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The Inscribe Cognitive Engine

In 1984, at the peak of my career in electronics, I created a cognitive process involving the Jungian functions, and made it into a covering for one of the re-useable covered coffee cups being given out back then at fast food places. Then while sipping coffee, I could contemplate the process described by the diagram to the left; note that one starts it at the bottom. As a first experiment with it, I contemplated the inner workings of a computer disk drive, and wrote the technological poem "Magnetic Footprints." Below is a linear near equivalent of the diagram's flow process. That which it produces is a product of the person doing the process and the subject mater involved. The photo below left is part of that original coffee cup.

A Cognitive Engine: INSCRIBE rev.1

by J. E. D. Cline 

1.) Look around in YOUR HERE-and-NOW, and pick any noticed ATTRACTIVE PORTION of the physical part,

MAGNIFYING WHATEVER BEAUTY can be found in it;
then describe:

2.) Form your inspiration, first,

in terms of the EVOCATIVE CONNECTIVENESS DESIGN in the things and events,

2a.) either while noticing ...

the CONTENT of physical space...the SPECIFIC DISTINCTIONS of the world...

2b.) or, while noticing ...

the INTERMINGLING ... MERGING ... FLOWING as part of the whole creation.

... describe this in your words.

3.) Form your inspiration, second,

in terms of the SIGNIFICANCE of the parts in logical sequence,

3a.) either while noticing ...

the STRUCTURE of the internal or external environment...

3b.) or else, while noticing ...

the SYMBOLIC ESSENSES within.

... describe this in your words.

4.) Then, either by ...

DREAMILY CONTEMPLATING with your senses and an open heart and mind...

or by ...

CHOICEFUL ENVISIONING using any of your perceptive senses
such as vision ...

... INSCRIBE a desireable imaginary change into this physical scene.

5. Then observe your ...

ADMIRED NEW RELATIONSHIP FORMED BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL AND IMAGINARY COMPONENTS

of the scene, and return to step #2 above, continuing...

Copyright © 1996 James Edward David Cline
This page created and maintained by James Edward David Cline, last upgraded on 19961230; reformatted on 20101202.