Saturday, August 18, 2012

98. From HAVING to BEING : The principle of chromatic perception or reasoning. A group communication game for better decision making

Introduction:



For more on this subject see:
http://10-colored-logics.blogspot.gr/2012/08/introduction.html


The main goal of this post is to have a better understanding of the selves and egos of people, and  play with a scale of attention and awareness of the soul-consciousness that may help the people to awaken about themselves and help the civilization to raise its frequency 



In ancient Greek literature (e.g. Aristotle) there is The principle of the chromatic perception and reasoning
(Αρχή του αποχρώντος λόγου) . 
There are many interpretations of this principle and the most usual but oversimplified is as one of the mathematical rules (of using sufficient assumptions) for correct arguments.

When sometimes it is said that "your reasoning is colored" , is is usually meant with a negative meaning, as having a lot of bias and not true logic on facts. Here nevertheless we proceed with a totally more comprehensive and positive approach, where all "chromatic bias" in reasoning is explored in a positive and even healing sense, for the wholeness of individual and social life. 
Here we develop a full interdisciplinary interpretation by far beyond pure mathematics with many points of contact with psychology, physics and medicine, philosophy of personal development, sociology, and even cross civilization points of contact of western and eastern civilizations and beyond! 

COLORS ARE A SIMPLE UNIVERSAL ALPHABET , ON WHICH A WHOLE LANGUAGE WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF MEANINGS CAN BE CREATED. 

The frequency here of the colors from infrared to violet is increasing which is a symbol, that a personality with a "logic" of higher color frequency, tends to create a human body of higher frequency (where here by the bodily frequency we mean that relevant to the spin of electrons, protons and neutrons). Higher bodily frequency means closer and easier interaction of spirit with matter and easier function of the consciousness. All the spectrum of each logic is necessary for an integrated decision making, but usually a personality is focus to a particular "Logic"




And a preliminary remark for color-blind people: What matters here is not so much the colors, which maybe simply a code (we could as well number the logics 1,2,3....) but the kind of differences of the reasoning that seems to be rooted in our personalities, and the world.  The balance of partiality and wholeness.

Perspectives:


1) Personal development perspective:
To develop better and more sensitive integrated and parallel  thinking.

We accuse logic and we prefer emotions. But there is not only one logic. 
Logic here is not in the mathematical sense. It is more of a direction of reasoning and perspective  of biased thinking.
Utilizing many colored logics in deciding and finding the feelings for our actions, may radically improve the success of our efforts and achievements. 
By engaging many colored logics as our chance of expression, we may improve human relations, and liberate them from lies, fear, feelings of guilt, humiliation, superstitions,   pretence and deception.

The self or ego spectrum of  the above colors, inside the mortal personality are as follows:

1) Infrared hat =I am that I have/ I need (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
2) red hat = I am that  I feel /I desire (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
3) yellow hat =I am that I do /I connect (or I synthesize) (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
4) green hat =I am that I love  (emotion of unity)/ I an in emotions (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
5) turquoise hat =I am that  I express (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
6) Blue hat = I am that I think/I reason (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
7) Violet hat =I am /I am aware / I intent/ I am that I am
8) White hat = I am that I interpreter-illuminate (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
9) Black hat =I am that I see without being seen (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
10) Grey hat = I am that I am consistent-fair-objective (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 



THE LEVELS OF SELF AND EGO

FROM HAVING TO BEING

Here's the classic range of levels of the EGO and SELF. EGO is assumed to be (according to the philosopher Sartr) the agent who decides what is self and what is not self and he rest of the world


1) I AM WHAT I HAVE (OR SOMETHING FROM WHAT I HAVE ) therefore I exist
I AM WHAT I DO NOT HAVE, (OR SOMETHING FROM WHAT I DO NOT HAVE) , therefore I exist


2) I AM WHAT I  DO (or SOMETHING FROM WHAT I DO ) therefore I exist

I AM WHAT I  DO NOT DO (or SOMETHING FROM WHAT I DO NOT DO) therefore I exist


3) I AM WHAT I FEEL-REASON-EXPRESS (OR SOMETHING FROM WHAT  I FEEL-REASON-EXPRESS) therefore I exist

I AM WHAT I DO NOT FEEL-REASON-EXPRESS (OR SOMETHING FROM WHAT  I DO NOT FEEL-REASON-EXPRESS) therefore I exist



4) I AM WHAT I WII-BELIEVE-PERCEIVE (OR SOMETHING FROM WHAT I WILL-BELIEVE-PERCEIVE) -therefore I exist


5) I AM,  THAT I AM, therefore I exist

I AM, THAT I AM NOT, therefore I exist

In a similar way, causalities of some states of our experience are leveled , because of  what we have or what we do or what we fell-reason-express, or what we will-believe-perceive!

(For more here http://10-colored-logics.blogspot.gr/2012/08/introduction.html)




2) Hatha Yoga perpsective (see e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatha_yoga): When thinking with each of the 7 colored logics then the corresponding aether center (charka) with its color is energized. So parallel thinking with these 7 colored logics, is essentially types of meditation. For the hatha yogi, the infrared logic corresponds to the center at the base of the spine, the  red  (orange)  logic at the center of genitals, the yellow logic to the center of the solar plexus, the green logic to the center of the heart, the turquoise logic to the throat center, the blue logic to the center of the front of the head and the ultraviolet logic to the center at the top of the head. 
If the hatha yogi is a powerful yogi,  for whom the aether-vision has opened, it is supposed that he can see with his physical eye , the color of the corresponding aether center, of the human aether body.  (About the concept of aether, see also http://thenewuniversalattraction.blogspot.gr/2012/04/nspiredby-12-universal-laws-from.html ). Now Hatha yoga reports that the base of the spine center is red, the center of the genitals orange, the solar plexus center yellow, the heart center green, the throat center cyan, the fron of the head center blue (indigo), and the top of the head center violet. Of course untill the eather vision has opened for most of the  people, or science was found ways to photograph the color of the aether centers, we are to remain in uncertainty. When the color of the aether centers will be the object of science, then maybe medicine will have discovered  also a powerful way to heal through colors. Till that time we will   assume the present correspondence of colors and logics as rather symbolic and as a color code.
I must point out here nevertheless that  Correlating our abstract EGO (soul level) with our physical body is not necessarily a virtue that may help us in evolution! 

Remark about the number 7 
I must remark here that the appearing seventuality here (7 colours, 7 bodily aether centres,) is only symbolic not literally 7. I believe that when science will enhance the knowledge of the electromagnetic field, and discover all of the aether, the aether centres that will be recorded in the human body will be more than 7. In the periodic system of chemical elements it seems that we do have a real appearance of the number 7, as all of the stable, 8-periods of the molecules. From this we may derive the symbolic interpretation of the number 7=a finite number a of layers (unknown or variable) that signifies all the layers that exhaust a "tree of creation" (like the material reality in the case of the periodic system)


I would re-write the above self-determination or ego-determination statements as follows


1) Infrared hat =I am that I have/ I need (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
2) red hat = I am that  I feel /I desire (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
3) yellow hat =I am that I do /I connect (or I synthesize) (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
4) green hat =I am that I love  (emotion of unity)/ I an in emotions (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
5) turquoise hat =I am that  I express (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
6) Blue hat = I am that I think/I reason (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
7) Violet hat =I am /I am aware / I intent/ I am that I am
8) White hat = I am that I interpreter-illuminate (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
9) Black hat =I am that I see without being seen (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 
10) Grey hat = I am that I am consistent-fair-objective (or negatively I do not) therefore I exist 



3) Six thinking hats perspective (Business decision making after E. de Bono see e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Thinking_Hats  and  http://www.debonogroup.com/six_thinking_hats.php
)The 6 thinking hats method of parallel thinking of de Bono is very relevant, and one of the sources of inspiration, but it is readily seen that it is modified to correspond better to the yogi's perspective, thus it is entirely different in some colors. The green hat of de Bono is analysed here as the turquoise logic, while his red hat, here it is analysed  as the green logic. His white hat is analysed here as the grey logic.  In addition there are not infrared, ultraviolet hats at all, and the sexual red logic is not explicit in de Bono's hats. I believe that the present analysis of the 10 colored logics is more exact and comprehensive, encompassing also the insights of hatha yoga, as well as the 4-personalities theory of F. Littauer. The six-hat business decision making might be considered a regulated and balanced alternative to the brain-storm decision making.

4) Social specializations perspectiveThe spectrum of the mortal self. 

The principle of chromatic reasoning and the practice of the colored logics is one of the principles of direct democracy, for best decision making and expression of most sides of the existence and reality in society. Democracy understood here as the system that compensates for the benefit and growth simultaneously of  the individual and the society as a whole as two parallel sides. Types of personalities, social characters, like educators, politicians, scientists, economists, art creators, etc seem to correspond to combinations   and subsets of the colored logics, or color-strategies of logics. Such colored-schemes or strategies are also types of consciousness, types of self,  types of ego , types of habitual personalities and social interactions. From a white spectrum of self before the incarnation, we filter and specialize in to a partial multicolored spectrum. 

We may propose some color combination strategies, but it is the practice of social functions that will choose the best combination for them. And then some scientific social statistics analysis that can present the most probable preferred choices of the population.

E.g. Suggested strategies
Educators: Yellow, Green, Turquoise. ( I connect, I love, I speak)
Scientists, economists: Red, turquoise, blue. (I feel, I express, I think)
Businessmen: Infraredyellow, turquoise. ( I have , I do, I express)  
Art creators, Infrared, green, turquoise and blue. (I have, I love, I express, I think)
Politicians:   Infrared, green (or cyan), ultraviolet. ( I have, I express, I am )
Religious preachers: Yellow, green, ultraviolet. (I connect, I love, I am )
etc 

We should remark here that a combination of such colors, may be shaped in ways other than specializing in the above activities. This is so because in other civilizations, that there are not the above professions or specializations, still a multi-colored spectrum of a personality may be shaped. In other words there is no unique social function way to shape a partial multi-color spectrum of a personality. 

What is clear though, is that to be successful in a particular social specialization, also a particular combination of colored logics must have become so easy and habitual, so as to be "under the skin". In the sense that it has become a pattern of habitual energy flow in the nervous system too.
It is therefore not improbable that some social specializations may develop non-compatible, or difficult to combine color-strategies, therefore conflicting sensitivities and logics.

The 10 colored logics  can be developed with protocols to excellent 
1) Individuals personal development, and healing of the personality.
2) Adult group decison making, through the elementary fundamental democratic fair rotation procedures. Either for meditation and communities, or for business decision making.
3) Children group games.
4) Communication synthesis and conflict resolution of groups of different social functions

In this way a rainbow thinking ability is created which permits not only more successful social life but also, a better understanding of the different "logics" of other social groups and specializations.


For each colored logic there is a negative aspect and a positive  aspect.
Usually the over use of each colored logic creates a negative aspect. The same if it is used in the wrong context, environment and time. The same holds for the black grey and white logic. Many people would identify the black logic with the negative and the white logic with the positive. But it is not really so. There is negative and positive black logic and negative and positive white logic

Artists would separate the colors to warm or low frequency (red, orange, yellow) and cool or high frequency (ciel, blue purple). 
Scientist would classify them to those of low frequency (red, orange, yellow) and high frequency (ciel, blue purple). It s the same with the colored logics. The lower are the (red, orange, yellow) the higher are the  (ciel, blue purple).There is often a battle and antagonism between low and high frequency logics, both in the human personality and in society. 


The achromatic logics of Black, grey and white, are assumed to be luminosity properties of each colored logics. As with the colors.
Each colored logic has also the attribute of saturation; It means the degree of purity of being a colored logic, or no colored logic at all. 
As there  are complementary colors (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_colors), so there are complementary logics too. E.g. The 
green logic ( I love/I am in emotions ) complementary to infrared logic, ( I am)
the red logic ( I feel) complementary to the  cyan logic  (turquoise), ( I express)
the blue logic  ( I think) complementary to the yellow logic. ( I do) 


 Are these 7 colored logics all there are? Of course not. There many colors in infrared and ultraviolet  that the human eye cannot discriminate. There are therefore many more infrared logics and many more ultraviolet  Logics. 
According to Barbara Marciniak , there are also 5 more non-bodily aether centers  (not sure if she means the 1st aether or higher order sub-aethers) of the spiritual self, from the scale of the house, to the planet and to astronomic scales, with corresponding logics that advance the spirituality and soul-consciousness greatness   of the (unveiled  consciousness)     human being.
So the first of the other ultraviolet logics is the Group-scale logic (for example the logic of the host in a house or Lecturer in an auditorium or a small eco-community) Probably the most known next ultraviolet logic is the planetary-scale logicIt is the  very valuable logic for ecology and for sustaibability, etc. One of the best examples of such a planetary scale logic, was the the logic of Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) The next ultraviolet logics are the solar-system scale logic, the galactic-scale logic and the Universe-scale logic. The later types of logic is awakened in few people in humanity only that are aware of what happens with the current earthly civilization and the other galactic civilizations in our solar system and beyond. This would make in all 7+5+3=15  logics


In addition it is natural to assume that there are logics beyond any attribute of color at all. Not even black, grey and white, In other words there are logics not related to symbolisms of the visual sense at all.

5) A simplification of the 10 colored logics is the 4 colored logics.

4 types of personalities perspective:They correspond also  to the  4 types of  irreducibly simple pure personalities (see e.g. books by Florence Littauer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Littauer):
1) The choleric  or action (sometimes called the  lion) or south personality may be the infrared logic personality. ( I have or I do 
2) The sanguine or emotional (sometimes called the  otter) or east personality may be the green (or red) logic personality ( I love  or I feel
3) The melancholic or intellectual (sometimes called the beaver) or west personality may be the blue  logic (or cyan) personality  ( I think or I express )
4) The phlegmatic or spiritual (sometimes called the golden retriever dog)  or north  personality may be the ultraviolet  logic personality. (I  am

It is of course significant to notice that the feasibility and wellness of the human relations and interactions are very significantly influenced bu the particular combination of colors of the personality of each one. 

6) Types of immortal soul focus perspective. 
These 4 personalities  correspond also to 4 types of (immortal) soul development. 

1) Souls that focus and receive impressions and shape an ego from the "I have" level (infrared)
2) Souls that focus and receive impressions and shape an ego from the "I do" or "I connect"  level (yellow  )
3) Souls that focus and receive impressions and shape an ego from the "I think" or Ï express" or "I love"  level (Green or Cyan or Blue)
4) Souls that focus and receive impressions and shape an ego from the "I am" , "I intent" , "I am aware" level (Violet) 

Each of the above 4 pure personalities has its advantages and disadvantages. The idea is to utilize the advantages, of each together with the advantages of the other 3 so as to cure the disadvantages of each.


Sets of more complicated, and non-simple irreducible personalities, may include, what is known also as conflicting or non-compatible personalities. 


7) The Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of human needs perspective
The colored logics correspond also to the celebrated Abraham  Maslow Hierarchy of human , needs , desires and consequently goals in life. The statistical work in the human psychology of A. Maslow was extensive. In his latter part of his life A. Maslow was working to apply his hierarchy not only to individuals but also to groups and enterprises. 
The infrared logic and goal  is the result of the need and desire for survival (shelter, food, drinking, health etc)
The red logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for sexual contact and family.
The yellow logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for acceptance by the others and positive significance,  safety , belonging.
The green logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for love and happiness.
The cyan logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for creativity , communication, esteem and reputation.
The blue logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for learning, education, cultivating the thinking ability and being in self-control, and control of our own life and fate.
The ultraviolet logic and goal is the result of the need and desire for spiritual realization-actualization and living a legacy.





Reality and wholeness may need many colors and different systems of beliefs to be perceived:



I must repeat here that the present Blog is not a study of the colours. Rather a study of systematic classification of the psychic  bias in reasoning. For a spiritual study of the colours (besides that of Goethe) see the studies of Rudolf Steiner:


http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA291/English/RSPC1935/Colour_index.html

8) The spiritual beliefs reflection, perspective
According to this perspective, colors symbolize  spiritual principles or beliefs, that create the color bias compared to the white spectrum. 
The beliefs are the medium with which the colors of I have, I feel, I do, I love, I express, I think and I am are related with the external world and its reality. Beliefs determine also the focus on one of the above 4-personalities and the  4-immortal soul awareness focus. The beliefs "color"and bias our perception of the (full spectrum white) reality.  


9) The  Frequency spectrum of creative realization process, perspective

This perspective is probably the best, although the most difficult too. According to this perspective the difference of the various colors, and their frequencies symbolizes, the layers or stages in the process of creation, both of the world and ourselves. This process is ongoing collective or individual existential and cosmic intention, either we understand it or not. From the higher frequency, that of spirit, till the lower that of matter. So the 7 colors may represent the sequence  of the frequencies from higher to lower of  7 aethereal physical realities , till a 8th layer that of the visible matter. In otherwords creation from the 7th aethereal reality (or 11th density physical reality) to the material reality

I must repeat here that the present Blog is not a study of the colours. Rather a study of systematic classification of the psychic  bias in reasoning. For a different spiritual study of the colours (besides that of Goethe) see the studies of Rudolf Steiner:


http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA291/English/RSPC1935/Colour_index.html



1. The infrared perception or  logic or hat


I HAVE/ I  NEED  ,  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am


The absolute logic of survival , action and  power.
Machiavelli's logic: The results and goals are more important from the ways and means.
Behind and before anything else, in any project or plan this logic assesses the ability to act it; the effects of the power status of us and them. This may involve in a priority way the economic requirements and results of the project, as well as the personnel ability, and social impact.
It is very often the hidden logic of politicians and military persons. 
In personal decisions this logic is the  logic of survival, the logic of the basic needs, logic of the need of certainty even if this means to have to conrol the others. And the logic of personal influence. Often it is the logic of criminals , dictators, monstrous tyrants and totalitarian ideologies
This logic is often compelling, and can become brutal and harsh.


Essential the infrared logic can become the logic of the dragon or the  monster:
"We enter the belief-trap of letting all our spiritual and psychical resources to be blocked by  mundane need for survival, make money to survive or lead other to the position of need and survival mode."


Very often it pairs well with the black logic, but it can pair as well with the white logic, especially when politicians try to persuade the public. 
With this logic we have the chance to express the power balances , consequenses or requirements, of a project, in a group meeting. 
And even in an intimate meetings with this logic we have the chance to express the power issues of the relationship. 
It is the logic of the choleric personality. The logic also of adventure, competition, certainty, strength, independence, decisiveness, leadership, lack of fear, and self-confidence.
As all colored and achromatic  logics, it has positive and negative ways of application. 



2. The red perception or  logic or hat


I FEEL / I DESIRE ,  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am


The logic of creating formsaesthetic design , symbols, fetish, types.
The erotic-sexual  bias logic.

The Freud's psychoanalysis  is a characteristic form of red logic.

According to this logic its extreme application, behind any action any word, any coincidence,  it is given the erotic and sexual meaning.
If combined with the black logic of reductionism, them most of the plots of daily life can take a funny or painful revealing sexual operation meaning. 
If this logic is pushed to the bodily postures , it may result in to an annoying system of profanity.
But this logic may be applied also in a positive way.
It may give an appealing aroma to every day life. 
With this logic we have the chance to express our  erotic feelings, and sexual needs and intentions.


3. The yellow perception or  logic or hat


I DO/ I CONNECT/ I SYNTHESIZE (or negatively I do not) therefore I am

The logic of  positive  synthesis , assessment  and meaning, of significance , of joy and enthusiasm , humor, of profit, but also of jealousy, hatred and slander (e.g. the "yellow journalism").
Doers need and love humor.


Those people that will say emphatically that action goes before theory, are usually doers and follow the yellow logic

With this logic we have the chance to indulge in to brightness and optimism. Under this logic we explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.
With this  logic we have the chance to try to find the reasons to accept and support something combining it with other things, even if we utilize superficial arguments, and seemingly silly biased choices. The chance to see the positive and accepting side of the coin. 
It is often also sentimental logic, but not deeply emotional as the green logic. It gives enthusiasm , satisfaction, gladness , joy and convictions to accept and undertake projects and plans. 
It is also the logic of gaming, cheerfulness, optimism, grace, popularity, fun, sociability




4. The green perception or  logic or hat

I LOVE (EMOTION OF UNITY)/ I AM IN EMOTIONS 
(or negatively I do not) therefore I am





The logic of the emotions, and compassion.
As most people are focusing in emotions, this logic is of paramount importance.
For the same reason it is important to know which other logic may influence the green logic.
The green logic is influenced from below by the infrared logic and from above by the ultraviolet logic. This is also the main ways to change emotions: a) By changing actions (bottom-up, infrared logic)  b) By emotions themselves in sharing emotions (green logic) c) By changing focus , ultraviolet logic).
The green logic involves intuition, premonitions and  hunches too. 
With this logic you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.
It is also the logic of spontaneity , sincerity, rejuvenation, support,  sympathy and parental love

Some people would expect that the green-logic would be the logic of the ecology, and sustainability. But as mentioned in the introduction such an ecology-logic or planetary-scale logic, is the third ultraviolet logic, and requires much higher spirituality, awareness, and powerful responsibility than just a logic of emotions. Not strange therefore that the society is not yet sensitive enough to planetary sustainability, permaculture and ecology. 

5. The cyan (turquoise) perception or  logic or hat

I EXPRESS/ I SPEAK  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am


The logic of communication and vertical or lateral and  innovative inspirational creative  thinking.
Cyan color=Turquoise color=half green, half blue.
It is effective in attracting attention of new innovative ideas, and plans.
It is the logic of momentum and motion versus assessments. The logic of growth and perpetual imporevement of the self. The logic of personality , talents, skills, and alternative solutions.

This logic  focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas.
 Not so much focusing on the abundance of possibilities (as in the white logic) neither focusing to assess them positively and accept them (as in the yellow logic) but focusing on that are  few maybe lucky, focusing that are new  concepts and ideas, focusing on being receptive just to consider them before accepting or rejecting.
With this logic we  have the chance to express  new concepts and new perceptions in group meetings and even introduce "new logics".


6. The blue (indigo) perception or  logic or hat


I THINK/ I REASON  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am

The logic of procedural control, of intellectual analysis and realization.
The control of the sky.
The blue logic involves, self-control of the reasoning, focus, timing, scheduling,  reviews and re-planningsuperior quality, exact utilization of the senses, scientific analysis
It is within  this logic that we monitor the correct application of the protocols of application of the techniques of the  colored logics.

Those people that will say emphatically that conception and thinking goes before any action action , are usually thinkers and follow the blue logic. .  


Within this logic we have the chance to run the control of the group meeting and discusion.
It is also the logic of the melancholic analytic intellectual personality.

The logic also of kindness, proactiveness,  soul, elaboration, detail, devoir, perfectionism, altruism, cultivation, idealism, loyalty. 





7. The ultraviolet perception or  logic or hat


I AM/ I AM AWARE/ I INTENT/ I AM THAT I AM  
(or negatively I do not) therefore I am

The spiritual transcendental  logic of being aware and existing.


With this logic we have the chance to express our spiritual and  metaphysical beliefs and principles. Also the chance to express the transcendence to the visible in space and time world; The chance to express ourselves about our intentions of leaving a legacy or inheritance to the other people. 
It is often the logic of meditation of yogi: Just to be aware, starting from the breath.
It is the logic of phlegmatic personalities. It is the logic of non-indulgence to every day experiences, but rather to internal principles. The logic of patience, shyness, friendship, humour, tolerance, freedom, existentialism,  listener, meekness, serving, adoptability, diplomacy, and leaving a legacy  to the society and the civilization, beyond death.






8. The black perception or  logic or hat

I SEE WITHOUT BEEN SEEN/I HIDE  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am


The reductionism approach, the convergent thinking.
The converging thinking leads to few root principles or experiences.
It is the logic of limited resources. 
Details are hidden or eliminated. 
It is very often utilized together with the infrared logic. 
As the elementary experiences of many people are painful in need and failure experiences, these root-facts, may be  close to fear, worries, negative attitude, cautiousness.
In such cases according to this logic, the negative sides are emphasized; What is really probably that it will happen in the future?  The bad events of the past of a project, will repeat if we adopt the project again. The flaws and contradictions with the common sense are highlighted. We may doubt the presented evidences. The appearances may be deceiving. Is the conclusion really valid? What is the risk?
Within the black logic we have the chance to express, what is   sometimes called ,  the devil's advocate opinion.  It focuses on why something may not work. With the black logic we detect the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. A very  powerful and useful logic. It is  a problem, if overused.
So very often it is identified as a negative logic.
But in reality it may be  positive or negative logic, as all colored logics too.

Wise use of it, is positive and necessary; overuse of it turns it to  negative. 




9. The grey perception or  logic or hat

I AM FAIR/I AM CONSISTENT/ I AM OBJECTIVE  (or negatively I do not) therefore I am

The balanced formally perfect logic


The mathematical formally  perfect argument within a mathematic theory like Euclidean geometry is an excellent example of the neutral perfect grey logic. 
Unfortunately rarely in our life the information is adequate and the reasoning is so perfectly organized to have a mathematically consistent and valid logic.
In every day life we may have to resort to guessing and bias. That is why we utilize the colored logics. 
The grey logic is considered dull and without grace.
Neverthless this logic also can be positive or negative. 
With this grey logic we have the chance, in group meetings, to discuss and analyze the facts, numbers, events.
The facts, just the facts in a neutral statement is often the demand in this logic.
Of course this may be misleading because the sampling and collection of the facts already contains a negative or a positive bias.
Facts and numbers. Who is giving the facts?
In E. de Bono 6-thinking hats method this grey logic is presented as the white hat.

The grey logic is also the probabilistic logic of uncertainty. Not only two valued True or False, but rather three or many valued : True, false, or uncertain and the uncertainty may have quantitative percentages (20% 60% etc) like probabilities.
Usually this is the way that business men think in analysing scenarios.



10. The white perception or  logic or hat

I ILLUMINATE/I INTERPRET   (or negatively I do not) therefore I am

The divergent thinking.

Every word has many meanings
Divergent thinking is very creative and our maximum such creative ability seems to be around the age of 5-7 years old, when we have also the maximum ability to learn languages without having to translate them to other known languages.
Within the white logic we have the chance to express divergent meanings and possibilities of thinking-aside for the facts, and data. The possibilities and alternatives are unbounded, and every thing may mean something totally different too, if we just let ourselves "think-aside" from our habitual self.
It is also the logic of abundant resources
That is why very often it is identified with the positive mental attitude in thinking.
But it can be both positive or negative. 


Instructions and strategies



Base all practice within a fair fundamental democratic procedure.
Rotation in the group with one only colored logic
Rotation for one person of a set of colored logics.
Chromatic-chord or Strategy: Any sequence of  a set of colored logics (repetitions allowed)
In the group the colored logic is "activated" by holding a colored object (kyrikeio) that gives right and obligation to speak within this colored logic for a limited time, while every one else is oblidged to remain silent and listen. There is maximum time of speaking and thinking under a colored logic in the group.
It can be activated also by wearing a colored hat, or a colored skirt
Some times small bells are used to signify the start and end of the talking time. 




Educators: Yellow, Green, Turquoise. ( I connect, I love, I speak)
Scientists, economists: Red, turquoise, blue. (I feel, I express, I think)
Businessmen: Infraredyellow, turquoise. ( I have , I do, I express)  
Art creators, Infrared, green, turquoise and blue. (I have, I love, I express, I think)
Politicians:   Infrared, green (or cyan), ultraviolet. ( I have, I express, I am )
Religious preachers: Yellow, green, ultraviolet. (I connect, I love, I am )
etc 
Here are some descriptive details of the democratic rotation procedures:


1) Feelings of respect , holiness and sacred moments or actions, through slow movements, low volume voice, singular sound of the bells, and perfect execution of the protocols.
2) Perfect execution of the protocol of rotation of the speaking-stick , where indeed when one is speaking, none else is interrupting. (No compulsive speaking is so tolerated or a chaos of domination through louder voices)
3) Use of the 1st person of the grammar, no one is speaking of behalf of the others
4) A really "live" interplay between what and how it is programmed to be said, and inspirational spontaneity.
5) Emphasis of speaking with sincerity, vulnerability and sensitivity.
6) Intermingling of succinct speaking with meditation.
7) Opportunity to touch the others and feel the energies flowing. (mainly in the chilren games ,or personality healing circles)
8) A new experience of "me" and "we" and a larger number of persons with  non-threatening intimacy (group soul ?)
9) Opening of the sensitivity of symbolic meaning of even of the simplest objects of the environment.
10) Opening of the spiritual sensitivity of multiple symbolic meanings of even of the simplest words and phrases of the stories told.(e.g. white logic)
11) Feeling of the 5 senses being more acute.



An example of an application to a group meeting for decison making in business. 

1) The blue hat (logic) is rotated for the same limited time so that each member of the group has the chance to speak and propose an  issue or project for discussion. 
2) The group votes and the topic or project of discussion is decided.
3) Again the blue hat is rotated so as to propose for a color-strategy for the given project, together, with the director of the dicsussion, secretary of minutes etc, and the time and protocol of the rotations.
4) A voting follows and the color strategy is selected.
5) Then the director of the discussion  gives each colored hat of the strategy one after the other which is rotated in the group. When each one speaking under the colored hat, none else can interrupt or speak. Any  color of the strategy  is rotated, only after the previous color has been rotated.
6) A second round is run where each member can choose a colored hat, even outside the selected strategy to speak. This is repeated so many times as it was decided at the beginning in the decision of the protocol of rotations for the meeting.
7) Voting follows about the issue or project. 
8) A final round is run with a number of predefined in step 2 free color rotations , with the members reviewing and commenting on the meeting not on the project. This may include a single person rotating different colored hats in his speaking, before giving the speaking to the next.
9) The director closes the meeting.


According to a very wise and ancient civilization, here is a list of  the evolutionary stages that self-development of a human being goes through  : 

The process of miracles

The private space:

1) The Wandering
Where we come from, why, our purpose and gathering our "tools".

2) Initiation: 
Preparing our own path, each one different and hopefully centering. 

3) Honoring: 
 Understanding the Source of our creation. Recognizing the sacred in oneself. 

4) Stating Intention: Realizing and acknowledging ones true purpose to create Self. 

5.1) Surrender : Letting go of control to allow vulnerability. To learn what is already known.  

5.2) Embrace our own hidden-self :
Walking into the unknown parts of Self. Being and becoming the Void. 

6) Lighting the Flame in the Heart: Connecting to Self and finding meaningful, honest, ritual.

The public space:

7)  Transformation: Climbing the ladder of self-responsibility, to hold a vision of Being in One-ness, Being the vision that alters all perception. 

8) Becoming Human: Empathy and compassion toward all. Being in truly responsible relationships.

9) Walking The Path: Integrating all of life's experiences. Being a teacher by Being. 

10) Service: Discarding the illusion of separateness. Total approach to life in humility and joy. 

11) Believing in  , honoring, and service to  the deeper Existence
Giving value and practice to  the Existence is the creation of Self.