Proscription includes an infallibility concerned with banning, restraining, and restricting. Proscriptive dogmas frequently concern denouncing, condemning, prohibiting, ostracizing, and forbidding. Religious dogmas are often about marginalizing those who are different and rejecting societies disenfranchised. Proscription is performing a belligerency of extirpation against those considered heretical and/or diatribing against those who disagree. Proscriptive religions perform holy wars, crusades, jihads, and inquisitions. Proscription is a destruction of, an evisceration of, an extermination of those who dare-to-differ from a religions inextinguishable and infallible view of reality. Proscriptive dogmas are often about restricting, an infraction, and a denaturalizing of Nature’s revelations and gifts.
To study Nature’s patterns-and-order of cyclicity, unity, symmetry, connections, energy, etc. can lead to a meaningful and balanced life. Allowing oneself to have an openness to experience Nature’s great elixir (life) gives us those energetic transmutative properties to self-evolve. To be one with Nature, and to follow Nature, can fill us with energy, help to satisfy the needs of being a human, and at the same time help bring harmony and balance to life. Gregg Braden declared, “it’s all about being in harmony and balance with the patterns of nature.” (20th Cent) A search for our natural Self is a search for truth(s). I state that without Nature, I am nothing. I encourage the readers to expeditiously be a tenacious intrepid explorer by actively embracing, investigating, and experiencing the natural world, the world of human nature, and your own world. It was a journey I got a late start on, but I have come to realize the truth and the wisdom in the old adage of it is “better late than never.”
Nature inspires, Nature is endlessly incredible, and Nature forces us to make decisions! Only humans have the ability to be self-aware and self-reflect on our condition in life, and make choices in our life. Do we make the necessary decisions within the confines of Nature that allow us to satisfy our human needs? Do we cover-up Nature, human nature, and our own nature? Or, do we discover Nature in all its forms? Do we realize that no one can escape Nature, and thus we let Nature be our guide by accepting, trusting, respecting, and cooperating with it. If we truly allow ourselves to experience Nature (life) and harness the forces of Nature, it will take us where we need to go. Turn to Nature —–> it is our greatest teacher. When we turn to Nature we will find that Nature nourishes us, protects us, and provides for our needs.
We humans have inherited a certain culture depending on the family and society we are born into. We inherit culturally preset norms through imprintation and socialization. Through preset normalization patterns we can develop a distorted view of Nature –> an unnatural view. I maintain a distorted view of Nature is a contravention view of Nature that amounts to a denaturing movement away from Nature –> an unnatural disconnection against the laws of the natural world. Certain cultural norms can lead us to acquire some very unnatural ways in our attempts to satisfy our natural instincts and drives. Unnatural behaviors are often a compliance with cultural norms and societal expectations instead of cooperating with our innate natural inclinations. Unnatural behaviors are a violation and a movement away from Nature instead of cooperating with Nature. The many unnatural behaviors we can develop are misguided attempts to fulfill our many wants instead of satisfying inherent needs. In the Theory of Balanceology, I present a detailed discussion related to Needology (natural needs) vs. Wantology (acquired wants).
I postulate that a cooperative view of Nature is really a “harmony view” of Nature (Peter, 2002), instead of an opposition or conquest view. A cooperative view of Nature is having a receptivity with Nature that helps lead to a balance-centered living-in-balance life. I assert that cooperating with Nature is being in Nature’s Cathedral —-> physically being outside. Humans have built huge physical cold brick-and-mortar cathedral structures in their hierophanic need for proof of a diety. I entertain that a much healthier way is to experience the wonders of natural world by being-out-in Nature. Howard Clinebell’s book and theory of Ecotherapy (1996), discusses the beneficial healing effects that come from being-out-in Nature. Research has verified that just being in the natural world has psychological, emotional, and physical health advantages. Studies indicate that interacting with Nature has effects similar to meditation (calmness and relaxation) that can help alleviate and/or produce —-> headache relief, lowering of blood pressure, managing of stress, and having sleep benefits. I rejoice being-out-in Nature, and the tonic analeptic pick-me-up it gives me.
It has been crucial for me to study and experience my Cosmic, biological, and cultural inheritance. It has been important to study and experience Nature, human nature, and the human condition. I try to study and experience my own nature, my own developmental history, and how human nature is expressed in me; i. e. Who am I?, What am I?, and What is my place in the Cosmos? We can’t escape Nature! We can only oppose Nature, and that opposition will have serious costs. Mother Nature is of physics (atoms), chemistry (molecules), and biology (cells) and She generally does what She wants to do. For Fritjof Capra, “cooperate with nature rather than fight it.” (1988) I now realize that having an acquiescence and affirmation of the natural world instead of fighting it, is makes it easier for us to navigate life. A significant component of this natural world confirmation for me has been to try and understand how my instinctual needs are expressed in us. I have discovered the importance of experiencing my inborn needs and to work with Nature in order to satisfy them. To cooperate with Nature, will allow us to learn from Nature.