Intuition and Foresight: The Inner Game

For years I’ve benefited greatly from the work of and association with teachers and friends in the  domain of foresight and futures studies who have brought intuition into the field. There are too many to name, but have spanned at least 3 continents! Just recently Oliver Markley edited a special symposium of the Journal of Futures…

Cosmo-localization

I was recently given an opportunity to give a presentation at the Local Lives – Global Matters Conference in Castlemaine, Vic, where I pitched the idea of “Cosmo-localization”. I’ve been wanting to talk about this idea for a while, and the conference gave me a good excuse to pull something together, especially with its commitment…

Marcus Bussey – Six Shamanic Concepts

Six Shamanic Concepts from Jose Ramos on Vimeo. My students at the University of Sunshine Coast were intrigued by Prof Marcus Bussey’s Six Shamanic Concepts – yet they found it a challenging read and wanted a more accessible bridge to the ideas. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1784469&show=pdf I promised them that I would interview Marcus and ask him about…

The Open Futures Library – openfutures.net

  We would like to introduce the Open Futures Library, a free, publicly-contributed, indexed, searchable collection of future scenarios and other depictions of the future, which we hope will be a component of a larger global foresight commons. Every year Futurists create hundreds of scenarios; designers, scientists, artists, filmmakers and others also create many depictions…

Tessa Finlev – Catalyst of Change

I met Tessa Finlev in my capacity as consulting editor of JFS. She wrote an amazing article called “Future Peace: Breaking Cycles of Violence through Futures Thinking”, in which she argued that violence induced trauma in post-conflict situations can seriously impede suffers’ ability to imagine peaceful futures and enact new pathways. In what I would…