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By the absorption of quality, living species progressively metamorphose from the finite (of the form spectrum) to the infinite.

As a person increases in self-realisation, it increases in awareness of the qualities of existence and of the absoluteness of existence ... and takes unto itself the qualities of existence and becomes an embryo of a new universe.

The primary purpose of this universe is generative ... that is, the creation of countless new universes ... and the quality of this universe will be used in this process.

The essence of quality is usefulness, and its carrier is the quality of energy.

Each time energy is used, it loses usefulness ... that is to say, it loses some of the quality it carries.

The process of entropy (the release of energy from mass and its randomisation) is accompanied by a general release of quality: Both energy, and the other qualities which it carries, randomise over time.

Communication is closely allied to energy. Each time a happening is communicated, it loses usefulness ... that is, it loses news interest, which is highly charged with specific and generalised quality.

Communications randomise quality, as between people: They cause a sort of arcing of quality to take place between individuals and groups.

Communications are a randomising agency ... that is, an entropic agency.

Anything which enhances awareness of a quality, randomises that quality. News reporting, in enhancing awareness of what is reported, increases the release and randomisation of its quality.

Perception syphons off the quality of what is perceived. Attention and interest heighten perception and increase the flow of quality from what is perceived to the perceiver.

By syphoning off quality from the object of attention, familiarity erodes respect and breeds contempt. One may draw an analogy with the eating of a banana and the contempt one has for the discarded skin.

Analysis, as an extreme of attention, is an extreme dequalitiser ... that is, a destroyer.

As we perceive quality, we create it and absorb it: The time-space aspect of quality derives from the qualities of recognition, attention and interest: Finity is a reflective pause.

We cannot be aware of any quality, environmental, mental or spiritual, without being absolute party to its creation and absorption. Creation and absorption are transfinitely one.

All life is qualitative, transfinite and infinite ... and we dwell upon it finitely, as in a waking-dream.

Our absolute existence is inviolable and sacrosanct ... but the waking-dream state of earthly life is like a video show.

It is paradoxical that our heavenly life seems less real than our physical worldly life, but perhaps we need to recognise heavenly reality and more fully understand the heavenly state.

Heaven is all the qualitative aspects of life: These are transfinite and eternal. We are in heaven now when we experience beauty, love and all the uplifting qualities. Heaven is our present state as perceived with transfinite perception.

When we are fully aware of our heavenly life, we live in heaven now ... and our physical body becomes like a shell which we may discard at any time, with no feeling of inconvenience whatsoever ... rather the opposite, for we have begun to feel it as an encumbrance.

Void is a quality. All qualities are integral. No one quality can exist without all qualities being existent. When void exists, all qualities exist. When any other quality exists, void exists.

We tend to see only what we are looking for. Predictions indicate what we should look for in future. Accordingly, predictions are perceived to be self-fulfilling.

What we see, we create. We create what we see. By seeing what predictions indicate we should look for, we not only see those things but we also create those things.

Predictions, which lead people to look for them, lead people to create them ... that is, to bring them into being.

All qualities are integrally one, and no one quality has dominion over any other quality. For instance, death and finity have no dominion over love or knowledge.

We are infinite beings of the infinite void. The entire universe is integrally one: It is one, living creature of the void.

We, of the void, perceive of finity and of infinity ... but all is void and of void.

Void is a quality and integral with all qualities: It has the power or ability to create of itself.

When we speak of absoluteness, we refer to all qualities or to any qualities.

Bodies and materiality have no non-qualitative aspects: They are qualitative and absolute.

Time is qualitative and absolute.

Observation, perception and creation are qualitative and absolute.

We are qualitative, absolute creatures of the void and we are integral with all existence ... that is with the one creature of the void.

All conceivable aspects or qualities are real. Reality is an absolute quality and integral with all other qualities: All qualities are real.

Personality is a quality; absoluteness is a quality; personal absoluteness is a quality ... that is to say, godness is a quality. All qualities are real: God is real.

We may believe anything, and we may create anything we believe in.

If we wish to be good, we ourselves may construct/create our goodness.

Our existence is real and our will is real and the power of our will is real: We may do what we will to do and we may be what we will to be.

If it is our will to metamorphose to spiritual state, so it will be.

If it is our will to continue our individual lives after body-death, so it will be.

Have hope in God; remember His works; and keep His commandments.

Everything we perceive to be real, is real by perception.

If, without personal verification but by reason of scientific or other authority, we believe a thing to be real, then we perceive it to be real.

Reality is a condition where we believe in something, either by reason of personal verification or by acceptance of the judgement of some authority.

Reality' means that which has been checked out in practice as a reliable aspect of existence.

Perceptions of reality are personal and likely to change back and forth between 'real', 'unreal' and 'undecided'.

A person of power can create its own realities. A Pharaoh can create a pyramid; a US President can start a war; an Einstein can change reality with regard to energy, mass and motion.

A reality is a changeable perception, of some aspect of existence. It is something which we accept as a survivalist datum ... as information which we can rely on to improve our chances of survival.

A survivalist datum is subject to momentary review: If shown to be useless or misleading, its reality-status is immediately re-evaluated.

All conceivable states are integral qualities of absolute existence. Both reality and unreality are integrally related qualities: The distinction between them is one of viewpoint rather than one of essential quality.

Every thing conceivable is reality and, if we can conceive of unreality, it also is real. Reality is existence: Existence is reality. To say that there is an unreality is to say that there are exclusions from the reality of the absolute ... but the absolute has no exclusions. Unreality is reality, in absolute terms.

Mere perception of a thing makes it real.

As unreality is a perception, it is real, in absolute terms.

Every thing is real.

What is real is what happens.

Each of us has a unique personal view of reality.

We have a genetic propensity to assign greater reality to some concepts than others.

We are taught to assign greater reality to some concepts than others.

Each society assigns greater reality to some concepts than others.

Right and wrong are two sides of the same coin ... the coin of existence. We need to learn to look closely at both sides.

As qualitative perceptions are of the all-inclusive absolute (which is wholly in each perception), perceptions of 'good' and 'bad' are integral ... that is, they are integrally one.

As existence is an all-inclusive absolute, we have nothing to compare it with. We cannot say that it is better or worse than anything else ... nor can we say meaningfully that it is good or bad. 'Good' and 'bad' are qualitative judgements made by persons or groups: They are qualitative perceptions.

Without the thermonuclear core explosion of 180mya, the pre-conditions necessary for the evolution of the human race would not have existed. The human race is integrally one with the core explosion. It is by reason of this integrality that we have been able to repeat the thermonuclear explosion phenomenon. In absolute logic, the universe is an integral, of which it may be posited that the whole equals each part and that each part equals the whole. All humanity and each individual human may be said to be wholly one with the core explosion and the modern nuclear phenomena.

In absolute logic, we may posit that each of us has created and has willed and is responsible for all nuclear phenomena.

As, in absolute logic, there are no exclusions, the universe may be said to be, at once, perfectly rational and perfectly irrational ... but irrationality does not pre-empt or exclude rationality. It follows that the advent of thermonuclear phenomena is both rational and irrational ... and that such phenomena issue from both rational causes and random causes.

In absolute logic, it may be said that randomicity and rationality are integrally related qualities: This gives rise to the concept of rational randomicity, or random rationality.

There is a time to observe and a time to reason and a time to openly receive and a time to wonder ... and to be aware of the great great wondrousness of creation. And we are not separate from this wonder but we are of this wonder and one with it ... and we are wondrous beings ... and there is no beginning or end to this wonder and to we who wonder.

This network is coherent; it is generally coherent or coherent in general; it is coherent as a whole.

I believe in an absolute God who is wholly in each one of us ... and I believe that we create what we believe in ... in other words, we create our God.

In a sense, we all believe in a god, for a god is what we put store in, or where our 'precious' is ... the light or dark we live by ... the thing we believe in.

A scientist, who believes in science but not in a religious God, has chosen science as his god. A person who believes in the powers of money has money as a god. A person who sees nature as the greatest thing has nature as a god.

A person who professes to believe nothing, has disbelief as his god.

Essentially, our God is what we believe in. We, each of us, believe in something and that which we believe in is our God. To some, fair play is a god; to some, winning is a god; to some, love is a god; to some, love of God is a god; to some, the land they live on is a god; to some, their country is a god; to some, duty is a god; to some, their business is a god; to some, their personal beauty is a god; to some, honour is a god; to a collector, his collection may be a god; to a mathematician, numbers may be a god; to an animal-lover, animals may be a god; to a keen gardener, a garden may be a god; to a lover of books, books may become a god; and to a lover of music, music may be a god.

Some have reason as their god and, by it, may justify any viewpoint they wish to choose.

Instead of asking 'do you believe in God? a more probing question would be 'what is your god?'. Or, in the modern idiom, 'what are you into man?' or 'where are you at man?'. What you are into or where you are at is your god.

All sorts of gods compete for your worship, and we come to see the first commandment as a choice between gods. The first commandment says that we shall have no other gods before Him, and that we shall love Him with all our heart, soul and mind.

Who says what this God of gods is? It is we who say it. We epitomise Him as being all that is good, wise, loving and powerful ... and we believe in Him and, in believing in Him, we create Him of ourselves ... and that which we believe is one with us.

When we design and build our God, we are designing and building ourselves. What we are worshipping is our alter ego, our second and greater self ... our emerging greater self. If we do not strive for a better self, we will not become a better self. To worship a better self, is to strive to become that better self.

A religion is a system of belief by which we may fashion ourselves and determine our future.

God is the seed we plant and nurture, which is to become ourselves. That which we worship as God is that which we aim to become. We fashion our God that we may become that God.

Our god or gods are what we believe in, and what we strive for. Our gods are our believings and our strivings. If we can unify and integrate our believings and strivings, then we may have but one God.

Is there a God-Person that we may follow and worship? If we believe in a God-Person, there is one. Belief is essential to the existence of a God-Person. Myself, I believe in a God-Person and I believe in the commandments of that Person.

God is timeless and spaceless ... and worship of God, and identification with Him, is a visit to infinity. Worship of God is a passage to infinity.

A consecrated church is a portal to infinity: The sanctuary of a church or temple is its transfinity, for here the finite and infinite merge into one absolute presence.

When we think of God, our body becomes a church ... and when we worship Him in silence, our inner voice becomes a song of praise.

Those who worship God create God and He is loyal to those who make Him. We are His parents, which are His sons and daughters.

If we lose our belief and faith in God, we destroy that which we have created.

Our belief and faith in God is His temple and His being.

Belief is the life-blood of immortality.

God is our future being: God is our future. Our choice, of belief in God or disbelief in God, is our choice of having a future or not having a future: Our God is our immortality.

Belief in God creates God; belief in God continues the expressions of God; that, which we believe in, continues to express in that which creates it.

It is a peculiarity of our species that we need to have something outside of ourselves, like a stone which we can feel, or a strap which we can hang on to: This need is similar to a child's need for a dummy or a cuddly blanket.

We are creatures of the void: We are created of no thing. When we come to a mature realisation of the nature of our being, we learn to live without stones and straps.

We create what we believe and we believe what we create: We can create and believe anything we want: We are sovereign beings.

We create our immortality by creating an immortal God.

That agency, by which God creates, is the human agency: We are that aspect of God which creates.

In accepting our oneness with God, we no longer perceive Him as a being which is separate from ourself.

Separateness diminishes oneness, and it is from oneness that godliness derives.

God moves His parts by differentiation, but He cannot exist without His oneness.

The most important part of the whole is its whole ... and the most important part of the part is its whole.

Humility fully accepts oneness with each and every part ... while arrogance struts among equal parts as though one part were greater than another.

It is the false illusion of differentiation that equal parts may seem unequal ... and that beauty, size and power may preen themselves as more than equal.

God does not say to us 'keep down and keep your place, you lesser being'. God is not God without us. God loves us, His parts, for without His parts He is nothing.

It has been said that God made us in His own image ... but God cannot pre-exist us, for He cannot exist without us ... for we are His parts.

Without Moses, there could be no burning bush and no God.

The democracy of religion is the realisation that each one of us is equal with God and with each other.

In finite logic, time deludes by the implication that, as we were not present at the time of creation (the big-bang), we could have taken no part in creating ourselves. Now that we are aware that time is not substantive but relative and conditional, we are open to the concept that we may create ourselves.

It is a key proposition of this network that we have always been creating ourselves, and that self-creation is a most important characteristic of our species.

Our species is the creative aspect of God.

The precepts of formal logic are an abstraction from reality ... a model ... and, like all models, formal logic becomes unreliable when applied outside the parameters of its applicability.

It is of the utmost importance how we treat each other ... that is, how we behave in relation to every other person. Mutual courtesy is heavenly behaviour, which recognises that God is wholly within each person.

The commonality of humanity is based on the lowest common denominator ... but the commonality of God is based on the highest, that is the infinite, denominator.

Above all, we should respect God and the commonality of God which is in all beings.

Those, who are engaged on material pursuits, are often spiritually disadvantaged, for the worship of God often takes second place to the worship of mammon.

Those, who are not engaged on material pursuits, have the opportunity to engage in spiritual pursuits. The unemployed, who cannot disengage from materiality, may feel deprived and rejected ... but those, who see how majority are enslaved by materiality, have a wonderful opportunity to adjust to the non-material future.

There are material wages and spiritual wages, and we need to decide which wages we want to earn.

None of us may be denied bread and other necessities, but when we place great emphasis on materiality we deprive ourselves of spirituality.

As the end of materiality approaches, it becomes more and more important to place emphasis on spirituality ... for therein lies the future.

Life may be seen and lived from a spiritual point of view or from a material point of view. Those who live spiritually earn spiritual wages ... and those who live materially earn material wages.

From now on, spiritual wages will become increasingly important ... and material wages will yield diminishing returns.

A theory may be useful if:

A theory may be more acceptable if it is more useful; if it is better evidenced; if it makes beter common sense; if it jells with other theories; if it is socially convenient; if it is not seen to threaten survival; if it is advanced by a person of great authority; if it is scientifically fashionable; if it jells with religious convictions.

From the viewpoint of the writer, some of the most useful propositions of the network, so far, include:

Each viewpoint is a parametered model. Multiparadigmatics provides a multi-model view of existence.

We humans are the first to do what we do, and the first to think what we think; we are the creators and the pioneers.

Just as the Absolute is wholly within each person, so also the Absolute is wholly within each viewpoint. Each viewpoint is worthy of respect, just as every person is worthy of respect.

When we glorify God, we glorify ourselves: When we worship God, we worship the best part of ourselves.

When we worship or glorify God, we set aside something for our greatest self ... that is, we invest time, attention, interest and resources in our greatest self.

Like a moth to a flame, is man to God. A moth may be consumed by a flame, and a man may be consumed by God. Nothing is lost, for all is God.

Those, who are rich in physical wealth, may struggle against being consumed by the God-flame ... but, those who are free, feel no sacrifice but only gain.

When we dishonour God, we dishonour ourselves.

Knowledge entropies or randomises. The gaps of a network are knowledge-sink5, which attract knowledge from other parts of the network. The network continually moves towards a state of knowledge equilibrium.

I should not expect people to comprehend complexities. To venture upon complex explanations is largely unproductive.

The intuition, instinct, common sense and intelligence of a nation is greater than that of its politicians and bureaucrats ... but those in authority often assume the contrary.

Truth is an activity ... it is an ongoing process.

Truth involves earnest, sincere effort to gain knowledge of existence ... that is, knowledge of the Absolute ... knowledge of God.

Truth is worship of God: We worship God (a spirit) with spirit and with truth. Godliness is truthfulness. To have knowledge of God is to share oneness with God.

Those who worship truth are never far from God, in spite of any seemingly conflicting philosophy they may profess. Worshippers of truth respect existence and the integrity of existence ... that is to say, they respect God.

Truth is trueness. God requires that we worship Him with our spirit and with trueness of spirit.

A truthful person believes and has faith in what he/she holds to be true. Truthfulness requires belief and faith.

Truth is creative: Truth is progressive: Truth creates progressively. To discover truth is to create truth. Truth is that which is created.

Intercommunication is a multiparadigmatic activity which involves a dialectical encounter between different points of view.

This propositional network is intercommunicative, multi-paradigmatic and dialectical: It involves an encounter between different points of view.

As it develops, this network synthesises viewpoints and proceeds dialectically to new or revised theses, gaining constantly in understanding, insight and comprehensiveness.

Constantly new and different viewpoints are added to the network, providing antithetical stimulation and nourishment ... providing 'new blood' and new 'gene-stock'.

A proposition is whatever can be observed, perceived, conceived, discovered, theorised, thought, created, imagined, supposed, presupposed, assumed, evidenced, reasoned, implied, inferred, induced, deduced, interpolated, extrapolated, intuited, instinctively known, asserted, maintained, contended, denied, changed, amended, destroyed, posited or noted. It may be simple or complex but it must be clear, understandable and communicable.

Concerning the methodology of propositional networking, something needs to be said about the molecular concept of propositions. It will be noted that most of the propositions of this network are groups of propositions, rather than simple or unitary propositions. This group proposition approach is characteristic of the way humans think. We rarely think in terms of simple basic propositions of logic. In our thinking, propositions naturally group together in an organic way ... that is, they merge and meld into an organic complex which is analogous to an organic molecule.

Propositions are analogous to atoms and molecules. We may have a simple hydrogen atom which is also an independently free-moving hydrogen molecule but, in chemistry, this is the exception. Apart from the hydrogen atom, the smallest free-moving particle is the molecule ... which is the naturally occurring free-state form of matter. So it is also with propositions: The simple, basic, unitary proposition of formal logic is analogous to the atom ... and it seldom occurs naturally in a free state. Free-moving independent propositions, of thought and language, are usually molecular or group propositions.

Molecules are either inorganic or organic. The behaviour of propositions, in thought and language, is more akin to organic molecules ... that is, to living things.

The methodology of this network follows the natural grouping of propositions (as in unstilted, free-flowing thought and language), while also maintaining reasoned discipline, clarity and cohesion of conceptual development.

Stoicism teaches that the whole universe is one polity in virtue of the spirit that is its origin and its life of the common end to which it tends, and of the absolute and universal law it obeys. Mind, matter, God and man form one community: All men are of one spirit, one blood, one family ... and all and each are sacred to one another. Stoicism teaches that harmony with nature and oneself is the ideal life.

Stoicism has exercised a humanitarian influence upon the development of western jurisprudence.

Stoicism teaches self-sufficiency by a rigorous training of the will ... and the development of a strong sense of duty, reinforced by a belief in the overruling power of divine providence, making men feel their own life as a calling and as a duty assigned by God.

To realise the complete nature of a thing is to release and absorb all the qualities of that thing.

To realise only the power of a thing is to release and absorb only the quality of power of that thing.

Only those qualities which we realise are released by us and absorbed by us.

Does knowledge equate realisation? Complete, insightful, empathic knowledge of a thing is realisation of that thing.

The qualities of a realiser determine the qualities of things realised: Realisers create the qualities which they realise.

The act of releasing and absorbing a quality is the act of creating that quality. Any associated perceived difference here is one of viewpoint or expression.

As 'realisation' is a transfinite quality, finite explication is inadequate.

Realisation is the primary purpose of being.

No translation and no meaning may be validly claimed to be unique.

It is absurd to seek for a solid foundation for empirical knowledge.

Translation is, of necessity, indeterminate.

There are various ways of translating one language into another which may provide incompatible translations of the same sentences, but which may still fit all the observed facts.

The fundamental political value is the equation of 'justice' with 'fairness'.

Self respect is the most important primary good.

Common sense is that degree of judgement which is common to those with whom we can converse and transact business.

Even in formal logic, reification is common. (Note: 'reification' is the mistake of treating an abstraction or artificial construct or model, as if it were a natural thing).

The concept of alienation is the separation from a principal self of one or more of its essential parts, attributes or qualities.

The God which people worship is their own alienated self, inverted and unrecognised.

The power of money is the alienated power of human beings.

The power of a government is the alienated power of the people.

The delegation of power, involved in the processes of democratic representation, is an alienation of the power of the people.

Alienation is the central philosophical concept of the phenomenology of spirit.

Humanity is at odds with itself and adrift from its spiritual home and from its own powers.

The measure of our alienation is the measure of our failure to confront the nature of our being: Our alienation is the extent of our lack of self-realisation.

The qualitative dichotomies (of good-bad, just-unjust, love-hate, valid-invalid, etc) involve the preference for one term over its opposite ... and the privileged term has meaning only in so far as it is contrasted with its opposite. The privileged term is constituted by what it suppresses ... and the privileged term never achieves perfect substantive identity or conceptual purity ... and it is always parasitic on, or contaminated by, its marginalised opposite. (Note: This is a deconstructionist viewpoint).

As existence is essentially an undifferentiated integral, qualitative dichotomies have a utilitarian and pragmatic status, as distinct from a substantive status.

The Absolute is wholly in each quality: Every quality is absolute, and of absolute value and status. Differentiation and dichotomy of qualities derives from the evolutionary necessities of survival.

Qualitative dichotomies are essentially survivalist differentiates.

It may be posited that God is the personalised composite of all viewpoints.

The composite of all self-realisation is God.

An individual's mind is a viewpoint of self-realisation.

A uni-paradigmatic mind is a single viewpoint of selfrealisation: A multi-paradigmatic mind is a multiple of viewpoints of self-realisation.

If God is the personalised composite of all viewpoints, minds which encompass the most viewpoints may be closest to the absolute mind of God.

Effects are not essentially different from their causes. The differences between cause and effect, which are finitely discernible, are transfinitely indiscernible. Transfinitely, cause and effect are one.

The development of multi-paradigmatic propositional networks is both instrumentalist and survivalist.

Multi-paradigmatic propositional networks may serve as memory banks in which many and various investigatory findings are conveniently recorded. Such networks may be general, or related to specific subjects. This present network is, of course, related to the specific subject of prediction.

As the cause-effect relation is essentially transfinite and as this network aims to project cause-effect relations into the future, the milieu and 'field of operations' of this project is essentially transfinite. Its operator uses it, with intuitive intelligence, to gain transfinite insight of the future.

Survivalism involves all possible means and tools by which survival may be achieved: Instrumentalism involves all possible means and tools by which its ends may be achieved: Where the ends of instrumentalism are survival, the methods of survivalism equate those of instrumentalism.

There is, in each of us, the ability to access the primaeval forces of our organic species. This force may be termed 'id' or 'libido' ... and, when it is wholly unleashed, it may manifest variously as bestiality, insanity or genius.

The id, or primaeval self, is usually psychologically constrained, repressed, sublimated, projected, regressed, or converted. Many are the ploys by which we handle id-drives in socially acceptable ways ... but, in the realms of the spirit and sub-conscious, the id is at large ... free and unconstrained.

As our race approaches its physical end and its metamorphosis to a mental-spiritual state, our ids are breaking free from social constraints. This 'break-out' is an important factor underlying the worldwide increase of violence and crime.

The vital force and principal, of existence and life, is the id.

The id is raw, primaeval force: It is pure will-energy.

Cohesion and order pertain to the dormancy or pupa phase of id: Chaos is the at-large or imago phase of id.

In the chaos phase, the id dispenses with its body-shell and emerges as pure self-aware spirit.

The nuclear advent of 1945 signalled the beginning of the imago phase of id ... that is, the beginning of the final phase of metamorphosis.

Everything happens according to id-will ... that is, according to our will.

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