Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Harmonizing Evolutionary Convergence

Glossary Menus

List of terms


In Panosophy, Absolute denotes what is ineffably experienced in union with the Divine, where the experiencer, as an apparently separate being, dissolves into the Formless—as the union of Nonduality and the relativistic, dual world of form.


In Panosophy, the concept of abstraction can first be viewed as the process of viewing the waves and currents on and beneath the vast Ocean of Consciousness as apparently separate beings. As it is illusory to view these abstractions as disconnected from the underlying Reality, they are māyā in the world of form.

academic disciplines

As the analytical mind is constantly seeking to divide the world we live in into categories, the world of learning has been fragmented into a multitude of specialist academic disciplines. This is a problem that much troubled David Bohm, who opened Wholeness and the Implicate Order with these words:


Denotes the Absolute alone. Advaita is not a philosophy or religion and should not be confused with Advaita-Vedanta, one of the three branches of Vedanta, the others being Dvaita-Vedanta (‘dualistic’) and Vishishtavaita-Vedanta (‘quaified nondualism’).

When we know the nondual Absolute in the depth of our being, we know that there is no separate entity that can be said to do or own anything; there is no doership or ownership.

Advaita is thus a way of life that is grounded on the Absolute, like Zen and Tao.

Age of Light

The Age of Light is the last of the four stages of some fourteen billion years of evolution. The first three stages are represented by the horizontal line on the left of the schema for the Grand Design of the Universe. The final stage is depicted by the vertical lines, showing evolution taking a radically new change of direction, complementing traditional involutionary spiritual paths, such as Jñāna yoga.

aggregation hierarchy

In Integral Relational Logic, aggregation hierarchy indicates ‘part-of’ relationships between members of classes, as entities.

A familiar example is an organization chart in business, where humans are members of sections, which are parts of departments, as parts of divisions, as parts of companies, and as parts of conglomerates, each with their own leader.


To be alone is to be ‘all-one’, living in Oneness, in solitude. As such aloneness is a truly beautiful situation, which can turn sour if there is any longing for the situation to be different, when aloneness becomes loneliness, a mental disturbance.


Alpha denotes ‘beginning’, the Divine Origin of the Cosmos, the Ultimate Source of Life. The Alpha Point of evolution is thus the Datum, denoting the starting point of all creative growth processes, not at some point in the distant past, but right Now, beyond space and time, as the two dimensions of time indicate.


Ambivalence was coined to mean ‘the coexistence in one person of contradictory emotions or attitudes, such as love and hatred, towards a person or thing’. Such ambivalent feelings can feel very uncomfortable, leading to indecision and so-called weakness as the opposites flip-flop in the mind. One way of dealing with ambivalence is to repress one or other of these opposites, pushing it into the unconscious, where it nevertheless continues to influence behaviour unless brought to the surface and carefully examined in the brilliant light of Consciousness.