History surrounds Pre-history but History is not the end, it is surrounded by Spherehistory. 

We have reached a time when we are able to observe the human conscious disposition in three paradigm shifts.

The Agprognostic Temple sets its self out as the living temple of this third paradigm shift – which I call Spherehistory. 

1st paradigm shift: Prehistory

2nd paradigm shift: History

3rd paradigm shift: Spherehistory

Spherehistory as a conscious dispostion does not refer to the idea of truth as such, but to the awareness of the threefold ways inwhich truth occurs and has been establisted to occur through our conscious evolution.  Which is why I considered it as a conscious disposition that involves the developments of postmoderism but still defines itself outside the postmodern structure.

With spherehistory, truth can still be obtained by some obvious universalities – in the historic sense, because there is still a truth that is raw being and beyond any culture. However the possibilities to discern such truths can only attribute itself to minds that have entered into a spherehistorcial realm that enables us to see truth as an interpretative as well as evidentual and imaginative reality. 

Evidental Truth and Imagined Truth  claimed in the Historic and Prehistoric use of consciousness are screened through Interpretative Truth by the use of a Spherehistorical consciousness. Which is able through its dispostion to encompass both prior dispostions.
Establishing the fine and shared line between the real and the unreal, existence and non-existence. Where what can be known can not rid itself of the unknown. 

As such giving the uncanny ‘gefühl’ proclaimed by postmoderism of a fundentamental non-obejective and relative reality — in the midst of obivious universalities.

In this way, only when one argues that everything can be known, is it necessary to press the postmodern eject button.

Spherehistory has entered the twenty-first century with greater force than ever before,  which means it could as well be said that we are living in Spherehistoric times — even though this could be considered as an occident-centric timeline, the idea in respects to the possibility of consciousness in its evolution of awareness, is demonstrated throughout both eastern and western thinking.

This doesn’t mean that Spherehistory has only arrived now, it has existed to some minds throughout History and perhaps even throughout Prehistory. 

However, certainly what has enabled spherehistory to become so prevalent in the collective mind of the twenty-first century are perhaps all the major breakthroughs in the twentieth century  like:  relativity, quantum mechanics, freudian / Jungian psychology, Nietzsche, cubism, cinema, space travel , etc. 

Following its way through to the postmodern era and the advent of the internet. 

All of which have helped dispel the idea of a fixed objective reality or absolute truth of a single and authoritative point of view — which the mind in a historic disposition is prone to desire.

Throughout history, authorities of all sorts have fought to impose their own perceptive model at the centre  of the world and make other’s interpretation of reality as mere peripheral phenomenon. This dynamic is repeated in all areas of activity from government to art. With each of those authorities that have laid claim over history declaring themselves as being as true as the event itself.

History is said to have begun with writing. But history as a state of collective consciousness could be said to have begun with the main traits of an absolute and central rule and authority to truth of an objective reality, which has been given to chosen individuals who form an elite society. And who advocate a single point perspective on truth as evidential truth — all of which writing dramatically helped to enforce.

History is thought to have ended when these traits had fallen from their rule over consciousness. Enter the postmodern era. But of course it didn’t really end – it just got surrounded by spherehistory. 

If writing enabled history to be set in stone, helping it centralised authority and promote evidential truth –  then perhaps the internet has enabled spherehistory to be set in space. A space inside an outside the globe, helping to decentralise authority and promote interpretational truth.

We went to the moon and saw the earth, then landed back on the asphalt of postmodernism.  There was only one thing left to do – Dig to the centre of the earth. 
Once in the centre we melted away,  freeing all ‘Universal Events’  from ownership.

There is a desire to possess universal events like the beginning of the universe – as a truth belonging to a system of belief, making reality concrete and unquestionable. 

For as history has shown it brings great power — precisely because it captures the masses, making them give up the power of their own minds to the ruling power structure.  

Postmodernism has ensured a safeguard against such proclamation, because it can be said to have been the final  unearthing of any attempt to create or maintain a singularity of “Universal Truth”. Which then allows for disorder to be an active component of reality and furthermore disassembles the idea of ownership to “The Truth”. 

Allowing our spherehistorical conscious disposition to take full reign.

In the spherehistorical conscious disposition certain universalities from the definition of being are not excluded, as we all seem subjected to common core principals of being in our raw human condition not just psychically but metaphysical and psychophysically.

This is different from universalism which is  the fight for the phantom apex of truth, governed by the chosen ones and related much more to social order than mystical realism.

The apex of truth that they have proclaimed has been the biggest  and most effective illusion of the human narrative. An illusion perhaps made for this very purpose of social order.

This means that any belief system which requires their beliefs  to be the apex of truth in order for it to be valid, is nullified in spherehistorical thinking — or at least melted back to one of the many forms truth takes when downgraded from the sphere to the local.

 Spherehistorically speaking, is to express thoughts as interpretations around the subject as possible facts that pop in and out of existence,  which must by definition acknowledge plurality of interpretations. This isn’t to say that all thoughts are equal in making sense of the world — critical and rigorous analyse is not the enemy to spherehistory, as it is perhaps with post-truth positions.

Any principal that is considered obviously universal belongs not to a truth but a rather to a conceptual presence which must have its origins distinctly pre-culture and is thus placed in the centre of a sphere that cannot belong to anyone or anyone’s  belief system. 

Darwinism for example, has ideas about evolution where the interpretative truths of Darwin are debatable, but the principal truth which is evolution itself is not — precisely because its evidence is pre-culture.

Evolution is a historic moment of discovery — but Darwin had his own thoughts around it that were distinctly cultural and to do with his time, that are not necessary true of evolution itself .

If he or we were to desire Darwin to be the bearer of absolute truth, his “Origin of the Species” would have to be the Bible and every thought and word written by him would not be coming from Darwin but from divine revelation. 

Had Darwin written his book in another time perhaps 1000 BC,  he might have tried to put it as such in order to get his point taken seriously.

For a person to read Darwin in a way that can separate evidential truths from interpretative truths— like Richard Dawkins, it can be said that the person is able to do this because his mind is in a spherehistorical conscious disposition.

Truths which are clearly interpretative become like electrons around a proton. The proton in this analogy is the common denominator of obvious universal principals in their abstract or raw form. 

Each belief exists in a possible haze of interpretations, a ghostly presence— with some closer and others further away from the universal centre, but with nobody or no one’s belief system of the truth in the centre.

The search for principalities of being remains but without attachment to the truth on an interpretative level.

This common denominator of obvious universal principals ie: evolution, bond, clash, entropy… is  found in atoms,  found in animals, found  in humans and basically all activities of the known universe —both psychical and psychophysical —  And therefore universal. Which is not to say that therefore we can know the universe or ever will.

This unattainable protonic centre of truth is the core out of which unfolds the ideas that can be universally applied to others without forcing culture, morals or institutions.

Do we also release light like the electron when jumping up from different understandings around the orbit of the subject?

A spherehistorical understanding sees truth as interpretative ideas, meant with the purpose of expanding consciousness by knowledge of possibilities.  And as such it moves around both evidence/logos and mythos.

This can be understood metaphorically to the neocortex of the brain — for as the neocortex still works with the rest of the brain, so to does spherehistory work with the rest of  history and prehistory — these dispositions don’t go away, but rather inform the spherehistorical conception of truth. 

Much like the limbic system and brainstem (reptilian complex) remain and  inform the neocortex. 

Where even though the neocortex is an evolutionary advancement, it has not meant the removal of the limbic system and the reptilian complex. Rather the neocortex has perhaps evolved as a way to understand these brain dispositions and as such give a better survival advantage.

Which is the same logic that spherehistory has to history and pre-history — its evolution in consciousness gives better advantages towards survival.

Reptilian complex> Limbic system evolves to understand the Reptilian complex > Neocortex evolves to understand the Limbic system and Reptilian complex and itself.

Prehistory > History evolves to understand Prehistory > Spherehistory evolves to understand History and Prehistory and Itself.

Without a spherehistorical understanding consciousness cannot take on any (other) interpretation of an event as being as true as its own.   In much the same way that events couldn’t be thought about and communicated in the way that we know it if the neocortex wasn’t at play.

History puts the idea together with an event, and seeks to say that the idea is as true as the event itself.  Which is like having emotions ruling the world.
Prehistory one can speculate, had not yet the idea of evidential truth from “above” which writing  helped bring in i.e The Ten Commandments.  Prehistory is seen more as the development of mythos founded in logical imagination. 

History tried to make an objective reality from this, applying a divine order and central command with holy books that rulers claimed as no longer mythological.

Spherehistory differentiates between interpretations which are always relative and evidence which are tools to a greater understanding, while not dismissing the importance of imagination and mythos. 

History occurred around pre-history and remains in human activities – it has not come to an end nor will it.
Likewise it is true with prehistory — which is why Picasso had said “We have invented nothing new” after seeing the cave paintings at Lascaux France.
But there is another layer that occurs around history, and that I have termed spherehistory.

Which forms a conscious disposition in three layers – like the  layering of the triune brain.

By considering these three layers Pre-history, History and Spherehistory as one, there is the obvious universal without universalism.




Dome Wood 2020
With special thanks to Damien Desamory and Pieter Vermeulen for their thoughts that helped shape this article.