Roadmap to Reality: Consciousness, Worldviews, and the Blossoming of the Human Spirit

Roadmap to Reality: Consciousness, Worldviews, and the Blossoming of the Human Spirit

by Thomas J. Elpel, Bonnie Andrich
     
 


Worldviews

Technological advances restructure language and thought, changing individual and cultural perceptions of reality. These worlviews follow established patterns:

Preconscious: Infants, animals, and humans prior to fifty thousand years ago. Subconscious life without self-awareness.

Magical&

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Worldviews

Technological advances restructure language and thought, changing individual and cultural perceptions of reality. These worlviews follow established patterns:

Preconscious: Infants, animals, and humans prior to fifty thousand years ago. Subconscious life without self-awareness.

Magical: Young children and hunter- gatherer cultures. Magical, symbolic interpretationofreality. First-person.

Mythical: Children and agricultural states. Concrete thinking, role-playing, black-and-white views. Second-person.

Sequential: Adolescents and adults in industrial states. Linear cause-and- effect, equal rights. Third-person.

Systems: Informational cultures, integrated design, transnational net- working. Self perceived as object.

Holistic: Ecological awareness and sustainability. Transnational mutualism. Self perceived as part of web of life.

Mystical: Microbiology and genetics, Gaia-oriented, all species have the right to exist. Identify with planet and all life.

Observer: Quantum physics and nanotechnology, global web conscious- ness. Self as creator. Transcend matter.

Nonlinear: Relativity, quantum physics, time paradox. Nonlinear cause- and-effect. Transcend time.

Universal: Similar to preconscious, perceive reality without judging it.One with everything in universe. No mind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892784292
Publisher:
HOPS Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Elpel started his building career from a tent in 1989. Twenty-one years old and newly married, Tom and Renee Elpel bought land, moved into a tent, and started building their passive solar stone and log dream home, although they had little construction experience and even less money. But they read books and learned through hands-on experience, completing their home for approximately what most people would spend on a new car. Elpel has continued to refine his ideas on low-cost, high-efficiency construction ever since, designing and building, or participating in the construction, of several additional stone, log, and strawbale buildings. Tom was inspired to write Living Homes in part to show that it is still possible to live the American Dream - to own a great home without a mortgage. Tom is continuing to hone his building skills, with the goal of developing ways to mass-produce and market low-cost, high-efficiency homes. When he is not building, writing, or trying to change the world, he spends much of his free time hiking and camping in the wilderness. His most recent book, Roadmap to Reality (2010), explores the relationships between self-awareness, spiritual consciousness, and the historical development of technologies.

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