Back to teach at Schumacher College in April 2019: “The Evolution of Consciousness and the Cosmological Imagination”

I'll be teaching another short course at Schumacher College in the UK the week of April 22nd-26th, 2019. Here's a link if you're interested in registering: Here's what I'll be teaching on: “The Evolution of Consciousness and the Cosmological Imagination” This week-long course will trace the evolution of consciousness in the West from [...]

Reflections on Jorge Ferrer’s Participatory Turn in Transpersonal Theory

I'm taking a course this semester on contemporary transpersonal theory taught by Prof. Jorge Ferrer and Prof. Jacob Sherman. Ferrer's key text is Revisioning Transpersonal Theory (2001), wherein he tries to initiate a paradigm shift in transpersonal psychology beyond the neo-perennialist assumptions of its founders (e.g., Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, Abraham Maslow). In 2008, Ferrer [...]

An essay on the history of participation by Becca Tarnas

Here is a link to my partner Becca's recent essay on the ecological significance of participatory theory. She offers a great summary of and reflection upon a chapter by Jacob Sherman in The Participatory Turn (2008): Full of Gods: Divine Participation for an Ecological Era