Spring 2002

EXLORING A NEW REALITY PRINCIPLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

co-sponsored by:
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE for INTEGRAL STUDIES
CRANE DANCE NETWORK
g2 INSTITUTE for INTEGRAL

AESTHETICS 
INSTITUTE of NOETIC SCIENCE S
3220 SACRAMENTO STREET
 SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

“Art degraded, imagination denied, war govern’d the nations.”
– William Blake

Tuesday, February 5
California Institute of Integral Studies, Namaste Hall 1453 Mission Street, SF
DARK NIGHT, EARLY DAWN
Chris Bache, award-winning professor, Director of Transformative Learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, author of Lifecycles and Dark Night, Early Dawn, will explore the interplay of deep inner work and collective social transformation. As humanity enters the dark night of our collective soul, the magnitude of the crisis confronting us and the fractal dynamics of consciousness seem to be opening new possibilities for leveraging social change through work in deep states of consciousness. “Dark Night, Early Dawn is the most important book I have read in recent Years,” Richard Tarnas.

Tuesday, March 5
California Institute for Integral Studies, Namaste Hall 1453 Mission Street, SF
REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange – an international human rights organization – will speak on the future rebuilding of Afghanistan. Recently returned from a four-woman delegation to the war ravaged country, she will tell of the conditions she found there and discuss a strategy for reconstruction that focuses on “education, health, and job opportunities, inclusion of women in government, and locally based programs for income generation that do not put Afghanistan into environmentally dangerous industries or exploit its labor for the benefit of U.S. corporations.”

Tuesday, April 2
California Institute for Integral Studies, Namaste Hall 1453 Mission Street, SF
MAKING DEMOCRACY: PEOPLE’S MOVEMENTS, CULTURAL SURVIVAL AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE IN INDIA
Angana P. Chatterji, Visiting Professor in the Social and Cultural Anthropology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, has been working with postcolonial social movements in India toward enabling participatory democracy for social and ecological justice since 1984. Focusing on current social movements in India, her talk will address some of the issues and contradictions in cultural survival, globalization, livelihood, secularism, human rights and democracy.

Monday, May 6
3220 Sacramento Street
(sponsored by The Presidio Alliance)
TIME AND THE TECHNOSPHERE:
THE LAW OF TIME IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, whole systems scientist, artist and author of many books including Earth Ascending, The Mayan Factor and the forthcoming Time and the Technosphere, will explore the significance of the world shattering 9-11 event from the fourth-dimensional lens of the Law of Time. Joined by his wife and co-discoverer, Lloydine Arguelles, he will demonstrate how the event created a fissure in the artificial technophere, opening to the noosphere – the Earth’s mental envelope- and pose the solution: We must make a choice to leave the old time of war and enter the new time of peace. A new calendar will make all the difference in the world.

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