From 2004 to 2014, this website was my principal way of exploring how we could collectively complete the final revolution in science in order to live in love, peace, and harmony with each other. It still exists to illustrate how my thoughts on this vitally important subject have evolved over the years.
I coined the word paragonian on 29th October 1984, following several weeks searching Greek and Latin dictionaries in Wimbledon library in London. The word derives from the Greek words para ‘beyond’, and agon ‘contest’ or ‘conflict’, a word that is also the root of agony, until the 17th century meaning ‘mental stress’, antagonist ‘a person who one struggles against’, and protagonist ‘leading person in a contest’. Paragonian thus means ‘beyond conflict and suffering’, a healthy, liberated, and awakened way of being that we can realize when we are both unified with the Divine and integrated with the Cosmos; when we base our lives firmly and squarely on our immortal Ground of Being. Paragonian thus denotes the essence of Advaita (‘not-two’) in a word with a Western etymology.
This website has now been succeeded by the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics with the motto ‘Harmonizing evolutionary convergence’, although there are some technical problems with the menus, in particular, which I would like a Drupal developer help me to fix.
In 2017, I set up a complementary eponymous website using WordPress, with the motto ‘Standing outside Ourselves’, intended for occasional blog posts, giving further background on some of the kindred spirits who have influenced my evolutionary studies.
18th June 2021