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27 06, 2020

Listening to the Spirit of Cities …What is Needed to Make Visible a Global Network of integral Cities and Eco-regions?

By |2020-06-27T18:41:49+00:00June 27th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Navigating - IVSM, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures, Systemic Constellation Work|0 Comments

At the World Unity Week conference, June 23, 2020, Diana Claire Douglas systemically constellated (SCW) a question that has been growing in the Integral City Community of Practice since the beginning of the year. As Climate Change has both threatened cities and called them onto the world stage as key players in setting [...]

17 06, 2020

Covid19 Lessons for Right-Sizing Cities

By |2020-06-17T15:31:07+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

One of the interesting responses and strategies for responding to covid19 has been to define the right-size for co-existing in the same space in cities. But while the rules may be useful (if not true) they are only partial. They are focusing on only one of four possible city “spaces”. Firstly, the most [...]

17 06, 2020

Space to Resolve Gaia’s Quadrivium of Traumas

By |2020-06-17T15:44:03+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Elisabet Sahtouris – who wrote the Foreword to Edition 2 of Book 1, Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the human hive – contends that humans have evolved the 3rd great leap for evolutionary complexity. The first happened with the emergence of nucleated cells, the second came with the emergence of multi-celled creatures, and [...]

17 06, 2020

Right-Sizing Cities: How Does Gaia Reflect on Size?

By |2020-06-17T15:36:08+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

One of the most impactful and fascinating insights about the relationship of humans to the Earth from which we have evolved, came from James Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis – that the Earth herself is a living system. Lovelock contends that humans are not mere banes on the Earth – but have [...]

17 06, 2020

What is the Right Size of our Cities?

By |2020-06-17T15:38:26+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Right-sizing cities is not just a matter of looking at the internal conditions for the quality of life of city inhabitants or their myriad organizations. Right-sizing cities is a matter of right-sizing our cities in relationship to the eco-region that they are situated in. Just as bees right-size their hives because of the [...]

17 06, 2020

What is the Right Size of the Human Hive?

By |2020-06-17T15:40:22+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

This is a question I am often asked when I speak about Integral City. I have given it a lot of thought over the years. My first impulse was to remember why the honey bee hive is about 50,000 bees (in the natural state – and up to 70,000 or so in domestic [...]

18 01, 2020

Our Evolutionary Journey to the Master Code of Care for a City of Peace

By |2020-02-09T17:24:56+00:00January 18th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Peace|0 Comments

Gaia in her wisdom has created us as a fractal of her patterns. Like her we have organs made from the substances of her creation: we are bone of her bone, flesh of her flesh, heart of her heart and mind of her mind. So, in contemplating a City of Peace we must [...]

19 11, 2019

Hope from the Heroine’s Journey

By |2019-11-19T06:32:04+00:00November 19th, 2019|Complex Challenges, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Spirituality|0 Comments

From the beginning of October to the middle of November, 2019, I travelled from Findhorn to Vancouver to Auroville India (with brief stops in Findhorn and Edinburgh on the way through) with visits to Chennai, Agra and Delhi before returning to home in Findhorn. I felt it was an epic journey – the [...]

13 09, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2019: Strike the City vs City on Strike

By |2019-09-17T09:14:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|C. Collective Intelligences, Complex Challenges, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter, Spirituality|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 Place. … we ground the cycle of Place Caring and Place Making with an evaluation process that is itself a fractal of the cycle. In order [...]

13 08, 2019

Gaia’s Reflective Organ: Marilyn’s Spiritual AQtivism Journey

By |2019-08-13T16:01:07+00:00August 13th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Navigating - IVSM, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This is an open letter to Alastair McIntosh who focalised the Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service workshop at Findhorn Foundation Aug 3-8, 2019. Dear Alastair I am sure that the impressions and impacts of your Spiritual Activism workshop will unfold over many weeks. But I wanted just to record some initial impressions before they are [...]