Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wiki, essay and book

I haven't posted anything for a while, because I've been very busy with several different projects.

One is the Palaeos org wiki, which is shaping up nicely, even at this early stage. But it requires a lot of input to keep the momentum going (just like Orion's Arm when i was getting it started).

Another is my essay on "Integral Esotericism" (previously called "An Integral Metaparadigm"), for Frank Visser's Integral World website, as a follow-up of my Aurobindonian essay and critique of Ken Wilber. This essay is just becoming bigger and bigger, almost turning into a monster, or at least into a full length book. It's currently at 143 pages, and the problem is it is very uneven, because my perspective and even motivation for writing it changed in the course of writing it. Short of rewriting the whole thing from scratch, it would be very difficult to really smooth it out. So I decided rather than waste any more time on it, I'll just send it in as it is, to see what sort of feedback I get.

Then I can be free to take material from these two essays and make them into a book, to be titled, of course, Integral Esotericism. This book will be less polemical than the essays, and will basically present a radically esoteric and Aurobindonian version of Integral theory and practice, or alternatively an integral version of Esotericism.

Hopefully the book (and maybe the current essay) will help the integral movement break free of its current exoteric Wilberian gridlock.

7 Comments:

Blogger rsb said...

You are a smart one- that's good
please help our troubled world

5:05 AM  
Blogger m alan kazlev said...

Thank you for your kind words!

Yes this world is full of so much suffering, so much transformation needs to be done!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Tusar N Mohapatra said...

Debate at SCIY is hotting up. Would you butt in?

9:04 PM  
Blogger m alan kazlev said...

hi Tusar

Yeah SCIY is a great site, but I am spread too thinly as it is.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Tusar N Mohapatra said...

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1:47 AM  
Blogger Tusar N Mohapatra said...

Instead of "esotericism" can we call it "inner navigation" as a concession to the ear?

1:51 AM  
Blogger venkata said...

Dear viewers,

What ramana said conforms to our ancient vedanta and shankara philosophy. It is an open secret and there is nothing new to be said. It is we who have to do the sadhana as proclaimed by Sri Krishna in gita "Udharet Atmaana Atmanam...". Nevertheless, guru's grace is required but it does not come out of the blue. Sri Aurobindo tried to explain the vedic terminology from his own point of view dileneating from sankara. It is confusing what he really tried to convey to the posterity. It is a hotch potch of advaita, vishitadvaita, dvaita, tantra.

regards,
sriram

10:35 PM  

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