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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Jun 24

During our June gathering this coming Thursday, June 13, Rand Stagen will reveal why the root cause driving America apart today is not about race, class, or politics – it’s about worldviews. Attendees will be invited to map the three largest worldviews (sub-cultures) into “camps” and discover the power of the emerging field of what Steve McIntosh calls Cultural Intelligence. Drawing upon the wisdom of the Stoics (which invites us to recognize that “what’s IN the way IS the way.”), Rand will reveal the rich opportunity of this cultural moment. Rather than viewing hyper-polarization as an obstacle, attendees will be exposed

During our June gathering this coming Thursday, June 13, Rand Stagen will reveal why the root cause driving America apart today is not about race, class, or politics – it’s about worldviews. Attendees will be invited to map the three largest worldviews (sub-cultures) into “camps” and discover the power of the emerging field of what Steve McIntosh calls Cultural Intelligence.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 May 24

Steve reflects on the campus protests, observing the interplay between the protestors’ mixed motivations, which include both world-centric morality and ethnocentric morality. He discusses how the protests provide a window into the current state of the progressive postmodern worldview overall. He then concludes by observing that the liberation of the Palestinian people ultimately requires an embrace of nonviolent resistance, as exemplified by the successful resistance movements led by Gandhi and MLK. However, as long as Hamas remains in the picture, such a nonviolent path to liberation will be stymied. The post Steve McIntosh on Student Protests of the Israel-Hamas War

Steve reflects on the campus protests, observing the interplay between the protestors’ mixed motivations, which include both world-centric morality and ethnocentric morality. He discusses how the protests provide a window into the current state of the progressive postmodern worldview overall. He then concludes by observing that the liberation of the Palestinian people ultimately requires an embrace of nonviolent resistance, as


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 May 24

In next Wednesday’s Zoom group, Andrew Davis will present The Cosmic Call of Value: Five Propositions. Who are we? Why does anything at all exist? What is it that we should be up to in this universe? Through the elaboration of five propositions as “invitations for attention,” Andrew offers a philosophical reflection on value as a means of approaching an answer (or set of answers) to these questions. In doing so, he will draw upon key voices of influence for whom value is an irreducible feature of the cosmos calling to us at various levels of our being and becoming. Will we

In next Wednesday’s Zoom group, Andrew Davis will present The Cosmic Call of Value: Five Propositions. Who are we? Why does anything at all exist? What is it that we should be up to in this universe? Through the elaboration of five propositions as “invitations for attention,” Andrew offers a philosophical reflection on value as a means of approaching an


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 24

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. I’ve speculated on the Structure of Metamodern Religion in terms of its philosophical and coordination layers. But how might all of this make a difference in your life?  In order for Metamodern Religion to become a lived reality and actually have an impact on people’s lives, it needs to flow into culture, shared practices, and personal meaning.  The last section of the tree explores the importance of ecologies of practice and how they manifest as personal meaning in Metamodern Spirituality. Just like Religion creates a numinous excess on the cultural level, Spirituality creates

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. I’ve speculated on the Structure of Metamodern Religion in terms of its philosophical and coordination layers. But how might all of this make a difference in your life?  In order for Metamodern Religion to become a lived reality and actually have an impact on people’s lives, it needs to flow into culture, shared


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Apr 24

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. Global problems from climate change to arms races need global, or better yet, planetary solutions. Religion may be able to defeat Moloch, where all international treaties have failed before. If it is to address the crises outlined in the previous part, Metamodern religion needs to enable Cosmo-local coordination.  However, attempting to enforce a monolithic religion on a planetary level would likely lead to dystopian outcomes. Different cultures and ways of life need to be preserved, potentially even traditional religions like Christianity, with a few tweaks. The weaving of the social fabric happens on

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. Global problems from climate change to arms races need global, or better yet, planetary solutions. Religion may be able to defeat Moloch, where all international treaties have failed before. If it is to address the crises outlined in the previous part, Metamodern religion needs to enable Cosmo-local coordination.  However, attempting to enforce a


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Apr 24

Enjoy this podcast with Dr. Marc Gafni featured on Living 4D Podcast with Paul Chek. ABOUT:  Our planet is suffering deeply from a global intimacy disorder, is it even possible to turn things around? Dr. Marc Gafni returns to the Living 4D podcast with Paul Chek, to share his newest work, First […]

Enjoy this podcast with Dr. Marc Gafni featured on Living 4D Podcast with Paul Chek. ABOUT:  Our planet is suffering deeply from a global intimacy disorder, is it even possible to turn things around? Dr. Marc Gafni returns to the Living 4D podcast with Paul Chek, to share his newest work, First […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Apr 24

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. In the previous part of this series, I have presented a broad definition of religion as the social fabric that orients culture through integration. I also made the case that in order to solve the Metacrisis and the Meaning Crisis, we will need to replace our deficient Western religion (a blend of consumerism, scientism, and humanism) with the emerging Metamodern Religion.    This part focuses on the first of three sections of the tree, describing the philosophical framework for Metamodern Religion: bringing together science and post-structuralist insights while remaining flexible enough to hold multiple

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. In the previous part of this series, I have presented a broad definition of religion as the social fabric that orients culture through integration. I also made the case that in order to solve the Metacrisis and the Meaning Crisis, we will need to replace our deficient Western religion (a blend of consumerism,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Apr 24

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. I’m bored by both relativistic nihilism and naive magical thinking. I refuse to stop trying to deeply connect with others and nature, without believing in New Age fantasies. And it seems like I’m not alone. Over the last few years, I have found many others on the same journey, as well as a number of deep thinkers. I felt an irresistible pull from the work of Ken Wilber, John Vervaeke, Alexander Bard, Gregg Henriques, Daniel Schmachtenberger, Layman Pascal, and of course, the great Hanzi Freinacht.  Over time, it became increasingly clear how their

Guest post by the author of Octopusyarn. I’m bored by both relativistic nihilism and naive magical thinking. I refuse to stop trying to deeply connect with others and nature, without believing in New Age fantasies. And it seems like I’m not alone. Over the last few years, I have found many others on the same journey, as well as a


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Apr 24

A week-long introduction to metamodernism with Hanzi Freinacht, Emil Ejner Friis and Daniel Görtz Metamodernism? The philosophy and culture emerging at the social singularity where hackers, hippies, and hipsters meet and co-create. Stakes rise, potentials abound, but so do risks and pitfalls of this new cultural and economic landscape. Metamodernism marries critical thinking and ethical commitment to inner work and adult development, offering a framework for seeing what’s going on: for surviving, contributing, and maybe even thriving in worlds being born. Wonder what the hype is all about, but not in the mood for slogging through dense bricks full of highbrow parlance? Then

A week-long introduction to metamodernism with Hanzi Freinacht, Emil Ejner Friis and Daniel Görtz Metamodernism? The philosophy and culture emerging at the social singularity where hackers, hippies, and hipsters meet and co-create. Stakes rise, potentials abound, but so do risks and pitfalls of this new cultural and economic landscape. Metamodernism marries critical thinking and ethical commitment to inner work and adult development, offering


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Apr 24

The Eye of Value: Early Draft Essay Dr. Marc Gafni, 2020 Read “The Eye of Value” On the Erotic and the Ethical Dr. Marc Gafni, Tikkun, 2003 Read “On the Erotic and the Ethical” NonDual Humanism Dr. Marc Gafni, 2006 Read “NonDual Humanism” The Wisdom of Solomon Dr. […]

The Eye of Value: Early Draft Essay Dr. Marc Gafni, 2020 Read “The Eye of Value” On the Erotic and the Ethical Dr. Marc Gafni, Tikkun, 2003 Read “On the Erotic and the Ethical” NonDual Humanism Dr. Marc Gafni, 2006 Read “NonDual Humanism” The Wisdom of Solomon Dr. […]


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