FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN TO AN EMPTY COSMOS
On the earthly surface of a blue water planet, Man travels alone in a dark cosmos. Where does Man come from and where is he going? What is self and what is consciousness of Man?
The questions are many, difficult to find answers to and at the same time necessary to be spoken out.
Travelling with thought
FUTURES OF MAN aims to "travel where few dare". Our way of traveling is with thought. If quantum physics' notions of entanglement are correct, then thought travels faster than light. If this is true, the thoughts in this text will reach my affected readers even at the far end of the Universe, simultaneously. An exploding performance.
At the beginning of the theories of the metaphysical universe, which began with Albert Einstein, his thesis was "the consciousness that has created a problem does not solve the problem". Whether humanity has "problems" or not is both a political and a scientific question. I'm not trying to answer that question, I'm trying to think "what if I give my own evolution a push behind"? Can I reach further at a greater speed in a more meritorious way if I try to construct new self-insight and expanded consciousness for myself? If this is possible, and we were more about that effort, where would that lead us? This is exactly how Futures of Man thinks. If you read the article for January 2021, "Reconnect with nature and Mother Earth" written by my editorial colleague, Ulf Kurkiewicz, you can see how Futures of Man thinks future for man.
By reading our texts, thinking our thoughts and creating your own, you are helping to build new opportunities for humans on their journey through the Universe.
Philosophy of the possible futures for humanity
In a series of texts, I seek to form a story that is understandable - a story of how Man stepped out of nature and established himself in his own being. A discovery guided by evolution, whose purpose is the development of the sensing and conscious universe. Technological development, a side of human evolution, offers humans a challenge in the form of superior artificial intelligence, freed from emotion and rational in its being. Will humans survive as independent individuals with an accelerating artificial intelligence that challenges? If so, what's the matter? Where is Man's place in the creation of the future?
Let's see if the answer exists.
The pre-historical Man was one with nature. Man shared the being with nature and was a co-creator of nature as power and myth. Man did not have insight into himself as an individual and conscious being, but was prisoned in a context with nature he could not explain. Human history should not continue this way. With the millennia, evolution lifted Man out of the totem community with the tribe and into a beginning self-based on the individual as the subject. Slowly Man rose out of the clan and became his own construction and conscious in his own mental notions and choices. Even the magnificent Roman culture saw itself as a clan community where the individual did not exist.
The price Man had to pay to leave the fellowship with nature, "The Great Mother", cultivated as the female deity, the incarnation of the very life force as the prerequisite for the maintenance of life, became a journey in solitude into a dark and cold cosmos, abandoned and jailed in an infinity of emptiness. Where is the path back to “The Great Mother” and why is the journey required?
I try to find the journey first, then I will take care of the answers.
When Man left Nature
Man moves out of nature, a necessary action to establish himself as an individual construction of the self and for the establishment of an analytical consciousness. The journey towards modernity begins with the fragmentation of nature as a deity, separated from Man. The deity becomes immortal, but nature and Man remain mortal. The oneness of the divine was transformed in the form of sub-deities; some humans took their place with the gods, such as pharaohs. Such a view develops a new understanding of death as the eternal rebirth to which the Universe is also subject. Death becomes an illusion, a rest, a cycle of nature. "The Great Mother" is no longer a myth or deity, but rebirth as a principle of nature. Man is alone.
Such universal pessimism and resignation triggers an ethical awareness in Man, which in turn becomes an important step towards constructing self and analytical consciousness.
1800 before our time, the Pharaohs eventually lose their absolute authority as a deity and must share immortality with a larger part of the population, based on an independent moral assessment of their lives, performed as a cumbersome ritual in the underworld after physical death. Osiris and ten judges place a weight on the dead man's heart and decide on immortality. From being the power and wealth that determines immortality, ethics is now the great judge. Man's evil or good deeds are keys. In the same way, but in different expressions, the ethical consciousness spreads in the contemporary and emerges a beginning ethically conscious human being. We glimpse a beginning philosophical interest in the meaning of life.
What did antiquity know?
Moses was entrusted to Pharaoh and consecrated in Egypt's secret cosmology. Moses must have known about Pharaoh Akhnathon's understanding of God as a transcendent deity, a deity outside of nature itself, a deity superior to nature. With the release of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, the worship of a God of fertility is developed into the worship of a deity standing above nature. Humans become interpreters of God's will and their task is to bring God's will to life. If I say that "the will of God in life" is the construct of an individual self and an analytical consciousness, am I still holding on to a "red thread"?
Does the fellowship with the mythical nature expressed in the cave paintings, through the Israelis' liberation from the Pharaohs of Egypt into our modern self with our analytical consciousness, form a line? If so, what happened then in the time after the emigration of the Jews? How did ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Judaism create the Modern Man?
By knowing the answer to the question, we can better understand Man as lonely, without God on an infinity journey in a dark and cold cosmos, searching for a path home.
FUTURES OF MAN aim to "travel where few dare". Our way of traveling is with thought. If quantum physics' notions of entanglement are correct, then thought travels faster than light. If this is true, thoughts will reach our affected readers even at the far end of the Universe, simultaneously. An exploding performance. Follow Futures of Man!
In a series of texts, FUTURES OF MAN will reflect on the development of Man from being "the prehistoric man" to becoming both an opportunity and a threat to his own existence. With the thought Man can travel to the end of the Universe and back to Earth again, and perhaps the key to success lies hidden here? Follow us on futuresofman.com.
The pre-historical Man shared the being with nature and was a co-creator of nature as power and myth. Man was prisoned in a context with nature he could not explain. Human history should not continue this way. With the millennia, evolution lifted Man out of the totem community with the tribe and into a beginning selv based on the individual as the subject.
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