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Note: My maya-gaia website is a chronicle of my passing all considered opinion through the lens
of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi with both an open-mind and healthy skepticism.
Visionary Paradigms Expressing the Legacy of Samadhi, Transcendent Insights and Integral Spirituality.
Integrative Spirituality A huge interactive resource promoting the evolution of a Metaparadigm expressing an integrative spirituality. "Panentheism (Greek words: pan=all, en=in and Theos=God) is the view that God is immanent within all creation and that the universe is part of God or that God is the animating force behind the universe. Unlike pantheism, panentheism does not mean that the universe is synonymous with God. Instead, it maintains that there is more to God than the material universe. In panentheism, God maintains a transcendent character, and is viewed as both the creator and the original source of universal Morality.
The Integral Institute- An Institutional Multiplex founded by Ken Wilber dedicated to the creation of an integral metaparadigm. What's
"Integral"? It simply means more balanced, comprehensive, interconnected, and whole. By using an Integral approach- whether it's in business, personal development, art, education, or spirituality (or any of dozens of other
fields)-we can include more aspects of reality, and more of our humanity, in order to become more fully awake and effective in anything we do. "Integral" is not only a "theory of everything," but involves new ways of working, loving, creating, playing, and interacting in a complex and evolving world- it's a worldview for the 21st Century.
Spiritual Heritage, Education Network Inc. - SHEN -
Education for Inclusive Identities and Oneness. This article addresses the problem of intolerance. It suggests that intolerance in general and that of religious differences in particular can be handled through formal education in our educational institutions by building identities inclusive of all human beings, if not of all beings in the universe. It argues that the concept of ultimate reality provides the harmonizing tool necessary for building such identities.
At its core, WIE magazine is about finding new ways to think: new answers to the difficult questions that are the challenge of our moment in history. Those answers, we strongly believe, can only be found by looking freshly at the emerging reality around us, without relying on older solutions that were sufficient for simpler problems. And what we need are not just answers, but new ways to find those answers. This is the real mission of WIE, for which we need not only radical individual creativity, but radical collective engagement. Our work is inspired by and guided by Andrew Cohen, who is the visionary, creative driver, and revolutionary spirit behind the WIE mission.
Gaia.com (name changed from Zaadz in 08) Our Mission. We're gonna change the world. Our math goes like this: you be the change + you follow your bliss + you give your greatest strengths to the world moment to moment to moment + we do everything in our power to help you succeed + you inspire and empower everyone you know to do the same + we team up with millions like us = we just affected billions = we (together) changed the world.
Our Plan: Ours involves Conscious Capitalism infused with Spirituality and a healthy dose of Enthusiasm, Love, Service, Inspiration, Passion, Humor and Teamwork. People CRAZY enough to think they can change the world, Courageous enough to do something about it, AND Committed enough to stick to it when they feel like giving up. Strong links to WIE and Ken Wilber.
AlienAxons- We all seek to know what constitutes life, how it comes into being, and its fundamental portions that constitute a whole both individually and universally. Some people realize that everything is really an outward representation of subjective forces but desire to know how the spiritual forces of life make the transformation from the invisible into representations that comprise God.
Franklin Merrell-Wolff- The GREAT SPACE Center- Home of The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff. Wolff grounds his philosophy in his Realizations, and not in mere rational speculation. In his written report of his mystical unfoldment, Wolff identifies three premonitory recognitions and two fundamental, or transcendental, Recognitions. Visit the official website of the Franklin-Merrell-Wolff Fellowship: Merrell-Wolff.org.
A New Integral Paradigm by M Alan Kazlev: What I hope is that my completed essay can provide stimulus for further discussion, feedback, additions and deletions, will incourage others to develop and propose their own integral understanding that is not simply derivative of Wilber and Beck (you don't have to rely on them - look at Sri Aurobindo, Teilhard de Chardin, William Irwin Thompson, Erich Jantsch, Roberto Assagioli, Henry Corbin, Stan Grof, Barbara Ann Brennan, lots of other great people out there), and that all of this input, mine, yours, theirs, everyone's, can be the basis of an Integral Knowledge system, a NPOV Integral Wiki (hopefully with the same GNU license as the Wikipedia) which anyone can add to and contribute. This is why I'm suggesting a whole new paradigm. Not as a criticism of Wilber, but as an alternative.
Spiral Dynamics® is a way of thinking about human nature. Its intent is to make living better for individuals, groups, and even societies by increasing understanding of why we do as we do, and then to broaden our conception of choices about what we might do next. This framework is based in the original research and theory of developmental scholar Dr. Clare W. Graves. It has been adopted as a major component of Ken Wilber's intergral spirituality concepts.
Metahistory- Metahistory is a path toward the future beyond history, a world free from enslavement to unexamined beliefs. Humanity is a species endangered by its beliefs, and most of all, its religious illusion of superiority. To go beyond history is not solely a human prerogative, for the path ahead is not ours alone, but the way of all sentient beings. Closely aligned with deep ecology, and going deeper, we explore the power of human potential to shape society, serve the earth, and coevolve with the non-human world. We invite a future myth about being human, a story of our own making to align human ways of life with Gaia, the living planet.
The Principia Cybernetica Project- Placing the Web at the Center of Man’s Quest for Knowledge Ben Goertzel, 2000 Today when you think "Internet" you think of chat rooms, banner ads, spam e-mails, day-trading, stock scams, buying books and Christmas presents. People worry about their kids surfing porn sites or playing violent network games, or their employees spending work hours looking at sports videos on ESPN. One doesn’t often hear anyone talking about the Net as, say, a medium for the human race to collectively move toward philosophical truth- but that's exactly what PCP plans to do.
The Way of an Explorer by Edgar Mitchell, IONS’ Visionary Founder, At Age 73. An emerging new theory of consciousness from its inspired founder? His research seeks to integrate quantum-physics principles with transcultural religious metaphors and consciousness theories. His unique contribution is two-fold: (1) He has formulated a hypothesis about the nature and origins of consciousness itself, and (2) the integration of his theories with recent discoveries in quantum physics provides clues to physical mechanisms involved in the evolution of consciousness. In the best tradition of a noetic scientist, Mitchell's scientific endeavors are fueled by his personal immersion in the intuitive, subjective realm of knowing. The result is what has been called his "dazzling theory of everything"--a dyadic model of reality, set forth in his book.
Global Resonance Network In the resonant context of this network, we are developing "co-creative" approaches to some of the most important questions in spirit and society. Rather than teach or propose some ideology -- some body of cleanly defined and rigid concepts that we insist are "correct" while other are "wrong" -- we are looking for ways to bring diverse concept systems and ideologies together, in a spirit of mutual respect and listening. Through the Global Resonance Network, we are creating a kind of universal communion in the spirit. The network itself is something like a church or temple or cathedral. We are working together to bring our most sacred and informed insights into a common framework, of wholeness, unity, and power.
The Interspirit Foundation Our Mission: ...to develop organizational capacity and collaborative opportunities among sectarian, ecumenical, and interfaith communities. This approach allows us to create many interrelated special-purpose projects supporting a wide array of idealistic objectives and coordinating the work of many independent organizations. Our interspirit groups number 42.
Foundation for Conscious Evolution The ultimate goal of FCE is the
awakening of the spiritual, social, and scientific potential of humanity,
in harmony with nature for the highest good of all life.
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been a pioneer in positive options for the future of humanity for forty years. The mission: To educate people in the worldview of Conscious Evolution and how to apply it in their lives, personally and socially. To provide a vital new social system through which the vast movement for positive change can align, connect and further cooperate toward
the common goal of a compassionate, sustainable future that recognizes and supports the inter-connectedness of all life.
The Council on Spiritual Practices A collaboration among spiritual guides, experts in the behavioral and biomedical sciences, and scholars of religion, dedicated to making direct experience of the sacred more available to more people. There is evidence that such encounters can have profound benefits for those who
experience them, for their neighbors, and for the world. CSP has a twofold mission: to identify and develop approaches to primary religious experience that can be used safely and effectively, and to help individuals and spiritual communities bring the insights, grace, and joy that arise from direct perception of the divine into their daily lives.
What Beyond Reason? by Robert B. Tapp- Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, University of Minnesota; Dean, Humanist Institute- Reviews religious experiences, ecstasies, and mysticisms- concluding that they remain, in final analysis, cognitively empty. We must become more specific with the possible meanings of such current cultural buzzwords as "spirituality." A rational mysticism is not a contradiction in terms; it is a mysticism whose limits are set by reasons: a quest for the zero-experience without any concomitant claim to world knowledge, special wisdom, or special morality.
Art of Jack Hass
-intergral spiritualist, inspirational author, digital and photographic artist and poet- Hass's website presents an intricately linked compendium of resources synthesizing spirit and flesh- an articulate and insightful analysis of comparative religion presented with an overtone of wonder and joy of the greatness of existence itself.
Postmodern Paradigms Sampling of Super, Meta and Emergent Postmodern Paradigms- including proposals raised for specific disciplines- with some of the dialectics involved.
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