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Participation Society

Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

ISBN: 978-1-78714-464-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-463-7

Publication date: 6 September 2017


The mechanisms of all life and ecosystems on Earth have a spiritual dimension of interconnectedness. We refer to such patterns as the process of dynamic, awareness-driven clustering, which applies as much to the microscopic molecular world of energetic connectivity that formed the earliest and smallest forms of life, as to the complex world of DNA programmed species which includes the human being. This clustering subsequently develops beyond the definition of the molecular composition and behaviour of any living creature. Each human being, for instance, consists inside of billions of interrelated life forms that sustain the person through symbiotic interaction within our intestines. In fact, we can consider any human being as a uniquely clustered living inner universe of its own.

In a broader context, every human being itself relates with its environment with the same awareness-driven dynamic clustering principles as our inner world. Through this natural activity, we feed, grow, protect, procreate and evolve. Most of this clustering we do as a natural condition of our being. Our evolutionary breakthrough into the conscious world of cognitive perception, auto-reflective awareness, interpretation and communication, has made us a unique self-reviewing, learning, creative species, capable of organising itself out of progressive self-interest. This unique level of evolution has brought us where we stand today, the sixth force of mass destruction of all life forms on Earth, including our own, since our planet has existed, and the first destructive force that is equally characterised as a miracle of wit and creativity among all living species. This relatively sudden, extremely dangerous paradox of wit versus destruction has given rise to a new evolutionary, spiritual breakthrough with newly oriented awareness-driven dynamic clustering, the participation society, or awareness-driven human ecosystem.



Close, J.-P. (2017), "Participation Society", Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business (Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development, Vol. 26), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-201.



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