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Welcome to San Diego Integral. See Pages Tab https://www.meetup.com/kenwilber-61/about/ We are a community of integralist who share the excitement of contributing to the emerging collective consciousness. We are experimenting with whether or not a community can open space into a We-consciousness by using intuition and other subtle energies for expansive exploration and heightening presence? We are looking for the intuitive bursts of insight and revelations? We are asking what is the potential of this collective consciousness and what is the foundation upon which it stands?

The holding container we have developed is a Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD). This is a meta-structuring format where we deliberately switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. These moments may come from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus.

FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been improving upon after each meeting.

Please join us if you are hungry to participate in this collective experience.

Current information is on our Pages Tab and can be found here. https://www.meetup.com/kenwilber-61/about/

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The Future is Present: Integral Consciousness in the Social Imaginary

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The Future is Present: Integral Consciousness in the Social Imaginary with Jeremy Johnson What if we situated this “moment” in cultural evolution. As the new integral ontology slowly gains a foothold in the social imaginary of the present, the outlived civilizational mentality holds on strong, preventing or at times capturing integral emergence in its fractured gaze. The evolution of “We-Space” rests on the fundamental understanding that cultural evolution is moving from a process of differentiation (which has now become dissociation) to coherence. The opacious self opens up into the open sky of integral transparency. In this mutational period, new sense making capacities are brought forth from the human being in order to creatively answer civilizational crisis. The presentation will conclude with exploring what the new integral ontology is inviting us to realize in our lives. There is a “poetics of the present,” a new sense of time in which the past and the future are entangled here and now. We will utilize the “social imaginary” to fold the human into the more-than-human world,… a truly planetary culture. About Jeremy D Johnson is a philosopher, editor, and Senior Research Associate at Perspectiva. His academic research, writing, and publishing advocates new forays into integrative thinking and praxis—aligning the scholastic, poetic, and spiritual—as existentially crucial work for pathfinding in a time of planetary crisis. He is the author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness, editor of Mutations: Art, Consciousness and the Anthropocene (2020) and host of the Mutations podcast. Jeremy currently serves as president for the International Jean Gebser Society and is working on his second book, Fragments of an Integral Future (2021). You can read more on his Patreon. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In February, 2017 San Diego Integral began the Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD) which is a meta-structuring format where we briefly switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. This may be derived from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus. FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been Improving upon after each meeting. As previously mentioned FIGD was initially described for the February, 2017. The sequential evolution of FIGD can be seen in the PAGES tab above. New or returning members are encouraged to read these brief papers in preparation for participation. Updates have followed each SDI meeting. SDI is committed to the creative advance into novelty. If you have a topic suggestion please let us know and we'll bring it to the conversation.

Focused Integral Group Discussion & Integrally informed topic of the month

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Each month we will bring an Integrally related topic, subject matter or methodology to explore. Meetings will be interactive with an invitation for all to participate. In February, 2017 San Diego Integral began the Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD) which is a meta-structuring format where we briefly switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. This may be derived from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus. FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been Improving upon after each meeting. As previously mentioned FIGD was initially described for the February, 2017. The sequential evolution of FIGD can be seen in the PAGES tab above. New or returning members are encouraged to read these brief papers in preparation for participation. Updates have followed each SDI meeting. SDI is committed to the creative advance into novelty. If you have a topic suggestion please let us know and we'll bring it to the conversation.

Focused Integral Group Discussion & Integrally informed topic of the month

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Each month we will bring an Integrally related topic, subject matter or methodology to explore. Meetings will be interactive with an invitation for all to participate. In February, 2017 San Diego Integral began the Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD) which is a meta-structuring format where we briefly switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. This may be derived from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus. FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been Improving upon after each meeting. As previously mentioned FIGD was initially described for the February, 2017. The sequential evolution of FIGD can be seen in the PAGES tab above. New or returning members are encouraged to read these brief papers in preparation for participation. Updates have followed each SDI meeting. SDI is committed to the creative advance into novelty. If you have a topic suggestion please let us know and we'll bring it to the conversation.

Focused Integral Group Discussion & Integrally informed topic of the month

Location visible to members

Each month we will bring an Integrally related topic, subject matter or methodology to explore. Meetings will be interactive with an invitation for all to participate. In February, 2017 San Diego Integral began the Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD) which is a meta-structuring format where we briefly switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. This may be derived from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus. FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been Improving upon after each meeting. As previously mentioned FIGD was initially described for the February, 2017. The sequential evolution of FIGD can be seen in the PAGES tab above. New or returning members are encouraged to read these brief papers in preparation for participation. Updates have followed each SDI meeting. SDI is committed to the creative advance into novelty. If you have a topic suggestion please let us know and we'll bring it to the conversation.

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