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Please be aware that the opinions, beliefs and materials of contributing authors need not reflect the beliefs or opinions of other contributing authors. As a general rule articles are posted on this website which infer or in some way point towards, or add weight to an "integral systems" or 'holodynamic systems" world-view.

Contributing authors

As a general rule articles that are posted on this website infer or in some way point towards, or add weight to an "integral systems" or 'holodynamic systems" world-view.

Please be aware that the opinions, beliefs and materials of contributing authors need not reflect the beliefs or opinions of other contributing authors.

Andrew Gaines

Andrew Gaines

A decade ago Andrew studied The Natural Step, a method of assessing whether a company, a nation or our global civilisation is ecologically sustainable or not. At the same time he explored the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He concluded that given the reality of accelerating ecological deterioration, ideally CSR should mean corporations taking responsibility for the evolution of a viable society. This was not what he found.

Andrew also noted that many environmental groups focus on their own patch.   Their work is valuable, but our greatest need is that as a society we commit to becoming ecologically viable as our major priority.

As a big picture systems thinker and philosopher* Andrew is aware that the most influential point of change in any human system is our thinking - with thinking broadly conceived of as our understanding of the world, our ways of going about things, our personal psychology and our core values.

Dr Johanna de Groot

Johanna de GrootDr Johanna de Groot had a traditional catholic background, with 24 years experience living the life of a sister in a teaching order based on the Benedictine Spirituality. She developed an interest in Comparative Religion since the Vatican II (1965). Over the years her interest has deepened and expanded into processes and understandings that bridge subjective (spiritual) experiences with mainstream objective sciences.

She is a member of the Scientific and Medical Network, an organisation comprising scientists, medical professionals and discerning thinkers who question and investigate beyond the standard Western (Classical-Newtonian) world-view.

Her "Ladder of Credibility" offers a useful framework by which we may investigate anomalous phenomena, particularly in the area of subjective spiritual experiences.

Dr Werner Sattmann-Frese

Werner Sattmann-Frese is a social ecologist and psychotherapist who founded Living for a Sustainable Earth.

Dr Werner Sattmann-Frese

Werner Sattmann-Frese studied conventional medicine and body-oriented psychotherapy from 1977 until 1984. Since then he has been working as a psychotherapist mainly in private practice.

Since 1992 he has also been supervising psychotherapists and training students in psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, and holistic bodywork.

Holding Master and PhD degrees in Social Ecology, Werner has a strong interest in the interrelationships between personal, social, and environmental sustainability.

Besides speaking and facilitating workshops at conferences, he is now also presenting workshops on consciousness transformation and psychological perspectives of ecological crises at centres throughout Australia.

Frank Juszczyk, Ph.D

Frank JuszczykHaving completed a career as a university professor in 2004, I began to investigate the fascinating implications of quantum physics for a reconfiguration of what life is about and what it could mean.

In 2009 I was undergoing radiation and chemo therapy for a recurrence of prostate cancer when I discovered Matrix Energetics. I attended a seminar in San Diego and was amazed by the experience. At another seminar in Albuquerque, I had a direct encounter with a double of myself in a parallel universe in which I did not experience cancer. The cancer disappeared. This is pretty intriguing. I have been exploring the possibilities of a reorientation of consciousness in my life since.

Peter Russell

Peter Russell M.A., D.C.S., F.S.P.

Peter Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, of The World Business Academy and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest.

Peter Russell

At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.

He also has a post-graduate degree in computer science, and conducted there some of the early work on 3-dimensional displays, presaging by some twenty years the advent of virtual reality.

In the mid-seventies Peter Russell joined forces with Tony Buzan and helped teach "Mind Maps" and learning methods to a variety of international organizations and educational institutions.

Since then his corporate programs have focused increasingly on self-development, creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices. Clients have included IBM, Apple, Digital, American Express, Barclays Bank, Swedish Telecom, ICI, Shell Oil and British Petroleum.

Prof. Amit Goswami

Dr. Amit GoswamiRetired Professor of physics from the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science, Dr. Goswami is a revolutionary in a growing body of renegade scientists who in recent years have ventured into the domain of the spiritual in an attempt both to interpret the seemingly inexplicable findings of their experiments... and to validate their intuitions about the existence of a spiritual dimension of life.

A prolific writer, teacher and visionary... Dr. Goswami has appeared in the movie "What the Bleep do We know?", The "Dalai Lama Renaissance", and the recently released award winning documentary on his life and teachings: "The Quantum Activist.

Prof. Ervin Laszlo

Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the "Akasha Paradigm," the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences.

Prof. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Prof. Emer. Marjorie Hewitt SuchockiMarjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita, Claremont School of Theology, and a co-director of the Center for Process Studies and its related program, Process & Faith.

Her scholarly interests include the use of process and feminist thought for the critical interpretation and expression of Christian faith.

Since 2001 Suchocki has been director of the Whitehead International Film Festival, which features films that explore themes of transformation and inter-relationality, and that celebrate the common good. She is considered along with John B. Cobb, Jr., and David Ray Griffin, to be one of the leaders in the field of process theology.  Her publications include The End of Evil; God-Christ-Church: A Practical Guide to Process Theology; Divinity and Diversity; and The Fall to Violence.

Prof. Reg Cahill

Professor Reginald Cahill is Professor in Physics in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide.

He is involved in the development of "Process Physics" -- a new model of reality that starts

"from the premise that the limits to logic, which are implied by Gödel's incompleteness theorems, mean that any attempt to model reality via a formal system is doomed to failure. Instead of formal systems we use a process system, which uses the notions of self-referential information with self-referential noise and self-organised criticality to create a new type of information-theoretic system that is realising both the current formal physical modelling of reality but is also exhibiting features such as the direction of time, the present moment effect and quantum state entanglement (including EPR effects, nonlocality and contextuality), as well as the more familiar formalisms of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. In particular a theory of Gravity has already emerged.

In short, rather than the static 4-dimensional modelling of present day (non-process) physics, Process Physics is providing a dynamic model where space and quantum matter emerge from a fundamentally random but self-organising system. The key insight is that to adequately model reality we must move on from the traditional non-process syntactical information modelling to a process semantic information modelling; such information is `internally meaningful'."

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Prof. Richard Conn Henry

Prof. Richard Conn HenryExcerpt of Professor Richard Conn Henry's profile:

"Dick Henry joined the JHU Physics Department's faculty in 1968 as its first astronomer ever (the world-renowned astronomer Simon Newcomb [1835 - 1909] — the only previous JHU astronomer — was in the Math Department). As Deputy Director of NASA's Astrophysics Division (1976 -1978), Dick strongly supported his Astronomy Chief, Nancy Roman, in convincing Noel Hinners to require a contest for the hosting of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), instead of simply putting it at Princeton.

After Dick's return to JHU, Bill Fastie and Arthur Davidsen (a young astronomer hired with Dick's strongest support) succeeded in landing the STScI on our own Homewood Campus. The result, today, is that there are now surely more astronomers working on the Homewood campus than there are scholars in any other field; and JHU itself, to everyone's astonishment, has become a world leader in Dick's field! But, you ain't seen nothing yet!"{C}

Prof. Robert Jahn

Excerpt http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/jahn.html

Professor Jahn is Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has been chairman of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee, associate editor of the AIAA Journal, and a member of the NASA Space Science and Technology Advisory Committee.

He is vice President of the Society for Scientific Exploration and Chairman of the Board of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories consortium. He has been a long-term member of the Board of Directors of Hercules, Inc. and chairman of its Technology Committee, and a member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Associated Universities, Inc.

Prof. Stuart B. Hill

Professor Stuart B. Hill

Professor Stuart B. Hill was appointed Foundation Chair of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney in 1996. At UWS he taught units on Qualitative Research Methodology, Social Ecology Research, Transformative Learning, Leadership & Change, and Sustainability, Leadership & Change: A Social Ecology Perspective.

His PhD was one of the first whole ecosystem studies that examined community and energy relationships (1969); and it was the earliest such study conducted by a single researcher. For this he received the awards for Best PhD Thesis and Best PhD Student. In 1977 he received a Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal for his community and social transformation work.

In 1977, in Canada, he produced a report for the New Brunswick Government on Energy and Agriculture that detailed many of the resource, environment and climate issues that are at last being recognized today. Since then he has produced many more cutting edge reports, and has been an advisor to several ministers.

Stephen Pirie

In brief:

Stephen1 is a belief-systems specialist (covering business, social, scientific, political and personal dimensions to life).

Stephen is the author of critically-acclaimed books that reveal how underlying quantum physics principles operate in everyday life, and how those principles can be engaged and beneficially applied.

Prior to establishing the Belief Institute, Stephen was working within the Professional Development Unit (now ISBP) at Charles Sturt University (Faculty of Business) in the role of business development, short-course design, development and marketing.

During the 1990's Stephen used his sales experience to begin an engineering business supplying advanced fire protection systems to corporate clients. Stephen started his business during the peak of the (1991) recession, without any prior industry knowledge or experience. This lack of experience required Stephen to lean heavily on his intuition and creativity, while maintaining a professional business approach.

Steven Lesser

Steve Lesser, Belief Institute Adviser

Steven Lesser is an industry and services consultant with over 40 years work experience. As an adjunct university lecturer, he teaches in several market related programs at both graduate (MBA) and undergraduate level, specialising in executive mentoring and coaching, project and operations management, finance and marketing disciplines.

Steven combines an integral systems approach with detailed metric analysis of organisational structure and performance to engender tangible results, in the areas of:

  • executive mentoring and coaching
  • project and alliance management
  • sales and marketing
  • development and implementation of organisational change
  • leadership
  • consumer and business lending/credit programs for multi-national and regional companies worldwide. 

He has been actively consulting and training in Australia and New Zealand and the South East Asian Region (primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, including Hong Kong, India, Japan and the Philippines) as well as in the Indian Sub-Continent, Middle East, U.K. and U.S.A. for over 15 years. Major clients include Citigroup, DHL, HSBC, JP Morgan, Maxis, Petronas Berhad, Shell/China Oil, Timex, UBS, Vodafone, and many others.

Client implementations include state-of-the-art development and implementation of sales and marketing programs for multi-national and regional companies as well as negotiating, project, leadership, lending policies, and other high-leverage competency strategies.