Trispectivism going free! ebook handout

After some thoughts about goals and my approach and ideals in life I have decided to give the book for free. In this new and exciting world of unlimited possibilities on the web and beyond, the non commercial, sharing and interchanging should be the motto for many of the things we do. A few years ago, during my travels, I came across a book in Savannah, GA. I adore books so I was curious. I looked around to see who it might belong to and saw no one. Gently, I lifted it and open the hard cover. To my complete surprise and awe in the first page was described, in nice handwriting, that the book is a free traveling book, meaning, you can take it, read it and be kind enough to put it somewhere for the next person to enjoy. I was so excited to be a part of that trust and share that this experience marked me for life. The book turn out to be excellent and a week later I left it on a park bench in Marin county, CA.

Even though the self publication did cost me some money and I am really far from being rich (academic in Humanities and material reward are far from being best friends), I realized that giving the book is much more rewarding. That being said, if you like the book and you and your friends can afford it, please feel free to contribute by making a purchase (paperback or kindle). The ebook presented here can be downloaded in the kindle version (you can download free kindle reader for pc) or in pdf.

Moreover, if you enjoyed reading the whole or parts of it and you think it might be helpful and interesting to others, please feel free to write something about it. You can also use any part of the book and the posts in this blog for what ever purpose you like. This book is a conversation, if you like, one that I cannot have with all who wants to read it, thus, it is up to you to continue it. Thus, if you wish to add whatever creation of your own, please feel free to do so, in a book of you own, in your blog and if you contact me, right here. Beyond doubt, it is interaction that connects the unreachable universal and the open and friendly individuals we are. Enjoy!!!

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Hermeticism, the Origin of Trispectivism

Tehuti_hermesWhen I lived in Guatemala and attended to a retreat center called “Las Pirámides del Ka” I was recommended a book about an interesting perspective of life. The book concerned an ancient philosophy known as Hermeticism, which was formed from writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. One of the many websites devoted to Hermeticism states that “The Hermetists believe and teach that The All, “in itself,” is and must ever be Unknowable. They regard all the theories, guesses and speculations of the theologians and metaphysicians regarding the inner nature of The All as but the childish efforts of mortal minds to grasp the secret of the Infinite.” This passage refers to the Kybalion philosophy on Gnostic. The Kybalion is one interpretation of the Hermetist All (you can find a link here, chapter IV). I do not agree, however, to the idea that the writing is too complicated to comprehend and that a mortal mind cannot grasp the divine reflection (a quite repetitive notion in all religions). The difficulty it projects is that if the passage itself is said by mortal mind, who can actually know what is really is to grasp which makes is no different than many French philosopher that like to poster and sound too complicated in order to be appreciated (a future post about the subject is under construction).

This citation certainly does not explain what this philosophy is, yet it relates to the driven passion of the unknown behind it. In Trispectivism, I do not refer to Hermeticism but more to my perception of what it can present to us in a more pragmatic point of view.

Today, after more than two millenniums, human interpretation regarding Hermeticism varies from a belief to an order or cult, and almost to a religion. You can read about it on the Internet and have your own interpretation, but what I wish to achieve by discussing it is to provide a background to what I refer to as Trispectivism. Actually, you do not have to understand Hermeticism and the theory of The All to comprehend the idea and application of Trispectivism; it is more than enough to know that it was an important milestone. Thus, by no means do I want to be considered a Kybalian, a Hermetist, or a member any kind of group, religion, or belief. As many new theories in life, trispectivism is a derivation, an interpretation in order to facilitate self-awareness by the means of an ancient, yet to be fully understood, philosophy.

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Trispectivism, what it is all about?

What is trispectivism, well, etymologically speaking, the word is constructed from three parts: tri, which means “three”; spectiv, which derives from the Latin word specere, meaning “to look”; and the suffix ism, which, when added to a word, usually indicates an act, state, theory, belief, or principle.

It basically means that a person, any person, always have the trispectivism in mind, the division into three perspectives. According to this division, there are three different unitemporal and omnipresent aspects that create the basics of trispectivism:

  • The individual
  • The universal
  • The interaction, the unity of the two

The concept, as such, is not new, and those who have never heard of it will not feel lost or confused for the simple reason that it is as natural as living. Every living creature has it, feels it, and realizes and reacts to it, subconsciously or not.

Trispectivism is what we should think of whenever we want to have a more profound understanding about any aspect—think about the individual, the I or the individual All; secondly, think about the universal, the collective aspect, the universal All; and lastly, think about the Intercommunication, Interconnection or Interdependence between the two.

Hand_with_Reflecting_Sphere, M. C. Escher

The degree of each of the three aspects that you should consider differs with the concept you are analyzing. Using trispectivism means that first you should consider the issue (any issue) as a complete All in which you find the universal All as every aspect that has an effect on it, no matter direct or indirect, lasting or brief. From that universal All, you can now extract aspects and see as an individual All.

Every time you examine one aspect, your perspective changes and an important introspective process is unavoidable. This introspection, or analysis, is actually the third concept of trispectivism, meaning the Interconnection of the individual All with the universal All.

Difficult or seems too imaginative to grasp? Like any perspective we are not accustomed to, it is hard to comprehend without examples. This is why I wrote this book, to present the reader with some insight about the life we share and as many examples, ideas and aspects to ponder about as it is possible to fit in 287 pages. In this blog, I will continue with this task and write about trispectivism in life (as well as other useful references).