In this episode of Emerge I speak with Bonnitta Roy. Bonnitta is the founding principle of Alderlore Insight Center, a non-profit adult learning center focused on practices that support emerging wisdom. She teaches a Masters program in Consciousness Studies at The Graduate Institute. She is also founding associate of APP-AI whose mission is to bring open participation into the workplace.
You can read her writing on the Open Participatory Organization at https://medium.com/open-participatory-organized
We speak about:
- How to have conversations across paradigms
- Problems inherent in meta-perspectives
- Why Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Ezra Klein fail to have generative and productive conversations (and how we can benefit from listening)
- How to address the underlying dynamics of identity politics
How do we speak in a way that re-enchants the world? That invites a more beautiful experience of life? This conversation speaks to those questions, and more.
Darren Silver is a rite of passage guide, life-coach, ceremonialist, and an innovative educator. His commitment to guiding youth and adults through initiatory experiences was birthed from more than a decade of personal experience and inquiry into the relationship with
soul, the natural world, and community. Darren holds a Masters in the Mythology of Initiation, has traveled extensively internationally, and has studied with elders worldwide.
You can find him at www.darrensilver.earth
In order to enjoy this episode of Emerge you will need to be familiar with Jordan Greenhall's model of Sovereignty.
Do not venture into this episode without checking out some or all of the resources listed below or you will likely feel lost and confused.
Boyd’s OODA Loop
Ethan and Daniel attempt to make sense of some of the topics discussed on recent episodes of Emerge.
This episode will make most sense if you listen first to the recent episode with Melissa Michaels and have at least some familiarity with Jordan Greenhall's model of Sovereignty.
Melissa Michaels Interview on Emerge
Jordan Greenhall on Sovereignty
In this episode of Emerge I interview Melissa Michaels. Melissa is an inspiring individual who, over the past three decades, has created a body of work that has touched the lives of thousands. Through her unique approach to somatics, initiation, and education she creates spaces that call us into our love and service to the planet.
We discuss such topics as:
- Why dancing can be a tremendously healing experience
- The vision she received in her early twenties that she spent the subsequent 30 years giving birth to
- The role of initiation in becoming true adults, and the difference between 'olders' and 'elders'
And much more. Please enjoy this inspiring conversation with the one and only Melissa Michaels.
On this episode of Emerge my guest is Warren Berger. Warren is the author of the book ‘A More Beautiful Question’.
In this conversation we talk about the nature and importance of questioning, what keeps us from maintaining our child-like curiosity as we age, the danger of relying on expert advice, and how to find the important life-questions that Google can’t answer. Enjoy!
In this episode of Emerge I speak with Adam Curry. Adam is an inventor and tech entrepreneur in San Francisco. His most recent work is an application called Entangled, which he refers to as the SETI of consciousness research.
In this episode we discuss the informational nature of consciousness, how materialism is our cultures metaphysics, and whether we can use collective consciousness to predict Earthquakes. Enjoy the show!
On this episode of Emerge, I speak with Tiago Forte. Tiago is the founder of Forte Labs, a productivity training and consulting firm in the bay area. He specializes in helping organizations and individuals adopt an approach to productivity that is both systematic and human centered.
In this conversation, we speak about using design thinking for individual improvement and empowerment, how to harness chaos and emergence for personal creativity, and the changing nature of knowledge work. Enjoy the show!
On this Episode of Emerge I speak with Alison Cohen. Alison works as an instructional coach for public high school teachers and as a mindfulness educator for schools and social service organizations. Alison focuses on the interconnections between mindfulness and bias awareness and reduction.
In this episode we speak about how mindfulness can disrupt the school to prison pipeline, the subtleties of implicit bias and cultural conditioning, and the nature of embodied racism. Enjoy the show!
In this episode of emerge I speak with Christina Bowen. Christina is a knowledge ecologist working on such topics as collective intelligence, global warming, and systems theory. In this conversation we talk about the relationship between trust and collective intelligence, how to solve wicked problems , and the nature of self-organization. Please enjoy this conversation with knowledge ecologist Christina Bowen!
Taylor Pearson joins me for this episode of Emerge. Taylor is an entrepreneur and author of the book ‘The End of Jobs’, an account of the changing nature of our economy and how to re-imagine your relationship to work for more freedom, meaning and wealth.
In this show we talk about what jobs are and why they’re ending, the evolution of work, the power of negative visualization, and why now is the best time in human history to make the jump into entrepreneurship.
Today we have on the show Scott Santens. Scott is a writer and advocate of what’s known as a basic guaranteed income. In this episode we go over the basics of basic income as well as some of the philosophical and cultural questions that arise when considering such a radical policy.
This episode's guest is Chris Dancy. Chris has been called “the most connected human on earth” and has been featured on Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, and Wired, among others. He is a contemplative platform designer, artist, philosopher and writer.
We talked about what it takes to design technology that promotes human well-being, the nature and cause of distraction and loneliness, the changing landscape of work, and how to survive a systemic collapse, without hoarding bullets.
The first guest on Emerge is author, philosopher and activist David Loy. David and I first met at the Occupy Boulder General Assembly and our relationship grew from there. David work sits at the intersection of contemplative wisdom and social justice, making him a perfect first guest for Emerge.
In this episode we discuss the ways stories limit and liberate us, the symptoms of living in a world between stories, the nature of the (7+ billion) new stories, the difficulty of acting in integrity with what you know is true, and how to find the meaning of your life.
NOTE: Please forgive the strange audio glitches in the interview. The content of this interview is still awesome. :)
In this conversation with Joe Brewer we touch into many different dimensions of how the breakdown of world systems intersects with our lives as individuals. We talk about such things as:
+ How we become responsible adults in times of crises
+ Why not to pay attention to Trump
+ How social norms obstruct our own maturation
+ The risks of self-initation
+ A new paradigm of service and citizenship
+ The danger of misplaced responsibility
+ How those who care about the future of the planet should allocate their energy and attention
And much more! Please enjoy the first episode of season two of Emerge.
Here's where to find Joe Brewer on the web:
On Medium: https://medium.com/@joe_brewer
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/cognitivepolicy
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.brewer.31