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The Worldview Literacy Program and IONS Overview of two truth systems

Posted Oct. 6, 2010 by Ben12 in Community Groups

commented on Dec. 23, 2010
by Larry Davis

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The following is an experiment in going deeper into various aspects of the following specifics by numbering each and suggesting individual Threads to be responded to as an assist to IONS in finding out where the Community Group interests and support in having specific programs targeting IONS Priorities as an Organization.



THE WORLDVIEW LITERACY PROGRAM



[1] The Worldview Literacy Program is a unique educational initiative that builds upon the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ four decades of research on consciousness and worldview. Our research to date suggests that the most powerful change that one can make, the change from which all other changes spring, is the gaining of new perspectives. Amidst ever-increasing cultural diversity and social complexity, and inspired by converging evidence from multiple disciplines, the following is an educational curriculum that seeks to foster awareness of personal and collective worldviews, and to invite participants to explore the inner dimensions of perception by creatively engaging the fundamental noetic question: how do we know what we know?



[2] The Institute of Noetic Sciences recognizes that there are two truth systems in consciousness, two ways of acquiring information – the inner/subjective/intuitive (the noetic) and the outer/objective/intellectual (the sciences). Much of the world has focused on the latter in its educational and cultural development and ignored the former. A true experiencing of our natural wholeness as human beings requires that we integrate both the inner and the outer while recognizing the limitations of a duality-based, either/or point of view and the inclusivity of a nonduality-based, both/and point of view. How many of you are living using these or similar distinctions?



[3] As explained by IONS founder and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, “the Newtonian idea of separate, independent, discreet things in the universe wasn’t a fully accurate description. What was needed was a new story of who we are and what we are capable of becoming.” That is where consciousness comes in, and the value of direct experiencing. How does this use of consciousness resonate in your daily living?



[4] Beyond our beliefs, beyond our conditioning, beyond the rational/intellectual, there is a source of wisdom that connects us to something larger, that can lead us to a new and expanded view of our reality in which the fundamental interconnectedness of all life becomes more visible. To experience that wisdom, we need to find a way out of the box Of our “normal” operating consciousness—our normal thinking self. How have you been able to experience that wisdom?



[5] Numerous research studies are finding that contemplative practices such as meditation affect the actual structures of our brains and can trigger changes in one’s behavior and perspective. Accessing new states of consciousness and awareness can also be achieved through the simple acts of quieting the mind, listening, and being present. By utilizing these and other similar practices, we will begin to sense a change in our consciousness that will increase access to new sources of insight and transform our experiencing of ourselves and the world around us. How does any of this resonate with your life’s Journeying?



[ 6] The vision of the Worldview Literacy Program is a society in which education of the whole person in a global society forms the basis of our pedagogy, not only in alternative schools, but in mainstream education. How does this register with you and how might you be part of supporting this process?



[7] The mission of the Worldview Literacy Program is to develop and increase access to curricula and tools that help youth and lifelong learners understand the fundamental role that worldview plays in their own and others’ perceptions and behaviors. How might you get Involved personally in such an endeavor?


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  • Larry Davis Dec 23, 2010

    love these comments

  • Larry Davis Dec 23, 2010

    requencytuner contact me also at noeticstudent@centurytel.net

  • Larry Davis Dec 23, 2010

    BEN i love your comments we have alot in common like tesla contact me at
    Larry Davis noeticstudent@centurytel.net

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    Ben12 Nov 04, 2010

    Ben Young Nov 04 2010

    [5] Numerous research studies are finding that contemplative practices such as meditation affect the actual structures of our brains and can trigger changes in one’s behavior and perspective. Accessing new states of consciousness and awareness can also be achieved through the simple acts of quieting the mind, listening, and being present. By utilizing these and other similar practices, we will begin to sense a change in our consciousness that will increase access to new sources of insight and transform our experiencing of ourselves and the world around us. How does any of this resonate with your life’s Journeying?

    frequencytuner Oct 08, 2010
    The first step is to think as one. ONE truth Ben Sounds good wiithin this context..

    frequencytuner Oct 08, 2010
    I am reminded of Tesla right now. He had unimaginable ideas that would (and so far have - not how he imagined them though) change the course of humanity. Unfortunately he didn't have one key element: money. In this world, money speaks louder than anything else even though it is completely irrelevant to the overall cause. I could say I would rally support, oppose pharmaceutical, oil, gas and financial giants, unearth oppressed truths and be the catalyst that sparks the global paradigm shift. If I could, I would, but I am a nobody with a high school diploma and 20 bucks in my pocket. This society will bury me if I try. It is not ready. I am not ready. Ben This sounds like a very interesting place to be coming from in your Journeying...

    Instead, I will remind myself that all of this is self induced and self directed. At the end of the day as long as I know the truth nothing else matters. I can forgive the world 'for they know naught what they do'. I am learning to forgive myself because I do know. I am the culprit, victim and judge. I created this. I have to accept it in order to change it. Ben Okay, so that is another way to go...

    On that note, inner, subjective, intuitive, outer, objective, intellectual are truly the same thing, just opposite perspectives of the same thing "As above, so below". Ben that's certainly one way to view them...Or when they are seen as sugggesed in [1] can be different experiencing base for your Presensing relaioship Journeuing... Namaste, Ben

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    Ben12 Oct 19, 2010

    frequencytuner posted on Oct 08, 2010:
    I can cross reference back and forth all day long between logic and reason and science and spirit and intuition and intellect to point both in the exact same direction. I can tell you how the ancient Hermetics, Egyptians, Sumerians, Indians, Greeks etc have ALL discovered things our modern 'science' is just dawning today. I can show you the 'holy trinity' present in quantum mechanics, biology, thermodynamics, anatomy, oceanography, cosmology, whatever you want. I can relate Pythagoras and Plato to Jesus and the Buddha and then to genetics if you want. It is all the same thing told a multitude of unique ways for a specific purpose.

    Somebody mentioned on a different post that it can take a long time to understand a 'sign'. In other words, 'Hindsight is 20/20' and Chinese proverb says 'dig the well before you are thirsty'. Wisdom and understanding TOGETHER give birth to knowledge. In other words, the Vesica Piscis which equates geometrically to the square root of (the magic number) 3 (Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge). This is not the absolute root of ALL but good enough for now. Have the Wisdom to Understand that you Need both to have Knowledge or Gnosis or Da'at whatever you call it that you so seek. It is ONE.

    >> From Ben Young, thank you for this and I am going to respond to this in Thread [4] which states:

    [4] "Beyond our beliefs, beyond our conditioning, beyond the rational/intellectual, there is a source of wisdom that connects us to something larger, that can lead us to a new and expanded view of our reality in which the fundamental interconnectedness of all life becomes more visible. To experience that wisdom, we need to find a way out of the box Of our “normal” operating consciousness—our normal thinking self. How have you been able to experience that wisdom?”…

    And then arrive at a “Noetic and Sciences Integral Oneness-Separateness Consciousness Oneness Wholeness as ONE Experiencing….! Namaste, Ben

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    Ben12 Oct 19, 2010

    frequencytuner posted on Oct 08, 2010:
    The first step is to think as one. ONE truth.

    >> From Ben Young, thank you for this and I am going to respond to this in Thread [5] which states:

    [5] “Numerous research studies are finding that contemplative practices such as meditation affect the actual structures of our brains and can trigger changes in one’s behavior and perspective. Accessing new states of consciousness and awareness can also be achieved through the simple acts of quieting the mind, listening, and being present. By utilizing these and other similar practices, we will begin to sense a change in our consciousness that will increase access to new sources of insight and transform our experiencing of ourselves and the world around us. How does any of this resonate with your life’s Journeying?”

    Apparently, your “ONE truth, is so primary, and for me “Truth is relative as you stated in your first sending “ At the end of the day as long as I know the truth nothing else matters. I can forgive the world 'for they know naught what they do'. I am learning to forgive myself because I do know. I am the culprit, victim and judge. I created this. I have to accept it in order to change it.” Which seems to be restricted to your own “Subjective Described Doing Truth”…

    For me in my Experiencing’s, from this posting, there are Three Truths versions of ONE that it take so make a Whole of Consciousness Oneness “ALL IS ONE; I AM ONE; WE ARE ONE”… Namaste, Ben

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    Ben12 Oct 19, 2010

    frequencytuner posted on Oct 08, 2010:
    I am reminded of Tesla right now. He had unimaginable ideas that would (and so far have - not how he imagined them though) change the course of humanity. Unfortunately he didn't have one key element: money. In this world, money speaks louder than anything else even though it is completely irrelevant to the overall cause. I could say I would rally support, oppose pharmaceutical, oil, gas and financial giants, unearth oppressed truths and be the catalyst that sparks the global paradigm shift. If I could, I would, but I am a nobody with a high school diploma and 20 bucks in my pocket. This society will bury me if I try. It is not ready. I am not ready.

    Instead, I will remind myself that all of this is self induced and self directed. At the end of the day as long as I know the truth nothing else matters. I can forgive the world 'for they know naught what they do'. I am learning to forgive myself because I do know. I am the culprit, victim and judge. I created this. I have to accept it in order to change it.

    On that note, inner, subjective, intuitive, outer, objective, intellectual are truly the same thing, just opposite perspectives of the same thing "As above, so below."

    >> From Ben Young: I am going to put this in Thread [2] for Dialogue purposes.

    [2] Your “On that note, inner, subjective, intuitive, outer, objective, intellectual are truly the same thing, just opposite perspectives of the same thing ‘As above, so below‘". is for me at the highest level of abstraction potentially, that our Framing and Languaging can ever capture “the State of Sense of Self Consciousness”, which is a best Experiencing “Approximation Word Description Expression”… Namaste, Ben

  • frequencytuner Oct 08, 2010

    I can cross reference back and forth all day long between logic and reason and science and spirit and intuition and intellect to point both in the exact same direction. I can tell you how the ancient Hermetics, Egyptians, Sumerians, Indians, Greeks etc have ALL discovered things our modern 'science' is just dawning today. I can show you the 'holy trinity' present in quantum mechanics, biology, thermodynamics, anatomy, oceanography, cosmology, whatever you want. I can relate Pythagoras and Plato to Jesus and the Buddah and then to genetics if you want. It is all the same thing told a multitude of unique ways for a specific purpose.

    Somebody mentioned on a different post that it can take a long time to understand a 'sign'. In other words, 'Hindsight is 20/20' and Chinese proverb says 'dig the well before you are thirsty'. Wisdom and understanding TOGETHER give birth to knowledge. In other words, the Vesica Piscis which equates geometrically to the square root of (the magic number) 3 (Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge). This is not the absolute root of ALL but good enough for now. Have the Wisdom to Understand that you Need both to have Knowledge or Gnosis or Da'at whatever you call it that you so seek. It is ONE.

  • frequencytuner Oct 08, 2010

    The first step is to think as one. ONE truth.

  • frequencytuner Oct 08, 2010

    I am reminded of Tesla right now. He had unimaginable ideas that would (and so far have - not how he imagined them though) change the course of humanity. Unfortunately he didn't have one key element: money. In this world, money speaks louder than anything else even though it is completely irrelevant to the overall cause. I could say I would rally support, oppose pharmaceutical, oil, gas and financial giants, unearth oppressed truths and be the catalyst that sparks the global paradigm shift. If I could, I would, but I am a nobody with a high school diploma and 20 bucks in my pocket. This society will bury me if I try. It is not ready. I am not ready.

    Instead, I will remind myself that all of this is self induced and self directed. At the end of the day as long as I know the truth nothing else matters. I can forgive the world 'for they know naught what they do'. I am learning to forgive myself because I do know. I am the culprit, victim and judge. I created this. I have to accept it in order to change it.

    On that note, inner, subjective, intuitive, outer, objective, intellectual are truly the same thing, just opposite perspectives of the same thing "As above, so below".

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