The learning material and contents provided by the AltanaESP Network & System, frequently make use of terms and concepts that aren't all that familiar to most people. This glossary - AltanaESP Terms and Concepts - is a collection of the constructs (i.e. words, terms & concepts) often used in AltanaESP materials and content. This glossary act as a source of reference to enhance the contextual meaning and understanding of these "odd" terms and concepts. Words and/or phrases hold different meanings for each person. Therefore, it is a sensible idea to "define" the constructs used and to "place every body on the same page" when dealing with such constructs. You, the reader - most likely - have quite a different definition for, understanding of or perspective regarding such constructs... and that is fine! However, within the Altana... Electronic Support Platform (i.e. Network and System), the various terms, concepts and implications are quite specific and contextual.

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Linux operating system that allows for the seamless integration of exchanging data between web based and personal pc platforms.

For additional information visit the Ubuntu website.
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The term Umwelt represents or indicate a personal "environment" or "surrounding world". Umwelt is our views, believes and the focus which lies at the very epicentre of our personal "world". The term is could be translated as a "self-focussed world". We (i.e. each individual person) have a different umwelt, even though we share the same physical or geographical environment and similar experiences.

Each component of our umwelt has meaning, purpose and represents our model of the world or - differently stated - our view of life. It is also our symbolic and philosophical (semiotic) world, including all the meaningful aspects of the world to us, for example... it can be water, food, shelter, potential threats or points of reference for navigation, ...etc. We constantly creates, reshapes and re-invent our own umwelt when we interacts with the world around us. Thus, our umwelt also represent our "functional circle".

The term umwelt states or indicate that our minds and the world - in which we function - are inseparable, because it is our minds that interprets our world. Consequently, the umwelt of people are different, which follows from the individuality and uniqueness of the "experience history" of every single person on this planet.

The concept of umwelt also unites all the semiotic (symbolic and philosophical) processes of an individual into a united whole. Internally, each person is the sum of its separate parts (i.e. different energy cycles) operating in functional cycles and - to survive and prosper - all these parts (i.e. our inner world) must work together co-operatively and in symbiosis with our external world. When anything (whether stress, depression or environmental change) disrupts this process, we will not operate or functions efficiently and we loose our harmonious environmental fit and become derailed, stuck or burnout. But, when our semiotic processes operates in a healthy and balanced manner, we exhibits goal-oriented or intentional behaviours and actions (i.e. self-determination).

Key Thus, UMWELT states that with a unconscious set of mental "filters" formed from our believes and experiences, each of us interprets this same world differently, hence "Truth is in the eye of the beholder".

The above does not necessarily mean to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experiences, conditioning, prior beliefs and plenty of other subjective factors. The individual world each of us occupies (i.e. umwelt) is our "reality tunnel" and understanding of the world around us; and we can - therefore - speak of the fundamentalist Christian reality tunnel, the conservative Moslem reality tunnel, the scientific materialist reality tunnel, the spiritual-enlightenment reality tunnel, the capitalistic bureaucratic reality tunnel, ...etc. In essence, there are as many "reality tunnels", as there are people on this planet of ours.

We are the only one responsible and in control of our umwelt. Our umwelt is also the source of our perspective on the world and the foundation of our truth.
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Dominant Believe...
There are plenty of things beyond the actual level of understanding (i.e. the human intellect) which is sourcing from the unity principle, of which mankind only has a very... very... very... limited comprehension. Trying to understand the synchronicity between natural laws, physical laws and spiritual laws. Prosperity is evoked when the "seen" (i.e. the proven and verified)" is integrated meaningfully and purposefully with the "unseen" (i.e. unproven and open-ended). The result of a proactive "cross the bridge when we came to it", because of confined human understanding of dynamic systems and the actual impact or influence of the butterfly effect. Changes are dealt with by a calibrated inner life (i.e. the conscious mind, the sub-conscious mind and unconscious mind) to achieve inner harmony, peace, bliss and a synchronicity within oneself.... that would eventually spill-over into the external or outer world (i.e. as within, so without) using a symbiosis and equilibrium between the lower-self and higher-self as healthy platform of approaching change.

Key Attitude...
All of life are sustained by one universal omnipresent source of energy (i.e. the unity notion) and it stand to reason that all of creation is essentially the same in its "building
blocks" (i.e. Sameness Dimension and also see: Quantum Theory), some of creation attest to portray noticeable similarities (e.g. species and i.e. Similar Dimension) and no two forms of creations are exactly alike (i.e. Difference Dimension and also see: Chaos Theory).

Main Habit...

Realising the value of interdependency, with choices and actions founded in a healthy respect for all of creation, which originate from a deep-rooted loyalty and appreciation for the inconceivable wisdom of the Creator. Thus, the universe is a single, dynamic flux of energies that manifest in reality by choice; the self is a part of a larger divine creation plan that is playing its part in promoting and co-create; all is connected via the Creator that makes everything possible; energies keep everything intact; trust, loyalty to and respect for the process of life and circle of life.

Basic Awareness...

Thinking is unity, harming one is harming all. Social structures are symbiotic, synchronised, balanced and in equilibrium. Processes are characterised by interdependency, cooperation and co-creation. Fundamental theme is "Congruent integration of all differentiation's into a harmonious synergistic whole... first within and then without" and "the whole is much more than the sum of its separate parts".

Core Consciousness...
A realisation that humans are an integral part of a dynamic, living universal system and that our believes, actions and thoughts impact on the environment. An acceptance of our responsibilities to ourselves and our Creator, within the context of our accountabilities to others and all of creation. Only now are people ready to accept their highest purpose on earth... to co-create with our Creator which is the essential foundation of personal self-actualisation.

Noticeable Manifestation Examples...
Not really observable in our present time and space context. Perhaps in life after death?

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Our channelling of energies (i.e. our believes, thoughts, views, attitude and habits) are based on a healthy and balanced holistic mindset. Once we are competent to understand and manifest the unity principle, we could start to initiate and apply - in a mutually beneficial manner - the co-creation principle as our highest purpose on this planet.
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The principle of unity are closely related to the concept that all people are the same, some people are the same and yet no two individuals are the same. The term unity - generally - is something quite different from how we tend to grasp the idea of unity. Although we tend to acknowledge the term of unity (as an unbroken whole), we also tend to place it in quite a restrictive and limited sense based on the idea of we are the same and should be treated the same. Fully understanding the term and dynamics of unity in its wider sense - to also encircle the idea of an unreduced complexity - isn't as easy as it may seem at first glance. For this reason it would be much more sensible, when an explanation and description of the UNITY principle is provided using a biological-scientific perspective...
  • Cell: The basis or building blocks of all forms of life on this planet of ours. This basic structural and functional unit (cells) of all organisms may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or it may form colonies of tissues as in higher plants and animals.
  • Tissue: A combination of and synchronicity between similar structure and functioning cells result in the formation of tissue.
  • Organs: The combination of tissue, make-up organs. Organs fulfil a particular function within higher order plants and animals to maintain homoeostasis and to ensure a metabolic equilibrium that is actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes - in short - the maintenance of internal conditions within certain comfortable boundaries to ensure existence and survival.
  • Biological System: Organs are combined and operating in symbiosis or joining together, are responsible for smooth operations within the body to serve a specific purpose.
  • Organism: Different biological systems grouped together in symbiosis results in an organism, that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.
  • Species: Similar organisms grouped together and of which there is a huge and differentiated variety on planet earth. Species are a specific kind of something, a taxonomic group whose members have a significant influence on one another.
  • Population: A number of species within a specific geographical area is known as a population.
  • Community: A combination of a variety of populations, within the same geographical or physical environment interacting with each other is known as a community.
  • Ecosystem: When a community (variety of populations) are interacting with each other and the environment, the physical environment forms what is known as an ecosystem.
  • Biosphere: All the different and enormous variety of ecosystems on this beautiful planet of ours, all forms a life sustaining biosphere.
  • Galaxy: Earth as one of many planets in our known galaxy (i.e. planetary systems that orbits around our sun) that is constantly interacting. Difficult to grasp? ....when we consider the moon's impact on earth - especially the sea - other planets should also have an important impact, although we presently fail to really understand the extent of such interactions.
  • Universe: Unfortunately our grasp on the term unity normally ends with our galaxy and it would be a futile and ridiculous exercise to even try an provide some indicators of a possible interaction on the unity level of the universe.
Generally we can easily grasp the unity principle up to and within a community sense, to which we also refer to as the bigger picture. It becomes a bit difficult for some in a ecosystem context. Most find it difficult to understand unity within biosphere context and only a few is able to understand the concept of unity in a galaxy context. Unfortunately, all of us fail miserably to grasp unity in a universal sense.
The UNITY principle surely change our view and perspective on the reality in which we find ourselves every day!
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