The Matriarchal is Mechanical and Mathematical

Many in arts and literature bristle at the notion of STEM-based disciplines, yet E.O. Wilson's ideas of consilience are very helpful to storytellers.For example, mathematics isn't just about numbers: it is about logic and balanced comparisons and contrast. The Matriarchal thrives in the mathematical and the mechanical: it is about understanding our relationships with others and our surroundings so we can progress to ensure all parts work together. We don't rely on pecking orders or competitions: we look to create a functioning system where we seek a healthy and evolving organic mechanism. It is about gathering the elements from various disciplines and looking at them from different angles. It is a feral and natural way of writing: it is a scientific stream of consciousness. For example, inspiration can come from observing nature and translating it as character development. Rustling leaves in the wind becomes an interaction between a cold and powerful invisible force pushing those it does not see away from the thread that keeps it alive. It is not the prepackaged music with someone else's rhythms. It is not about authors making judgements, but observing the raw and the unprocessed. The world is the clay used to sculpt the story. That is the artistic part of the Matriarchal. It is about giving life to the grains gathered by the author, yet creators need the balance of the mathematical and the mechanical to bring new rhythms to stories. We build stories brick by brick, grain by grain. The Patriarchal is linear by design, while the Matriarchal is more complex because a single interaction has numerous ramifications over time and space. For example, a simple childhood antic can inspire the child's parent to become inspired by it to write about it in a novel, which, in turn, inspires university students to see the world another way. Eyes open to new perspectives and the common love the same novel leads to a new ideology that later on help others to improve their surroundings by being more vigilance. It is a chain reaction that can span multiple books and multiple series. It is not necessary for a reader to know all of the elements in the chain, but for those who venture out, they are rewarded by seeing the big picture. They learn to see the world as a detective, psychologist, artist, scientist, and journalist. The story machine is a subtle science where the mechanical is not obvious on first sight, but all the parts work in harmony. The beauty of the artistic is on the outside, but inside, the story is a complicated machine that creates as it travels. The message is one of gestalt: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but every grain is important and essential. After all, the world is a giant story machine of interacting and overlapping stories, and the Matriarchal reflects the world with every story an author spins, and with every revolution, new characters and ideas come to life.