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This page offers links to articles, books, poetry, websites, etc., of interest to people inquiring into positive engagement with the unknown, with mystery, with complexity...

http://www.localfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/Bayo-Akomolafe-EoH-Portland-2015.pdf

An ‘Oríkì’ for the Times: Reflections on Wonder and Change

by Bayo Akomolafe


The Case Against Reality:  A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

by David McNew / Quanta

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/04/the-illusion-of-reality/479559


The man who studies the spread of ignorance

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160105-the-man-who-studies-the-spread-of-ignorance


How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=6545


The beauty of what we will never know

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1433/the-beauty-of-what-we-will-never-know-pico-iyer/

We're Doomed. Now What?

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2015/12/21/were-doomed-now-what/


Robert Steele’s Review of "Truth – Philosophy in Transit by John D. Caputo"

http://www.phibetaiota.net/2015/05/review-truth-philosophy-in-transit/

"...truth in the becoming, the event, the conversation, the evolution…”


The Value of Not Understanding Everything: Grace Paley's Advice to Aspiring Writers

by Maria Popova, 

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1109/the-value-of-not-understanding-everything-grace-paley-s-advice-to-aspiring-writers-maria-popova/


How to build and use scenarios

http://www.slideshare.net/adgo/scenario-building-workshop-how-to-build-and-use-scenarios


The Field of Scenarios: fuzziness as a chance for building appealing future visions

http://consentsus-project.pbworks.com/f/Scenarios-Fuzziness.doc


http://www.unifg.it/sites/default/files/allegatiparagrafo/07-07-2014/participative-backcasting-a-tool-for-involving-stakeholders-in-local-sustainability-planning_2008_futures.pdf

Participative backcasting: A tool for involving stakeholders in local sustainability planning


http://www.audiencedialogue.net/dox/snm2.pdf

Chapter 2: A critical review of futures methods


 Visioning: Envisioning the future - clarifying the process

http://www.forwiki.ro/wiki/Visioning

Comment: A possible version of Nonviolent Communication-based visioning work


COMPLEX THOUGHT:  An Overview of Edgar Morin’s Intellectual Journey

by Alfonso Montuor

https://metaintegral.org/sites/default/files/Complex_Thought_FINAL.pdf

Comment:  Morin reminds us that even our best efforts in this direction themselves do not escape incompleteness, partiality, error, and illusion. Morin challenges us therefore to integrate this uncertainty and incompleteness in our knowing and being, and invites us to retain an ongoing critical self-reflection, cultivating a spirit of openness to learning from other traditions and perspectives, and also consider the embodiment of knowledge in the moment, with its inevitable uncertainties, dilemmas, and opportunities.


http://www.co-intelligence.org/leadingedgepoem.html

A poem about living with uncertainty at the leading edge

by Tom Atlee


http://www.co-intelligence.org/crisis_fatigue.html

Crisis Fatigue and the Co-Creation of Positive Possibilities

by Tom Atlee


http://www.co-intelligence.org/DonaldElephant.html

Some Observations Regarding a Missing Elephant  

by Donald Michael


http://www.co-intelligence.org/MissingElephantCommentary.html

Waking Up into Wholeness, Dialogue and Mystery

Commentaries on Donald Michael’s essay above (by Tom Atlee and Paul Ray)


Woolf's Darkness:  Embracing the Inexplicable

by Rebecca Solnit

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/woolfs-darkness-embracing-the-inexplicable


The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers

by Maria Popova

http://www.dailygood.org/story/995/the-island-of-knowledge-how-to-live-with-mystery-in-a-culture-obsessed-with-certainty-and-definitive-answers-maria-popova/


How do we find each other?

by Charles Eisenstein

https://newandancientstory.net/how-do-we-find-each-other/

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