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 The New Economy seen from an Spiral Dynamics Integral perspective

ECONOMIC PEACE through resilient design with Said E. Dawlabani 

streamed July 24, 2015

TIME STAMPS

11:04 Is our monetary system, based on debt and fiat currency, holding our civilizations back from allowing second-tier thinking to dominate?
14:36 what are some of the most promising, encouraging trends in the current development of second-tier (yellow) integrative consciousness on the part of organizations?
18:58 There are two sayings relevant to this topic: 1: If you want peace, work for justice. 2: Ya’ gotta wanna. I’ve posted this incendiary piece that, curiously enough, is relevant to this topic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvlvH…
27:34 Could you comment on “resilience” in relation to the future of the internet? Especially in relation to the development of “second tier” businesses, such as google.
38:16 – I’d asked Said yesterday if he’d discuss his perspective involving what “resilience might look like in respect to the practical design of BLUE institutions
44:02 So many jobs are being automated these days. It seems like an exponential curve of accelerating trends where the new digitally empowered technologies are replacing human labour. In that light, how can any future currency be based on human resources? And how to distribute wealth so that even the unemployed can afford to purchase the products of automated factories?
46:25 Some observers have noted that, when it comes to change, business is typically among the first to respond, followed by other institutions, with academia following and government last. Where do you see economic systems falling in this cascade?
51:16 Have you read Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics? What do you think about moving into a gifting economy in the far future?
56:23 What’s the book title again?
59:17 What are techniques or practices you would encourage people to have in order to go up the spiral in spiral dynamics?

The Wisdom Factory has hosted a conversation with +Said E. Dawlabani entitled *A New Economy For Peace*  , See the video posted here nearby.

About Said E. Dawlabani 

Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, author, and public speaker. His most recent book MEMEnomics has been compared to the works of Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet. He is a leading authority in the applications of the value systems framework to evolutionary economics and corporate change.  Said is also the COO of the Center for Human Emergence Middle East, a think tank that frames the sociopolitical challenges facing the region through the prism of “Peace Through Human Development”, a sustainability approach for a prosperous and peaceful Middle East.

A New Economy for Peace with Said Dawlabani

streamed July 8, 2015

Streamed live on Nov 20, 2015

 

First hand information from people who are familiar with the area

Time Stamps
12:20 An explanation of the value systems that clarify so much of the trouble; Nafiz begins.
14:00 “Palestinians feel no security from the Palestinian Authority.” No stability. Radicals do not acknowledge credibility of neither the Palestinian Authority, nor Hamas, nor Fatah.
26:10 Said summarizes some of Nafiz’s points
27:30 Neri speaks from Israel, but not as an Israeli “spokesman”.
28:50 “The bloody dance of the two value systems.”
29:30 Some viewer comments and Neri replies
32:15 Mark asks for clarification and Elza responds, then Nafiz and back to Said
39:15 A two state solution? Said explains the case and Neri responds and generally agrees.
44:10 Neri predicts the defeat of Daesh (ISIS) and emergence of less grandiose Palestinians.
48:05 Elza asks Nafiz how Palestinians can build institutions in their own state.
50:55 Listener Jon Freeman asks if the ISIS ideology is affecting Palestinians. No!
52:42 A glitch by YouTube ends the show prematurely in mid question by a listener.

The Wisdom Factory wants to be a forum to connect people in conversation about topics which are important in the present moment. +Said E. Dawlabani  and +Elza Maalouf  have already been our guests in the past “(A Route for Peace in the Middle East”,  “An Economy for Peace” and “Crisis and Possibilities”). Both are working actively to create peaceful solutions in the Middle East using Spiral Dynamics Integral as a Foundation for their approach.

Scott Marshall:  Integral Practitioner ( ILP), Special Educator, meditator, runner, musician and artist – he has created our event banner!

Scott says:   I make art in conventional ways such as on canvas, and also with computer devices.  The art object has always throughout history been an evolutionary force in the individual as well as the collective.

About Lawrence Gold

Lawrence Gold began to explore the interrelation of spiritual practice and personal development around 1968, at age 16, with himself as the laboratory. He has explored many different approaches to different aspects of the one-being, what we may call “self” or “body”, the inner and outer of our existence that constitute “soma”, the incarnated self.

Here his “lineage flowchart”

His investigations led to the development of very powerful and very accessible “consciousness integration procedures” called, The TetraSeed Modulations, for getting unstuck from habitual conditioning and for awakening to the “ground” of being that underlies and is the substance of ordinary existence. He teaches those procedures in-person, one-on-one, and on-line, to groups. You can follow one of his sessions and practice along here:

He maintains a private practice of clinical somatic education (to end chronic pain conditions) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and on-line, worldwide.

Heidi Hornlein and Mark Davenport – Hosts of The Wisdom Factory

 

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Reinventing Capitalism: How we broke money and how we fix it – with Jon Freeman streamed live December 4th,  2015

TIME STAMPS

01:50 Jon’s last two books, The Science of Possibility and Reinventing Capitalism, Are quite different. Heidi asks how links two books with such different subject matter. Jon sees three big problems that need attention: Science, Relationships(nothing published yet) and Money
04:18 Reinvent or abolish? Jon would rather actually try free market capitalism – which hasn’t actually been tried yet. He explains.
10:10 When is ”funny money” OK and when not: an exercise in imagining there was no money.
15:15 Is anyone really “to blame” for our misunderstanding of money? Fear is to blame!
19:50 We’ve created a system that represents our way of thinking.
21:0526:08 Time out to respond to watchers comments
26:12 Governments could not tell us the truth about money and get re-elected! We need a whole new story!
27:5330:00 The 36 principles for building that new story.
30:00 How long should this take? What are cryptocurrencies and will they help? +’s and -’s
38:1041:28 Crowdfunding and comments
41:30 What is work? Work/life balance? Alternative payment systems.
43:55 The list of 36 things we need to change or do; some choicefulness and possibilities
46:1448:20 Some comments from watchers and some boundary breaking new enterprises.
48:2152:26 Shortcomings of current social security systems
52:26 – How we can improve the system, how to find the book,
what we’re up to.

*Reinventing Capitalism: How we broke money and how we fix it, from inside and out* by Jon Freeman
Is money real? And if not, what is it? How have we thought about money – individually and collectively? What has that created in our lives and our economies? How did our thinking turn into the systems that we live with and the outcomes that we are now so unhappy with? Can we change it, and if so how?

There is a spiral thread of intelligence that runs through what Jon Freeman is saying.There are compatible viewpoints with those of +Said E. Dawlabani (Guest in previous Wisdom Factory shows) in his book *Memenomics* –  but they are quite different in content and approach. *People will not have heard this before!*
*About* +jon freeman
Jon Freeman is a writer, trainer, and mentor with a background in organizational systems and change management working with Spiral Dynamics Integral, SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence, Meshworking, and Conscious Capitalism. He is a director of the UK Centre for Human Emergence. His earlier books include “Future Money: Evolving Relationship with our Finance” and also “The Science of Possibility” about which we spoke with him here: http://bit.ly/WF-Freeman). His newest book is called “Reinventing Capitalism” and is the occasion for this interview.
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About THE WISDOM FACTORY
A platform for people who have knowledge, experience and wisdom to share with the world. We offer ongoing online live shows to discuss cutting edge topics with experts who are operating on a high level of consciousness. The WISDOM FACTORY is hosted by the Italian Cultural Association PARADISO INTEGRALE
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Reinventing Capitalism – the after show conversation  

with Jon Freeman and Meloney Hall  streamed December 4th, 2015
No Timestamps available for this conversation
This is the Blab gathering after the wisdom Factory show with Jon Freeman entitled: Reinventing Capitalism. How we broke money and how we fix it. He has written a book with the same title which gives you rich explanations of his ideas how the money system we presently have can be overcome and replaced by a system which reflects again the value of the exchanged goods and services instead of just being numbers in computers. He also makes very clear that the development money has taken in the last decades was due to the new digital era and how the same means which have broken the money can also fix it to something completely different. View the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_v0a…
About Jon Freeman

A generalist in an age of over-specialization, Jon is a thought-leader, systems thinker and visionary with a passion for propelling the change in mindset and Values that will support us all through the major transition that faces humanity. This passion translates into writing, blogging and speaking on topics such as our relationships with money, conscious capitalism, and the science of consciousness. He has published  “Future Money: Evolving our Relationship with Finance”and “Conscious!: The Science of Possibility” is due for publication in May 2013.Jon is deeply interested in applying theories of Values-based change as an organisational mentor, coach and workshop leader. He is also a trainer of coaches in the SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence system. Jon is among the world’s leading trainers and practitioners in Spiral Dynamics integral and a founding director of the UK Centre for Human Emergence and The Integral Village.

Jon’s career began in the early days of information systems when his passion for change and his systemic gifts found fulfilment as an applications architect, bringing qualitative improvement to people’s working environments. This conventional career path lasted over three decades with spells as Information Systems Director for a market-leading multinational company, and as a consultant project / change manager in various industries and major companies. In parallel he developed extensive knowledge of alternative health and personal development and an intuitively-informed deep understanding of how human body-minds work. He was a trainer for The Silva method, learned several forms of hands-on healing, trained in holographic and NLP techniques and now actively uses homeopathy, EFT and access consciousness.

He is currently developing further workshops and experiential trainings on the conscious evolutionary

About Meloney Hall

Meloney says about herself:

ello, I’m Meloney Hall.  I am the owner and CEO of Big Uptick Social Marketing, LLC. located in the Dayton, Ohio area.  My online marketing expertise helps businesses to increase their online presence, brand awareness, and place a higher value on their online marketing strategies to “Achieve Beyond” their general expectations. My services include video creation and editing services, voice-over services, and consultation with others to improve their social media activities and engagement.  I have a passion for live-streaming platforms such as Blab, Hangouts-on-Air (HOA), and Periscope.  I devote every Monday to my livestreaming broadcast, “Lights, Camera, HOA” that brings “newbies” in front of live viewers as a way to overcome their on-camera shyness.  I also have a podcast, “Achieve Beyond with Meloney Hall.”  Offering search engine optimization (SEO) guidance is another important part of my business.  Maintaining online community relationships is the backbone that is the most beneficial element of everything I do.

About Heidi and Mark

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Politics seen from an Spiral Dynamics Integral perspective

Elza Maloof- A Route to Peace in the Middle East 

streamed July 1st, 2015

0:002:44 Introductions of us and our show
2:44 – Introducing Elza Maalouf
4:47 – First question: What kind of “wisdom technology” do you use?
5:47 – The “Build Palestine Initiative”
7:15 – She’ll let Israelis talk about their side of the issues involved.
7:00 – “You begin to create change where there is the most common need.”
8:25 – The Five Deep Strategy and why peace initiatives fail miserably
9:45 – Details of differences in development of Israel and its neighbors
10:47 – Building capacities
12: 30 – Palestine is connected to the virtual world just as Israel is.
13:50 – Elza demonstrates the asymmetry of Israel and Palestine.
14:49 – Palestinians do not trust Abbas. They see him as weak.
15:28 – And the Israelis don’t trust Netanyahu!
16:10 – “Indigenous Intelligence Experts” explained
17:27 – From a listener (Scott Marshall): “Would you say that capacity building is more of your focus than conflict resolution?”
18:00 – Necessity for “Blue” development in Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries explained
19:07 – Real needs of Palestinians and an end to “victimism”
21:10 – The rise of ISIS and various responses in different areas, i.e. Tunisia.
23: 46 – Focus on Egypt: Why is the media not looking at Egypt’s development plans?
24:34 – A different case in Syria where a vacuum in power ISIS arises
26:1426:43 “What we do is…create the pond where fish can come.”
27:1630:30 The book!…and how it has fit into Elza’s life march from her Lebanese Christian background
30:30 – Lebanon today
32:58 – Iran is letting Arabs do “their work for them.” Not basically between Sunni and Shia.”
35:20 – The shades of the different “horizontal” political factions. flamethrowers, etc. and the “inner” and the “intra” conflicts on each side
36:3538:30 “It’s really a level of consciousness that matters in the end.” Illustrated with a story about Hamas.
38:4039:54 Scott asks how people can help with Elza’s projects and she replies.
40:1242:17 Brian McConnell asks a complicated question about how to keep Israel from feeling threatened by Palestinian aspirations.
44:1446:00 How the model developed and the colors were added.
46:00 – Announcements and a bit of fun…and some confessions!
48:4051:31 Thank you’s, “iAwake” and “wisdomgold” and stay tuned for Said Dawlabani next week!
51:34 – Final words: Peace in our hearts

“Elza brings light where there has only been heat”
How can we not despair of the seemingly unending rounds of hostility and warfare among all the various factions and interests in that big chunk of the world stretching from the west in North Africa toward the Indian subcontinent, from the steppes of central Asia south to the Indian Ocean?

Fortunately there is a degree of simplicity beyond all the complexity and Elza Maalouf has detailed that path in her recent critically acclaimed book *Emerge!: The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East*.  As a student of *Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics*, and a native of Lebanon, she brings the real root problems of the area into focus using the SD tools to strip away the rhetoric and “blinders” of all parties toward a clear and, though difficult, a “doable” route of Functional Democracy which fits governance to the unique needs and aspirations of people just “where they are” geographically and developmentally.

ABOUT ELZA MALOOF:
Elza Maalouf is an author, theorist and consultant. She is credited with introducing Spiral Dynamics Integral, and the entire Integral framework to the Middle East. A long term member of the Evolutionary Leaders, she serves alongside global thinkers like Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Her writings appear in the Huffington Post, ILR, and Kosmos Journal.  Her recent book, Emerge!, which serves as a map for the future of the Middle East has garnered great reviews from Politico,  Forward Reviews magazine, and the sustainable development site IPCC. It’s a 2015 finalist for the book of the year award by INDIEFAB and the Eric Hoffer Organization, both recognize independent authors for excellence in publishing. Her work with cultures and organizations has garnered the admiration of business and political leaders alike. She’s currently working on the Arab Memome Project (AMP), which maps the memetics of the Middle East that will eventually lead to the peaceful emergence of the region.

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Crisis and Possibilities – with Elza Maalouf and Said Dawlabani 

streamed October 16, 2015

TIME STAMPS
2:403:25 Presenting Elza Maalouf
3:254:26 Presenting Said Dawlabani
4:26 – Some tech problems
6:157:48 Reflections on their recent article in The Huffington Post
7:48 – The overwhelming factors of the big powers and oil prices, of power
9:0010:20 Not a clash of value systems, just of regional power, and western powers keep fueling Red forces so strong Blue cannot emerge.
10:2010:35 Oil prices are climbing but Putin can’t expect huge increases
10:4811:35 Syria will be Russia’s Iraq and Syria will be sectioned in 3 parts.
12:1013:06 The Shia Crescent from Iran to the Mediterranean.
13:34 – Neri Bar-on asks what is going on in Lebanon and Hezbollah is taking on ISIS.
14:3915:48 Lebanon with 4 million population has accepted nearly 2 million Syrian refugees.
15:4916:32 Heidi contrasts our situation in Otricoli
15:54 – Why are Syrians leaving Syria and why is Assad bombing his own people??
20:09 – Elza’s experience in Syria in 2007 with Anna Caspari and the stunted crops
21:5023:30 The 2011 uprising in Egypt also after Mubarak stopped subsidies to sugar and flour
23:3024:04 Progressive measures by Asisi in Egypt
24:06 – Scott asks how Egypt’s Blue system became so corrupt. Elza replies that the COG was Red to Unhealthy Blue
24:56 – History under the Ottomans as opposed to British and French occupations
26:2528:50 Heidi asks what can we do? Said describes the difficulties Germany is experiencing.
29:2531:14 Heidi points out the Green/Blue clash within Germany.
31:18 – Neri adds the complications of Iran with healthy Blue. Elza points out the relatively healthy Blue of both Iran and Turkey. Is the next best for the Middle East a healthy Iranian secular Blue? The contrasts with Sunni fundamentalism.
35:50 – Should we support the Iran nuclear deal? Maybe, maybe not. Iran is not so helpful vis-a-vis Russian influence. People are looking for a Blue system that works , whatever the source.
38:45 – What shall we do? Help central Shia control issue helpful Fatwas.
41:0548:25 Neri’s report on how the Nuclear deal is being received in Israel. Both Left and Right is opposed. Neri explains “The Third Intifada” supported by Gaza with much fear. The Settlers’ movement actually being weakened by ISIS. A step forward.
48:25 – A Blab following this show with this URL: https://blab.im/adelheid-hoernlein-cr…
49:08 – “Wildcards” – Low probability but high impact events as with the EU and the immigration crisis. Does the EU really have common values? Is Turkey trying to join the EU with refugee pressures? Can Merkel surround the refugees with firm Blue structure but Green does not see Red!
55:21 – We need to support Assad because he is protecting the Christians in Syria, especially considering the alternative of ISIL.
56:00 – Secular Blue regimes get “picked off” often with the”help” of outside forces who see such regimes as the worst possible – but they’re not. German influence, but without german life conditions.
57:48 – Lawrence asks: How do you get an unhealthy Blue healthy? Elza and Said respond.
Dubai is a good example. “Blue is not a sexy thing.” The transition must come from a higher level.
1:05:01 – “Indigious Intelligence”
1:06:01 – Planning for further reunions, including Neri and a Palestinian agent. Thank you’s and goodbye’s.

About Elza Maalouf 
She is credited with introducing Spiral Dynamics Integral, and the entire Integral framework to the Middle East. Her writings appear in the Huffington Post, ILR, and Kosmos Journal.  Her recent book, Emerge!, which serves as a map for the future of the Middle East has garnered great reviews from Politico. Her work with cultures and organizations has garnered the admiration of business and political leaders alike. She’s currently working on the Arab Memome Project (AMP), which maps the memetics of the Middle East that will eventually lead to the peaceful emergence of the region.

About Said E. Dawlabani 
Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, author, and public speaker. His most recent book MEMEnomics has been compared to the works of Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet. He is a leading authority in the applications of the value systems framework to evolutionary economics and corporate change.  Said is also the COO of the Center for Human Emergence Middle East, a think tank that frames the sociopolitical challenges facing the region through the prism of “Peace Through Human Development”, a sustainability approach for a prosperous and peaceful Middle East.

American Politics – the gap between hope and reality – with Jeff Salzman

streamed June 17th, 2015

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 – 5:50 Introductions
5:50 – 10:53 Why are American politics so conservative?
11:20 – 12:40 The “interiors” of American Politics
12:40 – 14:45 The Greening of our values
14:45 – 21:07 Distinction between interior and exterior values in the 3 major levels
21:15 – 25:43 America is in gridlock? Actually much is changing quickly, warfare fades
26.00 – 28:43 Nicholas Beecroft asks about immigration and Islamic Fascism
28:50 – 32:28 Parallels between individual and cultural development
32:30 – 35:40 How can we help people -at whatever level – to create a better world?
35:40 – 41:07 Evidence that “even Republicans” are moving off long held positions
41:07 – 45:30 What about the next elections? Bush-Clinton?
45:45 – 48:30 Why do we have to help out in the Middle east militarily? Jeff responds.
48:43 – 50:55 Announcements, thank you’s and good-bye’s
50:55 – 53:20 Jeff’s last words re: the “softness“ of Integral’s unfolding

Jeff Salzman is definitely one of our favorite “Integralites” these days, one of the rare ones who seeks ever to include more within his circle of care, including those who normally one might consider unfriendly to an integral point of view.  His nearly weekly
audio blogs offer original and cogent perspectives on a wide range of topics usually of current interest.  Often digging deeply beneath surface appearances, a recurring theme that he investigates is how to understand American culture and politics, addressing both Americans and others, with a special nod to our European brothers and sisters with whom we share so much in terms of historical development and values. (M.Davenport)
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    • About Jeff Salzman
      Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for three years building the Integral Institute. He’s co-founder of CareerTrack, one of the world’s leading professional development companies. A long-time spiritual practitioner in many traditions, he has a Masters Degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University. Jeff spent the last few years as a co-founder and a lead teacher of Boulder Integral, now The Integral Center. These days he travels, teaches and comments about current events on Integral Life and The Daily Evolver. Find him on Twitter @DailyEvolver.–Jeff says about himself:
      I am an integralist, an evolutionary, and now a public commentator who, swimming against the current of prevailing culture, is heartened by the state and future of things. It seems to me self-evident that life is animated by the power of evolution, inside and out, and that we are riding a geyser of emergence toward a sacred world. In this blog I will make that case or grow trying!

 

“The Predicament with Western Civilization and how to resolve it” with Nicholas Beecroft 

streamed June 10, 2015

TIME STAMPS

Time Stamps
0:00 – general Introductions
1:462:13 Our sponsor, iAwake technologies
2:153:28 Kudos to Ken Wilber and Integral theory
3:284:15 Intro to Margherita
4:305:14 Lightening introduction of Nicholas
5:186:40 Nichola begins with his origins at age 10
7:037:34 Slippage in the 70’s
8:008:18 As a medical doctor
9:049:41 September 11
10:4411:25 Our focus was on “them.”
11:5711:40 Authority and the origins of “The Origins of Western Civilization”
13:2513:31 I was talking to fractals in a conscious living system
15:2015:45 international relations as a scaled up version of interpersonal ones
15:5017:16 The Syrian experiment
18:3221:02 Comments/questions by watchers: Doug Breitbart about authority
21:3522:54 The wounds, for example, handled healthily..and not
24:135:49The postmodern world… and beyond to integration
26:1927:30 Ruth Ann Purchase speaks as a Native American
29:0029:43 On the positive side
32:0532:58 Responding to Ruth Ann
33:4836:50 Melanie Hall asks do attitudes to authority ebb and flow by generations
37:1839:56 Doug Breitbart asks if a non competitive era without central authority is possible
41:0041:47 Deng Xiaoping stole from Hong Kong the “secrets” that Hong Kong had to swallow from the British
42:4043:07 Lessons we can learn from the Chinese
45:0045:50 Comment by Lawrence Gold: “authoritative “vs. “authoritarian”
46:2147:44 Nicholas responds, putting things into context
48:1750:53 The immigrant question and culture clash
53:2953:40 “analyzewest.com” and other sites for reaching Nicholas
53:46 – Our own promotion and announcements
56:20 Thank you’s and good-bye’s

In the Western countries we have created an amazing culture during the last 2000 years, and we have evolved through the ideas of the Renaissance age into modernism already centuries ago and became the leading culture in the world who is eager to adopt our achievements, often without having undergone the same levels of development and therefore without truly grown into modernism, let alone post modernism which is the leading edge in the Western world in this period. We have created a lot of progress and at the same time somehow lost control over it, similar to the story of the “Sorcerer Apprentice” by Goethe written in 1779 with a clear intuition of what has become evidence in our times.
We are living in a constant drive to speed up, more and more goods to consume and to throw away, we exploit our planet and teach others how to do it, too, without second thought. Science shows clearly that we are overconsuming our planet, that we just cannot go on in the same way we did so far – but we don’t seem to really understand that on a collective level, but we pretend that everything magically will work out, somehow. This is actually not the case.  M.D.)
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Nicholas Beecroft says:

“It’s make or break time. We have a choice- to allow our suicidal part to take America and the rest of the West down or we can rejuvenate our civilization and thrive more than ever”. He will give us good reasons for why it is vital to rejuvenate Western Civilization and gives us a psychological analysis of the Western group mind and how victim mentality affects our culture and how we can overcome it

Dr Nicholas Beecroft is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, Leadership, International Relations, Politics, the Military and Spirituality. He created the Future of Western Civilization Series of interviews with visionary leaders. He is author of Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation and most recently, The New Magna Carta: A Psychiatrist’s Prescription for Western Civilization.

Crisis – the Present Situation In Europe and Middle East 

streamed October 16th, 2015

No TIMESTAMPS available for this conversation.

It was an informal gathering of Wisdom Factory Community Members to talk about the previous show featuring Elza Maloof and Said Dawlabani “Crisis and Possibilities” , posted here in the archive page

The cover picture was created by Scott Marshall

Updates from the Middle East – E.Maalouf, S.Dawlabani, Neri Bar-on, Nafiz Rifaie

streamed November 20th, 2015

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 – 5:50 Introductions
5:50 – 10:53 Why are American politics so conservative?
11:20 – 12:40 The “interiors” of American Politics
12:40 – 14:45 The Greening of our values
14:45 – 21:07 Distinction between interior and exterior values in the 3 major levels
21:15 – 25:43 America is in gridlock? Actually much is changing quickly, warfare fades
26.00 – 28:43 Nicholas Beecroft asks about immigration and Islamic Fascism
28:50 – 32:28 Parallels between individual and cultural development
32:30 – 35:40 How can we help people -at whatever level – to create a better world?
35:40 – 41:07 Evidence that “even Republicans” are moving off long held positions
41:07 – 45:30 What about the next elections? Bush-Clinton?
45:45 – 48:30 Why do we have to help out in the Middle east militarily? Jeff responds.
48:43 – 50:55 Announcements, thank you’s and good-bye’s
50:55 – 53:20 Jeff’s last words re: the “softness“ of Integral’s unfolding

Jeff Salzman is definitely one of our favorite “Integralites” these days, one of the rare ones who seeks ever to include more within his circle of care, including those who normally one might consider unfriendly to an integral point of view.  His nearly weekly
audio blogs offer original and cogent perspectives on a wide range of topics usually of current interest.  Often digging deeply beneath surface appearances, a recurring theme that he investigates is how to understand American culture and politics, addressing both Americans and others, with a special nod to our European brothers and sisters with whom we share so much in terms of historical development and values. (M.Davenport)
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*Elza Maalouf* is an author, theorist and consultant. She is credited with introducing Spiral Dynamics Integral, and the entire Integral framework to the Middle East. A long term member of the Evolutionary Leaders, she serves alongside global thinkers like Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Her writings appear in the Huffington Post, ILR, and Kosmos Journal.  Her recent book, Emerge!, which serves as a map for the future of the Middle East has garnered great reviews from Politico,  Forward Reviews magazine, and the sustainable development site IPCC. It’s a 2015 finalist for the book of the year award by INDIEFAB and the Eric Hoffer Organization, both recognize independent authors for excellence in publishing. Her work with cultures and organizations has garnered the admiration of business and political leaders alike. She’s currently working on the Arab Memome Project (AMP), which maps the memetics of the Middle East that will eventually lead to the peaceful emergence of the region.

About Said Dawlabani
Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, author, and public speaker. His most recent book MEMEnomics has been compared to the works of Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet. He is a leading authority in the applications of the value systems framework to evolutionary economics and corporate change. A former real estate developer now dedicated to whole-systems approaches for helping people and organizations reach their prime potential.  Said is also the COO of the Center for Human Emergence Middle East, a think tank that frames the sociopolitical challenges facing the region through the prism of “Peace Through Human Development”, a sustainability approach for a prosperous and peaceful Middle East.

What about the Middle East?  

Public conversation with Neri-Bar-on and Dough Breitbart

streamed October 16th, 2015

No TIMESTAMPS available for this conversation.

It was an informal gathering of Wisdom Factory Community Members to talk about the previous show featuring Elza Maloof and Said Dawlabani “Crisis and Possibilities” , posted here in the archive page

The cover picture was created by Scott Marshall

AFTER PARIS – SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE – with S.Dawlabani and E.Maalouf 

streamed November 27th, 2015

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2:57 Said explains the basics of Spiral Dynamics in 6½ minutes flat! Bravo!
7:58 Heidi asks why we need not fear. Elza points out some immediate causes in drought and the city of Daraa
10:50 Why Syria is different with little chance to be terrorists, Ba’athism and secularism and nationalism
12:34 A culture without nationalism led to dictatorship: a necessary evil to keep feudalistic system under control and exclude radical imams.
15:38 Said faults the United Nations for an unrealistic idea of nationhood.
16:18 Natural progression of national development, role of “Kurdistans” and what Western powers need to stop doing.
18:04 Tribal cultures reach back for values, do not aspire forward
18:44 Elza explains the Arab Menome Project and trying to create institutions.
19:38 Heidi asks: Who is what and how did that happen? Elza responds, “We made a mistake killing Saddam. What the West needs to do with these feudalistic dictators
22:03 A watcher’s raises questions about progress and Said responds.
25:43 Back to the refugee question: the failures of Assad
27:40 Should the West take a “hands-off” policy? Partly, but Europe needs to look at itself. Conditions in parts of Paris that give rise to native born French terrorists
31:20 Who are the refugees? Europe needs to qualify them for acceptance.
33:30 Patriotism!
34:30 Do refugees want to stay in Europe?
36:00 Where is integralism in Europe on these issues? French examples and some closer to home (where we live). How to keep populations in line with their leaders in Europe.
42:00 Said: Europe seemed to stop evolving after WWII. He explains the differences between a 6th level (Green) system and a 7th level (Yellow) system.
43:43 A watcher asks how to assimilate people who don’t want to assimilate.
45:05 Europe allows radical imams in that Middle Eastern governments do not allow!
47:30 A question from Germany: Are the refugees fleeing ISIS or Assad?
50:11 ISIS in Lebanon, ISIS bombs Hezbollah that is supporting Assad and why he cannot return to power in all Syria.
52.20 Another question: How would a 2nd tier governance respond to refugees? Natural Design! A safe zone in Syria? No leader of opposition is emerging.
57:30 a question from Neri Bar-on, last week’s guest: How many Syrias? 3!
1:00:00 a plug for crowd funding: www.PATREON.com/heidi63

The Wisdom Factory dedicates this conversation to the Syrian refugees and why there is no reason to fear them. The terrorists of the attack in Paris were not refugees, but born in Europe which opens the question about the responsibility of our Western Culture to deal in an appropriate way with people from other cultures to integrate them in their countries.
You will listen to what +Elza Maalouf and +Said E. Dawlabani have to say from their evolutionary perspective, grounded in #SpiralDynamics , a most valuable tool for understanding the levels of development of individuals and of societies.
Elza and Said will explain what is behind the present problems and what mindset and what methods are needed to address them in an effective way – and to avoid to make them worse.
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    • About Elza Maalouf 
      She is credited with introducing Spiral Dynamics Integral, and the entire Integral framework to the Middle East. A long term member of the Evolutionary Leaders, she serves alongside global thinkers like Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Her writings appear in the Huffington Post, ILR, and Kosmos Journal.  Her recent book, Emerge!, which serves as a map for the future of the Middle East has garnered great reviews from Politico,  Forward Reviews magazine, and the sustainable development site IPCC.

About Said E. Dawlabani 
Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, author, and public speaker. His most recent book MEMEnomics has been compared to the works of Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet. He is a leading authority in the applications of the value systems framework to evolutionary economics and corporate change. A former real estate developer now dedicated to whole-systems approaches for helping people and organizations reach their prime potential.

  • Please watch also his contributions to the NEW ECONOMY here on the replay page, section:

     The New Economy seen from an Spiral Dynamics Integral perspective

 

Syrian refugees in Europe – no reason for fear

Public conversation with Hans Kalben and Henrik  Wredmark  streamed October 16th, 2015

No TIMESTAMPS available for this conversation.

It was an informal gathering of Wisdom Factory Community Members after the official show of the Wisdom Factory about the Syrian refugees and why we don’t need to fear them (with Said Dawlabani and Elza Maalouf, streamed Nov 27th, 2015, specialists for Middle East). We come together to discuss the show with two social workers (from Sweden and Germany) who give us their input

We come together to discuss the show with two social workers (from Sweden and Germany) who give us their input to the topic.

Both give you first hand information of what is happening in European countries ( in November 2015) – and they agree that Syrian refugees are not to be confounded with the terrorist of the attacks claimed by Isis, who were European Citizens and did NOT enter Europe as a refugee.

Music and terrorism Heidi Hornlein and Jessica Roemischer  

streamed November 16th, 2015 after the attacks in Paris

No TIMESTAMPS available for this conversation

DESCRIPTION

Two days after the terrorist attack in Paris Jessica Roemischer and Heidi Hornlein, both musicians, come together again to discuss about the power of music which had been the topic of a live show of the Wisdom Factory a few days earlier which they held at the very same time when those horrible things happened. (You find it in the MUSIC AND ART Archive section).

Terrorism against music? as the bandleader of the music group in the concert hall said where more than 100 people were shot. What role can music play to heal moments like that? Even to prevent them? Is there any possibility?
Join the discussion which we held on Blab, including valuable comments of our audience.

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For thirty-five years, award-winning pianist and internationally published writer, Jessica Roemischer has explored the modality of improvised piano duet with people of all ages and backgrounds. Jessica’s Duet Paradigm® led to a CNN Heroes Award nomination, and has been supported by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Caroline and James Taylor. As a journalist, Jessica has brought the spirit of duet into her dialogues with the world’s cultural and spiritual icons, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Carlos Santana, Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, and many others. Her groundbreaking article, “The Never-Ending Upward Quest” is considered the definitive introduction to the evolutionary theory of Spiral Dynamics. Join Jessica for her Wisdom Factory ‘debut,’ wherein she’ll share the fruits of her work in an evocative exploration of the human condition. She’ll reveal why people have described their experience of the Duet Paradigm as one of “loving remembrance,” “of immense joy that washes away residues of pain,” “of doubtlessness,” and of a “childlike vulnerability where no fear can have sway.”

For more information about Jessica Roemischer visit www.pianobeautiful.com
To read excerpts from Jessica’s new book, In Duet with God: The Story of a Lifelong Friendship, visit www.induetwithgod.com

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