Join our scientist-in-residence, Dr. Rich Blundell, for an exciting dive into Oika for Earthlings.
This 4-week course is a fun and scientific exploration of life, the universe, and everything. Our goal is to cultivate a more meaningful relationship to nature, see more beauty, experience more gratitude, and participate more fully in the living matrix of Earth. We will also see how the latest scientific understandings can help shape a richer culture and a better future for ourselves and all life on Earth.
Oika refers to the relational intelligence of nature that can be perceived by humans. In this weekly, 90-minute online class, we will take a deep dive into the principles and practices of Oika.
In each session, we will gather virtually to view and discuss short films on Oika topics and explore the science of ecological intelligence.
Week One: What does the physics of the early universe tell us about the interconnectivity of all things? How does light become us?
Week Two: We’ll explore a cosmic zoo of celestial features to see how humans may join the family of galactic phenomena.
Week Three: A special planet emerges as a home for new kinds of life and intelligence to flourish. Life goes wild in animal bodies and a riot of ecologies awakens “endless forms most beautiful.”
Week Four: We explore the human dynamics of Oika and tie it all together through “Earthling Theory.”
**Bonus Zoom Session: This month only to make up for a scheduling glitch. Optional, TBA
Meeting dates/times via Zoom:
April 12, 19, 26 & May 3
(all Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM EST)
Cost per-participant: $150