Friday, November 25, 2011

Toward Peace: A Next Layer of Social Order In History


What’s in it for you? There’s so much power in the hands of so many, that almost anyone in a 5th Generation Warfare time (nets and jets) can destroy a tremendous amount, so we need to work ‘toward peace’ by honoring what came before by applying it well, so that we may do well and live long in the promise. What is below attempts to do this with comprehensive beauty.

Who says? Read along, please. Works of wise and reverent ones are the basis for this work.

Thanks! Chuck

My calling is trying to help organize the conducting of a next era of social order in history, toward peace.

Conducting, as a train conductor, as an orchestra conductor, as a conductor of electricity.

First in order of complexity, this conducting would be like staying on track—wait, that’s more the engineer’s job. The conductor on a train takes tickets and sees to the passengers and the re cord keeping.

The symphony orchestra conductor follows the total score.

The electricity conductor is more complex. The bais is this: When a good man dies, great power is released into the field of time, like the generation of electricity. To use this power to best effect, transmitting, transforming, etc., that’s electricity conducting. It’s an honoring of father and mother, it’s an appreciation of the past.

Now, we do and will live in many social orders. These are represented by calendars. Here I follow Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, The tribal order is with us as community holidays. The empire order is with us as work and business schedules. The ecclesiastical calendar manifests the Israel social order. The Greeks are with us as educational calendars.

ERH (Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy) held to this sequence of social orders. Tribe, Empire, Israel, Greece, He Who Reversed The Trend (Jesus Christ), the Church as Israel without the exclusiveness, the Nation-State [and Science] as Empire without slavery, and we are now confronted with the task of the Tribes without perpetual war, ‘socio-stuff’. The church has liturgy, science has the scientific method, and we must now apply the covenant sequence to the tribe.

Science is that arm of the church that is allowed to investigate to find out how much can be learned by treating the universe as dead. After The One True God conquered the other gods (of rivers, storms, etc.) so that these other gods did not have to be charmed before action could be taken, science could proceed. Church, Heavens Above; Science, Waters Under the Earth; A Next Layer, The Earth Beneath (People Made of Dust).

There is also the Jordan sequence (Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future) which sees history as a succession of emphases on, respectively, The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Thus, Tribes, Nations, Cosmopolitan before Jesus, and Church, Christian State, University (700 year periods) after.

A third system, based on ERH, is limned in Clint Gardner’s ‘Beyond Belief,’ Chapter 5. Starting with the Papal Revolution in the 11th C., each national revolution follows the sequence of Imperative, Subjective, Narrative, and Objective. Jordan calls these Law, Lyric, Evaluation, Fact unto new Torah.
I’ll summarize Gardner later. But my 4 are Comprehensive Beauty, How To Make Your Communities Better, The Symphony of Peace/History, and House of Singing Times (calendar). These will be explained more later.

Other works to follow are the lectures of ERH at Dartmouth, especially the new DVD material on Universal History 1949-1956. These are available from, and can be found from a link at There are other DVDs of lectures also, and each DVD contains several aaudio sets of lectures, and all the lectures in transcript. ERH sang his ideas into his students, so the audio experience is crucial. There are some books free online at also.

Friday, Novermber 24, A. D. 2011/ThyatiraBmoY (ThyatraYMMM!), The Twelve Sheba, Mo’ed/Season of Blessed are the Merciful (and Woe in Matthew 23), SardisCORAM (Celebration Of Resurrection Anno Mundi) 861. © Charles Howard Hartman. Use freely, non-commercially, with attribution.

Tomorrow, Lord willing, I apply a marketing case study by Jay Abraham to some part of either or both of Joint Venture Projects, or A Next Layer of Social Order

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