Course

Merry Musings 05 – Volution: A Translinear Theory of Life – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Faculty: Peter Merry, PhD
  • Nanocourse
  • 3 hours/week, 1 Week
  • Content Category: Knowledge, Self-Mastery

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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, March 2, 2021 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.

Pricing:

  • Audit-No Credit: $30

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Nanocourse Description:

It kind of blew my mind when it first dawned on me that linear time is not a fixed quality of the universe but is actually quite a recent invention of the human mind. We spent nearly three million years living life directly in the present in the context of natural cycles. It was only a few thousand years ago that linearity entered our perspective. We have now reached a point in development where we need to re-evaluate that linear perspective and re-balance it with the cyclical. Evolution (and involution) are both products of linear thinking. New science is showing that life actually breathes and spins more like a pulsing torus than climbs the rungs of a ladder. The Merry Musing on Volution explores what that perspective looks like when you apply it to our individual and collective life process.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • explain the limits of linear perspectives such as evolution;
  • describe a translinear process of life such as Volution; and,
  • explore implications of a volutionary perspective in different domains.

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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