SCIENTIFIC MORAL CRITERIA TO JUDGE RELIGIONS AND PERSONALITIES by M Levis

The unresolved conflict Of the Abrahamic family Responsible of the current Wars of religion

 

 

We have been used to respect religions as equals rather than judging them critically as alternative approaches to conflict resolution, differing like Abel and Cane. But the Globalized world sees daily their differences on our TV-screens and has an opportunity in recognizing them as dramatically different. The public judges and religions are no longer immune to criticism.

 

Beheading people in the name of God is one way to assume moral leadership. Dying on the cross is another. Wrestling with God is a third. These are the messages of the Abrahamic religions: Islam means ‘submit’, Christos is ‘be good’, Israel means ‘wrestling with God’. We see the differences of the Abrahamic religions manifest in the alternative cultures’ styles of political authority, family relations and in their dealings with sectarian conflicts. We love the pope. Yet does he realize that he is compromising clergy’s normal sexual life and exposes them to opportunist pederasty, while talking of climate control and poverty with the church’s norms he is practically inviting the opposite: population explosion, poverty and climate deterioration? The Ayatollahs seek nuclear weapons. Are religions using their moral authority resolving or creating conflicts? They talk of peace but are they resolving or generating conflicts? The world is divided morally.

 

In a similar way we listen to the republican candidates and see the stark differences in policies and personality types. Typically Donald loves to criticize but abhors being criticized. He likes radical policies and beheading his opponents. He is engaging the public by disparaging others like a champion fist fighter. We like his feistiness and overlook his pattern as dangerous in the hands of the leader of the world. He is the insulter in chief. He does not want to be vulnerable. We see him being defensive and evasive of criticism instead of respecting his critics, he is attacking them.

Ben Carson is different. He is critical not of people but of issues; one of them emerged as Islam. Confronting religion he is being honest but he is becoming vulnerable to criticism. Carson’s accomplishment in surgery could be useful in splitting the Siamese twins of the right and wrong values. He clearly separated Sharia Law from the Constitution.

 

All candidates are ambitious people yet they are different in their approaches. Do we get engaged in their display of power or examine their ways of resolving conflicts? Do we want a fighter in the White House or an introspective human? Do we want a beheader on the helm, or a wrestler with the issue of moral justice?

 

The public born to the alternative religions and political parties thinks along these very different moral paradigms as sanctified absolutes. Can the world be awoken and stand in judgment of the candidates for divine and political moral endorsement? Can the world evolve better criteria in judging policies and moral values rather than by inheriting prejudices? Can we use our judgment and detect moral differences both in our religions and in personality types? Is democracy exercising freedom of choice or complying to the rules of one party? Are we free to think or are we prisoners of moral monopolies and party affiliations? The time for objectivity has come as we see the differences between the religious paradigms and the presidential candidates competing in providing moral leadership dividing the country and destroying the world.

 

To establish peace in the world the public needs to go beyond religions. This is what Obama represents for me, a moral leader free of religious dogma and free of egotism. His policies present firmness in engaging opponents respectfully. He began his government engaging his political rivals to collaborate in leadership. He addressed the enemies of this country negotiating compromise agreements and holding people to be responsible. We have seen him retiring armies and pursuing diplomacy, containing Assad’s chemical weapons, Putin with financial measures, Iran by unifying the world, and China with libations and firmness.

 

The 21st century is defined by religions at war. WWIII began with the destruction of the WTC, the new Babel Tower and has been escalating without a foreseeable end. The question of peace on earth is about the world speaking the same moral language. Is it right for a religion to command moral authority by resorting to nuclear weapons or alternatively is it right for religions in dividing humans into genders and regulating their physical essence?

 

Can we unify our moral perspectives, understand what is optimal structuring of relations, good power management between partners indifferently of genders and sexual preferences? Can we question our religions rather than buying them hook line and sinker? Does the public have any say on moral norms or is it at the mercy of infallible administrators? Could there be a Moral Science commanding moral authority by understanding psychology as morality driven rather than agnostic? Could we Identify alternative ways of resolving conflict as based on principles of equilibrial balance?

 

The public today has a chance electing a president to pass judgment on moral issues. Do we need a leader who is a polarizer or a unifier? Should our new president be divisive or considerate, be a self-centered maniac or a servant of fairness, a selfish aggressive defensive individual scared of criticism or someone who is concerned, compassionate and self-critical?

 

The time has come to ponder on the issue of a common language. We need to understand morality as the alternative paths to power management unifying agnostic psychology with moralistic religions. If the world wants to find peace on earth we need to evolve moral consensus, reconciling the religions of the world. Are tehy partial and complementary discoveries of the scientific and moral psychology?

 

No matter who is the winner of the next election, I will miss the kindest and wisest leader, President Obama, whose commitment has been to a peaceful united world. I am comforted to know that he will be around. We need to remember as we cast a vote that we are all captives in one cage, one kitchen, one atmosphere, one living-room, and one bedroom. In this household we need to remember that we are running out of space, water, food, and clean air and possibly love and compassion. We choose a president. He will have to decide on issues of weather, population, style of conflict resolution and the power of religions.

 

 

Insight in One Hour, Enlightenment in One Day, Wisdom in One Week by M Levis

Jan 2013

January 18 – 20 , 2013   8 – 12 p.m.

The three workshops of Creativity and Power Management, a concise program of emotional education, delivered at the Museum of the Creative Process facilitated by Dr. Albert Levis , and Ph.D.c Max Levis.

Creativity and Power Management is a program of emotional education based on the Formal Theory’s studying the creative process as a natural science conflict resolution phenomenon. It only takes an hour to find one’s relational modality as a wellness personality diagnosis. It only takes a day to achieve enlightenment by navigating the art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process, and it only takes a week to complete the training workbook to achieve insights, empowerment and wisdom. The speed of outcomes in the attainment of these difficult objectives is due to the advantages conferred by to education by the new science, the Science of Conflict Resolution.

The workshop activities validate the premise of the Formal Theory on the scientific nature of the unconscious. Participants activities:

• In the first workshop, Insight in one Hour, participants detect their own relational diagnosis as a syndrome accounting for their emotions and behaviors.

• In the second workshop, Enlightenment in one Day, consisting in the guided tour through the museum’s art exhibits the objective is learning about the creative process as a conflict resolving universal harmonic.

• The third workshop, Wisdom in one Week, consists in completing all the tests in the Conflict Analysis Battery and processing the tests by organizing the emotional episodes in one’s life as syndromally connected. The trainee becomes aware of one’s relational modality and in how to manage power to resolve conflicts effectively decreasing the experience of anxieties and defensiveness.

Participants learn:

• About the unconscious as a natural science conflict resolving phenomenon,

• About alternative ways of resolving conflict as four personality diagnostic categories of wellness.

• How to identify wellness diagnoses utilizing the Conflict Analysis Battery, a self-assessment instrument, tapping creativity for self-discovery.

The three workshops will be delivered regularly at the Wilburton Inn’ s Museum of the Creative Process.

Attendance is free of charge

Dealing Effectively With Religious Fundamentalism by M Levis

Dec 2012

Press conference followed by the guided tour of the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process.

Understanding psychology and morality scientifically as in ‘Conflict Analysis, the Formal Theory of Behavior’ and ‘Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World’, by Albert Levis MD, Normative Publications.

The Moral Science shows that motivation is morality driven and that religions, representing conflict resolution covenants, are psychologically generated. Science thus demystifies religions as partial and complementary discoveries of the scientific process and completes their mission of by clarifying moral values as the scientific principles of conflict resolution: mastery, cooperation and mutual respect.

The conflict resolution unconscious changes psychological diagnosis, assessment and therapy. It reforms psychotherapy into psych-education. Conflict resolution becomes the core of education integrating the humanities and the sciences, allowing the use of creativity for self-discovery and for clarity of moral values.

The Science of conflict resolution makes religions accountable to the moral authority of natural laws. It allow understanding morality as independent of religions, hence empowering reason over dogma, marking the end of self-righteousness and fundamentalism.

The conceptual presentation will be followed by the guided tour of the art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process demonstrating the universality of the process and its practical applications for education and psychotherapy. The guided tour includes the sculptural trail in the history of love, which retraces the evolution of religions as partial and complementary discoveries of the process evolving in fairness of restructuring family relations and in increasing the abstractness of the redefinition of the divine. This trail emphasizes the shift of paradigms from the many stories people believe to the plot of stories as the universal harmonic. The trail is completed with an installation contrasting three stories, the misleading ideologies of the 20th century: communism, psychoanalysis, and national socialism, with the plot of all stories, the conflict resolution process, the scientific moral paradigm represented by a circular staircase, Jacob’s Ladder.

The participants will address the healing of the world by considering two initiatives:

First, establishing conceptual consensus on the scientific and moral nature of the unconscious and second, encouraging world leaders to adopt the Moral Science-based values redefining the divine as the justice seeking human unconscious.

Four Lectures on the Formal Theory by M Levis

November 2012

Four lectures on the Formal Theory, utilizing the five art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process, demonstrate how behavior and morality, psychology and religion are reconciled into the Moral Science

The set of four lectures to be held at the Wilburton on Saturday December 15, 30 min each, followed by guided tour of the respective exhibit, introduce the scientific study of the creative process by presenting the exhibits as evidence of this orderly unconscious. This entity as a periodic phenomenon transforms behavior into the exact Moral Science.

The core concept of the pioneering work of psychiatrist Albert Levis, author of Conflict Analysis, The Formal Theory of Behavior, is that the creative process is a scientific and moral order/conflict resolving entity, the unit of the social sciences. Dr Levis installed the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process located on the grounds of the Wilburton Inn to illustrate and validate this key premise of the Formal Theory and deliver at the location a training program. The exhibits demonstrate the creative process to be both a scientific and a moral order entity. Unlike the vile Freudian Oedipal unconscious, Levis’s unconscious, reflected in the orderly creative process, is presented as the origin of all moral and rational thought; it is the path to meaning and the psychological origin of all religions as scientific discoveries of alternative ways of resolving conflict.

The four lectures present how the dramatic struggle between science and religion ended in a happy ending using the Promethean trilogy by Aeschylus: Appropriately the museum’s exhibits book is titled ‘Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World’. The four lectures thus introduce the creative process as the integrative paradigm, the scientific unit of the social sciences, reconciling psychology, religions and the rigorous sciences, physics and logic. This concept as the unit order revolutionizes the social sciences and its applications in education and psychotherapy.

The first lecture presents the science of the process illustrated by three exhibits demonstrating the fire of the gods as the scientific and moral nature of the creative process. Science like Prometheus steals the fire, the moral authority of religions advancing morality as a scientific phenomenon.

The second lecture shows how the process is measurable by tapping creativity for self-discovery.

The third lecture is about understanding religions as a sequence of scientific discoveries. Science is vindicated by demonstrating that religions are merely partial and complementary discoveries of conflict resolution.

The fourth lecture is about giving the fire to the mortals by delivering Creativity and Power Management a concise program of emotional and moral education that leads to self-discovery and spiritual growth. This program can be delivered in the classroom and possibly heal the world from its moral divergent paradigms.

More information on the four lectures:

• The first is on morality as a science. The science of the process/the physical structure of the unconscious. It clarifies the creative process, as a conflict resolving or moral order syndromal phenomenon with physical measurable dimensions. The scientific moral paradigm: identifying the unconscious, tapping the creative process as a conflict resolution mechanism, the unit of the social sciences, and how it transforms behavior into the exact Moral Science.

• The second lecture applies the science of the process in its personal relevance identifying four relational modalities, personality diagnostic categories, as syndromal connections of emotions and behaviors. It also addresses how to measure the process with the Conflict Analysis Battery, a new assessment instrument. Its title: It is possible to know thyself: diagnostic categories of wellness, the relational modalities, and a user-friendly self-assessment: tapping creativity for instant self-discovery.

• The third lecture addresses understanding religions as based on the psychological need for conflict resolution and identifies them as normative institutions, partial and complementary discoveries of the science. Its title: From religions to the Moral Science: the physiological, psychological and sociological, origin of morality. Religions as restructurings of the family and as redefinitions of the divine represent paradigm shifts completed by identifying God with the innate unconscious.

• The fourth lecture introduces a concise program of emotional education by utilizing the battery to identify the individual’s relational diagnosis and optimal power management. Its title: Becoming conscious of the unconscious and of the three principles of conflict resolution studying Creativity and Power Management, a program of emotional and moral education.

A separate press release introduces information on the delivery of the Creativity and Power Management workshops as Insight in One hour, Enlightenment in One day, Wisdom in one week.

Conflict Analysis, the Formal Theory of Behavior a Conceptual Revolution in Education, Psychology and Religion: The Museum of the Creative Process by M Levis

Oct 2012

Identifying the unconscious as a natural science and moral order entity the Conflict Resolution Process as the core of the educational curriculum

Education has failed because it lacks meaning, personal emotional relevance, and clarity of values. The problem is the absence of a core integrative paradigm.
The Formal Theory introduces the creative process as a conflict resolution mechanism

Manchester, VT, (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

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Conflict Analysis, The Formal Theory Of Behavior has identified the unconscious by observing the creative process as a natural science conflict resolving or moral order equilibrial phenomenon identical to two natural science equilibrial phenomena. The scientific study of this moral phenomenon transforms behavior into The Science Of Conflict Resolution Or The Moral Science integrating the humanities and the sciences and demystifying psychology and religion. Behavior and morality as scientific phenomena belong to the domain of education and may be incorporated into the regular curriculum.

Education and psychology have lacked a core integrative paradigm. This has resulted in the fragmentation of knowledge as the diversity of theories on psychology and the multiplicity of religions attributing motivation to diversity of desires and leading to multiple competing truths. The failure of meaningful explanations has led to fragmentation of knowledge, has strained humanistic psychodynamic thinking, has led to the medicalization of psychology and psychiatry, to alienation meaninglessness and agnosticism, and alternatively to fanaticism.

Conflict Analysis The Formal Theory Of Behavior reverses this trend by introducing clarity on motivation and meaning by identifying the human unconscious as the innate need for conflict resolution, a natural science order. We identify the structure of the unconscious as six role states by examining the creative process as a conflict resolution physical mechanism. This is a periodic phenomenon, the unit of the social sciences, the origin of all moral thought identified as equivalent to two natural science equilibrial phenomena. First the unconscious is seen as an emotional dialectic abiding by the formal relational operations of the equilibrial trays of the scale. Then the unconscious is equated with the physical structure of the Simple Harmonic Motion, SHM.

This equation introduces into behavior the formal operations of the scale, as the three principles of conflict resolution, and the constructs and formulas of the SHM, pertaining now to the six role state dialectic. This equation leads to conceptual transformation introducing clarity on the nature of behavior and of morality. There is a difference between the mind and machines; mental or emotional energy is conserved but not dissipated. It is transformed in the course of the six exchanges by the unconscious from conflict to resolutions, from chaos to order, from entropy to negative entropy; when the transformation is completed by the creative process, the person experiences relief of tension, and pauses to celebrate the state of rest. The key mental motivation is this need for rest, emotional order. We equate this need with the yearning for universal harmony of religious quests.

Since the unit of conflict resolution is equated to two equilibrial natural periodic phenomena all aspects of behavior otherwise vague conceptually become measurable natural science constructs bound by science’s formulas.

The object of study: We become conscious of the unconscious as a scientific phenomenon resolving conflict by observing the plot of stories as an emotional syndrome. The constructs and formulas of physics and logic are applied into the study of the process.

1. Conceptualization of behavior acquires appropriate epistemic equivalents. Three relational formal operations of the equilibrial scale: reciprocity, opposites and correlatives guide the direction of an emotional and energetic transformation to resolution as mastery, cooperation and mutual respect. According to the SHM all aspects of behavior are energetic. Emotions and behaviors represent a conserved energetic quantity that is transformed from dynamic to kinetic, emotions to behaviors, and eventually upgraded to insights and rest. Deviations from norms, as power positioning, are relationally and physically defined with respective equivalent constructs and formulas from the realms of physics and logic. Behaviors are defined as normative deviations from the position of rest; they are equated with displacement. Emotions are identified directionally as acceleration opposite to the displacement, while behaviors are equated with velocity. All concepts bound by the equivalent formulas are graphically portrayable as harmonically interrelated sine waves.

2. We recognize alternative ways of resolving conflict as four relational modalities, dominance versus subordinacy, cooperation versus antagonism, qualified by the third variable of correlation as psychic tension corresponding to alienation versus mutual respect.

3. The Conflict Analysis Battery is a self-assessment that measures the unconscious of an individual using a number of samples of creativity reflecting conflicts as normative deviations along life issues. The tests cross-validate each other. The statistical analysis of the testing validates the theoretical premise.

4. Morality is defined by the balance of the three formal operations in the conflict resolution outcome. Religions sequentially discovered the three principles of conflict resolution as moral values governing people’s happiness. Religions are hence partial and complementary discoveries of science, forerunners of the new Moral Science. The new science integrates religions and makes them into natural science measurable conflict resolution phenomena with specific dimensions.

The moral/scientific unit of the social sciences changes agnostic psychology into the Moral Science. There are vast consequences for this development.

Binding morality and science the process integrates the humanities and the sciences. The Formal Theory conceives motivation as the need for conflict resolution. This need places behavior and morality on the same scientific foundation integrating psychology and morality with science. The new concept shifts the focus from multiple religions to one integrative testable thesis on the nature of morality.

Religions are conflict resolutions, psychologically generated normative determinations, partial and complementary discoveries of the science. They are not metaphysical phenomena, but psychological ones. They have evolved in the history of civilization as a continuum of increasingly fair restructurings of family relations and increasingly abstract redefinitions of the divine. The Science of Conflict Resolution completes the mission of religions by integrating them with each other and with psychology as the Moral Science. Moral law discovered natural law.

A new curriculum for education delivers meaningful integration of knowledge examining the circumscribed entity of any sample of creativity as the object of study for a rigorous analysis of behavior. This unit entity integrates the humanities and the sciences. The mental process is an equilibrial system, an emotional syndrome, a relational modality, the plot of stories, the history of religion, a self healing mechanism, the heartbeat of the mind, the inner compass guiding a person, the unconscious as the conscience; it is the metaphors, and it is morality as something universal and measurable. It is a physical entity that may be experimentally scrutinized.

Redefining Psychology: A Workshop Summit by M Levis

Aug 2012

A workshop on the creative process utilizing the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and the publication of Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World, 2011, Normative Publications.

Manchester, VT (PRWEB) August 20, 2012

The Museum of the Creative Process announces a workshop summit that reframes and redefines psychology. This interactive event will be held August 24-26 and August 31- September 1 on the grounds of the Wilburton Inn, Manchester Vermont’s grand historic estate. Featuring leaders of the mental health field, this series provides a systematic model for wellness, personal insight, and emotional education. This summit examines the science of creativity, presenting definitive research about how being creative helps us deal with conflict and trauma. Attendees will learn the skills to understand their life patterns and achieve positive behavioral change.

The keynote presentation will feature Albert Levis, MD, the director of the Museum of the Creative Process, discussing advances in the science of behavior. In contrast to conventional psychology’s emphasis on drugs and disability, Levis’ work centers on emotional growth and wellness. Levis’ model is supported by 30 years of research data has been used widely within clinical contexts, and is now available to the well public as psycho-education and self-discovery.

The event celebrates the recent publication of the scholarly work about the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process, Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods (Normative Publications). Guided tours of the exhibits and book discussions will also be featured.

The summit is recommended for the general public, as well as for therapists, educators and clergy. The cost of the event, including room and board is $300 per person, $500 per couple. For more information, please visit museumofcreativeprocess.com. 

Marathon Runner’s Message: Science Has Won the Battle of Reason Versus Faith by M Levis

July 2012

Dr Albert Levis, a Yale trained psychiatrist, and Max Levis, PhD candidate, present during a VT weekend-workshop a major scientific breakthrough of enormous social and political significance: psychology becoming the exact Science of Conflict Resolution, the Moral Science, demystifying religion and revamping psychotherapy and education

Psychology becomes an exact science, the Science of Conflict Resolution. Religions are regarded as partial and complementary discoveries of science

Manchester, VT (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

The workshop is taking place on August 24-26, and repeated on August 31-September 2 and periodically after that. The location is in Manchester, VT, the Wilburton Inn, a turn of the century hilltop country estate, the home of the Institute of Conflict Analysis and of the Museum of the Creative Process.

The program aims to familiarize the public with the groundbreaking works of Dr. Albert Levis answering affirmatively the three big questions of the social sciences:

•Can psychology become an exact science?

•Can this science understand and reconcile religions?

•Can this science be studied as emotional and moral education in the classroom and in the clinical setting?

The answers are summed up in Dr. Levis’ five volumes and the five permanent art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process providing evidence supporting the theoretical position and its practical applications. The workshop consists of interactive lectures followed by viewing the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and tapping creativity for self-discovery.

Evidence first, demonstrates that the creative process is a natural science conflict resolution mechanism, the measurable unconscious. This evidence validates the scientific and moral nature of the unconscious and demonstrates that psychology has crossed the last frontier of knowledge. Second, evidence demonstrates that religions evolved as partial and complementary discoveries of the Science of Conflict Resolution, and third, that we can deliver psychotherapy as a standardized psycho-education integrated as a safe concise and comprehensive program of personalized emotional education. This program may also be delivered in the classroom.

The workshop is recommended for the general public, but is suitable for the training of professionals, therapists, educators and clergy.

The Museum of the Creative Process has been recognized as a top attraction in the Manchester VT region.

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Albert Levis, Normative Publications

Conflict Analysis, the Formal Theory of Behavior, 1987

Conflict Analysis Training, the Conflict Analysis Battery, 1968

Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World, 2011

Moral Science, the Scientific Interpretation of Metaphors, 2012 and

Creativity and Power Management, 2012

Albert J. Levis

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