Education is Integral to Creating Culture Willow Dea and Matthew Rich Willow is the author/editor of Igniting Brilliance: Integral Education in the 21st Century. Education is such a hugely important topic for me, and I think, for transforming culture. Like the monasteries (since this morning’s session is still on my mind) of Medieval Europe were […]Read more "Integral Embodiment in the Classroom: Transformative Practices Across Three Lineages – Pre-Conference Workshops #ITC2013"
By Trevor Malkinson One must honor beauty, idealism, and the hunger for progress, while confessing in Marxist or Nietzschean style how much blood and wretchedness lie at their root. Only by bowing to our mortality can we live fulfilled.” – Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith and Revolution ~~~~~ In my entry I’m going to offer a critical […]Read more "A Time to Mourn, A Time to Weep- The Many Faces of Progress"
“Such a reaction, the reaction of a mentality headed for a fall, is only too typical of man in transition.” – Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin “It has become fashionable today to mock or treat with suspicion anything which looks like faith in the future. If we are not careful this skepticism will be fatal, […]Read more "Cracking Time’s Arrow: The Catastrophe of History, Cultural Evolution, and The Prophets of Progress"
Hey readers, and listeners, I’d like to introduce to you EL’s latest podcast series. Miriam and I have weekly conversations that involves us talking about our work. We figured, why not start recording them? We cover a lot of stuff. Evolution. Consciousness. Mysticism. Culture. Social change. We are young and aspiring grad students at heart. […]Read more "Diner Dialogues: Planetary Consciousness in the Techno Era"
I picked this image because of the “religious” or “sacred” feeling it invokes in us. Despite being in a scientific and material age, the Hubble Telescope and other satellites are showing us some deeply awe-inspiring images of our universe. The question arises: what is “sacred” in our age? Particularly, how has religion, the religious experience […]Read more "The Evolution of Spirituality: EL’s January Question"
The following is an excerpt from a recent (academic) publication. The author, John Haught, explains why Teilhard’s philosophy is compatible with evolutionary theory as it stands today. I thought the read was interesting, but be warned, it’s not a light essay! I had been thinking of these recently, and will work on posting an article […]Read more "Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire"