“Essence” is the standard English translation of Aristotle’s curious phrase “to ti ên einai,” literally “the what it was to be” for a thing. This idea of essence is central to regenerative work. In the context of Regenerative Education essence is active or unfolding. It is the divine aspect, unfolding from within, that sources a person.
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Quantum physicist David Bohm discussed the importance of the unfolding of “essence,” which he believed moved physics away from its focus on Cartesian coordinates. Instead, Bohm proposed that physics needed to understand the workings of the implicate order (the underlying patterns from which the manifest or explicate world arises.) (more…)