A Systemic History of the Middle Way - Its Biological, Psycho-developmental, and Cultural Conditions - Robert M. Ellis

A Systemic History of the Middle Way - Its Biological, Psycho-developmental, and Cultural Conditions - Robert M. Ellis

A History of Integrative Practices

A Systemic History of the Middle Way - Its Biological, Psycho-developmental, and Cultural Conditions - Robert M. Ellis

Robert M. Ellis [+-]
Middle Way Society
Robert M. Ellis is author of a range of interdisciplinary books on Middle Way Philosophy, both within and beyond Buddhism. These have included The Buddha’s Middle Way: Experiential Judgement in His Life and Teaching (Equinox Publishing, 2019) and Archetypes in Religion and Beyond: A Practical Theory of Human Integration and Inspiration (Equinox Publishing, 2022). He is also founder of the Middle Way Society and of Tirylan House Retreat Centre in Wales.

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The fourth section focuses on the history of the Middle Way as practice. Here we enter the ambiguous zone of human responsibility, no longer talking about feedback loops that occurred in cultures as a whole, but rather about the ways that some individuals or groups have to some extent recognized the drawbacks of reinforcing feedback loops, and tried to create the conditions for balancing ones instead. If my history in the third section is a rather depressing one of balancing processes constantly being appropriated by more absolutization, a focus on practice can offer more hope

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Ellis, Robert. A History of Integrative Practices. A Systemic History of the Middle Way - Its Biological, Psycho-developmental, and Cultural Conditions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 211-292 Jul 2024. ISBN 9781800504493. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=46329. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.46329. Jul 2024

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