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Deliberately Developmental Spaces: a key to addressing the Metacrisis?

The piece reflects Life Itself’s experience with practically creating developmental spaces in the last five years as well as our research, discussions and engagement with many others. We especially acknowledge ongoing discussions with Tomas Bjorkman and colleagues (whose terminology, borrowed from Robert Kegan’s ‘Deliberately Developmental Organisation’, we have unashamedly adopted and built on) as well […]

Culturology Ontology Wisdom

Announcing the next Imaginary Society Forum with Jeremy Lent

We are excited to welcome acclaimed author Jeremy Lent to the next online Imaginary Society Forum on 9th September 2021. The Zoom session will run for 1.5 hours starting at 5pm CEST/11am EDT. The Forum will see Life Itself co-founder Rufus Pollock discuss with Jeremy his work and its implications for humanity’s future, before giving […]

Institute Ontology

Ontological Politics – A Preface

Ontological Politics is one of our initiatives here at Life Itself and a topic I have been working on for some time. This preface is part of my (in progress) book on the subject. Politics almost always becomes an “in order to”. Never itself. And this robs it of possibility. As an “in order to” […]

Institute Ontology Open Revolution

Can digital businesses thrive and have a mindful culture?

“We know that the bottom line of business is profit. But to profit means “to benefit from.” … there’s nothing wrong with making money. It’s possible to make money in a way that is not destructive, that promotes more social justice and more understanding and lessens the suffering that exists all around us. To do this, we […]

Book Notes Ontology

Notes on McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary

Notes on McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. This is an exceptional and extraordinary book. Its breadth and learning are awe-inspiring. Its topic of profound importance, its argument fascinating, thought-provoking and compelling. It defies categorisation: it is a work of reasoned ontology that bridges science and […]