“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Toward an Integral “God” – a dialogue with Layman Pascal

Thanks to Layman and Bruce Alderman at The Integral Stage for hosting these dialogues.


One response to “Toward an Integral “God” – a dialogue with Layman Pascal”

  1. ggoldbergmd Avatar

    An Integral G-d is contained in the dynamical mediation offered within the context of the flow of a concretized temporal continuum (see also Jean Gebser’s argument in ‘The Ever-Present Origin’ for the Integral ‘mutation’ in the structure of consciousness that requires the ‘concretization of time’ as its essential foundation).

    What are we talking about? –> A single unitary Non-Dual Being who spans the Immanent and the Transcendent. Who is simultaneously within AND without, intrinsic and extrinsic. In relation and out of relation. It is all deeply connected to a statement made a very long time ago by Heraclitus… “Things taken together are whole and not whole, something which is being brought together and brought apart, which is in tune and out of tune; out of all things there comes a unity, and out of a unity all things.”
    Heraclitus ( c. 535 – 575 BCE) The Integral G-d spans paradox and converts it into dynamical complementarity.
    An Integral G-d is a panentheistic deity.
    As stated in the Hebrew Bible, the panentheistic statement of faith goes like this: ‘Hear, O, Israel, the Immanent (YHVH) and the Transcendent (Elokeinu) are One.’ Deuteronomy 6:4 See also Mark 12:29

    See also: https://www.academia.edu/27796967/2016_Shook_Panentheism_and_Peirces_God

    In which John Shook pulls together Charles Sanders Peirce’s magnificent scientific process metaphysics and the theology of panentheism…

    Why? Because as my recently departed late wife, Debbie Minden, framed it: ‘The challenge in life is to transform paradox into paradise.’

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