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Big rocks go in FIRST…The Long-delayed Round Table of the Five Elements

Yes, you guessed it – I DIDN’T  put this Big Rock in first… 18 years it’s been on

my longtailed back burner agenda… and it should have been one of the first things I built, at Cafe Eutopia.. why? Because it is the symbol of synergy.. social, intellectual and spiritual. It’s actually love articulated – everyone, every different type has a place and respect in the circle of process which shows how opposites are all needed.  Now, at Dreamspace gallery Gisborne, I’m finally just doing it. For gathering of extraordinary minds and hearts to imagine Eutopias, networks, creations, possible humans and communities… resilient adaptive ones that can survive upheaval and chaotic change – which are surely coming…

I’m using the free resource of newsprint roll holders…squares of strong particle board which get put out on the verge every week or so. When we perfect the design I’m thinking I’ll make a file of the shapes for laser or jigsaw cutting and put the plans in an ebook of the Round Table for worldwide availability…

Here are some photos of the surrounding planner boards which echo the five colour of the table. For more on the theory see www.4phase.org

You can just see the four sectors of the round table marked in chalk on the floor,  surrounding the central fifth table (the one pictured is a standing for it. The central one is the Balance , the purple zone of the status quo which feeds us…hence the cutlery! 🙂 Also the golden ring of community on top of the candelabra – it’s a rubber ring I found on the beach… synchronistically… and painted gold. It’s too big for oneperson to wear, it’s flexible and strong, golden and pure like gold and black inside representing the ability of good communities to absorb negativities….

The panels need painting and the holes filled with disks which I rout out of offcuts.. The whiteboards will show all the things we’re working on… the blue outlined one for new inputs, the green for new ideas, yellow for new plans and evaluations, the red for to do lists, and the central purple one for the mind mapping of the status quo of the whole enterprise, updated as new developments happen.

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Announcing 4phase – a new blog long overdue!

Yes, sorry a new blog has manifested itself – www.4phase.org
R
ead the (short) story of its genesis there. Suffice to say I’m quietly excited. Finally a focus for ‘coming out’ to teach some of the wisdom I have gathered over the years on process and how things evolve, and how using that knowledge we can evolve things in our own lives more consciously, effectively, creatively.

Thanks (once again) to all my teachers in this regard, living and dead : especially M. Munro, C.S. Peirce, Robert Pirsig. I hope this time I have a formula (or the prototype of one) to interpret the understandings vividly and practically to the non-philosopher and the non-process-thinker, the proverbial Man on the Street …or Woman on the Web….the pressurised worker who is increasingly being told, ‘Now get back in your cubicle and start thinking outside the box!’ (a great cartoon I saw online somewhere… must find it and post here…got it!)

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