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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Intention, consciousness, and climate change
by Thompson, Tiffany Paige, M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2011, 87; 1492829
Abstract (Summary)

The intersection of consciousness-rising and the fields of intention and human potential presents human kind with a powerful set of tools with which we, collectively, can reverse and potentially halt climate change, repairing the environmental devastation that humans have invoked upon the planet, particularly during the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a hermeneutic methodological lens, this thesis places these concepts—intention, consciousness, and climate change—in dialogue while incorporating empirical research surrounding the subtopics of quantum physics, scientific experiments on intention, neuropsychology and neurophysiology, placebo effect, and visualization. The philosophical subtopics of the history of thought and consciousness development, the history of “intention” via popular authors and scientific theories, the Asclepian paradigm, ecopsychology, religious fundamentalism, and the role of ego are also explored to explicate the various means by which we can trace consciousness-rising and the power of intention in making desired situations manifest. The relationship of intention and consciousness-rising is applied to the problem of climate change and its ramifications, in recognition of climate change as the most perilous problem human civilization has yet faced.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fontelieu, Sukey
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Metaphysics, Climate Change, Psychology
Publication Number: 1492829
ISBN: 978-1-124-56720-4
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