Here’s a 20 minute podcast from the Congress on Personalised Education in Utrecht.
Here’s the film of a talk I gave on the state of the world and how we are responding to that with Ubiquity. At a congress on personalised learning in Utrecht, 23 January 2018.
Here is my PhD dissertation on Volution Theory! I had the oral exam on Friday 29th September and was awarded my PhD immediately afterwards. And here is a video recording of the 2-hour defence of the dissertation.
I will be continuing to develop these ideas at www.volutiontheory.net so keep a track of things there!
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul” Hermes Trismegitus
Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the PhD in Wisdom Studies at Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School as part of the course Neuroscience in a Hypercomplex World: Principles and Practice with Jim Hickman, Dr Will Taegel and guests
This course and my own experience during the period of this course brought me to a thesis that I will expand on in this paper. The thesis is that as we shift our interior experience and patterns, so the world around us changes. On top of that, the reverse is true – as we create change in the information fields of the world around us, so that is reflected in changes in our interior experience and nervous system. This is why I have chosen to connect neuroscience and eco-fields, and why I selected Hermes’ “as within, so without” quote as the subtitle. The two main faculty members of the course also reflect these two aspects – Jim Hickman on neuroscience and Will Taegel on eco-fields. If this thesis proves to be true (and there is a lot more work needed to develop it) then it will give us a way to navigate hypercomplexity grounded ultimately in our own choices about how we relate to ourselves, each other and the world around us.
Note: this blog is a draft of a booklet that I hope to see published one day. I also have a version with some more explanatory text in each section.
This book is dedicated to Hans Andeweg and Rijk Bols, who have pioneered the field of ECOtherapy (now called ECOIntention), as well as to those people present and future who embark on this sacred work.
The inspiration and much of the content of this book comes from the writings and work of Hans Andeweg, in particular Scheppend Leven (2011) – due out in English soon as The Universe Likes a Happy Ending. I have filtered the concepts through my own experience to come up with the twelve principles.
Peter Merry is a leader and social entrepreneur who has spent most of his adult life in an ongoing quest for how to be of greatest service to the transition towards a more life-affirming future for people and the planet we inhabit.
On that journey he has been a theatre director and actor, a teacher of English in Paris and northern Ghana, an environmental activist and International Co-ordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales, a MSc student in Human Ecology, an international youth trainer, co-founder of the business Engage!, an organisational development consultant, public speaker, founder and Chair of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands, PhD student with and Director of the Wisdom University in Europe, husband and father of three boys. In the energetic realm, he has trained in clairvoyancy and geomancy, and is currently completing the four year vocational training in systemic energy tuning with the Center for ECOtherapy.
He lives in the ecological neighbourhood Eva Lanxmeer, in Culemborg, the Netherlands, with his Dutch wife and three children.
As we stand on the edge of a new era, with old beliefs, institutions and values crumbling around us, a new realisation is dawning in the minds of many. This is not just an upgrade of our current civilisation. This is a new starting point. From this point on, the foundational assumptions of our civilisation change.
I wrote this as part of my post-paper for a Wisdom University course on Living in Mastery in 2012 – and just found it again as I review all my papers for my PhD dissertation. Not sure what I think of it but was told to not make that choice for others – so here it is :-).
There is not much
One can say about
As really it is
from Old English meaning “rest”.
Eye at the center.
I at the center.
The center at I.
I as the center.
The center as I.
I as that.
That as I.
I thou it we you its.
With it all.
In the stillness
Or is stirred.
Still. Stir. Still. Stir.
Stir Stir. Still.
Stir Stir Stir. Still.
What’s that stirring?
Something is stirring.
The first awake seems to stir others.
And old others.
New constellation though.
Something is forming.
Still is safe.
I know still.
I watch the strange stirring.
Start to draw me in.
I feel excitement.
Something is growing in me.
It’s me growing!
An explosion of stirring
Like the crazed whisking of a spoon in a teacup
Sloshes tea all over the place
Yet is held together by the stirring
At the center.
Then I see.
The harder is stirred,
The emptier the spiral at the center
The fuller the tea all around.
Presence holds resonance
As a new form is born.
Bring on the tea!
As I see
Myself in the strange
My whole being
Sings a new tune.
To dervish dancer
Whipping the world into its orbit.
I look up.
Things look different.
They look strange
And I recognise
New me, new world.
And stillness fills the movement.
And movement fills the stillness.
And my mind asks:
But what changed?
I see the same world
But feel it is different.
It responds differently.
I act differently.
But physically it’s all the same.
My life is different.
Or so it feels.
What is that out there
If it so malleable
By this in here?
How can I impact that
When there is so much of it?
What’s the difference
Between my experience of reality
And reality itself?
Is there a difference?
What if someone else
Changes their experience of reality
Does that change mine?
And if it’s all moving together,
Then who’s doing the moving?
That’s a conversation killer.
I feel the resonance
And am the coherence
And that’s all I know
Here is a recording of an interview that Barbara Marx Hubbard did with me for her Shift Network course on Generation One. It was lots of fun and great to have Barbara asking the questions and holding space.
Here is an interview that Nicholas Beecroft did with me on the Future of Western Civilisation. He asks good questions! You can see the whole series here.
This is the pre-paper that I wrote for Wisdom University’s Fundamentals of Cosmometry virtual intensive. It carries a creative commons copyright.
This paper describes my current understanding of life, the fundamental patterns at work, and the implications of that for our work in the world – in a very compact nutshell! It draws on my collaboration with Dylan Newcomb, input from Marshall Lefferts at the Wisdom University Chartres intensive 2011, the work of Nassim Haramein, ECOtherapy concepts and practice of Hans Andeweg, and my own original ideas.
I understand reality as composed of what I call three primary architectures: material, relational and energetic. The quality of the material is defined by the quality of the relational which is defined by the quality of the energetic.
This is something I have been wanting to do for a while, and now it is going to happen! We are going to run a two-and-a-half day intensive to really dive into the essence of emergence, Theory U and presencing. Too often Theory U has been taken as a tool to apply to a system, whereas it is really a description of the natural cycle of emergence. At the core of the emergence process is the dropping away of the old, the stillness in the space which that leaves, and the birth of something new out of that womb. We will experience and reflect on the core of that process during this event, with real experiences from our work in the world. No knowledge of the model needed!
What is also very cool is that we have someone with real experience of hospicing (Ivo Callens) and of midwiving (Teresa Collins) on the team, to join myself and Gert van Santen holding the flow as a whole.
It is June 18-20 – nicely aligned with the summer solstice – and will be held at the beautiful and nourishing location of Samaya in Werkhoven, the Netherlands. It would be great to have you with us. Click here for more info.