ZOOM video conference: https://zoom.us/j/711610894
“If our age were not replete with insecurity, anxiety, confusion, despair, and resignation such an attempt as this one would not have been necessary. But the complexity of our situation has required a correspondingly complex examination…”
Jean Gebser | _Ever Present Origin_ (1985), 277
(more “groundwork” and seed questions to come. )
My question about Cosmic Time has to do simply with how we would conduct our moment to moment, day to day, week to week (would we still have “weeks”?) or other forms and patterns of time, if our ultimate horizons were infinite and divine. How would we consider our days, and our lives, if we were (as we are) living in the 4th (or even 5th) dimension? What would that practically and concretely mean? And then what if a society organized its own cultural and productive activities in accordance with cosmic time (inclusive of bio, mental, subtle, virtual and other time-forms)—beyond money-time? What would our calendars be like? How would we divide things up…or not? When would everything happen, and by what inner logic or rhythm?
I would like Cosmos (the organization) to sponsor some kind of Cosmic time, which is actualized in our systems and rituals. What if we integrated and transcended mental-rational, as well as magic and mythic time, to establish a new temporal order (out of chaos)? What if we come from the future? What will the world be like then?
Reading / Watching / Listening:
We will be reading from The Ending of Time, Chapter 1 “The Roots of Psychological Conflict” (click on link to access the chapter). The book is an edited transcript of the slow time dialogue between Bohm and Krishnamurti. The recording of their first conversation in the series, “The Roots of Psychological Conflict,” is available below. Do take note that the experience of reading is much different than listening to this conversation. Listening demands a certain “third ear” level of attention as they dig deep into the roots of the problem.
Recording of the dialogue:
- If the universe is not of time, can the mind which has been entangled in time, unravel itself and so be the universe?
Context, Backstory, and Related topics
- Other relevant links or topics, e.g., leading up to this talk
- Links to additional reading, viewing, listening
- Coordinating upcoming sessions
- Tech questions
- Other procedural issues
- Meta / reflections on Café practice itself