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The Science of Worldview Transformation Webinar

Most of the work being done towards changing how people relate to the environment and social justice is well-intentioned, but ineffective or counterproductive. This insightful webinar and Q&A session with Dr. Cassandra Vieten will provide some surprising ideas about how worldviews change, and how we can encourage sustainable behavioral changes in ourselves and others.

Presented on April 18, 2017 as part of our Insider ConnectIONS series for members of the IONS community, this recording includes questions and comments from online audience members who participated in the taping

"Taboos in Science and Spirituality" with Dean Radin (part 3 of 4)

Concepts that challenge the scientific dogma of the day are defined as Stubborn Taboos by Dean in this segment. The topics of homeopathy, cold fusion and UFO studies are all Stubborn Taboos. Acupuncture used to be a stubborn taboo but that status is fading. Dean also approaches his third category of taboos and reflects on the contradiction between the interest of the population with topics including psychic phenomenon and lack of University support of research in that area.

"Taboos in Science and Spirituality" with Dean Radin (part 2 of 4)

In this segment Dean identifies three types of taboos in science: transitory, stubborn and double secret super taboos. The transitory taboos include stem cell research from human embryos, human cloning and human waste disposal research (or the “poo taboo”). Another taboo is that it is virtually impossible to question the causal relationship between HIV and AIDS. The reason he calls these transitory taboos is because these are controversies that won’t last forever. At one time invetro fertilization, organ transplants and vaccinations were considered extremely controversial.

Van Jones One Minute Shift | It's Not Too Late

The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change, says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a worldview that says we’re not going to leave anyone behind. Together, we can make the shift beyond a throw-away culture to a world in which everything is respected as sacred.


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The Worldview Literacy Project: Exploring New Capacities for the 21st Century Student

This paper overviews The Worldview Literacy Project, an experiential pedagogy designed to increase students' awareness of their worldviews. The curriculum opens a conversational space of exploration where diverse worldviews are welcomed with curiosity and wonder, in service to creating the deeper collective understanding and more effective sense-making required to navigate life in the post-industrial age.


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