Culture Wars Aganist Women

TWO CULTURAL BRAINS is a synthesis of SSAD Theory that describes the dominant role that PAIN and PLEASURE have in shaping the developing brain. THE FIRST BRAIN in evolution: The sub-cortical emotional-social sexual brain that is shaped primarily by the Matrilineal Cultures (Pleasure); and the SECOND BRAIN in evolution: the neocortical rational symbolic brain that is shaped primarily by the Patrilineal Cultures (Pain) which forms the Gender Equality Equation that exist throughout the World Cultures.

Themes: 
culture
violence

More On - The Challenges We Face

“We are faced with a breakdown of general social order and human values that threatens stability throughout the world. Existing knowledge cannot meet this challenge. Something much deeper is needed, a completely new approach. I am suggesting that the very means by which we try to solve our problems is the problem. The source of our problems is within the structure of thought itself.”

David Bohm, Theoretical Physicist,
the individual Einstein believed was his intellectual successor.

Themes: 
parenting
culture
identity

Challenges

Touch the Future began over twenty years ago. The vision was to help parents and those who care about children respond in the best possible way to the dramatic changes in the environment we call childhood, changes that exploded after World War II. We did not have the internet then. Social media and mobile phone-computers did not exist. The dangers that television represented are now compounded many times with ‘screen time’ replacing living, breathing relationships. Technology in the early classroom was just creeping in. Levels of autism, emotionally challenged youth and other pathologies were significantly lower but on the rise. Play deprivation was high with adult organized activities replacing free-range spontaneous play. The impact of hospital-technological birth on mother-infant-father attachment continues. Global warming with the threat of mass global extinction, including homo sapiens was a distant dream.

Themes: 
parenting
culture
identity

Lighthearted Seriousness

What if the way we treat our child is the way our child will treat the world? And what if you and I are not all that different from other parents so our child is like theirs and that is the way the world will be?

Around the 12th to 14th c. B.C. Hermes Trismegistus proclaimed, as above so below. That which is above is the same as that which is below. “Macrocosmos is the same as microcosmos. The universe is the same as God, God is the same as man, man is the same as the cell, the cell is the same as the atom, the atom is the same as... and so on, ad infinitum." Human behavior is fractal by nature. A fractal is a pattern that repeats at every scale. We create the future by the way we behave now. Wow! Each of us is responsible for the way humanity is and will be. Everything we do matters and Carly Elizabeth doesn’t miss a stich.

Themes: 
fathers
culture
parenting

Breastfeeding Bonding Prevents Infant Mortality And Suicide

The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world, to a large or small extent, has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with the crime, guilt ~ and there is the story of mankind. John Steinbeck, East of Eden, 1952

Breastfeeding bonding and baby-carrying bonding are the first events of life, which the newborn/infant/child learns about love and non-violence. Love is first learned at the breast of mother and by being carried on her body ~ like in utero, where the first lessons of being connected with mother are learned.

Themes: 
abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
breastfeeding
culture
pleasure
pregnancy

Celebrating Joseph Chilton Pearce

As we continue Joe develops a number of themes all centering on the long term consequences of not being nurtured. ‘The child who is nurtured and bonded and given that safe space from the earliest developmental period can move away from the safe space carrying that same state of mind with him and is ready to move on into the higher realms of human possibility.  Whereas the majority of us lacking that safe space never move on. We try to repair or build for ourselves the safe space to be.  It’s a safe space that we either carry with us and are - or not at all, yet we are trained to believe we can create the safe space by following all the appropriate cultural directives and every cultural directive drives us into an ever increasing unsafe positions and we feel more and more threatened by the world.’ Here again, Joe turns our cultural assumptions upside down. Rather than culture being the sanctuary it pretends to be, culture is the source of our greatest trauma and pain.

Michael Mendizza

Themes: 
male vulnerability
culture

Celebrating Josephh Chilton Pearce

Continuing to focus on the way culture shapes our reality Joe notes: ‘One of the things that culture brings about is the idea that without its guiding filters we would be like beasts in the forest, savage, uncivilized, murderous, etc. The truth of the matter is, culture is what makes us savage, vicious, murderous, war after war after war because of the restrictions and restraints imposed by culture. Both neural scientist James Neal and Alan Shore question: “Will we survive the current situation?” And both Neal and Shore, said “Only if we can produce males capable of nurturing their offspring.” And this sets the stage for a radically different view of the nurturing role of males.

Michael Mendizza

Themes: 
culture
violence
male vulnerability

Celebrating Joseph Chilton Pearce

One of the most deeply penetrating insights that emerge from Joe’s vision of imagination is how it manifests as both our individual self-image or ego and the culture we live in. One is a personalized micro view and the other a collective macro view of essentially the same field, each giving rise to the other. The Greek word persona comes to mind, persona being the cultural mask our authentic nature wears. We must conform to culture to belong and therefore survive and by doing so we limit and constrain our true nature and potential. Here rests another pillar in Joe’s overarching framework.

Michael Mendizza  

Themes: 
culture
identity

It is culture that makes us violent

It is culture that makes us violent
Joseph Chilton Pearce

 Ashley Montague, one of our greatest Biologists said girls were far, far more viable and successful survivors than boys.  And we know that’s the truth.  We don’t need to go into all that.  And yet we think we have to, we treat boys much more stringently than we do our girls.  We pamper them, put ribbons on them, but the boys have to get out and, with the assumption that they have to do that to survive saber tooth.   But evolution has created a neural structure and heart connection here not to out-wrestle saber tooth, which is what the great big hulking physique and all this is so terribly rampant today, to out-wrestle saber tooth nature created a neural brain mind heart system by which we can simply outwit saber tooth’s.   But we sacrifice that capacity of using the higher intelligences to survive on behalf of this brute strength idea which makes awfully good soldiers and so on an so forth, but it makes a very poor evolutionary example. 

One of the things that culture brings about is the idea that without its guiding filters we would be like beasts in the forest, savage, uncivilized, murderous, etc.  Now the truth of the matter is culture is what makes us savage, vicious, murderous, war after war after war because of the restrictions and restraints of culture.  Gil Bailey and Rene Gerard, the great French Philosophers, was quite right with that. Culture survives on by periodic warfare. I quote you the august Thomas Jefferson saying “The tree of liberty must be periodically watered by the blood of tyrants and patriots.”  And that is that the perfect picture of culture. The other thing is the conviction that the child must learn to mind or they simply won’t survive.  And in the process of learning to mind they really lose their great survival instincts and turn them over to culture.  In both James Neal, a magnificent book of his on Zen and the brain, he’s a Neural Scientist, both he and Alan Shore in his incredible work had the little statement just popping up almost out of context, “Will we survive the current situation?”  And both Neal and Shore, who never heard of each other in all probability, knew nothing of each others work, said “Only if we can produce males capable of nurturing their offspring”.  So we find things then happening like people pulling their boys out of Waldorf School because they’re afraid it will make a pampering softy out of them.  No, it would make a nurturing intelligence out of them. But as the father said to me about pulling his child out of Waldorf, it’s a jungle out there and we’ve got to toughen him up to survive that jungle.  With that idea in mind we have a radically different behavior with boy babies from birth on then we do girl babies.  Ashley Montague, one of our greatest Biologists said girls were far, far more viable and successful survivors than boys.  And we know that’s the truth.  We don’t need to go into all that.  And yet we think we have to, we treat boys much more stringently than we do our girls.  We pamper them, put ribbons on them, but the boys have to get out and, with the assumption that they have to do that to survive saber tooth.   But evolution has created a neural structure and heart connection here not to out-wrestle saber tooth, which is what the great big hulking physique and all this is so terribly rampant today, to out-wrestle saber tooth nature created a neural brain mind heart system by which we can simply outwit saber tooth’s.   But we sacrifice that capacity of using the higher intelligences to survive on behalf of this brute strength idea which makes awfully good soldiers and so on an so forth, but it makes a very poor evolutionary example.  So again I think of Shore an Neal themselves, until we produce males that can nurture their own offspring, the only way to do that is to nurture the male themselves from the beginning as Michael Mendizza has said many a time with his nurturing projects.  So there you have a serious threat to culture in the nurturing project.  We wonder why this nurturing project gets grounded time and again and here we think it’s taking wings and it’s going to fly, but this again is that cultural backlash.  The nurturing process of creating males who are fully nurtured therefore they were capable of nurturing takes our whole image of the male from Hollywood to Madison Avenue and all of their advertising.  And it’s true throughout other countries as well.  The macho male who must protect us, etc., at the expense of the only survival procedures we have which is the higher intelligences.

How culture protects itself at our expense

How culture protects itself at our expense
Joseph Chilton Pearce

There’s no such thing as a static process.  It’s all moving, can’t stick your foot in the river twice or whatever.  So it’s a moving fluid process which we get to be the means by which this takes place, the great grace that has been given us. We are that means.  To deny the moving fluid process, moving for its own expression and freezing it into a fixed system is a result of culture.  My claim in both of my last books was that you have the fluid movement with no place to lay its head representing the probably mythological or certainly mythological overlaid and highly romanticized figure of Jesus underneath which there has to have been a real event.  And the counter acting force of Paul who has his own Metanoia his own great insights and so forth, and uses this figure, this mythological overlaid romantic figure, as his own ploy in setting up a new system of control, prediction and control over a populace. 

There is no reality for the human being except through some kind of filtering device like that.  And the fact that it can vary from culture to culture generally it means small variations and overall agreement throughout the world.  People like the Signoi or the Tibetans as they once were, or the Australian Aborigine or even the Kalahari kung they were a particular filter that is particular to that culture and not found universally.  But universally language, that’s not part of it, I mean all these things are colorations within the overall cultural construct in which we as modern civilized people live.  And so you can have all these colorations and yet within an overall framework we can go to Europe, we can go to all sorts of other countries and get along pretty well.  So we’re sharing certain very concrete filters but now you get into when the culture is threatened how it protects itself and all the sudden the idea is that their culture is almost like a living entity from all these inputs. They’re what we would call a field effect. And there we get into the fact of culture can very easily become extremely virtually demonic and destructive and inhibiting to us and crushing us down.  So the culture which we have to have can be either negative or positive or any of the shades in between.

This movement of the human being, what we call this evolution or whatever all that might be, is moving toward a very specific not end goal but a very specific pattern of being which is guided.  And of course that is a anathema to the scientific community and to most of the cultural communities.  But that sounds like religion but of course you’re talking about a purely fluid process which we could even describe as love seeking its own identity as Plotinus did a long time ago and that’s legitimate too. But we are each that.  That’s who we are.  That’s our nature.  And so we interpret it of course as my yearning, my longing of the heart, my seeking for fulfillment and so on.  That’s exactly what the game is all about. There’s nothing wrong.  So to say there’s a guiding image from above is simply to set up the two polarities through which this receptacle interaction can take place.  There’s no such thing as a static process.  It’s all moving, can’t stick your foot in the river twice or whatever.  So it’s a moving fluid process which we get to be the means by which this takes place, the great grace that has been given us. We are that means.  To deny the moving fluid process, moving for its own expression and freezing it into a fixed system is a result of culture.  My claim in both of my last books was that you have the fluid movement with no place to lay its head representing the probably mythological or certainly mythological overlaid and highly romanticized figure of Jesus underneath which there has to have been a real event.  And the counter acting force of Paul who has his own Metanoia his own great insights and so forth, and uses this figure, this mythological overlaid romantic figure, as his own ploy in setting up a new system of control, prediction and control over a populace.  We’ve had a religious organization called church with all of its number of variations simply as a part of culture’s way of controlling behavior of the population.  And that fluid incredible journey is truncated and we all feel it.  Whatever we were suppose to be we didn’t get to be it.  I think of the teenager with the great longing that erupts within them, the tremendous longing for something tremendous that’s suppose to happen and great anticipation and so on.  So that curtailed by culture and you’re given all these synthetic counterfeits of it or cultural counterfeits.  Attain this and this longing will go away.  And of course that doesn’t happen at all.

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