I’m leading a presentation on integral politics Monday night here in Vancouver, for any readers of the blog in the area. I hope to record the audio and post my Power Point slides sometime next week, depending on the quality of the recording.
For now, here is the information on the evening:
Politics according to Aristotle is the art of the polis. Polis-things in other words. The art of the possible, the art of compromise within the life of the polis (the city-state). We will explore in depth the current transformation of humanity brought about by the mass migration of human beings from rural to urban life, the rise of technology, and politics in the global polis. Integral thought provides a lens whereby to make increasing sense of and bring clarity to the complexity of our world.
We will explore the intersection of integral thought in the political events of our day. Come prepared with questions on any topics you would like discussed–there will be a good amount of time for questions—for example the Canadian elections, US elections, War in Afghanistan, Economic Crisis, Terrorism, and/or more local concerns.
If people are interested, Integral Life has put out a short but helpful video introduction to politics through Ken Wilber’s AQAL system on their website. I recommend it, but it is not required–fear not there will be no quiz!!!!
The link to the video is here.
VANCOUVER INTEGRAL SALON
An Exploration of Integral Framework & How It Can Change Your Life
Doors Open at 7:15, Event Begins at 7:30
Suite 100, Main Floor, 2245 West Broadway, Vancouver (between Vine & Yew)
[Image Courtesy Steve Self via Flickr, CC License].