Fractal Synchronicity and the Future of Time

Thanks Michael Garfield for having me on his podcast “Future Fossils,” for a wide ranging conversation about the nature of time! You can download the interview here. “This week’s guest is philosopher Kerri Welch, whose doctoral thesis from CIIS (and current book-in-progress) explore a fractal model of time. If you have ever wondered about time, … More Fractal Synchronicity and the Future of Time

Earth Centering

A squirrel chatters at me from the live oak’s branches behind me. A mourning dove coo’s from across Shoal creek, gurgling through a hand-built rock dam. A cardinal calls “pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty.” Other tweets and twitters, recognizable, but unnamed, join the chorus, as the rising sun’s beams glide down the rocky limestone ledge opposite me. My spot is noisier in the morning. All these beings have opinions for this essay. Normally, I come sit by this ribbon of water in the evening or afternoon, but I woke earlier than usual this morning. I knew I needed this place’s help to write about our relationship.

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Deep Transcendence: Luce Irigaray on Time

Final paper for “An Ethics of Sexual Difference: Luce Irigaray” with Charlene Spretnak at California Institute of Integral Studies, Summer 2004    “The transition to a new age requires a change in our perception and conception of space-time, the inhabiting of places, and of the containers or envelopes of identity.” Luce Irigaray Asymmetrical Duality The universe … More Deep Transcendence: Luce Irigaray on Time

Learning to Embrace Complexity: Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health

Midterm paper for “Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health” with professor Arisika Razak Spring 2004 Perhaps it is not mere coincidence that the last century has been marked by both women’s growth into their own power, and a scientifically forced paradigmatic shift towards complexity and wholeness, but rather an illustration of the role perspective plays in … More Learning to Embrace Complexity: Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health

Death Warmed Over By an Old Flame: Archetypal Astrological Dream Analysis

Final Paper for “Psyche and Cosmos” with Professors Rick Tarnas and Stan Grof at California Institute of Integral Studies, Summer 2003 Death Warmed over by an Old Flame This was not an easy assignment for me. I naturally want to take on the more abstract philosophical metaconversations concerning astrology, perinatal matrices and how they map onto other … More Death Warmed Over By an Old Flame: Archetypal Astrological Dream Analysis

Lucid Dreaming: Time, Religion, and the Evolution of Conscisouness

Final paper for “Gilgamesh to Gnosis: An Archatypal History of Western Religion” with Professor David Ulansey at California Institute of Integral Studies, Spring 2003 It is difficult to explore our historical relationship to and between time and religion because you end up in a kind of chicken or the egg type question. Who is to say … More Lucid Dreaming: Time, Religion, and the Evolution of Conscisouness

Continuity: Lessons from the Velveteen Rabbit on Realness

Midterm paper for “Ecological Postmodernism” with Professors Charlene Spretnak & Brian Swimme at California Institute of Integral Studies, Spring 2003 I often find myself tangled in ideas, thinking myself crazy, trying to make good decisions in an infinitely complex causally connected world of unpredictable determinism. And so has been my experience in struggling with this paper. I’ve … More Continuity: Lessons from the Velveteen Rabbit on Realness

Mapping Mind or Matter? Whitehead, Physics, and Consciousness

Final paper for “Foundations of Integral Philosophy: Alfred North Whitehead” with Professor Eric Weiss at California Institute of Integral Studies, Fall 2002 Introduction By building science from subjective experience, rather than assuming the inaccurate “objective” perspective on which science is based, Whitehead reminds science where it came from in attempts to hedge in it’s ego a … More Mapping Mind or Matter? Whitehead, Physics, and Consciousness