WHAT is spiral logic?
Let’s define it this way for a change. Spiral logic isn’t human-made logic; it’s natural-born logic. It’s the opposite of straight logic that goes syllogistically: major premise, minor premise, and conclusion. Past, present, and future. And this straight-line logic born in ancient Greece is almost history, for what it’s worth. The Greece-born logic has lost its soul. It’s down but not out yet. It takes spiral logic to make it come alive. The spiral spirit picks up where the soul has left off. Spirality. Isn’t it the evolutionary spirit? Life goes spirally on, the way DNA works double-helically. Monotheistically speaking, good and bad, God and Satan are destined to fight each other out. The logical extension is Armageddon, the last war by which winners take all – punishing losers by the terrible human justice. Winner’s justice. Straight logic, thus, is either-or. Right or wrong. Life or death. Heaven or earth. Imagine there’s no heaven or hell. Imagine the logic goes spirally. We humans are both guilty and not guilty. Both bright and dark. The day and the night. The sun and the moon. No past or future. Eternal now (Tokowaka) where both past and future fuse into each other. Spiral logic is fusion logic deriving from natural-born logic. Heaven and hell are as good as day and night. They’re not mutually exclusive. They attract as well as expel each other, Yin-Yang, like a tadpole making love. Pro and con are separate but equal. Straight logic or straight debate says you are either right or wrong. Spiral logic doubts it. Who knows both are right and wrong. Straight debate is no better. Spiral debate is in. Why? Spiral dialectism gives us life, always “moving forward”, evolution or devolution. Now, that’s spiral logic. (May 5, 2016)