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Phoenix Rising Books features 15 new titles
sourced from publishers both in Australia and
The selection covers
the leading edge material across holistic (mind, body
and soul) subject area.
and the Future of
The newly emerging integral perspective
represents the next crucial step in the development
of our civilisation.
Steve McIntosh argues that the integral
worldview's transformational potential provides
a way for us to literally become the change we
want to see in the world.
Through its new understanding of
the evolution of consciousness and culture the
enlarged way of seeing things known as integral
consciousness offers realistic and pragmatic solutions
to our growing global problems, both environmental
and political. This book is divided into two sections.
The first half serves as an accessible
and highly readable introduction to the power
of integral consciousness, with the second half
making a variety of original contributions to
the integral perspective and breaking new ground
in the application of integral philosophy to politics
Additionally Steve McIntosh provides
a contextualisation and critique of the integral
worldview's leading author, Ken Wilber, which
helps make integral philosophy relevant to a larger
Dr Marilyn Hamilton makes a statement
in the preface of this book that sets the scene.
She states: "At this stage of human existence,
where is the new science of human cities?
Where are the successors to the
great urban development pioneers?
Why do we seem to know more about
the collective lives of ants, bees and termites
that we do of the collective needs of our own
Are cities simply physical artifacts
of human existence? Or aesthetic expressions of
human consciousness? Or giant experiments of calamitous
trials and errors that are dynamical changing
only to be interpreted and analysed with limited
How can cities tell us what we want
to know most about human emergence, environmental
sustainability and global well-being?"
She explores a new integral paradigm
for cities that answers these and many more questions.
By tracing the evolution of the
city's systematic, strategic, social and systemic
intelligences and shows how planners, policy makers,
citizens, civil society and environmentalists
can sense, experience, relate to and live in the
city with an integral consciousness.
Integral City will take you on an
integrated journey through the cities inner, outer,
building, storytelling intelligences and recalibrates
intelligences for life-giving evolution on earth
and futures in space.
Dr. Marilyn Hamilton is a
'meshworker' and founder of Integral City, creating
conditions for the emergence of healthy ecologies
in people systems.
Integral Life Practice
Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, Adam
Over the last thirty-five years,
Ken Wilber has developed an Integral 'theory of
everything' that makes sense of how all the world's
knowledge systems, East and West; ancient, modern
and post modern, fit together and can elevate
Drawing on science, psychology,
human development, spirituality, religion and
dozens of other fields, Integral Theory is a framework
for understanding not only yourselves but also
the world you live in.
This book contains a treasure trove
of insights, methods and practices addressing
your physical health, spiritual awareness, emotional
balance, mental clarity, relational joy and energy
The Necessary Revolution
Peter Senge et al
Imagine a world in which the excess
energy from one business would be used to heat
another. Where buildings need less and less energy,
and where "regenerative' commercial buildings,
ones that create more energy than they use, are
A world in which environmentally
sound products and processes would be more cost
effective that wasteful ones. A world in which
multi national companies are forming partnerships
with environmental and social justice organizations
to ensure better stewardship of the earth and
better livelihoods in the developing world.
You don't have to imagine - that
world is already emerging! Peter Senge and his
co-authors reveal that companies around the world
are boldly leading the change from 'business as
usual' tactics to transforming strategies that
are essential for creating a flourishing and sustainable
The book is filled with stories
from individuals and companies tackling the social
and environmental problems around the globe. Stories
like the evolution of Sweden's 'Green Zone', Alcoa's
water use reduction goals and many more.
You will find a wealth of strategies,
with the tools and ways of thinking to help build
the confidence and competence to respond effectively
to the greatest challenge of our time.
Imagine a Day
Sarah L. Thomson
For each verse authored by Sarah
L Thomson, Canadian artist Rob Gonslaves stretches
the limits of visual exploration with his breathtaking
Both Sarah and Rob encourage readers
to look beyond the limits of the everyday world
and imagine a day when the ordinary becomes the
extraordinary a day - when anything is possible.
Each double page spread starts with
the words - Imagine a Day
followed by an
example expressed in words and a painting.
Influenced by many of the surrealist
movement painters, Rob Gonslaves has worked as
an architect and as a painter of trompe l'oeil
murals and theatre sets.
After his work received acclaim
at the 1990 Toronto Outdoor art exhibition he
has been painting full time.
New Releases for February 2009