Workshop: Wed 6th February 2019

'Earth - from a crumbling HOUSE to an ecological HOME'

You are warmly invited to attend, or to comment by email, by asking questions, submitting evidence for our workshop on Wednesday 6th February 2019 near Waterloo from 12noon-2pm (ask for venue details if you can attend) - Peter Challen

12-12.30 Introductions and submissions
12.30 - 1.45 distilling the value of this symbol and developing
communication skills.
1.45- 2 Summary; and ideas for next Workshop on March 6th

See earlier collaborative description of the crumbling foundations:

See also earlier analysis developed by the ICUK Strategy & Development Forum:
False & Universal Foundations
. Suggestions for improvement would be valued.


The first Workshop on Feb 6th - a report:

We considered in a number of steps why this chart is such a strong symbol of our collaborative work these last 15 years. It has attracted many people to enter into collaborative dialogue. Yet encouraging commitment to shared exploration and application remains a major task. Three Book reviews in one Feb 2 Saturday Newspaper extended our understanding of the magnitude of that task. We need every reader’s participation in tackling it.

FIRSTLY: We took the ‘New Atlas of Planetary Management as the multidisciplinary perspective on the state of the planet. It is the work of a 14 strong production team, 76 consultants, examining 96 websites and referencing 317 books and readings!! Edward O Wilson, doyen of Environmentalists introduced the Atlas. His text is available on request

Another early reference pertaining to the Atlas was Adi Da’s description of "PRIOR UNITY".  By "prior". is not meant "previous". It is not pointing to some past "golden age" of unity on Earth. Rather, of the inherent, or "a priori", unity of existence - the primal, irreducible state of being in which the world and all things continually arise and pass away. This original state of being, is, by its very nature, one and indivisible, regardless of the apparently separate happenings that arise within it.

A clear awareness of the truth of prior unity enables intelligent collective action - action that starts from the working principle that prior unity is already so, rather than action that simply "works toward", or struggles to establish, unity. In other words, he is saying that the "real" or "realistic" politics of our time must come from understanding, and acting in accordance with, how things really are. There is an immediate obstacle to such intelligent action, and that obstacle is "ego", or "egoity" - the false assumption that separateness is the case, and acting on that basis. Ego, makes, or is, "two-ness" - the sense of "self versus "other". "Self constantly presumed, has no real existence. Human society is based on ego, or "two" - subject and object. Prior unity is -Not-Two". And "Not-Two" is intrinsic peace.“ Definitions from ‘Not-Two is Peace' Adi Da

The 12 Crumbling Foundations, sent last week with notice of this workshop need details for improvement – are you able to help?


SECONDLY:  We then examined the nature of the evolving planet in the early pages of the Atlas under these headings…..

a] THE FRAGILE PLANET and its unique nature - page10/11
b] ACCELERATING EVOLUTION – every aspect of life is at it!! - p12/13
c] HUMANS in ‘Gaian Identity’ are late-comers and because of b] every late comer is an elder to their pro-generators because of their unconditioned and uninstitutionalised curiosity - p14/15
d] HUMANITY IS CASTING A LONG DARK SHADOW p 16/17 .
e] RAPID CHANGES IN CHANGE ON ALL FRONTS REQUIRES NEW PERSPECTIVE AND BOLD CHOICES – P 18/19
f] CRISIS IS BOTH DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY P 20/21

We concluded that THE FOREWORD AND THE EPILOGUE TO THE ATLAS ARE BOTH REQUIRED READING IN OUR CAUSE – AND WILL BE FORWARDED ON REQUEST.

THIRDLY: We examined briefly an article on ‘NATURAL INCLUSIONAL STREAMS’ in which nineteen headings [see below] referenced inter-disciplinary zones which were explored in relation to each other. The full 4 page article could be sent on request:
1. Philosophy and Logic;  2. Consciousness and Awareness;  3. Engineering and Architecture;  4. Theology and Spirituality;  5. Mathematics.;  6. Education and Learning;  7. Health and Flourishing;  8. Management and Leadership;  9. Commerce and Industry;  10. Physical and Environmental Sciences;  11. Sociology and Social Governance;  12. Conflict Dissolution;  13. Biological Science and Ecology;  14. Organisational Structure and Dynamics;  15. Language and Linguistics;  16. Psychology;  17. Information Technology;  18. Art and Creativity.;  19. Economics

All these sources call us to connect with a passionate and global community of other change makers, spiritual seekers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and healers. There are now a myriad of opportunities to deeply connect with others including facilitated conversations, intimate groups, coffee shops fora and meal time conversations.

Thus might we break through preconceptions, tap into uncharted wells of wisdom, and build a launchpad for a future towards which we can together! [‘The Possibility Accelerator’].  ALL OF WHICH WE BROUGHT INTO FOCUS ON OUR STRUCTURED SOCIETY IN THIS IMAGE OF SOCIETY.

Contact (for booking and/or feedback):  Peter Challen <peterchallen@gmail.com>


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