LEARNING NEXT-CULTURE VILLAGING
To a modern citizen, nothing could be more scary-sounding than trying to fit into a convention-bound, small-minded, forcibly-uniform 'traditional village'... which is in numerous ways, obviously already dead.
Thinking about joining a village feels scary because you are trying to do a new thing (join a village, learning Villaging) using very old Thoughtware (the teachings about reality as given to you by modern culture).
Before even thinking about what it would be like for you to live in a village or intentional community it might be wise to first upgrade your thoughtware, that is, to update what you are using to think with. School taught you what to think about: its curriculum content. Thoughtware is what you use to think with.
Look at the history of human culture, the slow and sporadic evolution:
Indigenous village initiations submit you to the village traditions absolutely. The traditions tell you what to eat and when to eat it, what to wear, what every bit of your clothing and jewelry means, how to have your hair, what kind of house to build, how to grow your food, what recipes to use, what rituals to do at which times of the year, how to live, and how to die. As you become abducted into being a 'proper adult' citizen in an indigenous village you lose the opportunity to explore and expand your individual potential. All choices have already been made by the village traditions and the elders, before you were even born. The village wins. You lose. This is not a next-culture village. This is an indigenous village. Indigenous village cultures work fine in stable environmental conditions, but they do not adapt well to changes, and they do not heal tribal wars caused by culture-to-culture ('Box-to-Box') worldview conflicts, raging on, possibly as a form of population control.
Six thousand years ago, modern culture banished initiations. Indigenous traditions were laughed at as quaint artifacts, called foolish and meaningless. Through cynical, arrogant, ridicule, modern culture has step-by-step eliminated the village, the traditions, the elders, the multi-generational family, even the nuclear family, replacing all that with isolated single consumers and 'patchwork sitcom families'. Yes, modern culture has successfully escaped submitting personal ego to the will of the village and the ancestors. The result is that in modern culture, the village loses and the individual psyche wins. Personality wins. Neurotic, 'rugged' (paranoid) individualism, despair, and isolation wins. Psychopathy goes unchecked and comes out on top because psychopathy climbs the hierarchy best. This has not worked out well for the Earth, of which humanity is merely one novel species, potentially interesting, but losing favor fast.
Next cultures, 'archearchy' cultures, are cultures where archetypally initiated adult women creatively collaborate with archetypally initiated adult men. Archearchy reinstates the village circle, but in a different context, this time with nothing pre-existing in the center of the circle. There are no traditions passed down from generation-to-generation. There is no known 'right way'. The way must be ongoingly invented by the villagers. The creative force and intelligence of every individual delivering their Archetypal Lineage's services to the village is required. New kinds of next culture initiations activate unique inner and outer resources in each person so they can do what they came here to do. There are no more hierarchies. The structure of the archearchal village is the Torus, a circle of circulating circles. Using Torus Meeting Technologies, both the individual wins AND the village wins as the Torus breathes in and out. This is a breakthrough thoughtware upgrade.
When a modern-culture educated person finds their way to the edges of modern culture ("It has edges?!?") and is viscerally confronted by the utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, wretched truth of climate change and the resultant imminent collapse of civilization BEFORE they discover the possibility of - and commit to - a path of authentic initiations into adulthood, they will themselves collapse and become some kind of 'doomer'. Their future has been stolen away and they have no resilience to face it. They have been betrayed by trusting society at large to take care of them, and as a result they may wish to take themselves out (suicide for being so stupid) or take society out (terrorist actions). At the least they face depression, disbelief, confusion, and despair.
If a modern-culture person (or indigenous-culture person!) finds and actually begins - not just thinks about beginning but actually begins - on a path of authentic adulthood and archetypal initiations, then by the time you discover the devastating forces seriously decimating the future you thought you had, instead of feeling crushed, you feel the empowering freedom of radically-new play-space emerging. The event horizon suddenly vanishes into the far distance. You have room to move.
The hardest thing to change or escape from is the status quo, either the status quo inside of yourself as habits of perception, interpretation, and knowledge - or the status quo outside of yourself as social pressures, Zombieism, and fanatical unconscious assumption patterns. Here is the surprise: climate change demolishes it all, both inside of you and outside of you. The whole shebang - all that has been til now invented - is no longer valid.
The Rule of Law of Western Civilization is null and void because it is the fastest track to extinction of life on Earth.
Anyone following the Rule of Law of Western Civilization is criminally insane.
Anyone enforcing the Rule of Law of Western Civilization has already forfeited their life.
Nothing heretofore contrived works anymore. Every single element of human life on planet Earth is evolving to fit the radically different conditions. Your inventiveness is required. Your Nonmaterial Value is key.
The evolutionary Path jacks you into immense resources of clarity, possibility, and energy that modern culture knows nothing about. As many people as you can personally help jack-in to these same resources will not diminish the potency of the resources, nor will you ever be able to unleash too many social alchemists. You will have job security because not so many people have the balls to let go of the known and invent bridges to the next thing, helping others over those bridges even while they build them together.
Modern culture has been saturated in the Jungian Freudian psychoanalytical context of trying to figure things out. The assumption seems to be that if a person (or if 'we' as a culture... the mythical 'we') can finally understand how something has come to pass, then that person (or culture) can regain their power and be okay with it. After fifteen years of therapy, trying to understand and piece it all together, how it is working out for you? After ten Presidencies... how is it working out?
Next culture tends to apply a different approach based on reclaiming authority within a context of radical responsibility for Possibility. This is NOT about 'magically thinking', "What I believe is possible is possible." This is NOT the philosophy of The Secret.
In archearchy, Possibility is interacted with as a force of nature, what George Bernhard Shaw wrote about in his words, "This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose [which is] recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
Archearchy sees Possibility as a 'Bright Principle', a facet of the raw stuff the universe is made. Human Beings are designed to interact directly with archetypal domains. This is why we can relate to 'super hero' stories and legends. Yet the context of Possibility is so different from the context of analysis and understanding that a comparison may seem incomprehensible at first. Adulthood initiation into the context of Possibility involves an actual relocation of your 'Point of Origin'.
Your 'Point of Origin' is the place where you have anchored your self-image and the validity of your worldview - presumably a solid and real place, but in actuality, quite flimsy and arbitrary. Relocating your Point Of Origin during your shift to archearchy is not theoretical. Your coveted secret formula for 'how to live life' Phoenixes first into ashes, and then into something entirely new. If you have ever moved from one city to the next you might remember the transition time as an exhilarating freedom from the material confines of a single place (being 'on the road'), combined with the exhilarating terror of not truly having control over how you are going to fit in to a new Point of Origin at your new place.
Maintaining a cheerful respect for the natural discomforts of your so called Liquid State between one solid Point of Origin and another solid Point of Origin, helps you build the Matrix for becoming a next culture Being in a village cooperating with others who are also culture-shift forerunners.
Then the village makes so much sense. Your team of villagers is there to support you unfolding your personal talents and potentials because, as weird as they might seem in modern culture, your personal talents and potentials are needed by everyone in the village, turned on and flying. Welcome to your village in archearchy.
We're a bunch of Edgeworkers just like you.
We've been secretly working for decades developing authentic adulthood and archetypal initiatory processes that turn on your inner resources and connect you to incredible outer resources.
The thing is that these initiations actually work.
We support you unfolding your potentials and bringing your visions to life.
We think that the new gameworlds we help each other build will give humanity a brighter future than it now has.
A menu of our free-to-use online-and-offline personal-transformation resources is available at spaceport.mystrikingly.com.
Your Village Is A Tribe
MAKING A TRIBE
How do you manufacture a resilient community that protects, defends and advances the interests of its members?
The answer is one word: Tribe.
I spell the word 'tribe' with a capital 'T' to mean 'a tribe that has consciously built itself', 'a Tribe that knows it is one of the many possible Tribes that any human being can create and be a part of'.
Most indigenous tribes do not teach 'cultural relativity'. The result is that the word for 'person' in most indigenous languages means 'the real people', or 'the human beings', and the word for 'foreigner' means 'the edible ones'.
A Tribe (with a capital 'T') lives in the understanding that the Memetic Construct the Tribe lives in together is 'bullshit'.
'Bullshit' is a technical term that means 'arbitrary', or 'fabricated out of thin air', or 'very relevant but not true'. It is possible - and encouraged - that your Villaging includes enhancing the perceptions of your Bullshit Detector.
When you have experiential clarity that your own Tribe is a gameworld which you intentionally constructed out of a context, distinctions, thoughtware, Codex, Bill of Wrongs, and Rules of Engagement, then you do not have to go around inflexibly defending your Tribe to the death because you believe that IT IS THE ONE TRUE TRIBE that lives in the ONE RIGHT WAY, like happens in child-level religions.
You just made your gameworld up out of nothing! You are proud to say that it IS bullshit!
Taking ownership of your power to build a Tribe out of nothing, anytime, anywhere, with anyone, gives you the possibility to disidentify with, and reinvent, your gameworld whenever that would become necessary or desired.
Your Tribe lives in the experience of the 'death and resurrection show'. You already know about the Phoenix Process from having been over and over on the inside of it. Your Tribe has Evolution at its center.
This is what makes your Tribe bulletproof.
Human beings have already known this for a long time, unconsciously, in our memetic structure. Tribal organization is the most survivable of all organizational types, being the dominant human cultural form for 99.99% of human history. Like a cockroach, it has proved it can withstand the onslaught of the harshest of environments.
Global depression? Economic collapse? No problem.
Coup? Regime change? No problem.
Inquisition? Cultural cleansing? Democide? No problem.
Climate change and collapse of global ecosystems? Well, don't kid yourself about this. You are one of millions of species of life on Earth, species which are going extinct - which means: killed off forever, never to live on any planet ever again - at the rate of 200 precious irreplaceable species per day.
How long do you think before humans become the next species to go extinct if the fragile ecosystems that created and continue to support us are weakened or gone? Not as long as you might dream...
In the meantime you might want to think about moving out of the city and calling together a Tribe. I make this invitation in that particular order very much on purpose.
I have tried to 'build a Tribe and then move out of the city' a number of times. Each time we failed. Finally we figured out why. A Tribe that comes together inside city limits to discuss moving out of the city has already fulfilled its purpose: to be a group that comes together in the city each week to talk about moving out of the city.
That is the purpose of the citydwellers. They are completely satisfied with a weekly-meeting social discussion Tribe. None of them actually want to move out of the city. They are fulfilled merely by talking about it together.
FACEBOOK FRIENDS VS. TRIBE
If you are like most people in the 'developed world,' you don't have any experience in a true Tribal organization. Indigenous tribes were crushed in the last couple of Centuries due to pressures from the nation-state that saw them as competitors, and by the marketplace that saw them as impediments.
All you have now it is a moderately strong nuclear family (weakened via modern economics that forces families to split apart to 'earn enough money to survive'), a weak extended family, a loose collection of friends (a social circle of 'Facebook friends'), a tenuous corporate affiliation (as a slave, even if you are a manager or in the board of directors), and a tangential relationship with a remote nation-state (they will chase after you if they detect that you are not paying your taxes). This degree of connection, for many of us, is proving to be insufficient as a means of withstanding the pressures of the chaotic and harsh modern environment.
The solution to this problem is to build a Tribe... a group of people you are loyal to, and who are loyal to you in return. In short, the need for a primary loyalty to a group that really cares about your survival and future success.
To build a regenerative-culture Tribal, you need to manufacture 'fictive kinship', that is, you need to agree on 'the story of who we are together' as a Tribe... a Tribal identity. This is more than a brand. It
is more than a 'mission' and 'vision'. Your Tribal identity emerges from the resonance that people feel towards the Bright Principles of your Tribe which provides energetic food that feeds their Being and gives them a real place to deliver the services of their Archetypal Lineage.
Here are some possible new identities to shift into as a story about who you are and what you are doing together to establish a basis for the existence of your next-culture (archearchal) Tribal gameworld:
Fictive kinship is built through the following (see David Ronfeldt's paper for some background on this):
The 300 million strong (R)evolution Tribes of Cultural Creatives seems to be building a stable and recognizable identity. You already experience in certain moments the bondedness of fictive kinship.
Your relationships and commitments with others, and to your future together, are deepening.
CREATING A TRIBE IS (R)EVOLUTION
As part of the 99% we are regaining our individual and tribal voices. After 6,000 years of patriarchal servitude, you now have the chance to take back your Authority.
Participating in (r)evolutionary gatherings, events, and initiations as your Tribe is a true rite of passage. (R)evolutionary spaces have protocols, customs, and rules of conduct which become apparent as you shift out of a shame-culture into an appreciation-and-personal-development-culture.
(R)evolution is egalitarian and leaderless. It is spread out over different geographies. Given the efforts that have been put in to keep (r)evolution growing, it appears that people have become loyal to the (R)evolution Tribe.
How to slay the Jabberwock? Here is how. If you use your inner Sword of Clarity (and the other 13 Tools on your Toolbelt) to Hold and Navigate Spaces so you live within a set of distinctions that are beyond the comprehension of the Jabberwock. Build out and inhabit new archearchy gameworld space for real in your daily life. Then you leave the Jabberwock behind and it quickly dies of attrition. Don't be left behind playing is a stupid gameworld...
Keep sharing your new distinctions and the ways you got them. Soon you become a bridge to regenerative culture that other people can also cross over.
We can only come here together.
Your Village Is A Field
Each Team where Villaging happens thrives in a unique Contextual field. You can smell the qualities of the field as you approach.
The Villaging 'field' serves as the 'soil' in which Villaging happens.
Rich soil can produce abundance in the same way that poor soil cannot.
Villaging starts with enriching your soil.
Each one of the following questions (and we are sure there are many more...) is a Doorway for your Villaging Team to knock on. You probably will not be able to go through all these Doorways into the Spaces they open to, because no one is ready for everything. Nonetheless, we suggest it may still be worthwhile to 'knock on a Doorway' by asking its question inside of a Held and Navigated Discovery Space, and see where it can lead to, even if the question may not make sense to your Linear and Reasonable mind.
If a Doorway to greater Clarity and Possibility does not happen to open NOW, there is no telling if it will open NOW.
And every now and then, Doorways open accidentally. If you are Present and Attentive, leaning on the Doorway when it opens, then you fall across the threshold and through the Doorway into unexpectedly fruitful Domains. Most people out there allow their precious Attention to be sucked into Instagram surfing, so these days, you do not have to stand in line to get through amazing Doorways...
Your Villaging Experiments
Your mind is yours to play with and make into whatever you want.
Or... whose mind is it?
What we've learned the hard way is that your mind needs to understand the necessity of Initiation or it won't cooperate, it won't decide to dedicate the time, energy, and money resources required to engage Authentic Adulthood Initiatory Processes.
Once you 'understand' what is actually going on... the value, the benefits, the rightness... nothing can stop you.
Understanding grows through study and introspection.
Below are powerful Experiments to unleash more informed Villaging...
BRING A SMALL TEAM TOGETHER (3 PEOPLE) TO UNFLINCHINGLY EXPLORE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON SO AS TO BECOME DISILLUSIONED
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COME TOGETHER AROUND A GROUP COMMITMENT TO HOLD AN ADULTHOOD SPACE FOR THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR VILLAGING
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Adulthood is not a given... it is an option. Most people have never seriously considered this option. Authentic Villaging begins at Adulthood... but how can you detect if you are there or not? The first requirement is your Team, who agrees to give each other kind-hearted yet clear Feedback and Coaching about exactly where each person is with regards to Adulthood. This is in order to have an accurate 'X' on the map, a solid starting point to work from. Authentic Adulthood has easy-to-identify criteria. Here are a few criteria you can begin with:
AS PART OF YOUR VILLAGING, EMPOWER EACH OTHER TO MAKE YOUR NEXT ADULTHOOD INITIATORY PROCESSES
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From Stephen Jenkinson's new book, Die Wise:
"Being born, or surviving school, or becoming a senior does not make you a human being. If it is true that humanity is a skill and not a right, then there are very few people among us who are mentors and teachers of the epic skill of being human. This means that modern culture is inundated with fifty-year-old adolescents who in their peak earning years are taking as much as they can for themselves and their loved ones... This does not have the makings of an inevitably good outcome for anyone."
This Experiment is to strategize the next 3 Authentic Adulthood Initiatory Processes that you intend to do this year and arrange to do the first on your list. Please remember that you are not yet prepared to do most of the Initiations suggested at the Initiations website. You have not yet build enough Matrix in your Being to hold the Consciousness that the Initiation offers. This is not an amusement park with rides that anyone over one meter tall can go on. Each Initiation clearly calls for Matrix Building preparations. Get your Team together to Build Matrix before each of you goes on your next Initiation.
After the Initiation, please register Matrix Code VILLAGIN.03 in your free account at StartOver.xyz. In the Proof section, please name your Initiator, and list the Matrix Building preparations that you made. This Experiment is worth 3 Matrix Points.
DEEPEN YOUR TEAM'S CONTEXT-HOLDING AND POSSIBILITY-CREATING IN A WEEKLY DISTINCTIONARY STUDY GROUP
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The Thoughtware being used in your Villaging Team determines the Context you are able to bring to life, and what you are able to create together. Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware (S.H.I.T.) carries so many inhibiting assumptions and hidden self-deprecating declarations that every meme of it needs to be questioned. This Experiment is to meet once per week for 1.5 hours for a year (or however long it takes...) to work your way from start-to-finish through the Distinctionary. This is a Distinctionary Study Group.
The Distinctionary contains many of the Possibility Management Distinctions that have been distilled since 1975 as Thoughtware for Next Culture - Archearchy - the Radical-Responsibility-Adulthood-Initiation-centered culture naturally emerging around the world now that Matriarchy and Patriarchy have run their course.
It is a significant experience to Upgrade your Thoughtware. Support each other to go through the Emotional Healing Processes (EHP) that arise while studying the Distinctionary by using either the Telegram EHP Collaboration Group, Possibility Coaching, or the EHP Dojos.
During your Distinctionary Study Group meetings, use the front of the room as a stage where you each take turns using the new Distinctions in real-life role-play situations, with Feedback and Coaching about what each person is actually creating compared with what they think they are creating on the stage.
After completing the 'Z' section of the Distinctionary, have a Distinctionary Celebration Party, and then please register Matrix Code VILLAGIN.04 in your free account at StartOver.xyz. In the Proof section, please name your five favorite or most inspiring Distinctions. This Experiment is worth 12 Matrix Points.
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Each person's Villaging skills depends on the sophistication and elegance of the Matrix they have built into their Being to catch and hold Consciousness.
With over 500 interlinked websites, StartOver.xyz offers Experiment challenges that Build Matrix at the fastest possible rate (that is... IF you actually DO the Experiments, and do not simply THINK ABOUT doing the Experiments...).
It can be excellent to work in 3Cells (dedicated groups of 3 people) to help each other through the unconscious fears of learning something you were not aware of that you were not aware of before.
3Cells provide their fellow members with deep courage and true camaraderie during the surprising discovery journeys.
This Experiment is to challenge each of your 3Cells to earn 1500 Matrix Points during the next 6 months (roughly 500 Matrix Points per 3Cell member... it does not have to be perfect). We think that you will be surprised by how visibly and how valuably the new Matrix will serve in each person's life, in how they can be more Present, Connect better, communicate better, and create more valuable contributions in your lives together.
After your 3Cell reaches its 1500 Matrix Points, have a 1500 Matrix Points Celebration Party, and then please register Matrix Code VILLAGIN.05 in your free account at StartOver.xyz. In the Proof section, please name your two most inspiring or challenging Experiments and what you learned. This Experiment is worth 15 Matrix Points.
PRACTICE HAVING 'FAKE' TORUS TECHNOLOGY MEETINGS WITH NODES THAT CONVERGE AND DIVERGE AND PUT POOP ON THE TABLE AND CREATE CLARITY AND POSSIBILITY
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Organize a series of 10 'practice' or 'fake' Torus Meetings with your Villaging Team to learn how procedures go and which Tools and Processes to use, before they become truly necessary.
One Torus Convergence should last between 90 minutes to 120 minutes. Rotate Spaceholders. Keep referring back to the various Tools and Procedures given on the Torus Technology website. Try to put relevant, core, intense, difficult problems on the bench to work with. Since these 10 sessions are 'practice sessions' feel free to go to the edges and make mistakes. Try new things. Fail, then after Feedback and Coaching, start all over again at the beginning by using a Do-Over as if you did not just do the previous meeting.
After completing the the 10th Test Torus Technology meeting, each participant can register Matrix Code VILLAGIN.06 in their free account at StartOver.xyz. In the Proof section, please name one issue or solution from each of the ten Torus Technology meetings. This Experiment is worth 10 Matrix Points.
USE GAMEWORLD BUILDER THOUGHTMAPS, PROCEDURES, AND DISTINCTIONS TO DESIGN A GAIAN GAMEWORLD IN WHICH YOUR VILLAGING THRIVES
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To update the insight from R. Buckminster Fuller:
"You do not change things by fighting against the existing gameworlds. You change things by creating and inhabiting new gameworlds that make the existing gameworlds irrelevant."
You've probably heard: "Build it and they will come."
What you might not have heard is: "If you don't build it, nobody even has a chance to come!"
This Experiment is to go full out to learn gameworld building skills, and then use them!
Please read through Gameworld related websites to clearly and full understand:
In other words, do not be left behind playing in someone else's crippling gameworld. Build your own gameworld that heals and empowers you.
After accomplishing some degree of success with your Team in each of the 10 challenges above, each participant can register Matrix Code VILLAGIN.07 in their free account at StartOver.xyz. In the Proof section, please give links to your various substantiating creations. This Experiment is worth 10 Matrix Points.
INSPECT EACH PERSON'S THOUGHTWARE FOR BELIEFS, STORIES, ASSUMPTIONS, CONCLUSIONS, ETC. THAT BLOCK THEM FROM USING ARCHEARCHY ECONOMICS
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Films to Watch:
Accepted (deutsch S.H.I.T.)
My Dinner With Andre
Don Juan DiMarco
Meetings With Remarkable Men
As It Is In Heaven
V for Vendetta
Trashed with Jeremy Irons
The Corporation 1
The Corporation II
Planet of the Humans
END:CIV - Resist or Die with Derrick Jensen
Books to Read:
Of Water and the Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Somé
Conscious Feelings by Clinton Callahan
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