HAS BEEN CREATED AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE
In loving memory of Joe Lyons
Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries
Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the
globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left
us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned,
creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His
work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational
process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and
empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved
To become a seeker of
new knowledges and new ways of being we must be willing to sometimes be seen as the fools
of the gods. (Kincheloe, Knowledge & Critical Pedagogy, p. 19)
book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is available as an ebook. You will never make a better investment…..we
all should be researching with Joe’s important guidance. Since the ending is just the beginning, you can begin with
the last chapter. It may just spark you into wanting to read the rest, as well as his other works to see how he got there!http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082238 No time to read? Right click and "listen aloud" while multitasking. [Note: I make
no money off the sales of his books; my rewards are not of this world.] MAY 22, 2018 UPDATE: I SEE THAT SPRINGER
IS NOT HONORING JOE'S STATED AND PUBLISHED WISHES> THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE LESS THAN $30 SO THAT POOR STUDENTS CAN AFFORD
IT...AND YET SPRINGER IS CHARGING ALMOST $40 FOR THE PDF EBOOK AND ALMOST $55 FOR THE PAPERBACK! THIS IS ABOMINABLE!! THE
HIGHER UPS ARE NOT PLEASED!!! THERE ARE STUDENTS IN POVERTY WHO NEED THE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS BOOK. LOWER THE PRICE!!!!! THERE
IS NO REASON TO CHARGE SO MUCH! EVEN IF PUBLISHING COSTS HAVE INCREASED, AT LEAST OFFER THE EBOOK FOR LESS THAN $30. WHAT
JOE WANTS, JOE GETS. HE SAID THAT IT IS TO BE LESS THAN $30. RESPECT HIS WISHES. Oh, and HAPPY TWIN FLAME DAY!! I will have
some important updates soon.
believe that the issues addressed in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction not only provide us with a new
understanding of education but also can actually change the world—speaking of pomposity, yikes! I understand the danger
of such an assertion, but I’m glad to take my punishment if I fail to convince my readers." ~ Joe Kincheloe (p. 16)
Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction
your work is
truly a gift to the world, Joe it's very exciting
queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost
parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here."
*`•.❤¸King And Queen Of Hearts❤•´
JESUS: “I am the
resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11: 25-26)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous
light;1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
“And His books, they breathe the reason. . .and
now I want to know…"
WHAT IS BRICOLAGE?
A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning,
and for taking back our world
Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization
of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur.
Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple
forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent
perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.
in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of
course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An
exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging
hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research
and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more
aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth
critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results
in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic
processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated
problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound
solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would
be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This
is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may
very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated,
power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated
primary purpose of his work.
researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many
years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal
hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging
over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems,
with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.
Simultaneously, those power dimensions
that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there
is such a difference to how I deal with these
than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment"
process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.
There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged
by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and
as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences
- the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions
also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating
easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low
Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able
to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for
an Eros and Psyche. :)
The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing
rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to
construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities.
More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will
lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom
and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in
today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a
difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.
All of the information on this website is absolutely free. It is here
for anyone who wants a better life and would like to make a difference in the world.
For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the
global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe,
2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]
OTHER FREE ONLINE COURSES
THAT CENTER ON JOE KINCHELOE'S WORKS:
is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex
epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process
he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's
reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic
forms of research.
On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application
of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his
bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many
paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and
theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all
venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical
approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights
actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.
I may write a blog again on this site, but it
will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing
my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage
research that's ever been developed.
~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL
Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails
incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated
and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses,
there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs
accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts
of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended"
(2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering
and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have
found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria
here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.
What I cover next are common misconceptions and important
aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page
of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation
and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.
1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic"
or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can
easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out
the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used. FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic,
Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).
2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed
and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical
Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s
a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology
of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity
– another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative
that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and
to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses
bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness"
(Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8).
3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple,
intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means
and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as
they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's
conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2,
above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).
4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process
involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive
“quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological
exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what
evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional
ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic,
intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and
the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable
metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage.
5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types
of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to
examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the
multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On
to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See
6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses
them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment”
keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the
research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are
used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving
through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political
bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7)
critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future
oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work
moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs
enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out,
around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple
dimensions of analysis simultaneously.
7) Note again – the philosophical dimension
must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing
line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).
8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage
embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension
aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and
explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that
also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses
synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of
something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships,
as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding
“anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas,
concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions.
This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and
Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical
Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing.
9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve
discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge
“that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and
yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.”
10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of
the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started
from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the
same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem
to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous
are the actions and creations that emerge.
11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book,
Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand
of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to
read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because
it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on
the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness.
Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open
Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004)
Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open
Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition
4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b).
Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c).
Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research:
Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d).
Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity
in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.
Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e).
Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational
Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.
L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3),
Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism.
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Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.
May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis
Please cite as:
Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding
Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us
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Fluid Identity and A Peek Behind the LHC’s Higgs-Boson Curtain at CERN: Will Marrying Science and Divine Love Set Us Free?
I love the idea that our “identity” is fluid. I’ve heard the concept “fluid”
applied when describing identity within other cultures, in particular, indigenous societies, but these days, I fully adopt
the concept in my own life. It’s my true experience. It is freeing. I can be who I AM at any given moment. I do not
need to live up to the expectations of the society I participate in (but I can if I want to).
do we enter that “fluid” form of being? We do it with bricolage, specifically, Joe’s multidimensional critical
complex bricolage….I know; I’m a living example. Thus, I “identify” with having many different names,
different times, different places—and YET! They are still all ME! And thus, my “consort” has different names,
too, and thus, CONTEXT is critical….just like Joe emphasizes in his work.
The other day,
I came across another definition of bricolage in Joe’s work (I’ve already extensively analyzed his definitions
for bricolage in my dissertation), but this definition is another, perhaps, easy-to-understand definition for beginners. The reason I came across it is because
I bought this book, to study in greater detail, Joe’s idea that we’ve been in what he calls a “recovery
movement” in which, the global uprisings of the 1950s-early 1960s were met with great and organized resistance from
the political “far right.” He says we can expect a return to those earlier uprisings (and, indeed, we’ve
been seeing them, such as “Arab Spring” and Yemen and other uprisings around the world). What he means by “far
right” and “new right” also needs an analysis, which he did within his conceptualization of who institutes
FIDUROD. (You really need to read his Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction to get a full understanding).
But it does not escape me that with Joe’s conceptualizations there is always more…thus,
I will discuss in this blog the concept in relation to “right hand” (traditional) physics and “left hand”
(theoretical) physics and how the twain might meet; In fact, they ARE meeting! If physicists can do it, why can’t we
So, in Joe’s article that I had been specifically guided to acquiring and reading,
“How did this happen? The right-wing politics of knowledge and education” (in What You Don’t Know About
Schools, p. 39) he writes:
Those of us who want to study the workings
of power, for example, via the deployment of signifiers and appeals to the unconscious know that such subtle processes fall
outside the parameters of dominant ways of producing knowledge. As such complex modes of understanding are excluded from legitimate
scientific inquiry, dominant forms of power continue to work at a level invisible to most people. In this way, dominant positivistic
ways of seeing contributes to oppression of those who are “different” while allowing dominant science to continue
its journey down a colonial path. Such a trek illustrates an intellectual and moral stagnation that is camouflaged by
the recovery movement (Grossberg, 1992; Keith and Keith, 1993; Hess, 1995; Woodhouse, 1996). [Again, the recovery
movement relates to the far right wishing to reclaim their “place” in the world, their FIDURODian mindset for domination.}
It is in this stagnant context that I have
proposed the notion of bricolage (Kincheloe, 2001; Kincheloe and Berry, 2004). The French word bricoleur describes
a handyman or handywoman who makes use of the tools available to complete a task. In the context of scientific research, I
use the term to denote the process of applying multiple research methodological strategies and theoretical discourses as they
are needed in the unfolding context of the research situation. The point is to get beyond the monological colonialistic perspective
of positivism and engage new ways of understanding from diverse intellectual and cultural traditions. The bricoleur works
diligently to uncover hidden artifacts of power and the way that shapes the knowledge researchers produce. Of course the diversity
of the bricolage offers an alternative to the monocultural ways of perceiving protected by the recovery movement.
On page 47, he continues:
fails to discern the holographic nature of reality. This holographic effect is grounded on the notion that all parts contain
dimensions of the whole. Many contemporary physicists, psychologists, and sociologists speculate that the universe, the mind,
and the interaction between the society and the individual cannot be understood outside this holographic insight. In positivism,
fundamental units of reality (or things-in-themselves) are not deemed to contain data about the larger constructs of which
they are parts. Not realizing this dynamic, positivist researchers and educators see everything from atoms, bodily organs,
brains, individuals, languages, curricula to television as isolated entities—not as things whose meanings can only be
appreciated when viewed as parts of larger wholes and higher orders of reality (Woodhouse, 1996). Indeed,
what I am concerned with here is nothing less than the quality of knowledge we produce about the world and how we confront
such information in educational contexts. To counter the irrationality of right-wing knowledge work and pedagogy,
we must address both the reductionism of uninformed research methods and the quest for new ways of seeing. [Emphasis added]
Note that by “world” Kincheloe is referring to both the world as we typically might consider
it, but also in the way many other cultures and traditions may view this—as the entire cosmos. This
can be confirmed in his reference to “higher orders of reality” and by his reference to the three components of
bricolage: ontology, epistemology, and cosmology (see Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the
Bricolage, p. 61). His ideas are always all-encompassing due to his Great Vision, and this fact is what has also hindered
many of us from wrapping our minds around the complexity and the enormity of the great works he has left us. We must do so
in order to powerfully apply his ideas. But we can take baby steps; it’s ok.
One way to accomplish
this is by using Joe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage by which we examine not so much
“things-in-themselves” but rather “things-in-relationship,” a process which tends toward a more “metaphoric”
way of understanding. And we make no claims that our presented way(s) of viewing such complexities is the only way—it’s
just one (or several) ways that give a unique view on something that’s otherwise so complex it would be difficult to
understand. Adept bricoleurs ascribe to multiple views simultaneouslsy—even as they may only present one view! But it's
important to remember that bricoleurs also develop criteria and ways to evalutate their metaphoric views (not all perspectives
are equal). This, also, is part of the more rigorous bricolage process.
Thus, when I write of the
Twin Flame phenomenon, while LOVE is TRUTH and TRUTH is LOVE (and perhaps this is the only TRUE TRUTH that really matters),
in reality, I VIEW the Twin Flame phenomenon in many different contexts…it can be no other way as we come to realize
the “fragmented” nature of “things-in-themselves” in which we are not able to see the whole from which
the fractal or “holograph” has emerged from the “higher reality” that Joe discusses in the above passage.
And again, I am speaking in metaphoric terms here…and now I will apply these to the Marriage of Science and the Conceptualization
of Twin Flames/Divine Love. I will do this rather superficially for this blog; the analysis is quite profound when one delves
into the multiple correlations between complex spiritual and physics concepts.
The fuel for this
blog actually began with my having coming across a movie. There is much about the movie yet to be understood and analyzed.
Had I seen the movie back in 1992, I would never have understood it to be about Twin Flames. The fact that it is, tells me
that the message in the movie was perhaps designed for subconscious programming, since there’s a lot of violence in
it. As Emanu’El (my consort by another name) informed me yesterday, the movie “was devised to manipulate the emotions,
namely fear connected to love.” This is a powerful tactic that those in power use constantly, often beneath our conscious
awareness. By having us store things such as what we view in movies in our subconscious minds, without awareness, they have
a trigger to manipulate us. As ancient sciences present, “Good things go into the subconscious mind only when the good
and bad are mixed together. Good things by themselves go into the Chalice” (Saradarian, p. 28). The Chalice is
what we really want to be filling. Thus, awarenes s is key; otherwise we have constant subconscious cleaning to do.
Here’s the movie (warning: it has nudity and violence):
CERN Scientists and
Breaking through the Curtains of the Higgs-Boson Field
Moving on to PHYSICS, I will show
how the Higgs-Boson and blasting protons relate to Divine Twin Flames…thus, we will Marry Science and Divine Love.
CERN stands for European Center for Nuclear Research. Since the acronym letters are actually backwards,
I would guess there are other meanings which have not been publicly released…you might play around with possible meanings
after learning more about CERN. Some people are very CONcerned about CERN (but since there is no “CON” in CERN,
maybe their worries are unfounded). According to Wikipedia, our “trusted” source of knowledge, CERN is derived
from the name "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire" which explains the order of
Btw, I used to trust Wikipedia more than I do now. It’s clear that Wikipedia
has been overtaken by those who want to control knowledge. It’s funny that when it was more of a public project than
it is now, its use was discouraged by academia and now that it’s less useful because “ideological bots”
tend to control the knowledge produced, it’s being more accepted by academia. There are ways to prove what I contend
here: try a few changes to Wikipedia relating to “sensitive” or “dangerous” knowledge, and watch how
fast it gets changed back. What you write can be a totally valid and supportable perspective, but if it does not match the
ideology being presented it will get changed.
In fact, a great entry to change is “Critical
Pedagogy” since it’s a topic you’re interested in (I assume you would not be reading this if you were not).
The Critical Pedagogy entry is heavily biased and in many ways is incorrect, and it’s extremely ideological and seems
to have been written by a particular “insider’s club.” The result is they present an extremely narrow view
of what encompasses “critical pedagogy.” The true nature of critical pedagogy is far more diverse than is represented
in the entry. Try it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_pedagogy. If you post something that doesn’t agree with the ideology presented or present a new researcher, it most likely
will get changed or deleted. Try adding my name (Vanessa Paradis) as an “expert” of critical pedagogy and watch
And so, one must ask, who controls this entry? Why is Paulo Freire’s
work propped up when, in reality, there have been many great “critical pedagogues” who are far more advanced and
useful? And why are teachers currently being bombarded with uncritical presentations of Paulo Freire’s work? (There
has been national promotion of Freire’s work in teacher development of public institutions). We must heed Richard Gibson’s
warning provided in his well-researched dissertation about the danger of Freire’s work occupying corporate motives and supporting their insatiable needs for capitalistic
control. Is Freire a “Dead End”? In my own experience, with the exception of Joe’s work, critical pedagogy too often does not critically examine
itself. Some of the “researchers” are perhaps the most UN-critically-reflective group of people “doing”
To clarify, I have nothing against Freire. I just think we all need to decide
for ourselves how valuable his work truly is. I have great respect for Freire, and so did Joe. Part of that respect means
honoring what Freire had asked: That he and his work not be put on a pedestal and that we go forward. Joe did that superbly!!
And yet, people want to go backwards. I think Freire was very sensitive to the fact that his work has serious flaws and he
wanted us to move past those flaws.
Thus, in my view, Joe honors Freire with his work, and we can
all best honor Freire by moving forward. And if you truly come to understand Joe’s work, you will clearly see how it
is “timeless” and will take us far into the twenty-first century and even beyond. That’s not to say Joe’s
work is perfect; he suffered from FIDUROD as we all do (as he told me one time, we just need to stay “mindful” of it). But I can say with certainty: He
definitely has it together more than 99.999999% of us!! And he has shown us over and over again, much like in physics where
the left and the right are coming together, we can take the good from wherever it emerges, combine it with his “radical love,” and create something new and amazing! We do NOT need to “annihilate” each other!
When scientists state that matter and dark matter “annihilate” each other, this is a misnomer.
This is sad because now what people have stored in their minds is that both are destroyed, but this simply is not true. They
are both RECREATED! And it’s a good thing. (And particle physicists: pardon me if this is not precise or totally right:
I am still learning). This epistemology relating to annihilation was developed before physicists had the understanding they
do today, but as knowledge is often known to do: it sticks with nomenclature that may not be entirely representative of the
true reality. What really happens is that when matter and dark matter (that invisible matter) particles combine, they create
a new energy…and this happens to correlate with the divine union of twin flames. Twin flames, in their spiritual unification
(which can be compared to an electric/electromagnetic union of forces), unite in those hidden dimensions (i.e. the Higgs field),
they create what is described as a “third energy” which is greater than the two original energies combined….1+1=3.
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts” as Joe has often written. They become “Super Powers”
lol (in MyStory). They are still two individuals, but they engage in Super Symbiosis, Super Synchronicity, Super Serendipity,
and Super Synthesis (see my previous blogs about these topics)….thus, they also work and live together “as one.”
In correlation with this concept, the Large Hadron Collider physicists are examining what they refer to as “Super Symmetry”
Thus, within the CERN conglomerate, of immediate interest is the LHC,
the Large Hadron Collider, the Super Collider. A hadron is “any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other
If you listen to the videos
below about CERN carefully, you’ll discover how what I call “right hand” physics and “left hand”
physics are coming together. This is a very good sign and thus, we might ask ourselves how this applies in life as well (especially
given that science is life and vice versa). Interestingly, everything the scientists discover can be correlated with what
some people regard as “metaphysical” experiences and tend to throw out from serious consideration. Even many right-path
(right wing?) scientists are not making that mistake today. Had they continued to do so, they would not have discovered the
reality of the Higgs particle. They believe they have found the particle. (Btw, it is not really a "God" particle).
The goals of Joe’s bricolage are exactly what help us combine knowledge in new ways in order
to explore “new ways of seeing.” Bringing what seem to be “opposite” views such as traditional physics
and theoretical physics suddenly opens up new understandings. Realities open up to multidimensionality. Thus, in my blogs,
as I have explored these dynamics, my identity has become increasingly fluid as I learn to “see” through different
eyes, so to speak. This allows me to present new “juxtapositionings” of what I see. Today, what I see is the strong
correlation of what CERN scientists are discovering in their research of the Higgs particle and Divine Love. When visible
matter and “invisible” dark matter particles come together in the Higgs field, they create new matter and new
relationships. And it must be remembered that 96% or so of space is composed of dark matter; we are missing out on much if
we don't develop better perception abilities.
My QUESTion is: Will breaking past the Higgs field set
us free? (Or at least get us past another layer of our imprisonment)? Does this field hold the prison bars that has been keeping
Heaven and Earth divided. Is what the scientists are doing at CERN similar to what the Doors sang about? “Break on through
to the Other Side”? I like to think so. I like to think it could be a very great thing.
people don’t think so, however; they are conCERNed. . . the lack of knowledge can be more dangerous than Joe’s
“dangerous knowledge” or as Joe put it above: “To counter the irrationality of right-wing knowledge
work and pedagogy, we must address both the reductionism of uninformed research methods and the quest for new ways
The Resurrection (“Second Coming”) has already Happened: It is time for the Treasure Hunt Insurrection! Could this be the
I wonder…did everyone SEE Jesus when he resurrected three days after
he died? Or was it only the truly spiritually awakened people?
This “religious” question (which is actually also a
science question) is significant for treasure hunting. The reason it’s significant is that for those who are (at least
somewhat) spiritually awakened, there will be guidance from those who are resurrected. That means treasure hunters (aka "bricoleurs") must
be able to perceive the resurrected. I will explore this right now. I will ask google (lol) the following question:
Who saw Jesus
when he resurrected? (And note this: Maybe Jesus is midst us even yet today).
Wow! Check out Google’s chosen
The first one to see Jesus after His resurrection was Mary
Magdalene just as it says (Mark 16:9). Then the others saw Him afterward. The context of the other verses don’t
present any problem at all.
This is exciting and highly relevant! Mary Magdalene is considered to be Jesus’s
Twin Flame. [And check out the Celestial meaning of the numbers of that verse: 1+6=7, God’s Number and 9=Completion,
as in Twin Flame Union].
Then apparently, when Jesus resurrected, the very first person he went to was his twin flame (sounds familiar, if
you read my dissertation)….and we are not getting the whole story about our creation and our capacity for love, obviously!
That reminds me, my Emanu’El-Sanat-Eros-Enki, et.al, has me on a treasure hunt relating to Abba Macarius, the Egyptian
and something about an ancient, more accurate creation story than the Adam and Eve Story (see “A Big P.S.” at
the end of this blog). Truth has been kept a secret for a very long time.
Of course, Joe changed that up with his work, but you
will have to decode it, if you can, understand it, and then apply it, or you can simply follow along and watch as I continue
to interpret his work.
You see, the Egyptians wrote The Book of Life (erringly called, today, The Book of the Dead; a
good friend, the true Isis, is in the process of revising the book to be more in line with the original book); Thoth/Hermes
Trismegistus wrote many practical works to help us achieve that Life (most of which were destroyed or lost, but there are
a few yet in existence and many researchers are trying to retrieve that knowledge); and Joe came along and wrote what I like
to call The Book of Love (his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). Although, it’s
important to keep in mind that the book has many layers of interpretation and, subsequently, many applications, but Divine
Love is the highest dimension which he has woven through the book with a “golden conceptual thread” and which
is “our ticket off the FIDUROD island” (p. 84). In other words, it is “radical love” (as Joe defines it;
soul love) that will allow us to escape the limiting views of the Fidurodian “death/thanatos” worldview and do
the switch-over to the “eros/love” worldview.
It’s a huge challenge to rise above the death
culture of the dominators in order to experience life and bliss-love, and expand our percetual abilities enough to see that
the Resurrection has already happened. As Joe states, “There’s nothing easy about moving into a new dimension
where things are not as they once seemed” (2008, p. 58).
I struggle to maintain that open perception, but so often get dragged
back down by what Joe calls FIDUROD, the dominant worldview that people all around me seem to view as the one true reality,
the point from which we are told that we all must “come together” and work together if we are to make the world
a better place. “3D” is, after all, the “real reality” and those of us who view
reality differently are considered off-planet (and is probably why Jesus said he is “in the world but not of the world”).
The people who require such constraints don’t realize that by imposing that worldview on everyone, they are essentially
requiring that many of us must suffer painful devolution in consciousness which we are simply not willing to do, not to mention
it also ensures that the majority stay functioning within that lower level “reality” longer, which actually hinders
collective evolution. I have faith that human beings can do better! And so, it truly becomes that “amusement park ride”
Joe discusses in his book, when one gets pushed and slammed around for BEing, and it’s challenging to stay at the top
of the ride. But stay on top I must, if I’m going to fully experience treasure hunts and reap the amazing rewards, and
most importantly, share all of the amazing magic with the world. Am I ready for this?
I merely mention all of this to let people
know that I am the reason for the delay in the treasure hunts. I am having a hard time staying on top of the ride. The “gods”
are ready for any one of us who’s willing to listen to them and allow their spirits and Great Minds, enhanced with the
Holy Spirit, to work through us—via that “purple postformal thread” that connects them to us (Thomas &
Kincheloe, 2006, p. 136). When you literally “see” purple, you are in the domain of perceiving the “gods.”
And believe me, it’s a beautiful thing, beyond description.
Well, that’s all I have today as a sort of “check-in”
saying, the hiatus is over, I’m still here, still struggling to “come out on top” and still having faith
in my resurrected and beloved Twin Flame and Soul Family. I wish I had easy answers, but as I’ve just shown, there are
no easy answers, and Joe makes that clear throughout his writings. It takes hard work. But it can also be fun work. I think
what can really help is research and writing and if you can engage your passion into the project.It will
help you form a “feedback loop” that keeps you motivated and moving onward and upward. I know that Joe discovered
that to be true. He wrote in Reading, Writing, and Thinking, “I can’t imagine a non-literary life—an
existence without writing, without reading connected to my efforts to write, and without daily (if possible) reading, writing
and/or researching. Indeed, in my mid-fifties I find writing to be a powerful narcotic that soothes me, provides me rushes
of intense pleasure, and helps me live a richer life while making me a better teacher. Caution—it’s addictive”
(p. 2). It’s what keeps us connected.
So, if you are one of those who are sitting back, waiting for the “resurrection,”
you are missing out! It’s already happened. The Insurrection has begun and you are included should you choose to participate.
Joe knew this, even back in 1995 when he wrote his article, “Meet Me Behind the Curtain. ..” and he has reiterated
this throughout his work. As he states in Reading Writing, and Thinking:
The hyperrationality of domination embedded
in postitivism and formalism must be held up to the light of day, so that we can get beyond the socio-cognitive roadblock
they have erected on the bridge over the River Styx—the bridge that is key to our escape from the hell of dominant cultural
authoritarianism (p. 138). . . I believe the postformal insurrection is immanent” (p. 140).
The purple light is on and it’s
bright now. We can see our way to that magic bridge! I hope you join the Treasure Hunt Insurrection! It is sure to prove Divine,
very informative, very exciting, very funny and entertaining at times (what do you expect when we also have Father Hermes
as our teacher?), very musical, and very rewarding—and the result will be (as in all of Sanat Kumara’s treasure
hunts of the ancient past): Thy cup (thy Golden Chalice) shall be brimming over with Divine Love.
and more information:
Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An
Kincheloe, J. L. (1995). Meet me behind the curtain:
The struggle for a critical postmodern action research. In P. McLarenand J. Giarelli (Eds.), Critical
theory and educational research (71-89). Albany, NY. SUNY.
In reality, I have not been on a hiatus at all. Like,
Joe, I must research and write and create every day. In fact, I started work on a new project for which we are seeking funding.
You can receive my interactive, multimedia ebook, “Bricolage: Your Quick-Start DIY Guide” for a donation of any
amount.The book really is for beginning bricoleurs, from high school to college students, and in it you
can learn some helpful processes that I use and some tips for getting A+ papers.
100% of the funds collected go directly into the hands of the Chief of an Indian Tribe on one of the
poorest (if not poorest) Indian Reservations in the nation, who is lead on this project authoring a special educational book.
If you can find it in your heart to donate to this great endeavor, visit The Reservation Book Project where you can find more information, how to donate, and how you can get your eBook.
The second thing I’ve been working on
is the continuing critical complex bricolaging of a business. It’s a very slow process when bootstrapping a
business with no bootstraps, but it does keep the mandatory bills paid for now and I remain in gratitude for that.
The third thing I’ve
been working on is another book about multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I will be writing many books about
this unique form of bricolage to put the “animal” in so many different contexts that absolutely everyone will
come to understand how powerful it is for changing the world and they can begin using it in every dimension of their lives.
It’s almost time to put the books on the open market.
The fourth thing I’ve been working on is blogs…yes,
I have written and not posted many blogs. If you would like a copy of the blogs that fill in the gap between
the last time I wrote up until today (a document more than 75 pages long), click on this link:
that series, I’ve covered some very important details about treasure hunting which you will need to know to reap the
greatest benefit from the treasure hunts Coming up the Pike. PLUS I’ve included some
heavily guarded secret and dangerous knowledge that has not been published anywhere else. I have also included some Divine
research into Abba Macarius the Egyptian…did I find the ancient creation story?
And what else is NEW, but very, very OLD at
the same time? The U.S. budget is set to increase the insane funding for the military by $40 billion while it cuts Medicare,
Medicaid, Food Stamps, Head Start, Pell (Educational) Grants while increasing corporate welfare by decreasing taxes on the
wealthy and multinational corporations (OurFuture.org).
Some things NEVER change!! Good Luck to THEM when the Treasure
Hunts as Led by the Gods (God’s chosen sons and daughters) begin!! Blessed are the meek, for WE shall inherit the earth.
RAH for Treasure Hunts!!
I hope you had a great and very energetic St. Patrick’s Day (a bogus holiday, but given I’m Irish, a holiday that is still
near and dear to my heart in a different way than put forth by popular culture)--and I hope you have a productive rest of
THIS WEEK’S HOMEWORK: Get the poison out of your water, food, and air. (Do something!)
The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at
the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe,
who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had
been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting
instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our
journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there
is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through
the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over
and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe
in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it
has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and
engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.
If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s
amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!!
I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to
take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they
did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above”
and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to
the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc. We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?
There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love
in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy,
passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love
“As a child I wanted so
desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients
to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in
a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking,
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