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Moving Forward

To fulfill the promise of The Mazeway Project, the vision is to create a Mazeway Center in a university setting. Its functions would include:

  • Continue the development of the Life Mapping, Social Mapping, and MetaVisioning courses.
  • Determine the best approach to incorporating the courses within college curricula and promote cross-discipline and cross-institutional collaborations.
  • Adapt the mapping and visioning processes for use in high school and elementary school programs.
  • Sponsor workshops and forums that encourage other educational institutions to add the courses to their curricula.
  • Offer Mazeway Project workshops and forums for adults in community-based settings, including community centers and adult education programs.
  • Participate in a longitudinal research project 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.
  • Create a Mazeway Network, using the Internet to enable individuals and small groups anywhere on the planet to share and talk about the Mazeway processes.

While this initiative will not require tall buildings, it will require funding if we are to fulfill its promise. I suggest that, given the reality of humankind’s condition, money should not be the issue as much as whether The Mazeway Project’s strategy will help lead us forward more effectively, individually and collectively. Keep in mind that the challenge we face is systemic, and 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. As I mentioned earlier, unless we successfully address fundamental causes of our condition, we will continue to endure an endless cycle of misadventures, destruction and despair, if not a disastrous future. We now know we can learn to escape illusions, prejudices, and self-limiting ideologies and other forms of conceptual imprisonment, which would enable us to orchestrate our lives and institutions more wisely than those who came before us. The remaining challenge is to convince leaders of educational institutions throughout the country to add the mapping and visioning processes to their curricula. Imagine how wonderful the world would be if all of us became aware of what is possible and what to demand of ourselves and of institutions in an open-ended, self-catalyzing, and self-cleansing manner that is coherent, moral, and universal.

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