Norm and Skye are co-founders among others of TAI. They bring unique perspectives to their emerging insights on the phenomenon of life and what it requires of us.

Norm's thesis emerging from his comprehensive and wide spectrum search for the role of values in science has given him both a history and experience with science of physics, information theory, logic, metaphysics and philosophy as well as mathematics and axiology that give him a perspective grounding from which he can leap, make quantum leaps into the unknown and feel at home – he shares here knowledge of this shifting reality from materialism to organism. 

Skye brings her empirical experience of using the emerging insights in coaching, healing, learning, of meeting with people up close and personal.  In this interchange, new world- views emerge out of the uniqueness of this intersection, healing and becoming true to ones own nature becomes more fully realized. Skye tells her story of life with Norm and their learning and loving together on this journey of discovery.
Norm's Blog
Life is Fundamental, Not Matter: A LifeVIEW
Friday, 09 March 2012

My Thoughts on my 8oth Birthday   3/8/2012


The question should be how does matter arise from life? Life is creative, but everything in flux would simply be chaos. As a ground for building order, life takes on habit - over-powering habit. The result is matter, entities that no longer are capable of self-acting. There is more to reality than we knew. Could there be living patterns of energy? Is there a biofield in pre-space creating matter?

..biology of the past is more like physics. That biology has led to the study of structure where we wind up with nothing but misleading guesses as to what processes are going on.  Now, electronic biology has been discovered. The living energy structure in our bodies is electronic and biophoton energy flows.  

Szent Gyorgi: said "If Nature wants to do something she will find a way to do it if there is no contradiction to basic rules of Nature. She has time to do so. (Living Nature also often works with more complex systems than the physicist uses for testing his theories.)[6]"

"From the organizing principles of life we can learn better choices for acting, both individually and for social policy." ~ Quote from Life As Creative Organisms by Norm Hirst


Life is sui generis, that is, life is unique and in a class by itself. It cannot be compared to or explained by physics.

Life is primordial activity, which Bohm called the implicate order.

Life means the organizing principles that are creating all forms of life.

An organism is not calculating, and second of all, it is connected to the requirements of its environment. Living organisms must live in an organismic environment to function. Organisms function to conform to coherence conditions imposed by their environment while co-creating coherent acts through internal processes that individuate and add their uniqueness to the whole. Thus organisms have a Janus character. Janus was a Roman God with a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions at the same time. An organism is looking both to its own unique experiences while sensing what also can be unique contextual conditions of the moment. Thus to develop their unique contributions, organisms must harmonize this reality and that is accomplished through the use of inherent value intelligence. I have found that this requires values as guiding force, as opposed to cause and effect. 

My Reflections of 80 years


I began at MIT delving into the foundations of knowledge from physics and mathematics to metaphysics, logics, biology and theology—and then into new findings in biophysics and quantum physics. 


..Instead, I would discover through a lifetime of inquiry that physics and it's foundations in substance metaphysics and accompanying logics is totally inappropriate for applications to understanding life. Way down deep human knowledge developed in a way that became committed to errors that destroy life.




Life requires a science that deals with the improbable.
Friday, 09 March 2012





"Scientific Materialism Destroys Life" - Now let's Make a Declaration for Life!!
Friday, 05 August 2011

"Scientific Materialism Destroys Life"…..says Norm Hirst of The Autognomics Institute.

 Recent laboratory discoveries reveal life-destroying errors in our dominant worldview.  These errors can result in wars, failure of social institutions and corruption.  The dominant worldview assumes materialism; but reality is a living organism. We will explore the difference.


The Phenomenon of Life and What are Possibilities and What it Requires of Us
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

 A dominant consciousness that's been with us for over 2500 years is shifting.  A fundamentally new worldview is emerging.   It demands new ways of knowing. A time of such fundamental shifts bring possibilities as well as confusion. Now new discoveries are revealing the arena we live in to be a living organism. Indeed it appears the cosmos is a living organism. A new understanding of what life is and the organizing principles in life are being revealed during the past two decades as never before.

Ironically, as humans, it seems we have much to learn about what it means to be alive because a majority of effort by humanity has gone into learning more about things, technology and matter, not life-itself. 

The current reality change is making a transition from a rigid, mechanistic, and materialistic worldview to one that is built on a foundation of interconnectedness, cooperation, and the intersection of science and spirituality. What used to work no longer will. We can find evidence everywhere.  Scientific materialism has dominated every fabric of our existence so much so that few people today even know that is was a philosophical metaphysical choice so many years ago (at least 2500) that took science in the direction it has.  Unfortunately, today, the nature of science has been totally lost.  We need to restore real science to provide help for us now in confusing times.  Read on the full thesis of Cosmology as Life Process here and let's get talking.
Words from Norm Hirst
Thursday, 16 September 2010

I have been an independent scholar studying living process and values for over 50 years with a Bachelor of Science from MIT and advanced studies at Yale with Alan Anderson and Fred Fitch and Charles Hartshorne on panentheism at University of Texas at Austin, as well as working on a 10 year study at The Linguistics Research Laboratory at University of Texas at Austin of information theory to determine the likelihood of it ever leading to artificial intelligence - conclusion was no - without a profound paradigm change of information theory. Conventional ideas as to information were wrong. The paradigm change has not occurred to this day.  And it was in working the Robert S. Hartman, philosopher who discovered in the 50's the existence of a value hierarchy in life - that I concluded that values would only function in a living process and that we needed to extend our notions of reality to include a living universe - not be confined to the little segment of physics.

See the Robert S. Hartman Institute -

Also see my paper published 2008 on Towards a Science of Life as Creative Organism in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy CLICK HERE