Sometimes / on occasionJust-World-Hypothesis-300x255, Visual Connection Mapping would apply theories from others, such as the Just World Hypothesis, namely that actions and conditions have predictable and appropriate consequences.

When I conducted Visual Connection Mapping in the drop in center at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City Vancouver Island, BC Canada every Wednesday morning from 0900 to 1100 am (for a number of years pro bono as a trained and qualified Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner), many individuals without a home and living on the streets of Victoria City, BC would refer to the Bible text of Jeremiah, specifically and often even themselves quoting, Jeremiah 10:23 on the corruption of man. They would not be referring to themselves (the individuals without a home in Victoria City, BC) but rather the staff in charge, the three levels of government and society as a whole.


“We the unwilling, led by the unknowing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.We have done so much for so long with so little we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” Regarding Public Service, quoted by Konstantin Josef Jireček


Title: Istorija Srba
Author: Jireček, Konstantin
Publisher: Beograd : Izdavačka knjižarnica G. Kona, 1922-23
McPherson Library: DR317 J53


Key ideas which help to hold the practical application of Visual Connection Mapping together through the duration of the development


  1. Amor fati love of fate Nietzsche
  2. Amor dei intellectualis
  3. Spinoza and Freud: Self Knowledge as Emancipation. Philosophers of the dark enlightenment dsytopia. The true Oedipal drive
  4. The Freudian Oedipuis theory is a modern way of fulfilling the wish of the mythological king who did not rest until he discovered the hidden truth about himself and his real situation in the world, even at the price of tragedy and the loss of his two eyes. P. 136. Spinoza and Freud. Chapter on Self-Knowledge as Emancipation,see point 5 for the book title and author (here under)”
  5. Title: Spinoza and other heretics
    Author: Yovel, Yirmiyahu.
    McPherson Library: B3998 Y68

Ideas and quotes


“The heaven we shall leave

To the angels and to

the sparrows.” P. 162 (see point 5 for title and author)


“All things excellent

are as different as

they are rare.” Spinoza, P. 164 (see point 5 for title and author)


Above is a image of Visual Connection Mapping (VCM 34)

While working with the City of Victoria’s most vulnerable population on Pandora ST at Our Pl;ace Society, British Columbia Canada – I often experienced a profound sense of religious feelings. Often Bible verses would help me to understand and gain insight into what I was feeling and they often helped me put undescribeable situations, feelings and observations into some sort of context, which often lead to a kind of transcendence experience, which was impossible to slot into language. It went so far beyond the English Language.

Brainstorming ideas

  1. Dyscalculia
  2. Pre-frontal cortex: eyes to the soul

Books referenced

  1. Title: The genius engine : where memory, reason, passion, violence, and
    creativity intersect in the human brain
    Author: Stein, Kathleen
    McPherson Library: QP383.17 S74

Quotes and Bible verses for inspiration to help with conducting Visual Connection Mapping

  1. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. “To live is to be militant.” Seneca, Letters
  3. “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43: 18 – 19
  4. “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” Way of Righteous Life 13:7

Paintings that I referenced and looked up

Rembrandt, Return of the prodigal son, 1668






Journal Entry, August 27th, 2014, at Our Place Society


When one looks at the environment that a homeless individual resides in, there appears to be a direct cause and effect to a disparity. This disparity has to do with ethics and the personal judgement of a Westernized community. This judgement is related directly to the external community culture where the homeless individual lives. In Victoria on Vancouver Island a lot of the culture appears to represent Greek philosophy in the sense whereby the arts and the luxuries of the day are contained and transfered to the needs of the external community versus self. It is this perspective which contributes to homelessness because each homeless individual is unique and often within this uniqueness is a difference. This trait of being different often get stigmatized within Victoria City on Vancouver Island and this can be conquered and cured if the community starts to understand each homeless individual as a unique human being with self worth, community worth and societal worth.







A. Book referenced

  1. Title: Primo Levi : bridges of knowledge
    Author: Cicioni, Mirna
  2. Title: Tolstoi; seine Weltanschauung. Author: Grusemann, Michael

B. Quotes

  1. “Some pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.” Proverb 13:7
  2. “Nothing is true that forces one to exclude.” Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
  3. “It is equally fatal for the mind to have a system and to have none. It will simply have to decide to combine the two.” Von Schlegel, German Philosopher220px-Schlegelvers1829
  4. Tolstoi’s, of the man who is clinging to a twig above an abyss & yet feels not the slightest trace of death-horror. Tolstoi; seine Weltanschauung. P. 344-345
  5. “You will not meet the answer amid the noise of this world. Out of flame and light the world is born.” Lermonton
  6. “The gates of beauty lead to cognition.” Schiller
  7. “Against mediators – those who want to mediate between two resolute thinkers show that they are mediocre; they lack eyes for seeing things what is unique. Seeing things as similar and making things the same is the sign of weak eyes.” Friedrich Nietzsche maxresdefault