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01.09.02 The Temenos Model [by Ray HARRIS]
Temenos is the name I have given to a developmental meta-narrative I developed in the mid-eighties. It proposes that the full spectrum of [psycho-social] development has been intuited by every culture and that the ‘narratives’ of that culture reveal valuable insights into the developmental process. 12.08.02 Toiling to make our Human Collective more Conscious [by Beatrix MURRELL]
Advancing on a technological level, yet refusing to become more conscious has made for a far more dangerous world. And, yes, we are building a noosphere of sorts, but thus far it's quite dysfunctional and somewhat deranged upon occasion. This is not yet the evolutionary advance that we could hope to call Teilhardian! 09.08.02 Teleology Mechanisms in Evolution
This is the phenomenon that evolutionary processes, without consciously aiming at a certain point, lal the same reach such goals, as if they were secretly guided by some inner principle. First It is argued why our vision is often blurred when wetry to look at such phenomena, and then a number of tools nature uses to direct progress on the ladder of evolution are discussed. 07.08.02 The Sense of Life and Existence
The age-old question of the sense of existence may get a plausible answer from the combined, integrated contributions of Evolutionism and modern psychology. This article is extended with considerations about the most fundamental Laws of Existence. 06.08.02 Comments on Wilber's Four Quadrants model
Ken Wilber's Four Quadrants Model is an important scheme in his theory. A scrutinizing analysis of this model perhaps reveals several divergences with Teilhard's approach. This text is critically commented by Michael McDermott.
05.08.02 Tertiary Culture
In the Noosphere, several stages succeed each other. In the Primary, social organization is nearly absent. In the Secondary, an organization is imposed and controlled by external factors. In the Tertiary Culture, synergetic groups emerge that are organized from within, guided by open communication, consciousness, integration and spontaneous self-control. It seems to be the Nooshere at its best. 04.08.02 The Blood Brotherhoods [by Ray HARRIS]
This enthralling essay tries to describe the psyche of modern terrorists from a Jungian point of view, but integrated with some of Wilber's views. An enlightening approach towards a phenomenon otherwise poorly accessible to our modern minds. 27.07.02 The Peer-to-Peer Paradigm [by Michel BAUWENS]
Peer-to-Peerrefers to the fact that people functioning in a tertiary culture consider each other as fundamentally equal, competent and capable to participate to the integration process, and, in fact, as indispensable for this process, that outreaches individual possibilities. It also advocates free access and use of the intellectual insights and productions. 14.07.02 The Tertiary Group
A t-Group is a group with the highest possible quality of group functioning, derived from modern insights, psychological and sociological, about optimal functioning. A t-Group is the concretization of the synergistic style.The question how t-Groups, real and virtual, emerge and evolve, seems to be surprisingly actual and fundamental for everybody who feels engaged in a constructive future of humankind. 16.06.02 A scheme of evolution [by Rudolf SEIBERL]
A scheme of Evolution by Rudolf Seiberl, with integrated comments. 12.05.02 The Mechanisms of Evolution
In its gradual transition form the chaotic Big Bang towards the Noopsheric Omega Point, the evolving universe progressively uses new mechanisms to achieve this even more complex performance. This article describes some of the most fundamental mechanisms of this progression. 05.05.02 From Matter to Mind
The natural evolution of the Organizing Prionciple in Universe and Evolution is described from structure to consciousness. It is suggested that there is no need for a supranatural substance to guide these evolutionary steps.
01.05.02 A Site Search Engine is added
As this Website contains now more than 175 pages, a search engine became most useful. The nice PicoSearch link is added. 27.04.02 Homo Divinus, an Evolutionary Advantage [by Larry HAGERTY]
Meditating about the fight between Jewish soldiers against Muslim hostages at Bethlehem, in the very birthplace of Christ, Larry Hagerty presents a sensible thought about our transition from homo -so called- sapiens, to a new homo divinus, a more godlike human. 21.04.02 The procedure of Conceptual Integration
The intellectual process of integration, central in each important mental activity, is described in some detail. 17.04.02 Teilhard's Approach to Creation [by Brian COWAN]
A good synthesis of Teilhard's remarkable view on the creation process, in which he tries to unite traditional (but transcendented) Christian concepts and the scientific data undelying his Evolution theory. 15.04.02 Supernaturalism vs. Enriched Naturalism
Can the ancient and still current controversy between one or two natures (matter and spirit) be resolved? An integrative approach, suggesting a more correct definition of naturalism and a more strict definition of spiritual phenomena, is suggested. Teilhard is described as a supernaturalist. 14.04.02 An introduction to David Bohm and the The Implicate Order [by Beatrix MURRELL]
David Bohm,one of the leading quantum physicists of our age,linked a formidable knowledge of the history and philosophy of science to his keen experience as a physicist. 12.04.02 What is Reality? a remarkable surreal experience [conceived by Peter RUSSELL]
Added to our Feelings Links List 08.04.02 Printer-friendly versions of the texts will be added from now on.
As several regular visitors asked for. 02.04.02 The Christian Inspiration of the Works of Teilhard [by Brian COWAN]
Proceeding step by step, the author sketches some of the most Christianly inspired theories of Teilhard, and then, looking foran explanation for this Christian inspiration, suggests this may be found in a combination of his youth at home and the spirituality of the Jesuit Company to which he belonged. Edited 7/4/02 01.04.02 Inertia and Minimal Responsibility: the major obstacle to Synergy and the Noosphere
What's wrong with major social revolutions, and do we risk the same outcome when we'll move towards the Noosphere, now that the Internet is granting us unlimited facilities to converge and to elaborate a global vision and cooperation? -- Introducing the iGroup Idea. 30.03.02 An evaluation of some aspects of the vision of Teilhard
An extensive comment by Anthony Judge
What's positive and what's still missing in Teilhard's vision? An evaluation from a postmodern standpoint. 26.03.02 Biology and Religion [by Brian COWAN]
Teilhard states that biology evolves without special borders into human socialization, of which religion is an important part. Hence religion behaves like a biological phylum. 14.03.02 The evolution of Consciousness
Consciousness and the Noosphere can be considered as the current form of the universal need for an Internal Organizing Principle, developing together with Complexification. A study of some important trends within this Noosphere. 10.03.02 The Global Mind Hypothesis
Is the next Step in the Evolution of the Universe a Superman, a Global Brain or a Global Mind? 08.03.02 The Classic Art Gallery
A selection of classic paintings that provoke a "Noospheric" thrill --at least to me.
03.03.02 Life After Death
Some hypotheses, unscientific and scientific, are discussed. The important Noospheric notion of Global Mind is introduced. 03.03.02 Consciousness
Consciousness scientifically defined within the frame of Evolutionary processes. 02.03.02 The Sense of Life and Existence
The age-old question of the sense of existence may get a plausible answer from the combined, integrated contributions of Evolutionism and modern psychology. [extended 07.08.02] 02.03.02 The Optimal way of human functioning (elaborated)
What kind of ideal personality modern psychology, enhanced with the insights of evolutionism, seems to suggest? 28.02.02 Beyond the Evolving Universe (incl. the creation hypothesis)
Is it possible to discuss and hypothesize about creation, God, design and related topics without falling into the traps of emotionally charged disputes and prejudices? 27.02.02 A little history of the Internet
The development of the Internet and the WWW is a remarkable story, illustrating the opposite of some traditional concepts about modern progress. 20.02.02 A thumbnail reel is added to view the Surreal and the Abstract Art Collections.
February 2002: Number of texts extended. Several pages on Evolution and related topics.
January 2002: The Abstract Noospheric Art Gallery is started. The same enthousiastic reaction by the artists.
December 2001: The Surreal Noospheric Art Gallery is started. All invited artists granted the use of their art.
- The Canadian musician Daniel Bouliane offers us his track Noosphère to illustrate our site.
- The Belgian painter Michel Flamme offers us an artistic impression of the Integration Symbol.
- First regular mailing to announce major additions to this site
October 2001: Construction of the main introductory pages and the Visionary Gallery
18 September 2001: Installation of this website under its new name The Noosphere Network at noosphere.cc
September 2001: Thorough exploration of the WWW to find some high ranked Noosphere and Teilhard links
20 August 2001: Start of the construction of this Site under its previous URL: www.psy.cc/gts.html The original name was: Global Teilhardian Society
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