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In-Dust-Realization

June 10, 2010

Good Morning.

Thought I’ll touch upon what is going to be a major theme as I add my thoughts to this blog.

In-dust-realization.

Definition: The anti-dote to Industrialization.

Why, you may be asking yourself, do you need an antidote to Industrialization? Isn’t it the movement that has brought us all these amazing things? Power? Cheap everything? Cars? Planes? Trains? Factories? Jobs? Growth? Money? Modern Medicine? Speed? Machines? Cheap machines? Toys? Wage Slavery? Treadmill Existences? Pollution? Exploitation? Brutal exploitation? Busyness?

Yes, it’s all true. The same thing that has brought us so many perceived benefits has also brought us many real ills.

And the worst of it is that all of the perceived benefits are just that. Chimeras. Living in a sell-side world, we’ve begun to believe the spin. Mother culture has indoctrinated us so deeply that we take our slavery as a boon.

The opposite of industrialization is In-Dust-Realization. Coming back to the root of our existences.

From dust we became and dust we shall be, eh?

And yet, every day, for the better of 4 centuries, the industrial revolution has moved us away from our root, our origins. It has a punishing, crushing history for those brave enough to delve into it. Pitiless, expolitative, creativity destroying, relentless…. those are the words that come to mind.

It is, like every other dominant way of being, based on creating it’s own momentum. It was not like this 400 years ago. But it is now a torrent and it is everywhere. And it’s momentum is well nigh irresistible.

So, how do we go from industrial to in-dust-real?

One of my challenges here is to share with you a way from here to there.

And mind you, ultimately, the two are incompatible. They are anti-thetical to each other’s existences. I’ve made my choices along the way, taken the fork on the road less traveled.

It’s not easy to wriggle out of the arms of mother culture, but it can be done.

There are giant’s in whose footsteps we can follow.

More as we go along.

Slow down, you move too fast….

You’ve got to make the morning last…..

🙂

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Kyle Sword permalink
    June 10, 2010 7:40 pm

    Hello Anadianant,

    I just wanted to say that I’m really liking some of your postings, it sums up, in short, all of the situations I’ve been pondering for the last 5 years of my 17 year young life. Ever since I was in 6th Grade I have been nonstop grubbing for any and all information to feed through my filter. Most of it seemed to come as if from nowhere, which is strongly leading me to believe I may have some Multidimensionalistic properties. I find it odd that someone my age knows about the modern workings of society, both good and evil, the past in all it’s deceitful yet pseudo-comforting glory, and even clear pictures and rationalistic views of the near future, although most of the futuristic scenarios are depressing and very discouraging. I also know of the ways in which modern religion is strung as a mass control mechanism, as Einstein so eloquently called it “the opiate of the masses”. I believe there is good and evil in this world, as it is blatantly obvious that evil is winning right. What I can’t escape is the feeling that if I do try to help, I will be thought of as a lunatic, or a Paranoid Schizophrenic psycho. Furthermore I just have to say that I have fine understanding of almost everything around me, including nuclear, biological, psychological, societal, and galactic and universal interactions.

    Sorry for the rant, I just have to talk to someone.

    Sincerely, Kyle Sword

    • June 10, 2010 7:59 pm

      Kyle,

      Welcome. I’m very glad to hear that my writing resonates with you. Also very heartening to see someone as young as you feel comfortable with claiming an understanding so many of life’s so called ‘mysteries’. I say so called because they are not really mysteries at all. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, everything is written in the tablet that is life, clear as day.
      Read along, I plan on developing on many of these themes that I have just begun to touch upon.
      And feel free to dialouge with me and other readers via the comment section.
      Again, good to have you here.

  2. January 29, 2011 8:36 pm

    Hi Anadianant,
    I wonder if you have heard of Masanobu Fukuoka, who wrote The One-Straw Revolution? If not, you are in for a treat.
    Another very interesting voice is Christopher Alexander, especially his recent 4 volume work, The Nature of Order.
    He is working to reverse some of what you are talking about as it applies to architecture. Fukuoka did the same thing, applying his realizations about Nature or Reality into the context of argricultiure.

    • January 30, 2011 8:30 am

      Brian, thanks for the names. I’ll look them up.
      I found, in Hugo Kukelhaus, the voice that made me think of Architecture with new eyes. Truly “organic”, and original thinking. I try to embrace insights like these into my own design practice.

      Books may be hard here in India but I’m sure I can read up on them the net. If you have any particular links, please share.

  3. February 16, 2015 10:12 am

    Ha! It’s great that you’ve actually written a blog on this. I just googled for this because, living in Bangalore, I realized that I’m surrounded by dust and debris.

    My definition of “In dust realization”: The realization that you are surrounded by dust and debris.

    Also see: http://cargocollective.com/annamalina/IN-DUST-REALISATION

    • February 16, 2015 6:23 pm

      🙂 Yep, so many ways to slice it, doesn’t sound good, does it? Ashes to Ashes and dusty to Dustier….poor Bangalore, she was a pretty city once upon a time, I remember, was here in the early 70’s,playing cricket on what is now the Indra Nagar BDA complex…thanks for sharing, the link too…

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