Journal of Futures Studies

Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight

Imaginal Visioning for Prophetic Foresight

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Imaginal Visioning for Prophetic Foresight

by Oliver Markley ABSTRACT This article makes the case that: a) Rational/analytic methods for futures research, foresight and planning need to be complemented by “imaginal” visioning methods that are based on higher intution—especially in times involving systemic disruptions and transformative change expected in the next decade and beyond; and b) “Prophetic” foresight, involving a moral or […]

Manifesting Upside Recovery Instead of Downside Fear: Five Ways Megacrisis Anticipation Can Proactively Improve Futures Research and Social Policy

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Manifesting Upside Recovery Instead of Downside Fear: Five Ways Megacrisis Anticipation Can Proactively Improve Futures Research and Social Policy

by Oliver Markley Introduction By focusing on the possibility that society may be headed for a “mega-crisis,” Bill Halal and Michael Marien have opened up a very important line of inquiry. The purpose of this brief essay is to advance the further evolution of this debate, as well as the systemic improvement of futures research and […]

Crisis, Deep Meaning and the Opportunity for Change

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Crisis, Deep Meaning and the Opportunity for Change

by Marcus T. Anthony ABSTRACT The world has been in a state of economic uncertainty since the 2008 financial crisis. Despite efforts by governments worldwide to stabilise the system and return to business as usual, the future remains uncertain. Times of crisis are opportunities to introspect and to question deeply the foundations of society, culture and […]

Toward Higher Consciousness Theory and Research

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Toward Higher Consciousness Theory and Research

by William Halal Introduction This seminal article by Michael Towsey is must reading for any scholar who cares about limits to the physical paradigm in science. Towsey does a masterful job of pulling together the contrary evidence that has been gathering for decades to challenge the belief that information in the brain alone can explain consciousness. […]

Microvita and Other Spaces: Deepening Research through Intuitional Practice

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Microvita and Other Spaces: Deepening Research through Intuitional Practice

by Marcus Bussey Introduction The concept of microvita was first introduced to me in December 1987. I was visiting India and heard Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar discussing it with a large audience. Everyone seemed excited and bemused. What was it all about? This bemused look comes over people today when the concept comes up in conversation. Microvita […]

Creativity, Wisdom, and Our Evolutionary Future

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Creativity, Wisdom, and Our Evolutionary Future

by Thomas Lombardo ABSTRACT In this paper I develop an integrative theoretical framework for understanding creativity, synthesizing themes and principles derived from mythology and philosophy, the physical and biological sciences, psychology, social and economic history, technology, and art and the study of beauty. I demonstrate how the creative process is integral to natural and human evolution […]

A Personal Philosophy Anticipatory Action-Learning

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Futures Studies Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on A Personal Philosophy Anticipatory Action-Learning

by Anita Kelleher Introduction While thinking about traditional action-learning, I began to wonder what philosophy Reg Revans espoused back in the 40’s in the coal mines of Wales and England. Perhaps “those who do the job are the best people to solve the problems” would have been his catch-cry. Interested in action-learning’s recent progeny, anticipatory action-learning […]

Integrated Intelligence and the Psycho-Spiritual Imperatives of Mechanistic Science

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Integrated Intelligence and the Psycho-Spiritual Imperatives of Mechanistic Science

by Marcus Anthony ABSTRACT This paper explores four underlying psycho-spiritual imperatives which drive mechanistic science, and how these have led to the depiction of consciousness as mechanistic, brain-based and localised. The consequent rejection of integrated and transpersonal depictions of consciousness is examined in particular. View PDF

Giving Hope back to our Young people: Creating a New Spiritual Mythology for Western Culture

February 9th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Giving Hope back to our Young people: Creating a New Spiritual Mythology for Western Culture

by Jennifer Gidley Introduction There is extensive psychological literature which has linked hopelessness with depression and suicide risk for decades. Although there is a strong research and clinical base for targeting depression, there is a gap in the psychological literature when it comes to targeting hopelessness, specifically. In the absence of such a body of psychological […]

Critical Spirituality as a Resource for Fostering Critical Pedagogy

February 9th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Futures Education, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Critical Spirituality as a Resource for Fostering Critical Pedagogy

by Ivana Milojevi´c ABSTRACT Two central assertions are made in this article. The first is that our present historical moment is marked by the ever-increasing cultural, social, demographic and epistemic complexity. The second is that even though a number of pedagogies have been developed in response to this complexity most fall short in terms of the […]


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