Entelechy is another exceptional concept that was originally associated with the philosophy of Aristotle. In Greek entelechy is entelecheia and it refers en (inherent), telos (aim or goal), and echeia (to have). I view entelechy as part of our Being because we are born with an innate sense of drive or an inner calling. Entelechy is the inherent potential within each of us to aim for higher goals. However, that inherent drive is only a potential and remains dormant until it is unlocked and we decide to activate our inner drive. I view entelechy as a supranatural, epigenetic, and energetic concept. Epigenetics has only potential until it is activated and we decide to go within – to activate what is within. Energeia has only potential until it is energized. Entelechy is a natural inner force that can be an aide in moving our self-evolution forward if we choose to activate and awaken our potential. It basically amounts to a personal choice of drive overcoming the ambivalent forces of mediocrity.
It is important that I distinguish haecceity from quiddity. Haecceity is our essential uniqueness, our special “thisness,” those crucial irreplaceable elements that make each one of us an absolutely different individual from all people who have ever walked Planet Earth. On the other hand, quiddity refers to those common traits, a “whatness,” those human features and traits each one of us share with all other humans. Quiddity is a shared heritage and history we have in common with all other humans. Quiddity includes those conspecific Out of Africa inherited DNA features we share with all of humanity. The human genome gives us a commonality of shared human features, but at the same time it gives each of us genetic mutational unique features. This difference makes each one of us a genetic mutant having our own unique genetic flaws and strengths. I celebrate my unique features and traits I was born with, and I take pride in and I recognize those common features and traits I share with all of humanity.
Right now, I feel a need to point out a common Pollyannaish Fallacy often said to the young that, “you can be anything you want to be.” So untrue! What a cruel lie. Everyone is a unique person and not all of us are gifted to be a great scientist, musician, artist, mathematician, professional athlete, or professional model. What the statement should say is, “make sure you use the unique gifts you were born with by activating within and developing them to the max.” In my writing, I discuss Howard Gardner suggesting humans have six multiple intelligences: i. e. linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. I recommend that we discover and experience our intelligence (intelligences), our daedal skills, talents, special abilities, and develop them to the greatest degree possible.
Haecceity (hek-se-a-te) is a rare and extraordinary word first used by John Dunn Scotus (1200’s AD). Haec is Latin for “this,” and means the “thisness” of a subject or what it truly “is.” One’s being involves the concept of haecceity. As humans we share universal nature with all of life and we share human nature. But haecceity is my uniqueness; my unique nature. I suggest a significant paradoxical equation I identify in this uniqueness. That is, we are all infinitesimal creatures in a gigantic Cosmos, yet when under inspection and calculation in this huge Cosmos, there is a mystery that lies within our uniqueness to everything else that exists in the Cosmos. Each one of us maybe an imperceptible creature in this vast Cosmos, but we are an exquisively unrepeateable being. Just to think that out of 108,000,000,000 people who have ever lived each one of us can say, “I am unique,” and “I am one-of-a-kind.” Each of our 23 pairs of chromosomal DNA makes us mutationally and situationally unique. Haecceity is that remarkable genetic (nature) and environmental (nurture) path that has led to my and your total distinctiveness from all other creatures that have ever existed and will ever exist. We are unique individuals <-—> we have a distinct personhood. I acknowledge, admire and embrace Joseph Campbell’s proposal that, “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
Paul Tillich felt, “most human beings are in a state of actual conflict with their own rationality and therefore unable to affirm their essential being courageously,” which is when “the power of being is identified with virtue, and consequently with essential nature. Virtue is the power of acting exclusively according to one’s true nature. The degree of virtue is the degree to which somebody is striving for and trying to confirm his own being.” (1952) I am cautious of who I will allow to inquire and gain insight into my essential being. I have learned the hard way that revealing my real-being, strengths and weaknesses, can be a risky business. There are scoundrels among us who will turn that information against us. One time I let my guard down and allowed myself to be seriously taken advantage of by a user and an abuser. I am now very guarded and cautious of who I will entrust my inner heart to. It is a matter of trust and mistrust. Now someone will know me to the degree I allow them to know me. I advise readers to be knowledgeable about people you allow to see the multi-levels of yourself. Not everyone has the right to know the “real you.” They have to earn that right by way of respect that comes by way of truthfulness and trustfulness.
Ontic Being is an umbrella arch term I developed to better answer the questions: “Who am I?,” and “What am I?” Ontic Being is a naturalistic concept that lines up with our supranaturalistic ability to activate what is within us (epi-genetic and energetic connotations). I propose Ontic Being as a postulation that includes and involves the natural Self <–> the spiritual Self. Ontic entails the Greek word onto that concerns and applies to real or existence. Ontic evokes the French entite (entity) where entite involves essence or realness. I incorporate ontic as a portmanteau like concept (onto + ic). I regard one’s Ontic Being as a person’s indomitable essential Self-Spirit. Ontic Being is the personification of our natural inherited uniqueness. I suggest that in the process of understanding our real natural Self ––> we are in the process of understanding our real spiritual Self.
Using the term ontic makes sense to me, because it is an ontological concept focusing on the nature of our real being instead the presentation of a catfishing parodizing fictional persona, an incognito being, or some estranged role-playing of the Self. Ontic Being is not performing a deceiving façade imitational parody of the Self. Ontic Being is an awakening to the real me —> the real-is-real me. When I am not being the real me I only end up betraying myself, and this only ends up cheating myself. There is no need of putting on airs. The need to be oneself supersedes any supplanted views of oneself. My Ontic Being is my enduring Self<–>Spirit that ultimately comes closer to answering the questions, “Who am I?,” and “What am I?’ As this narrative broadens, I will shortly point out that there is no single or definitive answer to these questions. For human nature has made for multidimensional features and multilayered traits that make for multi-level views of the Self-Spirit.
I postulate and entertain the fact that all that exists are properties of subatomic particles that for 13.7 bya have been mathematically reorganizing themselves through Nature’s 4 fundamental forces. They are not supernatural products, but are animate and inanimate handiworks of Nature. Supranaturalism is an alternative anti-supernaturalistic presupposition reconciling the spiritual with the natural. It embraces humans as a physical, biological, and spiritual species, and prodigiously allows us to build upon/with our nature. It encourages us to be the homos sapiens (wise men) we are capable of being. Supranaturalism accepts, trusts, respects, and cooperates with Nature, instead of denying, demonizing, or controlling it. I visualize, conceptualize, and contextualize a naturalistic worldview having equalizing and balancing forces within Nature, human nature, and our own nature. The ramifications of endorsing supranaturalism suggests that the potential exists for us to substantially satisfy our Nature based needs, and that we can build upon/with our natural inheritance and have some end-result times that include supra- meaning, supra-balance, and supra-health.
It was St. Paul who created the abysmal myth of Jesus Christ as a super-being. I appreciate and respect Jesus as a supra-being, a wise man, an enlightened messenger, but he is not some superbeing. Supranaturalism encourages (demands) an investigation into the properties of Nature. Is it time to overhaul and enthrone a rational monistic term like supra-naturalism, and dethrone that dualistic and divisive term super- naturalism? Is it time for a negation, an exfoliation, a shredding, and repudiation of a fictional superbeing? I say it is time to throw all unreasonable and insupportable man-made supernatural atrocities into the garbage bin of history. I reject and can finally say good night to my night-marish childish-childhood worldview. My conscience will no longer allow me to entertain, tolerate, or adhere to the travesty of such a destructive anti-Nature and anti-human concept. My narrative is a denunciatory writing of the damage this cruel concept of supernaturalism has brought to the human world. I end my personal era of supernaturalism, and I begin my era of supranaturalism. If the supernaturalists of this world condemn this Naturalist-Libertarian and his supranaturalistic tendencies and ambitions as a persona non grata, I will gladly accept that appellation as an immense honor. I realize that karma might come back and smack me, or bite me in the ass, but I readily admit that I get great pleasure in mischievously goating and stirring up those silly supernaturalists of this world. :))
I have asked, “Can supranaturalism be that watershed Camusian concept that demands reason and must be rationally and extensively studied?” I endorse supranaturalism as a revolutionary supposition that for me is intuitively inviting. Instinctually inviting because I accept supranaturalism as a intuitive push-up idea from transgenerational feedback into consciousness. I conceive of supranaturalism as having the potential of defining and being a seminal naturalistic transvaluative notion. Transvaluation implies transposing, varying, clarifying, deviating, and defying conventional standards. In this case an inversion from the normative standards of supernaturalism. I view super-naturalism as an amorphous concept having little context. I envision supra-naturalism as strategically conceptualizing and contextualizing a naturalistically based precept. I understand supra-natural as a transformational portmanteau precept (supra + nature). I ask, “Can supranaturalism be that proto-naturalistic proposition encompassing an activation and an energizing of our spiritual nature?”