Pillars of Belief
The Cosmological Question:
How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Adherents to the Left‑Marginalist position along Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph are not THEISTS ‑ as are Adherents to the Left‑Systemist Worldview. That is; they do not assert an affirmative Belief that there exists an Infinite & Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness which enfolds into being our Physical Universe and which inputs into our Physical Universe the normative data in accordance with which we, as human beings, ought to comport our ethical judgments and conduct.
However, neither are Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview ATHEISTS ‑ as are Right Systemists, who affirmatively believe and declare that there exists no such Infinite and Eternal Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness outside of (or inside of) the Physical Universe which lends any coherent meaning to the Universe.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that our Physical Universe is holographic. This means that Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that every single inchoate quantum field of potential matter which exists within the physical universe contains within it the identifying data which determines THE ENTIRE CONTENT & STRUCTURE OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE … that is: that our Physical Universe is indeed a fractal macro-function of the content and internal structure of each inchoate quantum field within our Physical Universe. Also, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each inchoate quantum field within our Physical Universe is a fractal micro-function of our physical Universe.
What this means is that Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Left-Marginalist Worldview believe that ALL OF THE DATA (or information) WHICH IS NECESSARY TO MANIFEST THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE IS CONTAINED WITHIN EVERY INCHOATE QUANTUM FIELD which exists within the physical boundaries of our Universe …i.e. that data does not need to come from outside our Physical Universe.
Dr. Juan Maldacena of Harvard University first conjectured such a relationship between each inchoate quantum field in our universe and our Physical Universe itself in 1997. His hypothesis was later affirmed by Dr. Edward Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. and still later by Dr. Steven S. Gubser, Dr. Igor R. Klebanov and Dr. Alexander M. Polyakov of Princeton University.
This holographic correspondence between each inchoate quantum field and every larger manifestation of quantum reality in our Physical Universe exists on ever-larger material planes (including the entire Physical Universe) where individual planes of existence are designated as space-times with a variety of different dimensions… including the largest of all possible space-times, the space-time which constitutes our entire Physical Universe. See, Scientific American, Volume 289, Number 2 “Information in The Holographic Universe”, by Jacob D. Bekenstein, pp. 59-65.
The most recent modern explication of this specific Cosmological Belief of the Sixth Paradigm Worldview is referred to as “The Holographic Paradigm.” A number of works explaining this “New Paradigm” are set forth in a work entitled “The Holographic Paradigm: Exploring The Leading Edge of Science” edited by Kenneth Wilber and published by Shambala Press in Boston in 1985.)
This specific Cosmological Belief is explained, in detail, in the cover story article published in Scientific American Magazine in August of 2003. This article is entitled “Are You A Hologram? Modern Quantum Physics Says The Entire Universe Might Be.” Vol.289, Scientific American, Number 2, August, 2003, pp. 58-65.
Pursuant to this specific Cosmological Belief, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that our Physical Universe is made up of a finite number of ultimately‑irreducible integers of matter and that these integers are bound together into a single, unitive Universe (or MONAD) by an explicit physical bonding phenomenon (like magnetism or gravity) which functions as a wave-like phenomenon (just as do light waves and sound waves which were, also, at one time, not directly discernable by the un-evolved forms of life which existed here on our Earth billions of years ago.) Through the medium of this specific physical bonding phenomenon, Adherents to this Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each such ultimately‑irreducible integer of matter in our Physical Universe is directly bonded with each and every single other such integer in the entire physical Universe.
This ultimately-irreducible integer of matter is an “inchoate” Quantum Field which does NOT exist in any specific material form (as “matter.”) However, this bonding phenomenon manifests itself to us (in a form which is physically discernable to us, given our limited state of technological development) when such an otherwise un-manifest Quantum Field manifests itself in the form of a wave function of flow along a differential existing between any two such inchoate quantum fields. Thus, Cosmologically, Adherents to the Left‑ Marginalist position along Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph are MON‑ISTS, indeed, they are RADICAL MONISTS.
The Teleological Question:
Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is, what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Adherents to the Left‑Marginalist position believe that every member of our Human Species possesses a latent biological faculty which is directly analogous to our faculty of sight or hearing which is evolving TELEOLOGICALLY (that is: progressively, one small step at a time in a measurable direction into the future).
Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview believe that the positively-progressing direction of the evolution of this biological faculty which is latent within each and every human being is a direct physical function of the data which resides within each and every ultimately irreducible inchoate quantum field located within our Physical Universe (this Teleological Belief is a direct function of the Cosmological Belief of this Sixth Paradigm Worldview). It is this data, this universal information, which drives the evolution upward into a more and more complex and integrated form of life, taking a new evolutionary step in the positive development of human life, pursuant to a set of NATURAL LAWS which are purely PHYSICAL in their nature, (though not yet fully comprehended and not yet fully explicated by our still limited human scientific community.)
Through the physical exercise of this faculty, every human being will, eventually, become physically capable of experientially discerning (just as they now see the physical phenomenon of light waves or hear the physical phenomenon of sound waves.) the “waves” which are generated by each such inchoate quantum field, which taken collectively, make up a single unified field which constitutes the unistic phenomenon which bonds every irreducible integer of matter in our entire Physical Universe into one, single harmonious relationship with every other such integer of matter in the entire Universe. This collective of inchoate and choate quantum fields forms one MONISTIC UNITY.
VERY IMPORTANTLY, Adherents of the Left‑ Marginalist position believe that the physical existence of this latent biological faculty within our human species has been adequately discovered by our human family – through an exercise of the basic scientific tests of trial and error and through direct physical experience – so that we realize that this specific latent biological faculty can be CONSCIOUSLY accessed by every individual human being; can be CONSCIOUSLY made the central focus of one’s entire conscious experience; and can, thereby, be CONSCIOUSLY strengthened through exercise (just as one can is able to consciously increase one’s ability to hear or to see) ‑ if one directs ALL of one’s conscious attention to the physical experience and to exercising this physical faculty. The strengthening of this specific new faculty can be achieved, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview explain, by means of several very widely known physical exercises. These physical exercises include: MEDITATION; FASTING; CELIBACY; YOGA EXERCISES; THE SELF‑INFLICTION AND RISING ABOVE OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL PAIN; THE INGESTION OF CERTAIN NATURAL HERBS AND PLANTS and other activities.
Through the conscious undertaking of these specific exercises to consciously strengthen this specific biological faculty, Adherents to this Left-Marginalist position believe that each human being can strengthen this specific latent human faculty to the point at which each person can personally accelerate this development to the point at which he or she can directly physically discern the physical phenomenon which bonds every unit of matter in the entire Physical Universe into a single unitive entity ‑ and, thereby, enable such an individual to be in direct experiential contact with the harmonizing phenomenon of the Universe in accordance with which harmony, or in discordance to which, every such human being can judge the right-ness or the wrong-ness of any given human action, by experientially determining whether that conduct is harmonious with or – disharmonious to this Universal Physical Harmonious Phenomenon.
EQUALLY IMPORTANTLY, Adherents to this Sixth Paradigm position believe that General Principles of Human Conduct and even Specific Forms of Human Conduct ‑ both INDIVIDUAL and COLLECTIVE ‑ can be identified as being harmonious with or disharmonious to this Universal Harmonizing Phenomenon. And, they believe that if human beings can be voluntarily persuaded to comport their conduct ‑ both individual and collective ‑ in accordance with these General Principles of Human Conduct and with these Specific Forms of Human Conduct, and by a greater and greater number of individual human beings, it will itself physically accelerate the arrival of the point in time at which our entire human family will make, together, a quantum leap, evolutionarily, to the next step of human biological evolution toward which the natural laws of our Physical Universe are drawing us.
Thus, the Adherents of the Left‑Marginalist position see the conscious identification and voluntary compliance on the part of members of our human family with the principles of natural law to be the method or practice by means of which our human family can ‑ and ought ‑ to use our natural faculty of the INTELLECT to become FULLY CONSCIOUS PARTNERS and PARTICIPANTS in our own physical biological human evolution to the next step in our biological evolution from Homo Sapiens (Thinking Man) to Homo Divinis (Discerning, or Divining Man). Indeed, this is THE ULTIMATE GREAT IDEA which Professor Crain Brinton accepted to be known and understood by the greatest mind in Western Civilization, as being latent within all human beings at the Conclusion of his 50‑year teaching career at Harvard University in April of 1968.
One of the most thorough recent explications of this Sixth Paradigm Belief has been undertaken by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the French Jesuit and Paleontologist in his 1959 work entitled The Phenomenon of Man.
The Ontological Question:
How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Our human species is an integral material (i.e. Mass and Energy‑ composed) phenomenon which has NATURALLY occurred within our physical Universe as a direct consequence of the functioning of the NATURAL LAWS of our Universe pursuant to which, and in accordance with which (as we can observe through our physical senses and our rational intellect) the mass and energy within our physical Universe always function.
However, according to the Ontological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview, there resides within each and every ultimately-irreducible inchoate quantum field within our Universe a specific datum which physically generates within each human being seven Energy Fields and immediately above the head of each human being an eighth energy field. These energy fields are identified in the Sanskrit language as Chakras.
Each of these eight distinct Human Chakras has a specific size and a specific shape. The energy out of which each such Chakra is made up vibrates at a specific datum-determined frequency of vibration. Each such Chakra also spins, within our human body, at a specific, datum-determined rate of rotation. Each such Chakra is tilted to the ecliptic to a specific, datum-determined degree. And each such Chakra generates an egg-shaped subtle-energy envelope around our human body which vibrates in sympathetic resonance with the specific vibrational frequency of the Chakra which generates that energy field.
When each of these eight Chakras is: vibrating at the exact frequency rate which is designated by the datum which resides within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe (constituting that ideal information) and when each of these eight Chakras is rotating at the exact rate of physical rotation which is designated for that specific Chakra by the datum which resides within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe, and when each of these eight Chakras is tipped at the exact degree of physical tilt to the ecliptic which is designated by the datum which resides within each inchoate quantum field in the Universe constituting that ideal information – then the Eighth Chakra Energy Envelope which surrounds the physical human body which contains those eight specific Chakras will vibrate at a frequency which will be in direct sympathetic resonance with the specific frequency at which THE BONDING PHENOMENON OF THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE vibrates thereby causing that human body to function exactly like a classical Crystal Radio Receiver, sending from the Eighth Energy Envelop surrounding that human body a set of energy vibrations which draw the energy vibrations of each of the other seven Energy Envelops up into perfect sympathetic vibration with that Eighth Chakra frequency.
These sympathetically vibrating eight Subtle-Energy Fields surrounding that physical body will then cause each of the respective seven other Chakras within that physical body to vibrate at the ideal frequency of that Specific Chakra (originally directed by the datum governing that Chakra which is is contained within each inchoate quantum field.) This will result in that human body being surrounded in a holographic field which the human brain will read (since the human brain functions like a holographic field recorder). This experience occurring inside the human brain within that human body will cause that human being to directly experience a direct link into the Unified Field which bonds the entire physical Universe together into one, unified harmonic (indeed Holographic) entity.
Therefore, according to the Ontological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Left-Marginalist Worldview, the Consciousness of each one of us and of our of our entire Human Species is a NATURAL LAW FUNCTION of the Cosmology which is obtained within our Physical Universe ‑ which is, therefore, in a sense, a purely MECHANICAL phenomenon.
The Epistemological Question:
What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the facts that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
As RADICAL MONISTS, Adherents of the Left‑Marginalist Worldview are operationally certain that we, as human beings, are capable of learning TRUTH ‑ and NOT just some relative, partial truth – but ULTIMATE TRUTH – if we are willing to utilize ALL of our human resources by means of which to discern the Facts. This would include the employment of one’s entire personal Intellect; all of one’s academic or scholastic learning which one is able to obtain from the secular academic world; via the consultation of academic experts in the specific field of study in which the Facts which are desired arise; State authorities charged, by the Government of the collective community, with obtaining and evaluating data concerning various factual issues; credible persons with first‑hand knowledge of the Facts (if this is applicable) and direct personal investigation through the application of all scientific methods of ascertaining the Facts;
BUT ALSO, ACCORDING TO ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH PARADIGM LEFT-MARGINALIST WORLDVIEW, by recourse to persons who have developed their latent biological faculty of discernment to an adequate degree by means of which to access The Unified Field constituted by the Unitive Phenomenon of The Universe… which Adherents to this Left‑Marginalist Worldview believe contains, in some retrievable or discernable form, ALL OF THE DATA CONTAINED IN THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL COSMOS (present, past AND FUTURE); AND very importantly, by recourse to THEIR OWN latent faculty of discernment (in the form of their own INTUITION). It is, indeed, this specific unique Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview which many identify as the distinguishing characteristic of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm. Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, possess seven biological senses (NOT just the five which Adherents to the four center & right of center Worldviews believe we possess.)
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the “Epistemological” Belief that we, as human beings, possess one biological sense for each Chakra which exists inside our human body. Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each such human Chakra generates a specific vibrational frequency within our human body which is an integral multiple of the Chakra which resides immediately below that Chakra (from the base of our spine… all the way to the Eighth Chakra which exists above our material body, at the high-point of the reach of one’s own arm). Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that each of these seven internal Chakras generates an egg-shaped vibrational envelope around our body and that each of these seven egg-shaped, Chakra-generated envelopes fits inside the envelope which is generated by the next step higher frequency generated by the Chakra immediately above that Chakra. Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that an Eighth Chakra exists at the apex of the seven concentric vibrational energy-field “eggs” which enclose our entire physical body, thus existing outside of our physical material body.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that these seven vibrational envelopes which surround our human body functioning together generate an OVER TONE which sets up an EIGHTH vibrational FIELD around the entire set of seven envelopes. And that this octave set of vibrational fields (each one of the eight frequencies of which is a whole number multiple of the vibrational frequency of the field which is immediately inside it) together constitute an OCTAVE SET, the vibrational phenomenon of which actually precipitates our whole BEING up out of the “Quantum Foam” which vibrates one octave higher than the rate of vibrational frequency of the Eighth Field of vibration which is generated as an over tone of the seven inter-acting vibrational envelopes formed by the seven fields which are generated by the functioning of the Chakras within our body.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that we, as human beings, can experience a unique biological experience by directing our Conscious human attention directly into each one of the discrete vibrational fields which are generated by each Chakra and/or by directing our conscious attention directly into each of the discrete vibrational envelopes which surrounds our human body. The unique experience when we direct our conscious attention into these discrete vibrational fields within our body and immediately surrounding our physical body is, in fact, (according to Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview,) one of our human senses. These are:
- “Touch” (within the vibrational field generated by our FIRST CHAKRA);
- “Taste” (within the vibrational field generated by our SECOND CHAKRA);
- “Smell” (within the vibrational field generated by our THIRD CHAKRA);
- “Sight” (within the vibrational field generated by our FOURTH CHAKRA);
- “Hearing” (within the vibrational field generated by our FIFTH CHAKRA);
- “INTELLECTUAL” PERCEPTION (i.e. the ability to distinguish the difference between [our SELF and other things, and between one thing and another thing] thus generating our experience of SELF Consciousness and within the VERY SAME experience generating our experience of apparent separateness from all of the rest of “Reality out there”) within the vibrational field generated by our SIXTH CHAKRA; and
- “DIRECT UNITIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE” (within the vibrational field generated by our SEVENTH CHAKRA).
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview take no position as to a human being’s ability to obtain DIRECT EXPERIENTIAL ACCESS TO ANY INFINITE & ETERNAL SEA OF TOTALLY UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS.
Thus, it is the Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview that we, as human beings, possess seven separate and distinct experiential sources by means of which we can gather and then integrate data from within our physical Universe to discern patterns manifesting within this sensory data AND BY MEANS OF WHICH WE CAN (INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY) FUNCTION AS A FIRST CAUSATIVE SOURCE OF CHANGE WITHIN OUR PHYSICAL UNIVERSE.
Mode of Ethical Reasoning
The distinctive aspect of the Mode of Ethical Reasoning of the Sixth Paradigm Radical Monist Worldview is that they believe that this FACULTY OF INTUITION (experienced through the Seventh Chakra) should play a CENTRAL ROLE in each individual human being’s Normative decision-making or as their Mode of Ethical Reasoning.
Substantively, Adherents to the Left‑Marginalist Worldview believe that, when faced with a range of alternative choices by means of which to address a given public policy problem, one should choose the form of human conduct which is most harmonious with the NATURAL LAWS of the physical Universe. The methods by means of which one goes about determining exactly what specific form of human conduct is harmonious with NATURAL LAW (and what forms of conduct are expressly dis-harmonious to NATURAL LAW) are determined by the utilization of the various Methods of Determining The Facts which are set forth above.
However, the central means which should be employed in making this specific decision is to resort to one’s own personal Intuition.
HOWEVER, Once this factual determination has been made by each individual who is a member of the community which will be directly effected by the public policy choice chosen, Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview insist that a specific procedural process must then be employed by means of which the Community ought to determine which choice among the several available will be chosen. And the utilization of this specific procedure by means of which to make such an inherently community choice is integral to the Mode of Ethical Reasoning which is advocated by Left‑ Marginalists.
The procedure is this:
Every person who is going to be directly or indirectly effected by the public policy choice which is being made on behalf of the Community must be informed concerning all of the component elements pertaining to the decision, then be afforded an adequate time period prior to his or her having to render this decision to educate himself or herself as to what he or she will need to know to make a fully‑prepared choice concerning the matter. Thirdly, every such person must be given a fair opportunity to express his or her views on the matter and to attempt to persuade others that his or her view should be adopted by the Community. And then, finally, every such person who is going to be directly effected by the decision made must be given the opportunity to vote on which specific public policy choice is going to be chosen by the community.
This is referred to as a SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC decision-making process. (This process does NOT require that all such votes be unanimous. Such votes may fairly be determined by a specific, previously–agreed‑upon percentage of the total votes cast or of the total eligible voting members of the community. This may be a simple majority of one‑half plus one; a plurality; a two‑thirds majority, a three‑fourths majority – or whatever percentage is deemed fair by a prior agreement reached by the community prior to the undertaking of this vote).
The need to undertake this process by means of which to make every major public policy choice effecting each member of the community is the product of a substantive NATURAL LAW PRINCIPLE itself. So, to Adherents of the Left‑Marginalist Worldview, the utilization of this process is a Natural Law value in and of itself. In effect, this value dictates that there are instances in which it is ethically preferable to have NO decision made by means of which to address a given public policy problem which will be enforced by the community upon the individuals in the community (if no single alternative choice available generates the support of a specific percentage of the community members) rather than to have a clear choice made which might solve that specific public policy problem at issue but which is actively opposed by [or is not affirmatively accepted by] an unacceptably-high percentage of the members of the community effected.
Thus, there are two equally-important aspects of the distinctive Mode of Ethical Reasoning which is believed in by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview. The first, which is substantive, is that a Natural Law Ethic be employed (and that each individual utilize, as the central means by which he or she determines whether a given option is harmonious with Natural Law, that individual person’s Faculty of INTUITION.) The second, which is procedural, is that the procedure employed by the community to make its collective decision be Social Democratic (as defined above).
One will remember that Dr. John Rawls, the long-time Chairman of the Department of Philosophy of Harvard University, identified the Intuitionist School of Justice as the source of the philosophy which functioned to caveat the otherwise strictly Utilitarian School of Justice within Western Civilization to generate a School of Justice which Dr. Rawls believed to be the Liberal School of Justice. However, even Professor Rawls, one of Western Culture’s true philosophical giants of recent history, was unable to identify in meaningfully clear and concise terms why this Intuitionist School of Justice was not, itself, an adequately-preeminent School of Thought as to enable IT (in its own right) to be the source of an integrated ethic which ever rose to a status capable of governing Western Civilization.
Indeed, from direct personal interviews with Professor Rawls, it is clear that, while Professor Rawls appeared to comprehend the fact that it was some form of Intuitive experience which constituted the core source of the authority to the Intuitionist School of Justice, Dr. Rawls, as an Adherent to the Fourth Paradigm philosophy of Scientific Logical Positivism, was not willing to credit the intuitive experience with being an adequately legitimate category of human experience to be cited as the key phenomenon when discussing The Intuitionist School of Justice.
While located next to the Left‑Systemist Worldview on Professor Talcott Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph, Adherents to the Left‑Marginalists Worldview do NOT assert a COSMOLOGICAL belief in the existence of an Infinite and Eternal Sea of Un-differentiated Consciousness existing out beyond the physical parameters of our Physical Universe as the Source of our Physical Universe – as do Adherents to The Left‑ Systemists Worldview.
The Answer which Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview provide to the EPISTEMOLOGICAL Question is the Key belief which MOST IMPORTANTLY distinguishes Adherents to the Left-Marginalist Worldview from the Adherents to all of the Worldviews located to the right of Middle Marginalists (who reside at The Center of the Sociological Bar Graph.)
For, starting with the Left-MIDDLE-Marginalist Liberals, Adherents to the three Worldviews which are located on the Left half of Dr. Talcott Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph all hold a unique Epistemological Belief that: There exists a biological human faculty which is operative within each member of our human species which to a greater or lesser degree merits being granted a direct and active role in one’s Mode of Ethical Reasoning and decision-making.
However, the answers given by the Adherents to the Left‑Marginalist position (to the Cosmological Question and the Epistemological Question) generate a different Answer to both of the other two Cosmic Questions, the answers to the four of which determine the position to be taken by an Adherent to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview on public policy issues.
This difference in the answers provided by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to these FOUR QUESTIONS OF ULTIMATE FACT is of ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE to our present undertaking ‑ because these differences generate the fundamental difference between the public policy positions which will be taken by Adherents to the Left‑Marginalist Position and the positions which will be taken on these same public policy issues by Adherents to each of the other Worldviews.
The major reason why the public policy positions taken by Adherents to the Left- Marginalist Worldview will be different from the public policy positions which will be taken by the Adherents to the Left-Systemist Worldview is that the public policy positions of the Left-Marginalists Worldview will be clearly CONSTITUTIONAL when they are openly proposed and advocated ‑ IN A CONSTITUTIONALLY‑ MANDATED SECULAR LEGISLATIVE SETTING (such as obtains in the United States) – while the Public Policy positions which are taken by Adherents to the Seventh Paradigm (Theistic) Worldview are totally dependent upon one’s believing in the existence of an Infinite Sea of Undifferentiated Consciousness as the Source of The Physical Universe AND as the Source of the NORMATIVE VALUES upon which one predicates one’s public policy choices.
The utilization of such a predicate for the public policy choices which one makes as a public official (and, therefore, as an Agent of The State) can be argued – and, indeed, will be argued by many – to violate the Establishment of Religion Clause of our American Constitution, the clause which is set forth as the very first provision of the very First Amendment to our American Constitution. This clause expressly prohibits our Federal Legislature from making any law respecting an establishment of (state) religion.
What, therefore, are the answers the Sixth Paradigm Worldview provides to the COSMIC QUESTIONS OF ULTIMATE FACT upon which the platform of the Sixth Paradigm Worldview rests which distinguish this Worldview from the potentially un-Constitutional Theistic Seventh Paradigm Worldview?
And do these answers constitutionally distinguish the Principles, the Public Policies and the Public and Private Programs which are generated by this Sixth Paradigm Worldview from answers which are provided to these same FOUR COSMIC QUESTIONS by Adherents to the Seventh Paradigm Theist Worldview which are constitutionally questionable?
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological belief that our Physical Universe has always existed – just as do Adherents to The Second, Third and Fifth Paradigm Worldview – and in the same manner that Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that THE INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS which emanated our Physical Universe into material existence has always existed.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Believe that our Physical Universe expands and contracts, just like the heart of a Living Being, expanding out from a state of Absolute Mass into a state of Absolute Energy and then back into a state of Absolute Mass and then back out again into a state of Absolute Energy – just as do Adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview and Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview.
However, whereas Adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview hold the Teleological Believe that we, as human beings, can have absolutely no effect whatsoever upon the otherwise entirely materially predetermined course of events which will take place within each oscillation of our Physical Universe (all of which are simply re-enacted, over and over again, throughout all of Eternity in strict accordance with the entirely pre-determined and unalterable mechanical laws of physics);
whereas Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview hold the Teleological Belief that we, as human beings, can effect the otherwise entirely materially physically pre-determined events which are going to occur strictly in accordance with the physically pre-determined physical laws of our Universe by exercising our Intellect (which Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview believe, as a function of their Epistemological Belief, we possess as the only additional means which we possess beyond our five physical senses through which can discern Reality and then make the existential choice to alter the otherwise pre-determined patterns by means of directly applying physical forces at our disposal to the matter in the Universe through mechanical means);
and whereas Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that we are capable, through the exercise of our faculty of INTUITION, to make metaphysical judgments guiding our every-day conduct and that our conduct can constructively alter the otherwise pre-determined dialectical or chaotic pattern our Physical Universe would be in at each juncture of human decision, but that these constructive alterations can be undertaken only by means of traditional purely mechanical means by our actions undertaken on the strictly physical and mechanical plane; Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, possess not only the faculty of meta-physical discernment, or Intuition (over and above our five physical senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste); they believe, additionally that we, as human beings, can directly and experientially discern the physical phenomenon which bonds together every single ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the entire Physical Universe into one, single, harmonic – indeed holographic – entity. This is categorically different than the objective metaphysical source of data to which Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe our human Intuition is effectively directed. Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that the source of data toward which their faculty of Human Intuition is directed is a set of Ideal Forms of potential material objects which exists within a Fifth Dimension of Reality (i.e. in The Realm of The Forms) which Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe exists just outside of our four-dimensional world but which is not contiguous to our four-dimensional world.
Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe, categorically differently, that the source of data into which one directs the exercise of one’s faculty of Human Intuition is the Unified Field which consists of a physical phenomenon similar to the phenomena of gravity or magnetism (just as the phenomena of light and sound are directly experientially accessible to we human beings through our faculties of sight and hearing.) The Unified Field within which this bonding phenomenon exists and functions is believed by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to be directly contiguous to our four-dimensional world. Indeed, this physical phenomenon is believed by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to pervade our entire four-dimensional world, holding it together. It is, indeed, the “glue” of our four-dimensional world.
However, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that this Unified Field also contains substantive data constituting information about every single other ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in the entire physical universe, data which we human beings are capable of directly experience by means of our Intuitive faculty.
Moreover, in addition to adhering to this critical Epistemological Belief, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview adhere to the Teleological Belief that, through the exercise of this same unique additional human physical faculty of Intuition, we human beings are capable of directly physically effecting every inchoate quantum field of incipient matter which will manifest itself up and out of the Inchoate Quantum Realm in the form of energy or mass – thereby enabling every individual human being to potentially directly physically alter “Reality” by means of his or her intentional direction of human intention toward said inchoate quantum fields.
THIS is an absolutely unique Teleological feature of The Sixth Paradigm Worldview.
Further, in the same manner in which Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that we human beings, as individuated confluences of mass and energy, manifest consciousness, they hold the Ontological Belief that our Monistic Physical Universe is itself conscious. In effect, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that thoroughly pervading the total of mass and energy which together make up THE MONAD which is our Physical Universe, there exists an entirely non-material field of totally UN-differentiated CONSCIOUSNESS.
However, unlike Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview (who hold the Ontological Belief that there exists [and always has existed] an INFINITE AND ETERNAL SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS out beyond the physical parameters of our Physical Universe – extending out and away from the exterior physical boundary of our Physical Universe into an entirely open-ended INFINITY (and which SEA OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS, Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Theistic Worldview believe emanated into physical existence our entire Physical Universe). Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that there exists an entirely FINITE Field of Consciousness which thoroughly pervades the FINITE collective of mass and energy which constitutes our Physical Universe – and that out and beyond the totally FINITE physical boundary of our Physical Universe there exists absolutely nothing at all other than totally empty space, i.e. “The Void.”
Thus Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe that Mass, Energy and Consciousness exist as a finite TRINITY, if you will, abiding within “THE VOID” of Space.
The Epistemology and Theory of Human Psychology which is generated by this Sixth Paradigm Worldview is, thus, intensely Sensory, Intuitive and Effective. That is, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that we, as human beings, have access to Absolute Truth, a completely holistic Truth, much greater than that which we could ever possibly obtain solely and exclusively from the mechanical compilation of the total composite of raw materialist data that we might be able to directly personally physically experience through our generally accepted five physical senses, and also much greater than we could ever possibly simply calculate algorithmically through the application of our Intellect to the raw data obtained by our simple Five Physical Senses.
While Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe, as do Adherents to The Third, Fourth and Fifth Paradigm Worldviews, that we, as human beings, possess the ability, through the exercise of our human MIND (i.e. our Intellect), to ascertain patterns within the data which we can physically access – which patterns we can then project out beyond the confines to which our five physical senses are confined in order to conceive of possible manifestations of Reality which lie beyond the experiential reach of our five physical senses – but which bear a specific relationship to the ultimately Real World, Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview believe additionally that we, as human beings, have direct physical access to Absolute Truth (which Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview deem to be the sum total of all of the present manifestations of all of the existent inchoate and choate quantum fields which exists within the physical parameters of THE MONAD which is our Physical Universe)… to which we each have direct, physical access through the exercise of our additional physical faculty of Intuition.
Thus, the Cosmology of an Adherent to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview is a FINITE physical configuration of the explicitly finite number of inchoate and choate quantum fields which exist at this moment – and which have always existed (each of which possesses, at every moment, the potential of manifesting into a wave of energy or a particle of mass) the sum total of which quantum fields always co-exist within a spherical Field of Consciousness (while Consciousness holds this finite number of quantum fields into one, unified holographic MONAD) and which Unified Field of Consciousness therefore constitutes the Netter of the Reality which physically manifests itself within this physical holographic MONAD, and which Consciousness contains within it The Implicate Order of All Reality.
In its Lower Manifestation, the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates a Mode of Ethical Reasoning which inveterately seeks absolute physical harmony within the Physical Universe. This is the Mode of Ethical Reasoning pursuant to which an individual human being, when faced with a choice among a range of alternative forms of human conduct, will choose that specific form of human conduct which, both individually and collectively, will generate the highest possible degree of physical harmony within The Natural Order of Being within THE HOLOGRAPHIC MONAD of our Physical Universe. This harmony is discerned primarily through one’s direct intuitional experience of the harmonic tone which exists within the interplay of all of the vibrational frequencies which are intrinsic to each and every collective of mass, energy and consciousness which exist in the entire Physical Universe and the exercise, in the midst of this experience of this harmonic tone, of one’s intuitive sense of what action on one’s part perfectly harmonizes with that harmonic tone which is generated by the sum total of all of the vibrational frequencies in our Physical Universe.
In its Higher Manifestation, the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Mode of Ethical Reasoning pursuant to which each individual human being directly accesses THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COSMOS itself and melds one’s seemingly individuated Consciousness into THE UNISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COSMOS and then acts out of this UNISTIC Consciousness. This Mode of Ethical Reasoning is not so much physical (even to the degree of being able to intuitively discern the physically harmonious action which one must take in any given circumstance), but is, rather, “MONIC”, in the sense that one’s action flows, instead, directly from the Monistic Consciousness of The Cosmos itself.
The Lower Manifestation of the Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of Pythagoras.
In its Higher Manifestation, The Sixth Paradigm Worldview generates the Philosophy of Epimenides of Ancient Greece – or Theravadin Buddhism of Asanga who established, in the Fourth Century B.C. the Yogacara School of Philosophy (World Religions, p. 141) and of Mahayana Buddhism of Nararjuana who established, in the Second Century A.D. the Madhyamika School of Philosophy (World Religions, p.140.)
The Mode of Spiritual Expression of Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm is, in its Lower Manifestation, therefore Pythagorean or Epimenidean. In its “Higher” Manifestation it is Zen Buddhist.
The Social Form in which The Sixth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself, in its Lower Manifestation, is the form of The Ancient Greek Pythagorean Community, such as those which were actually established in ancient Greece between 530 B.C. 470 B.C. and the paradigmatic Sixth Paradigm Community known as “ATLANTIS.”
In its Higher Manifestation, The Sixth Paradigm Worldview has expressed itself in the Social Form of Tibet.
 While adherents to The First Paradigm Worldview believe that “Shamans” are capable of “accessing” certain subtle physical forces which reside in nature and “directing” those forces to influence physical events within our four-dimensional world, adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the belief that each and every human being possesses the metaphysical capability to reach into the very heart of “inchoate” Reality itself and alter the next moment of physical Reality itself in accordance with that individual human being’s WILL.
 It is simply the degree of “centrality” which this “faculty” should play in one’s ethical decision-making that differentiates the specific “Mode of Ethical Reasoning” on each of these “Left-of-Center” Worldviews one from the other. Fifth Paradigm Adherents maintain that its role should be “marginal” (so as to merely “caveat” one’s otherwise strictly “rational” Fourth Paradigm “Scientifically-Logically-Positive” Mode of Ethical Reasoning.) Seventh Paradigm Adherents maintain that its role should be effectively “exclusive” (allowing the data obtained from this “other realm” to govern all of one’s “ethical” decisions.) And Sixth Paradigm Adherents maintain that the role of this “Intuitive” faculty should be “central” to one’s ethical decision-making, though NOT “exclusive.”
 More sophisticated Constitutional Scholars would argue (quite persuasively) that predicating mere legislative proposals to our Federal Legislature which are predicated upon “data” secured by Adherents to The Seventh Paradigm from “Prayer” would NOT transgress the principle prohibiting the “establishment” of religion by our Federal Government so long as any mere “proposal” made by such Adherents was put to a completely open and democratic vote on its substantive merits as a “secularly”-effective manner of addressing a specific “secular” public policy problem. However, the “opponents” to any such “proposal” would, almost certainly, assert that the legislative enactment of any “public” proposal which was itself “predicated upon” data purportedly secured through “prayer” would constitute “a law respecting an establishment of religion” thereby generating a perfectly “good faith” substantial public controversy over any such public policy proposal.
 See, e.g. “A New Perspective On Reality”, pp.5-14; “The Enfolding-Unfolding Universe: A Conversation Wirh David Bohm, by Renee Weber; pp. 44-105; “Reflections On The Holographic Paradigm” by Kenneth Dychtwald,
- 105-113; and “The Holographic Model, The Holistic Paradigm, Information Theory and Consciousness” by John R. Battista, pp. 143-150.