009* Brief overview of book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

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I have a calling, born out of enthusiasm; a book to deliver, “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”; and a job to get done, place the cornerstone of civilization for the III Millennium!

Title: “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

Subtitle: “(PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; Universal World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)”

Author: Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla.

Where: At Amazon, in paperback and digital, in English and Spanish translation.

What we create, here and now, reconstitutes the universe!

009* Brief overview of book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

Dear Friends of Dialogue:

There are so many good light books out there, that it’s high time for a heavy weight to balance things out.

At this point in the series of podcasts, I do make a space and present a quick bird’s eye view of my book. The reason is simply because by now you must have certainly asked the question, how does all this so far tie-in with the book?

 In any case, the title of my book is “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101 (PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; Universal World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)”.

The title pretends to make the statement that, while there may be, on the one hand, the hard physical and biological sciences, and, on the other hand, the softer extensions of the social and political sciences, there has yet to be anything in-between. Sure, there’s the humanities, but these are hardly sciences. Rather, philosophy is the antithesis of science. This simply doesn’t make any sense, unless nonsense is acceptable nowadays out of force of habit.

If the title is the what, then, the subtitle would be the how. It explains the source that led me to reach the conclusion of the existence of the field, to use this image taken from physics. In a nutshell, it makes the claim that ultimate knowledge, human science, rests on the Primeval Big Bang of the Creation Story. Without giving more away at this early stage, which will be provided in due course, let’s move on with the narrative.

Our claim is that there is a science that stands tall on the shoulders, on the one hand, of the sciences, and, on the other hand, of the humanities, and this has got to be human science. Introductory level, that is, 101, but not implying in any way, shape, or form, baby-talk. This is no babble, rather, it pretends to layout the cornerstone of civilization moving forward.

Let’s jump straight into the work, without further ado. Enough introduction has already been made such that in what follows you will surely feel a déjà-vu familiarity with the content. At one point, I was tempted to start the series of podcasts with an outline of my book, but decided against it. The reason simply being that pedagogically it was unsound. The way to do things, is to give samples taken out of real-life experiences that showcase the general principle involved, and then, and only then, move on to present the thesis statement.

The work is structured in III Parts. Part I deals with “Greece, Israel, and Modernity”. This provides numerous examples of the occurrence of triads in all walks of life, ranging from the core school subjects, to daily experiences. The purpose is to guide the reader to wonder, one swallow doesn’t make spring, granted, but, a whole school clouding the sky, surely does. So, much smoke must be indicating that there’s a fire going on.

Part II is entitled “The Seed of Life”. If you’ve been reading and listening so far, you must by now know what I am referring to. The Seed of Life name, obviously takes off from the Tree of Life image. This is so central to the Second Creation Story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and all that therein occurs, that it affects our understanding of the things of the world ever since.

But, after all, where does a tree come from, if not from a seed? Of course, this may begin to sound like the chicken-and-egg dilemma. Though there is some element of truth in the comparison, however, the point, isn’t so much that, but rather, that there is alternative view of things that is equally contender to offer an explanation of things in the world. But, besides that, the clue comes without a doubt from the fact that the image used throughout the numerous slides of the essay, of an ellipse and right-triangle, is reminiscent of a pecan, of a shell surrounding a live kernel, hence the name Seed of Life.

Part III, however, takes off on the tangent, as if replying to the nature of the previous comparison made of the Tree of Life with the Seed of Life. It happened quite naturally, taking off from the middle, not from the beginning leg of the essay. It wasn’t but until I had finished the middle Part, that it suddenly surfaced in me, the query, what relationship does all this have, that I had written, with the greater tradition of Jewish thought?

I hadn’t occurred to me before this point to inquire at greater length. But, now there, as if before a cliff, as awareness struck me, of the presence of the deep. That I had inadvertently walked into unchartered territory. Had I been aware, most certainly I would not have dared embark on such an odyssey. I simply don’t see myself as having such resolve of character. Ignorance, is not only bliss, it’s also, audacity.

The question that I now posed, was, how does this PaRDeS, ellipse and triad of a pecan, tie-in with the Seed of Life approach of Kabbalah Reception (קבלה)? The reason I now asked, was, because by now I had searched the web, and to my surprise, discovered that there are two main themes in Jewish mysticism, the Ma’aseh Merkhavah Work of the Chariot (מעשה מרכבה), found in Ezekiel Yechezke’l  1:1-26 (יחזקאל) not recommended for beginners, and, to my surprise, also the Ma’aseh Bere’shith Work of Creation (מעשה בראשית) Genesis 1:1-2:3!

There is, what amounts in practice to a ban on studying such works. The bar is set accordingly high to dissuade the curious light of heart: men over forty, married, captain of fifty, and like conditions. Fortunately, since the year 1492 the conditions have been relaxed, and now, everybody is welcomed to study it, at their own risk, mind you.

But, unfortunately, that happens to be the same year of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, effectively affecting its development. While it did make headway in Safed Israel, it has been under the radar for the most part, under the heading of occult sciences, or, the mystic. Hardly adequate milieu for healthy growth and strengthening. Up until of late, of course, with this incursion of ours.

The Kabbalah actually takes off from a study of the Creation Story 1:1-2:3. Of this I wasn’t aware. How could anyone suspect that the triads of Pythagoras could eventually lead a trail directly to such pits. But, hold on, I’m getting way too much ahead of myself. This we will cover in due course. In the meantime, let’s take it from the top.

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In Part I, the starting point is the present. Contemporary thought goes by the name of Modernity. It is the case that there is an ongoing crisis of civilization, and, only getting worse as we speak. For how long? No one knows for sure, some claim that it’s coetaneous with humanity, since Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Others claim, that it’s of more recent invoicing. Be what it may, the most recent milestone in shaping contemporary thought is, beyond a doubt, the Principia of Isaac Newton. The whole title of his book tells the tale, namely, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. This surmounts to putting physics on a mathematical footing, debunking the philosophical basis dating from Antiquity, and, in general, to the School of Athens, comprised by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

As science teacher to at-risk students at the local Austin ISD, for the most part, I have a population of those not going on to college and higher grounds. Here, it’s more like the pipeline to prison, kind of thing, with notable exceptions. Though High School is not research oriented, one is, nonetheless, exposed to an extensive view of the whole area of science. And I mean of science, including biology, chemistry, and physics. The main concern of the facility is their reason of being, juvenile justice, and only secondarily, education. After all, the host is the County, we, District, are guests.

In practice, this rolls out as having all classes being stacked-up, in all core subjects, and electives as well, including PE. That is, in each class period I may have biology students, alongside chemistry, and some physics, as well as some environmental science, and 8th grade science in the mix. Oh, Delta credit recovery students as well, that’s computer assisted modality, covering astronomy, health, and those of the other core subjects, ELA, Math, and Social Studies.

But, looking beyond the challenge this setup poses, it is also breeding ground for asking out-of-the-ordinary questions, those seldom articulated in a regular school setting. Inquiries like, what is the common denominator in all these science subjects? The blank reply from all Chapter One of any science book is, the Scientific Method. Of course, it really isn’t. This is where the first tolerance vaccine for fake science takes root under the skin, early in schooling. This is just placed there so that you don’t have to ever bother asking again, if there was ever anyone so inclined.

Well, I don’t know about other teachers. I can only talk in the first person. Having studied physics and philosophy, and business, gave me an inclination for mixing theory with practice, and, avoiding the path most taken. Along the way, I discovered the preSocratic thinkers, those who predated philosophical thought proper. Back then there were three Schools of Thought, and one Mystic Sect. The timeline was Thales of Miletus, founder of the Milesian School, of the cosmologists; then Xenophanes of Colophon and Parmenides of Elea, founders of the Eleatic School, of the being-is-and-not-being-is-not; then Pythagoras of Samos, founder of both Pythagorean School and Sect, of the triads, and, of the Tetractys, respectively.

Pythagoras of Samos stands out above his contemporaries. Though he personally left no written fragments behind; fortunately, his followers did. In particular, Ion of Chios is credited with saying, that the virtue of things is a triad: strength, intelligence, luck. Philolaus of Croton added that all things (triad) are unlimiteds, limiters, and both, unlimiteds and limiters. Less is more, squarely applies here.

If you teach High School to kids who couldn’t care less about science, and all the knowledge that it represents, this is all you need to know about education to figure out the puzzle as to why we live in a broken, corrupt, and misguided world. At one point three years into teaching at Detention, I asked, what is it, that best portrays science, to all parties concerned?

Starting from Biology, working my way back to Chemistry, and unto Physics, I can’t think of anything more representative of science than the Equation.

Then I added one and one, and, to my surprise, there it was, in plain sight, for all to see. In plain view, stark naked to the unforgiving eye. The triad in a nutshell. The reason for the success of the triad is, that it is the philosophical version of the human brain. And, of the equation, it is that it is its mathematical mapping.

In a way, I guess you could say it was my Eureka, or Aha moment, if you prefer. I had been toying with making correspondences all this time, and found quite a few, but, regarding science at its roots, this had eluded me. More than anything else, this gave me a charge of confidence. After all, what more can a person ask, to keep following the guiding tread, than a strike of lucidity?

This I did. The bulk of the rest of this Part of the book makes the case working my way backwards that there’s so much evidence in its favor that it more than warrants doing a further search on the matter at hand. Herein I put forth examples from all the spectrum of experiences, ranging from language, social studies, and passages from the Bible itself.

In closing, allow us to put out the slide that best portrays the notion outlined above, of how it all ties together, simply, in PaRDeS. This is to be read as columns.

This takes us to Part II of the text. Just like the drive going backwards to the source in science, led me eventually to the Equation in physics, likewise, I asked myself the same question, but, now regarding the greater scheme of things. What is it that all points to, and nothing can point beyond it. Well, we can’t be talking about anything else than about the beginning. The beginning is the starting point of everything. All dovetails to the beginning, and from there, spread outwards. By beginning, I mean in time, as well as in the literature. The Bible Creation Story stands out, without a doubt. Sure, there are other stories, but none better source-codes the essence of time than this one.

There are many ways to approach the Bible Creation Story. Though I am quite aware of the documentary thesis, and other critical works, like, what role does Ezra the Scribe play in putting all this together, they all take a backseat at the end of the day. Irrespective of their relevance, we still have to take a study of the Creation Story on its own merits.

In the previous Part mention is made of the two prevalent explanations out there, on the one hand, the Greek of the impossibility of an infinite regression, and, its dubious conclusion of the Eternal Universe, and, on the other hand, the Israeli of Revelation of the Torah Teaching (תורה) to Moses at Mount Sinai. All you can conclude is that you can’t conclude anything. The first thesis is documented in the Dialogues of Plato, of the School of Athens, whereas the second appears in the Bible, in the book of Bemidbar Exodus (במדבר).

Hardly anything is provided in this Part outside that might serve as background. Instead, wasting no time, assuming the indispensable on the part of the interested reader, I jumped directly into the crux of the matter, the Creation Story as found in Bere’shith Genesis 1:1-2:3 (בראשית). The toolbox that I carried in my backpack contained, amongst other instruments, the Pythagorean triad and notions of the Tetractys, my science teaching, the backdrop of modernity, and personal items.

Ordinarily one hears that there are two Creation Stories, very symptomatic of our times, needless to say. In reality, there’s only one Creation Story, and, a second one. The one Creation story is the Seven Days, spanning 1:1-2:3, whereas the second one, is that of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, spanning 2:4-2:24. Originally, the intention was to cover the whole two chapters, however, due to time, and ending wasted after three years of toiling, I cut it back to the One Creation Story.

What I was looking for was a template, something along the lines of the triad and the Tetractys, a cogent way of putting things in a nutshell. This I found from the start in One Day, verses 1:1-5. What’s more, One Day cannot be understood, but thanks to verse 1:1. Furthermore, this verse 1:1 can’t be understood either, without the very first word, Bere’shith InHeadOf (בראשית) of 1:1a. Moreover, this first word can only be understood in light of the first letter of the Hebrew alefbeth, namely, álef a (א). The key to unraveling all this is provided by the very construction of the second letter of the alefbeth, beth b (ב), and the fact of the third one, gímel g (ג), equivalent to our c.

As an aside, though actually quite central, is the fact of the correspondence between letters and numbers in Hebrew. The álef a (א) corresponds to the number one (1), the beth b (ב) to the two (2), the gímel g (ג) to the three (3), and so on.

All this is very logical, but, up beyond to the point that a program couldn’t get it. There is a leap, that only a person can take. A point of mutual understanding seems to be reached between the reader and the text, without which all is pointless. The only explanation, credible one, that I can come up with, is that this is understandable solely on account that we somehow have it in us, already, what is in the text, somehow.

A dialogical relationship of sorts is established from get-go. This experience is certainly not unique. My impression is that therein lies the proof, to the convinced, of an actual Revelation. You cannot prove any more than you can disprove it. This doesn’t mean that it’s arbitrary. Quite the contrary. But, at the end of the day, the ultimate proof is in how much it nourishes and nurtures us.

As I was saying, a template I found, and that is PaRDeS PaRaDiSe (פרדס). This is an acronym standing for Peshat Plain (פשט), Rémez Remite (רמז), Derash Discover (דרש), Sod Secret (סוד). This is just the hermeneutics of Biblical exegesis. The sages have known it all along, just never bothered telling anyone, or else, they did, we just weren’t listening attentively.

Perhaps the best way to understand it is by connecting with our ordinary way of describing our human composition. We; we are, PaRDeS PaRaDiSe (פרדס); we are whole, Sod Secret (סוד); all the while, we are the whole in parts, Spirit Derash Discover (דרש), Mind Rémez Remite (רמז), and Body Peshat Plain (פשט).

The next thing on the to-do list was to demonstrate that, as is verse 1:1, so are the rest of verses 1:2-2:3. This takes up the bulk of this Part II. But it is necessary, that effectively all the verses somehow, more or less, fit the template.

In closing, let’s put an illustrative slide that highlights the above-mentioned notion of PaRDeS PaRaDiSe (פרדס). Here we have the right-triangle, representing the triad as in PaRDeS PaRaDiSe (פרדס), the Spirit Derash Discover (דרש), Mind Rémez Remite (רמז), Body Peshat Plain (פשט), all the while the ellipse encloses it as Creation PaRDeS PaRaDiSe (פרדס), the Divine Sod Secret (סוד).

Part III, takes off from the previous one. As mentioned at the outset, after having finished it, the Ma’aseh Bere’shith Work of Creation (מעשה בראשית), the natural question was to ask, how does this tie in with the one already out there? That is, by now naming our version of things as the “Seed of Life”, the question is, what relationship holds between it and the “Tree of Life”, the one commonly referred to as Kabbalah Reception (קבלה)?

This in itself is quite another ball game. Nevertheless, it needs to be addressed, for leaving it open, is not an option. If there are two versions of the same thing, the natural question to ask, is, how do these compare and contrast? This wasn’t part of the original plan, rather, it came aboard by added measure, notwithstanding.

It is with this brief that the Seed of Life version surfaces, whereas, on the other hand, the Tree of Life has a long life, approximately dating from the later part of the Middle Ages, though having a direct link to Antiquity. It is hard to tell, being shrouded as in a cloud.

So far, in the previous Part, we only mentioned the triad on its own. However, if the Seed of Life is continued, it unwraps into a triad-of-triads. In all this, the right-triangle, and, now the triad of right-triangles, is enclosed by the ellipse. On the other hand, the Tree of Life is ordinarily displayed as an array composed of ten (10) sefiroth numbers (ספירות) and twenty-two (22) ’othioth letters (אתיות). The idea being that Creation was executed by way of the ten (10) numbers and the twenty-two (22) letters of the Hebrew alefbeth.

Putting both representations side-by-side, can go a long way to coming up with a mutual mapping. This approach we now display in the following slide.

Our goal is limited to showcase, firstly, if they, the Seed of Life and the Tree of Life, are valid alternative versions of the same thing, and secondly, if so, are they mutually helpful into developing a higher order one standing on the shoulders of both, a SeedTree, as it were? Let’s put it in question form. Assuming the validity of the triad-of-triads, the question then is, is the Tree of Life configuration compliant with the notion of the triad-of-triads of the Seed of Life?

The question has no effect on the array composed out of the ten (10) sefiroth numbers (ספירות), once we’ve made the corresponding mutual identifications. However, it certainly has an impact on the distribution of the twenty-two (22) ’othioth letters (אתיות). The arrangement is different in order to comply with the triad-of-triads requirement condition.

Our research, which it obviously isn’t, stops here, once having made the necessary adjustments to the reordering of the lines connecting the dots, that is, of the twenty-two (22) ’othioth letters (אתיות) connecting the ten (10) sefiroth numbers (ספירות). As to what it could possibly mean further down the line, is well beyond the penetration of my lights.

We end this section displaying what, to our understanding, should be the corrected Tree of Life configuration. In all this, we have chosen to name the ten (10) sefiroth numbers (ספירות) of the Seed of Life with names taken out directly from the same Creation Story text in question. On the other hand, the Tree of Life has names taken from other parts of the Bible.

Though not requisite, to understanding the content podcasts in these webpages, it is highly recommended to study the source at one point, once one is sufficiently able and motivated to do so. My recommendation would be to read at leisure all you can of Part I, start selectively with One Day of Part II, and, skim over Part III.

Needless to say, there’s more in the book than what has been expressed herein so far. Here we for the most part limit our discussion to day one, and more precisely verse 1:1, whereas, the book covers the whole of the seven days. If you simply can’t get yourself to do the book, no problem, the Takeaway is simply PaRDeS, and it should suffice moving forward.

Well, with this we end the summary of the book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”, that forms the basis of the whole project.

Yours truly, Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla

The Austin Cry: be the Cause, join the Movement, the PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair!

Visit www.Ric4USH21.comwww.PaRDeSism.com, and find my book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101” in English and Spanish translation, in paperback and eBook

Thank you so very much. And, God bless!

003* If you can talk & cook, then, you already know PaRDeS!

Join the PaRDeS Cause, and help the Universal ReConstitution Movement for Washington and World Repair!

Visit my website www.ric4ush21.com, podcasts with pdf, or at iTunes and other platforms.

I have a calling, born out of enthusiasm; a book to deliver, “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”; and a job to get done, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair!

Title: “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

Subtitle: (PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)

Author: Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla.

Where: At Amazon, in paperback and digital, in English and Spanish translation.

What we create, here and now, reconstitutes the universe!

003* If you can talk & cook, then, you already know PaRDeS!

Dear Friends of Dialogue:

Please allow me to start this brief by dispelling certain legitimate concerns you may have regarding having a good handle on the core notion of PaRDeS. This matter is of prime importance, for our whole Campaign message hinges on this key concept. Herein I will demonstrate in plain English that you already have a good handle on this key concept PaRDeS from get-go.

If you can talk, if you can cook, then you already know it. The reason is simply because it’s built-in, written in stone as it were, in our very hearts. If there’s a single word, compound word, sentence, or concept, that best describes the essence of what makes us what we are, what makes us humans, humans, then this acronym is PaRDeS.

Let’s start this adventure with a trip to the kitchen, one of my favorites places of a house. I eat, you eat, we all eat. One can get used to anything, except to not eating. That’s how important it is. And of eating, there’s dessert, what ends a good meal.

Let’s do a hands-on thought experiment. Let’s bake a cake.

Where to start? Let’s for the sake of expediency, go to the cupboard. Therein we find the ingredients. But before that we need a recipe. And, don’t forget, let’s actually start by mentioning the obvious, the cook. Together these three, baker, recipe, and ingredients, make up a fourth, the cake!

Let’s move on, that I hunger to take a bite and accompany it with coffee, or tea, or maybe you would prefer a glass of milk. So, then, say, I go to the Internet, or to an actual cookbook. There is says, “How to Bake a Cake”, followed by the Methods for making each of the four types mentioned: Vanilla Pound Cake, Chocolate Cake, Apple Cake (Pie?), Following Cake Recipes, and Community Q&A.

Let’s take it from the top with the easiest of the three cakes to bake. It numbers the steps, starting with Method 1 Making Vanilla Pound Cake. Heading the list comes, 1 Gather your ingredients…, 2 Preheat the oven to 325 oF …, 3 Grease a cake pan…, 4 Cream the butter and sugar…, 5 Add the eggs and vanilla, 6 Stir in the cake flour…, 7 Pour the batter into the pan…, 8 Bake the cake for an hour and 15 minutes.

Then it goes on to mention Method 2 Making Chocolate Cake. This is three steps up the ladder of difficulty, taking 12 steps, including number 12 Enjoy! Next comes Method 3 Making Apple Cake. By the number of steps, I would conclude it to be one bit harder, same number of steps, no mention made of enjoying. The last one isn’t actually a recipe, rather general guidelines, Method 4 Following Cake Recipes.

If by now you’re thinking that perhaps this guy hasn’t actually ever baked a cake. Let me tell you that your suspicions are not well founded; maybe not a cake, but I have baked bread, back in the days. And, now that I’m thinking about, I may actually try it sometime in the near future. And, yes, I have had plenty of cake slides in my time.

Well, back to the thought part, of the hands-on thought experiment. Though all is thoroughly mixed, one can, nonetheless, tell certain elements apart. Just like in a chemical compound, with proper care and procedure, you can distinguish its constitutive elements. Even quite ordinary common table salt, is actually the mineral Sodium Chloride (NaCl), made up of the elements Sodium (Na) and Chlorine (Cl). Technically it is an ionic compound made out of sodium (Na+) and Chloride (Cl) ions, as found in the Periodic Table of the Elements. So much for Chemistry 101A.

The point in the above is that, after all is said and done, all the elements in the 8 or 12 steps can be put into four catch-all sacks, imaginary of sorts. I will put these four sacks in quotation marks, to highlight them.

Let’s start with: Method 1 Making Vanilla Pound Cake. I would put it in the “Cake Sack”. Following is: 1 Gather your ingredients… This one is tricky, for there is an embedded one, implicit, in the explicit mention of the ingredients. I would detect as embedded the Recipe set of instructions notion. Thus, I would put it in the “Recipe Sack”. Next, I would single out the actual mentioned step, and put it in the “Ingredients Sack”.

The next step is 2 Preheat the oven to 325 oF … This one is tricky as well, and would require making an argument. From science, again, we have the equivalence of matter and energy, in various forms and levels. But keeping it simple, it would likewise go in the “Ingredients Sack”. The remaining steps, 3 to 8, or else 3 to 11, I would again dip them in “Ingredients Sack”.

However, the last one in Method 2 Chocolate Cake poses a problem, namely, step 12 Enjoy! This one I would dunk in the “Baker Sack”. Of course, there’s a lot more to baking than meets the eye, as any experienced cook knows full well. But even allowing for missing steps, like the proofing pin, or kitchen cookware, and the like, one would find, nonetheless, that all else likewise falls into one or other of the Four Categories, of “Ingredients Sack”, “Recipe Sack”, “Baker Sack”, and “Cake Sack”.

Now, momentarily, hold your judgement. I promised “talk and cook”. Let’s now deliver the first one, “talk”, having actually skipped the order, for “cook” comes second. For convenience sake, we will reserve the double quotations for the Sacks, and the single ones for the wording.

Without straying too far, let’s continue by eating the cake we just baked. The thought that comes to my mind is, ‘Family and friends enjoyed my chocolate cake for dessert’. Same as above, let’s come up with our Four Sacks, catching all there is, leaving nothing unaccounted for.

My suggestion, being the case that we’re herein talking about words, is: “Sentence Sack”, “Subject Sack”, “Verb Sack”, and “Adjective/Object Sack”. My claim is that we can fit all of the contents of the sentence in the above-mentioned set of sacks.

Starting with the whole sentence, ‘Family and friends enjoyed my chocolate cake for dessert’, I would place it in the “Sentence Sack”. Now let’s break it up for analysis, employing basic English 101A grammar. ‘Family and friends’, being the subject in the sentence, I would keep in the “Subject Sack”. Following the subject normally comes the verb. This case is no exception, I would place the verb ‘enjoyed’ in the “Verb Sack”. Lastly, I would safeguard ‘my chocolate cake for dessert’, in the “Adjective/Object Sack”. More precisely, it is direct object, not adjective.

But we could just as well have come up with a sentence such as ‘Family and friends enjoyed greatly my chocolate cake for dessert’, in which case ‘greatly’ would likewise fit in the same bag, properly distinguished.

Now, don’t press me too hard, after all, I am a science, not an English, teacher. But you get the general idea. Well, if I’m not mistaken, that pretty much takes care of all said. All is accounted for, the sentence, as a whole, in the “Sentence Sack”, as well as the sentence chopped up into the respective grammatical parts, namely, “Subject Sack”, “Verb Sack”, and “Adjective/Object Sack”.

Now, let’s hold it back no longer. Let’s jump straight to the conclusion, and do two things at once, for both are essentially the same.

Without any further ado, let’s cut to the chase. Since you’re probably a firm believer in saving time, and being the case that a visual is more user-friendly, I will go ahead and rollout both in the same synoptic figure.

Allow me to fleshout the above synoptic, tightly-packed, figure in an economical number of words. The top row of two refer directly to our core notion of PaRDeS. I just spelled out the acronym PaRDeS = PeshatRémezDerashSod, then translating it into English, as PaRaDiSe = PlainRemiteDiscoverSecret, underlining letters so as to highlight the acronym.

In the second and third rows, each of the four categories have different set of brackets for coding purposes, namely, {}/ [], (), and <>. The heading immediately below the ellipse corresponds to Sod Secret, namely, {Cake}, [Sentence], (Whole), and <Being>. Right underneath it, would correspond to the right triangle, the triad of parts, made up of DerashRémezPeshat DiscoverRemitePlain.

If you will, on the one hand, the whole ellipse of parts, and on the other, the triad parts of the whole. We’ll have more to say about this later on, suffice for the present. As is self-evident, all we did was spell out the acronym PaRDeS PaRaDiSe, from the whole ellipse, into its constituent triad of parts.

Once past this hurdle, nothing to fear: PaRDeS is just pure unadulterated common-sense. Now I must let you go, and trust you will have no problem moving on to catch the spirit of my campaign message in the previous slides as well as those to follow moving forward.

Once you’re convinced that the virtue of things is PaRDeS: PaRDeS is just ReConstitution.

We can now proceed with repairing Washington DC, and the whole wide world, while we’re at it, starting from District 21.

Hence, the lemma, join the Cause and help the Movement, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington Repair.

Yours truly, Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla

 

Join the Cause and help the Movement, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair!

Visit www.pardesism.com, www.Ric4USH21.com, and find my book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101” at Amazon.

Thank you so very much. God bless!

002* Bible Creation Story – PaRDeS, the cornerstone of civilization

Join the PaRDeS Cause, and help the Universal ReConstitution Movement for Washington and World Repair!

Visit my website www.ric4ush21.com, podcasts with pdf, or at iTunes and other places.

I have a calling, born out of enthusiasm; a book to deliver, “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”; and a job to get done, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair!

Title: “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

Subtitle: (PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)

Author: Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla.

Where: At Amazon, in paperback and digital, in English and Spanish translation.

What we create, here and now, reconstitutes the universe!

002* Bible Creation Story – PaRDeS, the cornerstone of civilization

Dear Friends of Dialogue:

The present is built on the past, the future is built from the present, which in turn, is founded on the past. Any way you look at it, starting from the present, any viable future growth plans, necessarily must have clarity as to its primeval origins.

The stumbling block of contemporary modernity is that it all leads to a fork in the remote past, and provides us with a double-standards. On the one hand, we have technology, science, and philosophy, originating ultimately from Athens, Greece, and on the other hand, we have religion, likewise, ultimately originating, but, this time from Jerusalem, Israel.

The unsurmountable challenge to scholarship has always been how to bridge this gap. That is, how to make the connection between Athens Greece and Jerusalem Israel. Contrariwise, we have to forfeit the unattainable holistic view of things. Settling, instead for this split of modernity of secular weekdays, Mondays through Thursdays, and sacred weekends, of Fridays, Shabbaths, and Sundays.

I, too, was trapped in this crossroads of civilization. Fortunately, every cloud has a silver lining. The toll that I paid was high. I quit my Ph. D. program on account of its being mathematical physics, not theoretical physics, as I would have liked. At one point, I too traveled overland to India, quitting my teaching job, and philosophy postgraduate studies, though this might have spurred me to inquire and yet didn’t provide the answers.

But, I pondered, there must be a way out of this labyrinth. It simply doesn’t make any sense. The world is whole, it’s our understanding of things that’s messed up, not the world. Or rather, our misunderstanding of things is what has things in bits and pieces. But, where is the cue? The cue to unravel the puzzle. That is the question.

But, it wasn’t until I came over to the States and discovered my remote roots, that I gained clarity on the subject at hand. As Hispanic, I share the history of Iberia. Well, it happens to be the case that Spain and Portugal have the most diverse populations. Starting with the native Iberians, of course, then, in my twisted timeline, came the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Carthaginians, the Jews, followed by Germanic tribes, then the Arabs. Then these Hispanics, of Hispania, the Roman province, stumbled unto America, and the mixture of natives, so-called Indian, and Conquistadores came about, resulting in today’s mestizaje.

Well, to make a long story, short, I always saw myself as half-&-half, more or less, of Spanish and Indian heritage. Having been brought up under this belief, it shielded me from finding the cue. However, change didn’t come, but until my arrival in Austin, Texas, a more diverse population, than my native Mexico, mostly what is called a testimonial culture, on account of the Aztec and Mayan influences. Well, it was only then that I came to see, that, my previously held belief was not accurate, however much ballpark precise it may very well be the case.

The thing is that Spanish is not just Iberian, the native population. Rather, that Iberian means having Germanic, Jewish, and Arabic heritage, to some degree or other. The reason I’m going through this genealogical narrative is because I am human, too human, and these things do matter, insofar as one’s identity does play a part in putting together one’s worldview of things.

Austin is not Mexico City. Over there, things are old-school, everybody is more or less the same, different shades of brown, granted, but basically, the same all-round. And, those who are not, pretty much stick to themselves, living as in a cloud of soap bubbles. Over here, quite the opposite is true, not altogether, but pretty much so. There’s the Whites and Blacks, as background melting pots, with Native American Indians as interstice pan, and on top of that are the Hispanics, the Jews, the Chinese, the Indians, the Arabs, the Asians, the Africans, the Europeans, and so on. You get the idea.

My discovery was that I share Jewish, Arabic, and Germanic blood. In what measure, I still have to do a DNA test, but that’s not the point. The thing is that cultural heritage goes beyond the specifics of tainting. Of course, each individual is different, independently of what the group might be. Vaguely I have come to realize that I have an inclination towards the Jewish, less so the Arabic, with traces of Germanic. The Jewish, evidently would come from the Sephardic, those who converted, or were converted, to Catholicism back in the year 1492.

For reference, the Sephardic Jews come from Spain and Portugal, and thereafter were received by North African and Arab and Islamic countries. On the other hand, the Ashkenazi Jews come from Germany, Protestant and Roman Catholic, and thereafter were received by Greek Orthodox Eastern Europe countries.

Fast forward, thanks to other-friendly AusTex that I touched base with the Hebrew Bible Torah (תורה). And it was here that my blind shades were removed. I had studied science in college, then philosophy as adult, and had a business in medical device technology, but I had not yet wholeheartedly encountered religion, in spite of having gone to Catholic schools up to Middle School, though been brought up as non-practicing. My encounter with The Holy Language Leshon HaKodesh (לשון הקודש), well past my prime, made the difference. If you want to see things with clarity, without contamination, you have to go to the original version of things. To each its own.

Previous to that event my belief was that these positions, the Greek and Israeli, were irreconcilable. However, these positions aren’t antithesis of each other, unless our world is essentially broken, which it isn’t. For, there’s nothing wrong with the world, if the Creator made it, it’s perfect. There’s nothing wrong with us either, for the same reason, if the Creator made us, we’re perfect as well.

Nevertheless, the world as we know is broken, corrupt, and misguided. How can that be? If the world and we are perfect, then imperfection must slip in through free will, which is nothing other than thought, for thought precedes existence. So, then, it must be only, our view of things, our understanding, or misunderstanding, of things that is flawed. The Mr. Magoo syndrome, if you will. It’s our lens of things that’s under a distortion. What makes things ever worse, is that it is iterative. Meaning, that the more we fix things, the more we make things worse.

Our sole job is making the connection between us and the world, and if we can’t even get that right, we are in a sorry state, hence the present-day perennial crisis of civilization.  The connection is thought, as mentioned above, which is just another way of saying reason. Reason, in turn, must be nothing other than primeval common-sense. So, then, where are we now?

By then, I had already done an incomplete Master’s degree research on the preSocratic thinkers, in Ionia, a Greek colony in Persian territory, today’s northern coast of Turkey, those thinkers that predated the surge of philosophy proper in Athens. There I had discovered three world-stature figures, namely, Thales of Miletus, founder of the Milesian School of the physicists; Xenophanes of Colophon and Parmenides of Elea, founders of the Eleatic School of being-is-and-not-being-is-not; and lastly, the most fascinating of the three, Pythagoras of Samos, founder of the Secret Sect, and School of thought, of the Tetractys and the Triad, respectively.

Well, the gist of the story is that the stepping stone, not only geographically, but also culturally, between, on the one hand, Athens Greece, Greek culture of humanism, and on the other hand, Jerusalem Israel, Jewish culture of monotheism, is none other than Pythagoras of Samos, the Secret Sect and School of Thought of the Pythagoreans. Yes, the same guy responsible for having to learn the Pythagorean theorem by heart of, a-squared plus b-squared is equal to c-squared. Imagine that!

The quick answer is that modern culture springs from the three thinkers of Antiquity, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle; these in turn, follow in the footsteps of Pythagoras, Xenophanes-Parmenides, and Thales; these in turn, and here’s the up-to-now missing link, they got their spark from solely a part of the kernel of the Mosaic Pentateuch Chumash (חמש).

That is to say, each emphasizing a particular aspect of the Whole, respectively. More to the point, the Milesians emphasized the body, the Eleatics emphasized the spirit, and the Pythagoreans twofold, namely, the Secret Sect, emphasized the divine Tetractys, which took off after the Mosaic tetragrammaton Jehovah HaShem (יהוה), whereas the School of Thought, emphasized the human Triad. The Mosaic kernel, as you might suspect, of the Torah Teaching (תורה), at the entry level, I must limit, is nothing other than PaRDeS.

I will have a lot more to say on this matter later on, but for the moment, suffice to say that PaRDeS, an acronym, stands for Body, Mind, and Spirit, and, the Divine.

One more point before I pause, and it should be more abundantly clear and evident by now, the need to put all this in visual synoptic format, for a figure verily saves pronouncing a thousand words. This we will now proceed to do, hoping that the listener and reader finds it in need of no further explanation.

In a nutshell, Modernity goes back, directly, to Athens Greece, then to Ionia, as missing in-between cue, and eventually, to Jerusalem Israel. And Israel is the Bible, and the Bible, ultimately, beyond later developmental beliefs, of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, rests on the five books of Moses, Pentateuch Chumash (חמש). Of these books, there is a first one, as is obvious, called Bere’shith Genesis (בראשית). This book is made up of Parashot Sections (פרשות), of which the first is, again, named Bere’shith Genesis (בראשית). Lastly, one more time, of this one, the very first word is Bere’shith Genesis (בראשית).

Just in case it is not clear, since it all occurred so fast. The point being is that ultimately, civilization, as the cultural heritage of humanity, at least limited to the West, rests on the cornerstone of the Creation Story, whose gist, human science 101 at least, is PaRDeS.

IMHO, my take on the matter is that the sages have known this all along, just never bothered to put it in lay terms that the average Joe and Jane on the street could understand. Like, in keep it simple.

This realization, that after all there is sense to the world, that the prevailing nonsense of our perennial crisis of civilization is due to a misunderstanding stemming from a historical discontinuity, was earth shaking to me, and has taken me close to forever to assimilate its significance. But, now once past the initial shock, the next thing is to share it. Call it out to the four winds. It cannot just lie within me, die with me, with nobody at least having heard of it once. As to what each of us does with it, once having made aware of its existence, is up to each individual, a personal choice.

In conclusion, allow me to put it in thesis form. The hard solution is the Fall, in its place I’m proposing a softer alternative. Simply put, PaRDeS is the primeval common-sense missing link, without which, we’re caught up with a double-standards nonsense of sorts. This is reminiscent of how the native American Indians characterized the settlers, “the white-man speaks with forked tongue”.

Let me put my thesis statement in perspective. Civilization, it all starts with the Creation story of the Bible. The Creation Story provides the bedrock to all of civilization. From it take off the preSocratic thinkers, as we explained above, and from these in turn, takes off the School of Athens of the big three, or triad, of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, the world-renowned philosophers. Ultimately, the West, as we have come to know it, of science and technology.

Newton takes over physics from Aristotle’s natural philosophy and turns it into mathematical philosophy, a return to Pythagoras. This goes on up to today’s state of science. This only proves the point we’re stressing, that ultimately, all goes back to Socrates and the preSocratics, who are indebted to the Bere’shith Genesis (בראשית) 1:1-2:3 Creation Story of Moses.

The sequence is as follows: religion founds philosophy, philosophy founds science, and science founds technology, as applied science. Let me say it one more time, forward speaking, as it were. Religion founds philosophy, philosophy founds science, science founds technology. Or backward speaking, as it were, that technology is founded on science, science on philosophy, and philosophy on religion. All three of the World’s religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, are founded on the Bible’s Creation Story of the Torah Teaching (תורה) of Moses.

For those who are more visual, I would place the divine, as a bubble, and within it, the human, as a triad, of body, mind, and spirit. This is just another way of saying, one, the Divine, and then secondly, the spirit, followed by the mind, and lastly, the body.

Overall, the four-level overarching scheme is PaRDeS, same that we represent as a bubble, the divine, and within it spirit, mind, and body, that put together as a right-triangle, of a triad. No more the disjunctive of the double standards, of faith and fact divide.

In what follows we’ll try to make the case that the way to go in reconstituting the social edifice is by way of PaRDeS. That is to say, PaRDeS Reconstitution for Washington and World repair.

In any case, for the most part, my discourse is centered in Bere’shith Genesis (בראשית) Bible Creation Story. It comprises in all thirty-four (34) verses, 1:1-2:3.

 

Yours truly, Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla

 

Join the Cause and help the Movement, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair!

Visit www.pardesism.com, and find my book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101” at Amazon.

 

Thank you so very much. God bless!

001* I have a Calling to serve, a Message to deliver, and a Job to get done!

Join the PaRDeS Cause, and help the Universal ReConstitution Movement for World Repair!

Visit my website www.ric4ush21.com, podcasts with pdf, or at iTunes and other places.

I have a calling, born out of enthusiasm; a book to deliver, “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”; and a job to get done, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for World Repair!

Title: “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”

Subtitle: (PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)

Author: Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla.

Where: At Amazon, in paperback and digital, in English and Spanish translation.

What we create, here and now, reconstitutes the universe!

001* I have a Calling to serve, a Message to deliver, and a Job to get done!

Dear Friends of dialogue:

Join the PaRDeS Cause, and help the Universal ReConstitution Movement for World Repair!

I am Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla, and I am running for the United States Congress for Texas’ District 21 in the House of Representatives.

Firstly, I have a calling to serve born out of enthusiasm.

It all started two scores and a few years ago, back in Mexico City, where I had a business making infant incubators. Suddenly, gaining an awareness, as if listening to soundness, that I was not meant to be making infant incubators, but, rather, incubators for the human spirit!

This was around my mid-life crisis, not an uncommon occurrence to embark on a second sailing. Verily, the wise books of antiquity say that the owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk.

I go a long way back and have a very diverse knowledge base. University of Texas at Austin, Physics B.Sc.; Imperial College London, Mathematical Physics DIC (Masters); Iberian American University MBA, Mexico City; and National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, incomplete graduate studies in Philosophy.

As for teaching, I taught graduate level at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City for three years, and going on twelve at Austin ISD since coming over. I started teaching science at the ALC, Alternative Learning Center, later at the Gardner-Betts Travis County Juvenile Justice, first at Detention, and of late at Leadership Academy, a residential long-term placement facility.

Secondly, to the message that I have to deliver.

I came to Austin back in 2002, and started writing right away, seven books up to date. The first two books came out as twins, “Friends of Dialogue (The quest of keeping the heart – a philosophy of practice)”, and, “Dialogue of Friends (Making sense of the human spirit – a practice of philosophy)”.

The intermediate ones were scaffoldings to the seventh book, with a watershed breakthrough book standing out, namely, “Triads (The preSocratic origins of dialogical science)”. However, it wasn’t but until the seventh book, that I finally felt having reached my quest. It is “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101 (PaRDeS primevalism ~ treeseeding our original common-sense on the Bible’s Creation Story 1:1-2:3; World ReConstitution, from Crisis City to PaRaDiSe Earth)”.

Third, and finally, to the Job that needs doing.

The buck stops with me, because I so choose. Change starts with me as well, here and now.

I couldn’t agree more with what the University of Texas at Austin says, “What starts here, changes the World”.

We are living the age when the perennial crisis of civilization transitions from chronic to acute phase. I witness everywhere and always, a broken, corrupt, and misguided world.

The fact of the matter is that we live in a globalized world, wherein, nothing changes, unless and until, everything changes. The takeaway in all this is not to let a good crisis go to waste.

Where there is a will, there is a way. As if out of the blue sky, opportunity presents itself. The incumbent representative for the US House district 21 decides to retire, after a long thirty years of service, leaving an open seat.

Top-down leadership from Washington by itself won’t do. What is needed is additionally a grassroots movement energized by a worthy cause.

So, then, where best to start changing things, if not at the very heartland of Texas, from Austin to San Antonio and the Hill Country?

Let’s start the ReConstitution, the PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for World Repair.

 

Yours truly, Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla

 

Join the Cause and help the Movement, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for World Repair!

Visit www.pardesism.com, and find my book “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101” at Amazon.

 

Thank you so very much. God, bless!