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The various domains of the Cynefin model. Cynefin /ˈkʌnɨvɪn/ is a Welsh word, which is commonly translated into English as 'habitat' or 'place', although this fails to convey its full meaning. The term was chosen by the Welsh scholar Dave Snowden to describe a perspective on the evolutionary nature of complex systems, including their inherent uncertainty ("The Cynefin framework"). The name serves as a reminder that all human interactions are strongly influenced and frequently determined by our experiences, both through the direct influence of personal experience, as well as through collective experience, such as stories or music. The framework provides a typology of contexts that guides what sort of explanations or solutions might apply. Meaning of the word[edit] A more complete translation of 'cynefin' would convey the sense that we all have multiple pasts of which we can only be partly aware: cultural, religious, geographic, tribal etc. History[edit] Description of the framework[edit] Related:  PsychonauticaHold That Wisp

Drugs and Dharma in the 21st Century In June, please join us at CIIS online in a course entitled, "Buddhism and Psychedelics." We will explore the ideas of many Buddhist and psychedelicpioneers, including Robert Aitken, Richard Baker, John Perry Barlow, Stephen Batchelor, David Chadwick, Lama Surya Das, Ram Dass, Erik Davis, Rick Fields, Joan Halifax, Jack Kornfield, and Terence McKenna. Although this is a for-credit course, you do not have to be a full time student at CIIS to join us. For more info email The following article introduces some of the strands of our upcoming explorations... Two great directions in human thought and activity have recently beencoming into sharper focus. Buddhism and psychedelics share a concern with the same problem: the attainment of liberation for the mind. Recently Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner have released a book about the birth of a psychedelic culture. The drug war leads to cynicism and apathy and, of course, blights thousands of lives.

| A Unifying Perspective on Information Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar.We thought of starting with a blogpost because it helps us think about the topic of the workshop, it is a light way of starting online, and it gives the chance for others to look over our shoulders (and give tips?). More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. There are many different ways in which you can do so. A great model has been developed by Jane Hart: how to use social media in e-learningtrajectories: We believe you may also use this model to think about how to use social media in face-to-face learning trajectories. (1) Wrap-around model: socials aspects are added as extra element to organise trainer- en peer support. (2) Integrated model: social aspecten are integrated with the content of the training.

Thinking like a genius: overview Thinking and recall series Problem solving: creative solutions "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future." The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Exercise #2 illustrates how famous thinkers used these approaches. Exercise #1: illustrates applications of the nine approaches. Text of exercise:Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Thinking and recall series Concentrating | Radical thinking | Thinking aloud/private speech | Thinking critically | Thinking critically | Thinking creatively | Mapping explanation | Make your own map I | Make your own map II | Thinking like a genius: Creative solutions | Famous thinkers | Selected thoughts

The 12 Common Archetypes The 12 Common Archetypes By Carl Golden The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type". The combined meaning is an "original pattern" of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated. The psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. Although there are many different archetypes, Jung defined twelve primary types that symbolize basic human motivations. Most, if not all, people have several archetypes at play in their personality construct; however, one archetype tends to dominate the personality in general. Return Home

.:ESRA On-Line - Bernard WERBER:. Domuslift Domuslift é um elevador residencial projectado para atender às necessidades de mobilidade vertical em edifícios públicos e privados, proporcionando maior comodidade e conforto aos utentes. É a solução ideal para as pessoas idosas e pessoas com mobilidade condicionada, pois confere-lhe autonomia, libertando-as da utilização das escadas. Disponibiliza-se uma grande diversidade de acessórios e acabamentos, assim como diferentes tamanhos. Tem a vantagem de ser facilmente adaptável a qualquer espaço, e de se integrar em qualquer ambiente, valorizando o mesmo. Domuslift como plataforma elevatória para pessoas com dificuldades motoras: O Domuslift é um equipamento concebido para pessoas com mobilidade reduzida e certificado como “Plataforma Elevatória para Menos Válidos” (Exame CE Tipo para esta finalidade). NOTA IMPORTANTE: a LIFTECH impõe como condição a entrega de declaração comprovando que o equipamento se destina a utilização por pessoa(s) com dificuldades motoras.

(1) Beyond the Course: The Learning Flow – a new framework for the social learning era | The Learning Flow Jane Hart writes about Learning Flows is her Learning in the Social Workplace blog. Reproduced here. Learning is a process not an event. Learning is a journey not a destination. We’ve heard all this for years, and yet the facts remain the same – the way that we help people learn revolves aroundevents in the form of (a defined package of content) aka courses, where the focus still is firmly on the destination – the completion of the course – as a measure of success. But in the age of Facebook and Twitter, and now Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) like Yammer and Jive – where at the heart lies an activity stream that is used for a continuous stream of knowledge exchange, there is a place for a new learning framework – one that lies between the formal, instructionally designed course and the unstructured knowledge sharing of teams, groups and communities. A Learning Flow is a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities – accessible from the web and mobile devices

Radical thinking Are you looking for new ideas? Has your path reached a dead-end?Are your options limited, or just invisible? Often the way we experience the world is built on and bordered by our experiences! Most of the time, these shortcuts serve us well by providing answers based upon how we have solved problems in our past. However, these rules also can lock us into stereotypes, pre-conceived ideas, and uncritical analysis. Perhaps radical thinking may help you generate new ideas? First, briefly summarize your situation or challenge. Situation example 1: My elderly grandmother can’t get to the phone in emergencies. Situation example 2: I talk too much Opposite mode: I will be silent. Situation example 3: I am disorganized. Thinking and recall series

Why we need a new word for “lazy” – Julia Galef The other day on Twitter I said: Here’s why this is important. In an ideal world, I claim, the way you would make decisions about how to spend your time would be something along the lines of: – Think about what you like / dislike – Think about the most efficient ways to get the things you like while minimizing the things you dislike – At the same time, consider how tractable it is to modify your likes and dislikes For example, some people really like attention and prestige; other people don’t care for those things and prefer pleasure, or autonomy, or discovery. Some people really dislike pain, or tedium. Other people don’t mind those things as much, but especially dislike risk, or being disrespected, or compromising their principles. And some people find it more aversive to work hard than other people do. But if we only have a morally judgmental word like “lazy” to refer to a dislike of work, then that screws up your decision process.

Pourquoi l’ayahuasca ? 1 La recette de la décoction correspondant à ce nom contient des proportions variables de Banisteriop (...) 1Ce texte s’articule autour de deux questions. Comment l’ayahuasca 1 en est-elle venue à se détacher de la multiplicité des plantes psychoactives découvertes lors de la rencontre coloniale et postcoloniale avec les Amériques ? Comment est-elle devenue la porteuse privilégiée de la circulation et la globalisation de pratiques spirituelles et thérapeutiques d’origine amazonienne, désormais emblématisées comme représentantes d’une spiritualité pan-indigène ? 2 Cette réflexion est complémentaire d’un texte récemment paru dans la revue Autrepart : Losonczy A.- (...) 2Par une approche généalogique des usages et des représentations dont les plantes psychoactives tropicales ont fait l’objet dans la culture savante euro-américaine et dans les sociétés amazoniennes, il s’agit de saisir les conditions d’émergence de nouveaux espaces d’interface symbolisés et alimentés par l’ayahuasca 2. 71M.

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