This is to announce a summer seminar by ICE directors Steve McIntosh and Jeff Salzman focusing on the integral philosophy that animates ICE’s perspective. For three and half days—August 18-21, 2016—we will gather at the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado for a deep dive into the integral (a.k.a. “evolutionary,” or “post-postmodern”) worldview. Here is a link to the seminar’s webpage:
About the Seminar
The Integral Incubator Seminar will ‘incubate’ the further development of your integral consciousness. In this intimate small group setting we will explore integral politics, integral spirituality, and integral practice.
Attending this seminar will help you:
Our 2016 Integral Incubator seminar will be an intellectual and experiential adventure into new ideas and practices. In the context of integral spirituality, we will work to deepen each participant’s sensitivity to the experience of spirit. And in the context of integral politics, we will work to evolve each participant’s relationship to America’s democracy and explore opportunities for participants to act as integral change agents in the realm of politics.
What you can expect:
What you cannot expect:
We expect the 2016 seminar to fill up quickly, so please register today at: www.integralincubator.org
“The Integral Seminar was a profound experience of integration: The head and the heart, the theoretical and the practical, the political and the spiritual. The bonds created helped me to clarify my own gifts while appreciating the beautiful gifts of others.”— Greg Thomas
Thank you for your possible interest in this seminar, and for your ongoing interest in the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution.
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From Developmental Politics: “The higher purposes which we recognize as *transcendent* have a kind of magnetic power that draws us forward. As Oxford philosopher Iris Murdoch wrote, ‘we are spiritual creatures, attracted by excellence and made for the Good.’”
Emerson’s insight, that “every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact,” reveals the connection between exterior physical energy and interior ‘value energy.’ In fact, ‘the good’ in itself can be most accurately conceived of as an upward current of perfecting energy.
Although every infant begins life with the same basic form of biological “human nature,” the extent to which their consciousness develops is largely determined by the culture in which they are raised. Human nature itself thus evolves through the evolution of human culture.
Managing the polarity of liberal and conservative values is not simply a matter of meeting in the middle or compromising. Working to both challenge and *support* our political opponents is a new approach to politics that is pragmatic and transformational at the same time.
On the new Growing Down Podcast, Jeremy Johnson, Ryan Nakade, Matt Hudkins, and I discuss the intersection of progressive politics and developmental politics. We focus on how progressive politics can benefit from an integral perspective. https://anchor.fm/growing-down/episodes/3--Developmental-Politics-ft--Steve-McIntosh-Interview-Series-ec5914/a-a1qcs3g