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21 01, 2020

How is the Integral City Framework Good For Evolving Cities of Peace?

By |2020-01-21T12:30:38+00:00January 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Peace|0 Comments

The Integral City Framework reveals fractal patterns of Gaia. It is built on Universal patterns and principles. So, when we discover it, we are blessed with the opportunity to explore what is the Integral City Framework (ICF) good for? ICF is especially good for “wicked” problems – where the interconnections and non-linearities of [...]

21 12, 2019

Integral City 2019: AMSTERDAM

By |2019-12-23T12:59:02+00:00December 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, City of Year, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Placecaring, Placemaking|4 Comments

Amsterdam, City of Water is Integral City of the Year 2019. Amsterdam will be the city featured on the new cover of the Second Edition of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences of the Human Hive. In a year when we saw high tides engulf Venice, Amsterdam (often called Venice of the North)  continued to survive [...]

18 12, 2019

Gaia’s Reflective Organ Reflects on Power Over – Power With – Power As?

By |2019-12-18T15:59:04+00:00December 18th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Meshworking|3 Comments

The December solstice opens the door to the theme of Power in the Human Hive. Gaia’s Reflective Organs (as individuals, collectives and human hives) have evolved through three eras of Power: Over, With and As. Power Over In today’s world too often, Power is associated with Power Over. The news delights in reporting [...]

16 12, 2019

Appreciating Meta-Findhorn 2019 Transformational Path

By |2019-12-16T22:28:56+00:00December 16th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence|0 Comments

One year ago, I issued a Climate-Challenge to Meta-Findhorn (my name for the larger Findhorn community) for 30 people to select and practise change that could contribute to climate resilience for 30 days. See the blogs on our experience here.  One year later many of our participants have graduated beyond our successful experiment [...]

21 11, 2019

A Journey of a 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Story

By |2019-11-22T06:51:27+00:00November 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Caring, Contexting, Inquiry, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

As I have travelled many miles in the last 2 months, I have had the pleasure and fun of learning from the many new friends and colleagues I have encountered. Many of those learnings will take months or years to unpack. But here is a sampler of stories that intrigued me and that I [...]

20 11, 2019

Integral City Stories for Our Times

By |2019-11-19T06:42:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

“People need stories more than food to stay alive.” (Barry Lopez) That observation has always been one of my favourite insights into the depths of human nature. When I review the epic voyage to 10 cities (BC Canada: Delta, Vancouver, Mission, Abbotsford; Scotland: Findhorn, Edinburgh; India: Auroville, Chennai, Agra, Delhi) in the last six [...]

13 11, 2019

Biomimicry Lessons from the Beehive for Hindustan U Architecture Class

By |2019-11-14T20:38:01+00:00November 13th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle|0 Comments

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton offered a lecture to Dr. Sheeba Chander's class in the Architecture & City Planning Program at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in Chennai, India, on October 30, 2019. Here is a picture of the class and the key images we used to illustrate how the honey bee offers lessons in [...]

13 11, 2019

Professing a Spiritual AQtivation

By |2019-11-13T13:40:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Journeys to Wellness, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This is a summary of a Plenary/Workshop offered by by Marilyn Hamilton, PhD, Founder Integral City Meshworks to the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Day Conference, Spiritualities, True Professionalism and Aligned Action: Discerning the True, Good and Beautiful. It was presented on October 26, 2019 I “professed” the story of my Spiritual AQtivation through the [...]

13 11, 2019

Refocusing Human Sensitivity in a Digital World

By |2019-11-14T20:42:21+00:00November 13th, 2019|Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Through Caring, Contexting, Capacity Building “How are our systems supporting us in the fullness of our humanity?” Answering this research question moved my career from the study of leadership patterns to the connections amongst teams, organizations, communities and now cities – in both face-to-face and digital worlds. I have written three books that explore [...]