and Teilhard Visionary Letter 1 [site 1]
Harvest of Gems and Forty Immutable Parables is about building
a bridge between the phsyical world and the psychic one. The
deeper I go into Teilard de Chardin's vision the more the meaning
of my work unfolds in a very exciting way. My life is a vast
noospheric process. The more complexity there is in evolution,
the more consciousness there is to this growing complexity.
All exterior and interior worlds thus grow together.
Intense physical and psychic competition in a closed space always
generates a pressure that leads to big evolutionary leaps. All
is truly alive and linked. The economic and psychological pressure
of the second and third waves has now led to the evolution of
the noosphere. Yes, the global mind that is emerging on planet
earth. From simple matter to complex social groupings changed
biological states between a series of moving balances has led
to the current evolutionary enviornment on earth.
Groups of living and thinking things are always greater than
the individuals in these groups. Harvest of Gems explores the
dense and complex vortices on planet earth. It shows how psychic
evolution is a groping kind of process towards some kind of
directed change. Wherever there is psychic density like in China,
Japan, India, Israel/Palestine and other parts of the world
there is more psychic potential for creative cultural evolution
simply because there are more human vessels of reflective thought
in these places. This is a counter-intuitive insight, but when
it is fully grasped finally human indifference is then quickly
transformed into immense concern as consciousness speedily increases.
There is a global unity that embraces a new and growing variety
and competiton . There is thus more complexity and more underlying
unity waiting to be discovered along with the expanded consciousness
to understand and embrace this complexity and unity. Harvest
of Gems explores both the individual and global freedoms and
anxieties that are produced by this bold evolutionary process
and then treats it as a spiritual phenomena worthy of scientific
observation and religious pilgrimage.
The current terrorism the planet is suffering was born from
the compexity and stress of the emerging global mind and paradoxically
it is now also contributing to the necessary tension that will
lead to the next evolutionary leap towards greater global creativity
and reconciliation. This will also come much sooner than most
people think. The Kathmandhu chapter of Forty Immutable Parables
describes in vivid detail the psychic crush and religious fusion
that's creating this newly emerging noosphere.
Life arranges itself into orders and natural bundles called
phyla. Thus there is a constant sprouting and branching off
of new living species. Harvest explores this wild phyla and
much, much more. The buds that sprout into new species become
COLLECTIVE psychic realities....
The Palestinians and Israelis are all moving towards a higher
unity as they embrace themselves in an accelerating circle of
violence. The translation and American publishing teams are
such buds and where their sprouts branch off to will be terribly
interesting. The Polish seminar idea was a shift in the wind.
Any psychic collective reality is elastic and has duration and
movement. Each bud has a life cycle with fast growth at the
start and slow maturation at the finish. Both the American publishing
and foreign translation teams have now reached a certain level
of maturity. The next teams are now ready for launching. The
money and promotion teams needed both in America and abroad.
Harvest and Forty Immutable Parables are Teilhardian tracts
which explore multiple levels of sentient life even as they
hurl haphazardly towards a vision of a higher psychic unity.
In the evolutionary process each new bud eventually closes over
itself and then more new buds repeat this evolutionary process.
Biological embryos mature and create new embryos. Early stages
of growth fade and vanish into the past. Childhoods are not
remembered well. Buds are always mutating. The phylic tree of
life always has an over-lapping design for prolonged and accelerated
Evolution must somehow be directed. It has a precise orientation
and priviledged axis. Each new species usually has a more complex
life. Modern science which is too scattered and compartmentalized
dosn't understand this yet. Some evolutionary leaps on the phylic
tree of life certainly become dead-ends. Spinal species with
complex nervous systems had a critical pathway towards higher
kinds of sentiency. Harvest and Forty Immutable Parables thus
follow Teilhard's trajectory of complexity/consciousness to
unheard of levels. The Forty Immutable Parables Calcutta chapter
is a heavy Teilhardian work that goes beyond Teilhard. It deals
even more deeply with psychic evolution and its dynamics beyond
the current evolutionary state we're in....
The bold call for a conscious universe get's a miraculous hearing
with Teilhard. In artistic terms Harvest of Gems and Forty Immutable
Parables are both indeed literary mutations. These works are
a cross between Kerouac, Castaneda, Salinger and Joyce. With
Gurdieff, Teilhard, Toffler, and Mcluhan echoes thrown in, too.
There are also cinematic influences from Kubrick, Eisenstein,
Godard, and Lynch. These cinematic influences spice up a verbal
work of more and more increasing prose/verse complexity. My
work often reaches such complexity that it begins to have an
echo of a more complex form of consciousness.
The first and second avante garde waves in writing and art were
critical bi-furcation points in global cultural history. The
buds from this latest literary sprouting are also nowhere close
to maturing. In cultural history a recycling is always evident
as new artistic sprouts have echoes and resonances of much older
ones. There is a deep layering process which is well documented
in the Ajanta chapter of Forty Immutable Parables.
In the first mock interview sent to the team Harvest got a McLuhan/Teilhard
spin. By the second mock interview, the Teilhard spin got much
more mature. You could say, the Harvest press release was just
a Teilhard sound-bite.
Matter/mind seems to be always forming CONSTANTLY all over the
universe. geo-genesis has led to bio-genesis and psycho-genesis
is now leading to noo-genesis. All morphologies reach a critical
bi-furcation point. Species with a more complex psychic life
usually win out. Indeed it was the very birth of complex thought
that radically accelerated evolution here on planet earth. Mind
reflection was the key. It was the power of the human mind to
ultimately turn in on itself that made this big difference.Like
a powerful cross-mirroring process or a series of movies within
movies humans took on this new process with really powerful
effects. Art itself became a supreme kind of reflective process
and bold marker of human evolution. You see, this seeing of
one's own psychic paces generated a kind of FLASH that ultimately
raised the human reflection vessel to a higher psychic level.
Seeing the bigger life movie lets one jump into a bigger one.
It's an infinite process and a psychic resource of last resort.
9/11 was a gift. it was the jolt that allowed the transition
from one smaller mind movie to an even bigger one. Most people
missed the point. They saw only an intensification of their
smaller personal movies. A few people however caught a temporary
glimpse of the bigger movie that was now suddenly emerging into
full view. Inner life was creating a new and bigger center as
it exploded into itself. We are still too caught up in the new
9/11 movie to see the bigger movie it's embedded in. That's
how bigger mind worlds are born. Harvest and 2-ss are bigger
and more powerful mind movies that force the reader to jump
out of whatever smaller mind movie the reader is stuck in. Harvest
and Forty Immutable Parables are both sci-fi and mind-fi adventures.
Psychic mirroring allows for the multiplication of cultural
inventions and a system of psychic internal constructions. It's
a regressive and infinite process. Mind movies that get bigger
and bigger allow for more psychic freedom. The THRESHOLD of
reflection was a critical evolutionary bifurcation point. It
was indeed a MAJOR evolutionary cross-roads.
You see, different instincts come from different kinds of minds.
More psychic heat generates more focus. More psychic focus generates
more flip. More psychic flip generates a new mind leap. Tantra
works a lot like that. New leaps release new information into
the psychic enviornment. This information then needs to be coded
and framed for the next mind heat and release. Add prayer and
puja to the mindbody expansion and you then have a psychic and
spiritual revolution. Consciousness BOILS OVER and LEAPS in
its hot super-sensory enviornment. One could say that evolution
is a kind of Teilhardian brain-storming. A tantric process par
It's just the hatching of the mind into bigger and bigger mind
spaces in an upward spiral with necessary pauses. Multiple conditions
over time generate the critical hatching. It's a powerful incubation
process. Since my departure from Stockton last year I have been
in some kind of constant incubation both on the central coast
of California and in the Bay area . In Stockton the English
paper-backs and the foreign translations were hatched after
two years of incubation. What will be hatched now? Hopefully
more English publications and also foreign publications along
with the necessary financing to bring this all to quick fruition.
This current incubation process has gone on longer than intended
to everyone's deepening FRUSTRATION. OOPS!