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MEDITATION: “LOVE IS THE GREATEST”

By Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann 1. Corinthians 13.13: Now there stay faith, hope and love – but love is the greatest.   There is a truth in this world I believe.  

NORA BATESON’S VISIT

Nora Bateson, the daughter of Gregory Bateson, and the author of ‘An Ecology of Mind’, will be attending the spring retreat in Driebergen 5-6 May 2012. Read more about Nora

AN ECOLOGY OF MIND: A PORTRAIT OF GREGORY BATESON

An Ecology of Mind is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson. Nora Bateson’s

Excerpts from CLOUDHAND, CLENCHED FIST: Chaos, Crisis, and the Emergence of Community

by Rhea Miller As one of my history teachers once stated, the more unstable a culture or institution, the more conservative it becomes. In an age where people are holding

The Formless Void as Organizational Template

Harle, T., The Formless Void as Organizational Template. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. 9(1), pp1-3-121. Abstract. This article examines the first creation story in the Book of Genesis from

In Claritas January 2012 meeting

A video impression of the January 2012 In Claritas meeting.

COMMUNION

a poem by Skye Burn   There was no world then, only the place Where my heart hungered to be known, Without knowing what it wanted.   Ever since the

UNCOMMON COURTESY

a poem by Skye Burn   My neighbor’s place is kept pristine, unlike the tangled profusion my proclivity produces. His evenly mown swards and regimented rows reflect a tide state

MY FAITH IS A LULLABY

a poem by Skye Burn   “Are you real?” my mother asked when I came to her room in the dementia care facility. We sat on the couch, memories keeping

THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

by Shervin Nekuee Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander’d into Darkness wide Return and back into

THANKS FROM BELLINGHAM

by Skye Burn Good morning from Bellingham, where we woke up this morning to the magical beauty of a fresh snowfall! I feel wonderfully refreshed by our time together and

BIRD FLOCKS AND GOVERNANCE

by Tim Harle Dear all, First of all, a huge Thank You to you all for such a stimulating time last week. A special Thank You to Harry, Karin, Cheri

MODERN PATRONAGE

    By Harry Starren – to be published in Notes 3 by Q.S. Serafijn, Post Editions Rotterdam, 2012. If I had to choose between science and art, I’d choose art

SOLITUDE AND LEADERSHIP – if you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

By William Deresiewitz The lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. My title must seem like a

ANOTHER BIRTH

by Shervin Nekuee On 25th of the year 2011 my third child and second daughter was born It was not a random date, it was my birthday. . . I

OF BREAKDOWN, EMPTINESS, AND RENEWAL – Understanding our Complex Cultural Present

by Stephen A. Erickson and Pauline Erickson-Rulf We live in a time of dramatically altering economic, cultural as well as spiritual landscapes. In short, we live in a time of disruption.

WHAT IS DEBT? – An interview with Economic Anthropologist David Graeber

David Graeber currently holds the position of Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths University London. Prior to this he was an associate professor of anthropology at Yale University. He is

MIDWAY ON OUR LIFE’S JOURNEY…: On Psychological Transformation at Midlife

by Murray Stein, Ph.D. The Midlife Period In most advanced countries worldwide today the average life expectancy for males extends to their mid- to late seventies and for women to

THE POETRY SLOW DOWN

by Dr. Barbara Mossberg, Produced by Sara Hughes A FLASH MOBBERY OF NOBODY SNOBBERY! Bring Forth the Nobody and Send In the Clowns: The Wild Spirit of Emily Dickinson’s Creativity and

HISTORY OF ALCHEMY

The Alchemists To most of us, the word “alchemy” calls up the picture of a medieval and slightly sinister laboratory in which an aged, black-robed wizard broods over the crucibles

IMAGINING FUTURE GOVERNANCE

By Karin Jironet On 11-12 January 2012 a group of artists, academics and business leaders join in an experimental session to explore what, from their different perspectives, may be informing