Over a period of twenty years, the quantum physicist David Bohm and spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti engaged in a series of dialogues to explore how each of their perspectives could deepen each other’s understanding of life. Their dialogues touch on multiple fundamental themes. In this Merry Musing we will explore the core themes and how a view from the new physics relates to ancient spiritual teachings. In the coming Musings we will dive deep into a number of the themes they touch on, including Time and Thought.
In many spiritual and religious traditions, a trinity of some sort plays an important role. During my research into Volution I discovered that all these trinities seemed to be pointing to the same underlying dynamic. This dynamic can be explained by the toroidal process of manifestation as described in Volution. It seems all the traditions were pointing to their process of creation through their trinity story. To put it another way, life learned to describe its very own process through the lenses and languages of diverse human cultures. This Merry Musing dives into the nature of the trinity and its relevance for our individual and collective journeys today.
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 April 2nd 16.00-17.00 CET and then the following three Fridays in April.
“This course is one of its kind in the world! Definitely for those who would like to uncover the deep mysteries of reality and energy.” (Course participant)
Many people exposed to Re-inventing or Teal Organizations, Integral Theory, and/or Spiral Dynamics love the concepts but struggle to work out how to apply the theory in practice. Dr Peter Merry has been applying them to organizations for nearly 20 years. In this short course he shares his understanding of the theories as well as his framings for and experiences of organizational design and development. His experience covers corporations, government and NGOs.
The Live Online version of this course includes 4 hour-long live sessions with Peter Merry, every Friday at 16.00 CET.
By the end of the microcourse, you should be able to:
- explain how Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics can be applied to organizations
- use the theories to inform your conversations with colleagues and clients in organizations
- analyze the current situation and dynamics in an organization from an integral evolutionary perspective
- explain how change works in organizational cultures and systems
- design interventions in organizations informed by an integral evolutionary approach
The program includes:
– 10 videos
– downloadable pdfs of the slides used
– 4 live interactive webinars with Peter Merry (Live participants)
– links to extra resources
– quiz for you to check how much you have understood and what you need to take another look at
– group discussions and short assignments with interaction and feedback for those in the immersive version
– access to a private online group only for participants in this course (for Live participants includes interaction with Peter Merry)
– about 3 hours of work per week
Peter Merry, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, Founder of the Centre of Human Emergence Netherlands, and a Founding Partner of Engage!. His experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational organizations, in government ministries and in mutli-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognized expert in the field of energetics and evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. His books include “Evolutionary Leadership”, “Why Work?“ and “Leading from the Field“ (forthcoming). He has a PhD with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School in Volution Theory.
If you are interested in developing yourself in a highly interactive, well resourced programme about how people can work together more satisfactorily with like-minded inquisitive, open people then this course led by Peter Merry is for you. (Course Participant – Andy)
It kind of blew my mind when it first dawned on me that linear time is not a fixed quality of the universe but is actually quite a recent invention of the human mind. We spent nearly three million years living life directly in the present in the context of natural cycles. It was only a few thousand years ago that linearity entered our perspective. We have now reached a point in development where we need to re-evaluate that linear perspective and re-balance it with the cyclical. Evolution (and involution) are both products of linear thinking. New science is showing that life actually breathes and spins more like a pulsing torus than climbs the rungs of a ladder. The Merry Musing on Volution explores what that perspective looks like when you apply it to our individual and collective life process.
When a tree wants to send its branches higher into the sky, it needs to send its roots deeper into the earth. When a person or society wants to move to the next level of development, we have to dig down into our past to release the energy held there by earlier traumas. Humanity’s current condition and deep desire to move towards a future that honours our interconnectedness is tied to a moment in our past where we split from an instinctive experience of being part of the Earth, and pushed away from that past without managing to re-integrate it into our identity – creating trauma and shadow. That is why we have been able to do what we have done to each other and the rest of life on Earth. It is also what is holding us back from accessing the next level of interconnectedness in the subtle realms. As Ken Wilber said in Up from Eden, “When the Great Mother is repressed, the Great Goddess is concealed”. This Merry Musing dives deep into this topic.
The Integral Leadership Review is publishing the series of dialogues that I have been having with Nish Dubashia inspired by David Bohm and J Krishnamurti’s dialogues. The full dialogues can also be found on our YouTube channel. Here is the first transcript in the December edition of the Integral Leadership Review.
In this talk I describe the twelve principles of energetic stewardship from 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 talk 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.
- describes the importance of engaging with energy and information fields for successful leadership;
- explains simply the relationship between the subtle and manifest dimensions of our worlds;
- describes how to put the twelve principles of energetic stewardship into practice in your own leadership contexts.
This is a presentation that I gave to the Council of Europe’s Youth Directorate and partners about the future of education and our attempt to create an example of that through Ubiquity University.
This a presentation I gave to a group of international Bachelor’s students in sustainability, including responses to their great questions. It assumes no previous knowledge of Integral Theory and goes into some detail about Spiral Dynamics.