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"Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences." See

Global Logos - initial hypothetical definition
The "Global Logos" is a concept we are developing within the Crossing Worlds project. By this term, we mean a universal ontology that contains all logic, all reason, the scientific method, and the full spectrum of human categorical thinking, including empiricism and abstraction. (term must be defined in a way that opens to the transcendent and infinite) Insofar as possible, we are defining the concept in ways that are consistent with other more traditional uses of the term. We are proposing that all cultures and languages are perspectives or "lenses" operating through the Global Logos, and all "cultural lenses" see the world through the Global Logos. The Global Logos is distinguished from other uses of the term "logos" because it is multi-cultural and universal and grounded in logic and reason, and not uniquely derived from or based upon the insights or values of a particular culture, religion, historical epoch or philosopher. For a more complete discussion of various historical and cultural meanings of Logos, see

No Term Our definition Wikipedia definition
1 Allah
2 Anima Anima may refer to: the Latin term for the "animating principle", see vitalism the Latin translation of Greek psyche Aristotle's treatise on the soul, de anima in Christian contexts, the soul see also spirit Anima and animus, expressions of the unconscious or true inner self of an individual i
3 Arjuna the broken down warrior -- in a mid-life crisis on the battle field -- his whole worldview collapses i can't kill my own family...
4 Atman
5 Bagavad gita The Gita The Bhagavad Gita , The Song of the Bhagavan, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna on a variety of theological and philosophical issue
6 Believer I am a Christian I am a Muslim I am Jew Is it Genesis -- or is it Big Bang? What is the truth? I am a scientist. I am a physicist. I know this view is correct. The universe is expanding. The big bang is true Is genesis true? In the beginning there was light. Or is it matter?
7 Biblical person / lens I am spirit Hear O Israel Let there be light the biblical world -- that's one world view genesis
8 Big bang person / lens "the big bang is the story that wins the day" the narrative of science
9 Brahman
10 Buddha's great awakening Buddha's great awakening was to say -- "this is to suffer" -- to live in these lower categories, these partitions, these boxes, these partial identities -- i am a man, i am a teacher, i am an american... and you buy into naive identity that splits you from the field Buddha saw -- that when
11 Ch'i (Qi) In traditional Chinese culture, qì (also chi or ch'i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as "life energy", "life force", or "energy flow". Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translatio
12 Christ
13 Civic American Civic American -- I believe in the Constitutional ecumenical space of a civic cuture don't bring your religion into cultural space separation separation of religion and democracy this is putting a strain on me....
14 Clash of worlds "What is the right world view?" The clash of worlds is deep -- and how well-educated are we to know how do you decode when you are in the biblical world, or the world of christ can yuo cross into the world of science? We are not eudcated how to dialogue across our worlds We don't have
15 Community Why does the global logos fully contain and illuminate the concept of comunity? 1) because it shows the relation of the one to the many The term community has two distinct commutative meanings: 1) Community usually refers to a settlement larger than a small village that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and, 2) in biology, a community is a group of interacting living
16 Consensus Consensus decision-making is a group decision making process that seeks the consent of all participants. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported, even if not the "favourite" of each individual. Consensus is defined by Merriam-Webster as, first,
17 Crisis We are facing tremendous crises on this planet. Everywhere we turn.
18 Deep dialogue Martin Buber assigns dialogue a pivotal position in his theology. His most influential work is titled I and Thou. Buber cherishes and promotes throughout his work dialogue not as some purposive attempt to reach conclusions or express mere points of view, but as the very prerequisite of authentic rel
19 Dharma Dharma listen (help·info) (Sanskrit: dhárma, Pali: dhamma; lit. that which upholds, supports or maintains the regulatory order of the universe) means Law or Natural Law and is a concept of central importance in Indian philosophy and religion. As well as referring to Law in the universal or abstract
20 Divisions within ourselves
21 Ego - ego-based mind-operating process If you are "mono-centric", if you are ego-centric, in the script, the life, the lens you are living -- it's going to be inherently polarized, fragmented, discoherent, broken, and the source of suffering. that's a huge sensational diagnosis Step back into the global lens, the global enlightenme Ego is a Latin word meaning "I", cognate with the Greek "??? (Ego)" meaning "I", often used in English to mean the "self", "identity" or other related concepts. Contents [hide] 1 In media and entertainment 2 In music 3 EGO It may also refer to: Ego, one of the three constructs in Sigmund Fre
22 Feng shui Feng shui (feng-shoo-ee;) is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi.[2] The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu (simplified Chinese: ??; traditional Chinese: ??; pinyin: k?nyú;
23 Gaia The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. Topics of interest include how the biosphere
24 Gebser, Jean The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of _Ursprung und Gegenwart_, a book which was published in German in two parts around 1949 and 1953. The central contribution of this book is Gebser's analysis of the history of culture -- mainly but not exclusively Western culture -- in terms of the predomin
25 Graves, Clare Clare W. Graves (December 21, 1914–January 3, 1986) was a professor of psychology and originator of a theory of adult human development. He was born in New Richmond, Indiana. Graves graduated from Union College in New York in 1940 and received his master's degree and a Ph.D. in psychology fro
26 Higher integral script A script where everything is interconnected -- a script where everything is non-dual -- holistic -- integral I / Thou space vs I /IT space and the great teachers have been saying -- "do not remain stuck in I /IT
27 Holistic
28 Integral
29 Kaballah
30 Karma Karma (Sanskrit: IPA: [karm] ( listen); Pali: kamma) in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called sa?s?ra) originating in ancient India and treated in the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Sikh religio
31 Krishna Krihsna is the voice of OM (in the Gita) Krishna pronunciation (help·info) (Sanskrit: ????? K???a in IAST, pronounced [?kr????] literally "black, dark blue")[1] is a Hindu deity, one of the "avatars" (or "incarnation") of Lord Vishnu. According to Bhagavata Purana, Lord Krishna is termed as Svayam Bhagavan or The Supreme Lord himself sinc
32 Lens of the mind Our experience is shaped by the lens of our mind. This becomes problematic when we encounter an other from a different culture, a different person, a different gender, whatever, that sees the world differently. We are not educated to become aware of our lens. Know that there are other lenses. A person's definition of the 'Other' is part of what defines or even constitutes the self (in both a psychological and philosophical sense) and other phenomena and cultural units. It has been used in social science to understand the processes by which societies and groups exclude 'Others' whom they
33 Lens of the mind, global When we dance across worlds, that's when we open a global lens, a global mind. When we dance across worlds, that's when we open a deeper lens, a lens with more capacity. It's the ultimate technology, actually It's not just the logic the computer age is helping us what operating system a
34 Logos Logos is the infnite light that lights up the mind it is speech it is language it is reason that's the word logos it's huge all the -ology words it comes from logos its an infinite word john borrows it the logos became flesh greek wisdom the attempt to reach the l Logos (pron.: /?lo???s/, UK /?l???s/, or US /?lo??o?s/; Greek: ?????, from ???? lego "I say") is an important term in philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion. Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word," "speech," "account," "reason,"[1][2] it became
35 Logos Sophia
36 Logos, Global Creating an accurate map of the universal form of logic, reason, and the opening to the universal divinity The "Global Logos" is a concept we are developing within the Crossing Worlds project. By this term, we mean a universal ontology that contains all logic, all reason, the scientific method, a
37 Me and You
38 Mind and Body
39 Mind, the Chinese
40 Mind, the Judeo/Christian
41 Mind, the Lakota Nature is spirit -- the river, the mountain, the buffalo -- spirit The Lakota (pronounced [la?k?ota]; also known as Teton, Titunwan ("prairie dwellers"),[1] Teton Sioux ("snake, or enemy") are an indigenous people of the Great Plains. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, the O?héthi Šakówi? or seven council fires, and speak Lakota, one of
42 Multiculturalism Multiculturalism (or ethnic diversity) relates to communities containing multiple cultures. The term is used in two broad ways, either descriptively or normatively.[1] As a descriptive term, it usually refers to the simple fact of cultural diversity: it is generally applied to the demographic make-u
43 Object of awareness
44 -ology "A suffix derived from the Greek logos, meaning the 'study of', 'specialty in' or 'art of' a given scientific or medical field -logy is a suffix in the English language, used with words originally adapted from Ancient Greek language ending in -????? (-logia).[1] The earliest English examples were anglicizations of the French -logie, which was in turn inherited from the Latin -logia.[2] The suffix became productive in Englis
45 Om / Aum
46 One and Many
47 Ontology The science of being, the language of being Ontology (from onto-, from the Greek "being; that which is", present participle of the verb, eimi "be", and -logia: "science, study, theory") is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed a
48 Philo Sophia Lover of philosophy sophia is wisdom and Logos is the infinite light that lights up the mind
49 Prana Prana (?????, pr??a) is the Sanskrit word for "life" (from the root pr? "to fill", cognate to Latin: plenus "full"). In Ayurveda, tantra and Tibetan medicine "pra?? v?yu" is the basic v?yu (wind, air) from which all the other v?yus arise.
50 Primal first it is a no brainer -- it must be infinite cross into the field -- you can't keep it in the box the field of OM is an infinite symbol when you get into the Greek wisdom it is Logos
51 Samsara Sa?s?ra or Sangs?ra (Sanskrit: ?????) (in Tibetan called 'khor ba (pronounced k?rw? [IPA] in many Tibetan dialects) is a Tibetan term for the Sanskrit word Sa?s?ra. Khorwa literally refers to the circular nature of samsara, of endlessly doing the same things over and over expecting a different resul
52 Satya - satyagraha civil disobedience -- how to tap that power for civil rights shift, in the place where our cultures are more impaled and broken Satyagraha saty?graha), loosely translated as "insistence on truth"- satya (truth); agraha (insistence) "soul force"[1] or "truth force" is a particular philosophy and practice within the broader overall category generally known as nonviolent resistance or civil resistance. The term "satyagraha"
53 Science Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.[1] In an older and closely related meaning (found, for example, in Aristotle), "science" refers to the body of re
54 Scientific method As wonderful as it is -- productivity -- is there a deeper way to do science that there could be a deeper advance of scientific method what is our great shift -- that we are talking about? does thie shift take place down (inside the box), or does the shift take place in the space of awakene
55 Screen of our awareness Life is being articulated on that screen I get subjects and predicates our inner mental states and our perceptions are all going on on that screen that's the linguistic structure we use i say "snow is white" that sentence is true -- if the facts
56 Self, the awakened The Gandhi space. Not the separated self but the awakened self. The Yogi self. It can surf the unified field, and stand in that Atman -- and that' where you find your power of One that's the power of Sattwa -- truth-force how can you tap this and bring it into the politics? martin luther
57 Separation Naive identity splits you from the field and separates you
58 Subject and predicate Socrates is wise sun is shining pen is black haverford is a college i am american i am hungry i am thirsty i am depressed
59 Sunyata Emptiness Leave the place of suffering mono-centric objectified where we make ourselves into objects and things nyat, (Sanskrit, also shunyata; Pali: suññat?), is a Buddhist term that is translated into English as emptiness, openness, thusness, etc. nyat refers to the absence of inherent existence in all phenomena, and it is complementary to the Buddhist concepts of not-self (P?li: anatta, Sanskrit: an?tman)[
60 System A system is a set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole[citation needed] or a set of elements (often called 'components' ) and relationships which are different from relationships of the set or its elements to other elements or sets.[citation needed] Fields that st
61 Tao The first thing you hear -- is the Tao that is named -- in a culture space, in an ego-based space -- is not the Tao Tao or Dao (/ta?/, /da?/; Chinese: ?; pinyin: Dào (help·info)) is a Chinese word meaning 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine' or 'principle', or as a verb, speak. Within the context of traditional Chinese philosophy and religion, Tao is a metaphysical concept originating wi
62 The One
63 Unified field Holistic, where we need to go in our evolutionary journey
64 Vedic (Vedas) The Vedas (Sanskrit véda, "knowledge") are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.[1][2] The Vedas are apauru?eya ("not of human agency").[3][4][5] They are sup
65 When worlds collide
66 Wisdom
67 World view A comprehensive world view (or worldview) is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the entirety of the individual or society's knowledge and point-of-view, including natural philosophy; fundamental, existential, and normative postulates; or themes, values, em
68 Yaweh
69 Yoga The first axiom of yoga is - yoga is the quieting of the ego-mind Yoga (Sanskrit, P?li: ???, /?j????/, yoga) is a commonly known generic term for physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India.[1][2] Specifically, yoga is one of the six ?stika ("orthodox") schools of Hindu philosophy. One of the most detailed and thorough expositions