14 05, 2024

What’s the Purpose of Purpose for Ecovillage?

By |2024-05-15T08:39:55+00:00May 14th, 2024|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Designing Impact, Emergence, Householder Dharma, Inner, Lifecycle, Outer|0 Comments

This clutch of blogs explores the thinking and background that goes into developing an Ecovillage as it matures from teenager to young adult: How to re-think the stewardship of Commons? How to transfer land holdings from a founding organization to the community? How to design Governance for a community of organizations? How to develop [...]

14 05, 2024

Ecovillage Findhorn Catch Up: On Purpose

By |2024-05-14T14:41:49+00:00May 14th, 2024|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Change, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Householder Dharma, Lifecycle|0 Comments

Where has the Blogger in Chief been for the last couple of months? True confessions - I have been contributing in various ways to the life of Park Ecovillage Findhorn (and assisting Learning Cities. Earth to expand into a Swiss Association (Verein) and Community Interest Company (CIC in Scotland - but those are another [...]

5 03, 2023

Connecting with Community in 21st C: Interests

By |2023-03-06T14:28:25+00:00March 5th, 2023|Action, Complex Challenges, Householder Dharma, Inquiry, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This is a series of blogs inspired by the Edinburgh International Centre for Sustainability and Peace, 2023 Forum: Connecting with Community in the 21st Centure: Spiritual, Social, Policy Perspectives. This was delivered by Marilyn Hamilton, March 1, 2023. There are many interests that have and can attract people to The Park Ecovillage (TPE) [...]

14 12, 2022

From Master to Meta to Mondo?

By |2023-01-10T15:48:22+00:00December 14th, 2022|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

How do you react to the word "Master"? I have always associated "master" with mastery – the successful learning of some practice. It represents a maturing of skills and experience and adeptness. It is the top level of a series of stages from apprentice to journeyperson to master. It represents a superordinate category [...]

26 06, 2022

A New Media System

By |2022-06-26T16:46:52+00:00June 26th, 2022|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Contexting, Inquiry, Reframing|0 Comments

A New Media System Guest Blog by Indra Adnan, Co-Initiator of Alternative Planet,  in Conversation with Alternative Community Action Network CANCan ULAB Fast Prototype Team (Maria Dorothy Skov London, Pieter Wackers Amsterdam, Amanda Faulkner Knaresborough, Simon Divecha Isle of Harris, Scotland, Marilyn Hamilton Findhorn Ecovillage Scotland) June 23, 2022 What I'm giving here is [...]

19 05, 2022

Recovering Cities Through Living Cities Peace Room (2/4)

By |2022-05-19T14:18:16+00:00May 19th, 2022|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Caring, Complex Challenges, Emergence, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

What is Broken? How can Integral Cities learn from Gaia, endowed as her Organs of Reflection? How can we imagine an ecology for the emergence of Peace? What City Capacities can we draw on to recover wellbeing at all scales of human existence – person, people, place and planet?  In using the Russian-Ukrainian conflict [...]

8 04, 2022

Brain Gain – How Ukrainian & Russian Brain Drain Will Change Europe

By |2022-04-09T10:27:13+00:00April 8th, 2022|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

I am a Canadian of a certain age who remembers clearly what it was like to live in Toronto in the era of Vietnam Draft Dodgers. In the 1960’s and 70’s young men of draft age beat a steady path to Canada to preserve lives, education and future opportunities. Estimates of about 125,000 men [...]

16 03, 2022

Reflective Organ Newsletter March Equinox 2022: Fact, Fake, Fantasy

By |2022-04-18T12:46:41+00:00March 16th, 2022|COP26, Designing Impact, F. Training, Novella, Reframing, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures, Ubiquity University|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Planet. When we take the perspective of Caring for Planet, we gain the Overview of a Living System Cosmology that embraces all of the Cares into [...]

29 09, 2021

Signs of Hope at Findhorn CC

By |2021-09-30T16:40:51+00:00September 29th, 2021|Action, Building - Structures, Caring, Caring, Designing Impact, Dialogue, Householder Dharma, Inner, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Last week when I was interviewing, futurist Dr. Anneloes Smitsman about her r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, she remarked about the importance of feedback and celebrating the special moments of life in community. They are like rites of passage. That reminded me to tell her of our experience here in Findhorn Ecovillage this year. [...]

7 09, 2021

Long Covid? Re-Sizing, Right-Sizing, Re-Shaping Cities

By |2021-09-07T16:10:25+00:00September 7th, 2021|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Integral Maps|0 Comments

Yesterday I read an article in the Economist that shows how the centres of large cities have imploded since the start of the pandemic. Businesses have shut down and/or moved out or moved their workers home. https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/the-new-economics-of-global-cities/21804271 That has meant that the services that deliver people, goods, food, supplies and support to downtown [...]

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