|Outline of the Weekly Activities|
These are the practices that are introduced week by week in the Intermediate and Advanced Programs. Participants experiment with these activities and describe the results in their weekly Activity Journal.
PART I: THE INTUITIVE EXPERIENCE
PART II: RATIONALITY AND INTUITION
PART III: CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTUITION
PART IV: FLOW, FIELDS, MIND AND INTUITION
These audio/visual materials are shown and discussed in the group meetings for five of the fourteen weeks in the Intermediate and Advanced Program offerings. They are used to stimulate group discussion about the dimensions of intuitive experience.
Week 4: Tart, Charles T. Self Observation, Oakland, California: Thinking Allowed Productions, 1988.
Countless factors can mitigate against self observation in Western society. Charles Tart, Ph.D., noted psychologist and author of Waking Up, suggests we begin by learning to focus on seemingly trivial details such as bodily sensations. Through repeated and diligent practice, he says, the process of self observation leads us to a larger view of ourselves and our potential.
Week 6: Agor, Weston H., Intuition in Business, Oakland, California: Thinking Allowed Productions, 1992.
Intuition is a brain skill that organizations must learn to tap in order to remain competitive. Professor Agor discusses ways in which organizations can learn to accommodate intuitive styles. He suggests that there are both introvert intuitives and extrovert intuitives. He provides examples of how intuition can be used in different business settings. Weston Agor, Ph.D., is a professor of public administration at the University of Texas, El Paso. He is founder of the Global Intuition Network and author of Intuitive Management, The Logic of Intuitive Decision Making and an anthology titled Intuition in Organizations.
Week 8: Vaughan, Frances E., Awakening Intuition, Oakland, California: Thinking Allowed Productions, 1988.
We can train our own intuitive faculty by l earning to quiet the mind and listen to internal signals. Frances Vaughan, Ph.D., president of the Association. for Humanistic Psychology and author of The Inward Arc and Awakening Intuition, says intuition involves a direct knowing without mediation by human senses or logic. She points to several types of intuition--spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical.
Week 10: Dreyfus, Hubert L. Mind Over Machine, Oakland, California: Thinking Allowed Productions, 1988.
Human intuition and perception are basic and essential phenomena of consciousness. As such, they will never be replicated by computers. This is the challenging notion of Hubert Dreyfus, Ph.D., archcritic of the artificial intelligence establishment. Dr. Dreyfus, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley , is author of What Computers Can't Do and co-author of Mind Over Machine.
Week 14 : Wyhte, David, Preservation of the Soul, Oakland, California: Thinking Allowed Productions, 1995.
Poetry allows us to acknowledge the fullness of our being in ways that are often denied in daily life. This denial has often proved both injurious to the soul and bad for business. Poetry unites us with the soul of the world. David White is author of sever al books of poetry and a book of prose and poetry, The Heart Aroused. Whyte maintains that poetry provides a treasure of wisdom that gives guidance in times of crisis. The insights of poetry can facilitate an awakening of vision and a breakthrough from the paralysis caused by confusion, doubt and humdrum routine.