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"Noetic Patriotism" with John White (excerpt with discussion questions)
Visionary: John White
This is an excerpt; listen to the full teleseminar with John White.
In light of John White's presentation, we invite you to reflect on the Big Question for September 2010, “Have you had a noetic experience?" At the end of the recording you'll hear questions designed to guide you in discussion and reflection.
The Perennial Philosophy is widely regarded as the highest collective wisdom about the nature of reality and human destiny. It can be applied to the social-political sphere with concern for global problems challenging Americans and all the world. John White maintains that (1) the spiritual foundations of America are congruent with those of the Perennial Philosophy, which emphasizes enlightenment as the key to world peace and happiness, and (2) the Perennial Philosophy is embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which together provide a theory and practice of enlightened government. The result is noetic patriotism, which links traditional American values with a cosmopolitan and transcendent vision of what can become the basis for a genuine world union or, as I prefer to call it, The United States of the World.
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