As I approach the study of our culture as a planet, I begin to think about the subject in ways I’m familiar with – cultural universals, alternatives, specialties, and idiosyncracies; folk culture, popular culture – and right away, I find myself asking myself, is this what’s meant by Nova Culture?
Doesn’t this approach to culture give primacy to the mind? Is that relevant to what Linda calls the “New You”?
At this moment, it looks like the journey may turn out to be as interesting as the destination.
Relying on the distinctions that underpinned cultural studies when I pursued them (1968-87) may help start me but ultimately it’ll need to give way as well. They’re primarily distinctions of the mind. That cannot be the way of the new.
We have to envision, formulate, and apply from the heart. That’s the challenge.
It would make sense that the heart would be the initiator, and judge, does it not?
For one thing, a river of love of such quality flows inside the heart, we know we are home. An endless artesian well, this inner tsunami of love leads to an Ocean of Love. All this will be our setting when we ascend.
Who we are when we come from the heart is the best we’ll ever be. (And we forget … OK, I forget.) If there is anything nova about “Nova Culture,” it would have to be its contextual anchor in love.
Here’s another reason to allow the heart to lead here. The Self lives in the seat of the soul, itself a name for the farthest reaches of the heart. (Or perhaps one of them. I don’t know. There were no signs.)
The Self itself is innocent and pure. Think of it. Who you are – who I am – is innocent and pure. We don’t need trillions of dollars, Ph.D.’s, big houses, fancy cars. They just add more layers to our 3D identity, locking it in place. We have to then back out of all of it, at least mentally and emotionally; that is, at least from our attachment to it.
Note: I did not say a person has to give up their possessions; only their attachment to them. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. I the Lord am a jealous God. Love is a jealous God. If we take our attention off it and place it on a Mazerati, love goes.
There is no argument, no advance warning. Here one moment, gone the next.
The Self has no interest in possessions and pleasures. But the sheer relief, the sheer pleasure of discovering one’s original innocence and purity says to me that if we really want to have cultural studies be relevant to the society of the future, the basis of it has to incorporate a truer perspective of who its subject is.
We are not a race of separate selves struggling to survive amid seeming scarcity. We are One in Love and we are cooperating to blossom amid endless higher-level abundance.
Not all our knowledge prevented World War I. It didn’t prevent World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan. And the degree of asleepness there is in our society at this moment wouldn’t bode well for the future if I didn’t know that this story actually has a happy ending.
I’m cheating. I already know it. It can be said in one word: Love.
Such a love that blows every bit of sleepiness from our frames. Such a love that we want to weep for gratitude at having lived to see this moment of experiencing it. All of our work, all of our explorations have brought us to this and how worth it it was. Our study of culture must take as its central principle, focus, and subject matter, love. It could be no other way and be Nova.
It needs to be willing to describe what’s actually happening in our society – no more mainstream lies and illuminati-influenced histories. It needs to be willing to see through the differences in society to what unites us.
Another thing “nova” about Nova Culture is that the study of it takes into account more than what empirical materialism allows. The latter only allows what we can see, hear, feel, touch, etc., to be deemed real.
That’s a small part of Reality. It’s my belief that a person who constrains themselves to empirical materialism shuts the door to the experience of love. The experience itself will not fit through the closed windows of their beliefs.
Moreover, cultural studies, yes. We need to know about ourselves. But, in my view, they’d have to take as a given that we – the humans, the subjects of this field of study – have intimate connections with other star civilizations such as the Pleiades, Arcturus, Sirius, and so on. We’re doing Anthropology, to be sure, but with a new department within it of Exoanthropology.
In religious terms, Nova Culture needs to take into account that human beings are at essence pure and innocent. We weren’t born in original sin; we were born in original innocence.
No matter what is said to the contrary, what we are seeking, always, is love.
These foundational principles were not to be found in the social science of my day, and the shoe never fit for me.
If true, these principles reflect Reality a little more clearly than the precepts they replace. Then they themselves will be replaced as our vision expands.
How does one proceed? What I’m wanting to do is combine spirituality with social science, and specifically an Ascension/New Age variety of spirituality.
In spiritual terms, given that I’m a spirit in a human body, relating to others of the same kind, who wants to understand himself and others – and given that others may want that as well – how do I describe the ways we think, feel, and act; that is, our culture?
I’m talking at a theoretical level and the only guides I have are internal – my spirit guides and my heart. As Dennis Percy once said, the path begins at the trailing edge of the leading foot.