TERRY PATTEN speaks and consults internationally as a community organizer, philosopher, and teacher. Over the last fifteen years he has devoted his efforts to the integral project of evolving consciousness through practice, and facing, examining, and healing our global crisis through the marriage of spirit and activism. He also founded the online series Beyond Awakening; Bay Area Integral, a local nonprofit; and Tools For Exploration, a catalog company that defined the field of consciousness technologies
Most recently, Terry has a new book out, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries--A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change
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prep and interview notes
What Ive found, reading your book, that there are a lot of bottom up ideas in it, so, as the opportunities emerge, please explore them. By bottom up, I mean Whats the main message of the book.
Talk about Integral view and practice World "centric value structure. Trump is creating a unifying challenge
The ecological predicament is the thing that can unite us.
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It has to be about our way of being"a new stage of human evolution"a new nation
Unconditional happiness Esoteric anatomy of activism.
Wholeness vs. fragmentation
Evolution and evolutionaries
Multidimensionality"radical intergral ecology
Individual and collective spiritual practice
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Communities of practice
Conversations and the structures and boundaries that attend to them.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.