Download PDF or read online The Evolving Self Book by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and published by Harpercollins. This book was released on 1993 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The author of Flow demonstrates how, with a scientific base to morality, we can transcend cultural and evolutionary programming and become more complex, integrated individuals, working for the common good. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Download PDF or read online From Being to Doing Book by Humberto R Maturana and published by Carl-Auer Verlag. This book was released on 2004-09-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : At the beginning of the last century, physicists revolutionised the scientific view of the world. Today biologists are radically transforming our understanding of the processes of life and cognition. Probing the mysteries of the mind, they have been able to prove that, in the act of knowing, the observer and the observed, subject and object, are inextricably enmeshed. The world we live in is not independent from us; we literally bring it forth ourselves. One of the protagonists of this new kind of thinking is the internationally renowned neurobiologist and systems theorist Humberto R. Maturana who was interviewed for several weeks by Bernhard Poerksen, journalist, and communication scientist. In this book, they explore the limits of our cognitive powers, discuss the truth in perception, the biology of love, and give, all in all, an introduction to systemic thinking that is down to earth, imaginative, and rich in anecdote.
Download PDF or read online The Evolution of a Vow: Obedience as Decision Making in Communion Book by Judith Schaefer and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2009 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : For centuries, the vow of obedience has been at the heart of religious life. With the renewal efforts of Vatican II, the vow has been dramatically restructured but not theologically re-envisioned. The Evolution of a Vow: Obedience as Decision Making in Communion addresses the changes in the vow and proposes a renewed theology that supports the living out of obedience in the twenty-first century. Obedience-in-communion, as a theological proposal, invites vowed religious to create a pattern of limitless listening that everywhere seeks the call of God to communion. Against the horizon of communion, obedience becomes the singular thread of grace by which vowed religious become who they are called to be.
Download PDF or read online America on the Couch Book by Pythia Peay and published by Lantern Books. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What lies behind America’s historic romance with the gun? Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change? What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re-imagine our vision of the United States as the “Promised Land” and “The City on the Hill” to reflect a multiculturalism that offers “the last, best hope” for the world? In a two-decades long journey through the American psyche, depth journalist Pythia Peay has asked these and many more questions of no fewer than thirty-six of the world’s leading psychologists and psychoanalysts. From Robert Jay Lifton to Marion Woodman, A. Thomas McLellan to Judith V. Jordan, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to June Singer, and James Hillman to Mary Pipher, the thinkers in America on the Couch discuss violence, addiction, the environment, capitalism and consumerism, politics and power, and the soul of America. The result is a uniquely comprehensive, wide-ranging, and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at war, as it confronts the shadows of the American century and charts its way into an uncertain, multi-polar future. Featuring Stephen Aizenstat, John Beebe , Bonnie Bright, Gary S. Bobroff , Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Philip Cushman, Larry Decker, Raymond De Young, Edward Edinger, Michael Eigen, Stephen J. Foster, Charles Grob, Bud Harris, A. Chris Heath, James Hillman, Judith V. Jordan, Donald Kalsched, Robert J. Langs, Linda Schierse Leonard, Harriet Lerner, Robert Jay Lifton, A. Thomas McLellan, Thomas Moore, Ginette Paris, Mary Pipher, Ernest Rossi, Andrew Samuels, Erel Shalit, June Singer, Thomas Singer, Lawrence Staples, Murray Stein, Charles B. Strozier, Paul Wachtel, Karen B. Walant, Marion Woodman, and Luigi Zoja.
Download PDF or read online Transcultural Management Dictionary: English - German Book by Gebhard Deissler and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Document from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, , language: English, abstract: This bilingual dictionary of English terms and concepts from the field of intercultural communication and management with their German adaptation is based on extractions from state-of-the-art intercultural literature (see Literature in the annex) and personal investigation. It responds to the needs of students and practitioners in the field. It is by no means meant to be exhaustive, but it rather is work in progress. I have tried to attribute all important concepts to their authors and I sincerely apologize, should anyone have been omitted and request the permission to lay the foundation - on the basis of their myriad contributions - for an intercultural/transcultural terminological resource to benefit the intercultural community and those who are interested in the sustainable management of the 21st century global environment with its myriad cultural challenges. Dieses zweisprachige interkulturelle Referenzwörterbuch mit englisch-deutschem Paralleltext beinhaltet Begriffe und Konzepte aus dem Bereich der interkulturellen Kommunikation und des interkulturellen und transkulturellen Managements. Es repräsentiert die in der maßgeblichen internationalen Literatur, insbesondere der englischsprachigen, verwendeten Fachterminologie, sowie die persönliche Erfahrung des Autors. Jedoch ist diese terminologische Ressource für Interkulturalisten weniger eine umfassende Erfassung und Darstellung der heterogenen terminologischen Welt dieses noch jungen Forschungsbereiches, als vielmehr work in progress.
Download PDF or read online Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Problem Solving Book by M. Afzalur Rahim and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this volume, M. Afzalur Rahim gathers ten contributions covering a diverse range of topics. These include Type III error in medical decision making, a theoretical model of social intelligence, a structural equations model of social intelligence, servant theory of leadership, entrepreneurial motives and orientations, stress and strain among self-employed and organizationally employed employees, a theory of communication nexus, foreign direct investment from emerging markets, operations and strategy of healthcare management, and knowledge recipients and knowledge transfer.international perspectives.
Download PDF or read online The Evolution of Cultural Entities Book by Michael Wheeler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Ever since Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws and theories seem to evolve through variation, selection and replication. These essays consider whether this comparison is just a metaphor.
Download PDF or read online Meditation and the Evolution of Cosmic Consciousness Book by Don Ayre, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W. and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-03-11 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is about the little-known fact that there are four different kinds of meditation—Witness Meditation, Transformative Meditation, Discursive Meditation, and Transcendental Meditation. More often, each kind of meditation is promoted and practiced apart from the others. But combined as a process, they lead to cosmic consciousness and more loving attitude toward one’s self and planet Earth. Instead of the violence of interpersonal competition and environmental exploitation so prevalent today, the ideals of peace, justice, and harmony can become the new reality given a more integrated approach to life’s material, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual realms of experience. But in spite of the enormous advances in technology, we are still caught up in unwinnable wars that cost lives and resources of all the participants; we are still confronted by the injustices of social and economic controls that have most recently resulted in meltdowns; and we are still faced with that seemingly unsolvable environmental problems that are plaguing our planet today . Seemingly, the leadership of our global community is failing us. So it’s up to us as individuals. Meditation and the Evolution of Cosmic Consciousness is not a how-to book, however. It is an attempt to identify the process in a way that can be imitated. To do so, Don Ayre has reviewed his private practice as a family and child therapist and the writings of a number of historical figures that he recognizes as “great minds” for evidences of cosmic consciousness that can be used to build a living model. Ayre invites his readers to examine their uses of meditation and the writings of their favorite authors to contribute their thoughts and ideas that will assist with the evolution of cosmic consciousness.
Download PDF or read online Conscious Evolution, Revised Edition Book by Barbara Marx Hubbard and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2015-01-25 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A Seminal Work of Visionary Hope, Updated for the 21st Century In this era of government gridlock, economic and ecological devastation, and seemingly intractable global violence, our future is ever more ripe for — and in need of — fresh, creative reimagining. With her clear-eyed, inspiring, and sweeping vision of a possible global renaissance in the new millennium, Barbara Marx Hubbard shows us that our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, universal humanity. This is our finest hour. Conscious Evolution highlights the tremendous potential of newfound scientific knowledge, technological advances, and compassionate spirituality and illustrates the opportunities that each of us has to fully participate in this exciting stage of human history. As we do, we will bring forth all that is within us and not only save ourselves, but evolve our world. “Barbara Marx Hubbard has given us an extraordinary guide to an enlightened society. If enough of us read this book, something phenomenal will emerge.” — Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love “Read this book and cocreate the new American renaissance.” — Eric Utne, founder of Utne Reader “An urgent call to action from one of the truly great visionaries of our time.” — Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God
Download PDF or read online Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence And Learning, And Complexity - Volume I Book by L. Douglas Kiel and published by EOLSS Publications. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity is the component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity in the Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources provides the latest scientific insights into the evolution of complexity in both the natural and social realms. Emerging perspectives from the fields of knowledge management, computer-based simulation and the organizational sciences are presented as tools for understanding and supporting this evolving complexity and the earth's life support systems. These three volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Download PDF or read online Experiencing 'Flow' in Jazz Performance Book by Elina Hytönen-Ng and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The term 'flow' refers to experiences where the musician moves into a consciousness in which time seems to be suspended and perception of reality is blurred by unconscious forces. An essential part of the jazz tradition, which often serves as the foundation of the musician's identity, flow is recognised within the greater jazz community as a critical factor in accomplished musicianship. Flow as a concept is so deeply embedded in the scene that these experiences are not generally discussed. It contributes to the musicians' work motivation, providing a vital level of satisfaction and accomplishment. The power of the experience, consciously or unconsciously, has given rise to the creation of heroic images, in which jazz musicians are seen as being bold, yet vulnerable, strong and masculine, but still capable of expressing emotions. In this discourse, musicians are pictured as people constantly putting themselves on the line, exposing themselves and their hearts to one another as well as to the audience. Heroic profiles are richly constructed within the jazz scene, and their incorporation into narratives of flow suggests that such images are inseparable from jazz. It is thus unclear how far the musicians are simply reporting personal experience as opposed to unconsciously perpetuating a profoundly internalised mythology. Drawing on eighteen interviews conducted with professional jazz musicians from around the world, Elina Hytönen-Ng examines the fundamentals of the phenomenon of flow in jazz that has led to this genre's popularity. Furthermore, she draws on how flow experiences are viewed and constructed by jazz musicians, the meanings they attach to it, and the quality of music that it inspires.
Download PDF or read online Future Consciousness Book by Thomas Lombardo and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-27 with total page 834 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : How do our unique conscious minds reflect and amplify nature’s vast evolutionary process? This book provides a scientifically informed, psychologically holistic approach to understanding and enhancing our future consciousness, serving as a guide for creating a realistic, constructive, and ethical future. Thomas Lombardo reveals how we can flourish in the flow of evolution and create a prosperous future for ourselves, human society and the planet.
Download PDF or read online Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic Book by Kennon M. Sheldon and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2008-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Self-determination theory is grounded in the belief that people work best and are happiest when they feel that they are in control of their own lives. This invaluable book explains the ramifications of the theory and provides clinical examples to show that it can be used to motivate patients undergoing treatment for such physical or psychological issues as diabetes management, smoking cessation, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. The first part of the book provides historical background to self-determination theory, showing that it is humanistically oriented and has three decades of empirical research behind it. In the process, the authors discuss why humanistic psychology fell out of favor in academic psychology; why “self-help” and New Age books have such perennial popularity; and why it is so important for authorities to support patients’ sense of self. The remainder of the book presents many specific case examples to describe the theory’s application.
Download PDF or read online Memetics and Evolutionary Economics Book by Michael P. Schlaile and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-12-21 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book explores the question of whether and how meme theory or “memetics” can be fruitfully utilized in evolutionary economics and proposes an approach known as “economemetics” which is a combination of meme theory and complexity theory that has the potential to combat the fragmentation of evolutionary economics while re-connecting the field with cultural evolutionary theory. By studying the intersection of cultural and economic evolution, complexity economics, computational economics, and network science, the authors establish a connection between memetics and evolutionary economics at different levels of investigation. The book first demonstrates how a memetic approach to economic evolution can help to reveal links and build bridges between different but complementary concepts in evolutionary economics. Secondly, it shows how organizational memetics can help to capture the complexity of organizational culture using meme mapping. Thirdly, it presents an agent-based simulation model of knowledge diffusion and assimilation in innovation networks from a memetic perspective. The authors then use agent-based modeling and social network analysis to evaluate the diffusion pattern of the Ice Bucket Challenge as an example of a “viral meme.” Lastly, the book discusses the central issues of agency, creativity, and normativity in the context of economemetics and suggests promising avenues for further research.
Download PDF or read online Enough Book by Betty Jane Wylie and published by Wood Lake Publishing Inc.. This book was released on 1998 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Have you ever wondered how you can simplify your life, enjoy greater spiritual fulfilment, and still pay off the mortgage, put your kids through college, and save enough for retirement? You don't need to starve yourself to live a simpler life. There is such a thing as having enough, and Betty Jane Wylie addresses that very issue while examining options for living simply in her latest book, 'Enough'.
Download PDF or read online Lifeskills Book by Dr. Redford Williams and published by Harmony. This book was released on 2010-06-09 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Here are the eight skills this book will help you master: 1. Identify your thoughts and feelings: how to tap into your feelings, especially the negative ones 2. Evaluate your negative feelings, negative thoughts, and options: how to decide when to take action 3. Communicate better: how to be a more effective listener and speaker 4. Empathize with others to understand their behavior: how to appreciate a situation from someone else's point of view 5. Do problem-solving: how to define the problem, generate alternatives, and evaluate the outcomes 6. Practice assertion: how to get others to do what you want 7. Practice acceptance: how to back off without feeling like a failure 8. Emphasize the positive: how to build better relationships using a proven ratio of positive to negative interactions Lifeskills shows how building better relationships is an essential part of preserving health--and offers eight clear steps anyone can use to make that happen.
Download PDF or read online Rapt Book by Winifred Gallagher and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-04-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A revolutionary look at how what we pay attention to determines how we experience life Acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher's Rapt makes the radical argument that much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. Rapt introduces a diverse cast of characters, from researchers to artists to ranchers, to illustrate the art of living the interested life. As their stories show, by focusing on the most positive and productive elements of any situation, you can shape your inner experience and expand your world. By learning to focus, you can improve your concentration, broaden your inner horizons, and most important, feel what it means to be fully alive.