There are many different ways to approach a conversation about a complex subject, and I can attest to the fact that creating a video series is probably one of the most challenging, especially if you are not a seasoned film maker or videographer. I’ve already encountered what are likely the most common difficulties in becoming proficient using advanced video editing software, and the amount of time necessary to devote to the project has been greater than I expected, not to mention efforts to upload them to the website.
What has become even more apparent, is that the subject I have been studying all these years is seriously challenging, even for someone who has spent as much time as I have investigating and researching all the related subject areas. It’s one thing to satisfy my own curiosity and to explain the subject to myself, but now that I am deeply engaged in sharing what I have learned over decades, I can see just how difficult creating this content is going to be.
So, I decided to try something a little different for this episode, and break the presentation into several parts, and expressing more introductory material in a brief video, and then supplementing with a form of a graphic presentation to summarize the main points. So, the video below introduces the presentation, and the one that follows below that will contain the basic information of the theory I’ve constructed, as a separate offering.
The theory I’ve developed is decidedly not scientific, nor is it intended to be. There is a fair amount of scientific discussion in the blog posts on this site, and I am firmly in the camp of those who respect and, in some cases, revere our many brilliant scientific minds both from history and in the world today. I am an enthusiastic reader and student of neuroscience and will be contributing video content with that emphasis in the months to come. What should be understood by anyone who visits here regularly is that while I admire and read widely on the scientific side of all this, I also have a deep and abiding belief that science alone will very likely not be able to satisfy those of us whose subjective experience of the world includes experiences and characteristics which the science of today is ill-equipped to explain. This is not a criticism, but rather an acknowledgement of the necessity to develop a more holistic approach to this subject in particular.
As I suggested many times on this blog, as dedicated and considered as my years of research and contemplation have been, we are only truly at a point in our human evolution where we can say that we may have the raw material for a beginning in our efforts to understand and explain much of what transpires in our modern world.
These videos represent mostly an opening to the conversation about our subjective experience, and to giving some attention to the question posed in Episode One. Much of what I have concluded and understood along the way to this posting is explained at length in the nearly four hundred postings available here. In the coming months I will be looking to review the main ideas I’ve addressed over the years, and in between, as always, I will be continuing to review the objects which surround me in my writing space and will veer off on other topics as they come up.