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Spiral Dynamics Integral provides a powerful, multi-leveled mapping of culture, values, and consciousness. In this interview, the leading practitioner of this work, Don Beck, shares his insights about how we can more effectively meet different cultures with solutions appropriate to their "memetic codes."
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Dr. Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University (1973) and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980). Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen and campaigns for drug legalization.
Sue Blackmore no longer works on the paranormal.
She writes for several magazines and newspapers, blogs for the Guardian newspaper and Psychology Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over sixty academic articles, about fifty book contributions, and many book reviews. Her books include Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In Search of the Light (autobiography, 1996),Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997),The Meme Machine (1999, now translated into 15 other languages), Consciousness: An Introduction (a textbook 2003), Conversations on Consciousness (2005) and Ten Zen Questions(2009).
She has two children and lives in south Devon with Adam Hart-Davies.
Morphic fields underlie the organization of proteins, cells, crystals, plants, animals, brains, and minds. They help to explain habits, memories, instincts, telepathy, and the sense of direction. They have an inherent memory and imply that many of the so-called laws of nature are more like habits. This is, of course, a controversial hypothesis.
There is an intelligence in evolution, argues Powell, but it has more to do with natural intelligence than some divinely inspired intent—the intrinsic capacity in all of life to absorb information, solve problems, and literally make sense of things.
4 Results: meme