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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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LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar

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I have a new article out called LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar: Growing the Spiritual Economy in the new issue of New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. The article abstract is as follows: It is well documented that alternative spiritualities can be commercialised and commodified. My aim in this paper is to extend […]

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Taking Down the Cross

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There’s an interesting headline on this week’s Integral Life newsletter that points to the story Taking Down the Cross. In it, we are told about Ian Lawton who has “been inspired by the work of Ken Wilber since 2005, as well as a student of Genpo Roshi.” Lawton and his ostensibly Christian C3 Exchange community […]

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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 […]