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Can Exceptional Experience Help Save the World?
March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
This conference will explore applying the insights from process philosophy and transpersonal psychology to the issues we are facing today. How can we bring our understandings into the world to create a more sustainable, just, and humane civilization for future generations?
Our aim will be to explore how Whitehead’s metaphysics can be applied to connect insights from transpersonal psychology with fostering sustainable, ecological civilization. We see this as an opportunity to build strategic relationships and develop some mechanisms for the social change necessary for humanity to not only survive, but thrive. Some basic questions we plan to explore are: How can we best understand exceptional experience? How can we more fully integrate such experience into science and culture? How can exceptional experience be leveraged to address the global crisis?