ORIGINS OF OUR IDEAS
The ideas in this web site have emerged over many years but crystalised in 2017.
In that year, Philip Franses of Schumacher College and Barry Taylor discussed ideas that were emerging, particularly on ecology, from intuitively inspired scientists, but thereappeared to be little effective and realistic support from politicians and other decision makers. They came up with ideas for supporting these scientists, throughout he world, with the finance and resources needed to develop their ideas. A summary of these early ideas was produced as follows:
We contend that when considering a problem in the material world, whether human or technical, being aware and in harmony with that which is immeasurable, leads to a more satisfactory, holistic, coherent, balanced and constructive address of the challenges.
This view is not shared by the majority of politicians, scientists, academics and business people. The prevailing view is that by understanding the centre it is possible to control and manage everything in the perimeter landscape. This is leading the social landscape to become increasingly artificial and passive. Additionally, the arbitrariness of this assumption is becoming visible in the whims of central power, as the USA deciding impulsively to withdraw from the Paris agreement on Climate Change, or the UK to withdraw from the EU. This sudden moving of the goalposts of the current world order we are playing by, makes many activists peripheral in their efforts.
Worldwide there are a significant number of individuals in these categories working on new projects and ideas arising from the understanding that life is at an impasse. Something has to shift and bring back a balance to the world. These individuals are often working in isolation with limited support, recognition or connection. The idea we are exploring is to set up a worldwide and global platform/organisation that would support these isolated individuals and link them into a connected whole. In due course this organization would be of significant value in solving the ever-growing challenges being experienced by the present materialistic paradigm.
Background to the Idea
Our modern scientific view is that nothing is real apart from that which science predicts in measurement.
This leads even to claims such as ‘What cannot be measured does not exist,’ which removes the tension of how the finite, measurable world relates to the infinite nature of existence.
It is only when we stand directly in the tension between dichotomies that the finite of science (what is measureable) and the infinite of spirituality (what exists) reveal in their sharing a more fundamental ground of being.
Possible Actions to be considered
It would be useful to explore the following possible action:
- Set up a worldwide support group with members who are scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, individuals and projects, working with a combination of measurable and immeasurable energies
- Actively support individual members of the group in their work
- Produce articles, papers, newsletters, books, websites and other information on the research and activities which are being supported
- Work as partners with governments, politicians, businesses communities and other decision-makers in helping address current global and local challenges
- Act as intermediaries and arbitrators, where difficult decisions are to be made.
These early discussions reflected ideas that are now spontaneously occurring in many places. The time seems to be right for a realistic combination of the talents of the ‘intuitively inspired’ and ‘practical materialists’ in addressing the apparently intractable problems that are currently facing the world.
The ideas currently being explored by various groups are as follows:
How to achieve a greater understanding of the ‘intuitive or ‘spiritual’ - what we might call ‘higher consciousness’. In particular an understanding how the wisdom available from this source is applicable to everyday working life situations.
Intuitively inspired scientists, academics and professionals
Exploring whether there is value for them in membership of an organisation able to provide active support in the way of finance and resources for promoting the inspired ideas in which they are particularly interested.
Business people, politicians and financiers
Exploring whether they could be interested in supporting holistic projects of perceived real value. Exploring how their skills and experience might best be made available to support such projects.
A Central Organisation
Looking at the merits of an organisation able to provide a coordinated and coherent service in the way of advice and support to politicians and decision-makers based upon the services of intuitively inspired academics, How to make such an organisation, efficient and acceptable both to the conventional world and the intuitively inspired.
Intuitively Inspired Organisations
Talking to managers of existing organisations of this nature, to see what additional resources would help them to expand their work and make it sustainable.
In the page on ‘Projects' we look at some of the organisations, that we know about, that are engaged with this subject