This presentation explores paths to better understanding and subsequently transforming local landscapes through "the overall quality, meaning, and purpose, of our experience through 'art and culture'."
Transforming Local Landscapes through Art and Culture
GroupEpignosisLycée MarginalCommunity High SchoolMarch 27, 2013
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Presenter: Brian McConnell • Director – Group Epignosis • Practitioner associated with Integral Theory and Practice • Transdisciplinary focus and approach to Learning, Leadership, Governance, and Economics Author of “Toward a Sustainable Future” – Integral Leadership Review Blogger at OpEd News, Group Epignosis, City of Peace, Integral City 2.0 – RoanokeWikipedia editor - We Hold These Truths and The Marriage of Sense and Soul Powerpoint Templates Page 3
Our Focus: Two Primary Dimensions1. Integral Theory – “Integral theory is a philosophy promoted by Ken Wilber that seeks a synthesis of the best of pre-modern, modern, and postmodern reality. It is portrayed as a "theory of everything," and offers an approach "to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching." It has been applied by scholar-practitioners in 35 distinct academic and professional domains as varied as organizational management, art, and feminism”.” from “Integral theory” at Wikipedia Powerpoint Templates Page 4
Our Focus: Two Primary Dimensions1. Integral Theory2. Integral Practice – “Integral practice is primarily an outgrowth of different integral theories and philosophies as they intersect with various spiritual practices, holistic health modalities, and transformative regimens associated with the New Paradigm and human potential movement. Some ways to describe integral practice are the experiential application of integral theory, the "holistic disciplines we consciously employ to nurture ourselves and others, and most specifically those practices that both inspire and sustain growth in many dimensions at once," “ from the ‘Integral practice section’ of “Integral spirituality” at Wikipedia Powerpoint Templates Page 5
What is Integral Theory?AQAL: "All Quadrants All Levels"AQAL (pronounced aqual or ah- qwul) represents the core ofWilbers work. AQAL stands for "all quadrants all levels", but equally connotes all lines, all states and all types. These are the five irreduciblecategories of Wilbers model ofmanifest existence. from the“Ken Wilber” page at Wikipedia Powerpoint Templates Page 6