Sunday, April 23, 2006

Links We Have, It's the Chain That Missing

The Sociology of Enlightenment

Since the 1960's, the West has witnessed an explosion of traditional wisdom teachings from the East, yoga, 37 flavors of meditation, tai chi, chigung. There has also been massive development in experiential psychotherapies. Nowadays we have a vast panoply of techniques and teachings to help us develop the self and to go beyond it.
These are the links. The chain does not exist yet. What is waiting over the horizon is the whole that each of these practices and teachers and communities of practice are the parts of.
But right now, the whole does not exist and the parts are held back by having to function without the whole. However, the fact that someone can imagine it, suggests that it is coming into the range of future possibilities.


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