Visions of Eutopia
Eutopia: The Good Place
It isn't Thomas More's "Utopia" which means literally "no place" and it isn't "Ecotopia", an environmentalist's fantasy where environmentalists become the new ruling class. "Eutopia" is simply the "Good Place", a place you have been called to where you spiritually need to be to become a better person. It's the place where you help others do the same. It's really none other than that place Jesus called for his generation the "Kingdom of God" and which we can call for our politically correct generation--the Realm of the Holy One.
Eutopia is very big and yet it's small. It's here and it's there. It's spread out all around you yet it's deep within you. It's the place in your heart and mind and in your community family where peace and harmony reign above violence. It's the place where you are at peace with yourself and where families and communities and nations are at peace with one another and with the surrounding natural world that's needed to keep our global civilization alive and healthy, bountiful and good. It's cooperative communities of men, women, children living in harmony with each other and the communities of Life.
Eutopia is the society that feels good because it is good, good to the people in it and cooperative with people not there yet. Eutopia is Freedom in Love, Freedom in Self-Expression, Freedom in Social Organization, Freedom in Joining our loved ones as family and friends be they short, tall, skinny or fat, dark or light, babies or geezers, furred, finned or feathered. Eutopia includes Everyone as Family because it's the place in your mind that knows and lovingly accepts Life with all it's natural joys and pains of existence in this utterly unique and wondrous world that is the Great School of Living and, if you are a believer, the School from which we all must graduate to enter the World to Come.
I am not a "religious" man in the usual sense as I don't seem at all interested in observing traditional religious beliefs or the rituals that attend organized religions. Although like a lot of intellectuals I used to consider myself spiritually open to enlightenment but actually I was in fact atheistic, without any personal knowledge of God until I underwent an incredible three day religious experience at Easter in 1979 that changed everything I believed before about God, humanity and reality. I've always been a visionary person, art and ideas, but now I found myself to become a religious visionary as well. I became a prophet of a new kind of Christianity, one different from all the others, one that dissolved the separation between spirit and matter by including a new biological foundation for Christian spiritual concepts. I became the author of Biomystical Christianity, which is now my personal Christian belief system as opposed to Celestial Christianity featured below which developed later out of Biomystical Christianity as the universal application of my visionary and very non-traditional religious beliefs.
The Aquariana Key
Celestial Christianity contains the Key to unlocking the meaning of the Celestial Tauret which turns out to be the actual (hidden) source of the Judeo-Christian Messianic tradition. It took three decades of spiritual journeying to arrive at Celestial Christianity revelation that anchors Christianity as the world's oldest religious symbolic system. This is a Christianity scholars missed and you will discover more new historical Christian information in Celestial Christianity than compiled in any other source. My "Biomystic" spiritual visions and insights, my personal Christian beliefs that occurred along the way, are all recorded in the pages of Biomystical Christianity. Celestial Christianity developed out of my "biomystical" beliefs learning more and more through the years about the real origins of Jewish Christianity. Being Jewish by Jewish law I find that I have become another prophesy bearer, one bringing new revelations that "make straight the Path to God". These new revelations will change the way Christianity has been perceived and inspired Western Civilization. It will bring new inspiration now which is always the role for the Humanitarian Archetype who steps into history here and there throughout the Ages to promote the change-over from human beings becoming truly humane beings, the purpose of Christianity lost under the seizure and takeover of Jewish Christianity by European Christians in Rome, Wittenberg, and Geneva.
Creating Climax Civilization
Creating Climax Civilization presents a revolutionary new biologically-based social evolution theory that can also be utilized as a kind of social and technological litmus test to apply to any aspect of modern civilization, testing the viability and longevity of modern ideas made material reality. In Nature, species undergo environmental pressures that transform them as they adapt to changing environmental conditions. Nature has developed biological cycles that species go through in a community of plants and animals. It turns out human beings, being animals too, also exhibit adaptive changes to their changing environments. These changes in the natural world are called Climax succession and Climax Social Evolution Theory has applied the natural cycle to the series of changes in human civilization predicting an eventual "Climax" civilization that, like natural communities of plants and animals adapting to changes in their environments, will eventually arrive at a stable and sustainable end community, the biological climax community. Putting this biological pattern onto the history of civilizations shows a similar adaptive process going on but going on unconsciously. Scholars haven't spotted the pattern before but it's a primary one and will be a most useful one to judge which theories, which designs, which techniques, will hold true over time and which ones will fade away due to maladaptive features.
Communitarian Transformation records most all of my cooperative community visions of "eutopia", the "good place", i.e. the kind of ecologically conscious community needed to save the planet by reducing all human consumption and all human waste production and living in cooperative harmony with the supporting natural world. Communitarian Transformation details my social and environmental change projects plus my experiences trying to organize and build that Good Place and survive in one peace. I've seen America fall apart as a once great nation and it never had to happen. Not when we had the means of taking the lead in virtually every field of human endeavor but passed that leadership away, unable to take the social change steps necessary to dump bad government policies and institute ones that actually work to "provide for the general welfare" of our citizens as the Constitution mandates our U.S. government. Communitarian Transformation provides alternative ways to consider for correcting our bad governmental leadership.
The Biomystic Institute is my one-man, one old computer, lot's of files, one dog, quite a few cats Think Farm. I say "Think Farm" instead of "Think Tank" because my Biomystical Christian way is towards creating peace and comfortable places and not war. The Biomystic Institute is the non-profit organization that publishes my writings and organized Biomystic projects such as The Bridge, the Canaan Peace Plan, the Heartlands Project, the Lifeline Lottery Project, the two missions to Israel/Palestine and the mission to the Lakotas, and the gold-plating of Paxcalibur, the Sword of Peace.
Art & Ideas
From 1960's psychedelic artist to holistic social change philosopher to communitarian organizer to environmental activist to visionary spiritual activist and founder of a radically new Christian theology, my life fits no formula. Here and there along the way I've managed to produce some seminal psychedelic paintings and drawings and later, even two religious icons. I've been quiet before about my art work but really, I'm not lacking in artistic credentials despite the lack of production. When I was seriously doing art in the mid-1960's I was part of the astonishing Psychedelic Art movement, a revolutionary in pictorial imagery brought about by artists with access to psychedelic drugs like well-known LSD, lesser known peyote, psilocybin, many others including cannabis. I've always been a visual person and was somewhat of an art prodigy in that I could draw quite realistically by age seven. By twenty-one I was a master at psychedelic art movement although it was never organized as such nor aware of itself like the contemptoraneous Pop Art Movement (derivative DADA rip-off!) that galleries and art collectors, and art historians paid attention to, not our curious Psychedelic Art with its terrible for business association with illegal drugs. There's more to this story to be found in the Kushstone Gallery.
The Kushstone Gallery holds examples of my artwork dating from 1965 to 2003 for now, new work coming soon. Some pieces of my friend since high school and fellow psychedelic master artist Roger De Shon are shown there too. Even though we're artists and have never grown up faking adult behavior where necessary, we're ostensibly old now and our lives and output stamped by the time period we have lived in, each decade with its own set of events creating specific cultural values and artifacts and all of it leaving its mark on us, scarring us for life but maybe that's not such a bad thing since another fellow Aquarian, Ronald Reagan so wisely said, "the future lies ahead".
Inventions and designs
Since I was 12 or so I have been inventing things racking up in my adult years quite a few toy designs and other designer items plus all sorts of other inventive things, from computer-related ones to environmentally-friendly housing construction techniques. My hope through the years was that some day these ideas will be part of the economic income projects of whatever cooperative community I eventually end up living in, if any. God keeps this prophesy bearer on a short financial leash and I've never had the funds to develop most of my invention ideas. Some are darned good ones but at this point in my life I just want to share them hoping somebody in the communitarian or tribal or pro-people world will develop them as income projects.
"Uncle Dad's Bread" was my Super Bread recipe that I developed during my Lime Saddle communal days in the early '70's. It's a special balanced protein bread that combines three grains and it tasted so good when I made my loaves four loaves at a time on the commune they were inhaled as soon as they came out of the oven. Everyone who tasted my Super Bread thought it was great, tasted great which was and is unusual for a bread recipe that include lot's of soy protein. Divine Design was going to be the name of my invention and design company and could still be used although the last time I checked (years ago) there was an architectural or interior design consulting firm using that name in California. Uncle Dad's Bread, Divine Design as a toy company, Biomystic Systems, California Kush Inc., these were my entrepreneur ventures which thus far haven't fared any better than most of my cooperative community projects. The Bridge operating for five years as a community organizing and learning center has been my most successful social change project. What I've learned the hard way is that for all the new business type ideas I generate I'm just not a business-minded person. I can organize social change projects OK but business projects, not so good. So consider what you read here Open Source and waiting for a communitarian just like you to bring them into reality. You are so lucky..
and the Best of the bunch
These eighteen visions are my contributions to universal cultural advancement and social change organizing so that people won't destroy the planet or each other. You will find many more innovations presented in these Visions of Eutopia pages but Aquariana Gifts comprise my best efforts to change basic things in society that are out of balance with human beings living in peace and harmony with Life of the Earth.
Stephen Ariel Lewis
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