A Challenging Conversation on Integral Futures: Embodied Foresight and Trialogues

Floyd, Josh, Burns, Alex and Ramos, Jose (2008) A Challenging Conversation on Integral Futures: Embodied Foresight and Trialogues. Journal of Futures Studies, 13 (2). pp. 69-86. ISSN 1027-6084


Practitioner reflection is vital for knowledge frameworks such as Ken Wilber's Integral perspective. Richard Slaughter, Joseph Voros and others have combined Wilber's perspective and Futures Studies to create Integral Futures as a new stance. This paper develops Embodied Foresight as a new approach about the development of new Integral Futures methodologies (or meta-methodologies) and practitioners, with a heightened sensitivity to ethics and specific, local contexts. Three practitioners conduct a 'trialogue' - a three-way deep dialogue - to discuss issues of theory generation, practitioner development, meta-methodologies, institutional limits, knowledge systems, and archetypal pathologies. Personal experiences within the Futures Studies and Integral communities, and in other initiatory and wisdom traditions are explored.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1977
Official URL http://www.jfs.tku.edu.tw/13-2/E01.pdf
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > RFCD Classification > 360000 Policy and Political Science
Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > RFCD Classification > 440000 Philosophy and Religion
Keywords ResPubID15806. integral futures, embodied foresight, trialogues, anticipatory action research, meta-methodology, practitioner development, theory-action-reflection, integral methodological renewal, Ken Wilber, Richard Slaughter, David Bohm, Terence McKenna, wisdom tradition, Zen, Francisco Varela, Humberto Maturana, futures studies, sensemaking
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