Song of Transformation

My first attempt at remixing/composing a song.  The original vocal track is from Bisola Marignay.  We partnered together to make a creation, and this is what happened: Download Song of Transformation - TransD Mix Enjoy!

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Mysteriously the Path Winds On

Click once and then again for larger. Mysteriously the Path Winds On

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Informal review of Being, Evolution, and Immortality: An Outline of Integral Philosophy, by Haridas Chaudhuri

My general impression of this work was that Chaudhuri was writing in a very philosophical style about a topic which is far more than philosophical.  The extent to which he took pains to delineate some various philosophical perspectives so that he could present the viewpoint of the integral yoga surprised me; I'm not sure...

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A little perspective on science in light of Kuhn, relativism, and Eastern philosophy

Much is owed to the ideas of Thomas Kuhn and his thoughts on science, which rightfully and helpfully recontextualize the practice of science in light of wider realities of human complexity.  However, flowing out of postmodern trends, it is easy to then think of science as completely relative and just like any other knowledge...

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Response to Ken Wilber and “Embracing Reality” by Brad Reynolds – A Critical Perspective

Embracing Reality offers two things, something of a semi-biographical contextualization of the development of Wilber's thoughts and writings, and a series of more-or-less detailed summaries of those same works.  For anyone who is not familiar with the different phases of Wilber's thought, this is a nice reference work, and was most edifying for its picture...

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Francisco Varela and Ethical Know-How

This post is about bringing forth a different way of speaking about ethics, which is usually bogged down with a load of ridiculously unquestioned Western philosophical THOUGHT baggage, which keeps ethics locked nicely away in principles which themselves are never acted, only known. For this reason, Varela's idea that perception is based in ACTION is...

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The Matrix and Anthroposophy video

This lecture presentation was given at the East Bay Waldorf School in 2007 (see flyer below).  It explores the Matrix trilogy of movies from the perspective of spiritual science. Close attention is paid to the actual events in the "text" of the movies, with an eye towards illuminating features concerning the major characters and...

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The Amazing Frank Chester – upcoming lecture!!!

Trust me, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! Frank Chester (find out about his initial work here, and read reviews of his work here) has just returned from a very well received presentation of his research on the Chestahedron at Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, New York. Many in the audience expressed disappointment afterwards that...

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Sometimes it’s sunny in Portland…

This is when Daisy and I can go outside and enjoy the synthesis of vitamin D rather than relying on capsules.  Okay, at least for me; Daisy has fur (except on her belly).

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Conversation, Conversion, and Transdisciplinarity

Every conversation can lead to conversion; to a new context, a different way of perceiving, a step out of habitual patterns of thinking that we unknowingly carry with us or alternately identify as self.  As one who attempts to live with Morin's "new way of thinking", one is never converted; one can only be...

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Goethean Phenomenology, Soul Breathing, and Transformation

Goethean phenomenology acts as a transformative bridge between the researcher and a topic of inquiry.  The method is unique not in that it attempts to work through the subject/object split, but rather in the WAY it attempts to do this. Doing Goethean phenomenological research requires that one be completely open to what presents itself, while...

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