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Exploring Starts By Being Lost
You can only explore what you don't know about, where you haven't been.
Even if you explore what you know or where you are or where you've already been, the exploring happens with using new questions, new experiments, new perspectives, a new shape of your Box.
This means exploring begins by getting lost. When was the last time you set out to get lost? (This is not a rhetorical question...)
Getting lost is a new skill to develop: how to get lost, even in places you think you know about already.
A practitioner of Possibility Management may work 10 years to arrive at the point of not knowing the person they wake up next to in the morning. This could be the beginning of a very interesting day of exploration.
The central implication here is that exploring is an act of creation. First you create ways to enter territories you have never been before. You can do this by:
Getting lost means going the other way than your habitual behaviors and thought patterns would have you go. Getting lost means looking into the dark places, the shadow world, where your attention usually avoids.
Getting lost means asking dangerous questions, nonlinear questions.
Getting lost means forgetting who you are supposed to be.
Getting lost means ignoring your assumptions, avoiding expectations and conclusions, yours and others'.
Getting lost means asking the next question, and the next.
Getting lost means staying present in a small NOW and a small HERE so that you carry less baggage and can turn right angles at light speed.
Getting lost means noticing what you are noticing with, entering the waking state.
Getting lost means choosing another purpose than mere survival.
Getting lost means shifting identity.
Getting lost means starting over again!
What's around you?
Why are you there?
Where else could you be?
What's inside of you?
Why is it like that?
How else could it be?
Dive in! The water is fine!
Books To Read, Books To Write
Each new distinction you get builds matrix in your energetic body to catch more consciousness.
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1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0101.00) (in Deutsch Kolumbus' Erbe: Wie Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen die Ozeane überquerten und die Welt von heute schufen) by Charles Mann. Most Western history books describe North and South America before Columbus arrived in 1492 as a vast, underused territory, sparsely populated by primitives whose cultures would bow before the advanced technologies of the Europeans. For decades, though, among the archaeologists, anthropologists, paleolinguists, and others whose discoveries Charles C. Mann brings together in 1491, different stories have been emerging. Among the revelations: the first Americans may not have come over the Bering land bridge around 12,000 B.C. but by boat along the Pacific coast 10 or even 20 thousand years earlier; the Americas were a far more urban and populated with bigger cities than Europe at the time, with healthier people, bigger trade routes, and more technologically advanced than white people assume; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rain forest can be seen as products of human intervention. This is an important and totally eye-opening book. e.g. One linguist was compiling a dictionary of the language of the inhabitants of the horn of South America which consisted mostly of relationship words and verbs. The linguist died before his dictionary was completed, yet it already contained more words than the English Oxford Dictionary of the time.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0228.00) (in deutsch Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität: Prinzipien für persönlichen und beruflichen Erfolg) This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, many of which mirror Possibility Management distinctions and tools, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
7 Rules You Were Born to Break: How Intelligent Misbehavior Can Help You and Your Organization Thrive by Rick Lewis. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0200.00) 7 Rules You Were Born to Break is an exploration of 7 rules we unconsciously obey and the power of breaking them. This book reveals the secrets of a professional misbehaver who turned his passion for mischief into a successful career as an internationally renowned entertainer. In his rise from the streets as a juggler, jester and busker, to the banquet halls of the corporate elite as a headlining comedian, Rick Lewis faced the 7 hidden rules that oppose our fulfillment and success. Lewis guides us through the silent shadows of our rule-oriented society through his performing stories, illustrating with warmth, humor and passion the unwritten laws that disempower us and which we must break to claim our birthright to excellence.
The Alchemy Of Love And Sex (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0102.00) (in deutsch Transformation von Liebe und Sexualität) by Lee Lozowick. Here are collected insights, secrets and practices for navigating the evolving dynamics of physical and energetic intimacies with your partner.
The Alchemy Of Transformation (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0103.00) (in deutsch Die Alchimie der Wandlung. Gespräche eines Baul-Meisters) by Lee Lozowick. From the Baul perspective, ongoing transformation is the way of life and love. Warning: Significant Box expansion.
Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0167.00). When Helena Norberg-Hodge first arrived in Ladakh, in northern India, she found a pristine environment and a people who exhibited remarkable vitality and joy. But then came economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, a whole range of problems—from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide—have begun to appear for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, is neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the product of political and economic decisions—and those decisions can be changed. In a new preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way to both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures—strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy society means and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future.
Aquarian Conspiracy: personal and social transformation in our time by Marilyn Ferguson (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0104.00). A breathtaking, compelling study of the changes in work, relationships, medicine, religion and education that comprised the birth of the New Age. Now reset and redesigned in a compact volume, here is the human potential masterwork that defined the New Age.
Aquarius Now (in deutsch Die sanfte Revolution: Gelebte Visionen für eine menschlichere Welt) by Marilyn Ferguson (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0105.00). What a genius of synthesis this woman was. "We have no enemy except ourselves and the mess we’ve made individually and collectively by refusing to look at what we’re doing to our bodies, our minds, our society, and the earth itself. We’ve been seduced by the cult of numbers, caught in a web of mindless materialism, obsessed with competition, with winning and losing, afraid of anything that can’t be seen or measured, and in the grip of an economic model where only that which generates more money is worth pursuing.” Back in 1982 Marilyn Ferguson's book Aquarian Conspiracy (in deutsch Die sanfte Verschwörung) changed my life. Maybe this one will change yours. I spoke with Marilyn on the phone several times before she died rather suspiciously in 2008 from a 'heart attack'.
Autobiography Of A Yogi (in deutsch Autobiographie eines Yogi: Das Lebenszeugnis des großen indischen Meisters, der zum Mittler zwischen westlicher und östlicher Religiosität wurde) by Paramahansa Yogananda (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0106.00). This is a classic introduction to the Indian spiritual traditions written by one of the most respected practitioners. Many of the miracle stories he tells are unbelievable, yet, I think they are true. This is the handbook of the Self Realization Fellowship.
Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken. "Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media. Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken's many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who despair of the world's fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself." (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0179.00 )
Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0233.00) Great questions give birth to great adventures. Born to Run opens with a deceptively simple question: “How come my foot hurts?” What follows from this inquiry is a journey that passes quickly beyond the domain of Modern Culture and allopathic medicine into the wisdom of Mexico’s ancient Tarahumara running people, into the wildness of superathletes living on the fringe, into the elegance and mechanics of the human foot, into the joys of having a body, into the ecstasy of sharing life with others. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other… but to be with each other.” Warning: You might ditch your running shoes after reading this book. And that might be ok.
Building Love That Lasts by Clinton Callahan. (NOTE: Building Love That Lasts is a re-issue of Radiant Joy Brilliant Love with a new title and cover. The original printing sold out. The contents have been updated only to correct internet links, and to provide the many experiments with Matrix Codes for easily recording your Matrix Points in the StartOver.xyz free-to-play massively-multiplayer online-and-offline matrix-building thoughtware-upgrade personal-transformation adventure-game!) (MATRIX CODE: BLTL0000.00). The most recent and complete information about relationship and communication, about being a man or a woman in next culture (archearchy), and about the crucial initiations into adulthood. This book is required reading for learning to navigate to extraordinary spaces of love and intimacy.
Cat’s Cradle (in Deutsch Katzenwiege) by Kurt Vonnegut Jr (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0107.00). This book is a little depressing, but not unrealistic. Here is where Vonnegut first introduces distinctions about cultural relativity, meaning your culture is no more real and valid than the culture of the people you are trying to belittle or eradicate. No wonder the Americans, Australians, Japanese, Chinese, etc. could thoughtlessly and arrogantly wipe out original inhabitants thinking, "Our culture is better than your culture if we can kill you." No wonder Hernando Cortez and the other Catholic Portuguese and Spanish Conquistadores rubbed small-pox puss into blankets and gave them generously as "vergiftet" gifts to the Incas, Aztecs, Mayans and other natives of the Americas, knowingly exterminating 93% of original populations. No wonder there could be Apartheid and racism and ongoing war between Jewish/American Christians and Moslems. We were not yet initiated into cultural relativity. Fortunately that is happening now... One of the characters in Cat's Cradle, Bokonon, is definitely a Possibility Manager. The book is full of useful models and new words, such as 'grand falloon' and 'karass' which have successfully entered next-culture vocabulary, to join words like 'grok' from Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.
Choice Theory by William Glasser (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0108.00). Harper Collins. A central book for understanding Possibility Management's approach to taking radical responsibility for choosing, one of the three powers of a human being. Also see William Glasser's book Reality Therapy (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0109.00).
Coming Back To Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0180.00) "Personal empowerment in the face of planetary despair. Deepening global crises surround us. We are beset by climate change, fracking, tar sands extraction, GMOs, and mass extinctions of species, to say nothing of nuclear weapons proliferation and Fukushima, the worst nuclear disaster in history. Many of us fall prey to despair even as we feel called to respond to these threats to life on our planet. Authors Joanna Macy and Molly Brown address the anguish experienced by those who would confront the harsh realities of our time. In this fully updated edition of Coming Back to Life , they show how grief, anger, and fear are healthy responses to threats to life, and when honored can free us from paralysis or panic, through the revolutionary practice of the Work that Reconnects. New chapters address working within the corporate world, and engaging communities of color as well as youth in the Work."
Confident Under Pressure: Discover the Hidden Advantages of Stress (And Slightly Expanded) by Rick Lewis. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0199.00).
Conscious Parenting (in Deutsch Spirituelle Erziehung. Hilfreiche Ratschläge, Praktische Weisheit) by Lee Lozowick (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0110.00). The book explodes with examples applying spiritual principles to every day life in practical detail. Warning: Significant Box expansion.
Creating by Robert Fritz (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0111.00). This is a central volume in the Possibility Management study books. Robert Fritz delivers many powerful and clarifying distinctions about responsibility, creating, and stepping into a life that truly matters to you.
Daemon by Daniel Suarez (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0181.00) and Freedom by Daniel Suarez (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0182.00). (NOTE: These two books together make one story but earn 3 Matrix Points each.) . (NOTE: In Daemon, there is a particularly abusive and unnecessary scene around page 50 where Loki is in a bar - we suggest you rip these 2 or 3 pages out before reading the book.) "Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. Even as civil war breaks out in the American Midwest in a wave of nightmarish violence, former detective Pete Sebeck--the Daemon's most powerful, though reluctant, operative--must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a movement designed to protect the new world order. In a world of shattered loyalties, collapsing societies, and seemingly endless betrayal, the only thing worth fighting for may be nothing less than the freedom of all humankind."
Designing Regenerative Cultures by Daniel Wahl. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0183.00) "This is a 'Whole Earth Catalog' for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what's wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures - and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large. In this remarkable book, Daniel Wahl explores ways in which we can reframe and understand the crises that we currently face, and he explores how we can live our way into the future. Moving from patterns of thinking and believing to our practice of education, design and community living, he systematically shows how we can stop chasing the mirage of certainty and control in a complex and unpredictable world. The book asks how can we collaborate in the creation of diverse regenerative cultures adapted to the unique biocultural conditions of place? How can we create conditions conducive to life?" How can we create next culture... archearchy?
The Diamond Age (in Deutsch Diamond Age) by Neal Stephenson (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0112.00). The friendly John Percival Hackworth is a nanotechnician who just finished developing a 'book', A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, which is actually an interactive-supercomputer designed to teach a young girl to take her authority back and think for herself in a stifling society. It performs its functions perfectly. Unfortunately Hackworth loses the book, and it falls into the hands of a street urchin whose Box is expanded by the book to the point that she changes the culture of Shanghai. As a parallel project, I am coding Possibility Management into a picture language (making a pictionary) to be loaded into the laptops being dropped into village children behind the lines of civilization through One Laptop Per Child www.wiki.laptop.org. If you want a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer for yourself (or Young Gentleman's Illustrated Primer... for that matter...) you might find it alive and waiting for you for free online at StartOver.xyz.
Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings (in Deutsch Die Kraft des bewussten Fühlens, translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press, 2nd Edition) written by Clinton Callahan (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0114.00). This book is full of photographs, thoughtmaps, and clear instructions for doing initiatory edgework experiments that build matrix to hold more consciousness. It is required reading for Possibility Team, Possibility Coaching, Possibility Mediation, Possibility Psychology, Memetic Engineering, Emotional Healing Processes, Negotiating 5 Body Intimacies, and a life of High Level Fun.
The Discovery of Slowness (original German title: Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit) by Sten Nadolny (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0168.00). This book is a map for understanding a whole new domain of human potential. It is a biographical account and yet a psychological celebration. It gives you the key to escape modern culture overwhelming pressure to hurry your way through life till it is too late to live.
Dune (in Deutsch Der Wüstenplanet) by Frank Herbert (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0113.00). In this saga of a young man's initiations, trainers, elders, strangers, witches and his lover deliver many Possibility Management distinctions. There are numerous additional volumes in the Dune series and several films made based on these books, but none of them come close to this opening volume by Frank Herbert.
Dragon Dreaming by John Croft (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0169.00) et. al. is a project design soft-technology ebook which asserts that 100% of your dreams can come true. Dragon Dreaming is a work in progress: Dragon Dreaming has emerged from the work of the Gaia Foundation in Western Australia. Dragon Dreamers from Brazil to Russia and from Canada to the Congo are part of a learning, living community, where everyone is doing their best. This e-book is just part of the developing body of information about Dragon Dreaming. http://www.dragondreaming.org/wp-content/uploads/DragonDreaming_eBook_english_V02.09.pdf
Ecotopia (in deutsch Ein Weg nach Ökotopia) by Ernest Callenbach (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0116.00). The setting is the early 21st century. Ecotopia is a new country made out of what used to be Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It has been independent for several decades. At last, an official visitor from New York is admitted: Will Weston, top investigative reporter. Like a modern Gulliver, Weston is sometimes horrified sometimes impressed despite himself, and sometimes touched by the strange practices he encounters - which include ritual war games, collective ownership and operation of farms and factories, and an attention to trees and reforestation which borders on tree-worship.
Ecovillage Living by Hildur Jackson (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0184.00). Hildur was the wife of Ross Jackson, who is the author of Occupy Worldstreet. Ecovillage Living is a guide to everything you've always wanted to know about ecovillages, from the tools to make them happen to the people behind them. If you have ever dreamed of natural housing, water treatment systems, solar panels, composting toilets . . . If you have wanted to work close to home, have neighbors whom you know, live in a safe place for your children, or have a more harmonious lifestyle . . . If you're building a community or nanonation gameworld, and want to learn from others' experiences . . . then this is the book for you. It is an unprecedented how-to, and why account of ecovillage living, and a vibrant story of people spearheading a lifestyle which is rapidly growing into a next-culture (archearchy) future.
Ender´s Game (in deutsch Enders Spiel) by Orson Scott Card (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0117.00). The best book on team leadership and the function of practice I have ever found. In 2013 a film based on the Ender's Game books was released. The pictures are pretty exciting but the film fails to capture the wonderful and astonishing energy and teambuilding spirit delivered by the book.
Endgame Vol.1: The problem of civilization by Derrick Jensen (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0163.00)
Endgame Vol.2: Resistance by Derrick Jensen (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0164.00)
The Essence Of Parenting by Anne Johnson and Vic Goodman (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0119.00). This is an extensively explained invitation to an excellent context for child raising.
Finite and Infinite Games: a vision of life as play and possibility (in deutsch Endliche und unendliche Spiele: Die Chancen des Lebens) by Joseph P. Carse (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0120.00). There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. This is a key book for understanding how Possibility Management works.
Getting Real by Lee Lozowick, Hohm Press, Prescott, Arizona, 2007 (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0121.00). If you want to read a spiritual book that Clinton Callahan recommends, you can start with this one. (After that read In The Fire by Lee Lozowick.)
Gifts Of Unknown Things (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0122.00) or Lifetide (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0165.00) or Lightning Bird (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0166.00) by Lyall Watson. Or read all three. Gifts and Lifetide expand your Box about what is possible for human beings. Lightning Bird is the story of an archeologist in Africa who becomes as a man of 30,000 years ago to find the secrets others failed to find. I can't tell if any if the above three books are in German yet, but I did find Dark Nature: a natural history of evil in deutsch Die Nachtseite des Lebens. Eine Naturgeschichte des Bösen, which is also a superb example of Lyall Watson's deeply curious intelligence, and helpful in your underworld work.
Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0229.00) "E. C. Scar Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D. How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? "
Going Dark by Guy R. McPherson. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0230.00) (NOTE: We recommend that you read this book together with others in a Study Group with some skilled Possibilitators so that you all can do emotional healing processes during your journey. Please take this suggestion seriously...) "We are the last individuals of our species on Earth. How shall we respond? How shall we act? If industrial civilization is maintained, climate change will cause human extinction in the near term. If industrial civilization falls, sufficient ionizing radiation will be released from the world's nuclear power plants to cause human extinction in the near term. In the wake of this horrific conclusion, conservation biologist Guy McPherson proposes we act with compassion, courage, and creativity. He suggests we act with the kind of empathy for which humans are renowned. In other words, he suggests we act with decency toward the humans and other organisms with which we share this beautiful planet. Going Dark is the story of one scientist's response to the horrors we face. This is a deeply personal narrative infused with abundant evidence to support its terrifying claims."
Goodnight Feelings (in deutsch: Gute Nacht Gefühle, translated by Marion Lutz, published by Next Culture Press) by Clinton Callahan, illustrated by Timo Wuerz (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0115.00). Good Night Feelings invites little ones and big ones to round out their day together during picture-enhanced heart-to-heart sharing. Any sad moments, strong or subtle frustrations, spurts of fear, and ripples of joy – all are completed and washed away during this safely guided and respectful exchange that occurs while reading the book together. Each feeling has a right to exist. When you listen carefully to your own feelings and the feelings of others, the feelings can explain interactions and heal wounds that logical thinking could never resolve. The book empties your emotional garbage can for a good night's rest and a fresh start in the morning. Good Night Feelings could become the most exciting book on your child's shelf because each time you read it together new stories emerge with surprising depth and freshness.
The Great Growing Up: being responsible for humanity's future by John Renesch (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0123.00). The Gaian Road Team got to interview John in his San Francisco apartment in 2013. His book addresses an urgent collective choice: to opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet Earth. The choice is accomplished through a change of thinking that supports a paradigm shift - from adolescent self-centeredness to adult responsibility for all life forms. Anyone willing to genuinely "grow up” can make this necessary choice. Ever-increasing numbers of individuals today are already growing in consciousness and are training themselves to take on leadership roles in bringing about the first conscious evolution of our species. This represents a mostly invisible global movement of historic proportions. John's book invites anyone concerned with humanity's future to participate in this new thinking.
High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them (in deutsch Countdown für eine bessere Welt: Lösungen für 20 globale Probleme) by J. F. Rischard, Basic Books Inc. published in 2002 (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0124.00). Taking responsible action depends on your level of clarity about what’s really going on as well as on the number of real options you can choose from. This book is so full of clarity and reasonable options that it completely changed my life focus when I read it in 2007 when there were already only 15 years left to solve the 20 problems. Now there are a mere 8 years remaining. If J.F.s asessments are even close to being accurate, you and I have front row seats to global collapse. Did you ever sit in front row seats at Sea World when the Killer Whale jumps? We are about to get splashed with more than a bit of cold salty water.
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0125.00) is humorous, touching and no-nonsense adventures about remembering our true nature. The questioning and answering of both characters is an inner discovery for everyone who is on the path. Flying lessons guaranteed. Reading Illusions 2: the Adventures of a Reluctant Student is also recommended. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0231.00)
The Impossible Conversation by Dean Spillane Walker (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0161.00). In The Impossible Conversation, Dean Walker takes the reader’s hand and compassionately asks them to join him in exploring our global crises. He leads us past the realm of climate deniers, cynical corporate And government players and disempowered citizens – to a far more sober, clear and empowered place where we might reclaim our agency, regain access to truth in this Post-Truth world and stand for what
Truly matters. Walker does this by reminding us how we got into these predicaments In the first place. Yes, Walker includes the vetted facts and figures he calls The Sober Data of our predicament, but the main thrust and strength of
The Impossible Conversation is that we carry those data and projections into our hearts and discover how to keep our hearts open even when we consider the most challenging aspects of our present and near future. In The Impossible Conversation we are invited to intimately reconnect: with our own inner wisdom, with the miracle that is every other human and with our magnificent, magnanimous Earth. I urge you to take this book into your heart and allow it to become part of your blood and bones. (Book Review by Carolyn Baker. PhD., author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis.)
Impro: improvisation and the theatre (not in deutsch yet, but there is this: Theaterspiele: Spontaneität, Improvisation und Theatersport) by Keith Johnstone (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0126.00). Here is a small handbook which is totally overflowing with amazing distinctions and exercises for building improvisational theater skills - crucial for Trainer Path. Keith Johnstone also opens the universe of conscious status transactions and the surprising resource of nonlinear possibilities that can be accessed in trance theater. You may also like to read Impro for Storytellers by Keith Johnstone. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0232.00)
In Search Of The Miraculous (in deutsch Auf der Suche nach dem Wunderbaren) by P. D. Ouspensky (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0127.00). This thick book opens the door to incredibly clear information about holding and navigating space. It is about taking radical responsibility for things you never thought could be taken responsibility for. Peter Ouspensky was a student of G. I . Gurdjieff, a teacher from Eastern Europe who taught about "The Fourth Way - the way of the sly man" mostly in Paris. It is worth wrestling this book to its end. This edition has a forward written my Marianne Williamson... yes, the Marianne Williamson who recently ran as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America. What kind of shifts could happen if she had won?
Ishmael (in deutsch Ismael) by Daniel Quinn (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0129.00). An adventure for the mind and the spirit. Daniel Quinn said, "Something better than civilization is waiting for us." He knows what he is talking about.
Island (in deutsch Eiland) by Aldous Huxley (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0130.00). This is one of the 4 next culture community books I recommend to people, along with Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You by Dorothy Bryant, and Watch The North Wind Rise by Robert Graves.
The Jump Into Life by Arnaud Desjardins (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0131.00). This book describes what happens when you truly understand and therefore cannot help but live from the context generated by that little phrase on the Map of Possibility: “Everything is neutral.”
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0160.00). A young girl's look on the world of grown-ups. There is a culture-to-culture conversation that runs through the book through the eyes of an innocent but not stupid girl named Scout. "I came to the conclusion that people are peculiar," is what she decides at 9 years of age, after observing the ways of the adults in her hometown: Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. This is a romanticized handbook about how to question the culture that you were born in without falling in the traps of being either adaptive or defensive.
The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You (in deutsch Die Insel der Ata) by Dorothy Bryant (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0132.00). An excellent story about the transformations that can occur while encountering a working community. Highly recommended.
The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad by Derrick Jensen. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0192.00) This is a novel of serious intentions, that women band together and empower each other to step out of the patriarchal empire and protect themselves from uninitiated adolescent patriarchal 'men' without hesitation. Yay Derrick Jensen!
Leadership and Self Deception (in deutsch Raus aus der Box! Über den Umgang mit der Selbsttäuschung) by the Arbinger Institute (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0133.00). Here you will find a procedure for taking radical responsibility, starting with yourself.
The Life Of Milarepa by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0134.00). Milarepa's teacher Marpa eventually sent him to sit in a cave high up in the Tibetan Himilayas. If you go to that cave now you can stand in there and find a place where Milarepa left a message for all to see about what he learned about reality. There is a handprint melted into the solid rock made by Milarepa's hand during meditation.
Local Is Our Future by Helena Norberg-Hodge (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0170.00). Distilling the wisdom gleaned from four decades of activism and direct experience in both the global North and South, Helena lucidly deconstructs the old narrative of ‘progress’ through technological advance and corporate growth, while presenting a concise and compelling case for economic localization. Her arguments are supported by real-world examples proving that – beneath the radar of the mainstream media and far from the fetishized techno-utopia of Silicon Valley – healthy and vibrant futures, built upon connection to nature and community, are already in the making.
Magical Child books by Joseph Chilton Pearce, 4 related books addressing energetic and archetypal body considerations in child raising and parenting that are completely ignored by the mainstream and by school. If nothing else, these possibilities give you good reason to take your kids out of school.
1. Magical Child by Joseph Chilton Pearce (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0185.00). "Pearce traces the growth of the mind-brain from birth to adulthood. He connects the alarming rise in autism, hyperkinetic behavior, childhood schizophrenia, and adolescent suicide to the all too common errors we make in raising and educating our children. Then he shows how we can restore the astonishing wealth of creative intelligence that is the birthright of every human being. Pearce challenged all our notions about child rearing, and in the process challenges us to re-examine ourselves. Pearce's message is simple: it is never too late to play, for we are all Magical Children."
2. (From) Magical Child to Magical Teen by Joseph Chilton Pearce. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0186.00) "A groundbreaking perspective on Nature's plan for full human creativity and intelligence during the teen years:
- Shows what is at the core of today's serious social and psychological problems
- Explores the sexual and spiritual stage of adolescent development
- Details the connection between adolescent brain and heart development and the issue of nature vs. nurture
Something is supposed to happen during the adolescent years--something greater than MTV, video games, and the Internet. Joseph Chilton Pearce describes this something as the natural mandate for post-biological development--the development of the sexual and spiritual senses and expansion of our growth process outside of our bodies and into the physical world that surrounds us. Though first written in the mid 1980s, the message of From Magical Child to Magical Teen is even more compelling and helpful today--especially for those who live with and work with adolescents."
3. Magical Child Matures by Joseph Chilton Pearce (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0187.00). "Arguing that current birthing and child-rearing practices oppose Nature's plan for human development, the author reviews the stages of human development and suggests that Nature's plan includes, at maturation, a spiritual stage of development."
4. Magical Parent, Magical Child: the art of joyful parenting by Joseph Chilton Pearce. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0188.00) "This parenting guide presents seven principles for guiding and teaching children in today's turbulent learning environment. It replaces traditional adult-child formulas, rewards, and punishments with playful interaction, creative intelligence, and insight. With the goal of raising happy, healthy, intelligent young people, the book adopts proven strategies that allow top athletes and others to perform at high levels, called variously "zone," "flow," and "play." Using these concepts, parents and other caregivers will learn how to create and maintain "Optimum Learning Relationships" with children of any age."
The Magus (in deutsch Der Magus) by John Fowles. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0172.00). From an Amazon book review by Robert Janda: "I was surprised to see this book rated so low with only 3 stars as I feel this is one of the best novels I have ever read. It is the story of a wealthy benefactor who, each year, picks a fated individual and infuses his world with events and characters designed to bring him to terms with himself and to evolve his consciousness. Don't miss it." And from another review by Pete Wilkins: "The Magus has inspired legions of fans and no small number of readers who are still asking, "What was that?" Having read both versions, I prefer the revised edition, but there is not a huge difference between the two. The new introduction, however, provides some fascinating insights into a novel that continues to amaze and perplex readers, including this one. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recommend The Magus. But be prepared - the novel will lull you in with lush descriptions of the Greek Isles before blowing your mind with Urfe's bizarre encounter with intrigue, betrayal, and ultimately (perhaps?) redemption."
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (in deutsch Der Mond ist eine herbe Geliebte) by Robert A. Heinlein (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0136.00). This is the story of a core group of people (and one computer) organizing independence from an oppressive corporatocracy. Sound familiar? In this book Robert Heinlein gives the instructions for how to create a radically-responsible local-authority nonlinear and collaborative revolutionary organization. Check it out. We call it http://3cells.org.
Mount Analogue (in deutsch Der Analog. Ein nicht-euklidischer, im symbolischen Verstand authentischer alpinistischer Abeneeuerroman) by René Daumal (1952) (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0138.00). Here is an amazing archetypal story about the initiatory path of discovery, evolution, and group work. Mr. Daumal died half-way through writing this short book from a long illness. René's incredible wife, Vera Milanova, saw the importance of René's book and provided important notes at the back of the book about where René would have taken the remainder of the story. The notes are like finding precious missing pieces of a treasure map.
The Number of the Beast (in deutsch Die Zahl des Tiers) (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0137.00) by Robert Heinlein. This is a rollicking Heinlein story of teamwork between two couples. Indeed, many Possibility Management communication skills are demonstrated.
Occupy World Street (in deutsch Occupy World Street - Roadmap für den radikalen Wandel) by Ross Jackson (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0139.00). (www.occupyworldstreet.org) This is the book which the Possibility Management Pirate Translation Team transformed into German without previous permission, and then, because it was already translated, got it published in German with Hirzel Verlag. In addition to giving an accurate assessment of current eco-political reality on Earth, Ross Jackson, co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network, also gives us a pathway to establish a Gaian League of Nations operating around a set us sustainable values.
Odd John by Olaf Stapledon. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0171.00) "John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change." The point is that most of you reading this list of books and building Matrix are already genius, by ordinary standards, not so different from John Wainwright. Some of what he goes through in this story is what you are going through in your life, for example, looking for your Tribe... This book is a must-read for Trainer Pathians. Also read Olaf Stapledon's other book: Star Maker (in deutsch Der Sternenschöpfer) by Olaf Stapledon (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0151.00).
Of Water and The Spirit (in deutsch Vom Geist Afrikas) by Malidoma Patrice Somé (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0140.00). This is one of the most amazingly clear and mind-blowing reports of African initiatory process from the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso. It gives you the idea of what initiation truly can be.
Open Space Technology (in deutsch Open Space Technology: Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis) by Harrison Owen (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0141.00). A user handbook for a powerful and fun nonlinear meeting technology that uses creative sanctuary and parallel play. For an even more exciting meeting technology from Possibility Management, try using Torus Technology!
Original Wisdom (in deutsch Das Lächeln der Senoi: was es bedeutet ein Mensch zu sein) by Robert Wolff (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0142.00). This is the only book in which I had a tacit understanding and experience about what is lost when modern culture extinguishes indigenous and original intelligence. "Seeing" is a resource that guaranteed us a sustainable culture for over 40.000 years. I've written emails back and forth with Robert over the past years. He died in December 2015 at his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. His family did not protect his website. Clinton Callahan has since then made a replacement website (wildwolff.mystrikingly.com), uploaded all the files he had collected from Robert Wolff's writings, and invited others to send him any additional writings they thought should be shared. Robert Wolff would have liked this.
Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0143.00). The source of some of our favorite Possibility Management thoughtmaps. A must-read book. For more see www.gordontraining.com.
The People's History by Howard Zinn (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0162.00). "Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, it is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of--and in the words of--America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles--the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality--were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term."
Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0144.00). Many exercise, total clarity. The man knows what he is talking about.
Radiant Joy Brilliant Love NOTE: The first printing of Radiant Joy Brilliant Love is sold-out and the Arizona publisher has re-released the same contents under a new title: Building Love That Lasts. (in deutsch Wahre Liebe im Alltag, translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press, 4th printing) by Clinton Callahan (MATRIX CODE: BLTL0000.00). The most recent and complete information about relationship and communication, about being a man or a woman, and about the crucial rites of passage into adulthood. Required reading for learning to navigate to extraordinary spaces of love and intimacy.
Radical Honesty (deutsch Radikal Ehrlich) by Brad Blanton (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0145.00). Straight. Funny. Touching. Encouraging. Transformative. You can do it, but only if you try. "We all lie like hell," says Dr. Brad Blanton. "It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us." But you *CAN* escape the jail of your mind! For over 20 years, Radical Honesty has helped tens of thousands of people do exactly that. This is not a kinder, gentler self-help book. Dr. Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explores the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. He shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. And what keeps you in our self-built jails is *lying.* Not telling your friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what you do, feel, or think keeps you locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the practical tools you can use to escape from that jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it.
Radical Parenting (in deutsch: Radikal ehrliche Elternschaft translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press) by Brad Blanton (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0146.00). Brad is not presenting himself in a good light in this book. That is the book's value. It's honest. The writing is based on Brad's personal experiences, including his shadow side. The book is thorough because over the years Brad has had so many clients for psychotherapy who have repeated over and over again the same family breakdown symptoms, that Brad's ideas and shared skills drill directly to the source. A life changing read.
Reality Therapy by William Glasser. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0109.00) In Deutsch as Realitätstherapie. Neue Wege der Psychotherapie.) Glasser's classic bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold, examines his alternative to Freudian psychoanalytic procedures, explains the procedure, contrasts it to conventional treatment, and describes different individual cases in which it was successful. "This is an extraordinarily significant book. Readers will themselves discover that it is courageous, unconventional, and challenging. And future developments will, I predict, show that it is also scientifically and humanly sound." Also see William Glasser's book Choice Theory (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0108.00).
Resistance Against Empire by Derrick Jensen. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0189.00) Yes, Possibility Management strategy goes more like this: "You don't change things by fighting against the existing gameworlds. You change things by building new gameworlds that make the existing gameworlds irrelevant." And... if aliens were poisoning Earth, killing 200 species a day, burning forests, dumping plastic and other toxic wastes into the oceans, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) greenhouse gases, depleting water tables, desertifying the planet, forcing people to participate in economic enslavement, at what point would you do something to stop them? If you are getting to that point, it might help you to hear what others are up to in this area. This is the book for you (along with Derrick Jensen's Endgame books).
Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0190.00) "In this thoughtful, culturally rich, mind-expanding book, Tyson Yunkaporta makes carvings of what he wants to say, channeling his thoughts through symbols and diagrams rather than words. He yarns with people, looking for ways to connect images and stories with place and relationship to create a coherent world view, and he uses sand talk, the Aboriginal custom of drawing images on the ground to convey knowledge. In Sand Talk, he provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It's about how we learn and how we remember. It's about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It's about finding different ways to look at things. Most of all it's about a very special way of thinking, of learning to see from a native perspective, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the Earth around us, and how it can save our world." Michael Pörtner, Dagmar Thürnagel, and Michael Hallinger joined Tyson Yunkaporta for a five-day walkabout in Australia in 2019. Ask them to yarn about it.
The Secret of Men by Steve Biddulph (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0191.00), and The New Manhood by Steve Biddulph (in deutsch Männer auf der Suche: Sieben Schritte zur Befreiung) (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0135.00). We are saddened to say that we have found no book that satisfies us with regards to addressing modern patriarchal empire indoctrinated males about becoming initiated men. Steve Biddulph's is the best we have so far found. Most men's literature is steeped in the Freudian Jungian psycholanalytical context of modern culture which tends to leave out 3 bodies altogether.
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0147.00) and Long Life Honey In The Heart (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0148.00) (Secrets is in deutsch Die Geheimnisse des Jaguars. Eine Entdeckungsreise in die Welt der Maya, but Long Life Honey In The Heart is not) by Martín Prechtel . Secrets is an intimate and heart-rending retelling of Martín Prechtel becoming trained and serving as a Mayan shaman. Honey is an intimate and heart-rending retelling of Martín Prechtel becoming trained and serving as the head of his Mayan village initiators. Both stories occurred at the same time in Martín's life, making the whole thing both believable and awe inspiring. Both stories relate to the ordeals and exertions involved in becoming a functional Possibility Manager and especially a Possibility Trainer. These are required reading...
Self Observation: the awakening of conscience - an owner's manual by Red Hawk (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0149.00). The author is a personal friend of mine (Clinton Callahan), fellow student of Lee Lozowick, and a lover and practitioner of Gurdjieffian self-observation. (See the book In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0127.00) for other teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff.) In Possibility Management we do Possibility Management self-observation. But since there is almost nothing out there in print about the critical skills and practices of neutral self-observation, and since self-observation forms the basis essentially all further practices in Possibility Management, this is an amazing book to read (and a thin book, too!). "When humanity has poisoned the Earth's atmosphere, water, air and soil, when cancer is in epidemic proportions and is mainly an environmental illness, Red Hawk asks: What is the root cause? And he boldly answers: failure to develop conscience! Self-observation, he asserts, is the most ancient, scientific, and proven means to develop this crucial inner guide to awakening and a moral life. This book is for the lay-reader, both the beginner and the advanced student of self observation. No other book on the market examines this practice in such detail. There are hundreds of books on self-help and meditation, but almost none on self-study via self observation, and none with the depth of analysis, wealth of explication, and richness of experience which this book offers."
Shogun by James Clavell (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0150.00). An historical fiction relaying the value of traveling to cultures very different from your own and cultivating an attitude of, "Oh, interesting, how does this go here? How do you say that? I never thought of this before! Can I try that?" with lots of time spent listening and observing yourself and getting off your own culture's beliefs and superstitutions. The lesson is a practice of simply being in the awesome presence of life in a gameworld that is very different from your own, and then finding ways to relate and connect. It could be how your destiny unfolds!
The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Somé (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0227.00).
Star Maker (in deutsch Der Sternenschöpfer) by Olaf Stapledon (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0151.00). Star Maker is a remarkable book about very wide perspectives over time and space, and searching for what is really going on. "This bold exploration of the cosmos ventures into intelligent star clusters and mingles among alien races for a memorable vision of infinity. Cited as a key influence by science-fiction masters such as Doris Lessing, this classic has left its mark not only in modern literature but also in the fields of social anthropology and philosophy. Olaf Stapledon offers a speculative history of the future. Its narrator, a contemporary Earthman, joins a community of explorers who travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking traces of intelligence. Along the way, they encounter nautiloid water beings, races of hyperspiders and hyperfish, composite group intelligences, plantlike creatures, and other strange life forms. Their dramatic voyage unfolds against a backdrop of life-and-death struggles on a cosmic scale. " (Also read Odd John (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0171.00).
Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0193.00) "Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth's inhabitants forever..." Hmmm... doesn't this sound familiar? Something about the value of upgrading thoughtware?
Teaching As A Subversive Activity (this may be it in deutsch: Fragen und Lernen. Die Schule als kritische Anstalt) by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0152.00). A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world. This is a handbook for starting over and taking responsibility for your own education.
Terry Pratchett books: see Thief of Time, and, Tiffany Aching Series
Thief of Time (in deutsch Der Zeitdieb) by Terry Pratchett (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0153.00). Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on Discworld (this is Terry Pratchett's twenty-sixth Discworld Novel!!! There are 45 million Discworld Novels sold.) managing time is the job of the Monks of History, who store time and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like underwater — how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities where there’s never enough time. But the construction of the world’s first truly accurate clock starts a race against time for Lu Tze (The Sweeper - their equivalent of a Possibility Manager) and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because the clock will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone’s problems. This is my favorite Terry Pratchett book.
Tiffany Aching Series of the Terry Pratchett books. Sir Terry Pratchett (d. 2015) wrote a huge number of Disk World novels, something like 47. Many are amazingly aligned with Possibility Management. Many others are simply amazing. In particular for the Archetypal Lineage of Evolutionaries, the Tiffany Aching series of Disk World novels deliver tremendously valuable and practical insights into your life and work as a sorceress, wizard, witch, village healer, alchemist, trainer, edgeworker, riftwalker, village seed, bridgebuilder, possibilitator, etc. To derive the greatest benefit from reading the Tiffany Aching books, we recommend that you read them in their chronological order according to the life of Tiffany Aching. The proper order of the 5 Tiffany Aching books is:
Veronica Decides To Die (in deutsch Veronika beschließt zu sterben) by Paulo Coelho (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0154.00). Life reveals a secret vitality once you free yourself from concepts about life.
Walking On Water: reading, writing, and revolution by Derrick Jensen. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0198.00).
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0197.00). "This is a succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor-be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself."
Watch The North Wind Rise (in deutsch Sieben Tage Milch und Honig) by Robert Graves (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0155.00). This book has been published under the title Seven Days of Milk and Honey, and sometimes under the title Seven Days In New Crete. In all titles it is out of print. This is Robert Graves' telling the story about a poet who is abducted into a post-civilization future a thousand years from now. Clocks, money and machinery have disappeared. Paper is rejected because of the evils of bureaucracy. Magicians are important and so are rituals, handicrafts and love. The people have adopted the principle, "Nothing without love." Everyone worships a Mother Goddess, and life is local and personal. Villages war against each other in dramatic fashion - but only on Tuesdays, and no one gets hurt. Graves' story has history, reality and a stunning inner logic. "WATCH THE NORTH WIND RISE is a book so rich in style and plot, so profoundly mythic and at the same time so lightly comic, that there is simply no way to communicate its full flavor." (The Washington Post) It is one of the four books I recommend about next-culture community, along with The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You by Dorothy Bryant, Island by Aldous Huxley, and Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach.
When Things Fall Apart (in deutsch Wenn alles zusammenbricht: Hilfestellung für schwierige Zeiten) by Pema Chödrön (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0156.00). Constructive thoughts from a woman with years of ruthless self-honesty and vigilant introspection.
Wild Thinking (unpublished in English, published in deutsch as: Abenteuer Denken: 52 Abenteuerreisen zu größeren Möglichkeiten, translated by Marion Lutz, published by Next Culture Press) written by Clinton Callahan. (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0157.00) In our modern culture mind is at war with our imagination. Mind has won. It is possible for you to retrieve your imagination but only by exerting personal efforts, efforts that are not already described by modern culture. The efforts require particular new ways of thinking exercised consistently over a long period of time. Wild Thinking is a path for that effort. For your convenience it is divided into 204 SPARKs (and counting!) which are compiled in here. Each S.P.A.R.K. (Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge) begins with a concentrated distinction that is unfolded in notes and applied by you in adventurous edgework experiments - excellent material for 52 Possibility Teams! Abenteuer Denken is also published as a listening book - Hörbuch - in which Marion Lutz reads the first 52 S.P.A.R.K.s to you.
Winning Through Enlightenment by Ron Smothermon, M.D (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0158.00). This book is very near to being a handbook of ideas and models that we are learning and applying in Possibility Management. Some of his ideas do not match ours, and some of our ideas are more developed than his, particularly about feelings and archetypal initiations, plus we have tools, maps and technologies that he does not mention in the book. But overall, this is one of the closest books to directly supporting our work. Again I want to warn you to be careful to continue to use and develop the language of Possibility Management while at the same time being able to use these understandings. Find out how to say what he means in our language rather than speaking about Possibility Management in his language.
The Wizard Of Earthsea (in deutsch Der Magier der Erdsee) by Ursula K. LeGuinn (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0159.00). An initiatory journey of Ged, an young magician's apprentice, to face and conquer (if he can) the dark forces he set forth on the planet of Earthsea. There are four books in this series. They are all good, although, as usual, the first is best. There is also a film by the same name and it is pretty good, too. But read the books first, and then the condensed story in the film will make more sense.
The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card. (MATRIX CODE: BOOK0178.00). Mutiple stories spanning millenia, of a galactic gameworld for the superwealthy, and the one man, Abner Doon, who must take it apart. Of distance healers who must sacrifice their healing so people can feel their own pain as feedback from the Universe. Learn how to access these healers directly yourself, in reality, at http://worthinghealers.mystrikingly.com.
There are so many info-packed articles to read together!
Here are a couple article sources emerging from the Possibility Management context:
Podcasts, Stand Ups, Videos, Recordings
How To Raise Yourself From The Dead in 49 Days or Less, And You Can Too Or Your Money Back, E.J. Gold (MATRIX CODE: POSSTALK.01)
Stand Up Tragedy, Derrick Jensen (MATRIX CODE: POSSTALK.02)
Dress To Kill, Eddie Izzard (MATRIX CODE: POSSTALK.03)
Vanni Fuccis Is Alive And Well (MATRIX CODE: POSSTALK.04)
, David White (MATRIX CODE: POSSTALK.05)
Sources for Docus & Podcasts
Are there alternatives to competition, isolation and hostility in 'modern' culture?
How are we able to communicate empathically and how do we resolve conflict situations?
By which means can we create a mindful contact with ourselves and our environment?
The film CircleWays - Journey to Next Culture is a bilingual documentary (German, English) about the reconnection with mankind itself, our behavior, our children, our fellow human beings and all of nature. It's about a peaceful cooperation, which is deep-rooted in us.
Transformational Gameworlds To Explore
Grey School Of Wizardry
The first Mystery Schools of Wizards like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and Ptolemy gave us Classical Education. At Grey School you earn a magickal, Classical Education from our secular School of Wizardry. Learn in the comfort of your home, or where ever you have internet connection. Grey School of Wizardry is available to you online, right where you are now. In fact, you are just a few clicks away from your first class at Grey School.
Open Source Ecology
We – the countless collaborators upon whose shoulders this Vision of Open Source Ecology stands – imagine a world of innovation accelerated by open, collaborative development – to solve wicked problems – before they are created. This work of distributing raw productive power to people is not only a means to solving wicked problems – but a means for humans themselves to evolve. The creation of a new world depends on expansion of human consciousness and personal evolution – as individuals tap their autonomy, mastery, and purpose – to Build Themselves – and to become responsible for the world around them.
School Of Lost Borders
Websites To Explore, Websites To Create
Websites To Explore
350 Org - www.350.org
Adulthood - adulthood.mystrikingly.com
Anne-Chloe Destremau - annechloedestremau.org
Approaching the Limits to Growth - www.paulchefurka.ca
Arcosanti - ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY) - www.arcosanti.org
Archearchy - is next culture - archearchy.org
Avaaz - The World in Action - secure.avaaz.org/page/en
Berkana Institute - www.berkana.org
Bit of Earth Farm www.bitofearthfarm.wordpress.com
Carol Black (director of Schooling the World, The White Man Last Burden) - carolblack.org
Cause No Harm (Rick Pursell) - www.cause-no-harm.com
Clean the Oceans - Project Kaisei - www.projectkaisei.org
Clinton Callahan - clintoncallahan.org
Co-Intelligence Institute www.co-intelligence.org
Context Institute (Robert & Lianna Gilman) www.context.org
Dynamic Facilitation www.dynamicfacilitation.com
Drama Triangle & TA www.karpmandramatriangle.com
Drawdown - 100 solutions to reverse global warming - www.drawdown.org
Elevate Films - www.elevate.us
En Quete de Sens - Le film - enquetedesens-lefilm.com
Extinction Rebellion - rebellion.earth
Food Revolution www.foodrevolution.org
Gaia Education – The Four Keys www.gaiaeducation.net
Games for Change www.gamesforchange.org
GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) www.gaia.org
GEN Africa www.gen-africa.org
Green School, Bali & New Zealand - www.greenschool.org
Initiations - initiations.org
InTerraTree - www.interratree.org
Kaos Pilots - www.kaospilot.dk
Kokopelli Semences - www.kokopelli-semences.fr/fr/
Local Futures - The Economics of Happiness - www.localfutures.org
The Long Now Foundation www.longnow.org
Making Permaculture Stronger - Dan Palmer - www.makingpermaculturestronger.net
Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa – Shaman www.mandaza.com
Mehr Demokratie www.mehr-demokratie.de
Muse School www.museschool.org
New Paradigm of Leadership - www.gaiasoft.com
NuMondo (AirBnb for ecovillages and communities) - www.numundo.org
Olympic Mountain Earth Wisdom Circle www.olympicmountainearthwisdomcircle.org
Open Source Ecology - www.opensourceecology.org
Orphan Wisdom www.orphanwisdom.com
Pachamama Org www.pachamama.org
Post Carbon Institute - www.postcarbon.org
Post Growth Org www.postgrowth.org
Radical Honesty - www.radicalhonesty.com
REconomy Org – Local Economies www.reconomy.org
School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org
Sounds True www.soundstrue.com
Small Planet Institute - www.smallplanet.org
Speaking Truth To Power www.carolynbaker.net
Stop Ecocide, Earth Protectors by Polly Higgins - www.stopecocide.earth
Tamera - Healing Biotope - www.tamera.org
Theater for Living - David Diamond – www.headlinestheatre.com
Time for Tribe - timefortribe.com
Transition Towns - www.transitionnetwork.org
The Valhalla Movement - www.valhallamovement.com
Wide Awake Heart - www.wideawakeheart.net
Wilderness Awareness School (Anake) - www.wildernessawareness.org
Wisdom Spring (Sobonfu Some) - www.sobonfu.com
Wise Democracy - www.wisedemocracy.org
Wonderful World Media Network – Primary Perspectives ‘radio created for kids by kids’ www.wwmn.net
World Clean Up Day - www.worldcleanupday.org
Years of Living Dangerously! www.yearsoflivingdangerously.com
Yes! Magazine www.yesmagazine.org
Youth Passageways – www.youthpassageways.org
Zegg Community (Germany) - www.zegg.org
Initiations To Engage, Initiations To Deliver
SHORT LIST OF SOME INITIATIONS TO EXPERIENCE SOON:
NOTE: The number of Matrix Points generated by full participation in these initiatory experiences is assigned according to the distinction density of the experience, not according to the length of time the experience takes. In other words, the more distinctions you weave into your energetic body, the more Matrix you build. The more Matrix you build, the more Matrix Points you earn. The purpose of earning and recording our Matrix Points together is to bring more consciousness to the morphogenetic field of the human race. The purpose is to change the status quo. It is estimated that by the time we accumulate a sum total of one million new Matrix Points the effect will be detectable in the global ethnosphere.
Initiations To Deliver
You are ready for more than you know. After being initiated in a specific initiation, you can then deliver that initiation to your circle of people.
They are 7 billion people on the planet, and all of them need authentic adulthood initiatory processes. They are not enough people delivering them. You can be one of them.
Most of the following initiations can be delivered in a two hours work-talk. When you deliver work-talk, start by introducing yourself by name and your background, then let them know that this is a work-talk - meaning that they will work and most probably during that work they will feel something, so if it is not okay for them to feel then they should go now and you will give them their money back - then land the distinction in the space with or without a map, present the exercise to land the distinctions in their 5 bodies, do the exercise for 45min-1hour, for the last 20-30 min have people check-in: what did they felt? what did they notice? what do they want to share?
Charge 10EUR per person, repeat every week. Have enough money to engage in your next authentic adulthood and archetypal initiatory processes (to come soon: process.mystrikingly.com).
1. Rage Club - rageclub.org
2. Unmixing Emotions.
3. I Have a Story About You...
4. I Can't Commit To You Because...
5. Fear of Connection on 3 levels.
6. I Feel (Mad/Glad/Sad/Scared) About You Because...
7. Completing Incomplete Emotions
8. Withdrawing Expectations
9. Appreciation of the Quality of Being