Aristotle describes blind men grabbing different parts of an elephant without realizing they are aspects of one entity.
Who is Aristotle?
The Digital Mental Shamans:
As far as saving the world or reducing the suffering here goes, The power to reliably and repeatedly open minds to a new story, a new way of seeing things, is vastly more useful than developing some ability to purify water, Genetically engineer drought resistant crops, developing spiritual or ethical businesses, finding a cure for cancer, or developing free energy,
The world we want is already here. Building more of it will not make it more so. What we already have is obscured by language and informational noise.
We've arrived in the promised land but we have to literally shift dimensions. Who will guide us less than one foot step away from everything we know? And how?
This takes an incredibly strong understanding of mind. An incredibly strong understanding of the individual, national, global, and solar development process.
What was previously complex must be made incredibly simple. 2 days of teaching must be understood so well it becomes 11 min of teaching. It has to be made simpler than that. It has to be made obvious. We are standing knee deep in it already.
I feel many Shamans of today are no longer charged primarily with shaping and communing with the spirits, elements, and energy as we normally experience them. The density has increased. Instead they are tasked with nothing less than shaping and communing with the global mind in its own separate fearful reality. Those who fully go into this task are by necessity operating in the dark. Light they once always had access to is cut off. Left with only Love, intuition and playful innovation they guide us Through this dark and creative medium.
And I feel they will become powerful. Maybe we will see magic. Maybe we will see tricks, but what I hope to see are these shamans standing in this world's Legal courts and dismantling the very thought processes they stand on. They will have to be physically silenced as their channeled words will silence the separation of all the minds they land on. Maybe. Its a dream.
We are lost in thought. Lost in culture. Lost in information. The digital-conceptual-mental shamans are tasked with guiding us out of this imaginary forest and back into nature. I think its something new for everyone.
"the potential for a more beautiful world.
That world is at once tantalizingly close and impossibly distant. On the one hand, we don’t need any new technology to reach it; if we could only change our perceptions and social agreements, if only billions of us had a change of heart, we could be living right now in paradise. As I like to point out, half the world wastes enough food to feed the other half. On the other hand, such a shift – which would have to encompass the money system, politics, law, and the way we see each other and the world – is so huge as to seem impossible. Consider: how close is it to political reality to disband all armies, cease all weapons production, abolish all borders, cancel most debt, and adopt already-existing upcycling and permaculture technologies on a mass scale? That is the degree of change we need to save our world. None of these things (armies, borders, money, etc.) are written into material reality. They are products of our agreements." - Charles Eisenstein