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Emergency to Emergence: How Holistic Science and the WholeWorld-View can help us to heal our world

Course dates: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 to Sunday, 27 May, 2018
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Our fragmented beliefs of reality – the seeming separation of the world - me from you, us from ‘them’ and ‘we’ from Nature have driven us into harmful behaviours that have led to emergencies in various global systems. Until now science has stated that the appearance of separation is real – and that the physical world is the only reality. Instead an emergent WholeWorld-view based on holistic science is revealing that that which we call reality is not only fundamentally interconnected but also ultimately unified. In this course we will understand, experience and embody how such awareness in our being of unity, expressed through diversity but not separation has the potential to transform these global emergencies into an emergence of our conscious evolution.

At a Glance

• See the whole in seemingly fragmented parts of reality
• Overcome dualistic understandings of matter and mind
• Learn about latest scientific findings that point to a unified world across different scales of existence

About This Course

Emergence is a process in which many different potentials come together in a whole identity. For example, the quality of the water cycle which produces a balanced rainfall is emergent from the relationships between trees, clouds, soil and other elements. It cannot be predicted from the properties of these elements separately. By considering the water cycle only in terms of its ‘separate’ elements instead leads to the kind of emergency of extreme weather events and desertified and flooded landscapes we see today. Quantum theory and biological systems give other examples of the emergent way in which possibilities synchronise into whole identities.

What is Holistic Science?
The starting point for Holistic Science is the relation of the whole to its parts. Normally we imagine the whole as something already there and the parts as the logical constituents. Holistic Science follows a long tradition, where the whole comes into being through the part; and the part is representative of the whole. One cannot understand the whole without the part or the part without the whole, just as there is no river without the water and no water without the river, or, one cannot understand the tree separate from the leaf, or the leaf separate from the tree. Yet each leaf and each tree are different and a good scientist begins by accepting that the whole and the part are in a dynamic interaction and there is a freedom which allows the meaning of its identity to appear.

We can play with the whole and the part, before they are actually committed to a form, to a definitive relation. The circular definition of whole and part is between two statements:





What is the emergent WholeWorld-View?
The latest scientific evidence across many fields of research and scales of existence shows that our Universe exists and evolves as a unified whole entity. Information (which is dynamic and patterned in-formation of the parts) is fundamental to physical reality, more primary than energy, matter, space and time. Rather than viewing consciousness as something we experience at different levels of self-awareness, an emergent WholeWorld-view is pointing to consciousness (the experience of becoming the fullness of our potential in our evolving Universe) as the essential nature of what we and the whole world are. Experimentally, it’s progressively demonstrating that mind literally is matter - and matter is mind -  and the perceived duality of our Universe, as perennial wisdom has told us, is its expression and not its fundamental nature.

In this course we will explore both conceptually and experientially:
• The roots of our current emergencies
• Latest scientific findings across many fields of research and across different scales of existence that are revealing a WholeWorld-view
• The background dimension of the living whole through which the parts of the study, practice and research can come to meaning together
• How the emerging WholeWorld-view (based on Dr Currivan's book The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation) is scientifically supporting the notion of the Universe as a living whole - and of reality as being essentially unified
• Exercises and practices for experiencing and embodying the WholeWorld-view of unity awareness
• Goethe’s methods of meeting the whole through the parts, in theory and practice
• The water cycle joining elements of forest, river and climate
• Tagore and Elmhirst’s vision of unity at Dartington translated into a modern expression
• Tools for learning to “see the whole” in practical examples of research and projects
• Finding the whole from the diversity of projects within the participant group

Dr Jude Currivan

Dr Jude Currivan

Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, healer, futurist and author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Reading researching ancient cosmologies.  After a corporate career culminating in the mid-1990s in her being the Group Finance Director of two major international companies and one of the most senior business women in the UK, she chose to pursue a calling to serve the emergence of a global shift of awareness. She is a life-long researcher into the nature of reality and integrates leading-edge science, consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic wholeworld-view which underpins her work to empower unity awareness to facilitate transformational resolutions to our collective and planetary issues. In 2014 she was invited to become a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She is the author of 6 non-fiction books, most recently The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation the first of the Transformation trilogy.

Philip Franses

Philip Franses

Senior Lecturer Holistic Science at Schumacher College
Born in 1958 in England, Philip studied mathematics at New College Oxford from 1976 to 1980. Academia’s dull explanation of the world inspired Philip on a counter-journey into the depths of experience, travelling and a re-sensitisation to quality. In 2005, after a fifteen-year career designing intelligent software, culminating in a programme now used in The Netherlands by all Dutch courts, Philip had a chance encounter with Satish Kumar and was moved to come to Schumacher as an MSc student. In 2009 Philip joined the faculty on the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College and has been teaching as Senior Lecturer since then. Now Philip is moving to develop the application of Holistic Science in the world.

Philip began and edits the Holistic Science Journal. He is Director of the Flow Partnership and is the author of Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order (Floris Books)

£ 595.00
Course fees include all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Thursday to Sunday afternoon and includes three nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.