By Gene Wilburn

Gestalt (ge STALT). A word meaning, roughly, when the brain perceives with clarity that the whole of a system is greater than the sum of its parts, and everything clicks into one awareness. One can have a gestalten moment. But can one achieve a gestaltenexistence?

When I was coming of age intellectually at university in the early to mid 1960s, there were a number of explorations of the…