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Rationalists should meet Integral Theory

Around 2018 I was actively posting in the rationalist community, I still run the lesswrong slack and I still keep an ear out for things that are going on in the rationality community.  But that’s around the time that something … Continue reading

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Integral should meet the Rationality community

Before I learnt about integral I was incredibly well versed and wrapped up in the rationalist community.  As I know it, starting around 2009 on www.lesswrong.com sprung up a huge community of people ranging from age ~15-35, interesting in thinking, … Continue reading

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A Workshop on Life Influences

We all have factors in our life that influence us but sometimes we don’t realise what they are.  For example, an external influence in my life, is to live within the legal system of this country, which prevents me from … Continue reading

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Fishbowl reality

This idea is about perception and reality.  Each person is wearing a fishbowl over their head. Think of the mind as being two intelligent forces. The head is the (self believing) sentient consciousness. The one that receives the information that … Continue reading

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Limiting lines of development

One part of integral theory is called “lines of development”. Each of us has lines of development, areas for which we can draw an arbitrary boundary and climb up in skill. These could be as simple as “concentration” or as … Continue reading

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Thought stack

Thought stack I like to think of my ideas as stacks of thoughts. There they are, my ideas are built on my previous ideas.  As are everyone else’s. When we see other people’s thoughts and ideas, sometimes we automatically get … Continue reading

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A Money Dojo

First up though, some ontology to make it easier to talk about this – “concrete, subtle, causal”. The concrete world is the world of atoms. It’s physical and literal. (sometimes called the gross world) The subtle is the world that … Continue reading

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Alleviating Bipolar with meditation

I was asked on the slack, about bipolar and what might help from a meditation standpoint.  I have my own experiences to share. (standard non-medical advice disclaimer applies here, i’m not qualified to give professional advice and you should probably … Continue reading

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A quick map of consciousness

Prior knowledge: Many maps lightly held, Leaky concepts, Boundaries Playing around asking the question “what is consciousness”, yields a great deal of trouble. I don’t really want to pin down what consciousness is but I want to work around it. … Continue reading

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Many Maps, Lightly held

Many maps, lightly held. As described in The fox and the hedgehog, among other places (munger, systems thinking).  This post holds the theory statement above quite “strong”, to try to clarify the need for it.  It does not apply in … Continue reading

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