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Resources on Renaissance Zones


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Part 5 of Renaissance Zones: experimenting with the intentional significance of the Damanhur community


Walter Truett Anderson. The Truth about Truth: de-confusing and re-constructing the postmodern world. Jeremy Tarcher, 1995

Jacques Attali. Noise: the political economy of music. 1977 (English translation, University of Minnesota, 1985) [review]

Christopher Bamford (Ed). Homage to Pythagoras: rediscovering sacred science. Lindisfarne Books, 1999 [review]

Stafford Beer. Beyond Dispute: the invention of team syntegrity. JoseyBass, 1994

Luigi Berzano. Damanhur: Popolo e comunità. Elle Di Ci, Leumann (TO) 1998 (2nd ed. 1999) [review]

Bhikku Bodhi (Tr). The Discourse on the All-Embracing Net of Views; the Brahmajala Sutta and its commentarial exegesis. Kandy, Buddhist Publications, 1978.

Martin Brennan. The Stones of Time: Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland, 1994

Barry Brumitt and Steven Shafer. Topological World Modeling Using Semantic Spaces. Microsoft Corporation, 2001 [text]

William c Chittick. Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-'Arabi and the problem of religious diviersity. State Univerity of New York Press, 1994

Seana Coulson. Semantic Leaps: frame-shifting and conceptual blending in meaning construction. Cambridge University Press, 2001

Jack Courtis. Hermetic Philosophy. Commentaries on the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians (Rosicrucian Archive) [text]

Keith Critchlow. Time Stands Still: new light on megalithic sciences. New York, St Martin's Press, 1982

Antonio T. De Nicolas. Religious Experience and Religious Languages [text]

Gyorgy Doczi. The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture. 1981

Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler. Laws of the Game: how the principles of nature govern chance. Harper, 1981

H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Arthur L. Caplan (Eds). Scientific Controversies: Case Studies in the Resolution and Closure of Disputes in Science and Technology. Cambridge University Press, 1987

Glenda Eoyang and Doris Jane Conway. Conditions That Support Self-Organization in A Complex Adaptive System Management. 1999

S I Fabrikant. Formalizing Semantic Spaces for Information Access. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 91, 2, 2001, pp. 263-280.

Sara I Fabrikant. The Geography of Semantic Information Spaces. 2000 [text]

Gilles Fauconnier and Eve Sweetser (Eds). Spaces, Worlds, and Grammar. University of Chicago Press, 1996 (Cognitive Theory of Language and Culture Series) [summary]

Gilles Fauconnier. Conceptual Integration. Emergence and Development of Embodied Cognition (EDEC2001) [text]

Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner. The Way We Think: conceptual blending and the mind's hidden complexities. Basic Books, 2002

Paul K. Feyerabend. Conquest of Abundance: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being. University of Chicago Press, 1999 (edited by Bert Terpstra)

Paul K. Feyerabend. Against Method: Outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge. Humanities Press, 1975 [review]

M. A. Foster:

Margaret Freeman. Grounded spaces: Deictic-self anaphors in the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Language and Literature, 1997, 6:1, 7-28.

Andreas Fuglesang. About Understanding: Ideas and Observations on Cross-cultural Communication.  The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 1982.

Andreas Fuglesang. "The Myth of People's Ignorance". Development Dialogue 1/2:42-62.   The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 1984.

Andreas Fuglesang and Dale Chandler. Search for Process. Reports from a project on Methods and Media in Community Participation. Vol. I - a report; Vol. II - a collection of case studies; Vol. III - a selected bibliography. Uppsala: The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 1985.

Stanley G. Gatchel and Murat M. Tanik. Process Science and Philosophy: for want of synthetic thought and a unifying philosophy. Journal for Integrated Design and Process Science (Society for Design and Process Science), 2001, December, 5, 4 [text]

Matila Ghyka. The Geometry of Art and Life (1946)

Nelson Goodman. Ways of Worldmaking. Hackett Publishing Company, 1978

Susantha Goonatilake. Toward a Global Science: mining civilizational knowledge.   Indiana University Press, 1999

Patrick A. Heelan. The Logic of Changing Classificatory Frameworks, In: Wojciechowski, J. A. (Ed.): Conceptual basis of the classification of knowledge. K. G. Saur 1974. p. 260-274

Patrick A. Heelan. Complementarity, context-dependence and quantum logic. In: Foundations of Physics ,1, 1970, p p. 95 -100

Patrick A. Heelan. Classical logic and quantum logic; their respective roles. In: Synthèse, 21, 1970, pp. 2 -33

Massimo Introvigne. Damanhur: A Magical Community in Italy. In: Bryan Wilson, Jamie Cresswell (Eds.), New Religious Movements - Challenge and Response, Routledge, 1999, pp.183-194.

Jon Jenkins and Maureen Jenkins. The Social Process Triangles. 2001 (A comprehensive pull-together of work done by the ICA to develop models of societal dynamics -- the Social Process Triangles, the Social Process Dynamics, and the Social Imbalances) [summary]

Jon Jenkins and Maureen Jenkins. The Other World ... in the midst of our world. 2001 (An outgrowth of the ICA's early work on "spirit methods," this contains descriptions of 64 "states of being" as maps to guide the exploration of the sacred in the midst of the mundanity of life. Includes a complete set of charts of the Other World, guidelines on how to use the book, and how to lead a "visit" to the Other World.) [summary]

Harish Johari. Leela: the game of self-knowledge. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980

Mark Johnson. The Body in the Mind: the bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason. University of Chicago Press, 1987 [review]

Lindsay Jones. The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Experience, Interpretation, Comparison. Harvard University Press (Center for the Study of World Religions), 2003 [review]

Anthony Judge:

M. Klemme, R. Kuhnert, H. Selke. Semantic Spaces. In: K. Höök, A. Munro, D. Benyon (Eds.): Workshop on Personalised and Social Navigation in Information Space, SICS Technical Report T98:02, Kista, Sweden, March 1998, pp. 109-118. [text]

Panos Kouros. Overcoming Techno-Logic. Paper in the International Symposium Pendulum, Medi@terra '99 (Athens, 1999) [text]

Panos Kouros. Pasiphili - Pandektiki Avli - Epochesthe + 2 memory theatres (a mnemonic architecture project) 1998 [text]

Panos Kouros. Announcement for the poetic habitation of the world: the theoretical architecture of ruin architectures. Avgi, 16.4.1995

Lawrence M. Krauss. The Physics of Star Trek. Basic Books, 1995 [links]

Donald Kunze and Wesley Wei. The Vanity of Architecture: topical thinking and the practice of discontinuity, Via 8, 1986

Ervin Laszlo. Planetary Consciousness: our next evolutionary step., Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 4, no. 4, 1997 [text]

Robert Lawlor. Sacred Geometry: theory and practice. Thames and Hudson/Crossroad, 1983

Sic Lonegren. Labyrinths: Ancient Myths and Modern Uses (1991/1996)

Josette Luvmour and Ba Luvmour. Win-Win Games for All Ages: cooperative activities for building social skills. 2002 [more]

Leandro Madrazo. The Concept of Type in Architecture: An Inquiry into the Nature of Architectural Form. 1995 [text; references]

Jeff Merrifield. Damanhur: the community they tried to brand a cult. HarperCollins, 1998

Thomas Moore. The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life. Hodder and Stoughton, 1996

Thomas Moore. The Planets Within: the astrological psychology of Marsilio Ficino. Lindisfarne Press, 1990 (revised version of 1982 edition)

Kent D. Palmer. On the Social Construction of Emergent Worlds: the foundations of reflexive autopoietic systems theory. 1996 [text]

Randy Peyser. Europe's Best Kept Secret (on Damanhur) [text]

Darrell A. Posey (Editor). Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity: a complementary contribution to Global Biodiversity Assessment, Intermediate Technology, 1999 (for the United Nations Environment Programme)

Darryl Reanney. The Death of Forever: a new future for human consciousness. Longman, 1991

Martin Schonberger. I Ching and the Genetic Code. Aurora Press, 1992

R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz. The Temple in Man: Sacred Architecture and the Perfect Man (1949)

Kevin Sharpe. Bibliography for Christian Theology and the Physics, Metaphysics, and Mathematics of David Bohm. 2000 [text]

David Spangler and William Irwin Thompson. Reimagination of the World: a critique of the New Age, science and popular culture. Santa Fe, Bear, 1991

Dennis J. Sumara. Private Readings in Public: Schooling the Literary Imagination. Peter Lang, 1996 [review]

William Irwin Thompson. Imaginary Landscapes: making worlds of myth and science. St. Martin's Press, 1989

Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson and Eleanor Roach. The Embodied Mind: cognitive science and human expression. MIT Press, 1991

Francisco J. Varela. Laying down a path in walking. In: W. Thompson (Ed.), Gaia: A way of knowing. (pp. 48-64). Lindisfarne Press, 1987

D. P. Walker. Spiritual and Demonic Magic from Ficino to Campanella. 1958 [natural magic]

Ian Watson. The Embedding. Gollancz, 1973 [introduction]

Richard Wilhelm (Tr.). The I Ching or Book of Changes. Princeton Univesity Press, 1950

R. Bruce Williams. More Than 50 Ways To Build Team Consensus. 2001 (A gold mine of hundreds of tips on creating consensus culled from 20 years' work with the ICA and other organizations, each containing a description, comments, hints, and an example of its use.)

Frances Yates. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition.  University of Chicago Press, 1964

Frances Yates. The Art of Memory. University of Chicago Press, 1966

Frances Yates. Theatre of the World.  University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Damanhur e il Viaggio nel Tempo: la tecnologia per il viaggio temporale [text]

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