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From Linear to Circular to Rhizomic Thinking and back

Practioners in systemtheory and system (family) therapy are familiar with thinking in linear and circular (communication) processes. However most of them never learned to make the next step into rhizomic thinking. The conception of rhizomic thinking is coined by Deleuze

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Practical Mythology, Systemtheory

(Nederlands) OLIFANTEN IN KAMERS VAN PUBLIEKE OPINIES

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Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Dominating & Subjecting, Epistemology

Systematic Improvization

My teacher, and mental-spiritual-martial art mentor, dr. Ronald ‘Back Horse’ Chavers taught me, between 1980 and 1990, a lot of stuff. Among the most memorable were: ‘systematically getting lost‘ (in order to discover new things) and ‘systematic improvization’ (all human

Posted in Applied Mythology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology

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

THERE IS NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR TASTE

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Posted in Applied Mythology, Cultural Selfreflection, Dominating & Subjecting, Practical Mythology

Beyond Ethnography lies Thick Rhyzomatic Thinking

Ethnography & Thick Description are two major shibboleths in contemporary anthropology. In hundreds of publications we tried to solve riddles of sphinxs which seem to be only fascinating to ourselves as anthropologists. We are not nearly widely read as e.g.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Improvising Systematically, Practical Mythology, Research Practices, Systematically Getting Lost

Falling Down and the Anxiety of Falling Apart

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Posted in Applied Mythology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Practical Mythology

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: , , ,

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