Talk Circle on Wholeness —facilitated by Lisa Maroski

Since our last successful talk-circle on wholeness, Lisa came across highly relevant writings by Henri Bortoft (The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science) and Francisco Varela (“Autopoiesis: The Organization of Living Systems, Its Characterization and a Model”). Using quotations from their work as starting points for discussion, we will further ponder what it means to be whole. Indeed, Goethe’s intuitive approach to multiplicity in unity (belonging together) contrasts with the current scientific/analytic approach of unity in multiplicity (belonging together). Familiarity with those texts is not required—just bring a curious attitude.

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