Month: April 2015

Doing vs. Knowing

  Doing, what we do, arises out of a set of unconscious processes that comprise the mandala. Being is the way we are, the “core self.” Milieu is where we are, the all-inclusive nature of our unique, particular environment. Seeing isthe way we see the world, a largely unconscious process; what we see is the conscious component arising out of this process. Knowing isthe way we come to know, a largely unconscious process as well. What we know (and think) is its conscious component. Each aspect profoundly affects the others. Seeing affects knowing, which affects being. The way we “are” affects milieu which affects the way we are. What we do arises out of these, filtered somewhat by the threshold of consciousness. In seeking to fulfill its mission, La Terre Integral Center recognizes the affective aspects of the mandala. To change doing, to change what we do, requires changes in aspects of the mandala. Changes in the way we see and come to know the world can change doing, as can changes in the way …

Philosophy

The mission of La Terre Integral Center is to discover and utilize methods for discerning the nature of all human relationships: those between self and the human Other, those between self and the non-human Other, those between self and the godhead: the Wholly Other, and those between self and earth-as-resource, the source of all life. At this stage of Earth evolution, the good life for all beings seems to arise out of the nature of those relationships. Discerning relationships becomes enhancing and enriching them and through that process we ostensibly begin to become fully human and attain humanness. Through that process we might attain a profound sense of happiness in life-lived, from nadir-low to zenith-high. Through that process we might create and grow human niches-milieus within which humans and their non-human neighbors can thrive. Through that process we might begin to attain a viable, sustainable, and perhaps even peaceful human mode of life on Earth. It all begins, though, with the individual and a path with heart. That’s the starting point. What path could be …

THE EARTH CIRCLE EXHIBIT

The Earth Circle Exhibit is a traveling exhibit, a circle of art, consisting of twelve artworks in varying media, each created under the umbrella of multiple ecological themes. The overall theme, Art As Pedagogy, suggests that through art reality can be addressed and ostensibly shaped. The ECE is an ideal art exhibit for display at colleges, universities, and high schools. A lecture accompanies the exhibit.

BIO-INTEGRAL ASSAYS

Bio-Integral Assays is a workshop that includes a detailed rubric for assaying the ecology of forest-wetlands, estuary, college campus, and city ecosystems. Participants assay the biota and matrix as individuals before shifting to context in a profound shift to ecological thinking for assaying the hows and whys of ecosystems. A viable enrichment for classes in nature philosophy, environmental education, and ecology at the college or advanced high school level.

LA TERRE OUTDOOR LEARNING SYSTEMS

La Terre outdoor learning systems offers education consultin services to facilitate the use of compus facilities (especially primary and secondary schools) and parks as multi-disciplinary outdoor learning tools including teacher in-service workshops, teaching materials, development of outdoor math and science laboratories, interpretive nature trails, etc.

La Terre Integral Center

La Terre Integral Center is an educational organization offering a variety of consulting services and workshops congruent to the mission. Services offered both on-site at La Terre and off-site, on campuses, etc. For more information about these offerings or any other, please contact James@laterreintegralcenter.org

The Alchemy of Mythic Enactment 5. Enacting a Human Niche

Date: TBA.  10AM – 6PM. Facilitator: James Inabinet, PhD.  Cost: $25 Enacting a Human Niche extends the mythos of niche by developing actual skills for creating niche, seeking optimum modalities–where and how it CAN go.  This requires situating oneself within a prospective niche including considerations of history and place.  historical considerations include situating oneself within personal origins (family history) and the origins of the entire cosmos (big history).  Place considerations include the where​ of an individual’s prospective human niche and the overall bioregion within which any place is situated.

The Alchemy of Mythic Enactment 4. A Mythos of Niche

Date: TBA.  10AM – 6PM. ​Facilitator: James Inabinet, PhD.  Cost: $25 Mythos of Niche enables discerning rudiments of the shifting sands of niche.  niche is contextual, depending on who, where, and when.  Discernment involves analyzing where we have been thrown, where we are as who we are and when.  viewing everything around us from the perspective of “gift” facilitates discerning and enacting various modes of comportment for places.

The Alchemy of Mythic Enactment 3. Mythos of Becoming: Masks of Comportment

Date: TBA.  10AM – 6PM.   ​Facilitator: James Inabinet, PhD.  Cost: $25 A series of exercises that enables one to begin the discernment of a fully-human path, one to be enacted by walking it.  Exercises facilitate the development of the feeling-function, a non-sensory mode of perception indispensable for discerning a personal path with heart,  a ways and means for enacting humanness by acting spontaneously vis-a-vis the emerging future.

The Alchemy of Mythic Enactment 2. Mythos of Being: Shield-Making

Date: TBA.  10AM – 6 PM. ​Facilitator: James Inabinet, PhD.  Cost: $25 Shield enables one to codify and chart gifts, intelligences, and deeply-held predilections that point to a unique series of character archetypes, to be discerned and strategically placed onto visual Shield pattern.  When appropriately used, the shield provides a clearing for authenticity that can only arise when you know you.