Home Automation with Belkin Wemo, Twilio, and Siri
December 31, 2013 – 2:57 am | No Comment

Ultimate Hack Mashup – Belkin Wemo + Twilio + Siri
 

A quick note: For another home automation trick and those interested in finding out about the earlier Twillio callbox+TV popup/notification hack check out STEM (https://github.com/ericblue/STEM).  Certain …

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The Value of Theoretical Models & Conceptual Maps
May 24, 2009 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

What is the true benefit and practical application of uber theories like Integral and Spiral Dynamics?
I’ve been thinking about this topic recently, and there were a few Twitter conversations (tweets) yesterday that prompted me too …

Spiral Dynamics Mind Map
May 17, 2009 – 7:21 pm | 12 Comments
Spiral Dynamics Mind Map

Today I officially started kicking off my research into Spiral Dynamics. I’ve had some superficial knowledge of the subject due to my exposure to a number of books on Integral philosophy. I recently …

Kant and the Big Three
January 26, 2009 – 11:54 pm | No Comment

Good overview of Kant and the Reenchantment of the world from Wilber’s Marriage of Sense and Soul (pg. 86):
“Critique of Pure Reason (written in 1781)
relentlessly exposed the inadequacies of
monological reason to grasp metaphysical
truths, and it …

Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow
January 19, 2009 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

From Integral Life:
“In this excerpt from Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber honors some of the forerunners to his own model Integral theory and practice: James Mark Baldwin,  Jürgen Habermas, Aurobindo, and Abraham Maslow—intellectual giants upon whose …

Instruction Manual for Life
January 10, 2009 – 7:02 pm | One Comment

Just found this great video on YouTube (via delicous.com)

Integral Vision Mind Maps
December 18, 2008 – 7:13 pm | 16 Comments
Integral Vision Mind Maps

Last year I picked up a copy of The Integral Vision by Ken Wilber. I recently decided to re-read the book, and created a comprehensive book summary highlighting the key pieces of information in the book. The book summary is presented in the form of mind maps for each chapter.

Hierarchies and the Birth of AQAL
November 16, 2008 – 11:10 pm | No Comment

Wilber makes reference to the birth of AQAL (All Quadrants, All Levels) in his work The Marriage of Sense and Soul – Integrating Science and Religion (pg. 63):
“It is fascinating that both premodern religion and …

Nietzsche, Eternal Recurrence, and Integral Time
August 17, 2008 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

Nietzsche and Integral Philosophy…. 2 of my favorite topics.  I’m in the middle of reading the latest issue of the Integral Review, and found a great passage from Nietzsche on recurrence:
“What, if some day or …

The Value of an Integral Perspective
June 7, 2008 – 9:46 pm | No Comment

Whether it be Integral or some other comprehensive philosophical framework or mental model, there is something to be said for the theories that help us to grasp with better understanding the world around us.  I …

The Integral Vision
August 18, 2007 – 9:12 pm | One Comment