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We humans can be seen as individual organisms embedded in wider social organisms like our families, communities, religions and nations. Than we may become again biological and self-corrective in synchrony with nature.

How to Be Better Ancestors?

(this is a seminal post of this morning in ‘Sankofa‘ systemic thinking by First Nation activist Winona LaDuke. Source ‘Humans and Nature’ see HERE) By: Winona LaDuke How long are you going to let others determine the future for your

Posted in Beauty of Differences and Similarities, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

Discontents of the Nation, Contents of Indigenous Cultures

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

Sport, Play and Loteries as As-If Communication Patterns

To stay in touch with our distant animal pasts we, humans,  frequently ‘need to eat humble pie‘ and get into ‘transitional (liminal/sacred/ritual) spaces‘ and experience ‘communitas‘. These are our aboriginal ways to keep our collective minds (souls/hearts/bodies) sane and whole.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Controlled Folly, Cosmic Jokes, Cultural Selfreflection, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Recoding Songs/Poems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: ,

What is a (cybernetic) system?

In his analysis what Gregory Bateson means with a ‘cybernetics system’ Morris Berman in his ‘The Reenchantment of the World‘ (1984) writes: …Another way of stating it might be to say that the system is self-corrective in the direction of homeostasis

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Systemtheory

Cirkelend ‘terugploegend’ leren

‘JE ZIET HET PAS ALS JE HET DOOR HEBT’ (Johan Cruijff; voetballer en artiest) Onlangs (mei 2016) vroeg een therapeute/student in de 1-jarige opleiding transculturele systeem benadering van het Marjon Arends Instituut Amsterdam, om iets meer te vertellen over ‘handelend

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Improvising Systematically, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Practical Mythology, Research Practices, Systematically Getting Lost

Aboriginal rituals synchronize us with ‘how nature works’

What we, anthropologists and urbanized people, call humanization and progress has a dark side. Only very recently, 10.000 years, we started living in cities while our ‘aboriginal’ (indigenous people’s) past lasted about 2,5 millions years. The ‘urbanizing era’ lasted only

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: , , ,

(Nederlands) We Talk, You Listen

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Gender Complementarity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

Young Men’s Deviance as Feedback to System Error

Until recently I struggled with some missing link in my three decades of clinical fieldwork research among and lecturing/writing about young men in trouble. Their disordering communication patterns (deviancy) had some important meaning. It signaled something vital for the context

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Epistemology, Family & Community Continuity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

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