a REAL PLAYER would have. He is only somewhere in between a
Shadow and a REAL Player. So, he should act in moderation on the basis of his
perception of The Ideal.
PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.7.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Plato is the undisputed Philosopher of the Fifth Paradigm Liberal Worldview. Thus we must
look to Plato for an articulation of the Cosmology of The Fifth Paradigm.
The most significant aspect of Platos Cosmology (which distinguishes his Cosmology from
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the other Worldviews discussed to this point is Platos insistence that there exist two distinct
and NON-Contiguous realms of REALITY.
While Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview projected out an intellectually potential
Realm of Reality and then chose to conduct their human conduct as thoughTHAT potential
Reality were true (thereby existentially making THAT Reality TRUE) and while Adherents to
The Fourth Paradigm Worldview projected out a mathematically probable realm of Reality
which probably exists out beyond our present physical capacity to access this realm of Reality
through our five presently acknowledged physical human senses but then choose to confine
their human conduct strictly to the physical world which they know for certain that is to
the world which they are able to confirm scientifically. Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview hold an Epistemological Belief which sets them apart from Adherents to ALL of
the Worldviews from the center of Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph to its extreme
right which causes Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to hold a fifth categorically
distinct cosmology.

This unique Epistemological belief will be discussed in detail immediately below. However,
for purposes of introducing the unique Cosmology of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview, it will be necessary to simply introduce this Epistemological Belief here.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as a
human species, possess a SIXTH SENSE. This is a Sixth biological human sense like
seeing, hearing, touch, taste and smell by means of which each human being is
capable of directly experiencing the physical phenomenon which bonds together every
irreducible integer of matter (i.e. every single inchoate quantum field) in the entire physical
Universe to every other such inchoate quantum field. In other words, Adherents to The Fifth
Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that there exists within the physical
Universe a REAL phenomenon which is not material (that is, which has no mass and also is
not any form of energy) which bonds together INTO ONE SINGLE UNITARY MONAD
every single solitary individual Inchoate Quantum Field of Matter in the entire physical
Universe.
This NON material phenomenon, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe to be
CONSCIOUSNESS.
In other words, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief
that the physical Universe is made up of TWO essentially distinct phenomena. One is a finite
number of Inchoate Quantum Fields (which manifest in the form of a singularity within the
otherwise entirely undifferentiated FINITE FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS which
constitutes the Netter of the physical Universe. These Inchoate Quantum Fields generate
Energy and Matter.[1]) The interplay of Energy and Matter make up one of TWO
essentially distinct phenomena which make our Universe. The other is the entirely
undifferentiated FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS which constitutes the Netter of the
physical Universe.
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Pursuant to the Cosmological Belief of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, one
Realm of REALITY is the Material Realm of physical matter. This is the three-dimensional
Physical Worldwhich is made up of physical manifestations of Matterwhich make up
all of material reality.
The second Realm of Reality is the Realm of Consciousness an entirely NON-material
Realmbut a Realm which exists just as REAL as the Material Realm of Reality. To
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview however, this is NOT the merely intellectually
projected potential reality of the Third Paradigm Existential Worldview. NOR is this
Cosmology of The Fifth Paradigm Worldview merely the Intellectually Projected,
Theoretically Real Cosmology of The Fourth Paradigm Scientific Logical Positivist
Worldview. This second, NON-material Realm of Consciousness is REAL. It EXISTS! It
is, therefore, directly accessible.
This Realm, Plato argues, is just as real as is the material realm in which every person
plays out his or her day-to-day life of eating, sleeping, working, reproducing and walking
around. Indeed, Plato goes so far as to assert that this Realm of the Forms is, in a very real
way, MORE REAL than the simply material world (comparing the material world to a mere
shadow play cast upon the wall of a cave by the REAL actors and dancerswho exist
inindeed who find their very source of being in this other REALM OF THE FORMS.)
This ancient Greek idea insisted upon by Plato in his Republic indeed foreshadows the
discovery, some 2,300 years later, by Max Planck, Louis de Broglie, Werner Heisenberg and
Neils Borr of the non-material Inchoate Quantum Field out of which all material objects
manifest.
3.7.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Since Adherents to the Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that this other NON Material
Realm actually exists AND since Adherents to this Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that we
human beings Epistemologically possess an explicit biological faculty by means of which we
can directly acquire real knowledge from this other realm, Adherents to this Fifth Paradigm
Worldview hold the Teleological Belief that all human conduct CAN, through the exercise
of GOOD CONSCIOUS HUMAN JUDGMENT, be BROUGHT INTO CONSCIOUS
ALIGNMENT WITH THE IMPLICATE ORDER WHICH ACTUALLY RESIDES IN
THIS OTHER REALM AS AN IDEALLY STRUCTURED PHYSICAL REALITY.
This ideally structured Reality abides in this physically-real Realm of The Ideal Forms to
which adequately well-informed individual human beings can acquire access through
adequate training and can, then, govern their conduct in accordance with the knowledge of
the IDEAL FORM garnered from The Realm of The Forms and can govern others in
accordance with this special knowledge to draw our human culture, more and more, into
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complete alignment with the structure of the Ideal Forms which abide in The Realm of The
Forms.

This elite-governed activity, then, constitutes the teleological dynamic by means of which our
human world will, step-by-step, be drawn into alignment with The Ideal while these TWO
distinct Worlds shall forever remain separate and distinct.

3.7.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that, while human
Consciousness is the product of a purely physical interaction between Mass and
Energy human consciousness has the real ability (NOT just potential and NOT just
theoretical) to become EXACTLY LIKE the IDEAL CONSCIOUSNESS which abides
within the other Realm of The Ideal Forms which must, however, remain forever separate and
distinct from the Material Realm.
Thus, while Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that
human Consciousness IS one and the same WITH the Consciousness which exists as the
cosmological Bonding Phenomenon (or Netter) of the entire physical Universe (therefore
there being no essential difference between the Consciousness of The Cosmos and human
Consciousness, since there is only ONE radically Monistic Reality), Adherents to The
Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold an essentially dualistic Ontology believing that, while human
beings can imitate the Ideal Consciousness of The Cosmos, human beings can NOT share
directly IN the Consciousness of The Cosmos.[2]
3.7.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
As indicated above, it is the unique Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Fifth
Paradigm Worldview which distinguishes Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldviewcategorically from the Adherents to ALL of the Worldviews from the center of
Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph to the extreme right of this Bar Graph. For NONE
of the Adherents from the center to the extreme right of Professor Parsons Sociological Bar
Graph believe that we, as human beings, possess any means by which we can obtain access
to Absolute Reality itself.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that human
beings have access to genuine NON material Realm of Reality which actually Existsto
which we, as human beings, can gain access to definitively REAL data which enables us to
make ABSOLUTE decisions about Reality (as compared to merely relative good decisions
[Second Paradigm decisions], potentially good decisions (Third Paradigm decisions] or
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theoretically good decisions [Fourth Paradigm decisions]). This is the truly distinguishing
characteristic of The Fifth Paradigm Epistemology. It is also the characteristic of The Fifth
Paradigm Worldview which causes Adherents to ALL of the other Worldviews to the right
of this Worldview to view Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview as Fuzzy-Headed,
un-grounded (in physical Reality) and at the same time self-righteous.
3.7.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview exercise all of the purely Scientific criteria of
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview in gathering their data, but, since they hold the
Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, have direct experiential access to the very
real Realm of The Ideal Forms, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview supplement
their data derived from their exercise of Scientific Logical Positivism with an exercise of
Intuition, causing them to modify their otherwise purely Majoritarian Utilitarian Mode of
Ethical Reasoning with an Intuitive supplement. This Intuitive supplement causes
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to select options which, while these choices do
generate the greatest good for the greatest number, these choices also at the same time
generate at least something for the least well off. This Fifth Paradigm Liberal Mode of
Ethical Reasoning is discussed, in detail, by Professor John Rawls in his famous work entitled
A Theory of Justice published, in 1972, by Harvard University Press.
Professor Rawls attributes the adoption of this specific Mode of Ethical Reasoning by
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Liberal Worldview to the influence upon otherwise rigid
Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview of the Mode of Ethical Reasoning adhered to
by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Intuitionist Worldview.[3] In fact, the adoption of the
Fifth Paradigm Mode of Ethical Reasoning which attributes merely a supplemental
importance to the data obtained via the human Intuitive faculty is the product of an entirely
distinct Cosmology, Teleology, Ontology and Epistemology on the part of Adherents to The
Fifth Paradigm Worldview. They attribute a merelysupplemental role to this data NOT as a
Utilitartian judgment, but, instead, because Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, as
distinct from The Sixth Paradigm experience the human Faculty of Intuition, as merely
supplemental to their otherwise strictly Intellectual Faculty.
This is because their ONTOLOGICAL Belief informs The Fifth Paradigm Worldview that
we, as human beings, are capable ONLY of imitating the Ideal Consciousness of The
Cosmos, NOT of Being AT ONE WITH the Consciousness of The Cosmos. For this reason,
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm are willing to place ONLY a supplemental degree of
reliance upon the data obtained via this imitation of Ideal Consciousness.[4]
One will recall that Plato, the ultimate Philosopher of The Fifth Paradigm, places the
Ideal human observer in the position, in his Allegory of The Cave (in his Republic), in
between the Fire and the REAL Players, thereby being uniquely capable of recognizing that
the shadows cast by the fire upon the wall of the cave are only shadows. But even this Ideal
observer is NOT THE REAL Player. Therefore, pursuant to the Ontology of The Fifth
Paradigm, even the Ideal human observer is ONLY capable of imitating the conduct of the
REAL Player.
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So, such an Ideal participant in Reality is ONLY an imitator and NOT entitled to have the
ABSOLUTE confidence in his judgments which a REAL PLAYER would have. He is only
somewhere in between a Shadow and a REAL Player. So, he should act in moderation on
the basis of his perception of The Ideal. Thus, for the Adherent to The Fifth Paradigm
Worldview, the Intuitional experience functions solely as a supplement to his otherwise
entirely reason-based scientific judgments NOT because an Adherent to The Fifth
Paradigm Worldview is nothing more than a more practical Utilitarian (as Professor Parsons
asserts) but because he holds a profound Ontological Belief that his Faculty of Reason holds
him forever separate and apart from the fully-engulfing Intuitive Experience which would
allow (or compel) him to give to this Intuitive Experience the truly Central role in his or
her decision-making process.

3.8. The Sixth Paradigm Worldview


One will remember that Dr. John Rawls, the long-time Chairman of the Department of
Philosophy of Harvard University, identified the Intuitionist School of Justice as the source of
the philosophy which functioned to caveat the otherwise strictly Utilitarian School of Justice
within Western Civilization to generate a School of Justice which Dr. Rawls believed to be
the Liberal School of Justice. However, even Professor Rawls, one of Western Cultures true
philosophical giants of recent history, was unable to identify in meaningfully clear and
concise terms why this Intuitionist School of Justice was not, itself, an adequately-preeminent
School of Thought as to enable IT (in its own right) to be the source of an integrated ethic
which ever rose to a status capable of governing Western Civilization.
Indeed, from direct personal interviews with Professor Rawls, it is clear that, while Professor
Rawls appeared to comprehend the fact that it was some form of Intuitive experience which
constituted the core source of the authority to the Intuitionist School of Justice, Dr. Rawls, as
an Adherent to the Fourth Paradigm philosophy of Scientific Logical Positivism, was not
willing to credit the intuitive experience with being an adequately legitimate category of
human experience to be cited as the key phenomenon when discussing The Intuitionist School
of Justice.
While located next to the Left-Systemist Worldview on Professor Talcott Parsons
Sociological Bar Graph, Adherents to the Left-Marginalists Worldview do NOT assert a
COSMOLOGICAL belief in the existence of an Infinite and Eternal Sea of Un-differentiated
Consciousness existing out beyond the physical parameters of our Physical Universe as the
Source of our Physical Universe as do Adherents to The Left- Systemists Worldview.
The Answer which Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview provide to the
EPISTEMOLOGICAL Question is the Key belief which MOST IMPORTANTLY
distinguishes Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview from the Adherents to all of the
Worldviews located to the right of Middle Marginalists (who reside at The Center of the
Sociological Bar Graph.)

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For, starting with the Left-MIDDLE-Marginalist Liberals, Adherents to the three Worldviews
which are located on the Left half of Dr. Talcott Parsons Sociological Bar Graph all hold a
unique Epistemological Belief that: There exists a biological human faculty which is
operative within each member of our human species which to a greater or lesser degree merits
being granted a direct and active role in ones Mode of Ethical Reasoning and decisionmaking.[2]

However, the answers given by the Adherents to the Left-Marginalist position (to the
Cosmological Question and the Epistemological Question) generate a different Answer to
both of the other two Cosmic Questions, the answers to the four of which determine the
position to be taken by an Adherent to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview on public policy
issues.
This difference in the answers provided by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to
these FOUR QUESTIONS OF ULTIMATE FACT is of ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL
IMPORTANCE to our present undertaking - because these differences generate the
fundamental difference between the public policy positions which will be taken by Adherents
to the Left-Marginalist Position and the positions which will be taken on these same public
policy issues by Adherents to each of the other Worldviews.
The major reason why the public policy positions taken by Adherents to the Left- Marginalist
Worldview will be different from the public policy positions which will be taken by the
Adherents to the Left-Systemist Worldview is that the public policy positions of the Left-Marginalists Worldview will be clearly CONSTITUTIONAL when they are openly proposed
and advocated - IN A CONSTITUTIONALLY- MANDATED SECULAR LEGISLATIVE
SETTING (such as obtains in the United States) while the Public Policy positions which are
taken by Adherents to the Seventh Paradigm (Theistic) Worldview are totally dependent upon
ones believing in the existence of an Infinite Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness as the
Source of The Physical Universe AND as the Source of the NORMATIVE VALUES upon
which one predicates ones public policy choices.
The utilization of such a predicate for the public policy choices which one makes as a public
official (and, therefore, as an Agent of The State) can be argued and, indeed, will be argued
by many to violate the Establishment of Religion Clause of our American Constitution, the
clause which is set forth as the very first provision of the very First Amendment to our
American Constitution. This clause expressly prohibits our Federal Legislature from making
any law respecting an establishment of (state) religion.[3]
What, therefore, are the answers the Sixth Paradigm Worldview provides to the COSMIC
QUESTIONS OF ULTIMATE FACT upon which the platform of the Sixth Paradigm
Worldview rests which distinguish this Worldview from the potentially un-Constitutional
Theistic Seventh Paradigm Worldview?

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And do these answers constitutionally distinguish the Principles, the Public Policies and the
Public and Private Programs which are generated by this Sixth Paradigm Worldview from
answers which are provided to these same FOUR COSMIC QUESTIONS by Adherents to the
Seventh Paradigm Theist Worldview which are constitutionally questionable?
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief that our Physical
Universe has always existed just as do Adherents to The Second, Third and Fifth Paradigm
Worldview and in the same manner that Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview
hold the Cosmological Belief that THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS which emanated our Physical Universe into
material existence has always existed.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Believe that our Physical
Universe expands and contracts, just like the heart of a Living Being, expanding out from a
state of Absolute Mass into a state of Absolute Energy and then back into a state of Absolute
Mass and then back out again into a state of Absolute Energy just as do Adherents to The
Second Paradigm Worldview and Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview.
However, whereas Adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview hold the Teleological
Believe that we, as human beings, can have absolutely no effect whatsoever upon the
otherwise entirely materially predetermined course of events which will take place within
each oscillation of our Physical Universe (all of which are simply re-enacted, over and over
again, throughout all of Eternity in strict accordance with the entirely pre-determined and
unalterable mechanical laws of physics);
whereas Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview hold the Teleological Belief that we, as
human beings, can effect the otherwise entirely materially physically pre-determined events
which are going to occur strictly in accordance with the physically pre-determined physical
laws of our Universe by exercising our Intellect (which Adherents to The Third Paradigm
Worldview believe, as a function of their Epistemological Belief, we possess as the only
additional means which we possess beyond our five physical senses through which can
discern Reality and then make the existential choice to alter the otherwise pre-determined
patterns by means of directly applying physical forces at our disposal to the matter in the
Universe through mechanical means);
and whereas Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that we are capable,
through the exercise of our faculty of INTUITION, to make metaphysical judgments guiding
our every-day conduct and that our conduct can constructively alter the otherwise predetermined dialectical or chaotic pattern our Physical Universe would be in at each juncture
of human decision, but that these constructive alterations can be undertaken only by means of
traditional purely mechanical means by our actions undertaken on the strictly physical and
mechanical plane; Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological
Belief that we, as human beings, possess not only the faculty of meta-physical discernment, or
Intuition (over and above our five physical senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste);
they believe, additionally that we, as human beings, can directly and experientially discern the
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physical phenomenon which bonds together every single ultimately-irreducible integer of


matter in the entire Physical Universe into one, single, harmonic indeed holographic
entity. This is categorically different than the objective metaphysical source of data to which
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe our human Intuition is effectively
directed. Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that the source of data toward
which their faculty of Human Intuition is directed is a set of Ideal Forms of potential material
objects which exists within a Fifth Dimension of Reality (i.e. in The Realm of The Forms)
which Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe exists just outside of our fourdimensional world but which is not contiguous to our four-dimensional world.

Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe, categorically differently, that the source
of data into which one directs the exercise of ones faculty of Human Intuition is the Unified
Field which consists of a physical phenomenon similar to the phenomena of gravity or
magnetism (just as the phenomena of light and sound are directly experientially accessible to
we human beings through our faculties of sight and hearing.) The Unified Field within which
this bonding phenomenon exists and functions is believed by Adherents to The Sixth
Paradigm Worldview to be directly contiguous to our four-dimensional world. Indeed, this
physical phenomenon is believed by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to pervade
our entire four-dimensional world, holding it together. It is, indeed, the glue of our fourdimensional world.
However, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that this Unified Field also
contains substantive data constituting information about every single other ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter in the entire physical universe, data which we human beings are
capable of directly experience by means of our Intuitive faculty.
Moreover, in addition to adhering to this critical Epistemological Belief, Adherents to The
Sixth Paradigm Worldview adhere to the Teleological Belief that, through the exercise of this
same unique additional human physical faculty of Intuition, we human beings are capable of
directly physically effecting every inchoate quantum field of incipient matter which will
manifest itself up and out of the Inchoate Quantum Realm in the form of energy or mass
thereby enabling every individual human being to potentially directly physically alter
Reality by means of his or her intentional direction of human intention toward said inchoate
quantum fields.
THIS is an absolutely unique Teleological feature of The Sixth Paradigm Worldview[1].
Further, in the same manner in which Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the
belief that we human beings, as individuated confluences of mass and energy, manifest
consciousness, they hold the Ontological Belief that our Monistic Physical Universe is itself
conscious. In effect, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that thoroughly
pervading the total of mass and energy which together make up THE MONAD which is our
Physical Universe, there exists an entirely non-material field of totally UN-differentiated
CONSCIOUSNESS.

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However, unlike Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview (who hold the Ontological
Belief that there exists [and always has existed] an INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS out beyond the physical parameters of our
Physical Universe extending out and away from the exterior physical boundary of our
Physical Universe into an entirely open-ended INFINITY (and which SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS, Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theistic
Worldview believe emanated into physical existence our entire Physical Universe).
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that there exists an
entirely FINITE Field of Consciousness which thoroughly pervades the FINITE collective of
mass and energy which constitutes our Physical Universe and that out and beyond the
totally FINITE physical boundary of our Physical Universe there exists absolutely nothing at
all other than totally empty space, i.e. The Void.
Thus Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that Mass, Energy and
Consciousness exist as a finite TRINITY, if you will, abiding within THE VOID of Space.
The Epistemology and Theory of Human Psychology which is generated by this Sixth
Paradigm Worldview is, thus, intensely Sensory, Intuitive and Effective. That is, Adherents
to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that we, as human beings, have access to
Absolute Truth, a completely holistic Truth, much greater than that which we could ever
possibly obtain solely and exclusively from the mechanical compilation of the total composite
of raw materialist data that we might be able to directly personally physically experience
through our generally accepted five physical senses, and also much greater than we could ever
possibly simply calculate algorithmically through the application of our Intellect to the raw
data obtained by our simple Five Physical Senses.
While Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe, as do Adherents to The Third,
Fourth and Fifth Paradigm Worldviews, that we, as human beings, possess the ability, through
the exercise of our human MIND (i.e. our Intellect), to ascertain patterns within the data
which we can physically access which patterns we can then project out beyond the confines
to which our five physical senses are confined in order to conceive of possible manifestations
of Reality which lie beyond the experiential reach of our five physical senses but which bear
a specific relationship to the ultimately Real World, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm
Worldview believe additionally that we, as human beings, have direct physical access to
Absolute Truth (which Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview deem to be the sum total
of all of the present manifestations of all of the existent inchoate and choate quantum fields
which exists within the physical parameters of THE MONAD which is our Physical
Universe) to which we each have direct, physical access through the exercise of our
additional physical faculty of Intuition.
Thus, the Cosmology of an Adherent to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview is a FINITE physical
configuration of the explicitly finite number of inchoate and choate quantum fields which
exist at this moment and which have always existed (each of which possesses, at every
moment, the potential of manifesting into a wave of energy or a particle of mass) the sum
total of which quantum fields always co-exist within a spherical Field of Consciousness
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(while Consciousness holds this finite number of quantum fields into one, unified holographic
MONAD) and which Unified Field of Consciousness therefore constitutes the Netter of the
Reality which physically manifests itself within this physical holographic MONAD, and
which Consciousness contains within it The Implicate Order of All Reality.
In its Lower Manifestation, the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates a Mode of Ethical
Reasoning which inveterately seeks absolute physical harmony within the Physical Universe.
This is the Mode of Ethical Reasoning pursuant to which an individual human being, when
faced with a choice among a range of alternative forms of human conduct, will choose that
specific form of human conduct which, both individually and collectively, will generate the
highest possible degree of physical harmony within The Natural Order of Being within THE
HOLOGRAPHIC MONAD of our Physical Universe. This harmony is discerned primarily
through ones direct intuitional experience of the harmonic tone which exists within the
interplay of all of the vibrational frequencies which are intrinsic to each and every collective
of mass, energy and consciousness which exist in the entire Physical Universe and the
exercise, in the midst of this experience of this harmonic tone, of ones intuitive sense of what
action on ones part perfectly harmonizes with that harmonic tone which is generated by the
sum total of all of the vibrational frequencies in our Physical Universe.
In its Higher Manifestation, the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning pursuant to which each individual human being directly accesses THE
CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COSMOS itself and melds ones seemingly individuated
Consciousness into THE UNISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COSMOS and then acts out
of this UNISTIC Consciousness. This Mode of Ethical Reasoning is not so much physical
(even to the degree of being able to intuitively discern the physically harmonious action
which one must take in any given circumstance), but is, rather, MONIC, in the sense that
ones action flows, instead, directly from the Monistic Consciousness of The Cosmos itself.
The Lower Manifestation of the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of
Pythagoras.
In its Higher Manifestation, The Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of
Epimenides of Ancient Greece or Theravadin Buddhism of Asanga who established, in the
Fourth Century B.C. the Yogacara School of Philosophy (World Religions, p. 141) and of
Mahayana Buddhism of Nararjuana who established, in the Second Century A.D. the
Madhyamika School of Philosophy (World Religions, p.140.)
The Mode of Spiritual Expression of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm is, in its Lower
Manifestation, therefore Pythagorean or Epimenidean. In its Higher Manifestation it is Zen
Buddhist.
The Social Form in which The Sixth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its Lower
Manifestation, is the form of The Ancient Greek Pythagorean Community, such as those
which were actually established in ancient Greece between 530 B.C. 470 B.C. and the
paradigmatic Sixth Paradigm Community known as ATLANTIS.
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In its Higher Manifestation, The Sixth Paradigm Worldview has expressed itself in the Social
Form of Tibet.

[1] While adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview believe that Shamans are capable of
accessing certain subtle physical forces which reside in nature and directing those forces
to influence physical events within our four-dimensional world, adherents to The Sixth
Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that each and every human beingpossesses the
metaphysical capability to reach into the very heart of inchoate Reality itself and alter the
next moment of physical Reality itself in accordance with that individual human beings
WILL.
[2] It is simply the degree of centrality which this faculty should play in ones ethical
decision-making that differentiates the specific Mode of Ethical Reasoning on each of these
Left-of-Center Worldviews one from the other. Fifth Paradigm Adherents maintain that its
role should be marginal (so as to merely caveat ones otherwise strictly rational Fourth
Paradigm Scientifically-Logically-Positive Mode of Ethical Reasoning.) Seventh Paradigm
Adherents maintain that its role should be effectively exclusive (allowing the data obtained
from this other realm to govern all of ones ethical decisions.) And Sixth Paradigm
Adherents maintain that the role of this Intuitive faculty should be central to ones ethical
decision-making, though NOT exclusive.
[3] More sophisticated Constitutional Scholars would argue (quite persuasively) that
predicating mere legislative proposals to our Federal Legislature which are predicated upon
data secured by Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm from Prayer would NOT transgress
the principle prohibiting the establishment of religion by our Federal Government so long
as any mere proposal made by such Adherents was put to a completely open and
democratic vote on its substantive merits as a secularly-effective manner of addressing a
specific secular public policy problem. However, the opponents to any such proposal
would, almost certainly, assert that the legislative enactment of any public proposal which
was itself predicated upon data purportedly secured through prayer would constitute a
law respecting an establishment of religion thereby generating a perfectly good faith
substantial public controversy over any such public policy proposal.
[4] See, e.g. A New Perspective On Reality, pp.5-14; The Enfolding-Unfolding Universe:
A Conversation Wirh David Bohm, by Renee Weber; pp. 44-105; Reflections On The
Holographic Paradigm by Kenneth Dychtwald,
1. 105-113; and The Holographic Model, The Holistic Paradigm, Information Theory and
Consciousness by John R. Battista, pp. 143-150.
3.8.1 The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist position along Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph
are not THEISTS - as are Adherents to the Left-Systemist Worldview. That is; they do not
assert an affirmative Belief that there exists an Infinite & Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated
Consciousness which enfolds into being our Physical Universe and which inputs into our
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Physical Universe the normative data in accordance with which we, as human beings, ought
to comport our ethical judgments and conduct.
However, neither are Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview ATHEISTS - as are Right
Systemists, who affirmatively believe and declare that there exists no such Infinite and
Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness outside of (or inside of) the Physical Universe
which lends any coherent meaning to the Universe.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that our Physical
Universe is holographic. This means that Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview
believe that every single inchoate quantum field of potential matter which exists within the
physical universe contains within it the identifying data which determines THE ENTIRE
CONTENT & STRUCTURE OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE that is: that our Physical
Universe is indeed a fractal macro-function of the content and internal structure of each
inchoate quantum field within our Physical Universe. Also, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm
Worldview believe that each inchoate quantum field within our Physical Universe is a fractal
micro-function of our physical Universe.
What this means is that Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Left-Marginalist Worldview believe
that ALL OF THE DATA (or information) WHICH IS NECESSARY TO MANIFEST THE
ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE IS CONTAINED WITHIN EVERY INCHOATE
QUANTUM FIELD which exists within the physical boundaries of our Universe i.e. that
data does not need to come from outside our Physical Universe.

Dr. Juan Maldacena of Harvard University first conjectured such a relationship between each
inchoate quantum field in our universe and our Physical Universe itself in 1997. His
hypothesis was later affirmed by Dr. Edward Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study in
Princeton, N.J. and still later by Dr. Steven S. Gubser, Dr. Igor R. Klebanov and Dr.
Alexander M. Polyakov of Princeton University.
This holographic correspondence between each inchoate quantum field and every larger
manifestation of quantum reality in our Physical Universe exists on ever-larger material
planes (including the entire Physical Universe) where individual planes of existence are
designated as space-times with a variety of different dimensions including the largest of all
possible space-times, the space-time which constitutes our entire Physical Universe. See,
Scientific American, Volume 289, Number 2 Information in The Holographic Universe, by
Jacob D. Bekenstein, pp. 59-65.
The most recent modern explication of this specific Cosmological Belief of the Sixth
Paradigm Worldview is referred to as The Holographic Paradigm. A number of works
explaining this New Paradigm are set forth in a work entitled The Holographic Paradigm:
Exploring The Leading Edge of Science edited by Kenneth Wilber and published by
Shambala Press in Boston in 1985.[4])

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This specific Cosmological Belief is explained, in detail, in the cover story article published
in Scientific American Magazine in August of 2003. This article is entitled Are You A
Hologram? Modern Quantum Physics Says The Entire Universe Might Be. Vol.289,
Scientific American, Number 2, August, 2003, pp. 58-65.

Pursuant to this specific Cosmological Belief, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview
believe that our Physical Universe is made up of a finite number of ultimately-irreducible
integers of matter and that these integers are bound together into a single, unitive Universe (or
MONAD) by an explicit physical bonding phenomenon (like magnetism or gravity) which
functions as a wave-like phenomenon (just as do light waves and sound waves which were,
also, at one time, not directly discernable by the un-evolved forms of life which existed here
on our Earth billions of years ago.) Through the medium of this specific physical bonding
phenomenon, Adherents to this Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each such
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our Physical Universe is directly bonded with each
and every single other such integer in the entire physical Universe.
This ultimately-irreducible integer of matter is an inchoate Quantum Field which does NOT
exist in any specific material form (as matter.) However, this bonding phenomenon
manifests itself to us (in a form which is physically discernable to us, given our limited state
of technological development) when such an otherwise un-manifest Quantum Field manifests
itself in the form of a wave function of flow along a differential existing between any two
such inchoate quantum fields. Thus, Cosmologically, Adherents to the Left- Marginalist
position along Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph are MON-ISTS, indeed, they are
RADICAL MONISTS.
3.8.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist position believe that every member of our Human Species
possesses a latent biological faculty which is directly analogous to our faculty of sight or
hearing which is evolving TELEOLOGICALLY (that is: progressively, one small step at a
time in a measurable direction into the future).
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview believe that the positively-progressing direction
of the evolution of this biological faculty which is latent within each and every human being
is a direct physical function of the data which resides within each and every ultimately
irreducible inchoate quantum field located within our Physical Universe (this Teleological
Belief is a direct function of the Cosmological Belief of this Sixth Paradigm Worldview). It is
this data, this universal information, which drives the evolution upward into a more and more
complex and integrated form of life, taking a new evolutionary step in the positive
development of human life, pursuant to a set of NATURAL LAWS which are purely
PHYSICAL in their nature, (though not yet fully comprehended and not yet fully explicated
by our still limited human scientific community.)
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Through the physical exercise of this faculty, every human being will, eventually, become
physically capable of experientially discerning (just as they now see the physical phenomenon
of light waves or hear the physical phenomenon of sound waves.) the waves which are
generated by each such inchoate quantum field, which taken collectively, make up a single
unified field which constitutes the unistic phenomenon which bonds every irreducible integer
of matter in our entire Physical Universe into one, single harmonious relationship with every
other such integer of matter in the entire Universe. This collective of inchoate and choate
quantum fields forms one MONISTIC UNITY.
VERY IMPORTANTLY, Adherents of the Left- Marginalist position believe that the
physical existence of this latent biological faculty within our human species has been
adequately discovered by our human family through an exercise of the basic scientific tests
of trial and error and through direct physical experience so that we realize that this specific
latent biological faculty can be CONSCIOUSLY accessed by every individual human being;
can be CONSCIOUSLY made the central focus of ones entire conscious experience; and can,
thereby, be CONSCIOUSLY strengthened through exercise (just as one can is able to
consciously increase ones ability to hear or to see) - if one directs ALL of ones conscious
attention to the physical experience and to exercising this physical faculty. The strengthening
of this specific new faculty can be achieved, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview
explain, by means of several very widely known physical exercises. These physical exercises
include: MEDITATION; FASTING; CELIBACY; YOGA EXERCISES; THE
SELF-INFLICTION AND RISING ABOVE OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL PAIN; THE
INGESTION OF CERTAIN NATURAL HERBS AND PLANTS and other activities.
Through the conscious undertaking of these specific exercises to consciously strengthen this
specific biological faculty, Adherents to this Left-Marginalist position believe that each
human being can strengthen this specific latent human faculty to the point at which each
person can personally accelerate this development to the point at which he or she can directly
physically discern the physical phenomenon which bonds every unit of matter in the entire
Physical Universe into a single unitive entity - and, thereby, enable such an individual to be in
direct experiential contact with the harmonizing phenomenon of the Universe in accordance
with which harmony, or in discordance to which, every such human being can judge the rightness or the wrong-ness of any given human action, by experientially determining whether that
conduct is harmonious with or disharmonious to this Universal Physical Harmonious
Phenomenon.
EQUALLY IMPORTANTLY, Adherents to this Sixth Paradigm position believe that General
Principles of Human Conduct and even Specific Forms of Human Conduct - both
INDIVIDUAL and COLLECTIVE - can be identified as being harmonious with or
disharmonious to this Universal Harmonizing Phenomenon. And, they believe that if human
beings can be voluntarily persuaded to comport their conduct - both individual and
collective - in accordance with these General Principles of Human Conduct and with these
Specific Forms of Human Conduct, and by a greater and greater number of individual human
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human family will make, together, a quantum leap, evolutionarily, to the next step of human
biological evolution toward which the natural laws of our Physical Universe are drawing us.
Thus, the Adherents of the Left-Marginalist position see the conscious identification and
voluntary compliance on the part of members of our human family with the principles of
natural law to be the method or practice by means of which our human family can - and
ought - to use our natural faculty of the INTELLECT to become FULLY CONSCIOUS
PARTNERS and PARTICIPANTS in our own physical biological human evolution to the
next step in our biological evolution from Homo Sapiens (Thinking Man) to Homo Divinis
(Discerning, or Divining Man). Indeed, this is THE ULTIMATE GREAT IDEA which
Professor Crain Brinton accepted to be known and understood by the greatest mind in
Western Civilization, as being latent within all human beings at the Conclusion of his 50-year
teaching career at Harvard University in April of 1968.
One of the most thorough recent explications of this Sixth Paradigm Belief has been
undertaken by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the French Jesuit and Paleontologist in his 1959
work entitled The Phenomenon of Man.
3.8.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Our human species is an integral material (i.e. Mass and Energy- composed) phenomenon
which has NATURALLY occurred within our physical Universe as a direct consequence of
the functioning of the NATURAL LAWS of our Universe pursuant to which, and in
accordance with which (as we can observe through our physical senses and our rational
intellect) the mass and energy within our physical Universe always function.
However, according to the Ontological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm
Worldview, there resides within each and every ultimately-irreducible inchoate quantum field
within our Universe a specific datum which physically generates within each human being
seven Energy Fields and immediately above the head of each human being an eighth energy
field. These energy fields are identified in the Sanskrit language as Chakras.
Each of these eight distinct Human Chakras has a specific size and a specific shape. The
energy out of which each such Chakra is made up vibrates at a specific datum-determined
frequency of vibration. Each such Chakra also spins, within our human body, at a specific,
datum-determined rate of rotation. Each such Chakra is tilted to the ecliptic to a specific,
datum-determined degree. And each such Chakra generates an egg-shaped subtle-energy
envelope around our human body which vibrates in sympathetic resonance with the specific
vibrational frequency of the Chakra which generates that energy field.
When each of these eight Chakras is: vibrating at the exact frequency rate which is designated
by the datum which resides within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe (constituting
that ideal information) and when each of these eight Chakras is rotating at the exact rate of
physical rotation which is designated for that specific Chakra by the datum which resides
within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe, and when each of these eight Chakras is
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tipped at the exact degree of physical tilt to the ecliptic which is designated by the datum
which resides within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe constituting that ideal
information then the Eighth Chakra Energy Envelope which surrounds the physical human
body which contains those eight specific Chakras will vibrate at a frequency which will be in
direct sympathetic resonance with the specific frequency at which THE BONDING
PHENOMENON OF THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE vibrates thereby causing that
human body to function exactly like a classical Crystal Radio Receiver, sending from the
Eighth Energy Envelop surrounding that human body a set of energy vibrations which draw
the energy vibrations of each of the other seven Energy Envelops up into perfect sympathetic
vibration with that Eighth Chakra frequency.
These sympathetically vibrating eight Subtle-Energy Fields surrounding that physical body
will then cause each of the respective seven other Chakras within that physical body to vibrate
at the ideal frequency of that Specific Chakra (originally directed by the datum governing that
Chakra which is is contained within each inchoate quantum field.) This will result in that
human body being surrounded in a holographic field which the human brain will read (since
the human brain functions like a holographic field recorder). This experience occurring inside
the human brain within that human body will cause that human being to directly experience a
direct link into the Unified Field which bonds the entire physical Universe together into one,
unified harmonic (indeed Holographic) entity.
Therefore, according to the Ontological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm LeftMarginalist Worldview, the Consciousness of each one of us and of our of our entire Human
Species is a NATURAL LAW FUNCTION of the Cosmology which is obtained within our
Physical Universe - which is, therefore, in a sense, a purely MECHANICAL phenomenon.

3.8.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
As RADICAL MONISTS, Adherents of the Left-Marginalist Worldview are operationally
certain that we, as human beings, are capable of learning TRUTH - and NOT just some
relative, partial truth but ULTIMATE TRUTH if we are willing to utilize ALL of our
human resources by means of which to discern the Facts. This would include the employment
of ones entire personal Intellect; all of ones academic or scholastic learning which one is
able to obtain from the secular academic world; via the consultation of academic experts in
the specific field of study in which the Facts which are desired arise; State authorities
charged, by the Government of the collective community, with obtaining and evaluating data
concerning various factual issues; credible persons with first-hand knowledge of the Facts (if
this is applicable) and direct personal investigation through the application of all scientific
methods of ascertaining the Facts;
BUT ALSO, ACCORDING TO ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH PARADIGM LEFTMARGINALIST WORLDVIEW, by recourse to persons who have developed their latent
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biological faculty of discernment to an adequate degree by means of which to access The


Unified Field constituted by the Unitive Phenomenon of The Universe which Adherents to
this Left-Marginalist Worldview believe contains, in some retrievable or discernable form,
ALL OF THE DATA CONTAINED IN THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL COSMOS (present, past
AND FUTURE); AND very importantly, by recourse to THEIR OWN latent faculty of
discernment (in the form of their own INTUITION). It is, indeed, this specific unique
Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview which many identify
as the distinguishing characteristic of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm. Adherents to The
Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, possess
seven biological senses (NOT just the five which Adherents to the four center & right of
center Worldviews believe we possess.)
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as
human beings, possess one biological sense for each Chakra which exists inside our human
body. Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each such human Chakra
generates a specific vibrational frequency within our human body which is an integral
multiple of the Chakra which resides immediately below that Chakra (from the base of our
spine all the way to the Eighth Chakra which exists above our material body, at the highpoint of the reach of ones own arm). Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe
that each of these seven internal Chakras generates an egg-shaped vibrational envelope
around our body and that each of these seven egg-shaped, Chakra-generated envelopes fits
inside the envelope which is generated by the next step higher frequency generated by the
Chakra immediately above that Chakra. Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe
that an Eighth Chakra exists at the apex of the seven concentric vibrational energy-field
eggs which enclose our entire physical body, thus existing outside of our physical material
body.

Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that these seven vibrational envelopes
which surround our human body functioning together generate an OVER TONE which sets
up an EIGHTH vibrational FIELD around the entire set of seven envelopes. And that this
octave set of vibrational fields (each one of the eight frequencies of which is a whole number
multiple of the vibrational frequency of the field which is immediately inside it) together
constitute an OCTAVE SET, the vibrational phenomenon of which actually precipitates our
whole BEING up out of the Quantum Foam which vibrates one octave higher than the rate
of vibrational frequency of the Eighth Field of vibration which is generated as an over tone of
the seven inter-acting vibrational envelopes formed by the seven fields which are generated
by the functioning of the Chakras within our body.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that we, as human beings, can
experience a unique biological experience by directing our Conscious human attention
directly into each one of the discrete vibrational fields which are generated by each Chakra
and/or by directing our conscious attention directly into each of the discrete vibrational
envelopes which surrounds our human body. The unique experience when we direct our
conscious attention into these discrete vibrational fields within our body and immediately
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surrounding our physical body is, in fact, (according to Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm
Worldview,) one of our human senses. These are:
Touch (within the vibrational field generated by our FIRST CHAKRA);
Taste (within the vibrational field generated by our SECOND CHAKRA);
Smell (within the vibrational field generated by our THIRD CHAKRA);
Sight (within the vibrational field generated by our FOURTH CHAKRA);
Hearing (within the vibrational field generated by our FIFTH CHAKRA);
INTELLECTUAL PERCEPTION (i.e. the ability to distinguish the difference
between [our SELF and other things, and between one thing and another thing] thus
generating our experience of SELF Consciousness and within the VERY SAME
experience generating our experience of apparent separateness from all of the rest of
Reality out there) within the vibrational field generated by our SIXTH CHAKRA; and
DIRECT UNITIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE
(within the vibrational field generated by our SEVENTH CHAKRA).
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview take no position as to a human beings ability to
obtain DIRECT EXPERIENTIAL ACCESS TO ANY INFINITE & ETERNAL SEA OF
TOTALLY UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS.

Thus, it is the Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview that we,
as human beings, possess seven separate and distinct experiential sources by means of which
we can gather and then integrate data from within our physical Universe to discern patterns
manifesting within this sensory data AND BY MEANS OF WHICH WE CAN
(INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY) FUNCTION AS A FIRST CAUSATIVE
SOURCE OF CHANGE WITHIN OUR PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.

3.8.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

The distinctive aspect of the Mode of Ethical Reasoning of the Sixth Paradigm Radical
Monist Worldview is that they believe that this FACULTY OF INTUITION (experienced
through the Seventh Chakra) should play a CENTRAL ROLE in each individual human
beings Normative decision-making or as their Mode of Ethical Reasoning.
Substantively, Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview believe that, when faced with a
range of alternative choices by means of which to address a given public policy problem, one
should choose the form of human conduct which is most harmonious with the NATURAL
LAWS of the physical Universe. The methods by means of which one goes about determining
exactly what specific form of human conduct is harmonious with NATURAL LAW (and what
forms of conduct are expressly dis-harmonious to NATURAL LAW) are determined by the
utilization of the various Methods of Determining The Facts which are set forth above.
However, the central means which should be employed in making this specific decision is to
resort to ones own personal Intuition.

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HOWEVER, Once this factual determination has been made by each individual who is a
member of the community which will be directly effected by the public policy choice chosen,
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview insist that a specific procedural process must
then be employed by means of which the Community ought to determine which choice among
the several available will be chosen. And the utilization of this specific procedure by means of
which to make such an inherently community choice is integral to the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning which is advocated by Left- Marginalists.
The procedure is this:
Every person who is going to be directly or indirectly effected by the public policy choice
which is being made on behalf of the Community must be informed concerning all of the
component elements pertaining to the decision, then be afforded an adequate time period prior
to his or her having to render this decision to educate himself or herself as to what he or she
will need to know to make a fully-prepared choice concerning the matter. Thirdly, every such
person must be given a fair opportunity to express his or her views on the matter and to
attempt to persuade others that his or her view should be adopted by the Community. And
then, finally, every such person who is going to be directly effected by the decision made
must be given the opportunity to vote on which specific public policy choice is going to be
chosen by the community.
This is referred to as a SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC decision-making process. (This process does
NOT require that all such votes be unanimous. Such votes may fairly be determined by a
specific, previouslyagreed-upon percentage of the total votes cast or of the total eligible
voting members of the community. This may be a simple majority of one-half plus one; a
plurality; a two-thirds majority, a three-fourths majority or whatever percentage is deemed
fair by a prior agreement reached by the community prior to the undertaking of this vote).

The need to undertake this process by means of which to make every major public policy
choice effecting each member of the community is the product of a substantive NATURAL
LAW PRINCIPLE itself. So, to Adherents of the Left-Marginalist Worldview, the utilization
of this process is a Natural Law value in and of itself. In effect, this value dictates that there
are instances in which it is ethically preferable to have NO decision made by means of which
to address a given public policy problem which will be enforced by the community upon the
individuals in the community (if no single alternative choice available generates the support
of a specific percentage of the community members) rather than to have a clear choice made
which might solve that specific public policy problem at issue but which is actively opposed
by [or is not affirmatively accepted by] an unacceptably-high percentage of the members of
the community effected.
Thus, there are two equally-important aspects of the distinctive Mode of Ethical Reasoning
which is believed in by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview. The first, which is
substantive, is that a Natural Law Ethic be employed (and that each individual utilize, as the
central means by which he or she determines whether a given option is harmonious with
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Natural Law, that individual persons Faculty of INTUITION.) The second, which is
procedural, is that the procedure employed by the community to make its collective decision
be Social Democratic (as defined above).

3.9. The Seventh Paradigm Worldview


Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief that our
physical universe began as the intentional emanation into physical manifestation from and by
the Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief that this single
intentional act on the part of the Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness
resulted in the manifestation, within the theretofore Infinite and Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness, of first one, and then two singularities (i.e. two distinct
points of dis-equilibrium), one positive and the other negative.

Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe that, immediately following the
manifestation of these two points of voltage differential within the otherwise entirely
homogeneous Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness, there flowed between these points a
wave of energy. This wave of energy set up a field of dis-continuity in the vicinity around its
pathway through theSea of Undifferentiated Consciousness. This field then collapsed into the
first particle of mass. This first mass constituted an even greater discontinuity within the
otherwise perfectly homogeneous Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness, thereby generating
around itself an even greater field of discontinuity. This greater field of discontinuity
thereupon collapsed into a second particle.
This process repeated itself, over and over again, until there existed a large number of subatomic particles which eventually condensed into hydrogen (and some helium and lithium)
atoms in the Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The First Paradigm
Worldview recognize that every complex combination of matter is ultimately disintegrating
into their smaller constituent, ultimately non-divisible units of matter).
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe, further, as do adherents to The First
Paradigm Worldview, that each such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical
universe is, at the same time, repelling itself out and away from every other such ultimatelyirreducible integer of matter in our physical universe.
However, while adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview believe that this
contemporaneously-occurring expansion and disintegration of all matter in our physical
universe has been going on since very early in our physical universe, and that this will
continue to go on up to the point in time at which every single ultimately-irreducible integer
of matter in the entire physical universe (of which adherents to The First Paradigm
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Worldview believe there exist only a fixed and finite number which were created at the instant
of the original Big Bang) will stand separate and apart from each and every other such
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the entire physical universe;
while adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview believe that, at that precise point in time,
the expansion of our physical universe will STOP expanding out and away from the original
locus of the Big Bang, stopping our physical universe from ultimately disintegrating into
nothingness for all the rest of eternity, and believe that, after stopping its theretofore X
billion-year expansion, our physical universe will stand in a state of equilibrium for a brief
moment and it will then begin to collapse back in upon itself , thereupon re-constituting itself
back into singularities; waves of energy; particles of mass, all the way back into planets; stars;
solar systems; star clusters; galaxies etc.;
while adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview believe that neither of these two
alternative options is a predetermined fact but, rather, believe that whether our physical
universe will expand forever or will ultimately stop and collapse back in upon itself is the
function of an existential choice which is being made every day by individual human beings
by their either lending the power of their mind to the holding of the universe together through
an exercise of their existential hope followed up by their actions taken in accordance with that
hope or their lending the power of their mind to the ultimate disintegration of our universe
through their embracing of despair and their engaging in conduct every day that puts their
despair into action; and adherents to the Fourth Paradigm Worldview believe that any one of
these three alternative hypotheses might well be true and that some fourth hypothesis might
just as well be true depending entirely upon what the most up-to-date physical data confirms
to be true,
adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe that the ultimate destiny of our
physical universe is escatological that is, that our physical universe is unfolding toward a
single end, this being THE ESCATON.
This Teleological Belief of adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview is best articulated
by Catholic Jesuit Priest Teilhard de Chardin in his work entitled The Phenomenon of Man.

Pursuant to this Teleological Belief, adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe
that the individuated nodes of Consciousness which are transformed from the Infinite and
Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness through the conditioned state of a singularity
(or an inchoate quantum field) into physical units (in the form of energy or mass) rise
into more and more complex entities of combined mass, energy and consciousness until such
complex collectives become, first, minimal consciousness, then SELF-Conscious collectives,
then SELF-Conscious and conscious (at the same time) of The Infinite and Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness from which they came (and of which they are still a mere
manifestation), then finally, SELF-conscious, conscious of the Infinite and Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness, and capable (at the same time) of one-to-one UNITIVE

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CONSCIOUSNESS
Consciousness.[2]

WITH

The

Infinite

and

Eternal

Sea

of

Undifferentiated

This Worldview entails a belief in a type of reincarnation of a single individuated nodule of


Consciousness from an initial primitive degree of consciousness into more and more complex
(i.e. more-and-more highly conscious) confluences of mass, energy and consciousness until
such point that our Earth (our Solar System?, our Galaxy?, our Universe?) is inhabited by
Sentient Beings, a critical mass of which have all reached a state of consciousness at which
the individual members of this species are capable of manifesting material objects out of pure
consciousness and, thereby, directly effecting physical reality by means of their conscious
attention.
This conscious intentionality, pursuant to this Seventh Paradigm Worldview, plays a direct
role in the Teleology of the physical universe.
Pursuant to the Teleological Belief of adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview, if a
sufficient number (i.e. a critical mass) of these sentient species have reached the point in
their biological evolution such that individual members are able to directly effect the physical
matter of the universe through the intentional direction of their consciousness and, at that
point, heed the WILL OF THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS that each such Being:
(A) Love THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL with whole mind, with whole heart and with
whole soul;
(B) Love each and every other Being as THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL loves each such
Being; and
(C) Seek to do the will of THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL in all things, then this love will
supply the added bonding force in the physical universe such that the physical universe will
not expand out and away forever, but will, once it reaches the state of Absolute Energy (into
which the physical universe will eventually expand) , instead will be drawn back into forming
a physical universe of harmony, beauty, love, happiness and abundance in sympathetic
resonance with the love vibrations sent out into the physical universe by members of this
(these) species during the time of their physical existence within the universe.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview adhere to an Ontological Belief that Human
Consciousness is in fact an intimate emanation of THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS which existed before the emanation of
Consciousness into matter.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as
human beings, have access to a greater truth than that which we can experientially obtain
from raw materialist data which we can directly physically experience through our own
personal five physical senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. This is because we not
only have the ability, through the exercise of our human mind, to discern patterns within the
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data which we can then project out beyond the confines of our five physical senses to
ascertain a more complete (i.e. more perfect) possible Reality. This projection constitutes
data pertaining to reality which is beyond the reach of our five physical senses and which
reveals more than a mere random function of the inter-play of purely physical forces in a
random universe, indeed more than just a mere dialectical pattern which underlies and
supersedes the otherwise apparent chaos of the random universe, so as to present us the
dialectical choice between two available options at each juncture of human decision, thereby
providing us a psychology of choice, a much more satisfactory psychological state of mind
than being mere flotsam of random consciousness in an entirely chaotic physical universe
and, indeed, more than just a simple physical unity among all of the physical units of matter
within the physical universe. Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview hold the
Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, have access to total truth by opening the self
in prayer to the very INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED
CONSCIOUSNESS from which we came into this physical universe and within which we
still remain in perfect union.

In its Higher Manifestation, the Seventh Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning of The Mystics. Pursuant to this Mode of Ethical Reasoning, one seeks, through
prayer, to know The Will of The Infinite and Eternal and then one, as an empty vessel,
undertakes to act as a mere agent of The Infinite and Eternal Consciousness.
Because of these combined Cosmological, Teleological and Ontological beliefs on the part of
adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview, adherents to The Seventh Paradigm
Worldview adhere to an essentially Theist Philosophy.
The Lower Manifestation of the Seventh Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of
Theism such as that which was championed in Zoroastrian Arabia.
The Higher Manifestation of the Seventh Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of
Theism such as that which was championed in Sufism.
In its Lower Manifestation, The Seventh Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning of Adherence to the Religious Rules of a Divine Order such as is advocated by.
In its Higher Manifestation, The Seventh Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical
Reasoning of The Discernment of The Will of Allah, espoused by Sufism.
The Mode of Spiritual Expression of adherents to The Seventh Paradigm is Theism. This
Worldview is manifested in ZOROASTRIANISM and in SUFISM and other religions which
believe in the existence of an I Thou relationship between an individuated Being in
Mystical Unity with THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED
CONSCIOUSNESS (the I) and THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS itself (the Thou.)

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In its Social Form, The Seventh Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its Lower
Manifestation, in the form of a THEOCRACY.
In its Higher Manifestation, The Seventh Paradigm Worldview expresses itself in the Social
Form of a THEISTIC UTOPIA.

[1] Though this process may need to progress through the phases of generating, first,
nutrinos; meuons; leptons; quarks etc.
[2] At this point in their evolution, such complex entities will be capable of manifesting
material objects of their own choice out of pure consciousness (just like the original
INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS created
THEM out of pure consciousness.) The arriving at this point in evolution will, of course,
confront such entities with THE LUCIFERIAN TEMPTATION (i.e. the temptation
to confuse their-selves with THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF
UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS of which they are, in fact, a mere
manifestation.) If, at that critical moment when these complex entities have arrived at the
moment in their evolution at which they realize that they can manifest material objects of
their own out of pure consciousness, a complex entity remembers to express AWE and
WONDER at her or his state of existence and engages in the act of AWE and WORSHIP
of THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDEIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS
and then opens her or his -self to the flow of the will of THE INFINITE AND
ETERNAL as the referent in accordance with which she or he chooses toexercise her or
his new-found power to manifest material objects out of pure consciousness, then such
entities, upon their death in the material universe, will manifestin a beautiful, harmonious,
happy and abundant world (of their own manifestation) known as PARADISE. They will,
therefore, be released from the physical universe. IF, on the other hand, at that specific
moment, others of these complex entities forget to recognize THE ININITE AND
ETERNAL as the referent in accordance with which said entities should make their
choices as to WHATmanifestations to manifest out of pure consciousness, they will
have succumbed to The Luciferian Temptation. At the point of their death in the physical
universe, those complex entities who succumbed to The Luciferian Temptation will
manifest back into a new cycle of the physical universea universe of their own
collective making. Such Beings will be able to enter into the Paradise of the making of
those who did submit their will to the will of THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL only when
they too have done so during the next cycle of the universe.
[3] See the discussion of the Teleological Belief of Adherents of The Seventh Paradigm
(Theistic) Worldview below at pp. .
[4] i.e. within the period of Time between the generation of the original initial singularity
within the previously totally un-differentiated SEA of Infinite & Eternal Consciousness and
the initial incarnation of the first nodual of previously un-differentiated Consciousness
into the very first unit of physical Matter (i.e. into the very first choate quantum field)
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[5] And to, thereby, come to learn true compassion for the plight of Lucifer and his
Fallen fellow Angelic Beings (who followed Lucifer in The Fall into Separateness
from Eternal Undifferentiated Consciousness) and to, thereafter chose to forgive them their
trespass and to welcome them back through our action of un-conditioned Love toward
them, finally knowing what it is that they experienced.
[6] Each of which will be discussed below under the topic of the Epistemological Belief of
each such Worldview.

PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.9.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
With regard to the functioning of the physical Universe, Adherents to the Left-Systemist
position on Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph, like Adherents to the Right-Systemist
position believe that our physical Universe began in a blinding flash of the Big Bang at which
point all matter in the Universe began to expand out-and-away from every other such
ultimately-irreducible integer of matter, and that this expansion of the Universe will continue
until the impetus imposed upon all matter by this Cosmic event is spent.
However, Left-Systemist Adherents believe that our physical Universe originally issued forth
from an Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated CONSCIOUSNESS. This Infinite and
Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness simply IS. And it always has been existing.
In this regard, the Cosmological Belief of Adherents to the Seventh Paradigm Worldview
differs from the Cosmological Belief the First Paradigm Worldview, which holds NO such
specific Belief about the initial Source of the physical Universe. And this Cosmological Belief
of Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm (Theistic) Worldview differs from the Cosmological
Belief of Adherents to The Second Paradigm (Dialectical) Worldview in that Adherents to
The Second Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that the physical Universe
has always existed.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm (Theistic) Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief
that the physical Universe was created at a specific point by The Infinite & Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness and that the physical Universe will exist for a finite amount
of time, just once, from its creation (or Emanation) by The Infinite & Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness until The Purusia (a point marked not by some physically
preordained event but, instead, a point marked by the achievement of a specific Theological
event the achievement by our human species (or our progeny) of Perfect Consciousness
and (at that point) either our success or our failure in some Cosmic Test which is the ultimate
purpose of the Creation of the physical Universe (and our human species) by The Infinite &
Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness.[3]

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This is a Cosmological Belief which differs fundamentally from the Cosmological Beliefs of
both Adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview and Adherents to The Second Paradigm
Worldview.
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe that the original pre-cursor unit of
matter evolved out of an initial discontinuity (or singularity) in the sea of eternal
Undifferentiated Consciousness. In this singularity, the Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness is, therefore, BEING. But it is not a noun. It is, rather, a nontransitive verb of being. Most importantly, however, this BEING is not a function of the
physical inter-play of Mass and Energy which makes up the physical Universe.
Rather, the physical Universe is a function of this CONSCIOUSNESS. Indeed, according to
the Cosmology of The Seventh Paradigm Worldview, this CONSCIOUSNESS enfolded into
being the physical Universe, in the form of the original dis-continuity which pre-existed the
BIG BANG. Pursuant to the process which was discussed in the First Paradigm
Cosmology, Adherents to this Seventh Paradigm Worldview believe that this original discontinuity evolved into the original unit of matter, and this unit of matter contained within it
all of the sum total of all Matter in the Universe (compacted down into a state of Absolute
Mass).
This CONSCIOUSNESS exists outside of the physical Universe. But the physical Universe
is, indeed, made up of Consciousness, merely manifest in a different form, i.e. matter.
This CONSCIOUSNESS is infinite in volume, filling all space beyond the physical
boundaries of the physical Universe (whether the physical Universe is manifesting itself, at
any given point in time, in its Ultimately- Expanded form of Absolute Energy, in its
Ultimately- Contracted form of Absolute Mass - or in any of its many interim forms of
MIXED-Mass and Energy).
This CONSCIOUSNESS of The Cosmos (which is not actually of The Universe at
all - because it preceded, indeed, pre-existed the physical Universe) stands above and outside
of Time, merely observing all Time.
Adherents to the Left-Systemist position along Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph
are, then, THEISTS.
Very importantly, such Theists believe that this INFINITE SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED
CONSCIOUSNESS is capable of Physically INTERVENING in the material Universe - to set
aside, or to temporarily abridge, the functioning of the natural laws of physics which
otherwise operate automatically within the Universe.
One need only request The Deity to so intervene on ones behalf. The most thorough recent
explication of this Emanationist Cosmological Belief has been set forth by Professor Robert
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3.9.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
The human species stands in a unique relationship to the Universe - and to The Infinite Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness from which the physical Universe was enfolded into being.
Indeed, all of history is simply the unfolding of the consciousness of the human family into
unity with The Infinite Consciousness of The Universe.
Thus, the very reason for the Universe is to provide a medium within which the human
species can draw itself into the state of perfection which will manifest itself at the point in
history at which a critical mass of the human family reach the self-conscious state of knowing
that our self-consciousness is ONE WITH THE INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS. The
Left-Systemists are, indeed, the Ultimate Champions of the idea of The Perfectibility of The
Species in God. Indeed, it is the arrival at this point in history which will mark the ONLY
true End of History.
Indeed, while The Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness is not a human
being, it is BEING and, from outside Itself, It would be perceived as ABEING (i.e. a
NOUN) even though it is only a VERB. However, perceived as a Noun, this Infinite and
Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness (or BEING) intends that our Human Species
perfect ourselves. As if It wills it. Whereas, in actuality, It merely causes this to occur.
The question occurs as to The Direction this Consciousness into Matter Process is taking.
This question of purpose, in the classical Theological Worldview, translates into the following
Myth. The question is; What does this Myth mean?
First, The Myth:
It is asserted, within the Teleological Belief System of the Classical Theist, that The Infinite
& Eternal Sea of Un-Differentiated Consciousness, i.e. The Godhead; i.e. The ONE
Thing That Is NOT a Thing Among Other Things ; The Unbegotten Being generated
the initial singularity so that BEING might experience infinite & eternal Unitive Being More
Abundantly.
The only way to do this was to experience differentiation (along with its intrinsic anxiety and
tension) so that, after the differentiation, Infinite & Eternal Being would be capable of
experiencing more than in its original Infinite and Eternal configuration.
However, as a remnant of that original experience of differentiation, the Infinite & Eternal
Un-differentiated Consciousness generated the present Physical Universe, along with Sentient
Beings. This experience is The Creation of THE BEING OF LIGHT (Lucifer) a
differentiated BEING which possessed total Free Will from The Infinite & Eternal BEING,
and who fell prey to THE TEMPTATION to exercise the ability of Infinite Being (to manifest
whatever form of physical reality said Being wished to manifest) BUT WITHOUT
PAYING HEED TO the fact that said Infinite Being was, in fact, Created Being (Created
by Infinite & Eternal BEING) indeed, without acknowledging that said Infinite Being ought
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to exercise its Infinite Power of Manifestation only in accordance with The Will of THE
INFINITE & ETERNAL BEING, as an act of complete Free Will (as the perfectly
appropriate response to the Awe & Worship) to which INFINITE & ETERNAL BEING
was entitled as a matter of Cosmic harmony.

So, when the Created failed to recognize, through Awe & Worship, that it should exercise
even its perfect FREE WILL in full accord with THE WILL of INFINITE & ETERNAL
CONSCIOUSNESS, said Created was banished forever from the presence of INFINITE &
ETERNAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
However even though the Created could never, through its own action redeem itself,
INFINITE & ETERNAL CONSCIOUSNESS chose to try it one more time, again generating
a singularity in THE FIELD of INFINITE & ETERNAL CONSCIOUSNESS, and allowing
this second Created Being to have access to the same temptation and, by experiencing this
same temptation and overcoming it, have an opportunity to know compassion through the
original Created and, through the second Created Beings demonstration of love and
compassion toward all of those who know the temptation of true evil, and succumb to it,
including toward the original Created grant to the original Created the forgiveness of
which IT had not been originally capable.
THIS, then, is the purpose of The Creation (or the Teleological objective) of the Universe,
according to the Left-Systemist Worldview.
Now, what does this Myth mean? What it means is this:
Adherents to the Classical Theist Worldview believe that temporally[4], and prior to the
initial physical incarnation of previously Infinite and Eternal Consciousness into the very first
unit of physical matter (i.e. into the very first Choate quantum field which condensed out of
the quantum foam of The Infinite & Eternal Sea of Un-Differentiated Consciousness into
the very first Singularity), the Infinite & Eternal Sea of undifferentiated Consciousness had
previously generated a differentiation of consciousness which had NO physical dimension
whatsoever, but which did have some degree of separateness from the original Infinite &
Eternal SEA of previously Totally Undifferentiated Consciousness. This was LUCIFER.
This Initial Being was capable of creating other Beings, which it did, in the form called
Angelic Beings. This Initial Being (which existed only in a non-physical dimension prior to
the creation of our physical Universe) became so enamored of its ability to create other
Beings and phenomena that this Initial Being actually began to perceive its self as not
dependent upon The Infinite & Eternal SEA of Previously-Undifferentiated BEING (i.e.
Undifferentiated Consciousness). This perception on the part of this Initial Being caused a
cleft or separation to occur between The Infinite & Eternal Sea of Previously-Totally
Undifferentiated Consciousness and this Initial Being. Experiencing this cleft, this Initial
Being had the choice of turning back toward Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated
Consciousness (thereby yielding itself back to Infinite & Eternal Un-Differentiated
Consciousness) through the act of AWE & WORSHIP and thereby losing its SELF, or
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choosing to turn away from Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated Consciousness, re edifying its
SELF as separate and apart from Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated Consciousness. This
was done simply by withholding the conscious act of AWE & WORSHIP from Infinite &
Eternal Undifferentiated Consciousness (which remained with, indeed within, the Initial
Being even while it was able to experience being a separate & distinct Consciousness.)
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theist Worldview hold the Teleological Belief that this
Initial Being chose the second course of action because it became enamored in being able to
create manifestations out of Consciousness, not of the experience of Being separate and
apart.
This is THE GREAT LUCIFERIAN TEMPTATION, according to the Belief system of
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theist Worldview. It is the will to power, the attachment
to wanting to be GOD i.e. loosing ones immediate experience of AWE & WORSHIP of
Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated Consciousness while still being in an actual state of de
facto separateness. And nothing will threaten to bring on this state of loosing ones direct
and immediate experience of AWE & WORSHIP of Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated
Consciousness quite like the act of creating actual manifestations out of Consciousness (i.e.
directly out of the Quantum Foam of The Infinite & Eternal SEA of Undifferentiated
Consciousness.)
And this is the next step in biological evolution which our human species homo sapiens is on
the very brink of entering upon, as we reach into the very heart of matter in our quest to
explore the Quantum Field. This quest is a search for a source of power, and the source of
Infinite BEING. Or, more to the point, seeking the source of Infinite Being to reexperience the original LUCIFERIAN TEMPTATION and this time succeed where Lucifer
and his followers originally failed[5] by overcoming the temptation.

This will be accomplished by being able to love every other human being and every other
sentient Being, no matter how evil (or Fallen) they appear to be (i.e. how attached they
appear to be to asserting their power over created reality) because we can continue to perceive
within them Infinite & Eternal BEING no matter how masked this BEING is from us in our
apparently separate state.
Or we, as homo sapiens, may fail as The Initial Being and its followers failed casting
ourselves into eternal separateness by physically destroying ourselves through an errant
attempt to direct the technology through which we access this realm of the Quantum Foam
toward physical destruction of some Ultimate Other or, perhaps, even through an errant
attempt to direct this technology toward a creative act (of creating material manifestations out
of the realm of the Inchoate Quantum Field into material reality and become so enamored
of our power that we create the source of our own destruction in a manner which separates our
Consciousness from The Infinite & Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness thus
causing us, as The Infinite & Eternals Second Creation, not only to fail in our intended
mission (of potentially redeeming the Being of Light and its fallen followers) but to join the
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fallen in a self-created eternal state of separateness from Infinite & Eternal Undifferentiated
Consciousness.
The most thorough recent explication of this Theistic evolutionary Teleological Belief has
been set forth by the Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin in the following work: The
Phenomenon of Man (Harper, New York, 1959);
3.9.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
As one can foretell from the above discussion of the Cosmological and Teleological Beliefs of
Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theistic Worldview, the Cosmic Question as to how
human consciousness came into being is answered in the Seventh Paradigm Worldview by the
belief that each manifestation of human consciousness is, indeed, a node of the Infinite &
Eternal Sea of previously Undifferentiated Consciousness which, Itself, has always existed.
The dynamic by means of which these apparently separate nodes of human consciousness
came into separate materially incarnated physical being is explained by the answer to the
Teleological Question.
The ultimate source of human consciousness is explained by the answer to the Cosmological
Question governing the source of the physical Universe. Human Consciousness, like the
physical Universe in which we presently find human consciousness incarnated, is made up of
a temporarily differentiated portion of the original Infinite & Eternal Sea of previously
Undifferentiated Consciousness. But IT has always existed even though said consciousness
has not always possessed a physical manifestation.
This, then, is the answer which Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theistic Worldview
provide to the Ontological Question as to the source of human consciousness.

3.9.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
Adherents to the Left-Systemist position along Professor Parsons Sociological Bar Graph
(The Seventh Paradigm Theistic Worldview) believe in the utilization of every means which
is available to the human being by means of which to determine the facts, truth and reality.
This would include ones own individual experience through all five of the traditional
physical human senses acknowledged by Adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview; the
core Intellectual insight recognized by Adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview as an
additional source of factual data; the four additional Epistemological means recognized by
Adherents to the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Paradigm Worldviews [6], and also the
phenomenon of personal and collective recourse to prayer to gain access to the truth. This
practice of prayer takes the form of personally asking The Infinite and Eternal Sea of
Undifferentiated Consciousness to communicate what the facts are.

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A second form which this practice of prayer takes is the undertaking of a very special practice
of Adherents of the Left-Systemist position of engaging in a conscious effort of allowing the
boundaries of their individuated consciousness to dissolve away and to, thereby open
themselves to the Unitive Consciousness of The Infinite and Eternal Sea [which these
adherents believe pervades not only the infinite reaches of Space outside of the physical
parameters of the physical Universe, but which is also located within every point of the
manifest material Universe as well - therefore being always and everywhere present and
available as a source of factual knowledge of the data relating to all material things and events
within the Universe as well as outside the physical Universe.
It is this additional access to purely factual data pertaining to the internal events and goings on
inside and outside of the physical Universe that the adherents of the Left-Systemist position
bring to the task of determining the facts which sets them apart, categorically, from others
engaged in this same inquiry.

3.9.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

Every decision made by a systematic Adherent to the Left- Systemist Worldview is made
pursuant to an adherents effort to discern the will of God pertaining to that decision - that is:
to determine (through an exercise of all methods of determining the facts [including one or
both of the modalities of prayer identified therein] ) what particular choice, from among those
which are available to the adherent, is most consistent with the will of the Infinite and Eternal
Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness which enfolded into being the entire physical
Universe, which entirely pervades every point of this material Universe at every moment, and
to which each such adherent owes his or her very continuing life - so as to comport his
perfecting of the Human Family and which It has intended since the moment at which It
enfolded into being this physical Universe.

3.10. The Eighth Paradigm Worldview


This worldview is not yet fully realized by our human family, although there are examples
throughout history of individuals attaining it, people who we think of as prophets, messiahs.
Some of the ideas behind this Eighth Paradigm Worldview are explored further at Open Skies
Ministries (http://openskiesministry.org).
The Eighth Paradigm Cosmology necessarily implies that our physical Universe is filled with
Intelligent, Sentient Life. The Latin root of the word Intelligence is intellectus, the ability to
distinguish the difference between. Intrinsic to The Eighth Paradigm Cosmology, Intelligent
Life existswithin each band of vibrational frequencies, indeed, such Intelligent Life is the
Conscious organizer of experience within each such band of vibrational frequencies. Thus, for
there to be other Sentient, Intelligent Life Forms within our galaxy who/which have
developed technological means of entering the band of vibrational frequencies in which WE
abide is entirely foreseeable, indeed likely.

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Therefore, the fact that we, as human beings, have been encountering other mysterious Life
Formswhich seem to come into our world fromsomewhere else is entirely compatible with
the Cosmological assumptions of The Eighth Paradigm. And it is also entirely compatible
with the Cosmological assumptions of The Eight Paradigm that these other Beings would
display abilities significantly different from the physical abilities which we human beings are
physically capable of performing, trapped as we are within the simple three dimensions of
our limited physical experience.

[1] As to why this first singularity (or initial voltage differential) occurred within the
theretofore otherwise Infinite And Eternal SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED
CONSCIOUSNESS is the ultimate Teleological Question or Question of Purpose and
Ultimate Direction of Manifest Reality. (The ONLY sound answer for this question I have
been able to discern is this: That this original dis-equilibrium was initiated by The Infinite &
Eternal Sea of Un-Differentiated CONSCIOUSNESS because the ONLY WAY to improve
upon the theretofore eternal and theretofore monolithic experience of ABSOLUTE &
ETERNAL BLISS was to generate a temporary dis-equilibrium (the negative experience of
which would have generated an increased dimension of BLISS to the prior State of
ABSOLUTE & ETERNAL BLISS which had preceded that temporary negative experience.
This is an extra- Cosmic explanation of the purpose of evil (disequilibrium or
imperfection).
[2] until which point in time ALL of ones human time and attention should be spent and
directed toward the task of perfecting the vibrational frequency of ALL EIGHT of the
Chakras located within ones own physical body.
[3] which is, in turn, an OVER TONE projected into our physical Cosmos of The
Fundamental Frequency of the single Wave Length phenomenon which originally
occurredbetween the first two SINGULARITIES (or voltage differentials) within the original
(Eternal and Infinite) Sea of Originally Entirely Un-Differentiated CONSCIOUSNESS.
PILLARS OF BELIEF:
3.10.1. The Cosmological Question

How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that
govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Among the very minuscule number of individual human beings who have ever gained access
to The Eighth Paradigm of human experience among the 12 Billion human beings who have
lived over the past millions of years, these few Fully Realized human beings have come to
realize that the physical universe which we see, touch, taste, smell and hear is fully
and completely subject to Intention.
This means that such Fully Realized human beings can alter the Natural Laws of our physical
Universe. Such Fully Realized human beings can manifest physical mass out of simple
Energy Fields. They can turn one element of physical matter into a different element of
physical matter. They can levitate; They can walk on water; They can change water into
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wine; They can manifest bread & fish; They can heal the sick simply by touching them.
Indeed, they can raise the dead to life.
BUT, there have been only a very few of these Fully Realized Beings. But they have existed.
And one or more probably exist in the world today. Said few Fully Realized human beings
can move their conscious energy between the Eighth Paradigm vibrational frequency within
our octave of Being and the first vibrational frequency of thenext octave of Being which
exists within our physical Universe.
Thus the COSMOLOGY known to these few Fully Realized human Beings is a Cosmology
within which there exist multiple vibrational fields (each field of which is made up of an
octave of frequencies) which can be discerned [i.e. directly experienced] by living Sentient
Beings who exist within that field via experiences which are analogous to seeing, hearing,
smelling, touching and tasting but which are different than seeing, hearing,
smelling, touching or tasting. And within these various fields (or spectrums) of
frequencies, there exist certain Sentient Beings who can speed up or slow down those
frequencies to cause them to manifest different experiences to theother Sentient Beings within
that field of vibrations.
This COSMOLOGY is a huge (indeed Cosmic) fugue of experience NOT just Sound; NOT
just Light; NOT just Smell; NOT just tactile experience; NOT just Taste; NOT just differing
experiences of Consciousness BUT ALL OF THESE EXPERIENCES AND MANY,
MANY MORE. Within this COSMOLOGY, there are Sentient Actors, functioning on an
entire octave of levels of Consciousness all of whom directly effect the manifestations
which occur within these bands of frequency some effecting said vibrations greatly and
consciously, some effecting said vibrations only minutely and with absolutely minimal
consciousness.

This is a COSMOLOGY of fantastic vibrational harmonies, of periodic and localized


vibrational cacophonies; of brilliant displays of beautiful colors, sounds, tastes, tactile
sensations, smells, experiences of consciousness and other experiences entirely unknown to
our human speciesALL of which are subject to varying degrees of control on the part of
Sentient Beings of differing degrees of concentrated Consciousness throughout the Universe.
These harmonies generate overtones and undertones of sound, light, smell, tactile sensation,
taste, and of Consciousness (therefore of BEINGS) and of theother experiences of which we
human beings are totally ignorantthese overtones and undertones of BEING(S) themselves
being capable of effecting the vibrational frequencies which they encounterthereby
generating additional overtones and undertones of experience.including additional
overtones and undertones of other levels of BEING.
These fully realized human beings who have accessed this Eighth Paradigm of human
existence have ALL come to share the uniform COSMOLOGICAL BELIEF that the sum total
of ALL of the overtones and undertones of ALL of these experiences which are taking place
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within our physical Universe generate (and are generated by) ONE HUGE ALLENCOMPASSING OVERTONE OF CONSCIOUS BEING.
THIS is the COSMOLOGY of The Eighth Paradigm Worldview.

3.10.2. The Teleological Question

Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is,
what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
It is the Teleological Beliefand teaching of those few fully realized human beings who
have accessed this Eighth Paradigm of human existence that this fugue of CONSCIOUS
EXPERIENCE ALWAYS IS and that its Teleology is symphonic that is: this fugue of
Consciousness progresses and regresses pursuant to principles which the fully realized
human beings have attempted to convey to we other less Conscious human beings through the
analogy of the principles of MUSIC. Symphonic music manifests the principles of the
teleology of the Universe.
The Teleology of the Eighth Paradigm Universe is also mathematical, that is, it is: algebraic,
geometric, algorithmic and calculus-like. It is also spectral. But it is ALWAYS BEING.
Therefore, its Teleology is a matter of perspective. From within each band of vibrational
frequency within the Universe, the Teleology of the Universe will appear differently
depending entirely upon the vibrational frequency from within which one experiences it. But,
in its ultimate Teleology, the Universe of The Eighth Paradigm is harmonic and symphonic.
That is: It consists of wave-function sets, and the frequencies within that set are integral
whole-number multiples of the frequency of one fundamental wave length which is contained
within that set.
(See e.g. The Mysticism of Sound: The Cosmic Language by Hazrat Inayat Khan.)

3.10.3. The Ontological Question

How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
It follows from the Cosmological and Teleological Beliefs of Adherents to The Eighth
Paradigm Worldview that the Ontological Belief of Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm
Worldview is that Consciousness within our physical Universe is a direct harmonic and
symphonic OVER TONE wave function of the fundamental frequency of The Consciousness
of The Cosmos and the Fundamental Frequency of The Consciousness of The Cosmos is
an overtone of The Fundamental Frequency of the single wavelength phenomenon which
occurred between the first two SINGULARITIES (or voltage differentials) which occurred
within the original (Eternal and Infinite) Sea of Entirely UN-differentiated
CONSCIOUSNESS.[1]

Thus, simply put, Human Consciousness occurs within our physical Cosmos because its
vibrational frequency is an integral whole-number multiple of the fundamental wave length of
CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR COSMOS. This fundamental wavelength is, in turn, an
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overtone projected into our physical Cosmos of the Fundamental Frequency of the single
Wave Length phenomenon which originally occurred between the first SINGULARITIES (or
voltage differentials) which occurred within the original (Eternal and Infinite) Sea of Entirely
Un-Differentiated CONSCIOUSNESS. But human consciousness is only one such wholenumber multiple of the fundamental wave length of CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR COSMOS.
There are others. These others manifest as animals, plants, bacteria, molecules, atoms, all the
way down to Inchoate Quantum Fields, indeed within every naturally-occurring entity in
our physical Universe. Each entity is the manifestation of CONSCIOUSNESS in ONE of its
whole-number multiples of the ONE Fundamental Frequency.

3.10.4. The Epistemological Question

What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts
that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as
human beings, possess eight biological senses (not just the five which Adherents to the four
Center & Right of Center Worldviews believe we possessand not just the six which
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview and Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm
Worldview believe that human beings possess.)
Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as
human beings, possess one biological sense for each Chakra which exists within our human
body. Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that each such human Chakra
generates a specific vibrational frequency within our human body which is an integral wholenumber multiple of the Chakra which resides within our physical body immediately below
that Chakra (from the base of our spine upward in our human body all the way to the
Eighth Chakra [which exists above our material body, at the high-point of the reach of ones
arm.]) Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that each of these seven internal
Chakras generates an egg-shaped vibrational envelope around our body and that these seven
egg-shaped, Chakra-generated envelopes fits inside the envelope which is generated by the
next higher frequency generated by the Chakra immediately above it. Adherents to The
Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that an Eighth Chakra exists at the apex of the seven
concentric vibrational eggs which enclose our physical body, thus existing outside our
material body.

Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that these seven egg-shaped
vibrational envelopes which surround our human body together generate an OVER
TONE which sets up an EIGHTH vibrational field around the seven envelopes.
Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that this Octave Set of vibrational
fields (each of the eight vibrational frequencies is one whole-number multiple of the
vibrational frequency of the field which is immediately inside and below it) together
constitute an OCTAVE SET, the vibrational phenomenon of which actually precipitates our
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whole BEING out of the Quantum Foam which vibrates at one integral whole-number
multiple rate of vibrational frequency above the rate of vibrational frequency of the Eighth
Field of vibration (which is generated as an OVER TONE of the seven inter-acting vibrational
frequencies which occur within the egg-shaped envelope formed around our physical body
generated by the functioning of the Chakras within our body).

Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that we, as human beings, have access
to a unique biological experience by directing our Conscious human attention directly into
each one of the discrete vibrational fields which are generated by each Chakra within our
human body and/or by directing of conscious attention directly into each of the discrete
vibrational envelopes which surround our human body. The unique experience which we
access when we direct our conscious attention into each of these discrete vibrational fields
within our body and/or immediately surrounding our body is ONE of our human senses.
These are:

Smell (within the vibrational field generated by our FIRST CHAKRA);


Taste (within the vibrational field generated by our SECOND CHAKRA);
Sight (within the vibrational field generated by our THIRD CHAKRA);
Touch (within the vibrational field generated by our FOURTH CHAKRA);
Hearing (within the vibrational field generated by our FIFTH CHAKRA);
INTUITION: DIRECT UNITIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL
UNIVERSE (within the vibrational field generated by our SIXTH CHAKRA); and
INTELLECTUAL PERCEPTION (i.e. the ability to distinguish the difference
between [our SELF and other things and between one thing and an other thing]
thus generating our experience of Self Consciousness and within the very same experience
generating an apparent separateness from all of the rest of Reality out there, within the
vibrational field generated by our SEVENTH CHAKRA);
DIRECT UNDIFFERENTIATED EXPERIENTIAL ACCESS TO THE INFINITE
& ETERNAL SEA OF TOTALLY UN-DIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS
and MANIFESTATION (within the vibrational field generated by our EIGHTH
CHAKRA.)

Thus, it is the Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview that
we, as human beings, possess eight separate and distinct experiential sources by means of
which we can gather, discriminate and then integrate data both inside and outside our physical
Universe by means of which we can discern patterns manifesting within this sensory data,
AND BY MEANS OF WHICH WE CAN (INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY)
FUNCTION AS A CAUSATIVE SOURCE OF CHANGE WITHIN OUR PHYSICAL
UNIVERSE.
3.10.5. Mode of Ethical Reasoning

Adherents to The Eight Paradigm Worldview believe that, once one has perfected the
vibrational frequency of each of the EIGHT human Chakras which are located within ones
own physical body [2], one should direct ones physical body (and all of ones material and
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non-material vibrational fields) to the task of maintaining or to re-integrating into


symphonic harmony all of the disparate multiples of CONSCIOUSNESS occurring within the
specific time period of the physically incarnated Life into which one finds oneself born within
this physical Universe because these multiples of CONSCIOUSNESS are supposed to be
vibrating in symphonic harmony with one another as stepped whole-number multiples within
ONE OCTAVE of the ONE fundamental wave length of THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR
COSMOS which is occurring within our physical Universe.[3]
Therefore, Adherents to The Eighth Paradigm Worldview believe that the ONLY truly ethical
human conduct is conduct which is directed to the task of either bringing into perfect
symphonic harmony ALL Eight of the Chakras within ones own human body or (that having
been already achieved) directing all of ones conscious attention to the task of maintaining
or re-integrating into symphonic harmony all of the disparate multiples of Consciousness
occurring in ones world during ones lifetime.

4. E.T. Consciousness
4.1. The Need for a New Eighth Paradigm Worldview
THE NEED FOR A NEW EIGHTH PARADIGM THEOLOGICAL WORLDVIEW
The theology of any given human worldview plays a central role as the purveyor of a set of
beliefs concerning what goes on outside of the physical parameters of our universe. These
beliefs coalesce into the pillar beliefs of any world view: cosmology, teleology, ontology, and
epistemology.
These pillar beliefs undergo a radical change as a direct result of the discovery of the fact that
we are not the only intelligent and technologically advanced species. Indeed we may well be
less evolved intellectually, technologically, and spiritually than other species in our own
galaxy.
The resulting mode of ethical reasoning that results from these pillar beliefs occasions the
development of new philosophical and theological systems. This new theology will,
necessarily, require a new ministry to spread the details of this new set of perspectives about
our species and our place in the galaxy and the wider universe.
We can expect all of the current traditional modes of spiritual practice will try to
accommodate this new post-contact reality. However, the radical transformation of all areas
of human endeavor and knowledge will require a new internally consistent theological
framework consistent with the Eighth Paradigm world view.

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4.1.1. Current Theologies Cannot Be Adapted Well

The current traditional modes of spiritual practice, as institutions, will try to amend their
traditional theologies to try to include these radically new aspects of reality. However, the
new human culture that will be generated by the integration of the key aspects of these two
major alterations in our human reality in the 21st century into all of the disparate fields of
human knowledge calls for the formulation of a new and thoroughly self-consistent world
view with its own unique theology.
4.1.2. The Need to Start Now

In order to avoid having our human theologies swept aside or subsumed into an
extraterrestrial one, then we need to begin to develop the specifics of a new theology which
assumes that we are not necessarily the central focus of the unfolding of the cosmos.
4.1.3. Setting the Stage for Disclosure

Once we show political and religious leaders that there is a way to adjust our own secular and
spiritual worldviews to accommodate the scientific insights of quantum mechanics and other
intelligent life forms, we can create a climate for disclosure of the contact information they
may have. Without our initiative, these leaders will try to create a new worldview that saves
current institutions and their prerogatives.
4.1.4 Creating More Accountable Institutions

The creation of our own secular and spiritual post-contact worldview can give humans a
central position of importance and political leverage regarding communication with extraterrestrials. Without our initiative the information channels will continue to be controlled by
elites and used to protect their current status.
4.1.5. The Need for An Outreach Ministry

We need to establish an active outreach ministry which is organized and dedicated to


preparing the way for first contact or its announcement. This will minimize or at least cushion
the shock of this event on our political and religious structures and human culture. By
preparing for this inter-stellar encounter, we should decrease the need for any attempt to hide
or manipulate this event by those in a position to do so. In addition we hope to create an
environment that is not hostile so that there will be no attempt to stave off contact.
4.1.6. Readiness for Contact

Our work to develop and spread the Post-Contact Eighth Paradigm world view has the
possibility to show intelligent extra-terrestrial life forms that we are preparing for contact in a
way to reduce hostility and fear.
4.1.7. The Most Important Reason

The most important reason why we need a new post contact Eighth Paradigm worldview is
to motivate those who do believe that there is a very real spiritual dimension to reality to work
out the very best reasons why people should not lose faith in the cosmic role and importance
of the human species. This will be even more critical if we encounter intelligent life forms
which are significantly more evolved than we are.
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4.1.8. A Cosmic Theology

In the unlikely event that the extra-terrestrials we encounter do not have a theology, we will
need a cosmic or non-homo sapiens centered theology to share with them. Otherwise we will
not have a theology to share with them which will have any relevance to them. Their lack of a
theology could lead humans to view this other species as inferior and to create a climate of
hostility with potentially violent repercussions.
4.1.9. A Good Thing to Do in Any Event

The creation and spread of a cosmic theology which is not focused exclusively on humans
will be a positive step forward for humanity. We can develop a better sense of what is true.
We can develop a notion human spirituality from a fresh perspective, freed from perspectives
and formulations of the distant past in which we are still largely ensnared.
Clearly, a wooden casting off of all such traditional antecedents would be unwise since we
could throw out the baby with the bathwater. Although, this is a task that will take a lot of
effort, the development of a theological construct which allows for and assumes the presence
of other intelligent life forms, it is a valuable undertaking in its own right regardless of when
we may encounter others from across the stars.
4.1.10. Improving Our Standing in the Cosmos

One of the best reasons for developing an Eighth Paradigm theology and spirituality is to
show other intelligent life forms, when we encounter them, that we have some level of
sophistication. In short, we can show, that we are not primitives and that we articulate a view
of the cosmos that includes other intelligent life forms.
4.1.11. The Role of the New Paradigm Institute

While it is understandable that, upon the first publicly confirmed contact with extraterrestrials, attention will turn immediately to the question of what steps will have to be
undertaken by governmental officials to responsibly respond to this extraordinary event.
Another portion of our human family will have to address the social, psychological,
philosophical and theological impact that this extraordinary event is going to have on our
planetary society in order to sway the governmental response in a positive direction. Indeed, it
is very possible that it will become necessary to have this latter popular response drive our
governments response away from a direction than they might otherwise be inclined to
undertake pursuant to their own instincts.
4.1.12. Who Will Undertake This Task?

The public statement issued by The Catholic Church in October of 2009 provides some
grounds for hope that the institutional churches within our human culture might mobilize in
time to undertake this important service to our human family. However, the history of
churches and religious organizations over the centuries is not encouraging. Indeed, specific
overtures made to the institutional churches within the past two decades to begin to
responsibly plan for and prepare for this experience have not been well received. This raises
the distinct likelihood that our current religious institutions will not adequately prepare our
human family for first contact. They are unlikely to educate or mobilize their members and a
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critical mass of humanity to take the steps necessary to influence military and political
institutions to handle first encounter in a more supple and intelligent manner
Therefore, some other, appropriately sophisticated, UFO-aware, philosophical and theological
human movement must provide both a stimulus and a vehicle for the necessary philosophical
and theological discussions. This discussion will have to be generated and undertaken among
our civilian population in order to provide the positive motive force that will be necessary to
stop our political and military institutions from reacting inappropriately to this inter-stellar
encounter.
Might not this service be most-responsibly provided by the International UFO Congress
Community?

4.2. Theological Implications


4.2.1. The Nature of Theological Questions in General

We define theological questions in general as questions which seek to acquire knowledge


about the most the most fundamental truths to explain what is going on if anything outside
or inside our physical universe that is beyond our perception. To answer these questions can
be done purely within philosophy. This is called metaphysics the study of the underlying
principles that explain and give meaning to the physical world.
To deal with these questions from the standpoint of religious experience, spirituality, or a
formal religious belief system is theology. For our purposes here, I will gloss over the fine
points of these distinctions between metaphysics, the philosophy of God, and theology since
for most people the every day common sense world is divided into rational scientific or
philosophical questions and moral and theological questions.
Consequently, I am limiting my approach in this presentation to the enterprise of theology. I
am delimiting theology as our human endeavor to attempt to:
1. Acquire, categorize, analyze and evaluate the data that is acquired through the exercise of
an entirely separate and distinct sixth human sense- our faculty of intuition or spirituality
and then
2. Arrange, assemble and reflect upon this data again through the application to this
differently-derived data of our human intellect which is our ability to distinguish
between one thing, concept or experience and another.
3. Using both the intuitive and intellectual faculties we can supplement an otherwise strictly
materially-derived mode of ethical reasoning.
4. Arrive at norms of collective conduct that are right from a strictly utilitarian perspective
and from an intuitionist perspective as well.
This approach allows us address the every day problems of life as well as profound cosmic
human questions rationally and intuitively.
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4.2.2. The Principal Pre-Contact Questions Are

1. Origin:
If our material universe has not simply always been here and it somehow came into existence,
then was this creation event caused by some factor or some phenomenon that was or is not
simply some sub-component material aspect that has simply always been an internal
component of our physical universe? If the universe became materially manifest, what might
this non-material factor, or phenomenon be, that caused our universe to come into material
existence or manifestation?
The traditional Christian answer to this question is that God created everything that is and
holds it in existence. The Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions conceive of the Creator
God as personal. These three religions of the Book with their common Semitic Middle
Eastern origins present God in the mode of an autocratic desert patriarch or tribal potentate.
However, if in the process of learning more about life in the universe and encountering other
advanced life forms, what will happen to our notion of a paternalistic God who made creation
for us? What if we find that all or parts of the mulitiverse the infinite variety of universes
posited by string theory leads us to the conclusion that this perceived coming in and out of
existence is part of a natural process?
2. Origination Phenomenon
If our universe the sum total of all detectable and inferential dark matter and energy came
into existence by some phenomenon, what might possibly be the nature or qualities of such a
phenomenon?
Does this phenomenon have to be non-material in its nature since, by necessity, it must have
preceded all matter and energy? As we begin to incorporate more of early 20th century
physics based on quantum mechanics even the notion of materiality is giving way to
packets or quanta energy/matter. The concepts of dark matter/energy that can only be
inferred mathematically are also pushing the notion of what materiality is. If we meet an
advanced species, their concept or story related to the existence of the universe may be a
purely natural phenomenon or they may have a radically different set of constructs. However,
if we can push our cultural horizons to have a broader understanding of these questions, we
will have a better sense of our purpose and that of the multiverse.
3. Characteristics of the Originator
It seems then, that this originator phenomenon would not possess any of the qualities of a
noun at all since virtually all concrete nouns (other than abstract concepts or ideas) refer to
material things. This creative phenomenon therefore, possesses certain noun- making qualities
that are intrinsic to material or conceptual objects, such as: shape in terms of finite
boundaries, size a finite quantity, and duration, a finite temporal existence.
In fact it is possible that such an originator phenomenon would have only the qualities of the
entirely non-transitive verb of being itself. As such it would not have any of the noun making
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qualities or conditions at all such as: specific location; height, length, width, weight, finitude
or any other measurable features. In turn, this lack of or excess of three dimensions might
make this phenomenon incapable of being perceived by our senses or scientific constructs
which convey qualities or characteristics of objects in the four dimensions of space-time.
Consequently, this originator phenomenon may be beyond our detection because it is not
qualified or conditioned by such qualities. Perhaps, such being is entirely unconditioned,
infinite, and eternal, entirely un- differentiated consciousness itself.
4. Creator and Creation
If the universe came into existence or material manifestation by a non-material phenomenon
that is not some sub-component physical aspect of our material universe, then what might be
the relationship between the creator and creation?
5. Universe As Conscious and Always Existing
Is it possible that the confluence of the sum total of all of the matter / energy that makes up
our entire universe is self conscious in the same way that we are and that it has always
existed.
6. Self Consciousness and the Universe
Whether the universe has always existed or was caused to come into material existence at
some specific point, what relationship does my experience of consciousness have with the
universe and to whatever this creator / originator phenomenon there may be?
7. How Does One Know?
How can we know the answers to questions like these? Do really understand our experience
of reality by just using our intellect to focus the material data we can perceive? Is there a sixth
sense a different intuitive faculty that allows to grasp matters in their totality? Is there even a
seventh or spiritual sense or are the spiritual and the intuitive one and the same?
8. Purpose and Meaning
Is there any conceivable specific purpose why such an infinite and eternal, entirely
undifferentiated consciousness might generate an initial, unique locus of differentiation within
its undifferentiated and infinite being? Was this locus of differentiation the singularity from
which our universe blossomed?
Assuming that the singularity was this locus of differentiation, why did the singularity come
about? What purpose can it have, if any? Can the unfolding of the universe disclose any hints
or ideas as to why it exists and what is the purpose of it unfolding?
If indeed there is a purpose does it also then tell us what all of this means for us an individuals
or nodes of consciousness separated from the undifferentiated consciousness?
In short, if there is no purpose or end is there any reference point by which we can evaluate
and set standards for our conduct to be in harmony with the universe or are we lost in a
meaningless universe?
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Does this entirely undifferentiated consciousness choose to intervene, or break into, the
natural laws of the universe to enlighten individuals to understand the purpose and direction
of the universe and the norms of our conduct to be in harmony with it?
Is such an illuminating human experience potentially available to everyone through education
or simply by the recognition of what lifestyle practices would lead to such a special
experience?
9. Higher Consciousness as the End Point of Evolution
It is possible that our entire species is undergoing a purposeful evolution in with we will all
have this enlightenment faculty that will allow us to have immediate and direct access to this
special experience. This development would be analogous to the way in which sensory
faculties developed within earths life forms that gave them access to the vibratory
phenomena of light and sound. Indeed, there is also the possibility that this development of
our species is being driven by a bonding phenomenon of an infinite and eternal field of
mutual attraction that transcends our universe and extends infinitely out and away in formless
consciousness.
From this perspective we can actually see the universe a type of condensed or contracted
consciousness which is urrounded by a completely unified field of simple unconditioned
being which is conscious of everything.
10. Life after Death?
Would it be possible for me as a self conscious being to survive this individuated material
incarnation in this state of undifferentiated being outside energy /matter?
If this is possible is there something that I might do to be able to access this state of nonmaterial being or will it be experienced by all humans eventually regardless of their individual
conduct in this material incarnation?

4.2.3. The Principal Post Contact Theological Questions Are

1. Do these extra-terrestrials have any sense of theology or are they exclusively


intellectual in the sense that they grant no credence to or role or an intuitive or spiritual
faculty?
Intelligent sentient species are generated by the same infinite and eternal sea of entirely
undifferentiated consciousness. Consequently, extra-terrestrials as conscious beings are
generated as we are from undifferentiated consciousness and are in relationship with it. They
would also be self-conscious since this is a pre-condition for intellect which allows us to
distinguish ourselves from all other things.

Since the relationship between the individuated consciousness and the unitary consciousness
that exists out beyond the physical universe is the very subject matter of theology, it is
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reasonable to assume that intelligent extra-terrestrials have a theology. In short, their


reflection on their relationship between the self and the source of consciousness constitutes
theological reflection.
Even though they are intelligent beings, it is possible that they might not give credence to
such a source of consciousness and might not have a theology. Like many humans they may a
purely secular or scientific perspective.
This would pose the greatest possible threat not only to our traditional human theological
institutions but, indeed, to our entire human theological enterprise as a whole. This crisis
could pose the danger that our ultimate quest is short circuited by purely secular answers. On
the other hand these secular answers could be seen as freeing us to investigate the deeper
problems of matter and the universe. In this case we would have to develop a field of
endeavor a ministry to help humans to adapt these secular answers to the questions of
meaning and purpose in their lives.
2. If they do not have our sense of theology have they developed purely secular or
scientific answers to questions about what lies beyond the space-time boundaries of the
universe? If so what influence does it have on our planet?
Their theology might confirm or contradict some of our various theologies. It might also
trump all of ours. If we adopted their theology it might cause us to adopt their moral, ethical,
and political systems. There are other possibilities. We might add their theology to our
collection. We could insist that our theology is superior. How we could come up with a
comparative ranking of theologies is not at all clear. Such a claim to superiority could be very
dangerous since conflicts over theological systems have been very destructive of human
society and progress.
3. If they do have a theology how will it affect our various theologies on earth?
Will we adopt their theological system and the philosophy and social organization
that derive from it?
Will we just add it to our collection as a new earth theology?
If we or some of us judge that our particular theology is superior to theirs, will it lead
to a religious conflict?
What quality or charism could justify such a position on our part?
What quality or charism would cause us to accept their theology as superior?
What if we shared the same desired quality and charism underlying our theologies?
If so, what effect would we have on each others theologies?

There will be a wide variety of beliefs and responses to these questions by members of both
civilizations. However, the principles of religious freedom and freedom of conscience will be
paramount. We will have to protect the right of humans and extra-terrestrials to practice their
faith as they see fit. All groups should be free to present their beliefs and to proselytize or
recruit members. Although either group may feel that that its belief system is preferable, they
may not compel anyone to adopt a belief system.
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The review and study of alternative beliefs, religions, and theologies will be an important
undertaking. We may find that there are certain comparisons that may make one system seem
to be superior to others. However, this can lead to the dreaded human institution of theocracy.
Despite any preference or priority are philosophical and theological might indicate, the
secular state should never establish a religion whether human or extra-terrestrial on our planet
and others.
This brings us to the inevitable issue of what we understand to be the relationship between
biological evolution and spiritual consciousness. Some believe that consciousness is directly
related to ones level of spirituality which is a function of progressive, teleological, biological
evolution. Within the Catholic Christian Tradition this belief is championed by persons such
as Jesuit paleontologist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Meister Eckhart. In the
Hindu Spiritual Tradition this belief is championed by Sri Aurobindo and theosophists such as
Madame Helen Blavatski, Alice Bailey and Annie Besant. The theosophists suggest that
Human Prophets or Adepts such as: Jesus Christ; Moses; The Buddha; Lao Tsu;
Confucius; Mohammad and or Zoroaster are, indeed, biological mutations who are precursors
of the New Human who is biologically latent within our species and who will evolve into full
fruition over time teleologically as part of the purposeful unfolding of the universe.
If this is a correct assumption, then there is good reason to believe that there are literally tens
of thousand of planets within our galaxy which possess life. These life forms have been
evolving progressively pursuant to the same directional principle that we have. More than
likely, many of these societies are much older than we are given the age of their sections of
the galaxy. Their longer experience of this purpose driven evolution indicates the strong
possibility that they are more consciously evolved than our species.
On the other hand David Wilkerson, a Protestant theologian and physicist believes that
spiritual development of a human being has nothing to do with the state of biological
evolution. (Wilkerson is also a fellow of the British Astronomical Society.) Wilkersons
presents his views in his book Alone in the Universe? (1997). Theodore Peters is a professor
of Systematic Theology, at Pacific Lutheran Seminary. In his article The Implications of the
Discovery of Extra-Terrestrial Life Peters cites Wilkerson in his article The Implication of
the Discovery of Extra-Terrestrial Life for Religion (Royal Academy Philosophical
Transactions 2011). According to Peters, Wilkerson bases his position not on the natural,
progressive development of spiritual consciousness but on Biblical revelation.
Christianitys central claim is not based upon the principle of spiritual evolution which will
take us closer and closer to God as our knowledge increases. Christianity recognizes that our
fundamental need is not a super- religion, but a reconciliation which we cannot achieve for
ourselves. At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief in a divinely-initiated redemption, an
action of a gracious God on behalf of a fallen cosmos This message of salvation coming
directly from God is something we can learn only from revelation it cannot be produced
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Wilkerson believes that revelation is possible even for extra-terrestrials whether they are more
or less biologically than we are.
In my view we must develop a new quantum physics based scientific understand of the truth
which underlies many of the spiritual truths that have been expressed as metaphors and myths.
By sorting through these beliefs we can focus on those that we want to preserve and present to
off world societies. We must also be willing to see the theological systems of extra-terrestrials
as an important part of their culture and include them in our own comparative studies of
religion. However, if their beliefs or principles contravene ours we must make every effort to
preserve ours on our planet and in our conduct on other worlds.
4. For many Christians one of the crucial questions is whether Jesus in the form of a
human being has visited other planetary civilizations or became incarnate as a true
member of their species?
If the Christ has only manifested on Earth are other intelligent life forms saved.
Are humans the only ones saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus?
Does this question as criticized by certain liberal Christian thinkers actually show
the misconception of a metaphorical truth for a literal truth?
Since this type of salvation question derives from the explanation of Christian beliefs
in the contexts of Graeco-Roman, Medieval, and other cultures, shouldnt there be a
priority to re-conceptualize these beliefs in a Post-Contact worldview if non-literalist
Christians are going to save their belief system?
Can we be open to the fact that another species has actually grasped the truth?
Conversely, are we willing to present our notion of the truth to an intelligent
species that does not have a notion of intuition or spirituality if we judge it to be a
better explanation?

When we ask the question of whether Jesus in human form became incarnate and brought
redemption to an off world society or whether his salvation is exclusive to humans because of
his death and resurrection on earth, we show this confusion of metaphorical and literal truth.
This question of salvation has two distinct subsets. The first is the Christian doctrine of
redemption in which Jesus dies to atone for our sins and reconciles us with the Father. The
second question is the actually meaning of the life of Jesus.
We need to deal with these questions in reverse order since ones position on the second
question will define ones position on the first.
The majority of the worlds religious population approximately 66% is not Christian.
Another 22% do not subscribe to a supernatural or religious dimension of life at all. Of the
one third of the population that is Christian, the person of Jesus is central to their beliefs.
However, the meaning and purpose of Jesus life on earth and his resurrected presence in
everyday life is capable of many different interpretations. Since the largest Christian
denomination is Roman Catholic (1.2 billion of 1.4 billion Chrisitians) with its standardized
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teaching and belief formulas, we can say that most Christians adhere (at least nominally) to
the centrality of Jesus as Divine Savior. This is also true of other Christian denominations
since it is the central tenet of the faith.
There is a small minority of Catholic and other theologians who see the life and meaning of
Jesus in more metaphorical terms. This position meets stiff resistance since early Christian
teachers and formulators of the religion such as St. Paul specifically rejected non-literal
interpretations offered by the philosophers and mystery religions of the first century.
It is also worth noting that another 1.4 billion humans are followers of Islam. Moslems accept
Jesus as a minor prophet. The prophet Mohammed is the messenger of an utterly and
completely transcendent God. Attaining salvation entry into heaven in the next life
depends on adhering to the five central teachings or Pillars of Islam and observing the Islamic
moral code.
In this context it is interesting to note that a small minority of Christians have moved from a
literal understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus to a symbolic or metaphorical one.
For some in this group, Jesus is the precursor of the fully evolved human. This goes against
the grain of orthodox Christian teaching which views Jesus as truly human and truly divine.
Wilkerson states the traditional consensus Christian view that Jesus as the Incarnate God,
Second Person of the Divine Trinity is Gods gracious act of reconciliation.
The question of Gods revelation to extra-terrestrials is a prime concern for Christians and
Moslems. It off world civilizations have not had the Savior or The Prophet, they can be seen
as tools of the devil and / or ripe missionary fields. A simple review of Christian and Islamic
expansion gives us a preview of their likely perspective on the spiritual welfare and status of
extra-terrestrials.
If we make the reasonable assumption that off world societies that are capable of interstellar
travel are older and therefore more evolved just due to the time interval, it seems highly likely
that they would have had some type of Christ figure or an actual incarnation. This is true if we
assume on the one hand that persons like Jesus represent a more advanced stage of our
evolution. On the other hand the redemption of other worlds could be explained by the
universality of Gods grace and mercy. However, a successful First Contact will require that
Christians and Moslems as well as other faith traditions deal with these possibilities now.
Much of the current language and concepts of present day Christianity are the result of the
synthesis and tumult of Roman Empire of the west combining with the great migratory
invasions of tribes from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This synthesis is known as the
Middle Ages. In fact the pre-eminence of punishment and hell fire, the use of Aristotelian
logic, and the significance of numbers shows the great influence of Islam on European
Christianity in this medieval formulation.
Christians face a similar challenge in dealing with Asian religions and cultures and those of
indigenous people. The modern social justice ethic has led to a strong critique of missionary
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activity as part of cultural and economic imperialism. Accommodating other cultures is more
of a challenge for those Christians whose only rule of faith is the literal interpretation of the
Bible. These smaller free churches do not have a hierarchical structure and they can be antiintellectual.
Christianity has now been through a strong demythologizing phase over the last fifty years.
This has led to a more metaphorical interpretation among some academic Christian elites.
More importantly, though, it has opened a key space to see belief formulations as pale
attempts to convey a deeper reality beyond the physical.
The Second Vatican Council (1961-1965) changed much of the medieval language and
practice of Catholicism to that of the mid-20th century. Clearly a Post Contact earth will
require similar adjustments and transformations. Protestant and Orthodox churches also made
similar, if less dramatic, changes. Turkey became a modern successful secular state in an
Islamic religious context.
The post-colonial encounter with Hinduism, Buddhism and contemporary neuroscience has
already lead to changes in the notions of sin and guilt. There has been a shift away, in
Christianity, from individual sin to the social structure of sin as oppression and exploitation.
1. Can we be open to the fact that another species has actually grasped the truth? Conversely,
are we willing to present our notion of the truth to an intelligent species that does not have a
notion of intuition or spirituality if we judge it to be a better explanation?
2. Doesnt the increased likelihood of contact require us to work on a clearer understanding of
intuition and spirituality as distinctive beneficial human characteristics to be placed at the
service of other advanced intelligent life forms?
We must also prepare to present off world civilizations our faculty of intuition and use it to
develop our belief systems in the Post Contact world. In fact this has been a core theme in
Star Trek and other space sagas. The uniqueness of our species with a soul and a conscience
has been our trump card in these mythic encounters with more advanced and more power
beings.
If indeed, this turn out to be the case we should prepare and support humans with these
advanced gifts as our ambassadors. These would include men and women from Sufi,
Christian, Hindu, Jewish and other mystical adepts.
In fact, we should embark on a major effort to develop and use this sixth intuitive sense as
common medium of communication between ourselves and extra-terrestrials.
7. Is it possible for extra-terrestrial life forms to be Angels or Demons in the sense
that they are basically good or bad? Are they like us in terms of being good with moral
failings? Given the potential for vast numbers of advanced life forms, is it possible that
their cultures would cover a spectrum of values between malevolence and benevolence?
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There can be a dialectical mindset in which we are tempted to see extra- terrestrial societies as
angelic or demonic. To the extent that they a rational beings, more than likely, they are like us
in terms of behaving well and behaving badly at times. Our best approach is to give these
societies the benefit of the doubt and to use the tool of cultural relativism to understand these
cultures in their own terms as opposed to ours.
The primary challenge to theology has to do with the fact that it is anthropocentric. It is
centered on the importance of humans to God and the dynamic of divine and human
interaction.
8. What aspect of our theological belief system will be most affected by encounter with
extra-terrestrials?
THIS is the prospect that I discussed in my article published in the Special Vatican UFO Issue
of OPEN MINDS Magazine entitled: Catholic Dogma Faces E.T. p. 77.
In this article, I presented several themes that have already been discussed in this monograph.
The key challenge for the Judaeo Chrisitian tradition is the challenge to the belief that the
creation was made for our species and that we have a unique central place in it. In fact,
Christians see the history of the solar system as an unfolding of salvation history. In this
context, humans renounce their centrality in the cosmos through disobedience and suffer the
consequences of this alienation: death, murder, war, starvation, and the whole panoply of
evils. Humanity is reconciled to God through the death and resurrection of Gods Word, Jesus
who is both truly human and divine.
Some have, indeed, already embarked upon the intellectual process of attempting to try to
transform ETs into the mythological pagan gods or into the position of the angelic beings in
the classical Catholic theology.
I believe, however, that all of these entirely-understandable and good-faith human efforts to
try to shoehorn these extra-terrestrials into the shoes of these mythological beings are destined
to achieve no happier an outcome than that which was experienced by each of the step sisters
of Cinderella in their vain effort to force their undeserving foot into the magical glass slipper.
We, must, I believe, instead, come to the true meaning of the phenomenon of our own human
spirituality and its mysterious, intimate relationship to the realm of consciousness (the Great
Ontological Mystery) in the broader context of quantum physics. This task is all the more
urgent as the probability of First Contact increases. If we are not to be relegated to an inferior
status by a more advanced off world civilization.
I am confident that extra-terrestrials, too, will have discovered the secret of that most
important faculty upon which the ultimate success or failure of our common mission together
will be our mutually shared faculty of intuition, our shared spiritual faculty that is rooted in
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If I am correct in this assumption that this Extra-Terrestrial Species has also learned this
important Secret, then the pathway to our true Partnership with them will be clear. It will
lie along the pathway which resides within each one us, in both of our species. For it is truly
the individual access which each one of us has to this intimate experience of unity, as a
member of our human species and as a member of an extra-terrestrial species whom we are in
the process of encountering, that constitutes the true gateway to the stars. Let us hope and,
yes, let us pray that this pathway will lead our human family home and that along this
pathway home we will encounter our extra-terrestrial partners on our way back to our
common home.
9. If other advanced life forms are more advanced in their notion of intuition and
spirituality, wont that reduce our belief systems to mere primitive attempts to deal with
these questions?
IF this is true, it is possible that we may still possess a theologically important quality
according to even an entirely new, more-expanded, theology.
A. If so, what precisely is this unique or special quality?
B. How important, exactly is this quality to us even though it may be something we share with
a non-human species?
C. What might this new expanded theology be?

4.3. Philosophical Implications


4.3.1. The Nature of Philosophical Questions in General

Philosophical questions are directed to our human familys most profound and fundamental
questions about the nature of our universe, our place in it, and why we exist at all.
1. How did this universe in which we find ourselves actually get here? Has it simply always
been here? Did it come into existence at one specific point in time in the past just as each
one of us did?
2. Will our universe and all of the wonderful things that we have achieved as a species simply
disappear one day in our future just as it began in one single moment or might it all simply
dissipate out into Infinity?
In short, such philosophical questions are directed toward our human familys understanding
of the principles pursuant to which events are taking place and what the importance might be
(if any) of our human family within these unfolding events.
As we also noted in our 2010 opening discussion of this topic, the enterprise of philosophy is
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1. Acquire, categorize, analyze and evaluate the sensory data that is acquired by us Human
Beings through the exercise of our five, physical human senses as well as our experience
of intuition; then to
2. Arrange ideas, assemble thoughts and reflect upon this experience through the application
of our human intellect
3. Construct a sound and effective mode of ethical reasoning which we can
4. Apply to guide our human conduct both individual and collective, to address the individual
problems of life and
5. To try to answer the cosmic, profound, questions of life so that we as thinking, logical,
rational, and logical beings can
6. Rationally determine how best to comport our human conduct both individual and
collective in a manner that is right and to refrain from engaging in human conduct that is
wrong.
4.3.2. The Principal Pre- Contact Philosophical Questions and Pillars of Belief

1. The Cosmological Question:


WHEN and how did this entire material universe and all things that we see all around us
come to be? In short, why is it that there is something rather than nothing? Did all of these
material things come into existence at one single moment in time, in the past or is it
possible that all of this has simply always existed? What difference -if any does the
answer to this question make?
2. The Teleological or Purpose Question:
However our material Universe came into physical being, is our universe physically
unfolding, or physically moving in some particular direction toward some specific,
ascertainable end or objective?
In short, is there any pre-ordained or pre-programmed purpose or end game toward which
our universe seems to be heading; are the consequences of this purpose operating in the
universe as natural laws?
3. The Ethical or Meaning / Purpose Question:
If there is such a specific end or objective toward which the universe is steadily and
progressively unfolding does that end or objective implicitly provide some kind of relative
meaning or purpose for the existence of the universe?
4. The Ontological or Being / Consciousness Question:
How did consciousness come into existence within this entire apparently strictly material
universe? More specifically, how did this consciousness which I experience myself come
into existence? What is the nature of this consciousness which distinguishes it from the rest
of the seemingly non-conscious or strictly material universe?
5. The Epistemological or Nature of Truth Question:
What are the means by which we, as human beings can possibly ascertain the knowledge
to answer these cosmic questions.
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6. The Free Will Question:


Do animals or insects think or do they just do whatever comes naturally to them by pure
instinct alone by dint of some entirely unreflective DNA programming? In other words, are
animals and insects somehow physically programmed, simply mechanically, by nature to
act in all of the ways in which they act?
If so, are we human beings mere animals in this way as well? That is, am I and are you to
some degree simply biologically programmed by nature to act merely mechanically as all
other animals do?
On the other hand are we, to some degree -if any- capable of choosing to consciously
diverge from any such physical programming that we have received from nature?
7. Comparative Social Ethics:
If we are capable of freely choosing what conduct we will or will not engage in, then
what norms, standards, criteria or objective principles are we to choose to guide our
conduct? Pursuant to what criteria are we, in turn, to ascertain or discern these standards?
8. The Philosophical Endeavor:
Once we identify an effective and persuasive mode of ethical reasoning, the philosophical
endeavor is our effort to apply it to guide our individual lives on a daily basis.
9. Political Philosophy:
We engage in political philosophy when we apply this same specific mode of ethical
reasoning to guide our collective human decision making in areas which affect entire
communities regarding individual and group choices that confront us in the course of our
daily community living.
10. Theology vs. Philosophy:
When we attempt to answer these philosophical questions with regard to activities outside
of the physical parameters of our universe we are in the realm of theology.

4.3.3. The Principal Post Contact Philosophical Questions

1. Since the discovery by our human family of the existence of technologically advanced
intelligent life forms what are the philosophical implications, in general, of this
transformational discovery? Specifically, what are the philosophical implications of
our discovery that we as a species are not necessarily at the apex of evolution in the
universe?
The discovery of advanced extra-terrestrial life forms dislocates humanity from the center
of the universe. It is analogous to Galileos discovery that the earth and other planets orbit
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2. Can we as a species accommodate this change philosophically the same way we


eventually adjusted to the notion that the earth and planets orbit the sun? Is there a
way to retain our assumed privileged states as a species?
While it is possible that extra-terrestrial species may be more advanced than we are in
certain ways, there is the possibility that our faculties of intuition and spirituality would
help us keep our preferred status. For examples, aliens who focused on reason at the
expense of emotion or aesthetic values wouldnt meet our criteria as advanced in some
ways. Also, our encounter with other intelligent life forms may lead us to place less value
on intelligence as the hallmark of evolution if aliens have a low social IQ by our standards.
3. If the members of this newly discovered extra-terrestrial, intelligent species are more
biologically evolved than we are what effect has that had on them relative to us? Do
they still retain the basic survival, predatory, and dominance drives that we do or
have they gone beyond them in some way?
If they have evolved in a way in which they can transcend basic survival drives for
violence and domination, we may find ourselves having to deal with a greatly reduced
sense of our place in the universe. This will be particularly true if it appears that their
evolution is being directed to an end point of perfection in a purpose driven teleological
fashion. This situation of inferiority may be compounded by encounters with more than
one extra-terrestrial group with a higher state of emotional integration.
4. Even if other intelligent life forms are more evolved, is there something about our
intuition that is purpose driven (teleogical) which still gives us a unique superior
place in the universe? In other words does intuition replace intelligence as the key
indicator of evolutionary progress?
The short answer is yes. If we perceive and believe theologically in the power of grace as a
divine free gift that has been bestowed on our species, we can see our status in a different
light. Once again the primacy of intuition and spirituality may differentiate us from other
advanced species we may encounter. Others who take the opposite theological tack that we
can consciously increase our state of intuitive and spiritual function will focus more on the
possibility of human growth and achievement. In either case our status would not be
threatened by the discovery of other more advanced life forms since their participation in
consciousness and evolution is analogous to ours. As a more evolved species they would
be further along the development cycle but would share a common development dynamic
with us.
5. If the biological experience of the unitive Intuition of being is the next phase of
human evolution, will the extra-terrestrial species we encounter already have evolved
to this state? What are the implications if such beings do not show a higher state of
consciousness?
Craine Brinton marked the end of his 30 year tenure as Chair of the Department of
Intellectual History at Harvard University with a talk in May of 1968. His topic was the
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In brief, Professor Brinton said that just as the development of intellect caused our species
Homo sapiens sapiens to diverge from Homo erectus, the evolution of the faculty of
intuition would be the next transformation of our lineage.
And it is by biologically experiencing this unitive experience that one comes to truly
know that everything is oneincluding each of uswith all that exists. And by means of
this direct, biological experience (like seeing, hearing or smelling), we can each
experientially come to know what specific form of human conduct both individual and
collective is either harmonious with or disharmonious to the natural order of being.
It may be that our unique contribution to other intelligent life forms may be our ability to
achieve higher states of consciousness such as the biological experience of the unitive
intuition of being as individuals now and perhaps as a universal trait in the future. In fact,
this is a common philosophical theme in the various forms of the Star Trek sagas. The
quest for such a faculty on a personal level is personified in the character of Data, an
android with amazing intellectual and physical capabilities who can conceive of this
faculty but does not experience it. This faculty allows us to experience the physical
phenomenon of the Unified Field which physically bonds together ever single, ultimately
non-divisible unit of mater in the entire universe into one integrated and harmonious
whole.
Through this unitive experience each of us will come to know what conduct is either
individually and collectively harmonious or disharmonious with natural order of being.
6. How would our encounter with an extra-terrestrial civilization change the context
and dynamic of our internal political, economic, and social disputes? Shouldnt we be
recasting our relationships and institutions in preparation for this encounter?
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled
by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the
momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the
inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some
other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another,
how fervent their hatreds. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)
It is now clear that we, as a species, ought to be directing our immediate collective human
attention to the resolving these disputes which now appear to be petty in the context of a
broader galactic perspective. This will be essential if we as a species hope to convey to the
leadership of an extra-terrestrial civilization that we intend to retain certain absolutely
fundamental principles and values.
7. How will we explain to them our less than stellar qualities as a species without
creating distrust and defining ourselves as inferior primitives?
Our only real hope in this type of encounter is to present our strengths as well particularly
our sense of compassion. However, we need to strengthen and improve our species
through compassion and affection for all humans.
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So, we should begin now.


8. Do they have philosophical questions and answers to such questions as to the physical
source and origin of the universe and its organizing phenomenon? Do these
philosophical answers lead to some type of ethical system? Would they try to impose
this system of values and behavior on us?
Professor Carl Johan Calleman of the University of Washington in The Purposeful
Universe: How Quantum Theory and Mayan Cosmology Explains the Origin and
Evolution of Life (2009) asserts that scientists are, just now, beginning to discover
evidence that there may well exist a physical vertical axis at the very center of our
universe. This may be the so-called yaxin or Tree of Life to which the ancient Mayan
culture attributed a personality whom they called Hunab-Ku.
Three perpendicular axes emerge from this physical vertical axis. The physical vibrations
which these axes send out create the three physical dimensions of length, breadth and
depth in the universe.
Such a fascinating idea may or may not be turn out to be true. However if it is true and an
extra-terrestrial civilization already has the same or a similar notion, they may expect or
even require that all intelligent beings adhere to these norms individually and collectively
in order to harmonize with this source.
This change would give the Sixth or Radical Monist worldview priority among all seven
human worldviews. In fact this discovery might eliminate the other human world views or
drive them underground.
9. If the extra-terrestrial civilization we encounter does not have such an absolute
source for its ethical system, what might their views be if any?
The answer to this question is very important because it will determine whether:
A. Can we trust them to keep their promises?
B. Do they lie?
C. Do they kill other sentient beings?
D. Do they steal property, resources, or territory?
E. Do they engage in conduct all humans consider unethical?
There are ways in which we can determine the underlying value system or principles and
the way in which norms or standards are embodied in the ethical system. This is a complex
task. It can be done by looking for an internally self- consistent set of answers to four key
questions which are the underpinnings of any philosophical system. You may recognize
them since we have already discussed them.
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A. The cosmological question Why is there anything?


B. The teleological question Is there a guiding purpose?
C. The ontological question Why are we here?
D. The ethical question What is right and wrong?
It is possible that extra-terrestrials we may encounter will not have definitive and verified
answers to these questions. If that is the case they may also have developed alternative
answers to each question. This would mean that they had also arrived at the same octave
alternative answer giving them an octave of extra- terrestrial worldviews. We would then
have a basis to relate to them.
10. What is the likelihood that such a species created homo sapiens or directed our
evolution?
This provocative thesis which is outside the scientific mainstream is advocated by Zecharia
Sitchen in his books Genesis Revisited and the Earth Chronicles. In this scenario, human
have mythologized our creators into gods. Similar speculations are put forth by Erich von
Danikens book In Search of Ancient Astronauts.
While this appears to be a theological question, it is not since we are speaking of creation
in a material and mechanical sense within the bounds of space-time. Even if humans are
the result of some type of technical process, it only moves the theological question to the
species responsible for our development. In other words, Who created them?

4.4. Public Policy Implications


4.4.1. The Principal PRE-Contact Public Policy Questions Are

1. Policy Making Process


What is the best process for making decisions which affect the community given the fact
that there exist seven entirely different Worldviews which shape and mold personal and
group perceptions of issues, possible solutions, and evaluation criteria?
2. Personal Independence
What degree of independence and personal freedom should each person retain with regard to
her or his personal conduct and social conduct?
3. Personal Rights Safeguards
What agreed-upon community institutional safeguards ought to be established by the
community to safeguard this appropriate degree of personal independence and freedom?
4. Norms and Sanctions
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What agreed-upon community institutional rules and structures ought are necessary to enforce
community adopted norms and rules?
5. Persuasion and Social Pressure
Over and above the formal laws that must be obeyed what measures should the individual be
encouraged to obey through social pressure and persuasion. What are the most effective
ethical ways to improve acceptance of these regulations?
6. Social Safety Net
What provision should be made for the basic necessities for survival and a life of dignity for
everyone over and above the purely private personal efforts on the part of each such
individual to provide for her or his own such personal needs and for the needs of her or his
own immediate family members?
7. Personal Physical Security
What provision should the community make for personal physical security for its members
against internal and external threats?
8. Personal Protection and Development Services
In addition to providing for physical protection what other services or protections should the
community afford its members? In addition to education, health care, sanitation, civil
infrastructure, housing, food, what other safeguards and programs should the community offer
its members?
9. Global Policy Coordination
What steps should the world community undertake to coordinate public policy in these areas?

Economics
Agriculture
Transportation
Water
Sanitation & Environmental Protection
Defense
Education & Self-Advancement
Medical Care; and
Recreation.

10. Planetary Governance


Should all of the individual communities on our planet be progressively subsumed into one
global collective community, as communication and transportation technologies become
advanced to the state of making this possible? Or are there specific practical advantages or
important values to be realized by having less massive communities maintainedor even
initiated such as Bio-Regional Communities.

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4.4.2. The Principal Post Contact Public Policy Questions Are

1. In the case that we should discover an extra-terrestrial civilization should we make


our presence known and the way in which we came across them?
This would not be a good idea until we have found out what level of intelligence they may
have and their possible reaction to us.
If we have picked up their radio or some other electronic emission from this Extra- Terrestrial
Species, then our presence may still remain a total secret from them. If this is the case, we
should keep it this way until we have undertaken a process by means of which our entire
human family can participate in the decision as to whether (or when) we should decide to
communicate with this extra-terrestrial species.
I, of course, would vote that we do contact them. However, others may disagree even
violently with this position. Since this issue is of such an absolutely extraordinarily
important nature, we should undertake every possible step to see to it that every Human Being
is provided an opportunity to vote on this permanent species altering decision.
If, on the other hand the specific means by which we have discovered the existence of this
extra-terrestrial species has compromised the secrecy of our existence. Then we should await
some kind of outreach from them while we undertake the above recommended decisionmaking process as to whether or when we undertake to contact this new intelligent species.
Again, I would, of course, recommend that we reach out to them and communicate our
peaceful intentions taking the initiative to establish a positive relationship between our two
civilizations.
Other human beings may, of course, view such a course of action to be a demonstration of
weakness, opting, instead, to await the initiation of substantive contact from them. This would
allow us to evaluate the import and frequency of their communication to us, before we
commit ourselves to any specific disposition toward them.
This, of course, would be the very first worldview clash between adherents to different human
worldviews as to the policy that our human family should adopt toward the extra-terrestrials.
In order to avoid these clashes, we recommend that we undertake to make these policy
decisions now instead of waiting to make them under the duress of first contact.
2. Who should be informed of this discovery? Who should know that we have
established contact?
Top military officials only?
Key executive branch officials?
Top level elected domestic officials?
International allies?
Leaders of all nations?
Our view is that all of the above groups should be notified and briefed as soon as possible.
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1. Shouldnt we avoid making any contact with extra-terrestrials until we have


addressed the philosophical and theological questions that will be posed by this
encounter?
To withhold this information from the public is something that leaders of societies all around
the world believe is not only their prerogative but also their obligation to protect the people
from themselves
2. Should public officials disclose the discovery of an advanced extra-terrestrial society?
This is of course the most sensitive of all public policy questions dealing with first contact. In
fact many Americans believe that their government is withholding just such information and
has been doing so for many decades. This case has been made forcefully by Dr. Richard
Dolan in his two volume work: UFOs and the National Security State.
This decision against transparency appears to be inevitable due to the structure of
administrative agencies which exercise their power through dispensing and withholding
information.
Despite this probability, our Open Skies Ministry should actively support the! establishment
of United States Government Policy and an United NATIONS policy mandating transparency
to governments and the worldwide community.
3. Should we inform the general population?
This is a complex issue. Please see the following answers.
4. Should we withhold all information about first contact until we have evaluated
whatever military threat might be posed?
While such a Policy might, at first impression, seem to be logical, prudent and even
responsible, upon closer analysis, it will be revealed to be nothing more than a habit- response
fostered by a national security state mentality. Such a policy institutionalizes a mindset that is
explicitly contradictory to the very mindset that is uniformly espoused by virtually every
spiritual, ethical teaching known to our species.
Therefore, our open minds ministry should, I propose, actively espouse the establishment of a
United States Government and United Nations public policy affirmatively mandating the
public disclosure of any information establishing the existence of life on any other planet in
our universe within 24 hours of the confirmation of the credibility of this information.
5. What is the best way for us to reveal first contact to the public at large in order to
generate the best possible response?
This Public Policy Decision is, of course, the subject of intense discussion within The UFO
Community.
Some long-time, and trusted, members of our International UFO Congress Community such
as Randolph Koppang believe that they have come across very-persuasiveevidence that such a
public policy decision has already been made by the United States government. Some believe
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that the government even before the Roswell crash in 1947 has been engaged in a program of
inoculating our society and culture by introducing data that they thin will help the public
overcome the shock of first contact. This is supposed to consist of phased revelation after
phased revelation through timed releases of factual information through good faith
investigators who believed that they were extracting this information from an unwilling
government
Others in our community are equally convinced that that a firm decision has been made by
our government to take every step that might be necessary (including the use of physical
violence) to keep this secret concealed from the public for as long as they possibly can. And
there is certainly evidence to support this thesis as well such as the public testimony of many
witnesses surrounding The Roswell Crash Investigation who assert that they were directly
threatened with physical violence if they did not remain silent about what they had seen
surrounding the removal of debris and bodies from the crashed saucer site on the Braswell
Ranch.
I propose that our Open Minds Ministry undertake to establish the public policy both on the
part of our United States Government and on the part of the United Nations that any and all
information about the existence of any and every potential Extra- Terrestrial form of
Intelligent Life be transmitted to public through official classes taught in every public school
in the world.
I also propose that we undertake to establish the policy on the part of every faith based
community to instruct all of their members as to the details that we come to know about any
extra-terrestrial species so as to have these teachings undertaken in a way to build an ever
growing community who will approach our relationship with these extra- terrestrials from the
perspective of the better angels of our nature rather than out of fear and mistrust.
6. Should we first establish some form of covert surveillance of this E.T. civilization to
assure ourselves that they are peaceful before we reveal its existence?
We should undertake every ethical method at our disposal to find out everything that we
possibly can about these extra-terrestrials. We should be overt, not covert.
7. Should we try to contact these extra-terrestrials?
8. Would it be ethical to attempt to use our discovery and the knowledge gained from it
to try to secure some advantage over other nations?
Absolutely not. This is the most important opportunity since the beginning of the nation state
system under the treaty of Westphalia in 1648 to start setting aside the dysfunctional aspects
of this intrinsically dangerous human institution.
9. Given the profound negative implication of public policy questions #7 and #8 above,
shouldnt we consider establishing a new global joint institution to develop these
important policy positions in the common interest of people everywhere?

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YES, and the make up of such an Institution must be very carefully analyzed and discussed so
as to receive a virtual consensus on its make-up. This should be done as soon as possible.
Should we conduct ourselves toward these extra-terrestrials in basically the same self
interested manner we deal with other human nation states? NO. This is precisely why such
activities should be undertaken by non governmental civilian organization. Ideally this
organization would be grounded in and motivated by genuinely spiritual values and
aspirations such as the Open Skies Ministry.
Should we trust or distrust extra-terrestrials more or less than we trust or distrust other
humans? We should handle these relations from the very highest principles. First Contact can
give our species a chance to start over again in the way we frame and conduct our
communications and establish relationships.
10. If the E.T. civilization is substantially more advanced than we are technologically,
what steps should we take to protect ourselves from the destructive effects that were
suffered by human societies when they encountered others with more advanced
technology?
This is a very challenging public policy issue. Our own history gives us reason for great pause
here on the threshold of encountering what may be an extra-terrestrial culture that is much
more advanced. This threatens to cause our entire distinctly human to be almost immediate
subsume by such an advanced culture which may be right here in our own galaxy.
Should we avoid making any contact with extra-terrestrials until we have addressed the
philosophical and theological questions that will be posed by this encounter? To withhold this
information from the public is something that leaders of societies all around the world believe
is not only their prerogative but also their obligation to protect the people from themselves.
Our view is that the public should be informed.
This challenge gives us all the more urgency for us to update and affirm our own culture as a
species to prepare us for the effects the First Encounter will have on our music, art, religion,
science, and technology. Our social norms will also be influenced regarding the structure of
ethical and political systems and interpersonal relationships including sexual mores.
Professor Samuel P. Huntingtons landmark work The Clash of Civilizations and the
Remaking of the World Order strongly advises any culture that finds itself on the brink of
encountering a more powerful culture should take every step to identify and strengthen its
most fundamental values, beliefs, spiritual practices, and other fundamental aspects of its own
culture.
Professor Huntingtons remarks were made in the context of the rising economic and political
strength of China and its potential influence on western culture. However, this advice is a
useful warning regarding the unintended consequences of First Contact.

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Consequently, the Open Skies Ministry should encourage our human family to ascertain what
it is that beliefs and values we want to retain in the face of an encounter with a more
technologically inter-stellar advanced civilization. It is important to remember that we are not
supporting or advocating xenophobia a fear and rejection of other cultures. By the same
token we should not adopt beliefs and values that are diametrically opposed to our own.
We may well be at that point in our history in which we have the opportunity and the
challenge affirm positive beliefs and values and to shed and discard others as we step out
together into the stars.

5. Sources
The New Paradigm Institute: http://NewParadigmInstitute.org
See also:
Daniel P. Sheehan official website: http://DanielPSheehan.com
Youtube-channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrShHXCboC6fNzFFTOCCog/playlists
Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/danielpetersheehan
Romero Institute: http://www.RomeroInstitute.org
Open Skies Ministry: http://openskiesministry.org

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