Sean Kelly: 5 Principles of Integral Ecology

Presented at Schumacher College

1 hour 23 mins
By Sean Kelly

In June, 2010, Sean Kelly presented his formulation of five principles of integral ecology while co-teaching a course at Schumacher College entitled "Gaia and the Evolution of Consciousness" with Rupert Sheldrake and Stephan Harding. Sean’s five principles focus on placing human existence into its ecological context and explore the relationship between gross and subtle forms of action. The video contains his lecture.

Meshworking Integral Intelligences for Resilient Environments

Enabling Order and Creativity in the Human Hive

1 hour 8 mins
By Marilyn Hamilton

How does the practice of meshworking expand integral intelligences for the human hive (aka city)?


The Sense of Integral Theory

1 hour 31 mins
By Sam Mickey

This presentation develops an Integral concept of touch by drawing on the Integral Ecology framework and on the contemporary French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Integral Ecology

An Ecology of Perspectives

Published: May 29, 2012
PDF 302.8KB
By Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

This article provides an introduction to Integral Ecology, an approach that takes the valuable insights from all the major schools of ecological thought and unites them in a comprehensive framework.

Integral Ecology

A Post-Metaphysical Approach to Environmental Phenomena

Published: May 29, 2012
PDF 367.7KB
By Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

This article introduces Integral Theory, distinguishes the Integral approach from other methods, and applies some key concepts to ecology.

Including and Differentiating among Perspectives

An Integral Approach to Climate Change

Published: December 1, 2009
PDF 183.8KB
By Michael Zimmerman

Among the principles of Integral Ecology, two are parcularly important: 1) include multiple perspectives not only in regard to characterizing and proposing remedies for environmental problems, but also in regard to determining what counts as a serious problem in the first place, and 2) differentiate from one another the domains studied by various methods (e.g., natural science vs. policy formation).