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Evolver. EVOLVER EDITIONS. Meme. "Memes" redirects here.


For the weevil genus known as Memes, see Hylobiini. A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem)[1] is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. "[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.[3] The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, "imitated thing", from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, "to imitate", from μῖμος mimos "mime")[4] and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976)[1][5] as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena.

Origins Memetics. Mission. The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.


SAND honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and wellbeing in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century, and seeks to: Heal the schism between science and spirituality while forging a new understanding of what it means to be human – inspired by the mystics and grounded in modern science. Create a safe and authentic container for exploring, experiencing and dialoguing about the interconnectedness of all aspects of life.Develop and share resources to facilitate the integration of this experience into daily life. Celebrate the mystery of life and the love that emanates from it! Team. Neti Neti Media is a conscious conglomerate of filmmakers, scientists, philosophers and explorers committed to expand the potential of humanity.


Our mission is to create media and public gatherings to inspire, connect, and facilitate the emergence of a new spiritual paradigm which is based on the timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by science, and grounded in direct experience. The scope of NetiNetiMedia is to define new realms of understanding that will allow us to go beyond form, beliefs and concepts into recognizing our true nature. ZAYA & MAURIZIO BENAZZOConference Founders and Organizers When Zaya and Maurizio met in 2008, it immediately became apparent that they could make a lot of noise together in this illusory world. They discovered that the only book they had both been reading for the past several years was “I Am That” by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Zaya hails from Bulgaria and has degrees in Engineering, Environmental Science, and also Film. Conference Coordinator. Journal of Consciousness Studies. The Journal of Consciousness Studies is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated entirely to the field of consciousness studies.

Journal of Consciousness Studies

It was previously edited by Joseph Goguen. It is currently edited by Professor Valerie Gray Hardcastle of the University of Cincinnati. Background[edit] The journal was established in part to provide visibility across disciplines to various researchers approaching the problem of consciousness from their respective fields. The articles are usually in non-specialized language (in contrast to a typical academic journal) in order to make them accessible to those in other disciplines. In contrast to other journals, it attempts to incorporate fields beyond the realm of the natural sciences and the social sciences such as the humanities, philosophy, critical theory, comparative religion, and mysticism. Articles[edit] Some examples of articles published in the journal: "The Astonishing Hypothesis" (1994) - Francis Crick & J.

Single theme issues[edit] Robert K.C. Forman. Robert K.C.

Robert K.C. Forman

Forman, a critic of the constructionist approach to mystical experience, was professor of religion, author of several studies on religious experience, and co-editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. Career[edit] Robert Forman has worked as professor of religion at City University of New York, both Hunter College and City College, and is Founding Executive Director of The Forge Institute for Spirituality and Social Change.

His books include The Problems of Pure Consciousness, The Innate Capacity and "Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be". As well as editing a number of books on the topic of consciousness and mysticism, Forman has worked as co-editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. Philosophical stance[edit] Forman argues that there is such a thing as Pure Consciousness Event, a feature common to all mystical experience. Works[edit] The Innate Capacity[edit] Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be[edit] Publications[edit] Integral theory.

Integral theory, a philosophy with origins in the work of Sri Aurobindo and Jean Gebser, and promoted by Ken Wilber, seeks a synthesis of the best of pre-modern, modern, and postmodern reality.[1] It is portrayed as a "theory of everything,"[2] and offers an approach "to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching.

Integral theory

"[1] It has been applied by scholar-practitioners in 35 distinct academic and professional domains as varied as organizational management and art.[1] Methodologies[edit] AQAL, pronounced "ah-qwul," is a widely used framework in Integral Theory. It is also alternatively called the Integral Operating System (IOS) or by various other synonyms. JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION.