The Dynamics of Gender and Life: Discussion Group

“The stream of human knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.” (Sir James Jeans)

What if the universe wasn’t just the result of a great thought, but an ongoing conversation, a creative, interactive dialogue in which each particle and person is inimitably contributing to that conversation?

In Stephen Pirie’s new book “The Psycho-Quantum Dynamics of Gender and Life”, a model is offered that reveals how quantum-level communication –in which we’re all participating– is creating the universe, world and lives we know, from the most trivial to the unspeakably profound.

Discussion groups centred on Stephen’s new book will soon be announced. It is envisaged these discussion groups will suit those who are seeking ideas, concepts and perspectives beyond standard scientific, spiritual and religious belief-systems. The discussions will involve advanced, substantial concepts with which to gain deep insights into the nature of personal and collective reality. Some reviews of Stephen’s earlier work is available at


Following is an excerpt of Stephen’s new work “The Psycho-Quantum Dynamics of Gender and Life”.

WHY read this book?1

Imagine the scenario: A man on a train is being loud and abusive and as a result those nearby are anxious and fearful as to what he might do. Then one passenger says to the others, ‘he’s just lost his wife and children and both his parents in a dreadful motor-vehicle accident”. Then the mood changes from one of condemnation, fear and anger, to one of compassion and understanding.

Knowing ‘why’ involves context, and knowing the context, like the man on the train, is vitally important to living with more ease and well-being. It’s important to gaining some peace-of-mind in our troubled world. It’s central to gaining and maintaining optimal ‘mental health’. And it is central to our ability to take action: when we know ‘why’, we know the appropriate ‘how’ with ‘what’, with ‘whom’.

In light of the above, this book provides the ‘why’ of various phenomena, including but not limited to human and animal behaviour, and that of the natural world.

Understanding our own personal ‘why’ –as to why we should get out of bed of a morning, and more generally our purpose is life– is also highly important for the sake resilience, and well-being.

  • 1. Equally, why you might wish to attend a Discussion Group.

Book content

Table of Contents

WHY read this book? iv

Why you might not want to read this book iv

How this book is structured vi

Figure 1: The fundamentals of life vi

Easy then, not so much now? 1

Section 1: Some helpful tools 3

The KISS-Ockham Tool 3


The Belief-Habit Cycle 7

Figure 2: The Belief-Habit Cycle 8

Figure 3: Cue: insult. Response: anger 8

Figure 4: Same cue, different response 9

The Belief-Habit Cycle, in more detail 10

Choosing not to choose is still a choice 11

Figure 5: Choices, choosing, chosen 11

Back to belief-systems... 12

Why we choose what we choose 14

Figure 6: Choice of responses 14

Figure 7: For self, for group 15

Splitting the ego into ‘WEGO’ and ‘IGO’ 16

Why split EGO into ‘WEGO’ and ‘IGO’? 18

Figure 8: WEGO vs IGO 19

Section 2: Our universe in conversation 22

The SOS Model 22

It’s just us 23

Being limited is good for us. Necessary, in fact 24

Figure 9: To be, or not to be ... naked 25

Figure 10: Inward causation 26

Important consequences of self-organising systems 27

How our brains perceive the SOS 29

Figure 11: Parts and wholes, things and relationships 30

Figure 12: Left-, right- hemisphere perceptions 31

Figure 13: Right-wing focus, left-wing relationships 32

The limitations of left-hemisphere perception 33

Figure 14: The art of forming words 33

The brain as filter and enabler 34

What you don’t know 36

Figure 15: The dual process of left, right-hemispheres 39

Enter the quantum 40

What’s in the gaps? 42

Figure 16: Unlimited to limited, possibilities to actuality 42

Figure 17: Unfolding actuality, enfolding possibility 44

Figure 18: Our regenerating reality 45

Figure 19: Choice, belief, time 46

Introduction to the creative process 47

Figure 20: The proCreative cycle: Focus, assert AND let-go, allow 47

Impossible 48

Even so, so what? 51

Time out, recap 51

Opening to possibility 52

Combining the hierarchical (vertical) with the communal (horizontal). 53

  • Space 53
  • Time 54

Figure 21: Many (possibilities, people). One (individual, result) 54

Figure 22: Unfolding actuality, enfolding possibility 55

Fractals, pre-physical waves and nonlocality 56

Why is the ‘feminine’ correlated with the meta-physical? 58

Deeper forms of ego 61

Figure 23: Ego, Transfinite ego, and ... 61

The interplay of conscious and unconscious 62

Figure 24: Possibility, societal limitations, individual choice 64

Is my intuitive transfinite ego (aka ‘soul’), masculine or feminine? 66

Sexing the small bits 68

  • Bosons 68
  • Fermions 68

Key point: The SOS and all life, is a creating process 73

Figure 25: The dynamic process of Nature 74

Section 3: Real-world application of the SOS model 75

We can know the tip, we cannot ever know the base 75

Keys to creativity and wisdom 77