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Posted On September 13, 2016By Steve McDonaldIn article, events

Berkeley Springs Transition Talks 24 September 2016

‘Explaining the Paradigm Shift‘  was a presentation at Berkeley Springs Transition Talks (West Virginia) in September 2016. The talk provided an overview of Dr CW Graves’ Emergent Cyclic Levels of Existence Theory (ECLET) and an interpretation of the imminent global paradigm shift taking us beyond the scientific-industrial era. Thanks to The Arlington Institute and its founder John L Petersen for hosting this presentation. View/download key presentation slides: transitiontalkssep2016slides Event poster: transitiontalkssep16poster      Read More

Posted On August 16, 2016By Steve McDonaldIn blog

Global paradigm shift

Globally there’s a major paradigm shift in progress that will eventually unseat the modern paradigm which has dominated the world since the scientific and industrial revolutions. The current shift is driven by the increasing complexity of life, arising from a rapid increase in our connectedness and speed of communication. It’s already clear that our dominant political and economic systems are failing us. From a human values perspective, people are beginning to search for alternative values and ways of solving our most pressing problems. It’s normal during a paradigm shift forRead More

Posted On May 24, 2016By Steve McDonaldIn blog

The Rise of Authoritarianism

  We are living in the space between two paradigms right now. The old paradigm systems are obviously failing (eg economic, political, industrial) and the next paradigm systems aren’t quite ready yet. It’s a very frustrating time for many. Historically what usually happens at this point is, people are so frustrated that their search for an answer looks backwards to the previous paradigm. In our case that means back to Authoritarianism which was dominant in the Middle Ages. Funnily enough this backward step actually speeds up the change process becauseRead More