Journal of Futures Studies

Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight

A ThriveAbility Scenario: Toward Thriving, Integrative Human Beings in a Thriving, Integrative, Global World

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on A ThriveAbility Scenario: Toward Thriving, Integrative Human Beings in a Thriving, Integrative, Global World

By Robin Lincoln Wood and Gerard Bruitzman Abstract In pursuing our personal, inter-personal and global development from birth to wisdom, we encounter more or less satisfactory opportunities in more or less satisfactory living conditions to grow our various capabilities. Integrative maps with their mappings of various practices, such as Barrett Brown’s Conscious Leader Development Framework (2015) and the ThriveAbility’s Foundation’s ThriveAbility […]

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Futures Studies Theories, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

by Tom Lombardo Abstract Science fiction is the most visible and influential form of futurist thinking in contemporary popular culture. As futurist narrative, science fiction resonates with the psychological disposition to give meaning and purpose to life through stories; it facilitates total person immersion in the future;and it stimulates all the major dimensions of future consciousness. As the […]

Intuition, Rationality and Imagination

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Intuition, Rationality and Imagination

by Marcus Bussey Introduction For too long a shallow empiricism has blinded researchers to the greater potentiality of human perception. Even qualitative research, which implicitly accepts the transperceptual possibilities of mind, is shackled to empiricism. This paper will argue that intuition is a cultural resource and that when practiced rigorously, researchers gain access to rational […]

Classical Intuition and Critical Futures

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Classical Intuition and Critical Futures

by Marcus T. Anthony Introduction That consciousness contains non-local properties is a rational hypothesis well supported by experimental and anthropological evidence (Radin, 2006; le Shan, 2013; Sheldrake, 2003). “Classical” intuition draws upon the extended mind, operating, at least in part, beyond local space-time (Sheldrake, 2003). View PDF

Intuiting the Future(s)

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Intuiting the Future(s)

by Sohail Inayatullah Introduction My own encounter with intuition as a legitimate way of knowing came from the works of P.R. Sarkar. Following the Tantric tradition, in my limited understanding, he argued  that intuition develops once the intellect is pointed, reached its pinnacle. By this, he meant that once the intellect is focused – like a […]

Intuition and Evolution – How I Find It Essential to Use Intuition in My Futures Work

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Intuition and Evolution – How I Find It Essential to Use Intuition in My Futures Work

by Barbara Marx Hubbard Introduction It is my experience that the mental figuring it out mind works most effectively when the higher or intuitive mind receives inspiration, guidance, and insights to enhance the rational mind. It is the combination of intuition and testing out that intuition in research and action that has worked for me. View […]

Applying Intuitive Methods in Explorations of Preferred Futures

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Applying Intuitive Methods in Explorations of Preferred Futures

by Ruth-Ellen L. Miller Introduction Western Industrial culture has trained us to ignore our inner knowing and intuitive senses in favor of purely “rational” thought processes. Yet one of the major shifts we’re experiencing in this culture today is an increasing acceptance of the validity of intuitive awareness. The root meaning of the word Intuition […]

The Inner Game of Futures

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on The Inner Game of Futures

by José M. Ramos Introduction This essay details my own learning and experiences with respect to intuition and futures studies. The essay is in part an auto-ethnographic narrative that attempts to situate my own personal experiences in a broader cultural context. It also describes intuitions’ pivotal role in both bringing me to futures studies and guiding […]

Learning to Use Intuition in Futures Studies: A Bibliographic Essay on Personal Sources, Processes and Concerns

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Learning to Use Intuition in Futures Studies: A Bibliographic Essay on Personal Sources, Processes and Concerns

by Oliver Markley Introduction This essay is part of a special “Symposium” issue of the Journal of Futures Studies focusing on Intuition in Futures Work. It builds on the brief summary review of conceptual positions about practical intuition contained in my brief introduction to the symposium (Markley, 2015), and describes the specific sources, methods and […]

Towards the Creation of Wiser Futures: Sino-Africa Relations and Futures of African Development

January 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Towards the Creation of Wiser Futures: Sino-Africa Relations and Futures of African Development

by Tim Kumpe & Kuo-Hua Chen Abstract Elaborating on previous wisdom discourse of futurist scholars, this paper identifies humility, flexibility, teachability, and morality as the major characteristics of wisdom. What sets wisdom as the highest form of knowledge apart from knowledge with human significance is that it is not only academically understood knowledge but also connotes […]


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