Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Natural inclusion is a fundamental and foundational evolutionary process based on actual life experience. Since 2000, Dr. Alan Rayner has been pioneering awareness of natural inclusion as the mutually inclusive, co-creative, receptive and responsive relationship between spatial stillness and energetic flux in the being, becoming and evolutionary diversification of all material bodies.


In short, every thing. Natural selection is a pre-scriptional methodology which posits that individual inhabitants must fit into or adapt to a pre-existing environmental context. Natural selection is an evolution in a static box model that in itself could never create the diversity that is evident in our world.

Equity in terms of status with respect to circumstance is certainly appreciated. Disparities need to exist in order to maintain a sustainable community, but excessive inequalities of our current culture must be addressed. The idea of equity is akin to snapshot, yardstick homogeneity that separates what must be good and accessible from what must be bad and inaccessible. Instead of equity, we suggest holding openness with passion, compassion, kindness, care, reciprocity and love.  To establish a place and time of equity would require individuals and groups of individuals to have an independent and instantaneous existence isolated from space. Natural material bodies are never rigidly inert and are instead dynamic individual localities of place-time.

When we speak of abstract it is not in relation to a category of artwork. By abstract, we mean the product of a mental process that isolates units and considers these units independent, self-contained objects. These objects are given the names of wholes, parts, integers, and fractions. Actual life experience suggests that wholes and parts as completely self-contained entities cannot exist. Natural material bodies are distinguishable from one another and their surroundings and are dynamically, not definitively, bounded.

Flow-form is an energetic configuration of space somewhere within space everywhere. Not a point of mass surrounded by space. Flow-form is a changeable, platial and temporal expression of receptive and responsive relationship resulting in surface tension of varying intensity. This could take the form of solid, liquid and gas and exist at any scale of organization from atomic to galactic. Evolution is a process of cumulative energic transformation. Natural material bodies are a product of this natural energy flow and hence the term flow-form.

Place-time is best understood as nature itself. It represents the flow geometry of space as the dynamic inclusion of space in place. It is not the definitive geometry of matter and space in three dimensions nor the space-time geometry of three dimensions plus one time dimension. In flow geometry, natural material bodies and numerical identities are energetic inclusions of zero-dimensional points in infinite space, not static material figures set aside from or conflated with space. Movement of energy and non-movement of space combine to create tangible flow-forms which exist for variable periods of time within particular places, hence place-time.

The way we use language both reflects and reinforces the way we perceive reality. It is therefore important for anyone who wants their underlying perception to be understood, to choose language that corresponds most closely with this perception and to avoid language that is liable to misrepresent it. When the underlying perception differs markedly from what is familiar to most people, the need for careful language use becomes crucial if people are truly to understand what is being said. This is a challenge because the language needs to be as simple and familiar as possible at the same time as clearly reflecting and reinforcing the difference in intended meaning from common perceptions.

Occurrity is transforming the way we view life, environment, and people by exploring and explicating the meaning of natural inclusion. We hope to inspire, teach, and learn from others in our diverse community.

Read, write, contemplate, interact, contribute, make suggestions or simply live through the lens of naturescope. Natural inclusion allows for a creative exploration of ever-changing possibilities, so you tell us. We would be happy to acknowledge any of your questions or comments.

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Raising awareness of natural inclusion needs the voices of many diverse individuals and groups. Trying to understand and relating with your actual life experiences is a good starting point. Share our thoughts with your friends, family and colleagues. Ask us any questions which may arise. This is truly a labor of love, so any donations or purchases from our store would help us continue to change the hearts and minds of the world to create or perhaps re-create a sustainable, compassionate and passionate world.