Today I will share a little about two strands which influence human conscious and subconscious, therefore human manifestations and results, on a global level. I will turn to aspects of Judaic and Christian traditions, described and included in The Old and The New Testament respectively. The point of this is to illustrate the complimentary attributes of each aspect. The comparative representation aiming at showing superiority of one above the other, is necessarily included in religiously influenced thinking but irrelevant for our analysis. Judaic tradition should not concern itself with Christianity and vice versa.
Oh, dear, how very pedantic of me, I smiled at myself while dissecting the lyrics of a popular song. So Michael would sing Man in the Mirror and I would shake my head, saying no, no Michael, it is the man in front of it. Then I realised I understood the process of change slightly differently to Michael and my pedantry ran deeper than semantics. The man in the mirror symbolises transformation, while attending to the man in front of the mirror is a higher/deeper octave act of alchemisation. Let me explain.
With the recent developments in mainland Europe and flood of ‘immigrants’ to Germany and Austria I decided to briefly share my understanding of nationalism, nationhood and national spirit, as they are distinct, often feeding off each other, but rarely in synchronicity.
Adapted from Misfortunes of systemic transference.
In Contextualising Economy I mentioned very briefly systemic transference giving algebraic vs economic transference as an example. Today I will expand on the subject by examples of Friedrich Hayek’s and Aristotle’s theories, to indicate that systemic transference, although it can assist in intellectual understanding within and across disciplines, not always translates into successful tools of social management. For the sake of this post I will assume that the reader is loosely familiar with Hayek’s theory of free markets as well as Aristotle’s Politics and will move directly into presenting my views. I will operate within macro and supra levels to illustrate them.
After David Cameron’s strong stance towards European Union this spring it will be inspiring to see if the camaraderie in Brussels take the hint to look at and re-evaluate their inadequate and overly intruding policies.
Last year, inspired by the Scottish Referendum, I wrote about identity and indicated that externals like family, religion and nation claim the rights to our selves. I put these in ‘external’ category as these groups/phenomena can be easily identified in the outside world in form of members of family, or church, the preachers, politicians, national flags and geography.
Economy as a multi-folded, multi-faceted and interdependent phenomenon is conceptualised, experienced and approached differently in every country. This is partly the reason why globalisation, conducted as it had been up until now, brought mixed and sometimes devastating results. I will briefly introduce the contextualisation of economy by looking at it from angles of debt and apparent inequality. I will lean on and use Joseph Stiglitz understandings as a platform to introduce the cosmic perspective to the current Earthly experiences provided by the economic system.
In 2013 I decided to seriously look at becoming a British citizen. After 10 years of working diligently perhaps there was indeed some extra benefit in holding a British passport. There are several criteria but applying is only possible after one had passed a test of knowledge. There is a preparatory book you need to be learning from for the test, entitled Life in The United Kingdom, a Guide for New Resident. It was a great test of patience ploughing through it. It is really a bigger marketing pamphlet, this book. Knowing the realities of living in the UK reading the skewed version was both enlightening and amusing, especially the last chapter.On page 123 of the manual one is informed that on becoming a British citizen they will be asked to take an oath. It reads:
As I continue to work with the collective consciousness of various nations I gain more confidence in deciphering a particular way of thinking or cultural imprints in their psyche, the way societies work as a unit. For just like each of us is their own soul purpose or a divine blueprint, playing a particular ‘role’ in the magnificence of creation, so are societies collectively. Each nation or race has an agreement with the Cosmos (and itself) to play a particular role in the evolution and/or ascension of The Whole.