Death Tied Life

What lies waiting
at the end of a self-made
independently empowered
“pulled my own economic-political bootstraps”

A unilateral
linear life,
like any passionate journey,
requires an end point
for returning in the opposite direction;

In this lifeline
ego/eco-systemic case,
from regenerative
to degenerating autonomous powers.

What happens
at the end of an emergent spiral,
expanding circle,
deepening square frame,
irregular and mysterious polygon,
other than a new beginning
into further rooted interdependence,
memory of where we have been
together before

Another re-cycling
become cumulative dawn.


SuperElite EgoManiacs

Pathological Ego projectors
onto stereophonic EcoOthers,
voiced and unlanguaged,
rejoicing and lamenting,
healthing and reverse wealthing,
investing and divesting,
breathing in and bleeding out,
do not make viable healthy candidates
for democratic WinWin public office.

Co-empathic DNA work through history
invites dipolar co-arising role-play
outside-nature Left
cast as EitherWinOrLose dominant colonizers
co-inviting inside-spirit Wise MatriarchalElders
RightBrain Both/And recessive ecofeminist
creolizing StoneSoup cooperative network rebuilders–
the experiential motherland of democratic nature-spirits.

Ego X-YangNature
Eco Y-YinSpirit,
WinWin regenerate health-wealth
economic and political and personal
transparent DNA ZeroZones.

PositivEnergy integrates
and notnot NegativEntropy dissonant inmates
blowout past and future irrationality
anti-theological patriarchal pathology,
anti-systemic competitive Lose to Lose
punishing GodVoices
speaking unholy scriptures
for terrorists and violent colonizers,

Monoculturing WallBuilders
Not Left to Not Right
to Not West to Not East
to Not North to Not South…


Healing (0)riginal co-relationals
through universal +,+1.00%
Ego,Eco ZeroZone
ZeroCore Revolution

Healing Ego
EcoTherapeutic WinWin
Environmental Justice–

Emerging Green reborn
from EcoMatriarchal wombed CoOperative Ownership
organically restorative

Winning Egonomic
Winning Sacred Ecological
BiLateral co-arising
differentiations in time
of revolving light

Like Father Hydrogen
with Mother Helium
timeless synergetic bionic co-acclimation–
acclaiming ecotherapeutic
democratic co-ownership roots
of eternally divine progenitors.


Time’s EcoRising Issue and Opportunity

I am a teacher?
That’s what you hope?

If a teacher
engages students learning what and why and how
the teacher intends, and practices,
e-color mentors,
co-walks the walk,
I suppose I am not a green teacher,
so much as grayscale multisystemic decomposer of psalms,
or I have too seldom been an effective teacher.

On the other hand,
I have known few teachers,
or other full-octave spiral lovers,
of my time.

I do believe ecological regenerative mentors
evolve Best Practice listening.
even better are co-mentoring agreements,
cooperatively derived covenants,
InteriorYang with ExteriorYinYin,
WinWin Health-Dialectic Syntax,
to plant and care for our organic gardens
as cultural languages,
polyculturally conversing together,
with Earth-regenerative intent.

might apply this full-wheel permacultural development process
to your field
your mindbody
of incarcerated over-commodified and –domesticated adult nutritional values
and negative disvalues
with collective mental health issues and concomitant opportunities
to balance our regeneratively spinning octaves
of nutritional enculturation.

maybe next year
this Polycultural DNA/RNA Inclusive Party might all agree
to teach others
how to cooperatively transplant and care for
our organic prisoner garden of economic neglect
and toxic political overpopulation of self-empowering fat deposits
reproducing Left-brain dominant sub-optimization,
lacking WinWin full color-circle light
and swimming in economic ecological health care challenges.

maybe next year
you would teach me
how to apply this rich organic-fractal compost
to my full four-seasoned work
within an increasingly autistic anthro-centric world
of peers and parents
chronically killing and bullying
polycultural DNA/RNA nondual co-arising eco-intelligence,
form and information as Yang Convex Positive,
midway balancing Yin-squared = Eulerian Prime (0) dipolar co-arising cross-fold-function
square root of light’s bionic dialectic transparent
revolution of light
as Tao-time’s light/dualdark emergent CoPresence.


Tao of Strategic Challenges

There is the maxim of military strategists;

I dare not be the first to invade, but rather be the invaded.

Dare not press forward an inch, but rather retreat a foot.

That is, to march without formations,

To roll not up the sleeves,…

There is no greater catastrophe than to underestimate the enemy

(Laotse, #69)

 The word military does not fit with Laotse’s overall intent to talk about dispute resolution. Clearly he sites territorial and proprietary issues, so maybe this is a “maxim of ownership strategists,” which would include defensive and offensive strategies to maintain and re-establish natural balance.

Not being the first to invade goes back to a wu wei principle of mutually cooperative subsidiarity as an ecological systemic norm. Think and act like an eco-cell within a healthy organism; not a cancerous ego-center. To invade is to challenge existing ego/eco value balance. To be the invaded might more fully translate as “become empathetically focused on the challenger’s perspective, values, positions—try to find them within yourself until they have resonance.” Maybe try some reverse role play, like preparing for a debate team.

 “Dare not press forward an inch” means do not even appear to react with ego-resistance. Ask for nothing that might lead to ecological imbalance, “but rather retreat” might look like inviting your challenger to agree with you to an equitable Win-Win resolution, defined as no one allows the other to walk away while feeling they have just lost a positive opportunity to incarnate wisdom.

 “March without formations” may have some reference to Laotse’s primary attraction to natural flow functions. Solid forms lack the flexible flow functionality for evolutionary economic change that one might find in a river, or even a tornado, if you have something more revolutionary in mind.

The title of this poem, Camouflage, is what a Buddhist might think of as Basic Attendance, which has a mutual gratitude understory, or gestalt, understanding each moment as having positive opportunity potential. Basic Attendance, in oppositional and other forms of dissonant, wild, crazy environments, begins with exposing our vulnerability, our fluidity, our confluent intention, a disciplined humility of balanced ego/ecological consciousness.

 “To roll not up the sleeves” reminds us to never show our fist even to our own internal need for self-passion. Laotse mentors non-violent multisystemic communication praxis; most certainly not aggression. He explores the paradoxical orthopraxis of breathing in comprehensive natural-systemic information and breathing out toward our mutually cooperative future.

“Enemy” is just wrong here. Enemies are created through lack of wise response. The word here should be challenger. In Permaculture Design we confront many challenges to optimizing Continuous Quality Improvement, ecologically balanced polycultures that show promise for sustaining regenerative life cycles. The only strong candidate for enemy status might be time, but the seasons and scales of development and design approach permacultural standards with humane ecocentric humility and reverence for the progenitive sacredness of time’s nutritionally absorbent dimensions.


Tao as Positive Teleological Panentheism

Toward a Positive (0) Soul Panentheism


This narrative attempts to define a three-dimensional cognitive spacetime within a 4 dimensioned Hilbert space optimized-meaning metric-system universe. This binomial Hilbert Space algorithmic structure assumes a 4-based metric system (one base for each of 4 universe dimensions) and +/- e-function  [agreeing with Euler and B. Fuller that information and metric systems are more primally about relational function (verbs) than nouns, so (0) Core function is the prime root of all form] bears a prime relationship to +/- pi-squared diametric form.


DEFINITIONS toward a Positive Teleological Theorem


Theorem: Exegetically “True” [+1] that a conjecture could not be “False” [-0]


In-Formation: enthymematic potentially confluent synchronization in an explicating (David Bohm) positive trajectory [+e-function]


Ex-Formed: NonPolynomial side of binomial +/- information axial-polar implied (David Bohm), predicated, ergetic-ionic gravitational [B. Fuller]  relational structure.

Dark Relationship (Hole) is  spacetime chaos, or shadow, universe.

Hilbert Space relational geometric constants liminally prime-bind, and optimize cognitive orthopraxis, physical relativity within logical/rational limits of consciousness and, therefore, metric structure.

4-Based diametric (binomial) positive teleological assumption. For now, the best I can do is an analogy. Imagine that there is a Tree of spacetime evolution and that the human species’ bicameral mind perceives the tree growing up toward the sky as Physical Universe, and the tree growing down toward the (0) Core of ergetic spin as Metaphysical Universe. The metaphysical roots of this Positive Teleological Evolutionary Tree are our Species’ nutrient/composting DNA string, unweaving all the way back and within Dark spacetime toward the origins of RNA, which may be the beginning of spaciated time (see Julian Jaynes on the ethological evolution of our bicameral information processors and his correlated evolutionary theory of space perception deriving from a more primal temporal aptic/synaptic  relational awareness) differentiating Self [-0] from Other [+1].

0-soul theorem: Gregori Perelman and Group Theory work by William Thurston predict no more than 4-binomial +/- geometrically balanced ellipses, in 0 through 4 prime dimensions.  Within each ellipse, we follow Buckminster Fuller in heuristically assuming universal smooth-structure. His Trimtab greatest effect with least dissonant loss design principle also intends to follow systemic tipping points to minimize disvalues, irrationality, insanity, through a 0-Core Vector/Vortex. Fuller assumes metric information systems express relationship, including potential change, more primally, and significantly, than being about algebra’s variables, nouns, nomials. Math is about function more primally than nomial form. In this he follows Euler, so that Fuller’s 0-soul core vector might be expressed as +e/-e diametric binomial (0) Core Vector/Vortex, radiating and synergizing a 4-Based fractal universal Omega Point (borrowing from Teilhard de Chardin).

According to this 0-soul theorem’s smooth-structured assumption, dense analogical geometric corollaries follow:

As within (-), so without (+)

As before (-), so after (+)

As below (-), so above (+)

as Right-elliptical  inductive (-), so Left-elliptical deductive (+)

as Right-diastolic (-), so Left-diastasis (+);  thermodynamically balanced, this defines diastasis as well as optimized enculturation, or permacultural balance, a Climax Community

as -0 False, so +1 True, within binary digital processor expression of magnetic axial polarity

This latter corollary suggests that Bayesian trend analysis, using +1/-0 polynomial assumptions, are also binomial assumptions of Positive Teleology and thermodynamic magnetic polarity balance. This may be why the combination of QBit stage analysis of potential information, especially as structured in the development code of the Higgs Boson, and Bayesian statistical analysis predicts an e-function for Bohm’s implicate order as ex- or un-forming. Potential information loses a geometric 4-dimensional rational structure beyond nature’s RNA-coded accessibility to deductive reason and commodification capacity. Irrational numerics are not prime relationship balanced, by definition. Prime and irrationality are mutually self-definitive and refining, like polynomial and not-polynomial language processing trends.

Not-polynomial information (NP) = appositionally reversed-binary polynomial information (P) relationship. P and NP are digitally vector/vortex balanced polarity expression. If so, we might predict that Continuous Quality Improvement information system codes for network improvement might look something like

-000% = +111%

Bicameral mutual positive/negative feedback between two information processors would start here, with +1 representing +111, and -0 representing -000. Within each information bit lies a Dark Relationship Fractal Vortex implicating within each individual bit’s 4-binomial Byte familial boundary:

+110 =  -001

+101 = -010

+100 = -011 [and F = -G for full musical resonance, just as +U = -C within the RNA information fractal]

Prime octave thermodynamic balance assumes +e/-e constancy which is binary system expressed as +e radiance (up and out) = -e ergetic diastolic function (down and in) as gravity.

Information is to exformed noise as Prime Relationship pattern-trends are to irrationally patterned algorithms. For Fuller, non-sensical (not sensory-information frequency prime rooted) for humans as a species to actually use for optimally inclusive effect.


Panentheism: Binomial (Spirit/Nature = Down/Up = Within/Without) Metaphysics/Physics mutually regenerative and informative enthymematicism. This has to do with the appearance of temporal reversal between deductive and inductive learning. Our Right, older-brain, hemisphere perceives prime relationship in reverse spatial-temporal sequence and order. Metaphysics is within Earth and within Self, and Physics is what happens on and above Earth’s skin, in my exterior landscape of Other.

Enthymematic is before and yet within the relationship between two nomials, variables, nouns, verbs, memes, paradigms, paths, systems, universes; like an interior and exterior fractal Janus-faced relationship between before and after a spacetime event. (Please see Robert Norton and David Brenders, 1996, on enthymematic communication strings, and the laws of interactive relationship-string development.)

In Positive Teleological Panentheism, God-Physical Universe emerges as WeSelf = +1.00% while

Individuating Person–my “Self”– is an emergent but temporally-constant-presence, 4-dimensioned; a cognitive mind Identity-Universe metrically expressed as a combination of Planck’s Constant meets Positive Teleological Prime Relationship meets Turing’s incomplete search for a logically optimized information processor design meets a double-bind event horizon of the holographic principle in string theory. This is self-consciousness of a “Self” identity = +/-(0.00-Temporal-Centric)% = -(1.00)% spacetime eisegetical awareness (basically Polanyi”s Personal Knowledge) is implicately coded with a binomially balanced normative original instruction to follow natural systemic assumptions for  smooth-structured positive teleological orthonormative optimization .

This Self is, in Group Theory, a (0) prime-rooted binomial information universe, +e/-e-functionally balanced.

God as WeSelf Universe is bicamerally human functioned in the Right hemisphere, older brain. For important work in this area Julian Jaynes’ work on the evolutionary ethology of bicameral development, essential to the development of  consciousness, 3-dimensional spatial awareness, language, and symbolic abstraction, is well-complemented and updated somewhat by the more recent work of David Abram.  Especially note the evolutionary functional implications for “Other” synaptic messages as the exception to our RNA-Codex default setting of +U as aptic-sustained–probably something like hibernation, at some point in our species’ history.

WeSelf as Other+Me identity is positively [+e] functional, congruent, confluent in the Left hemisphere–the resting place of deductive reasoning and bicameral self-consciousness.

Left-brained conversation with Right-brained may be + Teleological default or (-)Teleological corrective, but is usually somewhere between positive-deductive-synaptic and negative-inductive synchronic. Fuller’s word is synergetic to describe those events in which these two cognitive threads (deduction and induction) recognize each other. His precession, refers to the diastolic half of an active diastatic enculturative and regenerative trend. Diastolic is generally understood as an ergetic-gravitational pull inward toward an appositional synaptic stasis, which is synaptic-fractal for RNA’s living natural string system. Diastolic-aptic-precessive-trends are rests between beats, breaths, and moments of mind-consciousness, or self-awareness.

Reverse polarity causes appositional disorders. Autism is the full spectrum of dissonance between Right and Left hemispheric message transfer anomalies within our bicameral  multisensory systemic information transfer economy. Left sensory receptors propose, while Right message receivers dispose using permacultured principles of complementarity and subsidiarity. Cognitive dissonance is the result of the chronic incapacity to synchronize receptor and information processor messages which may be associated with any one, some, or all of our senses (taste, touch, smell, hear, see). The Right hemisphere functions exegetically with +NP (essentially, in logic, a double negative double-bind; in photography, the negative development enthymematic toward the development of a positive image) code frequency balance assumptions for sensory forms, functions, and frequency rhythms.

Dissonance between hemispheres may occur from very high-frequency receptors through very low aptic-default expression, from schizophrenia through cognitive limitations approaching flat-line morbidity. Generally we reserve the term “autistic spectrum” for those who are on the low-moderate through high-functioning portion of the bipolar chronically-disassociating spectrum. Critical event bipolar disassociations are more likely for those with Fetal Alcohol and others with chemically-related bipolar understories. In other words, we are all normatively bipolar but we use the word “bipolar disorder” to refer to issues related to critical event dissonance between right and left hemispheres. We usually diagnose “autistic spectrum disorder” when right-left dissonance  expresses chronically, as well as critically, and within moderate to high-frequency sensory receptor issues.

A double-bind boundary functions normatively for maintaining individual constant identity within any one individuating metaphysical (binomial) information universe; any one person, or bicameral information system. The double-bind line between deductive-left and inductive-right awareness may be symbolized as the line between polarities; the line we draw between numerator and denominator, the line within the % icon, between + and (-), between Other and Self and between the appositive fields in 2-dimensionally expressed digital binary fields, and algorithms use “=” or not-so-equal signs.

Teleology: The Positive human-nature speciated faith that we will continue to evolve toward mindful compassion, where purpose and meaning connect, as do longing and belonging, becoming syncs to being, and individuation (a life-long maturation process) joins WeSelf  identity, as ontological form meets phenomenological function. Our species’ cultural evolution history from our earliest DNA-emergent string to the present day is mythologically and analogically articulated  as variations on the Golden Rule and Golden Ratio and Golden Fleece theme.

According to BuckyFuller, a deeply creative functional design is not only an evolutionary paradise for the designer but an Omega Point (de Chardin) to which we point as a Species through discovery of first or prime principles of nature. A prime principle would encompass and transliterate the relationships between our prime laws of physics and metrics and information. Indeed, a theory of everything, or at least a theory of information itself; an explanation of the unfolding relationship between form and its creative, regenerative, function. This is the point where we can satisfactorily connect the original purpose and source of informing purpose with what form means.

What is the ultimate function of form itself? is answered by looking back through evolution to when form began. For each of us, and for himself, and for our species as an information string stretching back to the original event of RNA self-regenerative capacity, Fuller’s answer was to become most fully who WeSelf are, finding optimized personal integrity within Universal Intelligence synergy by following the greatest effect with least dissonance principle of positive TrimTab adjustment. This is our becoming process toward a state of increasing balance between not only Left and Right personally, but as a species, within an RNA information-regenerative string. As more recently evinced in emerging theories of what lies behind Positive Psychology and the effectiveness of the Positive Deviance Initiative (www.positivedeviance.org), greatest sustainable complementarity with least dissonance for inclusive subsidiarity is our becoming process toward a state of increasing balance. Fuller’s active optimization through Trimtab intent and practice, also found as fundamental to Permaculture Design, is transculturally accessible through mindfulness of our richly diverse complementarity (within universal WeSelf) optimally sustained by our passionate gratefulness for our mutual equity of subsidiarity (as Self, mutually regenerating individuation and incarnation of WeSelf).

We see this normative definition of equity fractally expressed in natural system development, such as the four seasons of spin, life, and learning, as well as the emergence of the hydrogen atom from helium, perhaps a predication of the 4-dimensioned emergence of +e/-e-cubed, perhaps predicating+U/-C, predicating +We-synaptic/-Self-aptic, predicating Explicated Natural Universe Order/Implied Spiritual Metaphysical Universal Mind (Fuller’s Intelligence) as self-consciousness of Me-Identity, predicating

+1.11%/-0.00% may become a 4-Based metric thermodynamic balanced dimensional proof that P cannot be unequal to NP if we can optimally assume that +1 = -0 within binary binomial digital systems. And, a significant corollary for our iconic human nature, that for every +1 explicating, informing QBit we are invited to comprehend a -1 QBit implicated order of exformative, reversely-positionally functional fractally organized place-holder, a mind-space WeSelf regenerating spacetime WeSelf, as without, so within; exterior and interior landscapes become mutually +/- self-referencing.

Positive (P), then, is not-negative (NP) information as Yang-Yin prime relationship emergent double-bind balance.


Yin-Exformation devolves, recovers, in an enthymematically prime relationship with Yang’s positive information-uncovering events. -0 predicates +1 and -0 is the enthymematic binomial predicator of the possibility of +1QBit = +e-functional informing event AND

+/-0 QBit also stands equidistant between -1 QBit, a –e-dysfunctioning irrationally noisy and dissonant appositional balance that is invisible to Left or Right hemisphere alone–yet abundantly obvious when looked at stereophonically and thermodynamically together; -0QBit without a positive-balancer devolves toward an implicating -1.11% Dark Non-relationship C-aptic Codex of Self without Other, which cannot possibly exist.

After any +1QBit e-function event, -1QBit bears an enthymematic relationship to its NP equivalently implied non-event. This prime relationship balance is significant for orthonormal optimization within Hilbert spacetime. This may be the useful for comprehending the correlation between Bayesian statistical analysis to analyze the dynamic relationship between our diverse pathologies and their implications for predicting optimized therapeutic interventions.

Implied, exformed, enthymematic +/-0-frequency, the diastatic balanced moment between function and dysfunction, is the equidistant double boundary between Physical-natural universe and Metaphysical-mind universe, between explicated +1 and implicating -1 QBit. The Dark Universe of implied Prime Relationship Codex liminally defined by Light Universe’s prime natural explication is a dark vortex boson that, when noticed, displays an enthymematic reverse-formative potential function for predicating rich future possibilities for joining our spiritual meanings to our naturally experienced purposes, syncing where we have been with where we would like to sustainably arrive; comprehending form as the functional evolution of emerging WeSelf refinement, self-regenerative fusing definition within our meta-codexed universe. This sounds almost full circle back to the “divination” project of early alchemy, back in the days when science and religion and math were three languages about one mutually-shared Universe.


A prime relationship design corollary of Positive Teleological Panentheism:

The greatest synergetic effect (defined as confluent universally inclusive information complementarity) is the reverse face of least subsidiary negative gravitational and pathological dissonance, dismay, and decay. Our therapy is implicated, predicated, predicted when we listen to our pathology as a deeply rooted systemic teacher of meaning/purpose, longing/belonging, conjoined in comprehending Trimtab Original Intent, rebalancing as the Tao of Yang/Yin regenerative balance.



ABOVE/WITHOUT–Metaphysical Perspective-Yin

Prime relationship constancy is negatively defined by prime stricture. The remainder of the implicate order (Bohm) is dissonant irrational space, irresolutionability, absence of enthymematic pattern, rhythm;  potential information is liminally prime-strictured exformation.

spiritual-intuitive implicate order of Dark Non/Potential Relationship

-0QBit = NP-negatively dissonant and irrational trend

-1QBit = Dark Implicate Potential Appositive Geo-numeric  Relationship

smooth-structured reverse-elliptical Hilbert spacetime universe


——(0) Core Axial Prime Left/Right Hemispheric Relationship–3-dimensional double-bind (mutually self-defining -perpetuating spatial-temporal boundary——–


BELOW/WITHIN NATURE–Physical Perspective-Yang

double triangulated, trigonometric deductive reasoning, languaged

double-helixed 3-dimensional

dia-binomial fractal responds synaptically and diastolically-aptic in bicameral human speciated mindspace

4 equi-dimensional, tetrahedral, developmentally positive revolutionary/evolutionary patterns, reflect

4 spaciated-temporal RNA Codex frequencies and functions fractally forming double-bind closures, using

information double-holographic string theory of evolution as sustained binomial normative pattern balance assumption: P=NP












The Regenerative Design Interview

I am working with a group of people who want to buy a 14-acre rotting estate and convert it into an ecovillage. As I pass by the half dozen log cabin structures, built around a rheumatic, yet lushly charming, apple orchard, my amazement at their intrepid courage propels me toward their future nearest neighbor.

Actually, their only future neighbor residing within a mile of the wildly abandoned estate. My job is to represent the Solidarity Ecovillage intention to this neighbor, and invite her to participate in a permaculture design interview.  Basically, we want to find out if she is with us, against us, couldn’t care less about us one way or the other, and, if her reaction suggests an ally, to include her, and her aspirations for her own property, in the Ecovillage development plan.

The neighbor’s name is Gaia. Gaia What, no one seems to know. There are rumors, mostly benign and gentle, that she roots back to the Iroquois, and is eccentric in a shaman-ish way. This should be interesting.

Gaia: Who are you?

Me: My name is Gerald Oliver, and I am here on behalf of your future neighbors to learn how we can be good neighbors for you.

Gaia: I have been expecting your question for rather too long. It is a good question, an important one, so I wrote them some suggestions about what I think would be helpful.

Here, take it with you. If you have any further questions after reading it, you are welcome to return any time. My home is your home.

And with that, Gaia handed me a scroll and gently, but firmly, almost abruptly, closed her heavy door.

Eventually I closed my mouth, turned around, headed back toward the orchard where I knew of the perfect log, and the perfect vista, for reading–most anything–but especially this Gaia scroll.

The late-morning sun radiated gentle October warmth as I opened the scroll:

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your compassionate intent to practice remembering that we are all in this mess, and this potential paradise, together.

There are 4 interdependent principles in learning how to live regeneratively on this planet.

The first of these you have heard from land use planners, real-estate agents, community and economic developers: Notice the potential highest and best use of all resources and nutrients, all property, all people, all species.

The second is similar,but moves from noticing, toward understanding, from using to sustaining. How can we achieve the most abundant effect, and affect, with the least effort, cost, dissonance, chaos?

Combining these first two principles results in the Golden Rule of Regenerative Development: Optimize integrity by deeply learning inclusively holistic potential. In other words, intend and practice today what we all want to wake up to tomorrow. 

Our greatest, most holistic, most resilient, most regenerative potential is discovered through Deep Listening together, the intentional practice of compassion. Deep Learning begins with deeply listening, noticing, and slowly, integrally, inclusively discerning a shared vision of optimized potential intent. This is true whether your shared vocation is to build a regenerative interior landscape, or exterior landscape. It is optimally and inclusively and resiliently true if your intent is to build a regenerative interior/exterior landscape together. Our species’ “Commons,” like the Commons of your Solidarity EcoVillage, expands inward and outward, fertilized by rich, abundant, diversity when we notice, listen, and fully value our current situation.

Fully valuing our current potential brings us to the 3rd principle of Regenerative Development: the Principle of Complementarity. Our Species’ Interior Landscape AND Exterior Landscape are complementary perspectives on one thermodynamically balanced NATURAL Landscape. Humans, at our best, bicamerally learn about our profoundly balanced and harmonious potential within a richly nutritious ecology of nutrients, energy. The “essential orientation of human nature,” to borrow a phrase from the 14th Dalai Lama is scientifically and religiously emerging as the essential orientation of all nature: thermodynamic balance is an Exterior Landscape way of cognizing the theo-dynamic balance of our Interior Landscape.

What we are trying to become, our teleological, and thermodynamic, mission as Earth’s bicamerally-reflective Species, with least effort and cost, suffering and resistance, violence and dissonance, is our highest and best regenerative potential. The most abundantly valued vocation for every intentional community, every faith community, every school, every farm, every government, every recreation center, every health care facility, every human service agency, every family, every individual, is to become the very best balanced Regenerative Research and Design Center possible, given current situations, developing compassionate understanding of complementarity between our natural Interior and Exterior Landscapes.

In our inclusive Research and Design ecology, we recognize communication and thought as information nutrients, with the potential to build up or dissemble, to increase confluence, or contribute to dissonance. The Principle of Complementarity is both spatially and temporally dimensioned. Its spatial dimension spreads across the Interior and Exterior natural landscapes. Its temporal flow dimension is either toward confluence, or toward dissonance, with complementary balance defined in physics and systems theory as intrinsic thermodynamically-valued polarity. What goes up must come down. What goes in must come back out.

The intrinsic value-balance within all religions, all faith paradigms, follows these same complementary patterns: As before, so after. As above, so below. As within, so without. If Self, then Other. If Yang, then Yin. If Becoming (regenerating), then Being. If sociotherapy, then sociopathology. If sociopathology, then sociotherapy.  If confluence, then the potential for dissonance. If dissonance, then the potential for confluence. As theo-dynamism within, so thermo-dynamism without.

The 4th principle of Regenerative Development is the Principle of Holistic Subsidiarity. In systems theory, optimized abundant values matriculate up from integrated/confluent individuals and families, through neighborhoods, to communities, sub-regions, regions, and globally inclusive ecological integrity. There is no such thing as a “natural” division between sustainable economic wealth and ecological integrity. Economies are value-transfer systems within the ecology of our relationships.

The Principle of Subsidiarity is commonly understood, and sometimes practiced, as retaining choice authority at the lowest effective level of function. The form of our self-governance wisely follows functional practice and intent. It is most holistically efficient to leave our current effectiveness at the lowest level of functional autonomy. If I find my life and environment to be richly nutritious, satisfying, meaningful, fulfilling, then it would be a violation of this Principle of Subsidiarity for the Solidarity EcoVillage to even intend to fix what I believe is not broken.

Our current suffering has to do with those times, places, situations, when there is disagreement about which is most important, the Principle of Holistic Subsidiarity or the Principle of Complementarity. For example, if I am a cancerously expanding tumor within your brain, then you and I would probably disagree about which is the currently effective lowest level of functional autonomy. If I am a parasitic species, overpopulating and devouring a planetary ecosystem, causing great trauma to the planet, such as climatic dissonance and the extinction of species diversity, then the Principle of Complementarity reminds us to listen to our pathology because it is our complementary and wise instruction.

We recognize communication and  thoughts as nutrient-value events. The lack of healthy, balanced nutrients is implicated, or potentiated, information of great value because of our faith in holisitic subsidiarity, and balanced thermodynamic complementarity. If we have a Whole System, then we have subsidiary parts. If the subsidiary parts forget the Principle of Holistic Subsidiarity, forget that efficacy is discerned within our intention for sustained whole-system regeneration, then our resulting sociopathology reminds us that our Internal/External health and wealth find therapeutic value by improving their complementarity. This provides us with both a positive and negative feedback loop. Both loops are needed for regenerative self-care, people-care, and Earth-care. Dissonance teaches us about the possibility of confluence. Confluence teaches us about the synchronization of balanced holistic subsidiarity.

The Principle of Complementarity is to Yang-imbalance as the Principle of Subsidiarity is to Yin-imbalance. The natural law of thermodynamic polarity balance, whole-system harmony, holds together all four Deep Ecology principles of regenerative systems development.


“Waste” is inefficiency, loss, dissonance and is heuristically held as a potential resource; a suffering that may teach us something we would like to learn. Waste, loss, harm management are all about planning sustained self-organization and self-maintenance through balanced sub-system subsidiarity and whole-system complementarity. This balance optimizes learning (highest and best use of our information ecology) while minimizing loss of thermodynamic balance, or dissonance, and ineffective sustenance, internally and externally.

Community builders, faith community organizers, intentional community developers, public dialogue facilitators, economists, ecologists, even lobbyists, recognize that where you end up is hugely and persistently boundaried by where you start out. Our self-regenerating landscapes value diversely entwined root systems, mutually defining and enriching, mutually protecting and promoting, nutritiously and lavishly seeded investments that will flower to reincarnate our Original Intent, our hope-filled active gratitude for Re-Creating most fully and bountifully together forever. Regenerative intention is the faith infrastructure that underlies the universe of religion, ecology, and Systems Design. Permaculture Design is our ecosystemic metaphor currently on pilgrimage toward a holistic, thermodynamic, Regenerative Systems Development Theory of permanent evolution.

Speaking of evolution, some of the Solidarity EcoVillage wanna-be’s are familiar with Thomas Kuhn’s Theory of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn became somewhat obsessed with an issue about knowledge; the Problem of Incommensurability. How can we be sure that we are using language to signify the same thing, or different things, or things that stand in the same relationship to other things, or not? How can we predict if a new idea will lead to the evolution of an entirely new paradigm, a new scientific theory, or whether it will not really become part of our culture, our way of seeing the world? How can I be sure that my values are, or are not, commensurable with your values, your thoughts, your communications, what feeds you, or causes you despair or anguish and suffering? How can I reliably predict that what I propose, what I notice and try to understand, will inform your interior landscape in the same way that it informs mine?

A theory of regenerative evolution responds to Kuhn’s Problem of Incommensurability with recognizing dissonance and complexity as more than hopeless suffering and confusion. We intend and practice active Complementarity, a compassionate faith that within dissonance lies the fertilizer of potential information. The issue of imbalance between intentions, the disparities of diverse practices and pilgrimages and paradigms, contains the seeds of a universally commensurable meaning. In this way, our pathological fears and concerns point us toward hope and faith in the potential for a more deeply integrated relationship. Compassion, empathy, Deep Learning, plus significant dissonant complexity, inspires revolutionary development toward understanding, integrity, resilience, inclusively rich information and nutrition; solidarity.

Our thermodynamically-balanced exterior informs our theo-dynamic interior, as Permaculture Design potentiates Regenerative Creation.  The difference between Deep Learning and Deep Ecology is that one actively hopes for interior regeneration while the other also hopes for exterior regeneration.

Your grateful neighbor,


As I rolled up the fragile scroll, I couldn’t think of any more questions, so I headed back home, not quite the same way I had arrived.