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The following excerpt is from "The Dynamics of Gender and Life" (Draft, as at June 27, 2019).

WHY read this book?    ix

Why you might not want to read this book    ix

How this book is structured    x

Figure 1: The fundamentals of life    xi

Easy then, not so much now    1

Section 1: Some helpful tools    3

The KISS-Ockham Tool    3

KEEP IT SIMPLE and SCIENTIFIC    4

The Belief-Habit Cycle    7

Figure 2: The Belief-Habit Cycle    8

Figure 3: Cue: insult. Response: anger    9

Figure 4: Same cue, different response    10

The Belief-Habit Cycle, in more detail    11

Choosing not to choose is still a choice    11

Figure 5: Choices, choosing, chosen    12

Back to belief-systems...    13

Why we choose what we choose    15

Figure 6: Choice of responses    16

Figure 7: For self, for group    17

The right-hemisphere’s ‘Wego’, the left-hemisphere’s ‘Igo’    18

Why split Ego into ‘Wego’ and ‘Igo’?    21

Figure 8: Wego vs Igo    23

Section 2: Our universe in conversation    24

The SOS Model    24

It’s just us    25

Being limited is good for us. Necessary, in fact    26

Figure 9: To be, or not to be ... naked    27

Figure 10: Inward causation    28

Important consequences of self-organising systems    30

How our brains perceive the SOS    33

Figure 11: Parts and wholes, things and relationships    34

Figure 12: Left-, right- hemisphere perceptions    35

Figure 13: Right-wing focus, left-wing relationships    36

The limitations of left-hemisphere perception    37

Figure 14: The art of forming words    38

The brain as filter and enabler    39

What you don’t know    41

Figure 15: The dual process of left, right-hemispheres    45

Enter the quantum    45

What’s in the gaps?    48

Figure 16: Unlimited to limited, possibilities to actuality    49

Figure 17: Unfolding actuality, enfolding possibility    50

Figure 18: Our refreshing reality    52

Figure 19: Choice, belief, time    53

Figure 20: Barnsley Fern    54

Introduction to the creative process    54

Figure 21: The proCreative cycle    56

Impossible    56

Even so, so what?    59

Time out, recap    60

Opening to possibility    60

Combining the hierarchical (vertical) with the communal (horizontal).    61

Figure 22: Many (possibilities, people). One (individual, result)    62

  • Space    63
  • Time    63

Figure 23: Unfolding actuality, enfolding possibility    64

Fractals, pre-physical waves and nonlocality    65

Why is the ‘feminine’ correlated with the meta-physical?    68

Deeper forms of ego    71

Figure 24: Ego, Transfinite ego, and ...    71

The interplay of conscious and unconscious    72

Figure 25: Possibility, societal limitations, individual choice    75

Is my transfinite ego (‘soul’), masculine or feminine?    77

Sexing the small bits    79

  • Bosons    79
  • Fermions    80

The SOS and all life is a creating process    85

Figure 26: The dynamic process of Nature    87

Section 3: Real-world application of the SOS model    88

We can know the tip, we cannot ever know the base    88

Figure 27: Inexhaustible potential    89

Keys to creativity and wisdom    90

Meditation and Yoga boost self-enhancement (aka ego)    93

Tribalism, boson-togetherness and ‘Identity Politics’    97

The functional, fermion-natured focus on fixing    99

Figure 28: Functional Fermions    99

The subconscious as mirror    101

Moving mountains, neuroplasticity and physioplasticity    102

Flow, and peak states    104

If it’s to be, it’s up to me    105

The foresight of women’s intuition    106

Figure 29: ‘Highly masculine’ (low empathy)    109

Re-framing The Big 5 Personality Traits using the SOS Model    110

  • Extraversion / Introversion    110
  • Conscientiousness    111
  • Agreeableness    111
  • Neuroticism (Emotional stability)    111

Figure 30: ‘Big 5’ Personality Traits    112

  • Openness, Creativity    113

The Boson-nature of agreeableness, and the wage-gap    113

Sameness is not equality    115

Figure 31: Different, not same    116

The gender imbalance in technology    117

Functional, in their sheds    118

Feminine and masculine creativity    119

Figure 32: Feminine and Masculine Creativity    120

The rousing, beneficial energy of creative aggression    121

Unity or truth: which prevails?    124

In-sourcing our personal power, an antidote to tribalism    124

Homo, and hetero sexuality.    125

Pre-birth and post-death states    126

Additional notes concerning pre-birth, and after-death states    128

Finding your inner Hannibal – the power of individuality    128

Epilogue    129

Section 4: Appendix    130

What does ‘holodynamic system’ mean?    130

As within the whole, so within the part    131

Figure 33: Religious, left-hemispheric shame: good vs bad    132

The birth of sin, science and shame    134

The evolution of the human psyche    137

  • Early Era: Oneness    137
  • Individuation    138
  • Peak Disconnect    138

Figure 34: The Evolution of the Human Psyche    139

  • Reconnecting    140
  • Self-Organising-Sentient (SOS) Awareness    140

Triangle and Pattern Thinking    142

Chaos is not complexity    144

The TOA (Totality of One and All)    144

Apparent contradictions in the Table of One and All (TOA)    145

TOA 1 of 5    146

TOA 2 of 5    147

TOA 3 of 5    148

TOA 4 of 5    149

TOA 5 of 5    150

Bibliography    151

Index    156