"Whatever may have been the moment and the circumstances of its appearance in the scale of animal life, language could only have been born in one fell swoop. Things could not have set about signifying progressively. Following a transformation the study of which is not the concern of the social sciences, but rather of biology and psychology, a crossing over came about from a stage where nothing had a meaning to another where everything possessed it."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
The Theory of Evolution is based on the idea that all species are related and gradually change over Time. Instead, Levi-Strauss perceives the structure of language and history from the perspective of an instantaneous Space created without progression, evolution and sequence.
In her innderdance, Jacqui describes: "I saw linear time expressed as a single viewpoint from this point of the spiral. As if it was possible to take in the expanded perspective of all that Is, to have access to everything at once, while somehow being able to focus all this onto a single direction, a limited single line of sight and slowing this down almost to a freeze frame. I could feel how all the people that I’d ever interacted with were drawn to me in complete balance and harmony. And that for every energy that exists, there is a counterbalance to that energy; I saw how the two balanced each other perfectly. I felt the energies of the different people who had come into my life and how I had created this evolutionary Time ... for my own growth. I understood in this how everyone were all part of me and how the events needed to take place for an expansion to happen."
Carmen shares: "during a succession of innerdance experiences in Maia, I went through the evolutionary development states in both my personal life story in this body and through the evolutionary states of what it means to becoming human. I experienced what consciousness was like before the fetus. I was there in the womb, and then suddenly, I was being born, and then growing through preverbal states, precognitive mind until this continued to progress on and on.
And then it wasn't just the human experience. I was an organism moving out of the water, some form of being that was moving around, without thought or emotions. I could only sense primordial body sensations accompanied with instinctive physical needs. I was then different kinds of animals with no self awareness. I merely could place myself through the different strange sounds coming out of me during those moments. As I ever so slowly came up from crawling in a horizontal position, I just kept making sounds, playing with sounds as feelings arose, moving upwards to a state of having this incredible need to communicate, struggling to write with an infinite combinations of steps and signs I was learning to make with our hands that are freed up because we are now vertical having just learned to stand upright."