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Integral Wealth

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You may remember a while ago I had a lively exchange with various members of Integral Life and Robb Smith of Integral Institute about capitalism and money: I claimed integral thought unconsciously perpetuates the capitalist status quo; they claimed I overstate my case and that they promote conscious capitalism (which I am too developmentally challenged […]

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Sex in the Forbidden Zone

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Recently, the Integral Options blog turned my attention to a paper planned for the Integral Theory Conference by Marc Gafni called Spiritually Incorrect; Sex, Ethics and Injury. As some people know, Integral Friend Gafni has been accused of sexual misconduct with his students in the past. Gafni denies these allegations and uses the paper in […]

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Integral Institute Australia pt 2

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In the end, cross-posting my previous blog entry over at Integral Life caused some debate. Today, it even sits as the “Editor’s pick.” Smith makes an effort to field my criticism of integral business and practice being the same-old, but is genuinely convinced that I’m stuck in some developmentally inferior quagmire and therefore unable to […]

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Integral Institute Australia

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As I write, Melbourne is witnessing its first “consultation process” in the proposed establishment of Integral Institute Australia. Honestly, I tried to attend. I even got half way to the venue, but as a Western Suburbs Man, I grossly underestimated the east-bound traffic at 6:30 pm on a Wednesday, and eventually abandoned the journey. I […]

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Integral Gender and the Power of Repetition

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Since the publication of Numen, Old Men—during which time I have been picking the scab of integral gender politics (see the “integral” tag)—I cannot help but notice there has been an increase in communications from the Integral Machine about this subject, and it has a very familiar flavor. For example, on February 25 I wrote […]

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Joe Perez: outtake

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Further to the previous post about Perez’s article: when I originally wrote Numen, Old Men I included a few thoughts about Perez’s book Soulfully Gay, but they didn’t make the final draft. I really wanted to like Perez’s book, because of the importance of bringing gay (i.e. counterhegemonic) voices to the integral table, but I […]