We are creating an open, online Community of Self-conscious
Inquiry, Inference ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inference )
and Action, a Knowledge Lab
to crowd source the present global
consensus understanding of “Life-Itself.”
The Autognomics Institute (TAI)
Going Beyond…to know
Life-itself more fully
NY, USA - Technology
broadly defined as that hierarchical mode of inquiry which keeps drilling for
foundation notions upon which existent knowledge rests, it is clearly evident
in the wonder of young children expressed in their constant “what, why, how, -
- - -“. However, with their ongoing institutional learning constrained by
imposed rules as to what is to be valued,
their knowledge tends to the specific and their habits of learning dampen their
self-confidence in the value of open, free inquiry into whatever triggers their
We are building a web platform for
forming a grassroots people's online network (Community of Inquiry) of autonomous thinkers of all
ages and backgrounds and commitments. Together they will be the source of the
diverse experience, inspiration and innovation through which Humanity can
creatively participate in the continued co-evolution of a new consciousness for
understanding and explicating Life-Itself.
This approach is to be distinguished from any approach founded solely upon the
restricted experience and Material Worldview of an "authority-based"
selection of small communities of experts.
Initiating intention: Through the intentional gathering of living experience we might identify – bring
into focus – a common thread or threads of human experience about what it means
to be alive – what are the commons, unifying properties beyond the historic
“can reproduce”, etc. To
know life as initiating, creative, ever evolving, changing, becoming; To look
at consciousness – the organizing ways life forms, knows itself, creates its
complexity, yet manages to coherently maintain itself, create meaning,
experience itself, know itself both as whole as well as a part while permitting
maximum freedom and free will to actual entities of form and forming.
WHAT WE'RE CREATING
- AN INSPIRED COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
The immediate focus of this
Community of Inquiry is to serve as the online information/communications center
from which to organize a global internet-based people’s research network
from which the cooperative synthesis
and application of a computer-based form of a virtual citizen
philosopher/scientist can be realized. The intention is to structure
this effort as an open participation opportunity for anyone or everyone
at any time and anywhere to individually and/or collectively, dynamically and
interactively, record their personally experienced sense and conceptualization
of Life-Itself, ultimately with the
collaboration of one’s personal virtual citizen philosopher/scientist partner.
Purpose: To do philosophy of the ways of Life-itself - to explore realms of direct sense, intuitive
experience – not so much to argue perspectives, but to share perspectives, to
learn from one another with intention towards more complete understanding of
organizing ways common throughout living/live experience. Dare we say to discover organizing principles (realities so
obvious there is no other) towards a new science of Life-itself?
Background: So much of the current
dominant worldview is formed from having learned, known and grown a perception
of reality as an object-based representational view of reality in which we
live. It’s a world of thingness and
fixedness. Going beyond this “fixed” worldview opens opportunities for deeper
knowing of softer, subtle living process, energies and capacities such as
intuitive awareness, sensing, of knowing meaning-making, valuing beyond the
concrete, object-based view of reality.
explore these mysteries that we might better know ourselves (to self-know) as human beings/becomings (not human
fixed things) within a wholeness of constant initiating, changing, becoming,
creating, and knowing.
· To learn
from our collective experience pool – how life organizes itself in and with
each of us and to learn where we intersect in our experience – to be in our
“receptive mode” of intuitively knowing more of the ways of wholeness.
the following benefits might ensue:
1) A more
fully developed working hypotheses from which to seek deeper knowing, a more
complete worldview/life-view on ways of Life-itself.
2) Develop a
working infrastructure for sharing experiences – for capturing our stories
(nested levels of sharing).
3) A means
of distillation – through selecting the most coherent and comprehensive
examples of hypotheses on ways of Life-itself.
and applications of perspectives gained towards social and natural challenges
that have emerged from long-held “fixed” worldview developed from one-sided/incomplete
view known as our science/philosophy of material, object-based reality
We see this effort not as problem solving as if
there are problems to be fixed, but to create anew, to grow beyond that which
has taken habit and to encourage the forming of conscious presencing to see
that if by taking a wholistic/live perspective we might experience a shift in
what is possible; that in changing the focus of perspective – new ways become
possible, and that we learn how much we know already; that we have experience
as living beings but have not had the awareness or “language” for recognizing
what we live all the time.
Background: Since 1992, The AutoGnomics
Institute, Inc (TAI) a non-profit group doing research, consulting,
facilitation and education bringing together 75 years of study exemplified by a
paper authored by Norm Hirst on the emergent field “Towards a Science of Life as Creative Organism” http://www.autognomics.org/What-is-Life-Part-I.html recently published in the
Cosmos and History Journal of Natural
Philosophy. TAI brings the possible into focus to grow a new worldview of live processes; a radical perspective on
change for finding our way as human beings with consciousness of live, ever changing, creative processes
in and with life’s inherent ways. Follow on Twitter @autognomics. TAI reveals
that many of the World’s intractable problems stem largely from lack
of understanding of the MultiCoRelational organic ways with which Life-itself creates and is ever becoming, finding effective coherent
acts of truth with relevance and collective goodness. However the intention here is not to “fight” for dominant
perspective, but to elucidate a fuller perspective than what holds mainstream
science and popular consciousness.
With a hypothesis based on decades of philosophical, formal, and theoretical
studies combined with empirical
applications, TAI creates learning conversations with leaders at the front
lines of social change to further explore the live processes in which individuals, organizations, families,
institutions, governments and the world can and does function with greatest
coherence of good. A new perspective is needed to go beyond the object-based
worldview, a worldview inclusive of the dynamics known and experienced
throughout life yet not accounted for by our current science worldview.
President of TAI -- http://www.autognomics.org/Skye-Blog/, http://www.autognomics.org/Words-From-Skye-Hirst.html
Hamann: Chairman of TAI -- http://multicorelationism.blogspot.com/2007/03/mind-trust-jon-ray-hamann.html