A podcast about existence, meaning and how to master your own life. Hosted by Nils von Heijne and Amit Paul
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129 Jascha Rohr: Co-creation and how we can design empowering, co-creative processes
Jascha Rohr is a philosopher and chair of the Co-creation foundation based in Germany. This episods dives deep into the ins and outs of co-creation. We talk about the design principles and perspective of co-creation. Touching on Jaschas perspective and more than 25 years of experience in this field. How his craft as an instrument makers and the experience in permaculture design has influenced him in the work. His passion for tool making and shifting focus to generative sequences. And of course how is it that the statement that co-creation cannot fail could possibly be true? If you want to reach out to Jascha, take a training or learn more about co-creation visit the Co-Creation Foundation's website. Host: Amit Paul
128. Elin Bergman - Circular economy, where we are in this moment. A hopeful outlook.
Elin Bergman was called the circularity queen of Sweden in a podcast a title that stuck. Elin and I get to lean in to the challenging questions of how we become Circular. This is a conversation of different perspectives and starting points and Elins view and optimism is inspiring. We speak of plastics as a tool in our toolbox, the Ellen MacArthur foundation work on technical and organic cycles in circularity and how we can think about solutions in different spheres, we speak of course about the connection between the inner and outer - when we need something, how do we know what we need? And the importance of role models where Elin is most certainly one of the more inspirational and forceful examples of this. Here are some links and resources mentioned in the episode: Cradlenet, Nordic circular hotspot, Nordic circular arena, Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Youtube. We also talk about the Circular Gap report that had not yet come out at the time of the recording for this episode... Elin was right we are between Norway and the Netherlands with 3.4 % circularity - significantly less than we hoped for. The Netherlands are up to >22% in this final report - there are ways to go! Enjoy the conversation. Host: Amit Paul
127 Marilyn Mehlmann: Empowerment, co-creation and the being in service as long as it does not hurt anyone else
This week I connect with Legacy17 founder Marilyn Mehlmann. Marilyn is a lifelong activist with a dedication towards empowerment. She has spent her life in service of social and environmental challenges. As always the conversation is wide ranging and covering a number of topics. Co-creation, activism and curiosity, empowerment, the state of the world and the transformation we standing in front of. And we explore the principle of abilie: giving people what they need as long as it doesn't hurt me, you or anyone else. To get engaged, or to access the resources Marilyn refers to visit the Legacy17 webpage. This conversation was recorded in the days after the beginning of the Russian war in Ukraine 2022.
126. Jeremy D Johnson: Gebser, Development, Liminality, Relationality and Why it's Crucial to Decenter Progress
Jeremy D Johnson is a writer, scholar and podcast host. He is an integral scholar on Gebser and hosts the excellent podcast Mutations. You can find Jeremy's writing on mutations.blog. Or get in touch on Twitter or Patreon. This conversation is a deep dive into 'development', progress and liminality. We situate our current moment and then jump off the deep end. It was rich! We speak of progress, what the integral/developmental theorists (Gebser in particular) predicted through their work. We speak about technology, dance and ponder what omni-directional progress could look like. Especially if it's folded back into relationship with the biosphere. And Jeremy brings the radical and exciting idea of decentering progress - don't quite get what it means? Take a listen. Enjoy! Host Amit. Recorded on 21st of February 2022.
125 Robert Gilman - How we can use an understanding of our psychodynamics to become more efficient change makers
Robert Gilman is the physicist turned philosopher who dedicated his life to the intersection of inner and outer development. He is the founder of Bright Future Now and Bright future network (to find out more). Robert was the resident philosopher at the STOA in the end of 2021 and is a frequent voice in sensemaking circles. The conversation ranged from understanding our current moment, to trauma and to how we can use an understanding of (our own) psychodynamics to become more efficient change makers and community builders. We discuss the challenges we face and we get a glimmer of hope when considering phase shifts and exponential processes. Host: Amit Paul
124. Elizabeth Debold and Thomas Steininger: Emergent Dialogue and its potential for the meaning crisis
Elizabeth is a developmental psychologist and Thomas is a philosopher who have been engaged in and developed the Bohmian dialogue and developed the practice of Emergent Dialogue over the past 25+ years. The practice is one of speaking when spoken through, it aspires to let us connect to the inter subjective field or that which is bigger than us. I have personally been in their courses and can attest to the power and felt meaningfulness of this practise. The conversation hovers around the topic of Emergent Dialogue and what it is, as well as the potential it holds to address the meaning crisis which some argue is a core root to our current global predicament.
If you want to connect with Thomas and Elizabeth you can visit: One world in dialogue to find out more about Emergent Dialogue and engage. To learn more about the rest of their work check out their podcast Radio Evolve or visit Evolve World. Also an upcoming course (in 2022) at Life itself (more info on the link).
Nils has created something that is turning out to be a great influence in my life. I can't praise it enough.
A pod about the stuff that matters. Thank you Nils for sharing your wisdom and inviting voices to give even more valuable perspectives 🙏🏼
Thank you Nils ❤️
I have the honor of knowing Nils and love spending time with him engaging in thoughtful conversations. So nice to have his wisdom recorded on a podcast to bring with whenever I feel like going for a long walk!