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The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision
David Loye
Loye shows how all parts of the brain and world function creatively as a unit.

1 "Certain basic images are universal. From culture to culture, they may vary somewhat in surface details, or content, but in underlying form they are basically the same. These include the archetypes of figures such as the Hero, the Wise Old Man, the Great Mother, the Self, the Sun-God, the Demon, and events such as Birth, Death, the Initiation Rite, the Sacred Marriage."

2 "We have only to go down to the shore and look out at the great rushing in and falling back of the sea to see that the force of a wave is determined by each particle within its mass, and that all these particles cumulate to provide the thrust of the tidal whole."

3 "Working with every conceivable kind of insect and animal from the protozoa upward, biologists have discovered a world of wondrously vast and orderly linkages and feedback loops between our environment and all organisms."

4 "If we think of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how our minds will tend to operate, but if we can include everything, coherently and harmoniously in one overall whole that is undivided, unbroken….then our minds will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and The Implicate Order'

5 "Behind an appearance of variety and difference, everything in the universe is connected through the flow and interplay of ch'i, prana, this Einsteinian energy with a big E."

6 "Just as with the distribution of information in a hologram, each portion of ourselves and our universe contains the information of the whole."

7 "The [human] brain is at one with everything else in the universe – a compaction of the dance of an everpresent, inexhaustible, and indestructible energy."

8 "And what is this holomovement? [David] Bohm describes it as an 'unbroken and undivided totality.'"

9 "Who could resist the conviction that these minds of ours are active, searching, self-generating?"

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