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Ervin Laszlo & Marc Gafni: Evolutionary Love
Listen to this audio dialogue between Ervin Laslo & Marc Gafni on Evolutionary Love.
Ervin Laszlo is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. He is the Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Director and Co-Founder of the Ervin Laszlo Institute for Advanced Study (ELIAS) and of the Laszlo New-Paradigm Leadership Center (Italy)… He is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into as many as twenty-three languages, and the editor of another thirty volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia.
“…everything that happens from the original Big Bang in this universe or in prior universes, when things fall together and move together and create wholes, larger and larger, more and more complex wholes which more and more interact, more and more communicate with each other, and they are really entangled as a physicist would say.
That’s because there is built into each element of this universe, each particle, each atom, each cell in a living organism, its belonging to the others, its coherence with this larger whole, which comes through in spirituality. It comes through in a deeper philosophy. It comes through in a deeper, honest theology. And this is basically what the motor is. If this universe was not built in such a way, was not created with its laws of nature and development in such a way that things pull together to create wholes, then we wouldn’t be here to ask these questions and the universe would still be a random concourse of perhaps carbon – but carbon is already highly integrated – so photons or initial particles, neutrons and electrons, and that wouldn’t be much more than that. Even creating an atom calls for pulling together the elements of the nucleus and the electrons that go around it. So, evolution is what happens, is the essence of things, and evolution is based on the attraction, on the relation of the parts to each other.”
“Allurement… you’re describing a core allurement that exists between all things. You just stated it, of course, so beautifully and so musically and poetically. So let’s try and enter into it for our listeners – and there’ll be tens of thousands of listeners on this set of calls – so I really want to try and break it down for people. So when we talk about – the phrase you use is, not evolutionary love, the formal phrase you use is an all-embracing love, which is a beautiful phrase, which is the force of – and I’m borrowing Thomas Berry’s word – allurement that coheres everything together. Let’s try, if we can, if I could invite just to show people three or four just simple examples. Although you mentioned a couple implicitly even in your first opening, but just as we come deeper into the symphony to get a sense of where do we see that? Where can an average, intelligent layperson see that as it’s unfolding in the evolutionary ascension?”
Listen to the first 10 minutes here:
Ken Wilber, Richard Barrett & Marc Gafni: Personal and Societal Transformation
Join these three exciting authors as they discuss what kind of personal and societal transformation is necessary in a post-fundamentalist environment for the creation of a better world. How can we facilitate that?
Listen to the first 10 minutes here:
Dr. Marc Gafni on Outrageous Love and the Self-Organizing Universe
On July 6, 2013 Simple Life host Cynthia Fernandes interviewed Dr. Marc Gafni, who shared with her and her audience some of the most cutting-edge teachings on Unique Self and the self-organizing principle of Evolutionary Unique We-Space.
- why people have a deeper need to start playing a larger game and stop doing business as usual.
- why people tend to close down when confronted with the huge challenges we are facing as humanity and what we can do about this.
- the path from Ego through True Self to Unique Self and what it means to be an outrageous lover.
- the clues to recognizing your Unique Self.
- how we can “unleash the symphonic creativity of every Unique Self” and how this is key to solving every challenge in the world.
- why both happiness as well as profit cannot be pursued directly – they are the natural by-product of living our Unique Self and striving for excellence.
Listen to the interview below and read the synopsis of some of the keypoints here:
Warren Farrell & Marc Gafni: Tradeoffs – The Path to Paradise
These dialogues are the first in a series on what Warren Farrell and Marc Gafni call Tradeoffs.
Here we offer the Tradeoffs Methodology as a way of cultural criticism.
Extremists mostly stand for a good value in life. Yet, they think that you can never have enough of their value. That’s why they feel better when they wake up in the morning because their value gives them a sense of clarity, certainty, and comfort. They are inable to compromise because that would mean to admit that there are competing values that are all valid.
The first step in rectifying evil is knowledge. It is okay to forget certain truths, but sometimes we have forgotten that we have forgotten. The failure to see the invisible lines of connections allows for injustice and other forms of evil.
Listen to the first 10 minutes of Warren Farrell and Marc Gafni unfolding these exciting sets of ideas:
CIW Director for Research & Development Daniel Schmachtenberger about the Nature, Scope, and Urgency of Our Global Issues… and what is needed
This is an informal interview Daniel did with his good friend Larry Michel about the nature, scope, and urgency of our global issues…and what is needed to adequately address them within the needed timelines, and to bring about new world systems that support and induce a sustainably higher quality of life for all.