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Recovering Coherency in Politics and Society through Dialogue

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Event Series Event Series: Infinite Potential– Summer Series

August 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm CEST

poster for Infinite Potential: Exploring the Life and Work of David Bohm – Summer Series

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Recovering Coherency in Politics and Society through Dialogue

with Glenn Parry 

August 2 at 18:00 (CEST) for a 2-hour live session

The main reason we are divided in politics is not only polarization between parties, or fragmentation within the parties, but because of how we think. We tend to think in partial fragments, not in contextual wholes. David Bohm was keenly aware of this. Bohm was also aware that this lack of coherency was not necessarily the case in Indigenous cultures that have a history of shared meaning and participatory consciousness. In the USA, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy had a profound effect on the very idea to unite the states and also on the foundational values of liberty, equality, and natural rights enshrined in the US Constitution—and then on the unwritten rules of engagement that govern political protocols. The latter influence arguably was what prevented the country from lapsing into fascism, at least until now. Sadly, authoritarian governments are now on the rise across the globe. In honor of David Bohm’s far-reaching vision, how do we begin to restore coherency in government and society? How do we make America and the world sacred again?

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, of Basque, Aragon Spanish, and Jewish descent, is the author of Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again (SelectBooks, 2020) and Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Press, 2015). Parry is an educator, ecopsychologist, and political philosopher whose passion is to reform thinking and education into a coherent, cohesive whole. The founder and past president of the SEED Institute, Parry is currently the president of the think tank: Circle for Original Thinking. Parry organized and participated in the groundbreaking Language of Spirit Conferences from 1999 – 2011 that brought together Native and Western scientists in dialogue, moderated by Leroy Little Bear. He has appeared in several documentary films, including Journey to Turtle Island, a biographic piece exploring David Peat’s life and participation in the dialogue circles by Spanish filmmaker Miryam Servet. Parry is a  member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Theosophical Society as part of a life-long interest in bridging the arts and sciences.

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August 2, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CEST
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