Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Integral View Made Simple

Here is an essay created by Lawrence Wollersheim for Integral Spirituality. It's one of the best summaries of Integral I've seen, and perfect for your family and friends who still think we're drinking the kool-aid (yes, I know...they are not paying attention).

I've provided it with a link to another website (actually a series of websites) I highly recommend: Integral Praxis. Some of the best writing and blogging on the Integral Approach out there.
"At this moment in time, a dynamic, new worldview appears to have burst upon the global stage. It is called the integral worldview. A worldview is a meta-paradigm of reality, a unifying cultural consciousness that both underlies and conditions an individual's way of knowing, seeing and acting in the world.

A new worldview emerges when the previous worldview no longer adequately solves new problems that are arising. Each new worldview provides more effective solutions that simply cannot be seen from within the constraints of the previous worldview."
Read the essay, and then visit the rest of the blog. Important stuff.

1 comment:

David said...

Hi Gary,

Thank you for the kind words about Integral Praxis! We're fans of your work as well (and notice that we added you and your partner to our short list of 'People on the Leading Edge').

At Integral Praxis we are rapidly evolving into a source of post-wilberian integral considerations, while looking to promote the widest range of applied integral thought possible.

So please check back at the site from time to time, as we post feature articles and other interesting material every couple days.

Also, let me take this opportunity to invite you (and your readers for that matter) to make an original contribution to our blog/site. We are always looking for relevant posts, articles, links and projects to promote on our site.

We are getting great exposure already, and we'll do all the promotion aspects for you! Just send your submission (on a related topic that fits the general theme of praxis) to integralpraxis@gmail.com and we'll do all the rest.

If you need a suggestion, we're currently seeking out informative articles/posts on integral applications, critical integral theory and the integral movement as a cultural phenomenon.

*NOTE: If you want to add your own style to the post please copy and paste your essay with HTML added.

Anyway, thanks again Gary! All the best in your blogging endeavors .

Sincerely,

David E. Morrow
IRG - Research Design