Abstract This essay outlines connections between the Elemental Cycle as an archetype of transformation, transdisciplinarity, and cybernetics. A number of questions are addressed: the nature and importance of connecting these fields, an examination of resources and the dominant disciplinary discourses for the associated fields, and a critical examination of my assumptions, beliefs, and position. Introduction How often...
Are you fascinated by the beauty of forms in the natural world? Do you sense something amazing at work out there, like an intelligence that lies just beneath the surfaces of things? Then I invite you to read a new essay that explores the building of a new aesthetic consciousness that seeks to connect us...
It's quite a dilemma - not being able to directly check much of what we are exposed to and presented as 'knowledge'. Unless we begin to discover our own ways of knowing (a very difficult proposition, but I think possible), then we likely remain wanderers in the fog of our own (and other's) unconsciousness....
Earth --> Day-waking (i.e. 'normal' adult) consciousness Water --> Imaginative consciousness Air ----> Inspirational consciousness Fire ---> Intuitive consciousness Earth --> Thinking 'about' - object-oriented Water --> Thinking 'with' - process oriented Air ----> Thinking 'between' - polarity-oriented, (Brad exemplifies this very well) Fire ----> Thinking 'as' - whole-oriented Further, considering that all thinking...