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Watercolor painting, before 1905
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Informationszeitalter ⇒ Konzeptuelles Zeitalter – Daniel Pink

Vier wesentliche historische Zeitalter – Daniel Pink
༺༻ZeitalterSchaffendeArt der
Dienstleistung
Schaffensort
Orientierung
1.AgrarzeitalterBauernNaturprodukte / NahrungsmittelNatur
Landwirtschaft
2.IndustriezeitalterFabrikarbeiterProdukte / WarenStädte – Ballungsgebiete
3.InformationszeitalterWissensarbeiterFakten-Ideen
Programmieren

Logisch-linear, zielorientiert
Linkshirn-dominante
Stolzkultur
4.Konzeptuelles ZeitalterSchöpferische, empathische
und einfühlsame Menschen
Systemik erfassen
Inspirierter Flow

Menschenfreundliches Dienen
Paradox-nichtlinear,
erfinderisch, herzzentriert
Rechtshirnige
Würdekultur

 

Die wirtschaftlichen Trends und das persönliche Glücksempfinden des bereits angebrochenen Strukturzeitalters beziehen und erhalten ihre schöpferische Kraft aus sechs sinngestaltenden Ausdrucksformen:

Design, Geschichte, Symphonie, Empathie, Spiel und Sinngebung.

 

  • In großen Teilen der ersten Welt [Hochzivilisation] findet eine noch nicht bekannt gewordene seismische Verschiebung statt. Von einer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, die auf den logischen, linearen, computerhaften Fähigkeiten des Informationszeitalters fußte, bewegen wir uns in eine Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, die sich auf erfinderische, empathische, ganzheitsperspektivische Fähigkeiten berufen wird, die anstelle der bisherigen im Konzeptuellen Zeitalter auftauchen werden.
    Die letzten Jahrzehnte gehörten einem Typ von Mensch, der eine bestimmte Art zu denken aufweist – den Computerprogrammierern, die Codes knacken, den Anwälten, die Verträge aushandeln, und den Betriebswirten, die gut mit Zahlen umgehen können.
    Die Schlüssel des Königreichs wechseln nun allerdings die Besitzer.
    Die Zukunft wird völlig anders gestrickten Menschen mit einer ganz anderen Art zu denken gehören – den Schöpferischen und Einfühlsamen, den Musterentdeckern und Sinnfindern. Diese Künstler, Erfinder, Designer, Geschichtenerzähler, Fürsorglichen, Trostspender und großperspektivischen Denker werden von nun ab die höchsten Belohnungen der Gesellschaft ernten und an ihren größten Freuden teilhaben.

 

Quelle:Daniel Pink danpink.com (*1964) US-amerikanischer Referent, Hauptredenschreiber des US-amerikanischen Vizepräsidenten Al Gore (1995-1997), visionärer Autor, Unsere kreative Zukunft. Warum und wie wir unser Rechtshirnpotenzial entwickeln müssen, Riemann Verlag, 15. September 2008
Original (engl.) Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind. Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, Riverhead/Penguin, 2005
Siehe auch:
Informationszeitalter ⇒ Konzeptuelles Zeitalter – Daniel Pink
Kulturell Kreative – Langzeit-Wertestudie (1986-1999) – Paul Ray und Reibungspunkte zwischen neuen und alten Wertegruppen
Vier Stadien der spirituellen Entwicklung – M. Scott Peck

Vier Phasen der Teamentwicklung – M. Scott Peck

Stufenweise Teamentwicklung
StufenTeam- und Gemeinschaftsbildungsphasen
1. StufePseudo-Team
2. StufeChaos-Phase
3. StufeLeere (Ernüchterung) – der Nullpunkt
4. StufeArbeitsfähiges Team
Urheber: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag M. Scott Peck (1936-2005)
US-amerikanischer Psychiater, Psychotherapeut, Schriftsteller
Referenz: ► Das Wir, die Gruppe. Die vier Phasen der Teamentwicklung
nach M. Scott Peck, präsentiert von Ingo-Heyn.de, undatiert

Stationen auf dem Weg zu einer echten Gemeinschaft – Mushin J. Schilling

Sieben Entwicklungsstufen einer echten Gemeinschaft
PhasenGemeinschaftsbildung
1. PhasePseudo- oder Klischeephase
2. PhaseVerwirrungsphase
3. PhaseLoslassphase
4. PhaseAuthentisches WIR oder Selbst – Inspiration
Hieros Gamos (Holarchie; kohärentes, lebendiges Feld)
5. PhaseKristallisationsphase
6. PhaseRückmeldungsphase des Universums / Kontexts
7. PhaseManifestations- oder Realisierungsphase
Quelle: ► Mushin J. Schilling, Pluralistische Spiritualität – Hieros Gamos, 2006
Referenz: ► Circle of the Heart – Angelehnt an Scott Pecks Teambildungsstufen

Zitate zum Thema Gemeinschaft / Community

Zitate allgemein

Wenn wir aber im Lichte wandeln, wie er im Lichte ist, so haben wir Gemeinschaft miteinander. 1. Johannes 1, 7 (NT)

 

Politische Rede / Bekenntnis

  • Ich sage Euch heute, meine Freunde, dass ich trotz der derzeitigen Schwierigkeiten und Enttäuschungen noch einen Traum habe. Es ist ein Traum, der tief im amerikanischen Traum verwurzelt ist. Ich habe einen Traum, dass diese Nation eines Tages aufstehen und der wahren Bedeutung ihrer Überzeugung gerecht werden wird: "Wir halten diese Wahrheiten für selbstverständlich: Dass alle Menschen gleich geschaffen sind." […] Ich habe einen Traum, dass meine vier Kinder eines Tages in einem Land leben werden, in dem sie nicht nach ihrer Hautfarbe beurteilt werden sondern nach ihrem Charakter. Ansprache während des Marsches auf Washington für Arbeitsplätze und Freiheit von Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US-amerikanischer Baptistenpastor, Aktivist, afro-amerikanischer Bürgerrechtler, Ich habe einen Traum, Washington, D.C., 28. August 1963

 

Appell

  • Wir müssen unsere Menschen dazu befähigen, mehr Verantwortung für ihr eigenes Leben zu übernehmen in einer Welt, die immer kleiner wird, wo es auf jeden ankommt. Wir brauchen einen neuen Gemeinschaftsgeist, ein Gefühl, dass wir alle in einem Boot sitzen, oder der amerikanische Traum wird allmählich verschwinden. Unser Schicksal ist mit dem Schicksal jedes anderen Amerikaners verbunden. Bill Clinton, 42. US-amerikanischer Präsident, Arkansas, 4. November 1992
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Transparente Kommunikation

  • Eine gewohnte Kommunikation erweitert sich um Quantensprünge, wenn wir lernen, die inneren Erfahrungsräume des Gegenübers wahrzunehmen. Wenn alle alles von allen sehen, wenn die Welten, in denen Menschen leben, für uns offensichtlich werden, wenn wir nichts mehr privatisieren und alles für alle transparent ist, entsteht eine neue Basis an Interaktion und Erkenntnis. Wir nennen dies transparente Kommunikation – sie ist die Grundlage eines neuen Wir.
    Der nächste Evolutionsschritt für die Menschheit als Kollektiv beinhaltet eine neue Dimension von Wir – ein Wir, das von einer geringeren interpersonellen Reibung geprägt ist und somit ein höheres Potenzial an Intelligenz verströmt. Thomas Hübl (*1971) österreichischer Medizinstudent, spiritueller Lehrer, PDF Transparente Kommunikation, präsentiert von Academy of Inner Science, S. 1 von 8, undatiert

 

  • Die wahre Gemeinde entsteht nicht dadurch, dass Leute Gefühle füreinander haben (wiewohl freilich auch nicht ohne das), sondern durch diese zwei Dinge:
    1. dass sie alle zu einer lebendigen Mitte in lebendig gegenseitiger Beziehung stehen und
    2. dass sie untereinander in lebendig gegenseitiger Beziehung stehen.
Das zweite entspringt aus dem ersten, ist aber noch nicht mit ihm allein gegeben. Lebendige gegenseitige Beziehung schließt Gefühle ein, aber sie stammt nicht von ihnen. Die Gemeinde baut sich aus der lebendig gegenseitigen Beziehung auf, aber der Baumeister ist die lebendige wirkende Mitte. Martin Buber (1878-1965) österreichisch-jüdischer Religionsforscher und -philosoph, Das dialogische Prinzip. Ich und Du. Zwiesprache. Die Frage an den Einzelnen. Elemente des Zwischenmenschlichen. Zur Geschichte des dialogischen Prinzips, Auszüge, Verlag Lambert Schneider, Heidelberg, 1923, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Heidelberg, 4. September 2001, 10. Auflage 2006

 


Pfau mit gespreizten Federn
  • Wir sind hier, weil es letztlich kein Entrinnen vor uns selbst gibt.
    Solange der Mensch sich nicht selbst in den Augen und Herzen seiner Mitmenschen begegnet, ist er auf der Flucht.
    Solange er nicht zulässt, dass seine Mitmenschen an seinem Innersten teilhaben, gibt es für ihn keine Geborgenheit.
    Solange er sich fürchtet, durchschaut zu werden, kann er weder sich selbst noch andere erkennen – er wird allein sein.
    Wo können wir einen solchen Spiegel finden, wenn nicht in unserem Nächsten?
    Hier in der Gemeinschaft kann ein Mensch erst richtig klar über sich selbst werden und sich nicht mehr als den Riesen seiner Träume oder den Zwerg seiner Ängste sehen, sondern als Mensch, der – Teil eines Ganzen – zu ihrem Wohlsein Beitrag leistet. In solchen Böden können wir Wurzeln schlagen und wachsen; nicht mehr allein – wie im Tod – sondern lebendig als Mensch unter Menschen. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) deutsche Äbtissin des Benediktiner-Ordens, Gelehrte, Heilkundige, Mystikerin, Schriftstellerin, Komponistin; Richard Beauvais, Klinik Bad Herrenalb, 1964

General quotes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3, 28 New International Version (NT)

 

All the believers were together and had everything in common. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2, 44 (NT)

 

Recommendations

  • Be with those who help your being. Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths. Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi [LoC 550] (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, source unknown

 

  • If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior […] you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured. Malcolm Gladwell, CM (*1963) Canadian historian, sociologist, civil engineering professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, business consultant, speaker, journalist, staff writer with magazine The New Yorker (*1996), author, The Tipping Point. How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Back Bay Books, 7. January 2000

 

Conclusions

  • We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free. Starhawk (*1951) US American psychologist, feminist, ecopolitical activist, author, Dreaming the Dark. Magic, Sex, and Politics, chapter 6 Building Community: Processes for Groups, S. 92, Beacon Press, Boston, 1982, 1988, 30. April 1997

 

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Summer 2010:

Two worldwide demographic statistics imbue the growing impact of elderhood.

  • We are living in a mass culture that rejects the subtleties of the soul. That causes us to feel more and more isolated.
    1. The number of people alive now [fall 2010] is equal to the number of people who were ever alive before.
    2. And 50% of the world's population are over age 50.
The hidden unity behind life is trying to create a group of elders, a group of people that would be wise enough to bring back the notion of living with meaning and living for the individual value of life. That is what creates community and that's what could restore culture and even assist nature. It's a personal struggle to be an individual, but the benefit of doing it serves other people as well. Video presentation by Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Michael Meade reads from "Fate and Destiny", sponsored by Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, filmed by Never Not Here TV, Seattle, 2010, Youtube film, minute 1:17:43, 1:29:31 duration, posted 23. December 2010
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Inherent irresponsibility of the tribal mindset

  • The tribe has no "I" [i.e. doesn't take response-ability]. […] As long as there is no "I" in the tribe, the tribe can't apologize for what the tribe did. Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, source unknown

 

Tribalism

  • You've got to give up reasoning from your five senses. What has to fail you is [...] this tribal form of human experience. Human justice, human reasoning has to fail you. This requires a Judas experience, some form of betrayal of this system.
    You need to have a betrayal experience, because in order to let go of the tribal mind and individuate, what needs to betray you is this form of tribal consciousness. It's not about any one person betraying you. The people in your life chose their roles and their relationship to you before you were all born. One signed up to be a betrayer. Another to be a lover. Another to be a friend. They're all only the players who have agreed to play a certain role in your life. What I'm talking about is the theme of the play; the theme being that in order to let go of the tribal mind, you must have a betrayal experience.
    What you need to understand is that this is not just a betrayal experience by one person. It is the betrayal of a whole system of consciousness that you are no longer allowed to have faith in. You have to have a major event that triggers that.
    Everyone of us is plugged into the tribal mind. Don't think that just because you may now be in the process of leaving it, you're not part of it. We all subject others to tribal laws. And we get miffed if anyone tries to alter the pace at which we and our group are doing things. Interview with Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Pioneering The Anatomy Of The Spirit, presented by Randy Peyser, past 2000

 

  • You've got to give up reasoning from your five senses. What has to fail you is [...] this tribal form of human experience. Human justice, human reasoning has to fail you. This requires a Judas experience, some form of betrayal of this system.
    You need to have a betrayal experience, because in order to let go of the tribal mind and individuate, what needs to betray you is this form of tribal consciousness. It's not about any one person betraying you. The people in your life chose their roles and their relationship to you before you were all born. One signed up to be a betrayer. Another to be a lover. Another to be a friend. They're all only the players who have agreed to play a certain role in your life. What I'm talking about is the theme of the play; the theme being that in order to let go of the tribal mind, you must have a betrayal experience.
    What you need to understand is that this is not just a betrayal experience by one person. It is the betrayal of a whole system of consciousness that you are no longer allowed to have faith in. You have to have a major event that triggers that.
    Everyone of us is plugged into the tribal mind. Don't think that just because you may now be in the process of leaving it, you're not part of it. We all subject others to tribal laws. And we get miffed if anyone tries to alter the pace at which we and our group are doing things. Interview with Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Pioneering The Anatomy Of The Spirit, presented by Randy Peyser, past 2000

 

  • It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth. Thich Nhat Hanh (*1926) Vietnamese France based Buddhist monk, peace activist, teacher, poet, author, source unknown

 

  • A group experience takes place on a lower level of consciousness than the experience of an individual. This is due to the fact that, when many people gather together to share one common emotion, the total psyche emerging from the group is below the level of the individual psyche. If it is a very large group, the collective psyche will be more like the psyche of an animal, which is the reason why the ethical attitude of large organizations is always doubtful. The psychology of a large crowd inevitably sinks to the level of mob psychology. If, therefore, I have a so-called collective experience as a member of a group, it takes place on a lower level of consciousness than if I had the experience by myself alone. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype, 1938, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1). The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious, 1935, Princeton University Press, 1. February 1977, 2nd revised edition 1. August 1981

 

 

 

  • Communities tend to be guided less than individuals by conscience and a sense of responsibility. How much misery does this fact cause mankind! It is the source of wars and every kind of oppression, which fill the earth with pain, sighs and bitterness. Albert Einstein, Ph.D. (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel laureate in physics, 1921, Ideas And Opinions, Random House, 1954, S. 68, Broadway Books, reprint edition 6. June 1995

 

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Creating culture

  • [T]here’s such a multitude of worldviews current today. One has to seek beyond them for a pattern that connects. This is what I find in culture. […] Culture is the immanent core of a peoples’ yearning. It’s where communal meaning is created. It’s the great living archive of shared wisdom. It becomes the mirror of the life of a people. It gives them their purpose, gives them their spice, their vinegar, their enactment of possibilities. But the point is that each gesture is stored in repeated patterns, and subtle variation, and this forms the living tissue for their shared experience. So culture becomes a communally designed structure of communication, and a people’s unique aesthetic of learning and sharing. It is awake and alive at the very place that shared feelings and thoughts are expressed and made visible. And it is the great living mirror of peoples’ journeys with shared meanings. It becomes the treasured map whose secret contours then live in the collective imagination. Audio interview with Jean Houston, Ph.D. (*1937) US American psychologist, philosopher, cultural anthropologist, scholar, pioneer of the Human Potential movement, visionary lecturer, author, online The Enlightenment Conference, sponsored by Brett Thomas, US American integralist, aired 14. August 2012

 

  • To say that ritual is needed in the industrialized world is an understatement. We have seen in my own people that it is probably impossible to live a sane life without it. Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé (*1956) West African Burkina Faso born, American based psychologist, medicine man, author, Ritual. Power, Healing, and Community, Penguin Books, 1st edition 1. December 1997

 

  • Indiviual means undivided. That's the meaning of the word. When a person gets to a place of fulfillment [influence, leadership] they are supposed to be undivided. And the undivided person will act in the interest of the community unity rather than the interest of dividing into factions. So one way to critique the people on top if they have the opportunity to use power and they are not using it to create unity and benefit for other then they are not truly an individual. They are still divided and they are acting out that inner division. Audio radio interview with Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, The Pathless Path MP3, presented by US American web radio station KBOO, Portland, program Radiozine, host Ralph Coulson Radiozine, minute 14:39, 29:24 minutes duration, aired 13. May 2013

 

  • People can relate to each other in such a way that it calls down something, and I've experienced that. When two or three people seriously listen to each other, speak and exchange with each other, something appears: "Where two or three come together in my name," is, I think, a fact. It's in the possible existence of such community that I think the hope of the world lies. I don't think the world can make it without developed human beings, and a community supporting inner development. Interview with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. jacobneedleman.com (*1934) US American professor of philosophy and religion, UCSF, author of Two Dreams of America, How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?, presented by  Religion Dispatches, Lisa Webster, S. 2, 28. January 2010

 

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Confession of brokenness

  • Community requires the confession of brokenness. But how remarkable it is that in our culture brokenness must be "confessed." We think of confession as an act that should be carried out in secret, in the darkness of the confessional, with the guarantee of professional priestly or psychiatric confidentiality. Yet the reality is that every human being is broken and vulnerable. How strange that we should ordinarily feel compelled to hide our wounds when we are all wounded! Community requires the ability to expose our wounds and weaknesses to our fellow creatures. It also requires the ability to be affected by the wounds of others. But even more important is the love that arises among us when we share, both ways, our woundedness. With remorse, confession becomes a joy. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, The Different Drum. Community Making and Peace, Simon & Schuster, June 1987

 

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Community glue

Insigths based on Kurtzman's interviews with more than 50 leaders

  • What is common purpose? It is that rare, almost-palpable experience that happens when a leader coalesces a group, team or community into a creative, dynamic, brave and nearly invincible we. It happens the moment the organization's values, tools, objectives and hopes are internalized in a way that enables people to work tirelessly toward a goal. Common purpose is based on a simple idea: the leader is not seperate from the group he or she leads. Rather, the leader is the organization's glue – the force that binds it together, sets its direction, and makes certain that the group functions as one, and makes certain that the group functions as one. Common purpose is rarely achieved, but I have seen it when a leader is able to bring about results that are outsized, measurable, and inspiring. Joel Kurtzman, US American senior fellow of the non-profit, non-partisan think tank Milken Institute, executive director of SAVE Project, member of the editorial board of MIT Sloan Management Review, former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, author, Common Purpose. How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary, Introduction, S. xii, Jossey-Bass, 1st edition 1. March 2010

 

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Empathy is the massage, honesty the "crack"

  • What are the most effective ways to grow spiritual qualities like kindness, generosity, patience, forgiveness, honesty, empathy, compassion, courage, and love and create loving, conscious communities with great communication skills, values of transparency and respect for autonomy? Absolutely essential to this growth is the courage and love it takes to give clear, constructive, clean, love based, self referenced, and, sometimes hard honesty. Rollo May, the great psychologist, wrote that all healing begins with empathy. Empathy, coupled with honesty, connection and trust, produces dramatic growth and shifts in consciousness. Empathy is like the massage, but honesty is the "crack" – the chiropractic adjustment. Within my heart is a great hunger for conscious community, the urge to merge, and a longing for growth and honest self awareness. Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT, US American licensed therapist, trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, consultant, lecturer, author, It takes a village to raise a consciousness!, 24. September 2012

 

  • When you are doing things together, you are inside the collective mind, and share psychic knowledge with each other. That is how you become one. Sri Dharma Mittra, Brazilian Yoga teacher, student of Sri Swami Kailashananda, source unknown

 

  • A good group does not take itself to be unique, immortal, and significant […] but instead plugs into an outside that confronts the group with its own possibilities of non-sense, death, and dispersal precisely as a result of its opening up to other groups. Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) French philosopher, author, Desert Islands and Other Texts 1953-1974, chapter "Three Group-Related Problems", S. 194, Semiotext(e), 2004

 

  • The individual and the collective both have a reality and they're feeding into each other all the time. An individual's "reach" is determined by the collective, and the collective is nothing more the sum of individuals. Christopher M. Bache, US American professor of religious studies, Youngstown State University, director of Transformative Learning, Institute of Noetic Sciences (2000-2002), cited in: Arjuna Ardagh, British American spiritual teacher, The Translucent Revolution, New World Lib, 15. June 2005

 

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Climates and attractor fields and daring ones

  • Men on frontiers, whether of time or space, abandon their previous identities. Neighbourhood gives identity. Frontiers snatch it away. Herbert 'Marshall' McLuhan (1911-1980) Canadian educator, philosopher, scholar, communication theorist, professor of English literature, literary critic, rhetorician

 

  • The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true. Galadriel to Frodo, cited in: J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) English professor of philology, poet, writer, The Lord of the Rings, S. ?, 1937-1949

 

  • We need to empower our people so they can take more responsibility for their own lives in a world that is ever smaller, where everyone counts. We need a new spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together, or the American Dream will continue to wither. Our destiny is bound up with the destiny of every other American. Bill Clinton, 42nd US American president, cited in: Great Quotes.com, Arkansas, 4. November 1992

 

  • Our greatest responsibility is to embrace a new spirit of community for a new century. For any one of us to succeed, we must succeed as one America.
    The challenge of our past remains the challenge of our future – we will we be one nation, one people, with one common destiny, or not? Will we all come together, or come apart? Bill Clinton, 42nd US American president, 2nd Inaugural Address, 20. January 1997

 

  • The public [...] demands certainties. [...] But there are no certainties. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) US American critic of American life and culture, satirist, journalist, magazine editor, essayist, author

 


 

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Dark side of corporations

See also: The Corporation, Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, 2003

  • The corporation remains as it was at the time of its origins, as a mad business institution in the middle of the nineteenth century, and legally designated "person" designed to valorize self-interest and invalidate moral concern. Most people would find its "personality" abnormal, even psychopathic, in a human being, yet curiously we accept it in society’s most powerful institutions. Joel Bakan (*1959) Canadian professor of law, University of British Columbia, filmmaker, writer, The Corporation. The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, Free Press, February 2004

 

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Psychopathic "gods" cloning 'in their image'

  • A century and a half after its birth, the modern business corporation, and artificial person made in the image of a human psychopath, now is seeking to remake real people in its image. Joel Bakan (*1959) Canadian professor of law, University of British Columbia, filmmaker, writer, The Corporation. The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, Free Press, February 2004

Quotes by David R. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

 

  • When you are around a spiritual group like this [referring to the chart of spiritual groups on screen], you remember spiritual patterns and sayings and chants, and things, they just come to mind, so you tend to do it more automatically. On your own, you would think about it, you know, say the Lord's Prayer when you go to sleep at night, maybe say grace at dinner, but that's it for the secular day. In a spiritual group [...] you don't realize it because you don't see the interaction spatially, because they are all over the country. But a group like this has an interative almost telapthic oneness. [...] So this group is continuous, all the time, in everything. So as you are walking along and feel a little discouraged and then you suddenly get, now, i can turn this over to God, you think this came from your mind. It came from the group field. See, once you ascribe to the field, now you have the energy of the field. This is what they mean in AA, just bring the body, the rest you get by osmosis; because by comittment you become one with the field; now the field serves YOU.
    You think your individual self is remembering to give thanks. Actually, it's the powerful uplifiting of the field, and that's why each of us as we evolve spiritually lifts all of mankind, because they are all part of a field. So it's the field effect. So to be the member of a group does have a powerful, supportive effect, by commitment you don't have to physicially be there, but by mental assent, by inner assent, you have grabbed onto the energy field as well as the karma of the field. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Spiritual Truth vs. Spiritual Fantasy, 3 DVD set, 17. June 2006

 

Englische Texte – English section on Community

Four stages of community building – M. Scott Peck

US psychiatrist M. Scott Peck started the Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE) to promote the formation of communities, which, he argues, are laying the foundation towards uniting humanity and saving it from self destruction.
He says that community has three essential ingredients:

  1. Inclusivity
  2. Commitment
  3. Consensus

 

Stages of community building
According to M. Scott Peck Community building goes through the four stages:
1. Pseudocommunity ⇒ 2. Chaos ⇒ 3. Emptiness ⇒ 4. True community.
༺༻Community stageLegend
1.PseudocommunityMembers pretend to have a bon homie with one another, and cover up their differences, by acting as if the differences do not exist. Pseudocommunity can never directly lead to community. The person guiding the community building process has the job to shorten this period as much as possible.
2.ChaosWhen pseudocommunity fails to work, the members start falling upon each other, giving vent to their mutual disagreements and differences. This is a period of chaos. It is a time when the people in the community realize that differences cannot simply be ignored. Chaos looks counterproductive AND it is the first genuine step towards community building.
3.Emptiness
Purification

Shadow work
People learn to empty themselves of those ego related factors that are preventing their entry into community. Emptiness is a tough step because it involves the death of a part of the individual. It paves the way for the birth of a new creature, the Community.
4.True communityHaving worked through emptiness, the people in community are in empathy with one another and tacit understanding. People are able to relate to each other's feelings. Discussions, even when heated, never get sour, and motives are not questioned.
See also:
From conception to birth – Stanislav Grof
Four stages of marriage – Jed Diamond

 

Community formation juxtaposed to the five stages of team development
The four stages of community formation are somewhat corresponding to a
model in organization theory depicting five stages of team development,
namely: 1. Forming ⇒ 2. Storming ⇒ 3. Norming ⇒ 4. Performing ⇒ 5. Transforming.
༺༻Formation stageLegendRemark
1.FormingTeam members have some initial discomfort with each other but nothing comes out in the open. They are insecure about their role and position with respect to the team.This corresponds to the initial stage of pseudo-community.
2.StormingTeam members start arguing heatedly and differences and insecurities come out in the open.This corresponds to the second stage given by Scott Peck, namely chaos.
3.NormingTeam members lay out rules and guidelines for interaction that help define the roles and responsibilities of each person.This corresponds to emptiness, where the community members think within and empty themselves of their obsessions to be able to accept and listen to others.
4.PerformingTeam members finally start working as a cohesive whole, and effectively achieve the tasks set of themselves. In this stage individuals are aided by the group as a whole where necessary, in order to move further collectively than they could achieve as a group of separated individuals. 
5.TransformingCelebration is at hand. When individuals leave there is a genuine feeling of grief, and a desire to meet again. Traditionally this stage was often called "Mourning". This stage corresponds to the stage of true community.

 

It is in this third stage that Peck's community-building methods differ in principle from team development. While teams in business organizations need to develop explicit rules, guidelines and protocols during the norming stage,
the emptiness stage of community building is characterized, not by laying down the rules explicitly,
but by shedding the resistance within the minds of the individuals.

Features of true community

Characteristics of a genuine community
M. Scott Peck describes the characteristics of a true community as follows:
Inclusivity, commitment and consensusMembers accept and embrace each other, celebrating their individuality and transcending
their differences. They commit themselves to the effort and the people involved.
They make decisions and reconcile their differences through consensus.
RealismMembers bring together multiple perspectives to better understand
the whole context of the situation.
Decisions are more well-rounded and humble, rather than one-sided and arrogant.
ContemplationMembers examine themselves.
They are individually and collectively self-aware of the world outside themselves, the world inside themselves, and the relationship between the two.
A safe placeMembers allow others to share their vulnerability, heal themselves,
and express who they truly are.
A laboratory for personal disarmamentMembers experientially discover the rules for peacemaking and embrace its virtues.
They feel and express compassion and respect for each other as fellow human beings.
A group that can fight gracefullyMembers resolve conflicts with wisdom and grace. They listen and understand, respect each others' gifts, accept each others' limitations, celebrate their differences, bind each others’ wounds, and commit to a struggle together rather than against each other.
A group of all leadersMembers harness the "flow of leadership"
to make decisions and set a course of action.
It is the spirit of community itself that leads and not any single individual.
A spiritThe true spirit of community is the spirit of peace, love, wisdom and power.
Members may view the source of this spirit as an outgrowth of the collective self
or as the manifestation of a Higher Will.

 

References featuring M. Scott Peck (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author
Book: The Different Drum. Community Making and Peace, pages 187-203, Simon & Schuster, June 1987, Touchstone, 2nd edition 2. January 1998
Article: The Stages of Spiritual Growth, excerpted from the book "The Different Drum", abridged version compiled by Richard Schwartz, undated
Video presentation by Dan Littauer, M. Scott Peck's Stage Theory, Vimeo video, 5:57 minutes duration, posted 6. January 2009
Video presentation M. Scott Peck – The Four Stages of Community-Making, YouTube film, 36:34 minutes duration, posted 29. January 2013
See also:
Democratic group decision-making in herd animals
Funneling the complexity of modernity in view of the Internet – Peter Kruse

Cultivating wholeness and community in a fragmented world – Bill Plotkin

Eight organic cycles of eco-soulcentric human development – Bill Plotkin
༺༻PhaseArchetypeExpression – LocationImpression
1. StageEarly childhoodInnocentIn the NestLuminous presence
2. StageMiddle childhoodExplorerIn the GardenWonder
3. StageEarly adolescenceThespianAt the OasisFire
4. StageLate adolescenceWandererIn the CocoonMystery and darkness
5. StageEarly adulthoodApprenticeAt the WellspringVisionary action and inspiration
6. StageLate adulthoodArtisanIn the Wild OrchardSeeds of cultural renaissance
7. StageEarly elderhoodMasterIn the Grove of EldersWholeness
8. StageLate elderhoodSageIn the Mountain CaveGrace

 

The evolution of our species does not force species to mature psychospiritually, and individual maturation, in general, does not cause our species to evolve. But, in our time, if we do not mature as individuals (and consequently as societies), the entire arc of human evolution might soon come to an end. We are in danger of extinction – along with the extinction we have already wrought upon thousands of other species. The continuation of our human arc depends on which circle – egocentric or soul centric – we embrace.
Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., US American depth psychologist, wilderness rites guide, ecotherapist, author, Nature and the Human Soul. Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World, New World Library, 28. December 2007

 

Sources:
Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., US American depth psychologist, wilderness rites guide, ecotherapist, author, Nature and the Human Soul. Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World, New World Library, 28. December 2007
► Kirk Akahoshi, The Origins of the Quarterlife Crisis, presented by Quarterlives.com, 31. December 2009
See also: ► Evolutionary models of integral thought leaders – Maturing the ego

Iroquois women and grandmother council

Women as generational conduits of culture

Iroquois women nominated men to positions of power and could remove them if they abused this power. Women could veto decisions to go to war and most First Nations societies were matrilineal; women owned all property except the personal affects of the men. Women were the generational conduits of culture. Annette Jahnel (*1962) South African photographer, artist, world traveller touring with project "Searching for Galileo", public speaker, author, Searching for Galileo, AJ Publishers (BoD), 20. January 2017

 

The Influence of the Iroquois Confederation on the American Constitution

The Iroquois constitution provided for representative democracy. Voting rights were given to women, and only the women voted for the male representatives (called sachems, meaning senators or chiefs) who then voted in council. The woman were thought to be wise and would not easily vote to go to war when they knew that some of their husbands and sons would be killed. Also, the clan mother held the right of recall when the male senator or chief from her clan did not adequately fulfill his leadership position. Local self-government was provided through local tribal and regional legislatures. This, combined with the Native emphasis on personal liberty, fired the imaginations of those colonists who later were to become the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Article Legend of the Great Peace of the Iroquois Confederation, presented by TSG Foundation, Robert Constas, undated

 

Savagery to "Civilization"
We, the women of the Iroquois
Own the Land, the Lodge, the Children
Ours is the right to adoption, life or death;
Ours is the right to raise up and depose chiefs;
Ours is the right to representation in all councils;
Ours is the right to make and abrogate treaties;
Ours is the supervision over domestic and foreign policies;
Ours is the trusteeship of tribal property;
Our lives are valued again as high as man's.
Signed: THE INDIAN WOMEN: We whom you pity as drudges reached centuries ago the goal that you are now nearing, addressing the protagonists of the 1st wave feminism in America: Susan B. Anthony, Anne Howard Shaw and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who lead a parade of women, presented by Puck's Monthly Magazine and Almanac, 16. May 1914,
cited in: The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth, presented by ratical.org, undated


 

Grandmother councils provide unanimous government decisions.

Women [daughters of the moons] are powerful […] because of the moons. The evidence is a direct track between the menstrua and right-brain function. […]
The Goddess has three faces, three stages: Maiden ☯ Matron and ☯ Crone. And the dividing lines are all about the menstrua. Maiden to puberty, matron to the end of menstruation, crone afterwards.
The holiest women are the crones. Having a croning ceremony is very important to the safety of this world. A ceremony in which women are introduced to the power that has matured in them through a lifetime and asked to join together to make decisions for the nation.
Get rid of all these men arguing, and majority rules, and tyranny of majority. Forget that. The only way true government can make a decision is unanimously. And unaniminity is the function of right brain joining at which postmenstrual women are particularly adept.
The other thing about postpostmenstrual women is that they become androhermaphrogenous in which they balance the male and female functions in themselves, almost automatically. When the ladies get past the menstruation time it gets to be normative. And it is in that androhermaphrogenous state of right-brain activity that the truth of a good government forever rests. Governments are there to make decisions that effect the world. I believe that only a grandmother council should be trusted with that, only a grandmother council.
Audio presentation by Father Charles L. Moore (1927-2007) US American Roman Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher, scholar, historian, district attorney, spiritual teacher, modern mystic, MP3, part 2 of 2, March 2003, presented by US American web radio station KKUP, program Vibrational Voyage, host Anthony J. McGettigan, ~50 minutes duration, posted March 1st, 2011

 

Women's role in future changes

One of the things that the Grandmothers feel is vital for things to change is to re-balance the relationship between the sexes. Being the givers of life and far more connected with the seasons, the Grandmothers see that women are getting into important roles and are going through changes. The Grandmothers suggest that men should take on the roles of women so that this will free women to help the change needed in the world. [...]
The work of the Grandmothers is said to have inspired the creation of "little circles of Grandmothers around the world".
Cited from Wikipedia.en

 

The Iroquois grandmother council consists of thirteen women. They are called the daughters of the moon.
13 moons constitute one year cycle. There is a link to the thirteen fairy god mothers
who were part of the name giving ceremony of Sleeping Beauty.

Note: In 2004 the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from seven nations and
the four corners of the world was established. The first council based on allegiance, ancestral prayer,
peacemaking and healing
was held in Phoenicia, New York, United States in the week 11-17 October 2004.


When the Grandmothers from the four directions speak, a new time is coming.
Carol Schaefer, Grandmothers Council the World. Wise women elders offer their vision for our planet, S.1-4, Trumpeter Books, 14. November 2006

 

Reference: ► Video statement by Father Charles L. Moore (1927-2007) US American Roman Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher,
scholar, historian, district attorney, spiritual teacher, modern mystic, Grandmother Councils, Womens Circles, Hiawatha, a New form of Government, YouTube film, 3:43 minutes duration, posted 24. April 2013
Legendary Native American leaders Hiawatha and Great Peacemaker [Deganaweda] taught the human race was one great family.

 

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Ongoing research in the Lucy to Language project
The Mormons, the Hutterites, and the Amish do not allow community size to grow bigger than 150 members. That way the establishment of a police force can be skirted as peer pressure is sufficient to guard the social stability. Minute 15:00

Layers of community comprise: 5, 15, 50, 150, 500, 1,500, 5,300 people.
The more people there are in a community the more relationships are of a lower quality.

Plato said 350 BC: "The ideal size of democracy is 5,300 [people]."
  • Video presentation by Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. (*1970) US American professor of social cognitive neuroscience (SCN), lab director of department of psychology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, UCLA, The social brain and its superpowers, sponsored by TED Talks, TEDxStLouis, St. Louis, Missouri, 19. September 2013, 17:58 minutes duration, posted 7. October  2013

Experiencing social pain and pleasure has as much impact as physical pain and pleasure.

 

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