Friday, 7 June 2013

Other Related Metaphysical Works from Anandavala


Unifying Understandings

Brian Whitworth
In particular, see his articles:
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
The Physical World as a Virtual Reality
Simulating space and time
The Light of Existence
Ross Rhodes
summary and links to some of his information theoretic metaphysical work. Particularly his "Cybernetic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics".
Edwin Fredkin
Finite Nature Hypothesis of Edwin Fredkin, which proposes that reality is finite and discrete in all ways and that there exists an iterative cellular automata computational process that underlies, manifests and 'computes' the phenomenon of existence.
Process Physics
proposes that reality is a self-referential information process producing fractal topological defects that form space and time.
Thomas Campbell's "My Big TOE (Theory of Everything)"
If you have a logical, open, and inquisitive mind, an attitude of scientific pragmatism that appreciates the elegance of fundamental truth and the thrill of breakthrough, you will enjoy this journey of personal and scientific discovery.
Simulated reality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simulated reality is the proposition that reality could be simulated—often computer simulated—to a degree indistinguishable from "true" reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not know that they are living inside a simulation. In its strongest form, the "simulation hypothesis" claims it is probable that we are actually living in such a simulation.
This is different from the current, technologically achievable concept of virtual reality. Virtual reality is easily distinguished from the experience of "true" reality; participants are never in doubt about the nature of what they experience. Simulated reality, by contrast, would be hard or impossible to distinguish from "true" reality.
The idea of a simulated reality raises several questions:
* Is it possible, even in principle, to tell whether we are in a simulated reality?
* Is there any difference between a simulated reality and a "real" one?
* How should we behave if we knew that we were living in a simulated reality?
Digital Physics – Wikipedia
In physics and cosmology, digital physics is a collection of theoretical perspectives based on the premise that the universe is, at heart, describable by information, and is therefore computable. Therefore , the universe can be conceived as either the output of a computer program or as a vast, digital computation device (or, at least, mathematically isomorphic to such a device). 
Digital physics is grounded in one or more of the following hypotheses, listed in order of increasing boldness. The universe, or reality, is: 
* Essentially informational (although not every informational ontology need be digital);
* Essentially digital;
* Itself a colossal computer;
* The output of a simulated reality exercise.
Zuse's Thesis: The Universe is a Computer
Konrad Zuse (1910-1995; pronounce: "Conrud Tsoosay") not only built the first programmable computers (1935-1941) and devised the first higher-level programming language (1945), but also was the first to suggest (in 1967) that the entire universe is being computed on a computer, possibly a cellular automaton (CA). He referred to this as "Rechnender Raum" or Computing Space or Computing Cosmos. Many years later similar ideas were also published / popularized / extended by Edward Fredkin (1980s), Jürgen Schmidhuber (1990s - see overview), and more recently Stephen Wolfram (2002) (see comments and Edwin Clark's review page )
Jürgen Schmidhuber's Computable Universes & Algorithmic Theory of Everything
Various articles exploring the issue: Is our universe just the output of a deterministic computer program?
Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science
This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments--illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics--Stephen Wolfram shows how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe. Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science, from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology, the ultimate scope and limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, the interplay between free will and determinism, and the character of intelligence in the universe.  
In this book he advances the hypothesis that the universe and everything is being computed by a simple program.
A review of “A New Kind of Science”
Wolfram claims in his book that the universe and everything is being computed by a simple program. This review illustrates that this idea is certainly not new to science, and it gives links to the prior work of Zuse.
God Is the Machine – Article on Wired
In the beginning there was 0 and then there was 1. A mind-bending meditation on the transcendent power of digital computation.
John Wheeler “It from bit” google search
A google listing of material related to Wheeler's concepts of “It from bit” that had a big influence on certain physics discourses.
Anton Zeilinger – Quantum Centenial
Zeilinger is a leading cutting edge quantum physicist. Also see On the Interpretation and Philosophical Foundation of Quantum Mechanics
Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument
Discusses many aspects of Quantum Mechanics, Information, God and the nature of Reality.
Henry Stapp
Discusses many aspects of Quantum Mechanics, Information, God and the nature of Reality.
David Chalmers - Online Papers
A [brilliant] philosopher at the Australian National University. Officially, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Centre for Consciousness, and an ARC Federation Fellow. Works in the philosophy of mind and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. Especially interested in consciousness, but am also interested in philosophical issues about meaning and possibility, in the foundations of cognitive science and of physics, and a bunch of other things.
CTMU
The Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe proposes that the world is an 'utterance' within an abstract virtual-reality generative grammar,
Yasuhiko Genku Kimura - Consciousness, Space, and the Foundation of New Science
“A new set of axiomatic assumptions for science is proposed on the basis of the ontological Primacy of Consciousness. The author looks at science and its foundations from the viewpoints of language and philosophy, both Western and Eastern, and examines the validity of the Primacy of Consciousness as a possible premise for science. The author concludes that a scientific theory is possible on the basis of the primacy-of-consciousness-based axiomatic assumptions. The distinction between the physical and the metaphysical is no longer valid.”.
Epistemological Problems of Perception (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The historically most central epistemological issue concerning perception, to which this article will be almost entirely devoted, is whether and how beliefs about physical objects and about the physical world generally can be justified or warranted on the basis of sensory or perceptual experience — where it is internalist justification, roughly having a reason to think that the belief in question is true, that is mainly in question. This issue, commonly referred to as “the problem of the external world,” divides into two closely related sub-issues, which correspond to the first two main sections below. The first of these issues has to do with the nature of sensory experience and its relation to the physical world; it is typically formulated as the question of what are the immediate objects of awareness in sensory experience or, in a variant but essentially equivalent terminology, of what is given in such experience. The second issue has to do with the way in which beliefs about the physical world are justified on the basis of such sensory experience.
The Philosophy of Freedom - Rudolf Steiner
THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM can be seen as the crowning achievement of nineteenth-century philosophy. It answers all the problems of knowledge and morality that philosophers had raised, argued over, and eventually left unsolved with the conclusion that “we can never know”. Yet this great achievement received no recognition, and only when Steiner had acquired a large following of people thankful for all that he had given them of his spiritual revelation, did there arise the desire to read also his earlier work, upon which he always insisted his whole research was firmly based. Perhaps if Steiner had spent the rest of his life expounding his philosophy, he would today be recognized throughout the world as a major philosopher; yet his achievement in going forward himself to develop the science of the spirit is much the greater, and this will surely be recognized in time... it might even be better to consider the Philosophy of Freedom not just as a chapter of philosophy, but as the key to a whole way of life.

Considered just as a piece of philosophy, it might in any case be thought out of date, having only historical interest. For instance, a modern scientist may well believe that any philosopher who spoke up against atomism has been proved wrong by the success of atomic physics. But this would be to misunderstand the nature of philosophy. Steiner deals in turn with each possible point of view, illustrating each one with an example from the literature, and then showing the fallacies or shortcomings that have to be overcome. Atomism is justified only so long as it is taken as an aid to the intellect in dealing with the forces of nature; it is wrong if it postulates qualities of a kind that belong to perceived phenomena, but attributes them to a realm that by definition can never be perceived...

Man ultimately has his fate in his own hands, though the path to this condition of freedom is a long and a hard one, in the course of which he must develop merciless knowledge of himself and selfless understanding of others... “a view of the world based on spiritual activity, on action, on thinking and feeling that arise from the individual human spirit.”
Jean Gebser
The Swiss philosopher and poet Jean Gebser belonged to that rare Socratic breed. He was a man of extraordinary vision who did not allow himself to be seduced by his learning, but intrepidly pushed beyond the boundaries of accepted truth. He likened modern philosophy to the "picking apart of a rose." His foun­dational work on the evolution of human consciousness and culture is among this century's finest contributions to our modern self-understanding.

In a nutshell, what Gebser succeeded in demonstrating through painstaking documentation and analysis was this: Hidden beneath the apparent chaos of our times is an emergent new order. The disappearance of the pre-Einsteinian world-view. with its creator-god and clockwork universe as well as its naive faith in progress. is more than a mere breakdown. It is also a new beginning. In fact, long before the apostles of a "new age" arrived on the scene, Jean Gebser spoke of our period as one of the great turning points in human history. What makes his work so appealing and relevant is that it offers a unique perspective on human history and the present global crisis. When Gebser's study on the unfolding of human consciousness was first published it was considered one of the most controversial intellectual creations of our era. This is still true; his ideas challenge not only those of the establishment but also many of the new contenders.
Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
Rosenstock-Huessy was as interdisciplinary a scholar as you are ever likely to meet. As he himself expressed it at the end of his major work Out of Revolution: "I have survived decades of study and teaching in scholastic and academic sciences. Every one of their venerable scholars mistook me for the intellectual type which he most despised. The atheist wanted me to disappear into Divinity, the theologian into sociology, the sociologists into history, the historians into journalism, the journalists into metaphysics, the philosophers into law, and - need I say it? - the lawyers into hell, which as a member of our present world, I never had left."
Precisely the fact that he was so very interdisciplinary may help to explain why Rosenstock-Huessy, who has been hailed by many of the leading intellectuals of our time, remains relatively unknown to this day... "Rosenstock-Huessy was a prophet who, like many great prophets, failed in his own time, but whose time may now be coming. In spite of - and because of - its unconventional character, Out of Revolution has much to teach us about how history should be understood, and even more important, how the history of the second millennium of the Christian era can serve as a prophesy of the future of the human race."
Eckhart Tolle
a summary of some of his metaphysical / spiritual writings. Especially regarding the process oriented nature of reality and the role of the ego in the experience of suffering.
Rupert Sheldrake
His work studies the morphic field that plays a role in all biological, physiological, psychological, social and evolutionary processes. In the information theoretic metaphysical context it is like a dynamic resonant "object oriented class hierarchy" that underlies and structures all form and evolution.
Russellian Monism and Type-F Monism
Google searches giving links about Russellian Monism and Type-F Monism. They are the view that consciousness is constituted by the intrinsic properties of fundamental physical entities: that is, by the categorical bases of fundamental physical dispositions. On this view, phenomenal or protophenomenal properties are located at the fundamental level of physical reality, and in a certain sense, underlie physical reality itself.
The Center for Integral Science
Like physical science, integral science appeals to direct experience in order to ascertain the truth about reality. Integral science, however, is not limited to perceptual data and conceptual theories about them, but is open to the entire range of experience, and to all our capacities for apprehending truth. The development of integral science depends upon collaborative interdisciplinary research, and draws from many diverse areas of human knowledge and experience. The following organizations, individuals, and their publications are relevant to integral science and its development.
Mathew Fox
this page is a collection of quotes from mostly Western and Christian sources, taken from the book "The Coming of the Cosmic Christ", and relating to many aspects of the nature of reality, with perspectives ranging from mystic to scientific. The book discusses the primacy of the mystic paradigm, the implications of our estrangement from the mystic dimension of life and the path toward reconnecting with our deepest roots.
Gary Zukav
& Linda Francis, regarding the book "The Heart of the Soul", which explains that emotions and inner 'feelings' are not aesthetic experiences to be liked or disliked, they are important signals from our inner energy system. By tuning into these signals we may come to know and master our deepest levels of being and thereby attain peace and harmony.
Bond Graphs
System modeling using networks of power or signal flow between systems. Sounds DIRECTLY related to SMN!
Self-Organizing Systems (SOS) FAQ
an excellent resource of information about systems.
MindPapers: A Bibliography of the Philosophy of Mind and the Science of Consciousness
A bibliography of work in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of cognitive science, and the science of consciousness consisting of over 18,000 entries organized by fine-grained topics. Both online and offline material is included, with links wherever possible.
The Informatic Analogy
An essay discussing the plausability of information theoretic models of reality in the context of Near Death Experiences (NDE'S).
Joseph Campbell on the New Myth - Flash Video, English
Video of Joseph Campbell discussing Myths and Dreams.
Waking the Global heart - award winning book
Waking The Global Heart, a new book by Anodea Judith, is an inspirational vision for humanity's maturation to social justice and sustainability.
The Planetary Grid Project
Planet Earth is undergoing a profound transformation process, which is without precedent in human history. Referred to in nearly all religious doctrines and spiritual movements, this prophesized “Golden Age” can be simply described as a gradual elevation of all life to greatly expanded levels of conscious awareness. More specifically, Earth and her humanity are experiencing a cyclic evolutionary process of ascending from a consciousness paradigm based in duality and separation, to a more advanced level of conscious understanding which embodies the principles of interconnectivity, love and compassion towards all sentient life form. World peace, unity consciousness and heart-centered living will be the wondrous result.
The Great Turning
In this brief essay, noted author and systems thinker, Joanna Macy, summarizes the main points of her book of the same name. The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization.
The Process of Change: How Tough Times can be Good Times
Humans today face an unprecedented challenge to change. It helps to have in mind a proven model for how human society adapts to new circumstances, and what role the individual plays in that process of change. This article presents a hopeful model of social and cultural evolution, showing that tough times can also be good times. This model is an integration of theories about the processes of change in physical, biological, and cultural systems.
The World is On Fire
M.C. Mehta is an attorney in the Supreme Court of India, one of the founders of the Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action (ICELA), and director of the M.C. Mehta Environmental Foundation in New Delhi. M.C.’s landmark environmental cases in the Supreme Court of India have resulted in the protection of India’s natural and cultural treasures – including the Ganges River and the Taj Mahal – from the adverse effects of pollution. An ardent supporter of alternative energy he brought about the transition of New Delhi's transport system (buses, rickshaws etc.) to become the largest green based transit system in the world.
Three Areas of Oneness
Duane Elgin is an author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist. For more than three decades, Duane has been in the forefront of exploring humanity's evolutionary journey, sustainable ways of living, media accountability and citizen empowerment, and the convergence of the new science with the world's wisdom traditions. He pioneered the “Voluntary Simplicity” movement with his now classic first book, titled by the same name, published in the 1980s. In his most recent book, Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future (2000), Elgin explores how humanity is on the brink of a global, whole-system crisis where we will have the choice of either pulling together to create an evolutionary bounce, or pulling apart to precipitate an evolutionary crash.
Where am I?
We are here on solid ground, a rocky planet 93 million miles away from the sun, in a galaxy that is 100,000 light years wide and populated by 200 billion solar systems. Our presence on this planet puts us on the cutting edge of a creative cosmic event† the expansion of the universe† that has been 13.7 billion years in the making.
Great List of Quotes
From the General Semantics Institute.
Poets A-Z index — Poet Seers
Inspirtional poetry at Poet Seers.
Inspirational Free Podcasts
Theatre of the Mind. Technology of Transformation.
Full Circle - The Moral Force of Unified Science
This symposium volume announces the results of a project begun in 1948 at the Centenary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.2 The Council for Unified Research and Education, established at that time, is here announcing the results of its then twenty-one year effort: Assembly of the Sciences into a Single Discipline.
Reciprocal System of physical theory
The Reciprocal System of physical theory was originally published by Dewey B. Larson in 1959 under the title, The Structure of the Physical Universe. In this work, Larson suggested that the Universe was composed of only one component, motion, a reciprocal relation between space and time where neither could exist without the other. From this premise, he theorized a Universe of Motion which very closely resembles the universe in which we live.
Unified Life Sciences
A Revolutionary Approach to the Health of Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Six Fundamental Problems of Humanity
Lucis Trust incorporating the Arcane School of spiritual education and meditation, World Goodwill promoting right relations and Triangles a meditation group. Lucis Publishing Companies for the 24 Books of Esoteric Philosophy by Alice A Bailey.
Thinking About Organizations as Systems
Recently, management studies has come to view organizations from a new perspective: a systems perspective. This systems perspective may seem quite basic. Yet, decades of management training and practices in the workplace have not followed from this perspective. Only recently, with tremendous changes facing organizations and how they operate, have educators and managers come to face this new way of looking at things. This interpretation has brought about a significant change (or paradigm shift) in the way management studies and approaches organizations.
Is Humanity Destined to Self-Destruct?
An objective of the study of public policy and the life sciences is to deepen insight into the influence of bio-behavioral and environmental factors in the course and direction of human development. The following discussion identifies some of the trends and forces that raise serious questions regarding the future toward which human society may be tending.
Charles François - International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics
This work gives, for the first time, a complete overview of the field of Systems and Cybernetics, as it developed from its beginnings more than 40 years ago up to date.
Spiral Dynamics Integral - Dr Don Beck
Spiral Dynamics Integral, or SDi for short, concerns itself with the deep complexity codes that shape our many worlds. The model describes and makes sense of the enormous complexity of human existence, and then shows how to craft elegant, systemic problem-solutions that meet people and address situations where they are.
pinxpose's favorite complex-systems web sites - StumbleUpon
pinxpose likes16 complex-systems sites that she found on StumbleUpon.
Esoteric Science - The Science of Spirituality
Esoteric Science integrates the individual systems of science, psychology, philosophy, spirituality and religion into a unified system that describes the multi-dimensional nature of man and the universe. It provides a more comprehensive description of reality than science can offer and explains the mechanisms behind an array of paranormal phenomena that science chooses to ignore. It explains the science behind religious, spiritual and new-age beliefs, and sheds light on some common misconceptions.
If the Universe Were a Computer | Physical Review Focus
The Universe may be described as a giant quantum computer, according to a researcher who calculates its total computing power.

Unifying Organisations

The Monroe Institute
The Monroe Institute is devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains definitive solutions to the major issues of human experience. Greater understanding of such consciousness can be achieved through coordinated research efforts using an interdisciplinary approach... The Monroe Institute proposes to introduce, at all levels of human endeavor, abilities that will constructively change humankind’s direction and destiny. Its vision is to be a leading force for in-depth self discovery and transformation through research, education, inquiry and innovation. Its mission is to maintain an organization dedicated to providing a positive environment for the continuing transformation of human consciousness.
Global MindShift
A global mind shift can be defined as the insight that all life is one, interconnected whole — and that what we do to each other, we do to ourselves. This shift is personal, but its full power is expressed in global community: People from all over the world coming together in a spirit of goodwill and for the benefit of all life. According to the research of Dr. Everett Rogers, if 20 percent of us adopt this shifted perspective, it will inevitably become humankind's prevailing worldview — creating a path to a better future for us all.
MindShifting Organizations
There are thousands of organizations working to help build global community. On this page we're highlighting just a few.
Catalytic Communities
Catalytic Communities (CatComm) is a 501[c][3] not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to build a user-friendly database of innovative community-generated solutions to local problems.
New Voice of Business
New Voice of Business is breaking the mindset of “business as usual” in order to create a better future. We believe in the enormous power and creativity of business and business people to step up to a new and positive leadership role in addressing the enormous challenges and opportunities facing our nation and world today. The old voice of business tends to represent industrial era thinking that is becoming irrelevant. It’s a voice that speaks to narrow short term financial interests with little regard for the costs to society and our world. This model is no longer sustainable and has led to the degradation of our communities, our economy and our environment. Business has been silent on the big issues of our time. Energy, global warming, health care, education, the role of business and fiscal irresponsibility are just some of the challenges we face. These are such core issues for America that expedient political or ideological positions work counter to effective solutions. The time for silence is over and we need a new voice of business that speaks the truth as we know it on the great issues.
Global Family
Global Family is an international network of individuals and groups in over 40 countries. As an important support structure for thousands of kindred spirits and social pioneers, Global Family promotes activities and processes that enable people to experience their deeper connection to one another, to the earth and to their Source. As we join together to manifest the vision of shifting consciousness from separation and fear to unity and love, we encourage the participation of all those who feel aligned with our vision. Each and every person has unique and valuable gifts to share in fulfilling this majestic dream.
Institute of General Semantics
General Semantics ... it's not what you think. It's how you think ... how you feel ... what you see ... what you hear ... it's what you do. General Semantics (or GS) can be referred to as a general system of evaluation and awareness. It provides a systematic methodology to understand how you relate to the world around you, how you react to this world, how you react to your reactions, and how you may adjust your behavior accordingly.
Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP)
The ESSP is a partnership for the integrated study of the Earth System, the ways that it is changing, and the implications for global and regional sustainability.
The International Society of Unified Science
The International Society of Unified Science is a non-profit, scientific, educational corporation dedicated to the study and advancement of the Reciprocal System of theory, a unified system of theory describing the characteristics and behavior of the universe in which we live, and other realms currently unobservable by modern scientific procedures.
TED Ideas worth spreading
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to share ideas worth spreading. TED.com shares those ideas with the world, for free, in videos that have been called "the best thing on the web, ever."
Lucis - World Goodwill
Lucis Trust incorporating the Arcane School of spiritual education and meditation, World Goodwill promoting right relations and Triangles a meditation group. Lucis Publishing Companies for the 24 Books of Esoteric Philosophy by Alice A Bailey.
TheTransitioner.org : HomePage
TheTransitioner is an international network of researchers, social entrepreneurs, spiritual explorers, visionaries, writers, leaders, scientists, technical and software engineers who work on Collective Intelligence, Wisdom and Consciousness (CIWC). This is a wiki, i.e. a participative website built by its visitors. Everyone can register and participate.
IFSR - International Federation for Systems Research
THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH (IFSR), founded 1981, is a a non-profit, scientific and educational agency, constituted of member organizations from various countries. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications and to serve the international systems community.
Center for Human Emergence
The Center for Human Emergence (CHE) will function as a global facilitator of the conscious evolution of the human species. The Center for Human Emergence will be a major international force for encouraging and facilitating a conscious or "directed" cultural evolution in the world. It will operate on a number of levels, including understanding - in a far more comprehensive way than in the past - the cultural underpinnings that drive human behavior, and will be focused on unification rather than fragmentation, presuming that cooperation is more in line with the future we need than competition. CHE will thus find innovative solutions for some of the most complex problems facing the world today, encouraging the development of new tools for making sense of the change that surrounds us, as well as actively helping humanity to embrace new values and perspectives that could provide the framework for significant change. The (CHE) will provide the foundation of a new international framework for facilitating the transition toward a new era for humanity that better addresses the most fundamental problems that we confront.
Center For Frontier Sciences - Main Page
Established in 1987, The Center for Frontier Sciences is an open forum that networks information on the frontier issues of science, medicine and technology. The Center is dedicated to the open and unbiased examination of any theories, hypotheses, model that challenge prevailing scientific views using sound scientific methods and reasoning. It does not promote or endorse particular positions, but encourages critical review and healthy skepticism. The Center maintains high academic standards and a neutral profile at all times. On its advisory and editorial boards are distinguished researchers, scientists, physicians, theoreticians, and engineers from throughout the world - all of whom agree with the Center's purpose as an outlet for new inquiries and ideas.
Society for Scientific Exploration
The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) is a multi-disciplinary professional organization of scientists and other scholars committed to the rigorous study of unusual and unexplained phenomena that cross traditional scientific boundaries and may be ignored or inadequately studied within mainstream science.
Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project is a web-based video initiative exploring how the simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. We're traveling the globe interviewing creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the fundamental understanding that we are all connected and thus bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. Our living library of films is available for free from our website or on DVD for events and educational use.
The Gaia Foundation
The Gaia Foundation (Gaia) is committed to cultural and biological diversity, and a living Earth democracy. Through a network of Associates, advisors and partner organisations, Gaia works at all levels; from the grassroots with peasant farmers and indigenous communities, through to the regional and international level with policy-makers and governments.
Center for Sacred Sciences
Exploring the mystical traditions, their universal principles, and their compatibility with modern science. [They] believe it is possible to create a new worldview in which the truths of science and religion are seen as compatible ways of viewing the same underlying Reality.

Collective Organisation

Article on Mass Collaboration Trends » Where Do They Find The Time?
If you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project — every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in — that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought. Then Shirky asks us to compare that to television. He says we Americans collectively spend about 200 billion hours of our time each year watching the tube...
Article on the pros and cons of Mass Collaborative Activity » Who Owns The Network?
Comparative review of two books relating two oposing perspectives. "WIKINOMICS: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" and "The Cult of the Amateur: How Todays Internet is Killing our Culture"
Article on Luddites, internet and freedom » Whose Technology Is It Anyway?
The internet's output is data, but its product is freedom, lots and lots of freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, the freedom of an unprecedented number of people to say absolutely anything they like at any time, with the reasonable expectation that those utterances will be globally available, broadly discoverable at no cost, and preserved for far longer than most utterances are, and possibly forever. Keen is right in understanding that this massive supply-side shock to freedom will destabilize and in some cases destroy a number of older social institutions.
Discover What is Pangea Day and how film unites people to build a better future
Pangea Day is an annual broadcast live to the world to tap the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion. It was a global media event involving millions across television networks and streaming over the internet.
OPEN ORGANIZATIONS WebHome
The goal of this project is to explain how to set up and maintain transparent, accountable and truly participative communities. The desire for open organizations stems from a widespread dissatisfaction not only with the formal power structures found in governments and corporations, but also with the informal structures found in many voluntary and activist groups... Open Organizations is one of many initiatives that attempt to propose solutions to this problem. It is focused on elaborating a concrete framework for action.
OPEN-FORUM.de dialog and decision culture site - how to stop the talkers and co-create and empower
The Open Forum page is about Dialog and Conversations, how to organise meetings and gatherings, and help groups come to sharing meanings and concerted action, about a much needed dialog- and decision culture and about how we can empower and give voice, co-create and invite change and surprise in any group, or generations and cultures dialogues, or with senior "systems" people.
SourceForge.net: Welcome to SourceForge.net
The world's largest development and download repository of Open Source code and applications
Rent A Coder: How Software Gets Done -- Home of the worlds' largest number of completed software projects
Rent a coder is an international marketplace where people who need custom software developed can find coders in a safe and business-friendly environment. Buyers receive an average of 12.4 (no obligation) bids in 24 hours, and can browse resumes and work records online. When they find their 'perfect' coder, they can hire them safely using the site 'Safe Project Escrow'.Coders make extra money doing the work they love, under the protection of the 'Safe Project Escrow' system. We have the most daily bid requests of any site!

Semantic Web

Nova Spivack - Semantic Web Talk on Vimeo
Video on the future evolution of semantic technology on the internet.
The Machine is Us-ing Us
Video about the role of new internet technologies in the self-organisation of civilisation.
PhotoSynth demo
A video showing how the global mind can potentially attain full visual experience of the planet.
Self Publishing - Lulu.com
Lulu.com lets you publish and sell print-on-demand books and e-books, online music and images, custom calendars and books. Free self-publishing.
info.tw.o - Welcome to TikiWiki CMS/Groupware : HomePage
TikiWiki CMS/Groupware -- Whatever you're looking for, Tiki's got it.
Below is a list of a few collected links.
The Metaphysics Research Lab
Computational Metaphysics
The Metaphysics of Mysticism: a Philosophical Commentary on St. John of the Cross
Contact Email: Geoff Haselhurst, Karene Howie: Physics Philosophy Metaphysics: Wave Structure of Matter
Leading Edge International Research Group
jnani - the deep structure of the spiritual life
The Ring - Alphabet of Angles into the Ring...of DNA.. Implosion
Sacred Geometry Home Page by Bruce Rawles
The Geometry Center Welcome Page
Superliminal Software
Metaphysics: Multiple Meanings
http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Quantum/qmeta.html
Implosion Group on Dan Winter's Fractal Physics + Bliss Science..Sacred Geometry&Physics Consciousness
Geomview Manual - Table of Contents
Guidelines for Submissions
What Can Science Tell Us About Collective Consciousness - (c) 2004 Robert Kenny
The Resonance Project
Evolution/Involution of Consciousness
Role of Science and Spirituality for World Peace
http://www.theoryofeverything.com/
International Society for the Systems Sciences
CHE
Spiral Dynamics: A model for human development & cultural evolution - WIE.org
Spiral Dynamics Integral - Dr Don Beck
On dialogue, knowledge, creativity, (cyber)culture, learning, wholeness,...
Mental Model Musings
On Truth and Reality: Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space, Wave Structure Matter. Famous Science Art Quotes
Welcome to Principia Cybernetica Web
World News: Global Good News Home - 21 April 2008
Professors World Peace Academy
http://www.john.kingsleyhall.co.uk/
((World Commission))
Institute of General Semantics
Association for Global New Thought
Global MindShift
OSS.Net, Inc. Home Page
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