From Cultural Tyranny to Co-Creative Community -

Anew Leaf’ (Uprising from the Fallen) (Acrylic painting on board by Alan Rayner, 2020)
  • Stop complaining about the tyrants and the iniquity while doing nothing to change the cultural psychology and flawed philosophy that puts them in place, and start working together to bring about cultural transformation.
  • Stop believing in or asserting the absolute independent unity of individual or group, and start recognising how each needs the other in co-creative companionship
  • Stop believing or asserting that humanity is separate from Nature, and start recognising our evolutionary and ecological source in natural neighbourhood
  • Stop believing or asserting that tangible substance and intangible space are mutually exclusive or indistinguishable and start recognising the natural inclusion of each in the other
  • Stop believing or asserting that energetic motion is independent from spatial stillness and start recognising that the former cannot exist without the latter
  • Stop believing or asserting that substance is inert and has to be forced into motion from outside, and start recognising that substance is made of space and energy in receptive-responsive, mutually inclusive, co-creative relationship
  • Stop believing or asserting that reason is separate from emotion, and start recognising that there is good reason for emotion
  • Stop believing or asserting that subject is definitively isolated from object, and start recognising that all natural material forms exist within each other’s receptive and responsive, spatial and energetic influence
  • Stop believing or asserting that ‘light’ is good and ‘darkness’ is bad, and start recognising that all material bodies consist of both in responsive-receptive relationship
  • Stop believing or asserting that ‘positive’ is ‘good’ and ‘negative’ is ‘bad’, and start recognising that ‘positive’ is responsive and ‘negative’ is receptive

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Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion