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Emergence of Cyclical Psycho-social Identity

Sustainability as psyclically defined (Part #1)


Introduction
Identity as expression of interlocking cycles
Viability and sustainability: recycling
Transforming "patterns of consumption"
From "static" to "dynamic" to "cyclic"
Emergence of new forms of identity and organization
Embodiment of rhythm
Generic understanding of "union of international associations"
Three-dimensional "cycles"?
Interlocking cycles as the key to identity
Identity as a strange attractor
Periodic table of cycles -- and of psyclic identity?
Complementarity of four strategic initiatives
Development of psyclic awareness
Space-centric vs Time-centric: an unfruitful confrontation?
Metaphorical vehicles: temples, cherubim and the Mandelbrot set
Kairos -- the opportune moment for self-referential re-identification
Governance as the management of strategic cycles
Possible pointers to further reflection on psyclicity
References

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Introduction

The identity of individuals and collectivities (groups, organizations, etc) is typically associated with an entity bounded in physical space or virtual space. The boundary may be defined geographically (even with "virtual real estate") or by convention -- notably when a process of recognition is involved, as with a legal entity. Geopolitical boundaries may, for example, define nation states.

The focus here is on the extent to which many such entities are also to some degree, if not in large measure, defined by cycles in time. For example many organizations are defined by the periodicity of the statutory meetings by which they are governed, or by their budget or production cycles. Communities may be uniquely defined by conference cycles, religious cycles or festival cycles (eg Oberammergau). Biologically at least, the health and viability of individuals is defined by a multiplicity of cycles of which respiration is the most obvious -- death may indeed be defined by absence of any respiratory cycle.

This exploration follows from earlier investigations relating to time (Knowledge Gardening through Music: patterns of coherence for future African management as an alternative to Project Logic, 2000; Varieties of Experience of Past-Present-Future Complexes, 2001; Engaging Macrohistory through the Present Moment, 2004). The concern here is with the introduction of a temporal dimension into any understanding of "union" further to related concerns (In Quest of "Meta-Union"? Interplay of generic dimensions of any "union of international associations", 2007; Dynamic Reframing of "Union": implications for the coherence of knowledge, social organization and personal identity, 2007).

for the coherence of knowledge, social organization and personal identity, 2007).


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