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Patterning Instinct: Recognizing and Reshaping Our Patterns of Meaning

Course dates: 
Monday, 11 June, 2018 to Friday, 15 June, 2018

Based on themes from Jeremy Lent’s recent book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, this course explores whether the patterns of Western cognition have played a role in the current state of the world.   Participants will learn how to recognize their own patterns of cognition and explore how, through developing alternative frames of meaning, we can each play a part in redirecting humanity’s trajectory toward a more flourishing future.

At a Glance

• Explore the deeper causes for our society’s current crisis
• Investigate the hidden patterns of thought that form your own worldview
• Discover the part you can play in helping transition culture to a flourishing future
 


About This Course

How long can we continue to exploit the earth’s resources at such a rate that our global civilization could face a total collapse.  How did we get here? And what can we do to steer our civilization to a future of sustainable flourishing?

This interactive course will take participants on an “archaeology of the mind,” unravelling the deep layers of values and ideas that form our modern worldview, along with an embodied immersion into what it might mean to live the patterns of flourishing.

Based on themes from Jeremy Lent’s recent book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, this course gives participants an opportunity to re-evaluate how they think about the world.

What will participants gain:

  • Discover the underpinnings of Western cognition that have led to our current crisis
  • Identify these patterns in their own minds, and in the practices of mainstream society
  • Explore metaphors and practices that are more in harmony with living systems
  • Generate new patterns of thought to shift society towards a flourishing future

 

Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent is an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. His recently published book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview, both scientifically rigorous and intrinsically meaningful, that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the earth.

More info: www.jeremylent.com and www.liology.org

Elizabeth Ferguson

Elizabeth Ferguson Ph.D., is founder of Climate Compassion, dedicated to shifting culture toward a life-sustaining society through community events, workshops, and trainings.  She holds a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and was a consultant in Silicon Valley for over a decade. She has practiced for many years as a coach and consultant to change agents helping to transform culture, and currently focuses on building capacity and resilience through embodied practice, regenerative design, and compassionate community.
More info: www.climatecompassion.org

Fee: 
£ 595.00
Course fees include private accommodation, all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon, and includes four nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure. We ask you to arrive between 11:30 - 1 on the first day of your course so that the group can begin the experience by dining together. We recommend attending this course as a fully residential participant however for you may choose to book as a non-residential participant. Please call 01803 847237 for more details.