Reality Shift – by Mike Kay, guest on Jack Heart blogspot
[ Editor’s note: Discovered this train of consciousness on Jack Heart’s blog. A different drummer march. Erica P. Wissinger ]
Yet what is especially interesting about reality is that there is a shared aspect of it, a sort of collective dream. This dream has all the characteristics of existence integral to it, including a bent, a perspective, and like all such things is subject to change.
Even the most banal of histories admits that unique ages are intrinsic to the experience of mankind. These ages are characterized by certain qualities for which they become known. The Enlightenment, for example, of the 17th and 18th centuries is generally perceived as a positive development. Most would attribute the development of science to this age, as well as more ephemeral characteristics, such as an abandonment of “superstition”, and the elevation of reason.
In effect, Enlightenment philosophy and perspectives comprise the foundation upon which the vast majority of modern institutions and organizations are built, from the governmental system of the United States, to the belief that physical sciences hold the key to life…