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Having proposed 'an idea worth sharing' in response to a challenge issued by this year's TED Prize winner-The City 2.0; Group Epignosis is pleased to announce its launch of Project Epignosis.

Having proposed 'an idea worth sharing' in response to a challenge issued by this year's TED Prize winner-The City 2.0; Group Epignosis is pleased to announce its launch of Project Epignosis.

A version of this PowerPoint presentation was shown at a public briefing and reception detailing the initiative's plan to transform the (global) City 2.0 -- beginning in Roanoke.

You're invited to read, "Transforming the City 2.0 - An Idea Worth Spreading" at:

http://theemergenteconomist.blogspot.com/p/transforming-city-20-idea-worth.html

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    Transforming the City 2.0: Project Epignosis Transforming the City 2.0: Project Epignosis Presentation Transcript

    • Project Epignosis Powerpoint Templates Page 1
    • “What is the Integral Movement?” Powerpoint Templates Page 2
    • GroupEpignosisPublic Briefingand ReceptionSaturday, July 7th, 2012
    • Introducing: Brian McConnell • Project Epignosis Co- visionary (Soul Force). • Author affiliated with the Integral Institute and Integral Without Borders as a Researcher/ Practitioner in the study of Integral Sustainable Development (SDv).• Learning, leadership, and spiritual development command the central focus of Brian’s work. Powerpoint Templates Page 4
    • Introducing: Richard Cook • Project Epignosis Co-visionary (Soul Force). • Former U.S. Treasury Department analyst and author of We Hold These Truths.• In addition to being a ‘leading spokesman for Economic Democracy’, Rick is also a recognized authority in Gnosticism and the Kabbalah. Powerpoint Templates Page 5
    • What is Project Epignosis?Citizen-learners transforming communitiesinto vibrant eco- systems . . .The project was initiated in response to a challenge issued by this year’s (2012) TED Prize winner – The City 2.0 Powerpoint Templates Page 6
    • . . . an idea worth spreading• Our project helps city members learn how to create integral economic laboratories to transform impoverished urban communities into vibrant social ecosystems. Powerpoint Templates Page 7
    • The ‘White Paper’ The Problem “For too long the debilitating effects of material poverty have been divorced from the spiritual causes of poverty that begin with what we value, with the way we think, and with the resulting economic systems and practices. In this book, we have revealed that the greatest poverty is that of our economic thought, encapsulated today in ‘Western’ neo- liberal economics.” from Lessem and Schieffer’s, Integral Economics Powerpoint Templates Page 8
    • Wilber’s Integral Framework - AQAL The Problem “For too long the debilitating effects of material poverty have been The way I Economic divorced from the spiritual causes (we) think practices of poverty that begin with what we value, with the way we think, and with the resulting economic systems and practices. In this Economic book, we have revealed that the systems greatest poverty is that of our What we value Economic economic thought, encapsulated thought today in ‘ Neo-liberal Western’ neo-liberal economics.” economics from Lessem and Schieffer’s, Integral Economics Powerpoint Templates Page 9
    • Aspects of the Four Quadrants (AQAL) Powerpoint Templates Page 10
    • Aspects of the Four Quadrants (AQAL) Powerpoint Templates Page 11
    • Holarchic Quadrants Powerpoint Templates Page 12
    • The Great Chain of Being Powerpoint Templates Page 13
    • Inspiring Global Transformation Powerpoint Templates Page 14
    • Inspiring Global Transformation “These spiritual sciences include the contemplative and meditative traditions of a collective humanity, East and West, North and South, traditions that have been carefully collecting ‘interior’ spiritual data for at least three thousand years, and traditions that, in deep structure analysis, show a surprising unanimity as Lessem and to the basic architecture of the Schieffer’s ‘higher’ or ‘spiritual’ stages of ‘Four World Model’ human development.” from Wilber’s, The Marriage of Sense and Soul: Integrating Science and Religion Powerpoint Templates Page 15
    • ‘Vital Forces’ – The Four World Model Southern (Humanism) – ubuntu: ‘I am because your are’. Eastern (Holism) – kyosei: ‘co-existence and co- evolution’. Northern (Rationalism) – naringsliv: ‘economic and Lessem and social network’. Schieffer’s ‘Four World Western (Pragmatism) – Model’ individuation: realizing our individual and collective selves. Powerpoint Templates Page 16
    • Tikkun olam – ‘repairing the world’ “Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing and restoring the world”) which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility (with the Creator) “to heal, repair and transform the world.” In Judaism, the concept of tikkun olam originated in the early rabbinic period. The concept was given new meanings in the kabbalah of the medieval period and further connotation in modern Judaism.” Powerpoint Templates Page 17
    • An ‘Integral Economics Ecosystem’ Powerpoint Templates Page 18
    • Group Epignosis Powerpoint Templates Page 19
    • Project Epignosis – Project Plan “The Project Epignosis action plan entails initiating a suite of interrelated componentsincluding a complementary (e.g. ‘local’, ‘festival’) currency, atrade and barter exchange, and community land trust to invigorate urban (economic) well-being.” from The City 2.0 Award Application Powerpoint Templates Page 20
    • Community Involvement Project Epignosis will support andcollaboratively interact with community groups whose organizational objectives and subsequent projects are mutually consistent with its own. These partnerships might typically include those already practicing sustainable enterprise and include, for example, complementary currencies (e.g.‘time banking’), alternative transportation (e.g. bicycling), and food (e.g. urban gardening). Powerpoint Templates Page 21
    • Transforming to ‘the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible’ . . . Powerpoint Templates Page 22
    • Project Epignosis Powerpoint Templates Page 23