Entries by johnrenesch

Asking Forbidden Questions

[This article was adopted from a previously published blog for FutureShapers.com in August 2013 – JR] When we humans come together and organize ourselves for some purpose, we tend to agree about the context or mental framework for that purpose. While in the best cases this agreement is explicit and conscious, agreement is often implicit […]

Learning to Live as a Liminal Cell

Recently I read an article by my friend Patricia Albere (pictured above), a co-founder of Evolutionary Collective, in which she writes quite eloquently about the word “liminal,” including its history and current application for the paradigm transition we are going through today. I highly suggest reading her piece before going on here: click here for […]

At the Precipice We Change…or Do We?

My best friend in high school, Larry Conley, and I were big fans of science fiction movies. One of the most memorable was “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a black-and-white film which was remade in 2008 starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese with more advanced special effects. In the film a […]

Remembering Edgar Mitchell

On February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his 1971 lunar landing, former NASA astronaut Edgar “Ed” Mitchell passed away. While many will remember him for his moon walk and his role in founding the Association of Space Explorers, I knew him for his founding of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a […]

Having Conversations That Matter

In my interactions with friends and colleagues over the years it seems that more and more of us are coming to the conclusion that we are no longer interested in participating in small talk, gossip or meaningless conversations.  The conversations we are interested in being part of are those that have meaning for us and […]