Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm.
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Positive Emergence informed by authentic presencing and conscious transformation
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The conundrum at the heart of sustainability

The conundrum at the heart of sustainability | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Feelings of disconnection from the planet and its problems are preventing people from investing in change
Anne Caspari's insight:

right questions, not quite getting the answers together yet. What if the solution was not only in evolving world views, but at the same time in involutionary processes to solve deep rooted (different "direction"; all the way down) issues in our relationship to nature...? 

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Kim Davis's comment, March 13, 2013 2:42 AM
Sustainability: the concept self-aware species invent as they eventually realize individualistic short-term aims of their members conflict with collective organizational long-term aspirations, once key resources get exhausted and their costs, as well as waste, rise above tipping points.

This is a normal stage of consciousness training in all species throughout the multiverse, as consciousness evolves from pre-conscious single organism to post-conscious multi-organism. The feedback mechanism is designed in such a way that as the challenge rises from deviations that are the fruit of individual egoism, the negative outcomes these deviations create act as forces to curb self-absorption, thus creating an awareness space in which solutions stemming from a collaborative system respectful of the web of life (including of its self-aware members) can eventually flourish.

Thus has a higher-level consciousness the ability to collectively form from - and beyond - its individualistic roots.
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Climate change as a ‘multiple object’

Climate change as a ‘multiple object’ | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

I like the way Esbjorn-Hargens weaves in a number of strands of post-constructivist thought. His notion of climate change as a “multiple object” would appear to suggest a resonance with object-oriented ontology. This bodes well for ecophilosophical dialogue with a school (“integral philosophy”) that has remained a bit aloof from others, mainly because of the baggage accrued to its founder, Ken Wilber. 

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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine

The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Chances are, you have heard of Christopher Alexander because of his most famous book on architecture, A Pattern Language. 

 

Alexander, the mathematician, was always concerned with the processes by which parts transform into wholes. He wants to know how we are implementing this part-whole synthesis; how nature does it; and especially, where we, in our own human version, might be getting it wrong. This is the key to an important realization about natural systems and how they generate form — one that, as Alexander has long noted, is distinct from how we humans typically generate form. And this is not a mere philosophical matter of humans being different from nature, or “having culture.” It’s a question of how we humans can also have a technology that is actually more complex, resilient, and sustainable — quite literally, more life-like.

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