Business modelling

In order for evolution to be fully conscious of itself in us humans—as intelligent beings—we need to answer the most critical unanswered question in science: What is causing scientists and technologists, aided and abetted by computer technology, to drive the pace of scientific discovery and technological development at unprecedented exponential rates of acceleration?

To answer this question, we need to look at the business world through the meaningful modelling methods of information systems architects rather than the quantitative financial models of accountants, bankers, and economists, enabling us to create a comprehensive model of the psychodynamics of society.

To explain what I mean by this as succinctly as possible, I have written the first chapter on ‘Business Modelling’ in my final book titled Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal the Cosmic Foundation and Framework for All Knowledge.

The central idea in this chapter is very simple but not easy to assimilate into consciousness by those who deny the existence of Life bubbling up from the Divine Origin of the Universe, like a fountain.

Such a radical change in the way that we view causality is absolutely essential if we are to become free of the mechanistic cause-and-effect paradigm that has governed Western thought for millennia.

As this first chapter describes, I began to question the traditional causality paradigm when developing a pioneering marketing programme for decision support systems in the late 1970s for IBM in London.

For IBM’s principal management information tool at the time was able to dynamically create functions, execute them, and then erase them as if they had never existed, known as metaprogramming today.

Such a possibility arises because in stored-program computers, programs and the data they process are stored together in memory as strings of zeros and ones. So could a computer program itself without human intervention? As every program has come into existence through the execution of a previous program in a long cause-and-effect chain, where did the first program come from?

Aristotle’s answer to a similar question is that an Unmoved Mover acts as the Primary Cause of all change in the Universe, which Thomas Aquinas used to prove the existence of God in five different ways in Summa Theologiæ. Today, this first cause is sometimes regarded as a big bang, which supposedly brought the universe—as mass, space, and time—into existence around 13.8 billion years ago.

But such a notion does not explain how humans are able to create programs and other theories and artefacts that have never existed before in the manifest world of form. To understand what is happening to humanity at the present time, it is essential that we let Life into science in the Eternal Now, beyond past and future.

The urgency of such a total transformation of consciousness became crystal clear in two articles published in The Guardian yesterday.

First, under the rubric Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw, Olivia Solon reported on a debate between humans and a machine at IBM’s San Francisco office on two topics: “we should subsidize space exploration” and “we should increase the use of telemedicine”.

The machine is called Project Debater, a development of IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which beat humans in the TV quiz game Jeopardy! in 2011. Project Debater is intended to show that computers with so called artificial intelligence could mine vast quantities of data, thereby finding patterns that could aid human decision-making.

The consensus of this demonstration was that the machine was better in terms of the amount of information it conveyed, but worse at delivering its arguments in full flowing spoken prose. One reason for this is that science, medicine, and economics are still stuck in their mechanistic, materialistic, and monetary worldview, not realizing that Consciousness—as Ultimate Reality—is all there is.

The confusion about the nature of Consciousness was highlighted in a ‘long-read’ article in The Guardian titled Out of their minds: wild ideas at the ‘Coachella of consciousness’ on the 2018 Science of Consciousness conference by Tom Bartlett, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This annual conference—put on by the University of Arizona under the aegis of its Center for Consciousness Studies—began in 1994 under the more modest title ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’. Its intention was to provide a forum to debate what David Chalmers called the Hard Problem of Consciousness Studies: how is it that consciousness arises from the brain?

Of course, this question cannot be answered within science as it has been practised since the first scientific revolution, introduced by Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton in the 1600s, because as mystics well know, the physical universe, including the brain, emerges from Consciousness.

This is essentially the Eastern worldview, at the heart of the ancient wisdom, known to Gottfried Leibniz as philosophia perennis and Newton as prisca sapientia.

However, the new-age guru Deepak Chopra, who spoke at the conference, rather muddied the waters, as he has been doing for some years. It seems that he still wants to perpetuate the conflict of opposites, as exemplified by a book that he co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, titled War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality.

For myself, the only way I know how to resolve this dilemma—completing the final revolution in science—is to engage in self-inquiry with a thought experiment that starts afresh at the very beginning, like a computer switching itself off and on again, so that it has no programs within it, not even a bootstrap program to load the operating system.

Having described the business modelling problem that I was wrestling with during the winter of 1980 before I abandoned my innovative business career with IBM, this summer I plan to write Chapter 2 of my new book on ‘Integral Relational Logic’, the commonsensical science of thought and consciousness that we all use to form concepts and organize our ideas in tables and networks.

As Integral Relational Logic is the rational science that lies beneath the foundations of mathematics, it can be used to organize all knowledge in all cultures and disciplines at all times into a coherent whole. This second chapter will be a little longer than a 22-page article that I wrote in 2013 and a summary of the definitive exposition of Integral Relational Logic, which forms Volume I of a trilogy on Wholeness: The Union of All Opposites.

My several books, essays, and articles, outlined in a bibliographic essay, show how this universal system of thought can be used to map any discipline whatsoever, including mathematics, enabling us to realize Love, Peace, Stillness, and Presence at the heart of the Cosmos.

So to tidy up my various writings on mapping mathematics, during the autumn and winter of 2018 and 2019, I plan to write three chapters on how mathematics can be viewed as a generative science of patterns and relationships emerging directly from the Divine Origin of the Universe, rather than viewing it as an axiomatic, deductive, and mechanistic proof system, which eschews self-contradictions.

I’ll announce the availability of these chapters on this website when they are available. Thank you so much for listening.

Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics

After writing several books and many essays and articles on the root causes of our rapidly changing world, today I feel moved to write one final book as the apotheosis of my forty-year writing career titled Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal the Contextual Foundation and Framework for All Knowledge. To see the direction of my thoughts, you are most welcome to read the front and back covers that I have uploaded and a draft Prologue.

The symbol that lies at the heart of this wonderful unification is Indra’s Net of Jewels or Pearls in Huayan Buddhism, visualized as a dewy spider’s web in which every dewdrop contains the reflection of the light emanating from all the other dewdrops, like nodes in a mathematical graph.

This metaphor illustrates that it is an illusion to believe that we are separate from our fellow human beings and must fight each other for a slice of the finite monetary cake. For when we dive underneath the surface of the physical universe—to the Immanent Divine Origin of the Universe, transcending our unique bodies, minds, and souls—we discover that we are like waves and currents on and beneath the surface of the vast Ocean of Consciousness, never separate from the Ocean.

This is Ultimate Reality, the multidimensional generalization of David Bohm’s notion of the holomovement, as an undivided flowing stream, with which he unified the incompatibilities between quantum and relativity theories in 1980. From a practical psychospiritual perspective, Vimala Thakar pointed out in 1984 in Spirituality and Social Action, an inspirational book dedicated to the quest for Wholeness:

In truth, the inner life or the psychological life is not a private or a personal thing, it’s very much a social issue. The mind is a result of a collective human effort. There is not your mind and my mind, it’s a human mind. It’s a collective human mind, organized and standardized through centuries. The values, the norms, the criteria are patterns of behaviour organized in collective groups. There is nothing personal or private about them. There is nothing that could be a source of pride or embarrassment.

What this means is that what appear to be our separate psyches—incorporated in distinct bodies, badly wounded during the course of human history—are actually all manifestations of one undivided Cosmic Psyche. So if we could all help each other to heal our fragmented minds and split psyches by living in harmony with the Hidden Harmony, we would each be contributing to healing the wounded psyche we all share.

As far as I know, no one has previously expressed the ancient wisdom that underlies all the religions in the language of pure mathematics, beyond the mechanistic linearity of time. So writing this book on the elegant patterns and relationships that provide the infrastructure for the Cosmos is my pennyworth, healing both personal and cultural wounds in my psyche.

This mathematical treatise is probably necessary to complete the final revolution in science in a manner that people could accept. For it contains the algebra of algebras that Bohm sought to present his theory of the implicate order in rigorous scientific terms. However, as a generalist, I am neither a professional mathematician nor modern mystic. So any assistance that such adepts could give me would be much appreciated.

Furthermore, Vimala Thakar and David Bohm have said that if we do not awaken to Total Revolution, questioning the assumptions and beliefs of the cultures we are born in, then humanity is not a viable species. So it is vitally important that we synergistically cocreate a more conducive creative environment than that which exists in our confused society today.

Panosophical Bibliography

The revolution in science that has been unfolding during the past few decades is utterly different from those that Newton, Darwin, and Einstein introduced. For to show that Consciousness is Ultimate Reality—not matter, space, and time—we need to engage in self-inquiry, demonstrating in our own experience that mystical psychology is the primary science, not physics or biology.

During the past few years I have written several books and many essays and articles intended to complete the final revolution in science if they were ever published in printed form. Now, to explain how we could consummate the sacred marriage of science and spirituality, I have written a 30-page bibliographical essay titled ‘Panosophical Bibliography: Completing the Final Revolution in Science’.

Panosophy is the transcultural, transdisciplinary synthesis of all sciences and humanities, healing the fragmented, split mind in Wholeness, more familiarly known as the elusive Theory of Everything, the solution to the ultimate problem in human learning.

Panosophy is also called the Unified Relationships Theory, showing that no beings are separate from any other being, including the Supreme Being, for an instant. So there is no point in fighting each other for a slice of the finite monetary cake, trapped in the economic machine.

If we are to realize Love and Peace, resolving the great global crisis that humanity faces today, we can only do so by harmonizing evolutionary convergence, recognizing that opposites are never separate from each other in Reality, liberated from the constraints of our cultural conditioning.

So do please download the bibliography and pass it on to your friends and associates. For even at this late hour, we have the golden opportunity to awaken to our fullest potential as superintelligent superhumans, far beyond the capabilities of machines, like algorithmic computers.

Starting Afresh at the Very Beginning

In May 1980, I began an experiment in learning that started afresh at the very beginning in order to heal my fragmented, split mind in Wholeness, as the union of all polar opposites.

However, as a consequence, for the past thirty-eight years, I have been living as an outsider to society, as it is currently constituted, driven more by divisive, either-or thinking than a holistic, both-and approach to life.

As I still feel that I have a worthwhile contribution to make to society, I’ve written a two-page flyer on this dilemma, trusting that in so doing it could help to resolve it.

Mystical Pragmatics 

At the request of Ananta Kumar Giri of the Madras Institute of Development Studies, I have written a revised essay on ‘Mystical Pragmatics: Harmonizing Evolutionary Convergence’, as an introduction to the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics.

The main change from the essay four years ago is that I met Guy McPherson in Oslo in December, learning why the likelihood of abrupt climate change in the near future is the greatest existential risk facing humanity today.

But while grieving for humanity, I continue to live in the moment, trusting that in so doing we could come fully alive, realizing our True Immortal Nature in union with the Divine, before the inevitable death of our species at the end of time, foreseen by the seers through the ages.

Awakening Self-reflective Intelligence

As an introduction to my life’s work seeking to heal the deep wound in the psyche between science and mysticism, I have published a 32-page article on the website for the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics titled ‘Awakening Self-reflective Intelligence: The Eyesight of Consciousness’.

This article contains an outline of the solution to the ultimate problem of human learning, which has baffled humans through the ages. Most significantly, it provides irrefutable scientific proof that Consciousness is fundamental–not matter, space, and time–and that none of us is ever separate from any other being, including the Supreme Being, for an instant.

So if this synthesis of everything were ever understood, accepted, and published, we would be able to live in Love and Peace with each other in the Age of Light during the last few remaining years of our species dwelling on our beautiful planet Earth.