“We do not have…

“We do not have a new story yet. Each of us is aware of some of its threads, for example in most of the things we call alternative, holistic, or ecological today. Here and there we see patterns, designs, emerging parts of the fabric. But the new mythos has not yet formed. We will abide for a time in the “space between stories.” It is a very precious – some might say sacred – time. Then we are in touch with the real. Each disaster lays bare the reality underneath our stories. The terror of a child, the grief of a mother, the honesty of not knowing why. In such moments our dormant humanity awakens as we come to each other’s aid, human to human, and learn who we are. That’s what keeps happening every time there is a calamity, before the old beliefs, ideologies, and politics take over again. Now the calamities and contradictions are coming so fast that the story has not enough time to recover. Such is the birth process into a new story.”

from The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein.

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Roy Bhaskar Discusses The Modern World and Philosophy at ITC2013

“At the July 2013 Integral Theory Conference in San Francisco, Giorgio Placenza met with Roy Bhaskar, well known ontological philosopher of Critical Realism and Keynote Speaker at the Conference. Bhaskar was a founding member of the Centre for Critical Realism and the International Association of Critical Realism. He is currently employed at the Institute of Education in London where he is working on the application of CR to Peace Studies. Placenza has published in Integral Leadership Review and has maintained a wide-ranging interest that impinges on various aspects of reality, aspects such as the mind-body problem, philosophy, cosmology and physics.”

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Podcast Episode 9: Sister Jeanne Ranek and Dr. Neville Kelly Discuss Christianity, Tradition and Integral Theory.

In spite of a busy schedule, darting into one presentation and then out to another, I managed to squeeze in an enlightening conversation with Sister Jeanne Ranek and Dr. Neville Kelly during a lunch break at the conference. Sister Jeanne is the first woman monastic leader to participate in the Integral Theory Conference, and Dr. […]

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Podcast Episode 11: #ITC2013 – Integral Spam. Trevor Malkinson, Trish Nowland, Jeremy Johnson

The fates had aligned at the Integral Theory Conference. Trish Nowland, Trevor Malkinson, and myself were about to go to bed. Lights were dimmed, sleeping bags rolled open, our friend Nathan Hohmann was sleeping. But we kept talking. Inevitably I turned on the microphone, and clicked record. You’re listening to evolutionary-esoteric pillow talk. Consider it a […]

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