16/09/2015

Organic power vs Politic power

Alan Watts was a British writer and philosopher known for his task in the study and divulgation of the world’s religions since the 70’s. Before that he was an Episcopal priest, who always nourished his knowledge in a self educated way, publishing his first work about Zen in 1932. Since the 70’s he has been considerate one of the biggest experts and speakers of oriental and comparative religions. The present video is a fragment of one of more than 400 talks and recordings preserved.

Organic power against political power is the conceptual difference that provides the back bone to Alan Watts’ reflection in one of his philosophic dissertation, which brings us to the private scenario of his universe. This is filled with rich concepts for the understanding of collective consciousness, unity of thought in a critical sense, not dogmatic but shared, seed of the actual concept of consensus. Ensemble versus unity and unity as an ensemble.

Alan Watts died in 1973, after May 69’, before the oil crisis, the fall of welfare, Berlin’s wall fall and the reformulation of capitalism into a ferocious model globalized those days. Both parts of the world, (Orient and Occident) live with resource, environment, and politics and rights crisis brought by that model.  Today, more than 40 years later, his speech is still current: concept of organic politic, where the function of each part affects themselves as well as the whole. It makes us deeply reflect about going all at ones, if it is possible and about how we are parts of a whole, bounded unities supposed to be synchronized, going in tempo.

If we have an individual love relationship towards the world and ourselves we are able to delegate, more precisely, to trust. If we let go our minds control and therefore our actions, trusting our fellow men in all its integrating parts, could we function as an organism, as a whole where each part knows what, when and how to behave and act? Would it be possible? Observe the metronomes.