I’m excited to announce my forthcoming Fall 2022 course: “Fragments of an Integral Future: Re-Visioning Consciousness Unfoldment in a Time Between Worlds.” This is a chance for me to “teach the book” and, I hope, complete the draft in the coming months.
What if we could re-imagine our relationship with time, and in doing so, open our shared futures to new possibilities? How can we learn to sense into emerging planetary futures—all of which exist in the locus of the living present—and learn to embody them?
In this course we trace the path of the rhizome into new narratives that reclaim the human story from progress, re-imagining pasts and futures alike as we seek out ecological wisdom and planetary homecoming.
In order to arrive here, in this transformational present, we will have to come to know the intimate relationship between meaning and matter, the fluctuating dance of shifting worldviews, new ways of embodying our relationship with time, becoming and human “development,” and a re-envisioned history of consciousness.
In this six-week series of exploratory lectures, author Jeremy Johnson will draw from philosophers, poets, artists, and spiritual practitioners to argue that the future is already present, even if we don’t recognize it.
We stand on a new-and-ancient ground which, like gravity, has re-directed modernity’s hapless attempts to run for the exits, turning humanity around for a reunion with planet, place, and presence.
It is here, in the locus of the transformational present, where we can learn how to reclaim time from the relentless pace of techno-utopianism, find corridors towards habitable futures, and enact fragments of regenerative tomorrows in our here and now.
In order to empower new stories about habitable futures, we will need to tell different stories about our past, gather up temporal toolkits and medicine bundles that help our wayfinding and healing on the between worlds, and take lessons from our more-than-human kin, like the nautilus, or the still more ancient mycorrhizae, on how we can re-imagine time, transformation, and development.
Fragments of an Integral Future draws its material from the forthcoming book (Fragments of an Integral Future, Integral Imprint 2023). No pre-requisite reading materials will be required, and additional reading materials will be provided during the course.
Lesson I: Time and the Rhizome
Lesson II: Re-Visions: Myths and Narratives in the History of Consciousness
Lesson III: Being & Becoming Planetary (Or, New Ways to Talk about Development)
Lesson IV: Temporal Toolkits and Medicine Bundles for a Time Between Worlds
Lesson V: The Future is Open: Post-Capitalist Desire and Time-Freedom
Lesson VI: Infinite Planetary Manifestos
- Engage with a wide range of philosophical, artistic, archeological and historical writings that help to present new theories of time, the complexity of emergence in humans and the more-than-human world at large
- Learn new ways to not only think, but engage their senses to experience time in its complexity and aliveness
- Relate the concepts and themes to their own localized context and histories
- Have an opportunity to share insights and questions with the instructor and fellow students as they engage with the materials presented
- Join a community of seekers who sense that the future can be open to new, planetary possibilities, alternative tomorrows where a regenerative homecoming with the more-than-human world is possible
You can read more about the course on the registration page.
Class begins Tuesday, August 23 at 9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET and runs six weeks until September 27.
Send me a note if you need a student rate. It’s such an honor and a delight to be able to present this work to you.
See you in class!