Richard G. Petty, MD


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“Modern scientists have concluded that all phenomena are interrelated in complex networks of energy transformation. Teilhard de Chardin’s concept of the noosphere, a network of thought encompassing the planet, is one such idea. The notion of networks of individuals who share a common interest and provide information and support to one another has enormous potential for furthering individual and social transformation.”

–Ralph Metzner (German-born American Psychologist, Researcher, Writer and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, 1936-)

The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience

The World As An Organization


“We are seeking another basic outlook: the world as an organization. This would profoundly change the categories of our thinking and influence our practical attitudes. We must envision the biosphere as a whole with mutually reinforcing or mutually destructive interdependencies.”

–Ludwig von Bertalanffy (Austrian-born American Biologist and a Founder of General Systems Theory, 1901-1972)

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