Illusion Of Separation

Author: Giles Hutchins
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782501436
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Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each other, and from nature.In reality, in nature, everything is connected in a fluid, dynamic way. 'Separateness' is an illusion we have created -- and is fast becoming a dangerous delusion infecting how we relate to business, politi, and other key areas of our daily reality.Giles Hutchins argues that the source of our current social, economic and environmental issues springs from the misguided way we see and construct our world. With its roots in ancient wisdom, this insightful book sets out an accesssible, easy to follow exploration of the causes of our current crises, offering ways to rectify these issues at source and then pointing to a way ahead.

The Illusion Of Separation

Author: Giles Hutchins
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ISBN: 9781782501275
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A philosophical exploration of our current world crises

The Origin Of Life Patterns

Author: Alan Rayner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319546066
Size: 45.68 MB
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Understanding the relationship between human cultural psychology and the evolutionary ecology of living systems is currently limited by abstract perceptions of space and boundaries as sources of definitive discontinuity. This Brief explores the new understandings possible when space and boundaries are perceived instead as sources of receptive continuity and dynamic distinction between local identities and phenomena. It aims to identify the recurrent patterns in which life is expressed over diverse scales in natural ecosystems and to explore how a new awareness of their evolutionary origin in the natural inclusion of space in flux can be related to human cultural psychology. It explains why these patterns cannot adequately be represented or understood in terms of conventional logic and language that definitively isolates the material content from the spatial context of natural systems. Correspondingly, the Brief discusses how the perception of natural space as an infinite, intangible, receptive presence, and of natural informational boundaries as continuous energetic flux, revolutionizes our understanding of evolutionary processes. The mutual natural inclusion of receptive space and informative flux in all distinguishable local phenomena enables evolutionary diversification to be understood as a fluid dynamic exploration of renewing possibility, not an eliminative ‘survival of the fittest’. Self-identity is recognized to be a dynamic inclusion of natural neighborhood, not a definitive exception from neighborhood. The Origins of Life Patterns will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, mathematicians, and physicists.

Inspiring Leadership

Author: Kerrie Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472932080
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With 13 contributors, and edited by Dr. Kerrie Fleming and Roger Delves, Inspiring Leadership showcases the best of leadership development practice and the most effective leadership styles that have evolved in recent years or are currently gaining attention. Enhanced by a perspective and vision of the types of leaders and leadership skills that will be needed to meet future global demand, the book has three distinctive characteristics: · it will help leaders to translate the latest thinking and offers a simple way of applying this to their current role; · it offers leaders a means by which to develop themselves and their teams, while assessing how their organization may need to evolve in the changing business environment around them; and · it offers a diverse view of leadership perspectives, from which readers can choose in order to enhance their own leadership style and practice. By mapping out the context of the past, present and future of leadership, including a focus on values, Inspiring Leadership looks at developing authenticity and using emotional intelligence to better cultivate a high level of self-awareness in every leader. The book offers invaluable insights on how best to 'practise' leadership, using the techniques and leadership perspectives that are most commonly used in business school interventions around the world.

Designing Regenerative Cultures

Author: Daniel Wahl
Publisher: Triarchy Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1909470783
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Daniel Wahl explores ways of relating to the many converging crises and opportunities faced by humanity at a local, regional and global scale. He invites us to step back from our tendency to want quick-fix solutions. Will they - rather than systemic transformation - offer the culture change needed? Through the lenses of transformative innovation, whole systems thinking, ecological design, and transformative resilience, the book explores pathways towards a regenerative culture.

The Ascent Of Humanity

Author: Charles Eisenstein
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945350
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"An exploration of the history and future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to a common source: the ideology of the discrete and separate self"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600359830
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Μια τετραμελής ομάδα –μια ψυχολόγος, μια βιολόγος, μια ανθρωπολόγος και μια χωρομέτρης– στέλνεται να εξερευνήσει την αποκλεισμένη, μυστηριώδη Περιοχή Χ (είναι η δωδέκατη αποστολή που αναλαμβάνει τούτη την εξερεύνηση). Εκεί, μες στην παρθένα ερημιά, όπου δεν απομένουν παρά μόνο τα χαλάσματα ενός εγκαταλειμμένου χωριού, τα τέσσερα μέλη βρίσκουν έναν μυστηριώδη πύργο βυθισμένο στη γη, που στους τοίχους του ξετυλίγεται μια παράξενη γραφή φτιαγμένη από μύκητες, και στην άλλη άκρη της Περιοχής Χ ένα φάρο με ίχνη, μέσα, ενός τρομερού μακελειού. Πατώντας στέρεα στη λογοτεχνία του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ και του Τζ. Γκ. Μπάλαρντ, μα και στο Σολάρις, ίσως, του Στάνισλαβ Λεμ, και στην αίσθηση που δίνει μια ταινία όπως το Στάλκερ του Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι, ο Τζεφ Βάντερμιερ στον Αφανισμό (βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Nebula το 2014), το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα της Τριλογίας της Νότιας Ζώνης, πλάθει μια εφιαλτική και συνάμα μαγευτική μα εντελώς μοναδική ιστορία επιστημονικής φαντασίας, ένα από εκείνα τα σπάνια βιβλία που εντέλει, και παρά τις όποιες ομοιότητες και αναφορές, στέκουν μόνα τους, δίχως στην πραγματικότητα να έχουν όμοιό τους.

I Wish I Were Thin I Wish I Were Fat

Author: Michelle Joy Levine
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780684857381
Size: 55.76 MB
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JUMP OFF THE WEIGHT GAIN/WEIGHT LOSS TREADMILL AND DISCOVER THE REAL REASON MOST DIETS FAIL! With so many diet programs available, most overweight people try one after another, with varying degrees of temporary success, but never succeed in reaching the permanent weight loss they so desperately want. In the bestselling I Wish I Were Thin, I Wish I Were Fat, Michelle Joy Levine, a psychotherapist for over twenty years, uncovers the real reason why most dieters fail: an unconscious yet powerful fear of being thin or a desire to be fat! As incredible as this may sound, the poignant and revealing case histories presented in this book demonstrate how childhood experiences affect our eating habits, and the helpful exercises included will teach you how to stop sabotaging your goal of permanent weight loss. Understanding why we overeat is the first step toward a healthy weight and happier life. This highly acclaimed, remarkably insightful book is a must for anyone who is serious about eliminating destructive eating habits from their lives forever.

Multicultural Britain

Author: Roger Levy
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748764771
Size: 59.81 MB
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Units in this textbook are based on the Programmes of Study of the National Curriculum for History, but are also suitable for use within Citizenship. Worksheets allow students to develop their investigative skills and are suitable for all abilities. Timelines are included that cover most periods of history and identify key events often overlooked in conventional schemes. Material covers regional issues, and ethnic diversity (Black and Asian Britain among other communities).