20 minute downloadable lecture. What is wholeness? In this talk, Louise attempts to illuminate the difficulty that this question poses and aims to reframe the idea of wholeness
20 minute downloadable lecture. This lecture presents the idea that the heart is far more important and complex than our dominant way of generating knowledge about the world makes possible
20 minute downloadable lecture. This lecture is based on a paper written for a sustainability conference. In it, Louise discusses the idea that the heart’s wisdom and benevolent qualities cannot gain traction at the level at which decisions are made in our society
Introduction to Goethean enquiry: a different way of seeing for contemporary times, with Louise Livingstone – £10
45 minute downloadable lecture with accompanying handout. This popular lecture was a regular feature within the MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University. In it, Louise introduces Goethe’s expanded way of seeing.
Research Lecture – The heart speaks: reimagining the heart for contemporary times, with Louise Livingstone £10
60 minute downloadable lecture. In this lecture, Louise introduces her PhD research that makes a case for heart knowing as a vitally important human capability which has, over the course of many hundreds of years, been divorced from, and rendered subservient to, knowledge about the world as generated through the brain.
Re-Imagining the heart as an organ of knowledge to inspire community engagement in sustainability issues – Louise Livingstone
ESDGC is concerned with educating young people to recognise that they are part of a wider whole that encompasses a myriad of issues including the environment, societal values and the economy (Welsh Assembly Government, 2008, p. 4). Specifically, the ESDGS makes clear that its main theme is about “values…attitudes, understanding and skills” (Welsh Assembly Government, 2008, p. 4).
This paper explores my personal journey with cardiac illness through discourses including transpersonal psychology, religious mysticism, comparative religion and cultural history.
While the heart has long occupied an important place as the seat of the soul and the place of wisdom and intellect (Arguelles, McCraty, & Rees, 2003; Webb, 2010; Young, 2002), for the past two centuries the heart has become more generally understood as a biological pump through a medical science narrative
While the ancient Greeks saw wholeness as essential for recognising the many (Klein, 1968; Lowry, 1980), modern culture has a different perception of the whole and the parts; where wholeness lies hidden behind ‘the many’ (Franses, 2016).
Today’s modern Western epistemology and ontology is built upon the scientific method of fragmentation of knowledge, with real world experience so fixed