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Reflections on the Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible Residency

Over the past month, the Bergerac Hub has been host to our fifth Sympoiesis residency: Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible. The residency was facilitated by Rupert Read, academic and former spokesperson of Extinction Rebellion and the UK Green Party. Rupert led us in fascinating and challenging conversations on spirituality, religion, communicating on climate change, the moderate flank, […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Psychotherapy

This post is the sixth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary “Psychotherapy is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Governance

This post is the fifth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary For many communities around the world, faith in their government and governing processes is absent. In the face of this, and in pursuit […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Economics

This post is the fourth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary Doughnut Economics The “Doughnut” is a visual framework for sustainable development which combines the concept of planetary boundaries with the concept of social […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Permaculture

This post is the third in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary At its root, permaculture means taking natural ecosystems as the model for our own human habitats. “Natural ecosystems are, almost by definition, sustainable, […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Zen

This post is the second in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism which originated in China (where it was known as Ch’an) and then spread to Japan and […]

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Mapping Metamodern: What is Metamodernism?

Life Itself is currently undertaking the exciting project of mapping the emerging “metamodern” ecosystem. This ecosystem is centered on a radical, alternative approach to social change – one that is simultaneously paradigmatic, integrated and engaged. To learn more about the project, visit our website here. This post is the first in a series of essays […]

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Mapping an Emerging Ecosystem: Partnership With The Institute for Integral Studies

We are excited to announce the third partner in our project to map an emerging ecosystem of organizations and initiatives with radical, alternative approaches to social change: the Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS). IFIS, Life Itself, and Emerge are working together to cultivate awareness and understanding of this emerging ecosystem, both within the ecosystem and […]

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Cultivating an Emerging Paradigm

By Tomas Björkman and Rufus Pollock. Tomas Björkman is a social entrepreneur, philosopher and co-initiator of Emerge. Rufus Pollock is co-founder of Life Itself. This piece was cross-posted in Emerge, 27.1.2022. Introduction This piece is a result of a collaborative dialogue between Tomas Björkman (Ekskäret Foundation) and Rufus Pollock (Life Itself). We’d like to thank […]

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Mapping For Emergence: Announcing a Collaboration to Chart the Emerging Metamodern Ecosystem

Life Itself and Emerge will join forces to map the emergent metamodern ecosystem. Here we explain our preliminary outline of the ecosystem and why we thinking mapping matters and how it can help. This article is cross-posted from a recent piece on the Emerge website, cowritten by Life Itself’s Theo Cox and Rufus Pollock and […]