I just ran the word “man” through our gigaglossary AI, and here’s a few worldspaces it generated. Of course, there are any number of other coordinates we could do, but I thought it was a pretty good start!
A man as a biological entity
Orange, UR 3-p
At the Orange altitude, a man is understood as a biological entity through the lens of scientific rationality and materialistic understanding. This altitude represents the modernist paradigm where the focus is on empirical observation and the scientific method. A man’s biological aspects, such as his anatomy, physiology, and genetics, are studied and analyzed to understand his functioning and development. The Upper Right quadrant emphasizes the objective, exterior aspects of a man’s biology, focusing on measurable attributes like his DNA, organs, and biochemical processes. This 3rd-person cognitive perspective seeks to explain a man’s biological nature using empirical evidence and scientific theories, within the context of the Gross realm of the physical universe.
A man as a member of a traditional society, following established norms and roles
Amber, LL 2-p
At the Amber altitude, the man is situated within a traditional society that places a strong emphasis on conformity to established norms, roles, and values. This worldview is characterized by a strict adherence to rules, hierarchies, and traditions, and individuals are expected to fulfill their predetermined societal roles. In the Lower Left quadrant, the man’s identity and sense of self are derived from the collective and cultural narratives that define his role within the community. The emphasis is on maintaining social order, moral codes, and preserving the stability of the group. The 2nd-person perspective focuses on the man’s relationships with others and his dutiful adherence to societal expectations and obligations. The Amber altitude represents a stage of development in which individuals primarily derive their sense of meaning and purpose from their roles and responsibilities within the traditional framework of the community.
A man as a thinking, feeling being
Green, UL 1-p
At the Green altitude, the man is perceived as a thinking, feeling being with unique subjective experiences and an emphasis on personal growth and self-expression. Green represents a postmodern and pluralistic worldview where diversity, inclusivity, and equality are valued. At this altitude, the focus is on the subjective, individual experiences of the man. The Upper Left quadrant emphasizes the inner world of thoughts, emotions, and subjective experiences. The 1st-person perspective acknowledges the man’s internal dialogue, introspection, and emotional responses. It recognizes the complexity and uniqueness of each individual’s experience and values personal autonomy, authenticity, and personal growth. This understanding of the man as a thinking, feeling being takes into account his interior states and supports his psychological and emotional well-being.
A man as a social being, embedded in relationships and culture
Green, LL 2-p
At the Green altitude, the man is seen as a social being embedded within a complex network of relationships and cultural systems. This altitude represents the post-modern paradigm where the emphasis is on inclusivity, equality, and diversity. The man’s identity and sense of self are shaped by the social context in which he exists, and his actions and behaviors are influenced by the norms, values, and beliefs of his culture. The Lower Left quadrant focuses on the individual’s subjective experiences and how they are shaped by their social interactions. It explores the man’s internal world and the impact of his relationships, emotions, and personal meaning-making on his identity and sense of belonging. The 2nd-person perspective emphasizes the importance of dialogue, empathy, and collaboration in understanding and navigating the complexities of human social interactions.
A man as a product of societal systems and structures
Orange, LR 3-p
At the Orange altitude, the man is perceived as a product of societal systems and structures, shaped by the values and norms of the modernist paradigm. This altitude emphasizes individualism, rationality, and achievement, where success is often measured in terms of status, wealth, and power. The Lower Right quadrant focuses on the objective, exterior aspects of the man, such as his social roles, hierarchies, and institutions. This includes the economic system, political structures, and cultural norms that shape and influence the man’s behavior and opportunities. Society, in this perspective, is seen as a complex network of interrelated systems that help to maintain and reproduce societal order, and the man’s identity and actions are understood through this lens.
A man as a spiritual being, interconnected with the cosmos
Turquoise, UL 1-p
At the Turquoise altitude, a man is perceived as a spiritual being who is intricately interconnected with the cosmos. Turquoise represents a holistic and integrated worldview, where all dimensions of reality are acknowledged and valued. In this worldspace, a man is understood not only as a physical, mental, and emotional entity but also as a manifestation of the deep interplay between the individual and the cosmic. The Upper Left quadrant emphasizes the subjective, interior aspects of a man’s spirituality, consciousness, and self-identity. The 1st-person perspective acknowledges the individual’s direct experience of being connected to a larger, spiritual reality and seeks to cultivate a deep sense of union, purpose, and meaning. A man’s spiritual journey encompasses his search for higher states of consciousness, transcending ego boundaries, and aligning with the cosmic intelligence that permeates all aspects of reality. The individual’s personal transformation is seen as inseparable from the evolution of the cosmos itself.