The use of such a “thunking” system is to explore metaphors and existing paradigms to enable improvement in the quality of life, to acquire or develop more optimal solutions to life's problems and situations. So one must approach this with an attitude described as “suspended disbelief”. No paradigm is necessarily bullet-proof or perfect. No metaphor is necessarily applicable to every situation. One must be prepared for one or more paradigm shifts as one makes way along a given path of analytic reasoning.Interlocking Four-Way “Thunking”
While the above analytic engine is based on four-ways, other nested polyhedral systems are possible. As Ability / Economics / Religion / Nature all themselves are four-ways, it can get pretty complicated fast by trying to describe all these interrelationships.
The main point that there are four key points which can explain how things work in this universe. These themselves can be explained by four inter-related elements.
What's interesting is that this is not a system of a mere four points, but the system actually increases all 16 elements. Or another interesting point is that one's own concept of a situation might have different points as being vital to analyzing that particular situation. Take the entire list of 16 points and you may find that different points from each four-way make more sense to you in that particular situation. While this could take some practice to get really good at it, such a “shopping list” approach tends to free the mind patterns even more to create better solutions within our lives. Such analysis is beyond the scope of this current book, but some experimentation down this line shows that the action of analysis markedly speeds up when such a “four-way/four-squared”' (16-based) system is utilized.Non-linear, conceptual thought
With this four-way “thunking” system, one begins to think in non-linear ways. No longer is a person having to think strictly in a given sequence, but can achieve a viable result through a conceptual process, which tests the result against four inputs instead of a logical progression. Logic now becomes many-valued and very fuzzy. The resolution is in terms of the optimal solution within the core values selected. The solution is in terms of the best solution possible within the input data for each value. There is no finite, right-wrong, black-white solution. The brightest white possible is found, just as white light is actually composed of three other colors – the purity of that white light depends on the brilliance and amount of color for each of the individual sources. (This could be seen as a form of four-way logic in and of itself.)
With non-linear thought possible, we have a stronger influence of intuition. This leads into a stronger connection with the Higher Mind/Higher Intelligence, in addition to utilizing the experiential track and knowledge/understanding of the person. Trust in intuition (as in “Trust, but verify” for novices to any subject) brings faster and higher quality results. That would seem obvious, as one is beginning to draw on Higher Power to resolve problems and situations.Developing intuition also depends on the suspending disbelief in your “thunking”. The more trust you can extend, however tentatively, will speed up your ability to evaluate those masses of data flooding your life daily.
In this manner, one of the goals of New Thought is forwarded, the evolution of the individual. With better, faster solutions now possible, the individual can improve not only the world around him, but his/her own thought processes – and so achieve a higher plane. One’s own world view (Religion-System four-way above) changes and so, one changes the world around one. This four-way “thunking” system might then enable a vast betterment and resolution to various mental and physical ills which plague humankind presently. We could, on a broad basis, enable people to change their environment simply by changing their thoughts and thought processes.
Changing thought processes on a non-linear, conceptual basis speeds up the process on a quantum basis. A true golden age then becomes theoretically possible within our current lifetimes.