Henri Bortoft’s Schumacher Lectures 2009

Simon Robinson shares Henri Bortoft’s 2009 Schumacher College Lectures on his blog Transition Consciousness: Making the transition to a better world. Below is an overview of all the lectures with links to Simon Robinson’s introductions to each lecture. Lecture Theme Introduction YouTube Introduction to the lectures Link 1 Wholeness Link Link 2.1 Belonging together Link […]

Henri Bortoft on seeing life itself

Seeing is the thing! Simon Robinson is shares Henri Bortoft’s 2009 Schumacher College lectures on his blog Transition Consciousness: Making the transition to a better world. The following is a transcript of Henri Boroft’s Lecture Four, Part Three, from 12:20 to 16:05, where Bortoft talks about seeing life itself, comparing Darwin with Goethe. I have […]

Klee Irwin on a theory of everything

Klee Irwin is the director of Quantum Gravity Research (QGR), a Los Angeles-based group of theoretical physicists working to discover a new quantum gravity theory, or a first principle theory of everything. The following is a transcript of Klee Irwin’s presentation from The Science of Consciousness conference in April, 2016, on The Quasicrystalline Nature of […]

Stuart Kauffman on emergence and life

Here is Closer To Truth‘s interview with Stuart Kauffman about “Is Emergence Fundamental?” Stuart Kauffman says among other things that (my emphasis in bold): Reason is an insufficient guide for living your life. It means we need reason, emotion, intuition, sensation, metaphor. … Life is much richer than we thought.1 The biosphere is creating its […]

The ecology of perception and language

Here is a seminar on The Ecology of Perception and Language with David Abram.1 He is author of two books – Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World – and is best known for his work bridging phenomenology with ecology. Specific topics covered in […]