Dependences on codified
knowledge Ė memory, text, digital - has supplanted our spontaneous
creative nature. It makes us distrustful of own body, instinct,
insight, intuition, and nature. Our
tragedy today is that even our needs, need to be taught.
Our process of knowing and hence
knowledge has undergone four fundamental cognitive shifts:
Experience as the means of
knowing led to the experiential paradigm.
Memory as a source of
knowledge led to the memorizing paradigm
Text as a source of
led to the
And in our more recent
history a new paradigm ha entered: the
Each shift has dramatically
effected not only content of the knowledge but also the knower.
Every living being posses
existential biological knowledge, the knowledge of nature, the ability
to sustain life. Every organism is born with it. The human organism
differs from other organisms insofar as it has codified it's complex
language system into text. And with this tool he has effectively removed
himself, lost himself in the maze, she has lost touch with her inner
nature. And is effectively in the process of destroying his host the earth.
Every child is born with natural
knowledge. Over and over again.
The knowledge that reminds the human organism of its
connection with nature. Perhaps the knowledge that all living
beings possess to lead a harmonious life.