John Muir Project: Cooperative Generation of Religious Symbols to Study their Impact on the Individual and Collective Human Mind

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Two Facebook posts that together offer a great way forward for the John Muir Project.

Facebook post 1 from here:

What religion offers treatment for cooperative treatments for mental illness? How can theater be employed for spreading the message of universal love and compassion, peace and justice in an authentic sense? How does psychogeography contribute to individual and group mental well being? All these questions and more I hope to answer. I have had breakthrough yesterday.

Professor David G. Lynn, my former boss and chairman of the Emory University chemistry department, offered to have me speak to Out of Hand Theater about adapting their participatory theater piece “group intelligence” to religious evangelism and interfaith dialog. Jordan Brady Loewen and Kadin Williams, this is a breakthrough for making your suggestions reality for the John Muir Project 😉 He also offered to be a reader for book drafts! God is good!

Facebook post 2 from here:

God is good, glory to Him! I am happy today. The most diverse group is scientifically proven to be the “fittest.” However, we see homogenization in human dynamics like religious behaviors. What explains the origin of homogenization of spiritual experiences into religions?

Professor David G. Lynn, my former boss and chairman of the Emory University chemistry department, offered to have me speak to Out of Hand Theater about adapting their participatory theater piece “group intelligence” to religious evangelism and interfaith dialog.

A Theater Project for Cooperative Universal Mind Reality (Love is Universal)

One point . another point ..
a line from one to the other,
extending on into space and back to itself.

Zero-one, zero-one
bits of information, of words and images projected onto a screen;
word sounds, song sounds in wires and space.

Who would have thought in the days of pounding on rocks,
before imprinting on papyrus,
before pounding on drums for earth-sounds, sky sounds
before blowing cedar flutes for sparrows and wind sounds

That from the mind,
one man could form a phonograph and light contained in glass;
while others inspired love, devotion, no-mind, non-violence.

Who is to say in the future the mind could not project
a fragrant ginger orchid,

and by mere thinking together the sound of peace ..?

Chae Sungsook

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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