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Stop Boxing

When I’m working playfully in my squareONE transformative learning mode, I’m always doing a version of the following experiment, here defined as its hypothesis: Given experiential engagement of a novel process and its novel set of data, the learner will … Continue reading

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The 10% Problem

The Pareto Principle, commonly known as the 80-20 rule, first figured into my own thinking several years before someone hipped me to the origins of a conception I was using. In truth, I had developed its bastard child, also a … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology – More Grey Swans

C. Seize any opportunity, or anything that looks like opportunity. They are rare, much rarer than you think. Remember that positive Black Swans have a necessary first step: you need to be exposed to them. Many people do not realize … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology – update on project

draft view of some of the nodes of transformative anthropology–click for lightbox enlargement I’m sorting out the turning point, concerned with the presentation of my main research focus in the open-source of the web. The first step was to create … Continue reading

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Reverse Swan Dive

Try to be a true skeptic with respect to your interpretations and you will be worn out in no time. You will also be humiliated for resisting to theorize. (There are tricks to achieving true skepticism; but you have to … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology III – Gas Stop

I had the good fortune to reacquaint myself this week with a friend from 40 years ago. After explaining my research into the fragile contingencies underlying life changing events, she offered a terrific example, and, additionally brought a new term … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology II.

A handful of questions one can direct to a subject or to their self are easily enabled to drill into the fragile web of contingencies that are structurally necessary to human development. 1. What brought you to live where you … 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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INSTANT ORACLE

All encounter begins with a benediction, contained in the word ‘hello’; that ‘hello’ that all cogito, all reflection on oneself already presupposes and that would be a first transcendence.” – Emmanuel Levinas Instant Oracle – An exercise of Experiential Martial … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: (Steve) Lacy Wise

Commentary: the last quotation of the late genius of improvisation has wider applications.

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PROCESSING TIME

The students in the monastery were in total awe of the elder monk, not because he was strict, but because nothing ever seemed to upset or ruffle him. So they found him a bit unearthly and even frightening. One day … Continue reading

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JUDITH

Judith Buerkel, February 12, 1941-March 24, 2007 I’ve been privileged to be the not very good student of a succession of teachers. (This admitted, I remain surprised how much of the transmission gets through despite my own resistance!) Judith came … Continue reading

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IT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND THOROUGH ATTENTION

I’m very curious about the process through which people really get to know each other. And, just as fascinated by the processes through which people fool themselves into believing they are getting to really know one other. There is overlap … Continue reading

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DELICATE TURNS

Arthur M. Young wrote two little read albeit influential and (to me) essential books, both published in 1976: The Geometry of Meaning and The Reflexive Universe. Along with the alchemical writings of C.G.Jung, they are the most important contemporary books … 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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SUNNY’S SIGHTS

At Lifecircles there is a small amount of excellent material. From a paper by Sunny Cooper, Transformational Learning. Sunny’s Learning Theory Map remains one of the few summaries a web surfer can get to easily. Appendix A. Instructor Characteristics and … 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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OLD BRANCHES IN NEW CUPS

A monk asked Kegon, “How does an enlightened one return to the ordinary world?” Kegon replied, “A broken mirror never reflects again; fallen flowers never go back to the old branches.” Zen joke from: Lighter Side of Zen Buddhism: Q: … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A CARNIVAL

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato Found on a page about: The Healing Carnival The Healing Carnival is becoming: an evolutionary game, a multimedia arts ensemble an … Continue reading

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