A Celebration of Integration (Reconnext)
Venue: Stewart Mineral Springs
|Event Date/Time: Jul 20, 2007||End Date/Time: Jul 22, 2007|
|Registration Date: Jul 20, 2007|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2007|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2007|
Stewart Mineral Springs in Weed, California, at the base of Mt. Shasta
This interdisciplinary conference uses Jean Gebser’s evolutionary schema as a jumping off point for looking critically and creatively at current evolutionary trends in culture, ecology, and mind. If we seriously entertain the thesis that we are moving into Gebser’s Integral Period, large questions arise:
·What might this Integral Period look like?
·What do those who see themselves as already participating in this psycho-historical shift bring to it in terms of techniques and worldview?
·How do the periods that have preceded the Integral Period factor into it?
·What does it mean to evolve?
·What constitutes spirituality in the 21st Century?
·How does the present open a world, limit a world, destroy a world, protect a world, or enliven a world?
·What are the modalities of human evolution that philosophy, art, and music might address?
·How can we co-create and participate in a better world as teachers, artists, and activists?
·Who is moved to participate more consciously in evolution and why?
·What do particular forms or modes of philosophy and spirituality do for us or to us?
·What is the connection between theoretical and practical concerns in this paradigm?
Reconnext is a coming together of people who are open to intellectual reflection and personal involvement. Growth through participation is the guiding principle for presentations. Styles of presentations may include, but are not limited to, the delivery of written papers, mixed media, open dialogue, theatre, musical performances, body work, and interpretive art exhibits.
Presentations may address any aspect of personal and cultural integration as long as the element of psycho-historical evolution is taken into consideration. This event is, above all, about the possibilities of change that are open to us in all levels and facets of our existence.