Recorded 7 May 2019
Recorded segment before the ‘cut’
We speak of the “ghosts” that haunt our institutions, most recently noting that our educational systems are nested in mechanical, industrial stories and “productive” thinking. This lurking metaphor creeps in even when we do not think that it is creeping in, reducing our understanding of causality, blinding and binding our visions to these sticky apparitions.
Yet life, the body, the family, our ecologies are not like that. Nora Bateson’s media will be composted in this conversation. Let us play as we must a tune beyond us, stretch the edges, peer into the cauldron of ecologies and stir up a communal burgoo that seeps and steeps into our ecologies.
Select from the media below. @Douggins has selected bits and bites of conversations and writings available online. Full recordings are also listed. All are welcome to “intersteep” the waters with their own choice herbal media.
Stretching Edges, a short film by Nora Bateson
- Symmathesy: A Word in Progress (essay by Nora Bateson, also available in her book Small Arcs of Larger Circles)
Recording with Nora contextualizing Symmathesy
from Systems, Contexts, Frames and Patterns: A Reading and Conversation With Nora Bateson
On ghosts and how we orient ourselves in the worlds
from Nora Bateson and Gil Friend: Inner Ecology—Thinking Through the Mess
- “How can we think our way out of these messes when the way we think is part of the mess?”
Context, Backstory, and Related topics
- Cosmos Café [4/30] - Free Progress Education
- Links to additional reading, viewing, listening