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Integral and Me: A Brief (Partial, but True) History of My Years as a Meta-Revolutionary. By | Posted on Feature Image: Kosmos – by Paulius Milišauskas via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.

Integral and Me: A Brief (Partial, but True) History of My Years as a Meta-Revolutionary

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer Introduction In July 2015 I attended the Fourth International Integral Theory Conference, a four-day event hosted by the MetaIntegral Foundation, held at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California—a congenial setting for a gathering of minds, though drought had parched the surrounding land of much of its green. ITC is the premier academic conference for a global network of enthusiasts devoted to an intellectual framework called Integral Theory. Awake with Others. Early Buddhist texts, as translated, have a tendency to place a surprisingly negative spin on the notion of existing in the “world.”

Awake with Others

Worldly life is often depicted as a dirty realm inhabited by those still caught up in their samsaric commute, those blinded by activities of commerce and romance, those who have yet to get serious about the spiritual journey. Before we start thinking that Buddhism is some world-denouncing pursuit, we have to understand the cultural context of such ancient statements. When Siddhartha lived, all of society was divided into small tribal city-states. Up until very recently in human history, this was mostly still the case. In ancient India, if a person became serious about his spiritual path, he left the city behind and “went forth” into the wilderness just beyond the city to engage in contemplative and yogic practices.

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The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves. Amy Cavenaile, The Washington Post, iStock When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in search of Pacific spices 500 years ago, it was a famous miscalculation.

The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves

Intro to Integral Theory in 6mins. The Integral Movement Is An Anti-Capitalist Movement: ITC Debate Preamble. This is the 7 min opening statement to the Democracy 3D debate for this year’s Integral Theory Conference.

The Integral Movement Is An Anti-Capitalist Movement: ITC Debate Preamble

I may or may not say any or all of this at Sonoma State in July. ITC: Capitalism panel preamble: or the integral movement is an anti-capitalist movement Zak Stein The weak version of my argument is that integral practitioners should at least know what they are getting involved in when they support capitalist initiatives. We must be aware of capitalism as an integral and dynamic totality, and not harbor illusions about what capitalism is, where it came from, and how it works. Any discussion like this must begin by looking into the nature of capitalism. Take just wage labor. Robert Kegan. Robert Kegan (born 24 August 1946) is an American developmental psychologist and author.

Robert Kegan

He is the William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Additionally he is the Educational Chair for the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and the Co-director for the Change Leadership Group.[1] He is a licensed psychologist and practicing therapist, lectures widely to professional and lay audiences, and consults in the area of professional development.[2] Education and early career[edit] The Evolving Self[edit] Analytica. The Baroque as Infinite Sets I was overjoyed to discover Badiou because he formalized through pure mathematics something that I had known and tried to express in other ways for so long: that philosophy, science, existence itself is axiomatic - or decisional - not descriptive.


Integral Life Practice Peterborough. A Singularity in All Four Quadrants. The Singularity: Rupture or Rapture?

A Singularity in All Four Quadrants

There is an old analogy about an ancient emperor of China and the inventor of chess that is often used to help understand the speed of technological growth. According to the story, once the emperor became aware of the game of chess, he sent a message throughout the kingdom seeking to reward its inventor, offering anything within his power to give for such an exceptional game. THE DAILY EVOLVER - Integral insight into politics, culture and personal development. Cindy Wigglesworth: Spiritual Intelligence: Living as Your Higher Self. Who are your spiritual heroes -- those people you would think of as exemplary human beings?

Cindy Wigglesworth: Spiritual Intelligence: Living as Your Higher Self

And what characteristics do you admire in them? When I ask people these questions, they cite similar characteristics time and again. We tend to admire people who have high integrity and are courageous, loving, calm, visionary, selfless, inspiring, and making a difference. Think about this for yourself. Make your own list of those you consider to be especially noble, and why. Spiritual intelligence is an essential component of both personal and professional development. Personal and spiritual growth can no longer be viewed as a private journey we undertake in a different sphere of life than our professional endeavors. We are all leaders and role models regardless of our jobs. A global community of leaders, artists, and visionaries.... Alan Tonkin - Different Values: Different Democracy. Differing Values Systems require Differing Types of Democracy byAlan Tonkin29 June 2005 Alan Tonkin was Chairman of the Global Values Network Group whose web site was one of the most advanced in the world at using Spiral Dynamics to monitor shifts in societies and assess impacts at both national, international and even global levels.

Alan Tonkin - Different Values: Different Democracy

Alan generously allowed this piece, written for the GVN site, to be published here. In looking at the world with its widely varying values systems it is interesting to see how the word 'democracy' means different things to different people. An example of this is when leaders from the Western developed world speak of democracy they generally mean constitutional democracy based on a universal franchise, multi-party system. However, in developing economies constitutional arrangements can vary with the values spread being across the PURPLE/RED/BLUE/ORANGE/GREEN range. Eight Perspectives On Integral Trans-Partisan Politics. Beams and Struts employs commenting guidelines that we expect all readers to bear in mind when commenting at the site.

Eight Perspectives On Integral Trans-Partisan Politics

Please take a moment to read them before posting - if you already have one. Comment Link Monday, 26 November 2012 18:32 posted by Lincoln Merchant This is awesome!!! The Way Things Are - The Anatomy of Reality. The Rise And Fall of Ken Wilber. Frank Visser on Ken Wilber. Integral. Integral... Integral Basics. Spiral Dynamics. In spiral dynamics, the term vmeme refers to a core value system, acting as an organizing principle, which expresses itself through memes (self-propagating ideas, habits, or cultural practices). The superscript letter v indicates these are not basic memes but value systems which include them. The colors act as reminders for the life conditions and mind capacities of each system and alternate between cool and warm colors as a part of the model.[2] Within the model, individuals and cultures do not fall clearly in any single category (color).

An Overview of Integral Theory. "The word integral means comprehensive, inclusive, non-marginalizing, embracing. Integral approaches to any field attempt to be exactly that: to include as many perspectives, styles, and methodologies as possible within a coherent view of the topic.