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Systems, Soul, Society
Build the intellectual foundations for a more conscious society

For more content, see Jonathan Rowson.

Commentary by TLLP
Systems, Soul, Society
Build the intellectual foundations for a more conscious society

For more content, see Jonathan Rowson.

Commentary by TLLP
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We are a research platform that seeks to build the intellectual foundations for a more conscious society – a diverse and plural society awake to itself, united by an awareness of ecological constraints, systemic influences and the development of human empathy and consciousness throughout the lifespan.

We believe the world’s major challenges stem from a crisis of perception and imagination, and the failure of political culture to honour the fullness of reality. We are fascinated by the myriad ways in which our tacitly held worldviews shape our judgement, and how spiritual needs for security, meaning and purpose indirectly create political and economic outcomes.

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Jonathan Rowson
Philosopher | Director, Perspectiva
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Dr. Jonathan Rowson is co-founder and Director of Perspectiva. He was until recently Director of the Social Brain Centre at the RSA where, over the course of six years, he authored a range of influential research reports on behaviour change, climate change and spirituality, and curated and chaired a range of related events.

Jonathan is an applied philosopher with degrees spanning a range of humanities and social sciences from Oxford, Harvard and Bristol Universities. In a former life he was a chess Grandmaster and British Champion (2004–6) and views the game as a continuing source of insight and inspiration. His book, The Seven Dimensions of Climate Change: rethinking the world’s toughest problem will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2017.

He lives in Putney, London, with his wife Siva, an academic lawyer from South India and their two sons, Kailash and Vishnu.

His recent work includes Money Talks: Divest Invest and the Battle for Climate Realism and Spiritualise: Revitalising Spirituality to address 21st Century Challenges.

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Zak Stein
Writer | Educator | Futurist | Working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education
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From Zak’s website:

I am a scholar at the Ronin Institute, where I research the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations.

I serve as Co-President and Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, where I write and teach at the edges of integral meta-theory.

I act on the scientific advisor board of the Neurohacker Collective and other technology start-ups, where I use my expertise in ethics and human development to help guide innovation.

I offer human development and learning science consultations to schools, organizations, and educational technology companies.

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Bonnitta Roy
Author | Insight Guide | International Trainer | Building Capacities for Sensemaking
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Bonnitta Roy teaches insight practices for individuals who are developing meta-cognitive skills, and hosts collective insight retreats for groups interested in breaking away from limiting patterns of thought. She teaches a masters course in consciousness studies and transpersonal psychology at the Graduate Institute.

Her teaching highlights the embodied, affective and perceptual aspects of the core self, and the non-egoic potentials from which subtle sensing, intuition and insight emerge.

Through her company, APP-AI, Bonnitta is developing applications that can visualize changing patterns as teams work through complex problems. Her research shows how simple but powerful protocols that underlie these patterns can be used to represent various dispositional states of human systems.

Bonnitta is the author of the popular Medium publication Our Future at Work. She is an associate editor of Integral Review where you can also find her articles on process approaches to consciousness, perception, and metaphysics.

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Anthea Lawson
Activist who is thinking about activism | author | reporter
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From the Perspectiva Website:

Anthea Lawson is an activist who is thinking about activism. Troubled by the ways in which campaigning sometimes replicates what it tries to change, she is working with Perspectiva to enquire into the inner life of activism and what it means for our efforts to change the outer world in which we live. 

She trained and worked as a reporter at The Times, then did investigations into the arms trade and corruption in the natural resource industries for campaigning organisations such as Amnesty International and Global Witness. Following an investigation into how the finance sector fuels grand corruption, she launched an award-winning campaign for transparency in company ownership, which – with the hard work of many other activists – has resulted in new laws in 42 countries. She is still campaigning to get a pelican crossing installed at the end of her road.

Anthea is also an author and an editor at The Dark Mountain Project.

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Tomas Bjorkman
Financier | Social Entrepreneur | Author | Social Change | Personal Development
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Tomas Björkman is an entrepreneur, investment banker and property developer with great interest in science and philosophy. He has founded several companies and organizations, including Investment Banking Partners AB. He has also served as chairman of EFG Investment Bank. Ten years ago, he founded the Ekskäret Foundation, supporting development for individuals, organizations with the aim of creating a more conscious society.

Tomas is also the co-founder of the research institute Perspectiva in London, of the Co-creation Foundation and the media platform Emerge in Berlin and 29k.com personal development platform. He is the author of three books: The Market Myth (2016), The Nordic Secret (together with Lene Rachel Andersen, 2017) and The World We Create (2019). He divides his time between London, Stockholm and Berlin.

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Very happy to see @PhoebeTickell will be speaking to @Perspecteeva …Read more
@_MartynC @Perspecteeva Thanks Martyn! …Read more
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Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist No one is sane because it’s a lot of hell on earth that people have been ignoring. …Read more
@GambleMorag @KateRaworth @PeterKennell @anthlawson1 Thanks Kate! Hi Morag and Peter, Sorry you’ve had difficulty getting the book. I’m on leave at the moment but have asked @Perspecteeva colleagues to look into this. I believe we’re arranging a reprint now, and there should also be a print-on-demand and a kindle version available. …Read more
@AnthonyChipole1 @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Bard: Please explain empathic projection as a concept of Bonnitta Roy. Empathic projection is a concept developed by Bonnitta Roy, [edit] founder of Alderlore Insight Center. [edit] It is a process of understanding another person’s experience by projecting oneself into their… twitter.com/i/web/status/164… …Read more
@_inpractise @jim_rutt @peternlimberg @BobbyAzarian @BrettPAndersen @BrendanGrahamD1 @capracourse @center_pari @Perspecteeva @LTCWRK Legend thanks mate. …Read more
Penelope Livanos retweeted: Free online event hosted by @Perspecteeva Iain McGilchrist and Bonnitta Roy Diagnosing the Sanity of our Historical Epoch Wednesday March 29th (online), 7pm UK / 8pm CEST / 2pm EST /11am PST follow this link to register and read more systems-souls-society.com/ia… …Read more
Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: Are we collectively insane? It sounds exaggerated, but there is ample evidence that we’re a reality-avoidant, self-harming and suicidal civilisation. Looking forward to this @Perspecteeva event tomorrow night with @bonnittaroy & @dr_mcgilchrist You’d be crazy to miss it. 👇 Quoted feed from @Perspecteeva Tomorrow night, we’re hosting our third conversation in our free online seminar series exploring …Read more
“Life is a superfluous gift, striving for tenderness and kindness.” -@IanMcgilchrist @Perspecteeva Art by Tino Rodriguez …Read more
Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist This sounds great and resonates strongly. (Happens to be the inspiration behind my very first blog post, 15 years ago, although my arguments were rather less sophisticated than those of the speakers here!) …Read more
Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Hamlet: why was he sent into England? First Clown: Why, because he was mad: he shall recover his wits there; or, if he do not, it’s no great matter there. Hamlet: Why? First Clown: ‘Twill, a not be seen in him there; there the men are as mad as he. …Read more
Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist If something I collectively bad, it is a structural failure. Reminds me of the journalist who traveled to a tribe in Africa who asked if they dreamed of going to the US. They responded by asking, you mean where they jump off from tall buildings? Suicide was unheard of before. …Read more
Anthony Chipoletti retweeted: @Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist If we’re already insane, what is AI going to do to us? theguardian.com/technology/2… …Read more
@Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Endosymbiosis is a symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which one lives inside the other. The organism that lives inside is called the endosymbiont, and the organism that hosts it is called the host. Endosymbiosis is a very common relationship in the natural world, and… …Read more
@Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Empathic projection is a concept developed by Bonnitta Roy that describes the process of using one’s own experiences to understand and connect with the experiences of others. It is a way of using empathy to build bridges between people and to create a more compassionate and… …Read more
@Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Please define endosymbiosis and give some examples. Endosymbiosis is a symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives inside the body or cells of another organism. The two organisms involved in an endosymbiotic relationship are called symbionts. The symbiont that lives… …Read more
@Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Endosymbiosis is a symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives inside the body of another. The term was coined by Russian biologist Konstantin Mereschkovsky in 1905. There are two main types of endosymbiosis: mutualistic and parasitic. In mutualistic endosymbiosis, both… …Read more
@Jonathan_Rowson @Perspecteeva @bonnittaroy @dr_mcgilchrist Empathic projection is a concept developed by Bonnitta Roy that describes the process of using one’s own experiences to understand and connect with the experiences of others. It is based on the idea that we all share a common humanity, and that by understanding our own… …Read more
The event will last 100 minutes, with approximately one hour for the main conversation followed by time for questions from the audience. Sign up here: https://t.co/xFwGhtc691 …Read more
Tomorrow night, we’re hosting our third conversation in our free online seminar series exploring Iain McGilchrist’s work The Matter with Things. This event will feature Iain in conversation with @bonnittaroy Sign up here: https://t.co/xFwGhtc691 …Read more
In particular they will explore this layered inquiry with reference to the importance of embodiment – the need to put the mind back into the body, and the body back into nature; as well as the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about the nature of reality. …Read more
In this conversation, Bonnitta and Iain will focus their discussion on the following question: “Will future generations look back on our historical epoch as a time of collective insanity, and if this is the case, what can we do to address this?” …Read more
Bonnitta is an award winning author, philosopher and insight guide and currently currently runs the innovative online educational campus The Pop-Up School …Read more

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