Holons and timespirits

... bolo'bolo é o plural de bolo, sendo bolo unha palabra para un barrio cultural e socialmente reforzado. A palabra grega para este tipo de barrios é demos, unha comuna autárquica. Así, o termo democracia realmente significa “a orde dos barrios” ou “a orde do pobo” que é pre-organizada en barrios...”

Sobre o autor

P.M. (Zürich, 1947), novelista (entre outras obras, Weltgeist Superstar, 1980; AKIBA, 2008, Manetti lesen, 2012), ten escrito libros e artigos sobre temas urbanísticos, ecolóxicos e políticos (Subcoma, 2000; Neustart Schweiz, 2009; “The Power of Neighbourhood” and the Commons, 2014), cofundou cooperativas de vivendas (Karthago, Kraftwerk1, NeNa1).

bolo'bolo. Traducido ao galego por Almundena Otero. Editado por axouxere

Etiquetas: #bolobolo #commons #urbanismo #ecoloxía #cooperativismo #organizaciónsociocomunitaria #literatura

“En las profundidades de nuestro inconsciente hay una obsesiva necesidad de un Universo lógico y coherente. Pero el Universo real se halla siempre un paso más allá de la lógica”.

De “Los proverbios de Muad'Dib”, por la princesa Irulan.

#FrankHerbert #Dune

“La verdad es algo que nace en el corazón, en cada momento, según las circunstancias, y puede cambiar con cada nueva circunstancia. Se debe buscar en cada instante con los ojos bien abiertos y el espíritu atento (…)

Cuando has contemplado y estudiado, aflora una síntesis interior que te dice `esto es la verdad´, y esta verdad viene con un paquete de luz, de fuerza y de felicidad al costado. Si la sigues, tienes la luz necesaria para defenderla, la fuerza para llevarla a la práctica, y la felicidad para disfrutarla ”.

Gandhi

#gandhi #cita #reflexión #NoViolenciaActiva

”... Although a good portion of society sees explorers as marginals or crazy, they don’t play against it.

Explorers listen their inner call and allow them to take shape. In this sense I live an artistic life more than anything else. A life of researcher, explorer, free man.”

Ecology

“The new science of ecology enriched the emerging systemic way of thinking by introducing two new concepts: community and network.

By viewing an ecological community as an assemblage of organisms bound into a functional whole by their mutual relationships, ecologists facilitated the change of focus from organisms to communities and back, applying the same kind of concepts to different systems levels”.

#Ecology #FritjofCapra #TheWebOfLife #SystemsThinking

Gestalt psychology and systems thinking

Gestalt psychologists led by Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang Köhler, saw the existence of irreductibles wholes as a key aspect of perception. Living organisms, they asserted, perceive things not in terms of isolated elements, but as integrated perceptual patterns, meaningful organized wholes, wich exhibit qualities that are absent in their parts.

Fritjof Capra. The web of life

#SystemsThinking #GestaltPsychology #FritjofCapra #TheWebOfLife

Organismic biology and systems thinking

The ideas set forth by organismic biologists during the first half of the [20th] century helped to give birth to a new way of thinking (systems thinking) in terms of connectedness, relatioships, context.

According to the systems view, the essential propierties of an organism, or living system, are propierties of the whole, wich none of the parts have. They arise from the interactions and relationships among the parts.

Fritjof Capra. The web of life.

Ref.: Paul Weiss

#LivingSystems #SystemsThinking #OrganismicBiology #FritjofCapra #TheWebOfLife #PaulWeiss

System

The biochemist Lawrence Henderson was influential through his early use of the term “system” to denote both living organisms and social systems. From that time on, a system has come to mean an integrated whole whose esential propierties arise from the relationships between its parts, and “systems thinking” the understanding of a phenomenon within the context of a larger whole.

This is, in fact, the root meaning of the word “system”, wich derives from the Greek 'synhistanai' (“to place together”). To understand things systematically literaly means to put them into a context, to establish the nature of their relarionships.

Fritjof Capra. The web of life.

#OrganismicBiology #LivingSystems #SocialSystems #SystemsThinking

“We must think of each part as an organ, that produces the other parts (so that each reciprocally produces the other)... Because of this, [the organism] will be both and organized and self-organizing being”

Kant

#SystemsThinking #DeepEcology #Kant

“Each creature is but a patterned gradation (Schattierung) of one great harmonious whole”.

Goethe.

#Goethe #SystemsThinking #DeepEcology