Dialogue transcripts published

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.

Leading from the Field talk

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.

The talk:

  • 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.

Integral Leadership for a Complex World

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.

Conspireality – navigating the chaos of breakdown and breakthrough

Is it possible for climate change and the corona virus to both be real phenomena and there to be a powerful group of people intent on using these developments to maximise their own influence and wealth? Do climate change and corona denial have to go hand in hand with a radical critique of our current structures of governance and economics? Why do they so often seem to?

These are questions that have been running around my mind for the last couple of months, and often I find the best way to sort them out is to try and write down my current thoughts, so here we go…

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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.

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.

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.

Volution – the Pain and the Promise

This talk gives a summary of Volution Theory and focuses particularly on what I call the Pain and the Promise – the split that happened between humanity and the Earth, and the healing that is required for us to access the subtle realms that will enable us to successfully navigate this transition. It was originally hosted by Puria Kästele for the Conscious Evolution Summit 2020.