This standalone session is being offered to Ubiquity learners and is $30 to participate in this single live event. If you would like to participate in all twelve sessions, you may do so by purchasing the combined option at a discount: Merry Musings: Philosophical Reflections on Life, the Universe and Everything – October 2020 to October 2021 – https://www.ubiquityuniversity.org/courses/merry-musings-philosophical-reflections-on-life-the-universe-and-everything/
Dates: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM PST/15:30 to 17:00 CET
Format: One live webinar on Zoom (90 mins) plus 90 mins of background material
Faculty: Peter Merry, PhD
Academic Credit: None unless purchased as the session package mentioned above.
- Audit-No Credit: $30
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In the so-called “Dark Ages” Western Europe was home to the Anglo-Saxons and Norse. These cultures had great respect for the interconnected web of life that they referred to as “wyrd”. Over the last decades the Western world has imported Eastern concepts such as ch’i which have helped us to rediscover the sacred/hidden dimensions of reality. However, few people know that we had our own native concepts, language and practices for the subtle world. Brian Bates, in his book The Way of Wyrd, brought it to our attention, creating a novel based on an ancient manuscript in the British Library that tells the story of a missionary scribe being sent to discover the ways of the “pagans.” This Merry Musing will explore the world of wyrd and how it relates to eastern traditions as well as recent scientific discoveries.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
- describe the nature of the Anglo-Saxon and Norse concept “Wyrd”;
- explain the West European perspective on the interconnectedness of life; and,
- compare Wyrd with other traditions and modern science.
Peter Merry, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, Founder of the Centre of Human Emergence Netherlands, and a Founding Partner of Engage!. His experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational organizations, in government ministries and in mutli-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognized expert in the field of energetics and evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. His books include “Evolutionary Leadership”, “Why Work?“ and “Leading from the Field“ (forthcoming). He has a PhD with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School in Volution Theory.
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