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We believe that we are all able to move "forward-upward" (using Pearce's words which reflect both technological progress and the development of consciousness) by moving towards cosmopolitan communication. This form of communication requires the development of a new level of awareness - global integral competence - which incorporates a more complete picture of human experience. Using a highly interactive format, we look at this competence through four perspectives of understanding: mind, culture, brain and system.
To promote cosmopolitan communication as simply another form of intercultural competence is not sufficient because this concept traditionally considers just a small, predominantly cognitive subset of the whole spectrum of human life, social development, and international exchange. We must instead develop a new level of competence that covers all dimensions of human communication: intra-, inter- and transpersonal communication. Only then will we have communication that deserves to be called “cosmopolitan.” The three types of communication just described - intra-, inter- and transpersonal communication - can be redefined and described based upon the integral map more...
Transparent communication, developed by Thomas Hübl (2009a, 2009b, 2011), enables us to “access a more extensive level of information in our lives” and to “move beyond the interpretation (understanding) of humans as objects in the physical world and thus experience humans from within” (2009b). This method helps us to “acknowledge the true cause of many conflicts, looking beyond the symptoms to the root of the problem” (ibid). The aim of this method is to establish a new WE-culture by “achieving a high degree of interpersonal clarity, supporting our authentic expression, not to mention an expansion of the collective intelligence” more...
"...it is proposed that a form of free dialogue may well be one of the most effective ways of investigating the crisis which faces society, and indeed the whole of human nature and consciousness today. Moreover, it may turn out that such a form of free exchange of ideas and information is of fundamental relevance for transforming culture and freeing it of destructive misinformation, so that creativity can be liberated." David Bohm. Matoba (2002, 2011), applying the ideas of Bohm, reports the dialogue process of integral dialogue works best in the beginning with twenty to forty people seated facing one another in a circle. At least one or two experienced facilitators are essential more...