David Bohm

In David Bohm’s book, Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980), he talks of integration and fragmentation (c.f Steve Jobs. Modern society is thoroughly fragmented, and the more fragmented it becomes the more complicated and unintuitive it becomes.

The current scientific ‘atomised and fragmented world view’ developed since the enlightenment and through post-enlightenment into the modern apocalyptic era show us exactly who we are: still completely ‘unenlightened’. If we were idiots before, then we’re just lesser idiots now. The whole shebang is wrong, as Dylan sang.. “The times they are a’changing” and not a minute too soon.

There is a universal flux that cannot be defined explicitly but which can be known implicitly. In this flow, mind and matter are not separate substances, rather, different aspects of on whole unbroken movement.

Thought is, in essence, the active resonse of memory in every phase of life. The intellectual, emotional, sesuous, muscular and physical responses of memory. These are all aspects of one indissoluble process.

The perception of whether or not any particular thoughts are relevant or fitting requires the operation of an energy that is not mechanical, an energy that we shall call intelligence