The theme of the MetaVisioning course will be to examine how dialogue across world views is possible, and if we can come to a coherent, moral, and universal vision of how humankind can move forward together creatively, joyfully, and peacefully.
Through inquiry, dialogue, and self-reflection, we will discover if we can become aware of our own conditionings, and examine how they affect the relationship with ourselves, others, our planet, and how we encounter diverse worldviews. We will investigate the reality of conceptual imprisonment and explore whether freedom from self-limiting orientations is possible.
The MetaVisioning process takes place at two levels. As an individual, we assemble our personal MetaMap; that is, our own vision of how humankind can move forward together more wisely than those who came before us. And then collectively, all students work together toward reconciling and synthesizing the MetaMaps of the entire class into an overarching MetaVision of how humankind can move forward together creatively, joyfully, and peacefully.
Navigating the Mazeway by Anthony J. Parrotto.
Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance by Osho.
Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Weeks 1, 2, 3: Defining the Mazeway. What is Metavisioning? What is a MetaMap? How can we come to a coherent, moral, and universal vision of progressing in a creative, joyful, and peaceful manner in a global village? (Navigating the Mazeway)
Weeks 4, 5: Identity and Awareness. How is dialogue across worldviews possible? Introduction to the /single/ and ((double)) bracket literacy. What is conceptual imprisonment? (Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance)
Weeks: 6, 7, 8: How is conceptual imprisonment affecting our relationships? Can we be free of conceptual imprisonment? The relationship between self-limiting ideologies and conceptual imprisonment? Conceptual imprisonment and moral certainty. Can we become liberated citizens of the mazeway, rather than be conceptually confined within a provincial orientation where illusions, prejudices, and self-limiting ideologies prevail? (Freedom from the Known)
Weeks 9, 10: How can we resist submitting to the moral certainty established by traditional programs? Can there be institutions that adapt to change and more effectively serve the best interests of humankind? Can leaders and followers become more aware of what is possible and sustainable, and what to demand of themselves and of institutions in a coherent, moral, and inclusive manner?
Week 11 (final week): Completing our own MetaMap and attempting to synthesize the MetaMaps of the entire class into a coherent, moral, and universal MetaVision of how humankind can move forward together creatively, joyfully, and peacefully.
SUGGESTED NEXT: Database of MetaMaps