Resonating to ongoing tribal lore and more

Life's experiences, are they me; or are they something I only identify with while in each of them? "Resonating to..." seems an apt description of the process.

Resonating to ongoing tribal lore; resonating meditatativly to perceptions of the outsides and insides; and resonating to ongoing go-do get-done tasks ... does this encompass all my life busyness? Some especially intense life experiences include resonating to all three during the event.

What about when sleeping? Sleep might be the resonating to deep slow quieting.

What about danger's startle? Perhaps at such times I suddenly release ongoing resonances, to resonate to a combination of identification of the threat's potential harm, adrenaline rush and tensing musculature for sudden strong motion in as yet incompletely unidentified positioning changes.

But the majority of my life seems to be catagorizable by the first three resonatings:

To meditative perception of outsides and insides;
To ongoing tribal lore;
and to ongoing go-do get-done task busyness.

About 5% of my time is spent resonating to meditative perception of outsides and insides. Examples are any form of imagination, meditation, prayer, holistic states of mind, and high points of church services.

About 15% of my time is spent in resonating to ongoing tribal lore. Examples are when out in public shopping, most of church social activities and service attendance, most of conversations with people, and most of home and family related stuff.

About 55% of my time is spent in the resonance to go-do get-done task busyness. Examples are fixing and eating meals, arranging things at home, the physical activity parts of going shopping, driving places, basic physical activity that does not specifically require primary compliance with social requirements.

That leaves the most of the rest of the time for resonating to deep slow quieting of sleep.

I think that for people not so far from center of bell curve as I tend to be, their time expenditure would be greatest in the resonance to ongoing tribal lore.

The sense of "resonating to" the various but few arenas, seems significant to me right now.

Jim Cline


Here is a nice Asperger's-Dysfunction type paranoid-sap thought

What techniques could be used to keep the Asperger's Dysfunction brainy guys from getting their ideas out?

One type of man is very common, normal. It has qualities built-in that focus life activities on ever slightly improving one's performance in comparison with his peers. This sets his specific position within a hierarchical framework that controls his options in life. These are the common, "normal" type of men, since theirs is a reproductively successful strategy, even in the wider animal world. These men truely believe in this world view, that power and social control position, are all that matters. To get them to get educated, they need to be promised that it will get them ahead of those who don't have degrees; that is enough motivation do the school to get the degree. Promises of knowledge won't get them into school; but schooling has to be tied into them being able to beat up on or otherwise get ahead of the other guys, is what works nicely with these folk.

Some parts of this are, that regarding mating, the best men get the best women, and the low ranking men get no women, thus do not reproduce. This puts lots of pressure to obey the rules of the hierarchy.

And regarding corporate organization charts, the flow of correspondence must only go to one's immediate supervisor, and not to the person who best could utilize the information.

These kind of folk are wonderous creatures when it comes to teamwork and getting things done. Their hierarchy forms an instant skeleton for going into action to get done that which its top members choose to make happen. To access space to gain resources of clean energy, to take the pressure of civilization off the ecosystem so it will survive, bores them no end. Nothing will happen, don't you know who is boss here? But if they think some opponent nation is going to the Moon to set up nuke weapon rockets to aim at them and thus get ahead of them, they will jump into action and build the machines and get there to walk on the Moon first. But having established upsmanship, they abandon the Moon and the technology that got them there with the promises to go beyond. Nope, not interested. Only in the interpersonal combat thing and all its variations, are they interested.

Keeping one's place, is the prime law in this scenario. Yet, these are unwritten laws. How does the scenario provide for dealing with those who don't see the unwritten rules, or otherwise are tempted go outside this unwritten law framework? Dealing with those men who are way out of line?

How about this technique: If a brainy man who puts no effort into rising in the hierarchy at, say a large company, comes up with a good idea unrelated to his job duties, and efforts to get the idea into the hands of those who could use the idea are stopped by his immediate supervisor (who does not want to be made to look not as smart at the underling lest the underling take his job, or so he thinks.) Or if the idea does start up the ladder of hierarchy, the actual identity of the originator gets lost, and higher men take the credit for it. But if it is not in the mandate of the corporate product line, it gets deep six'ed somewhere, end of subject as far as all are concerned. Except for the guy who came up with the idea, down at the bottom of the social structure.

So the idea man mulls over the idea, as he goes from job to job, earning money to pay his bills. Eventually the idea is much improved in detail, so he then tries to write up the idea and send it to people who might be able to use the idea. Publish the concept on the internet for all to see. He insists his brainchild be given life.

So how does the social hierarchical system deal with this guy that is way out of line?

Consider one way, that beautifully solves all parts of the problem completely.

Use the social networks to spread some false statements about the idea-guy; he probably is a bit socially awkward and acts a bit odd thereby, so these statements seem plausable to others, why take a chance?. Use gossip channels, and Neighborhood Watch communication channels, and political meetings. Send the suspicions and requests to catch the guy doing the specific bad things, to be passed along to everybody so they can be on the alert. Such things could include such evocative things such as "child molester", "rapist of young women", homosexual, or AIDS carrier. Whatever is likely to stir up rage or fear in the people, works. Or thief of objects from store shelves and from other people's pockets. Even steals other people's ideas and pretends they are his. So watch the guy and provide higher ups with info about the wrongdoings of the guy, anything suspicious he is doing. Insofar as possible, get security staff and law enforcement personnel involved. Anyone who thinks of friendship with the guy realizes it might look to others like being an accomplice, thus avoids possible friendship.

So how could such a thing work? Well, if the "word" about the guy goes ahead of him through social networking, the people he tries to connect with have already been given a "first impression" about him, tending to cause them to watch him for suspicious interest in women, and friendship with children, watch to catch him stealing something; and if he claims to have a good idea, just ignore his efforts to claim somebody else's idea. That is what they are focused upon, and there is no room in their minds for anything else about the man.

This makes women and children fearful of him. No woman will consider him as a potential husband. Men will watch for a chance to righteously clobber him. And most importantly, no one will consider that he has originated good ideas that could help all of them. No one will help him with the idea's manifestation into reality, and so the idea dies there, or is abandoned for the regular folk to take over.

Thus is the iron fist of the hierarchy. Don't get out of line. Accept that the higher-ups are the best and all that is well done is by the effort of those best. Women, get in line for the best men, and don't look elsewhere.

What is the cost of this problem to humanity, to civilization, to the average person? Some of the costs are, that humanity loses the genes of the idea people that are not socially focused, and that lots of the best ideas never become available for civilization to use in time of need or opportunity.


Rocket plane's inspirations

Having finally dug out and scanned in some pages for an aquaintance who had asked for them, the design book about a German designed WWII-era rocket plane (that could skip along the upper atmosphere to glide all the way around the globe to back home's landing, dropping its load somewhere along the way) which so fortituiously fell into my possession back at a space conference a decade or two ago, has stirred up some thoughts I normally set aside.

In looking more into that book, written in 1944 and translated into English in 1952, so many years ago, I discovered that the authors were intellectually briliant in their Rocketplane bomber analysis, design and mission planning; yet also glibly described its use to flatten cities of 1 million or more anywhere in the world, so they had no sense of the suffering of people their machine would cause if used for the described purpose.

That WWII Germany mode was to conquer by destruction of other nations, the "end justified the means", and such motivation could have let the Rocketplane be created, but only for use to conquer others via bombardment destruction of other's big cities.

Pondering what could cause such gross callousness in such otherwise brilliant people: in 1944 when the book was written, Germany probably was frequently experiencing being bombed by American warcraft, causing destruction of some of their factories and cities. Thus it was merely "tit for tat" stuff to them, probably; it was the way people did things then.

"War Fever" affects people's attitudes a lot. When the war was going on 1941-1945, I was 5-9 years old and thus had formative years while a similar "War Fever" existed in the environs around me. Battle seemed an attention-getting game played early.

But people did not create atomic energy for the purpose of generating electric power and nuclear medicine; it was done to make and use atomic bombs on other people. Rocket technology fast advancement was not created (though, like nuclear energy, the originators had the peaceful uses as purpose they envisioned, but the actual authorities making it happen physically were war-driven people) for exploration of the Moon and other planets with eye to accessing resources and living room up there, but instead as machines to hurl bombs at the neighbors of this planet, done in a "War Fever" mentality.

Must humanity be driven so? War does not always bring progress even primitivly. For example, humanity could have put big efforts to access space so as to provide abundant clean electric power worldwide, recycle the worst toxic wastes of industry, and build orbiting cities easily and cheaply reached, the adequate concepts for space elevators and space escalators have been described in the technical literature since 2000, but man chose instead to spend even far more heavily than the space efforts would have cost, on bashing the neighbor countries, for reasons rather muddled at that.

Something important can be derived from this, but what? The money America has spent on warfare in the past 5 years could have built the space elevators and space escalators needed to have built the solar electric powerplants in space to power the world cleanly and prevent global warming, and all the rest; yet the authorities chose to go the opposite way. Perhaps it was because that war was what they knew how to do, but space was risky ond out of their field of expertise; and they had to make a showing.

There is a part of the human mind that focuses attention on strife against others. Some people seem to live in this mentality as a starting point of their daily life. Others only take it on when frazzled enough to do so. Some have invested a lot of effort to fence off that part in themselves as a "no man's zone."

Much of religious teachings describe ways to respond that are different from instinctive strife's bashing activities. Yet some people of many religions focus on the small parts of old religious texts which describe heavy strife in terrible circumstances, and didn't see the other ways life could go instead, given people's will to do so.

I think it has to do with the individual's "Temperament" type. For buddies, like seeks like; and the ones who focus on accomplishment at the physical action level, often drift toward the violent part of old texts and to "glorious" warfare as solutions to problems, joining the others who are of similar Temperament and focus. But that Temperament is also the kind so very needed to get things done on the physical level, including for peaceful constructivism.

Since today is engrossed in this kind of stuff deeply again, it might be worthwhile to re-explore ways for balance among individual's Temperaments and nation's neighborliness, that puts humanity to good use. Surely we are worth that.



Volunteering has been something that has given much of my post-divorice life meaning.

Thinking back, the volunteering I did had a lot of variety:

I took Active Listening training to be a Hotline Listener for the Valley Hotline in Los Angeles, then was a Listener once a week for the next 2 years, 1976-1978;

I started donating blood to the American Red Cross, and have donated over 14 gallons in the 33 years since then, 1973-2006;

I was a Listener on the Handicapped Hotline in the San Jose CA area for about a year, 1979-80 (?);

I was a member of the all-volunteer staff of Meditation Magazine in the 1990's;

I have done volunteer decoration of floats for the Rose Parade many years, mostly the Glendale floats and the IHOP floats. This included working on a float that won the Volunteer's Trophy one year;

I volunteered at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles County, 2000-2006, helping in Research and Collections fossil Coral and present-day crustacea;

I did volunteering for Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga CA, did data entry once a week for many years and then took Docent training, and served as a Docent once a month for a year, 2002-2006.

Now I wonder, is there anything I do in my new environment in the State of Washington, usefully as a volunteer?

Jim Cline


Not future shock, but moving shock

Looks like I can blog here once more. The bloggerbeta sign in had me locked out for a long time.

Another major move in my life has happened in the meantime. No stranger to being uprooted and cast on some strange beach (or desert more likely, as in this case again), this move seems to be hardest on me. Getting older, lots older, maybe that is the cause. Even lugging my belongings around is a lot harder, and not just because there is a lot more of it to move, and now includes a lot of my deceased parents belongings.

At least the internet provides some connection to some friends left behind.

The details of the relocation seem almost beyond adequate control. Things have fallen through the cracks everywhere. I make lists of things needing done, but then don't always refer to the lists. The work, mostly volunteer, that had given life much of its meaning, of course had to be left behind, perhaps to be revisitied on occasion in the future but with great expense and difficulty each time.

An "inner saboteur" seems identifiable; but since it seems more interested in my passwords, correspondent's names and addresses, and my finances, than it is in much else, it does not qualify for activities of my Jungian Animo/Animus, and seems more of an activity of an external rival. And the "inner saboteur" seems able to do a blindfold on me regarding specific things on my lists, inhibiting my action on them. The article on "Defixiones" in the Smithsonian Magazine several years ago, seems to describe effects of this kind. About the only ways I have found to irritate it, is to have my dinner wine or do my "Artificial REM Sleep" process. If somebody else told me that kind of thing, I would say they were nuts. But like unexpectedly stepping into a cold muddy pool of water to above one's shoes, it is hard to describe to someone else; yet also hard to deny, standing there in the cold wet soggy mess. So too, it is hard to deny the "inner saboteur" thing going on sometimes, and explain it to someone who who has not been there and done that.

It is nice to be back on blogging again.