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Section 1: Practical Wisdom
Foundations
Phronesis: Practical Wisdom
Standing On The Shoulders of Giants
The Fundamental Principles
Brain ʻAlchemyʼ
What Is A Level of Awareness?
Developmental Stages/Levels
Seeking Solutions
A Brief History of the Brain
An Overview of the Evolution of Life on Earth
What Is a Nervous System?
Early Nervous Systems
Reptilian Nervous Systems
Mammalian Nervous Systems
The Triune Brain
The Downside of Human Brains
Can We Change?
Neuroplasticity
Mindsets
Two Thinking Systems
Brain Alchemy: A Fundamental Formula
A Progression of Truth
A Picture of Hope
Section 2: Introducing the Levels of Awareness
The Levels of Awareness: An Introduction
The Levels of Awareness
Caveats
What Is Awareness?
Ignorance
Gaining Wisdom
Getting Acquainted
The Levels of Awareness: Some Important Components
A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
Evolution not Revolution
Section 3: Transitions
Transitions, Transformation, and Transmutation
From Ignorance to Wisdom
Transmutation of Ignorance into Wisdom
The Conversion of Subjective Experience Into Objective Knowledge
Needs and The Emergence of Value
Transmutation Through the Levels of Awareness
Transitional Realizations
Brain Alchemy: The Formula Revisited
The Catalysts of Transmutation
The Ultimate Source of Suffering
The Personal Implications of Suffering
Getting Inspired
Transition Stages
Section 4: The Levels of Awareness
The Early Years: Separation
The First Transition
From Level 1 to Level 2
From Level 2 to Level 3
No Guarantees
The Separation Mechanism
Membership: Level 3 Awareness
Level 3 Awareness
Transmutation at Level 3 Awareness
Level 3 Awareness In The World
More Examples of Level 3 Awareness in the World
The Transition From Level 3 to Level 4 Awareness
The Upside of Problems
The Wisdom of Level 3
The Ignorance of Level 3
Stages of Transition - Level 3 to Level 4
Independence: Level 4 Awareness
Level 4 Awareness
Status Anxiety and Level 4 Awareness
Level 4 In The World
More Examples of Level 4 Awareness in the World:
The Transition From Level 4 to Level 5 Awareness
The Wisdom of Level 4
The Ignorance of Level 4
Stages of Transition - Level 4 to Level 5
Interdependence: Level 5 Awareness
Level 5 Awareness
A Level of Tolerance
Jumping to Conclusions
A Broader Perspective on Conflict
Level 5 Awareness in the World
More Examples of Level 5 Awareness in the World
The Transition From Level 5 to Level 6 Awareness
The Wisdom of Level 5
The Ignorance of Level 5
Stages of Transition - Level 5 to Level 6
Wholeness: Level 6 Awareness
The Great Work
Level 6 Awareness
Transcendence
One With The Universe
Essential Innocence
The Illusion of a Separate Self
The Persistence of Individuality
Is This Enlightenment?
Section 5: Global Implications
An Uncertain World
The Challenge
The Global Implications of the Levels of Awareness
Are We There Yet?
Where Are We Now?
An Antidote to Intolerance
Getting There
Is There A Shortcut?
Facilitating Transitions
How to Proceed
The Necessity of Needs
Creating a Sustainable Future
A Geography of Hope
The Berkana Institute
Becoming the Solution
Me to We
Worldchanging.com
GiveMeaning.com
Kiva
Other Ways to Connect on the Internet
Conclusions
Appendices
Glossary of Contentious Terms
Appendix I: Resources for The Pursuit of Phronesis
Appendix II: Buddhism and The ʻAlchemyʼ Of The Brain
Appendix III: Needs, Desires, Outcomes, and Suffering
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Published by Adina Amironesei
by Terry Findlay
Phronesis presents the story of how an ‘alchemy’ that our brains perform in making a series of life-changing transitions may be our best hope for encouraging individual and collective mental development.
by Terry Findlay
Phronesis presents the story of how an ‘alchemy’ that our brains perform in making a series of life-changing transitions may be our best hope for encouraging individual and collective mental development.

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