My mission is to provide a scientific approach to aspiring permaculture enthusiasts who value the truth above all in order to significantly improve their life experience i.e., balancing with nature (for truth / reality, justice, peace or natural order, health, and life in that order while shunning lies / virtual reality, injustice, chaos or artificial order, disease, and demoralization / death in that order). Due to my comprehensive integrative systemic scientific approach (described further below) I should be able to help most every eligible advisee (seeking advice) and in different issues and contexts, except those needing or interested in detailed technical assistance.
This service has the eligibility requirements including the advisee having a background of practice in at least conventional permaculture for a few or more years (intermediate to advanced level experience), with some significant achievement yet having encountered some major challenges in their journey which they may have difficulty in overcoming.
You should be willing and able to critically reassess your approach with research and consultation, in order to advance this lifestyle to a significantly more productive level in terms of quality, quantity, and sustainability. We use a scientific dialectic / holistic systemic complexity-oriented dynamic thinking approach, cognizant of the complex interconnections and interactions of all issues and elements, looking at problems as evolving and resolving based on multivariable / dynamic factors and relationships (in contrast to the dogmatic metaphysical or detached reductive / mechanical simplistic static thinking approach). This requires significant knowledge of a wide variety of subjects / factors and their interactions through time and space, ultimately recognizing and yielding to the dominant role of nature / natural law (aka law of consequences / logic). This thinking approach and the vast knowledge base (i.e., removal of “compartmentalization” or separation / detachment from nature / reality) would enable one to recognize and resolve more complex issues as well as predict the short and long-term consequences.
Thus, this service could be considered as a “permaculture design” service, except applied much more broadly and systematically to most all aspects of life (engaged in complex dynamic interaction) to make it worthy of the word permaculture – a cultural practice rooted in everything nature and natural in order to sustain itself / life through the ages with relative permanence (permanence that only nature can claim).
The key to success of this endeavor depends in a large part on the appropriate qualification and motivation of the person seeking the consultation in line with the genuine permaculture directive, rational and critical dialogues with the adviser, and discipline in implementing cognitive and behavioral tasks to implement changes necessary to help manifest the necessary changes and results and advance (systematically, starting individually and increasingly socioeconmically and environmentally). Thus, a certain level of familiarity and experience with the aforementioned thinking approach and concepts is required (e.g., natural law / law of consequences / logic, dialectic / holistic thinking vs. metaphysical / reductive / mechanical thinking, classical trivium method of thinking, critical thinking and logic vs. fallacies, evaluation of objective truth vs. subjective / emotional “truth” by evidence and logic, system thinking, multivariable complexity thinking, dynamic thinking, etc.). Furthermore, an openness to new ways of thinking (based on objective life-affirming consequences) and acquiring knowledge about a variety of subjects / fields of knowledge is essential. Additionally, a certain level of life-affirming knowledge about the world (both the artificial and the natural) is required along with some life experience, skills, and resources – including having experience in conventional “permaculture” realizing some of the limitations which may be hindering progress to a more authentic permaculture with more effective, productive, profound, extensive, durable systemic results.
Other aspects may be necessary to assess and analyze (e.g., physical and mental health, socioeconomic skills and relations, environmental interactions, etc.) depending on the goals and identified tasks. However, depending on the sensitive nature of the issues, some of these issues may have to be addressed later if obstacles are noted and / or the advisee has gained enough competence at least in the core principles to address these other factors independently.
During the evaluation process, using emails and chat interviews, I will ask the advisee to describe their general situation and the type and purpose of the advice they are seeking, and present some proof of experience / qualification / eligibility (according to the criteria set above) to justify their suitability for this type and level of consultation service.
If the eligibility requirements are met, we will then set an interview to discuss the details and answer any questions before a more formal engagement.
I am 60 y.o. was born in Iran and lived most of my life in the United States and am currently living in Spain for the past few years. At a very young age, I realized that I was born in a global sanitorium, and naturally and logically (possibly with some influence from my native traditional rich culture that was under assault and decaying rapidly) understood the importance of independence, self-reliance, as well as culture or rather traditional culture (rooted in long history of deep interaction with nature and land, with the collective wisdom that had given it lasting power manifest in socioeconomic and environmental / ecological practices). A semblance of this latter then became introduced with the label of permaculture in the western world where much of this practice had been destroyed (people consequently becoming demoralized via cloaked artificiality masquerading as “modernization”) – with few exceptions e.g., some of the Amish, and few other marginalized traditional communities throughout the world. And of course, this label also implied only a very limited and domesticated (i.e., artificial, decontextualized, demoralized) version of the real thing which then necessarily turned into a caricature, and thus doomed to failure (or artificially propped up and maintained with external sources of money – i.e., an expensive non-permanent hobby). In particular, the conventional permaculture avoids the socioeconomic systemic underpinnings necessary to make it succeed and be taken seriously, including ignoring the increasing systemic assaults from the dominant artificial socioeconomic system.
Through extensive studies in many fields (starting with abhorring lies and developing my understanding of the world organically using logic / natural law / law of consequences), I quickly realized in my teenage years that we were living in a captured or prison planet under a system that was destroying all life and even non-living entities in an accelerated manner reminiscent of a death cult that inculcated increasing number of the global population in its psychotic rampage. I could then naturally predict our future logically including something similar to what we are experiencing currently. This was not so difficult with all the predictive programming going on (on TV, “education” and media), and using at least my own memory and recognizing the patterns and trends.
At the same time I made extensive studies about the matrix of life / nature, and ultimately independently discovered natural law (law of consequences / law of harvest / logic) from which all the other major principles of nature branch off including making sense of the current state of the world as well as its short and long-term outcome.
Thus, with emphasis on nature and life (and the oneness or the dynamic interconnectedness of life), through the years I have amassed relatively large amount of knowledge and experience in various fields that defy categorization (or better considered as “interdisciplinary”). I was trained and received advanced degrees in liberal arts and the sciences as well as a medical fields which I then pursued extensively critically and skeptically discovering many inconsistencies / contradictions with reality, potential falsifications and hidden agendas, as well as discovering alternative logical understanding of phenomena and relationships.
All this knowledge (“life knowledge” – how life / nature works, and what leads to suffering and death), which I have constantly added to, confirmed early on that the world order is a system with interlocking aspects, all geared to either support life (what may be called “natural”) or to destroy it (“anti-natural” or “artificial” – not just in its quality or construction, but also in terms of quantities, and the order of things). Given enough varied life skills and life resources (i.e., from and in long-term balance with nature) using this life knowledge and experience and the prime importance of the natural law / principles / ethics and morals, it is not difficult to imagine how the paradise (genuine permaculture) of abundance from which we have fallen may eventually be restored (with or without our will), i.e., due to necessity. The problem is our perceptions and thought process, which has been hacked and this state is actively managed systemically (i.e., full spectrum control grid from control of economy to our spirituality or lack there of) by those who govern our mind. But since the current socioeconomic system is artificial / anti-natural and promotes decay, disease, and death, it is evidently doomed to its own death sooner or later. The question is then whether we (as a species) can come to our senses and learn to think so we can do the logical / rational deeds (following natural law) to achieve natural results (a natural lifestyle which would logically promote life) or continue the current artificial fragmented chaotic selfish subjective emotional brain processes that is promoted as “thinking” which has lead us to homicide and suicide and could shortly result in the extinction of our race.
According to the principles laid out in the mission statement section, with emphasis on system change at the heart of genuine permaculture, alternative compensation must be considered that corresponds to establishment of this natural system. However, a step-wise layered or transitional approach must be considered, congnizant of the reality of our current global situation as well as the permaculture principles and goals. Whereas monetary compensation is rooted at the heart of the artificial demoralizing system, direct exchange (“gifting”) and ultimately sharing is at the heart of the natural system. However, the latter must be done in a way to optimize a meritocracy – as it follows the natural law / law of consequences – the most productive and sustaining elements are most awarded and supported. These “awards” or compensation should increasingly move away from the current form of exchange (“money”, a much less than worthless currency that fuels the artificial demoralization death socioeconomic system with its anonymity hiding the hideous crimes that produce and sustain its value) to exchange of real knowledge, experience, skills, and resources that promote life / natural living (without net exploitation of nature and lobor both short- and long-term), sources of true wealth. However, the latter also necessarily require local exchange. Consequently, there needs to be increasing attempts to move towards local exchange by promoting community living at least at a distance to make this process feasible – similar to traditional communities. Nevertheless, transitionally some forms of exchange (e.g., online exchange of knowledge, skills, tools including softwares, etc. which still promote establishment of genuine scientific permaculture) could still be feasible and should be considered, as long as this is temporary while moving towards “localism”, as the essential trend.
The actual type of exchange therefore needs to be discussed and decided on a case-by-case basis depending on the context of the needs and abilities of both parties as well as optimally advancing permaculture.