The Mazeway Project is moving forward confidently with these goals in mind:
1. Encourage colleges and universities to add the Map Your Life, Social Mapping, and MetaVisioning processes to their curricula. And then, after simplifying them, convince directors of high schools and grade schools of how the processes would be highly illuminating to each student’s developmental journey.
2. Sponsor workshops and forums that encourage educational institutions to add the courses to their curricula.
3. Offer Mazeway Project workshops and forums for adults in community-based settings, including community centers and adult education programs.
4. Participate in a longitudinal research initiative that tracks the effects of the courses on the lives of students who had taken them and on institutions that may be influenced by them.
5. Encourage everyone to work together to form groups and communities that show respect for our individuality and for the cultural diversity of humankind. Genuine empathy that leads to safe, truth-seeking, social spaces within which we can more readily access our inherent moral and
creative sensibilities – sensibilities that will help: (a) unite rather than divide us into warring camps; (b) generate love, compassion, charity, and hope, rather than hatred, indifference, greed, and despair; and (c) realize that, however culturally diverse humans may be on this planet, we are one
species of conscious beings on a developmental journey together in the mazeway.
While The Mazeway Project will not require tall buildings, it will require funding if it is to satisfy those five goals. I am confident we will receive adequate support from philanthropists who realize that it may not matter how many well-intentioned initiatives there may be to treat the symptoms of or help enhance any part of the system. Unless humankind addresses the basic cause of its systemic condition, we will continue to endure a highly problematic existence.
Fortunately, we are now in a position to address the phenomenon of conceptual imprisonment, the basic cause of humankind’s systemic condition, because (a) conceptual imprisonment has been clearly defined, and (b) we know what can be done about it.
Furthermore I believe, if the courses do become an integral part of systems of imparting knowledge, it would soon be discovered that an emphasis on empowerment and freedom from illusions, prejudices, self-limiting ideologies, and other forms of conceptual imprisonment would lead to profound enlightenment and development of individuals in our society and beyond. We would be spawning a mental revolution and, ultimately, a global “we the people” social movement that will change our way of living in the world – a ground-up way that is creative, joyful, and peaceful — a way that would lead to the cure of humankind’s systemic condition. While entrenched institutions will be resistant, they will gradually change and more effectively serve the best interests of humankind because great masses of unified followers will have become aware of what is possible and what to demand of themselves and of institutions in an open-ended, self-catalyzing, and self-cleansing manner.
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