In the crisis of the breakdown of the machine paradigm, a complementary move of seeking new solutions has urgently appealed across disciplines to many practitioners. Such work begins with the challenge of turning diverse stakeholders into a committed community of practice. Feeling safe in such communities means being able to see how individual commitment can lead towards a place where a new unity might reveal itself. This meaning following change across a range of projects:
Philip Franses works to balance an individualistic view of science and society with a complementary methodology and practice of the whole. He has taught Goethe’s scientific methodology for the last ten years at Schumacher College in Devon, on the courses of Holistic Science and Ecological Design Thinking, alongside holistic practitioners as Brian Goodwin, Henri Bortoft, Margaret Colquhoun and Craig Holdrege. He published Time, Light and the Dice of Creation in 2015 with Floris Books. He founded Global Synapses with Barry Taylor in 2017 to communicate and make accessible how holistic ideas compare to modern scientific understanding and how they can be applied in practical cases.
Dr Jude Currivan
Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, healer, futurist and author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Reading researching ancient cosmologies. After a corporate career culminating in the mid-1990s in her being the Group Finance Director of two major international companies and one of the most senior business women in the UK, she chose to pursue a calling to serve the emergence of a global shift of awareness. She is a life-long researcher into the nature of reality and integrates leading-edge science, consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic wholeworld-view which underpins her work to empower unity awareness to facilitate transformational resolutions to our collective and planetary issues. In 2014 she was invited to become a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She is the author of 6 non-fiction books, most recently The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation the first of the Transformation trilogy.
Mike’s background is in Developmental biology, so he is inherently interested in the relationship between parts and wholes, differentiation and development and transformation.Mike now works at Trinity College Dublin as an academic developer, teaching on the Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice (SPCAP) for professional development in teaching and learning of academic staff. He also works in collaboration with Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) in India on academic staff development through the New Directions programme and is a regular visitor to India. He is also an adjunct Prof in Zoology at TCD, with reseach specialism in eye development. From 2014-2017, Mike was a visiting lecturer at Schumacher College, UK on the MSc in Holistic Science, where he taught developmental biology on the chaos and Complexity module.
Did you know our universe is shaped like a teapot? Steep your imagination in the divine mystery and voyage through the mythic tapestries of physics. Jamie Perrelet offers Global Synapses magic and huge technological expertiese. Jamie has a BSc Physics from Imperial College London and MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College See more of Jamie’s world at fractalteapot.com
The last 30 years have been spent in Glastonbury working on many different community projects.
This has involved working with academics at various universities and has enabled Barry to gain considerable experience in what might be thought of as the three conflicting aspects of these projects.
Barry is currently using this experience to work with others to explore ways in which we might up up up promote greater awareness of contemporary spirituality and its application to material projects. See more at savaric.com
Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad
Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad is an artist and curator based at the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University London, working in the context of historical representation. Fatehrad is co-founder of ‘Herstoriographies: The Feminist Media Archive Research Network’ in London and she is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed Journal for Artistic Research (JAR). Fatehrad is also the recipient of St. John’s College Artist in Residence 2018 at the University of Oxford. www.azadehfatehrad.com
Dr Katja Lehmann
is an environmental scientist who researches microbial communities, and how they respond to different pollution scenarios, specifically pharmaceutical and agricultural. She holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences, an MSc in Soils and Environmental Pollution and a DPhil from Oxford University in Freshwater Microbiology. In the last six years she lead River Sampling Day, a sister project to Ocean Sampling Day, an international citizen science campaign to understand microbial freshwater and marine communities, and has worked on projects in the UK and India to investigate the spread of antibiotic resistance. She has also taught bioinformatics to emerging biologists in various corners of the globe. As a result of her first career in film and theatre, and her teaching experience in both scientific and dance settings, she has extensive experience in leading groups either for the purpose of learning new skills, or for the purpose of creating artistic outcomes. When not engaged in scientific research, she is generally involved in some experimental performance art or is honing her fermenting skills. www.katjalehmann.com
Milko Trimpin is a trainee coming from Germany. He came to England to gain work experience and to improve his english skills. He helped to program the Global Synapses Website during his 4 week work experience. Milko is very interested in web design and programming. In Germany he is student at the Werner-Heisenberg-School in Ruesselsheim and is studying to become an I.T. Specialist.
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Global Synapses exists as a safe space where people from all walks of life can come together to work on a project which is motivated by a common passion this could be about anything for example feeding the world, maximising resources or ensuring the health of our young.
This non-judgmental creative space brings together many thought leading innovative approaches to facilitate the opening up to wholeness.