Dual Sestet (Attending)

The sruti is an interval
one twenty-secondth of an octave
a tonal nuance we can hear
in Hindustani classic music
whose raga variations fuel
the moods to which we are responsive.



Memory Fragment Mosaic Sestet (Grouping)

Back then I had epiphany
I had moved near the town of Newark
What choice have I, I asked myself
While pacing deep around the lake
The township of Parsippany
Oho, said I, I have to work


Tritone Sestet (Diminishing)

Between the tonic and the octave
the logarithmic halfway point
of ratio of frequencies
defines the minor dominant
which gives an interval perspective
that some consider sonic exploit.


Tone Trail Sestet (Limping)

The source chords of our music souls
ring out at our inauguration
and chime our births into the world—
so listen now and you will hear them
and strange new melodies compose
with ardent harmonies therein.


Reflection Sestet (Leading)

Each time we call on memories
we further etch their graven lines.
In doing so we both abrade
and build up stored material.
These combinations build the stories
that constitute our self designs.


Notes – Identity Theory Update

Work In Progress – Continued

It seems like we build our identity from the ground up. We start with the most basic sensory inputs: mechanical, thermal, chemical, photo; and when these inputs exceed some hardwire limit they become pain.

Memories and behavior tactics are constructed, recalled, and updated coincident with these sensory inputs. From this complexity of stored patterns come awareness, consciousness, reflection of consciousness, and a perception of a self, others, and a world within which a self and others exist. Selves, others, and worlds exist in a constantly updated and accessed perception space. These perceptions comprise our respective identities.

Sensory inputs, memories, and action patterns are expressed in language realms. There are four language realms: physical, representational, emotional, and spiritual. Here we are asserting/stipulating/assuming-as-given that all human capabilities are physiologically based. Physical corresponds to anatomical operation, representational to voluntary cognition, emotional to involuntary limbic processing, and spiritual to some kind of evolved/emergent combination of involuntary/voluntary, instinct/intuition capabilities.

How does one consciously access non-representational languages? Poetry and music seem to help. The representational realm of language expresses/distinguishes limits but there are no such things as limits— representational language is not the language of things (physical) nor emotional nor spiritual. But representational language can give access to learning / being aware of / becoming fluent in other language realms.

Is consciousness only representational? Are there perhaps 4 kinds of consciousness: physical, representational, emotional, and spiritual consciousness? Let’s speculate that there are. These four language realms influence each other— they crosstalk. Any one consciousness realm might dominate others but not for long. The four comprise a whole set of language media in which perception and self dwell.



Self Sestet (Enveloping)

Our system is acute awareness
of mastery in language realms
including too our state of poise
and management of all our schemes
thereby enabling active wellness
in concert with our greater selves.


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