20110316 prc mphil_first thesis text_typology_personal suitability

16/03/2011 prc mphil_first thesis text_typology_personal suitability


About 12:05 pm Wednesday 16 March 2011

I've been strongly feeling the chill of spirit around me so I've come to feel what they have to say after investigating web resources on the definition of the term typology as in the proposed thesis title “A Typology of Spiritual Space.”

^And we come on this occasion in order to clarify further the implications of the title as given by us.

The purpose of the term typology is to segregate with some clarity this particular set of models intended to describe spiritual space from other models and historical descriptions based on various perceptions across time and culture by which to describe the characteristics of that same thing. And also to describe with more clarity the distinctions between the universals within those sets of perceptions; the linguistic attributes of those descriptions; and the particular characteristic of this description, which is a comprehensive model-set of the fundamental dimensions. The willingness that you have in order to to contemplate these things shows us again that the characteristic qualities of the individual required in order to participate in the study of the distinctions between physicality and spirituality are that they be first, a person intrigued by the meaning behind their personal observations of their symptoms of participation with phenomena or individuals residing in spiritual space, in contrast with the particular patterns of perception and their variation over time both with the individual and with other individuals.

So each of these elements of knowing, based on perception, based on hearing, in fact all of the senses, coupled with descriptions derived from residents of that space; contrasted with other recipients of such sensation-sets and developed models in the various languages and cultures over time, produces a bewildering array of information which is to be managed.

So we have at hand the fundamental outline of the intended study. Now that the formation of the material experienced and received to date is well advanced, we may begin considering the way that may optimally be presented in the form of a thesis by which to satisfy the requirements of the degree to be conferred, being master of philosophy.

Given the specific characteristics as defined within the Western academic tradition for the content of such an opus, there are a necessary few fundamental components required to be present in order to satisfy the expectations of the examiners. Those details are readily available through the course outlines and various instructions and regulations as defined by this particular university. They conform generally to the expectations of the Western mind-set.

The distinction on this occasion is the topic material which is not by itself particularly different from any other topic material except to the extent that it is derived in large part through this and only a very few other individual persons and recorded in several forms from their organised speech. Yet this is the best evidence available.

The number of dimensions which can be addressed by that mode of recording is without limit. The fact that it need be recorded through the perceiving organism, this body-mind or a similar body-mind, is a highly limiting factor in that, in contrast to many other phenomena, there is no other instrument by which to capture the procedures and perceptions and scales and bounds of the phenomena under investigation. In this it contrasts strongly with a discipline such as engineering of any kind, in that typically there are many different means by which to capture the information under study.

The point in common of course is that this is all grist for the mill of the analytical mind and its procedures for organising concepts and their patterns of interlinking.

So with that caveat, we can proceed to the first substantive record of the outline of the study in question.

The history of human perception is replete with many categories as well as many instances whereby an individual has found themselves in an unusual condition and perceiving unusual things. The recognition that the condition is unusual may or may not be present. What is universally recognised is that the order of the perceptions is decidedly unusual, with the scope of the perception strangely altered such as to bring within the purview of the attention apparent vistas and domains of occupation of intelligent citizens normally invisible to the ordinary perception.

Where the categories of observation are made by a naïve person then they may or may not be recorded with clarity, precision, a sense of exactitude between the distinction of percept and interpretation or not, and usually, not.

So this occasion being a record of such a set of perceptions as well as their progressive interpretation, it is appropriate to consider first the qualities of the percipient in terms of presence or absence of capacity for distinguishing between percept and interpretation, for this lies at a position of defining a foundation for the acceptability of everything that follows.

In that sense it is appropriate to merely mention that the family from which this individual derives was one in which there was an emphasis on education, derived in part from family tradition but more importantly from acquired learning in relation to the precision of measurement required to function as aircraft engineer, for that was the role of this man's father during his post-war occupation. And so many and various were the discussions which eventually led to this man's specialisation in various means of accurate scientific measurement.

The preference for precision in language as well as precision in measurement has been an abiding feature and we therefore take some pains by which to outline the means by which this was acquired.

The early reading was precocious. The preference for reading the literature available in the house, comprising almost invariably books far beyond the current reading age, has led to an expectation that literature of any form will be almost designed to stretch the vocabulary limits and the conceptual limits as presently existing at the time of encountering such literature. That background expectation has influenced the willingness to continue to study broadly by encountering a variety of domains of technical terminology in a variety of fields. So that capacity is one of the useful characteristics which this particular individual brings to this quest.

And so by that brief beginning we show that the capacity to generate useful recordable dialogue directly applicable to the study in question is undiminished and that the qualities of this individual through whom we speak are simply suitable for the task.

P Well bugger me, it's started !!!

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