Wellness Programming for Colleges and Universities

Living with Strange Loops: finding dynamic, collective awareness with topics of experiential interest

-- complex systems

-- metaphysical philosophy

-- nature of consciousness

-- non-locality

-- shared reality

-- non-duality

-- transdisciplinarity

-- perceptual and biological healing crises

 

Facilitator bio

Michelle Kathryn McGee on Facebook

In addition to Michelle's independent work in esoterica spanning over 18 years, she is currently a staff-level technician, administrator, and graduate student mentor with the University of Vermont's Integrated Biological Science Program. After studying biology and chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she chose the ardent intellectual path of going it alone with regards to her deepest interests, thus sparing any graduate school the terrible headache she undoubtedly would have been!

Ever the realist and a natural in college settings, she has spent 15 years now on staff at two different universities doing a mix of scientific research, admin, and when lucky education -- all peripheral to her oneness work. For six years after the birth of her first child she also worked outside of science, doing everything from cooking lunch for a schoolful of toddlers to bookkeeping at not-for-profits. Beginning in 2011, after a series of intense personal challenges, she began a new journey as a spiritual fire-walker (metaphorically).

As a scientist and avid esotericist she has gained a working knowledge of relevant aspects of theoretical physics, metaphysical philosophies, religious traditions, healing arts, complexity theory, sustainability, and more -- all with an eye to the question "how can we know?" The only thing she is an adherent to is nothing (literally).

In addition to developing her voice in the genre of creative non-fiction, Michelle ventured into historical fiction in 2006. During 2010 and 2011, under the pseudonym Cherokee Paul, she penned a realistic fictional journey in the weblog "Hidden: The paradox of revealing nothingness."

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The only prophet of that which must be,
is that great nature in which we rest,
as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere;
that Unity, that Over-soul,
within which every person's particular being is contained and make one with all other;
that common heart, of which all sincere conversation is the worship,
to which all right action is submission;
that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents,
and constrains every one to pass for what he is,
and to speak from his character, and not from his tongue,
and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand,
and become wisdom, and virtue, and power, and beauty.

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles.
Meantime within each individual is the soul of the whole,
the wise silence;
the universal beauty,
to which every part and particle is equally related;
the eternal One.

And this deep power in which we exist,
and whose beatitude is all accessible to us,
is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour,
but the act of seeing and the thing seen,
the seer and the spectacle,
the subject and the object,
are one.

We see the world piece by piece,
as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree;
but the whole, of which these are the shining parts, is the Over-soul.

Only by the vision of that Wisdom can the ages be read,
and by falling back on our better thoughts,
by yielding to the spirit of prophecy which is innate in every person,
can we know what it saith.

-- from R.W. Emerson’s essay "The Over-Soul”

More excerpts from R.W. Emerson essays (late 1800's), rendered by me as poetry

 

Goals...

* Engage students directly in small to mid-size groups.

* Help them achieve an "aternative high" through guided, open discussion of topics that expand thinking.

* Encourage personal and global wellness and compassion towards self and others.

To arrange a Wellness program contact me at michelle@healinggeneration.com

Copyright Michelle Kathryn McGee 2013-2014. All rights reserved. Last updated April 8, 2013.