Merry Musings 3: Leading from the Field

If we assume, as both the new scientists and ancient wisdom traditions tell us, that all of reality is actually composed of interlocking dynamic energy fields, that life is a continuous process of organising energetic information into form, then what does that mean for the way we need to lead our organisations, be they business, civil society, government, community or even family systems? This Merry Musing goes into the broader perspective as well as exploring twelve specific principles for taking into account the subtle dimension of reality as we lead our initiatives. Peter’s latest book, Leading from the Field, provides an illustrated guide to this work. Click here to register.

The Unity of Everything

Here is the recording of a dialogue with me and Nish Dubashia inspired by the work of David Bohm and J Krishnamurti. We explore patterns and themes that connect religions and spiritual traditions. It is part of the Humanity Rising series.

Bohm, Krishnamurti and the Unity of Everything

As part of Ubiquity’s Humanity Rising series, Peter Merry hosts a dialogue with British writer, Integral thinker and long-time spiritual practitioner Nish Dubashia on the nature of reality and the relationship between wholeness, multiplicity and fragmentation. Nish is the author of “The Unity of Everything: A Dialogue with David Bohm”, and (under the pen name Nishad Cote) of “Gifted: The Story of a Young Genius” and “Dancing with Angels: One Man’s Search for the Meaning of Life”.

Peter and Nish will explore the work of David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti, and how making a clear distinction between multiplicity and fragmentation can help us to understand some of the challenges the world has had in responding to various crises such as the coronavirus. With both of them also being well versed in Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics, it promises to be a broad ranging dialogue exploring a variety of subjects. They will also discuss Nish’s “Diamond Model” of Reality that Nish explored with David Bohm in 1991, and how this model finds remarkable parallels in the work of Bohm, Krishnamurti and Ken Wilber, as well as in both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.

If you are not yet signed up for Humanity Rising, do so first at https://humanityrising.solutions. After that you can find the event here.

Dialogue with Malcolm Stern

As part of Ubiquity’s Humanity Rising series, Peter Merry hosts Malcolm Stern, psychotherapist, author and the co-founder of Alternatives in the UK, the UK’s longest running weekly mind body spirit events company. Malcolm’s new book “Slay your dragons with Compassion” is being released this September. In the book, Malcolm explores practices for managing loss, informed by his daughter Melissa taking her own life in 2014 and how he coped. Building on that, Peter and Malcolm will go into some tools for thriving amidst the kind of instability and loss that we are facing individually and collectively as humanity today.

If you are not yet signed up for Humanity Rising, do so first at https://humanityrising.solutions. After that you can find the event here.

Embodying the Future

Embodying the Future – why the body is the key to the future.

In order to navigate successfully through these turbulent times of transition, we need to be able to access the information in the subtle fields. Energy can only be interpreted through the body. In order to reach up to higher dimensions we need to send our roots deeper. This session will explore the role of the body in working with subtle energies, and what we need to do individually and collectively to be able to unlock the promise that this work holds. You can access the recordings of all the other great speakers too at https://theembodimentconference.org/#PeterMerry

The Way of Wyrd

This is a talk I gave on Brian Bates’ work on the Wyrd – a West European Tradition of Subtle Interconnectedness.

In the so-called “Dark Ages” Western Europe was home to the Anglo-Saxons and Norse. These cultures had great respect for the interconnected web of life that they referred to as “wyrd”. Over the last decades the Western world has imported Eastern concepts such as ch’i which have helped us to rediscover the sacred/hidden dimensions of reality. However, few people know that we had our own native concepts, language and practices for the subtle world. Brian Bates, in his book The Way of Wyrd, brought it to our attention, creating a novel based on an ancient manuscript in the British Library that tells the story of a missionary scribe being sent to discover the ways of the “pagans.”

This talk explores the world of wyrd and how it relates to eastern traditions as well as recent scientific discoveries. It is part of the Merry Musings series with Ubiquity University. If you would like to join the module with the background materials and online discussion group, you can sign up here. For the whole Merry Musings series, see here for more info.

Introduction to Energetics course

This 4-week course explains with simple language and concepts what subtle energy and information are, and how to work with them in the context of organizations and nature. The very latest scientific research and leading-edge practices point towards a realm of significant possibility. Drawing on real-life experience of applying some of these approaches, Peter Merry opens our eyes to a vast and generally untapped potential in individual and collective development.
The course includes: four live webinars on Zoom and six videos with Peter Merry, extra resources, assignments
The first live session is Friday 6 November 16.00-17.00 CET and then every Friday in November.

For more information click here!

Talk on Regenerative Money, Economics and Work

This is a talk I gave as part of the Merry Musings series with Ubiquity University. It is based on the Why Work book. If you would like to join the module with the background materials and online discussion group, you can sign up here For the whole Merry Musings series, see here.

Merry Musings #2 – The Way of Wyrd

In the so-called “Dark Ages” Western Europe was home to the Anglo-Saxons and Norse. These cultures had great respect for the interconnected web of life that they referred to as “wyrd”. Over the last decades the Western world has imported Eastern concepts such as ch’i which have helped us to rediscover the sacred/hidden dimensions of reality. However, few people know that we had our own native concepts, language and practices for the subtle world. Brian Bates, in his book The Way of Wyrd, brought it to our attention, creating a novel based on an ancient manuscript in the British Library that tells the story of a missionary scribe being sent to discover the ways of the “pagans”. This Merry Musing will explore the world of wyrd and how it relates to eastern traditions as well as recent scientific discoveries.

Click here for more info.

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the Anglo-Saxon and Norse concept “Wyrd”
  • Explain the West European perspective on the interconnectedness of life
  • Compare Wyrd with other traditions and modern science