Bateson Reading Group - Video Dialogue - Week 16

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The Bateson Reading Group is a weekly series of virtual meetings, conducted via Zoom video conference, with accompanying discussion in the Readers Underground forum channel @ Infinite Conversations.

Reading Schedule

Legend : GB=Gregory Bateson’s “Steps to an Ecology of Mind” ; NB=Nora Bateson’s “Small Arcs of Larger Circles”

Week 16

GB: Conscious Purpose Versus Nature
GB: Metalogue : What is an Instinct?
GB: Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation

NB: While We Slept
NB: Fools See Outlines (poem)
NB: Practicality in complexity
NB: Sound of Sun (poem)


I look forward to taking up the baton again, especially for these texts, which are, I think, of capital importance for the way ahead!


Sorry I dropped off the call, my WiFi stopped working suddenly
@johnnydavis54 thank you for sharing the story of the loss of your friend - 40 years ago can feel like yesterday so they say - as the folding back of the space-time continuum opens up wormholes to our past selves on other planes.


Additionally (and in a completely different tone) - @johnnydavis54 here’s the remote viewing manual. What I was describing about signal lines is on pages 4 and 5 and there are lots of interesting exercises that you might like @Geoffrey_Edwards :+1:


Thank you, Lucy. This is amazing!

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