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COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Sat down with collaborative learning specialist George Por, and a group from E4S, over delicious Thai food, on Thursday. It was a great session, yet suprisingly it became oriented around my experiential tool, Playing the Opposites, rather than George’s groundbreaking … Continue reading

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

C. Otto Scharmer speaks here of Theory U. It’s a terrific book even if it contains too many non-nutritional exhortations. Coming out of the various vectors of constructivism, integralism, and, modern adult learning theory, both Theory U. and the earlier … Continue reading

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LEARN TO RELEASE

This is one of my favorite idea bites. I’ve truncated a long section of McSwain’s work to make it bite-sized. The paper it was taken from, A Transformational Theory of Organizations, is one of my all-time favorites. It actually served … Continue reading

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SLOWING DOWN TO BETTER PROBLEM SOLVE

For the past two years I have been researching with a colleague the following mouthful: informal, self-managed problem solving in dyadic interpersonal contexts. Okay? The research is informal and is driven by loosely coupled folk psychological theorizing about potentially productive … Continue reading

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DADA DA

After borrowing Ken Wilber’s latest book,Integral Spirituality from the library, I was moved to purchase it because I had dipped into it and read the following on page 176: The myth of the given or monological consciousness is essentially another … Continue reading

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UNBREAKABLE HABIT

KW I’m interested in the way morphic fields might determine culture. For instance, repeating and idea with the intention of influencing overall human consciousness- if it’s thought about many times, will it have an effect? RS You mean the more … Continue reading

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CULTURE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

(Terence McKenna clip) To this I would add: Culture programs you and deprograms the Four Noble Truths.

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URBAN VELOCITY

Where The Sidewalk Ends Behavioral psychology’s unexpected lesson for urban design (Linda Baker) [excerpts] “The idea of this street is that it’s designed like a public square but it’s open to traffic,” said Ellen Vanderslice, a project manager for the … Continue reading

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PROBLEM MODELS

Jeezum… from the blog about stuff Integral (aka Ken Wilber et al) Mystery of Existence, Dangers of models In writing the aqal review of local organizations, and also talking with a friend yesterday who’s very much into integral things, I … Continue reading

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BIG FUN AT DANCING EDGES

A long excerpt from a book-length Ph.D. dissertation evokes the scope of Robert Stuart Houghton’s theorizing about education. A Chaotic Paradigm: An Alternative World View of the Foundations of Educational Inquiry. It’s gist is this: there is an implicit potential … Continue reading

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A FUNNY WORD

Patti Anklam, as is her marvelous way, weaves valuable threads leading to thought provoking places. “Virtual” is a funny word for me right now, as I’m deep into writing Net Work, and the distinction virtual works for online communities as … Continue reading

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SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE PROCESS OF KNOWING

Yeah, What Bateson said. From a Batesonian perspective, it is the way we classify, make distinctions, and make sense of things that is fundamental. If it is the distinctions we ourselves make that are causes, then it is how we … Continue reading

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FREEING FREEDOM

Kazimierz Dabrowski Lincoln as an Exemplar We can find in Lincoln distinct presence of all the characteristics cited by Dabrowski as indications of a very high level of mental development, particularly the level of autonomous personality and secondary integration. A … Continue reading

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EXPERIENCE AND MUSIC: KALAHARI ORIGINS

The first presentation in the Music and Experience series, KALAHARI ORIGINS, takes place Thursday, June 1st at 7:00pm in the Main Auditorium of Lakewood Public Library. (15425 Detroit, Lakewood, Ohio) The program’s are focused on a deeply appreciative encounter aimed … Continue reading

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AND YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE OVER-STIMULATED

“Yes, it’s a physical atrophying of the whole sensory system.” I don’t know if the research Joseph Chilton Pearce refers to in this interview at the always mind-bending Rat Haus has been satisfactorily verified. But, I have long wondered about … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN THE LIBRARY

I’m presenting an ambitious series at The Lakewood Public Library, EXPERIENCE & THE LIBRARY Personal Development & Transformative Learning in the Library Part 1 Sat 3/4@3pm TRANSFORMATIONAL BEING AND EXPERIENCE Part 2 Sat 3/25@3pm DYNAMIC PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Part 3 Sat … Continue reading

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ONE OF MY HOBBIES

…is pairs, dichotomies, opposites, twins, binary, polarities, poles, doubles, dyads, dialog, duo, dual… Which led me to the Pairs subset in the Twexus galleries, Twexus pairs

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IT ALL SEEMS TO WORK OUT AT THE BEGINNING

“Now this is called the “quantum measurement paradox.” It is a paradox because who are we to do this conversion? Because after all, in the materialist paradigm we don’t have any causal efficacy. We are nothing but the brain, which … Continue reading

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SYMPHONIC WAYSTATION ADDENDUM

Addendum. Might as well make a second entry to briefly identify the practical application. In my work I am not in the least bit interested in implementing any act of substitution of what works for me for what works for … Continue reading

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SYMPHONIC WAYSTATION II.

II. The turn from 19th century hydraulic, “linear,” propulsive-impulsive, dramaturgical, ‘protagonistic’ (i.e. heroic) depth psychology, is a “turning into” the unframeable frame: so the move is surely post-Jungian, it develops a new order, is meta-psychological, resolves to living dynamic valences, … Continue reading

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