1. A mistaken directive to name and subjugate (dominate) has lead to over-compartmentalization, deconstruction, and dichotomous thinking patterns among fundamentalists (and everyone else). It is therefore not surprising that the psychospiritual and psychophysiological aspects miss a combined term in our culture.

    Psychosomatic effects derived from the perception of reality are probably best presented to the public in sci-fi (The Matrix); otherwise, we in the West typically lack a sufficient symbolic lexicon to synthesize these concepts into a phenomenology. Where some Eastern religious experiences embrace whole-sale communion with the natural world and its emergence from the transcendent energies (including the human body), the Western accent is individualized, separated, and still concerned with controlling nature and evoking tribalism.

    James Allen posits, “The aphorism, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts”


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