Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Harmonizing Evolutionary Convergence

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Integral Relational Logic

Integral Relational Logic is the commonsensical art and science of reason, intelligence, and consciousness that we all implicitly use every day to form concepts and organize our ideas in tables or relations and semantic networks or mathematical graphs.

It has become explicit in the Cosmic Psyche by taking the abstractions of mathematics, computer science, and information systems modelling methods underlying the Internet to the utmost level of generality. What this means is that Integral Relational Logic does not belong to any specialist discipline of learning. Rather, like the Internet, it is transcultural and transdisciplinary.

However, it is not possible to say what Integral Relational Logic is without the life experience that has brought it into manifest existence. Furthermore, any description of the experience is not the experience.

Indeed, as neither time nor experience are referred to in the definition of Integral Relational Logic, even describing the events in my life and those of others that have led to the emergence of this universal system of thought does not describe where I am today. For they have taken place in the horizontal dimension of time, whereas I now live in Stillness at the end of time, ready for the imminent death of our species and my own body.

So, this system of thought is not based on any previous approaches to human learning, which tend to be fragmented and one-sided. Rather, its development starts afresh at the very beginning, at the Divine Origin of the Universe. This is because what can best be described as a big bang exploded in the utmost depths of my psyche at 11:30 on 27th April 1980, as I was strolling across Wimbledon Common to the pub to lunch.

This, in turn, has carried me from the Alpha to the Omega Point of evolution, where I view the Totality of Existence from a Holoramic perspective. It is in this way that Integral Relational Logic provides the Cosmic Context, Gnostic Foundation, and coordinating framework for the Theory of Everything, as the solution to the ultimate problem of human learning, which Albert Einstein spent the last thirty years of his life trying to solve.

What is alternatively called the Unified Relationships Theory or Panosophy has led to the holistic art and science of evolution, which brings the Origin of the Universe, and hence Life, into evolutionary studies, which Charles Darwin omitted in On the Origin of Species in 1859.

However, it is not clear to me how even the existence of Integral Relational Logic in written form could help my fellow human beings with their lives. When I set out to answer the most critical unanswered questions in science in 1980, I did so because I could see that the global economy holds the seeds of its own destruction within it.

So, as it is not possible to represent the value of information in the financial modelling methods of economists, bankers, and accountants, I ingenuously thought that we could use the modelling methods of information systems architects to cocreate a harmonious system of governance for the benefit of us all.

But, because I was enjoying myself with the irrepressible creative energies constantly pouring through me, it took me many years before the spiritual practice of Jñāna yoga helped me to be free of my frustrations with the world at large. For I did not fully appreciate the intransigent depths of the cultural conditioning that people share with their families, friends, and associates, especially their attachment to money, as the primary immortality symbol.

What Life has taught me at the end of a long life is that the sole purpose in life is to complete the Cosmogonic Cycle, returning Home to Wholeness, from which we have never left. And once we know this in the utmost depths of being, we realize that there is no purpose in life. Thinking there is is an egoic or anthropocentric perspective, viewed from the first and second tiers in the spectrum of consciousness.

So, if we are to realize that the Cosmos is ultimately quite meaningless, we can only do so by awakening to total revolution in union with the Divine in the third tier, as Vimala Thakar urged us to do in 1984 in Spirituality and Social Action: A Holistic Approach. Nothing else matters as we rapidly approach the inevitable extinction of our species.


As what has been happening to me since 1980 is unprecedented in the entire history of human learning, it took me many years before I began using the term Integral Relational Logic, as I gradually understood how evolution was becoming fully conscious of itself within us humans, much as Julian Huxley and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin foretold in the 1950s in ‘Transhumanism’ and The Human Phenomenon, respectively.

In the mid 1980s, when I was meeting David Bohm, I called this emerging system of thought Implicate Relational Logic, unifying his theory of the Implicate Order with Ted Codd’s relational model of data, which I had learnt about in the early 1970s, when working as an information systems designer in a sales office for IBM in London.

However, I realized that what is implicate within all of us was actually becoming explicated within me. So, neither implicate nor explicate were appropriate epithets.

Accordingly, when I rejoined IBM in Stockholm in 1990, I called this universal system of thought Dynamic Conceptual Modelling, unifying the relational model of data with object-oriented modelling methods, which I then began learning about.

However, emphasizing the business aspects of what was within me was taking me too far outside myself. So, when I took early retirement from IBM in 1997, Dynamic Conceptual Modelling became simply Relational Logic as ‘a method of organizing all knowledge into a coherent whole’.

This was the term I used in my first book in 2004 titled The Paragonian Manifesto: Revealing the Coherent Light of Consciousness, intended as a spiritual replacement for The Communist Manifesto, which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published in 1848.

However, if I remember correctly, someone told me that the term Relational Logic was already being used by people with quite different experiences from my own. So, when I wrote a magnum opus in the early 2010s, as a trilogy on Wholeness, Part I gave an extensive exposition of Integral Relational Logic, as I understood it at the time.

This designation was perhaps influenced by Ken Wilber’s integral philosophy, even though he wrote in A Theory of Everything, “The holistic quest is an ever-receding dream, a horizon that constantly retreats as we approach it, a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that we will never reach”.

As almost no one has read the Wholeness trilogy or any of the other books and articles I have written since then, I continue to enjoy the bliss of solitude, still wondering what Integral Relational Logic might mean in the collective in a meaningless Universe.