Chaos and the Science of Consciousness.
Thomas Kuhn's paradigm theory has been adapted to a nonlinear dynamical model by sociologist TR Young (Young, Paradigm) and others, and they have observed that "truth" is not absolute. In the realms of nuance between "facts" (Briggs/Peat p.194) are multiple fractal convolutions of truth that range in value between 0 and 1 (Young, Symbolic).
In a model of consciousness that demonstrates the fractal property of self-similarity at different scales, David Bohm has extended the idea of paradigm building from the realm of the cultural to that of the personal; describing it as "sensorial and immediate, as well as epistemological and historical". (Nichol, p.xii)
It is out of this uncertainty that the possibilities for creativity (White) and human agency arise (Briggs/Peat p.150-1). Indeed physics sees this as extending all the way to the actual behavior of matter under observation, proposing the concept of "material frames" (Briggs/Peat p.186); cultural collectives that define their own local phase space.
This calls into question the reliability, even the existence, of an objective, scientifically measurable dimension of time, and increases the value we can place on our subjective, qualitative experience. This agrees with the Tantric cosmology that places paramount importance on the subjective experience (Satyasangananda, p. 7).
Modern physics recognizes inter-connectivity between all physical phenomena in the universe (Brendt 106). Scientists have observed effects such as "phase locking" (Briggs/Peat 185), which is the synchronization of systems that are physically unconnected.
Indeed the very act of observation effects physical outcomes and physicists such as Bohm have extrapolated this "inseparability of the observer and the observed" (Nichol, p. xi) from mere paradigm building to reality building.
This concurs with what Yogic scholars have been saying for millennia: "Time and Space and object only exist as categories of the individual mind" (Satyasangananda, p.6) they are manifestations of the materialist paradigm. Tantra sees the root of human consciousness's ability to evolve in the will, or "Antah Karana" (inner tool). This gives us the ability to change the way we choose to see the world.
Bibliography and Links
Turbulent Mirror, John Briggs & F. David Peat
PARADIGM THEORY: Foundations of Postmodern Science TR Young Red Feather Institute, for Advanced Studies in Sociology, 1991 http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/RED_FEATHER/chaos/parad.htm
SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONAL THEORY AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS Social Magic in Human Activity, TR Young
On Creativity, David Bohm, edited by Lee Nichol
A Life of Its Own, Norman White/Steev Morgan
Biopotential Technology http://openeeg.sourceforge.net/doc/links-biopsy.html
Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn
The Bodymissing Project, Vera Frenkel, 1996 http://www.yorku.ca/bodymissing/
The Institute: or, What we do for Love, Vera Frenkel, 2000
Utopics, Geoff Pugen, 2007
Masonic roots of America
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne