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, July 6, 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.
- Audit-No Credit: $30
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Abstract thought emerged together with linear time and alphabetic language. Before that time we experienced reality directly. Thought clearly expanded our capacities at one level, yet when thought is unrooted from experience, and the mind is disconnected from the body, it can wreak havok. Abstract thought tends to keep us pondering the past or wondering about the future, away from the experience of the present moment. This Merry Musing will explore the development and role of linear thought, and some of the limits it has created for us that we need to transcend to transition to a more interconnected and holistic way of living.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
- describe the emergence of abstract thought in the human story;
- explain the role of thought in creating the world we have today; and,
- explore the limits of thought and how we might transcend yet include it.
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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