The eonic model has a very cogent answer to the question about the failure of monotheism in the Aten era: the momentum of Egyptian religions was too great. But more than that we see the issue of what we call stream and sequence, or continuous histories and transitional intervals in the macrosequence. Very often to a close look an innovation is anticipated in the stream history, but goes nowhere. And then in a transition interval it is picked up and amplified and moves into mainstream history. The history of Israel is a classic case. And the frontier effect with Egypt is also significant…
Out of the many gods of ancient Egypt an inspired Pharaoh created a monotheistic faith. What was Atenism and why did it fail?
Source: Why did an ancient Egyptian king erase all gods but Aten? | Aeon Essays
World History and the Eonic Effect (abridged)
One of the best ways to get beyond darwinism is to study the eonic effect, so-called. This book/material is about world history but it has a useful way to debrief oneself as to evolution in deep time. The reason is that ‘evolution’ and ‘history’ are linked as the historical emerges from the evolutionary. The historical is about free agents and evolution is about their emergence. The issue arises with the onset of the ‘animal’ who makes history, so to speak, but becomes very explicit in the evolution of primates to man, and especially man, whose ‘evolution’ is the ‘evolution of freedom’. Continue reading “The eonic effect and the resolution of the evolutionary enigma”
I recommend this book to marxists as a substitute for historical materialism. The left won’t get another shot with histomat. Marxism has too many enemies to be tried again. We can easily revise that to a new and better form…A study of the eonic effect, simplified to a simple type of chronicle can serve instead. Don’t try to revolutionize capitalism with a bad theory like histomat. It will eviscerate values, freedom, and produce a mistake like bolshevism…
The eonic effect can be reduced to a simple outline of world history since the Neolithic (throw that in too, but the data is still thin): three eras or intervals, Continue reading ” From histomat to the eonic effect”
One can only recommend reading World History and the Eonic Effect to see why social/historical theories are always failures (and that includes economic theories, marxist/capitalist, plus historical materialism).
This is perhaps the only book that exists that can model free agency in the context of historical determination, I didn’t say determinism. And that again in the context teleological dynamics (or better, directionality). Economists try more and more complex mathematical models with calculus, don’t work. What might work is right under their noses, or could work: simple approximation models with computers, but with agency somehow built it, best of luck. Historians try to mate history with darwinism, won’t work. Continue reading “poor you, brainwashed by darwinism, (aren’t allowed to) will never read this book, 99 cents, cheap…//World History and the Eonic Effect Fifth Edition: Civilization, Darwinism, and Theories of Evolution…”
The charge of eurocentrism is often leveled at those who trumpet ‘western values’ and preach western models to the rest of the world. But the context of the eonic effect can help both sides to put the range of issues in perspective. In that context we can see that the whole issue of Europe, the West, and its tradition are red herrings that have confused everyone, ‘westerners’ most of all. Continue reading “Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right Wing: A Dubious Alliance “
Marxist historicism, world history, the eonic effect, bypassing theories September 6th, 2018 •
Source: Marxist historicism, world history, the eonic effect, bypassing theories – Darwiniana