Depth Intuition Methods for Creative
Problem Solving and Strategic Innovation.
Published in the Journal of Creative Behavior, and reprinted in the Creative Education
Book for Creative Problem-Solving—A Fifty Year Digest
of Proven Innovation Processes, this is an introduction
to the most useful ways I have found to tap “depth
intuition”—an intellectually neutral code phrase
for soul-level insight and guidance.
Most of my INWARD
BOUND offerings have their roots in this technical
Futures: Guided Cognitive Imagery in Teaching
and Learning about the Future. This is a position
paper written for a special issue of the journal,
Scientist that focused on studies of the future.
Fourth Wave: A Normative Forecast for the Future
of SpaceShip Earth/Gaia. This is a position
paper exemplifying the futurist school of thought
sometimes called “Transformative Futures.”
Although almost a decade old, and using
a "problem-oriented" motif that I no longer use
as a way to motivate people, its characterization
of how a global transformation could occur is even
more relevant today than in 1995 when it was written
for a visionary client in the aerospace community.
Omniverse Center for Cultural Development.
This is a far out, but true story about how,
while riding a bicycle home from my work at
the Stanford Research Institute, I was escorted
on an inner
plane of consciousness to something I
was told I might call "The Omniverse Center
for Cultural Development—an intellectual oasis
for evolutionary operatives." And it tells
about how I later took some of my SRI research
colleagues there as well in order to solve
a pressing futures research problem that we
were not able to resolve using ordinary thinking.
do We Dream? This is a case study I published
in the Whole
Earth Review of a dream that was lucid to the
very process of lucid dreaming.
It depicts five overlapping functions that
dreams fulfill, and thus, why we dream.
This is a detailed report of Mellen-Thomas Benedict’s
extraordinary transcendental experiences during
an hour and a half of clinical death, before he
came back to life. It is even further out than—but
completely consistent with—the two experiences of
my own listed above, and it may be considered the
most complete vision currently available in writing
on the types of understanding and beingness that
INWARD BOUND Visionary Journeys can experientially
inform us about.