Applied Cosmic Anthropology
-Asian Social Institute (ASI)

subjects handled

Critical Issues in Sustainable Development

In the past, "sustainable development" has not really been expressed as an explicit goal of development. And now we are suffering the consequences - the world is "under seige." But we are not too aware of this because all we see around us are signs of progress - megamalls, amusement parks, skyways, Internet, high-rise buildings, etc.

Mediated Economy

As used in this course, “mediated economy” is a term given to an economy facilitated or mediated by some means of exchange for transactions to take place. Over the millennia, these means of exchange between and among concerned parties take forms that were cultural (e.g. value), religious (spiritual beliefs), economic (money), political (power, military), and social (prestige, belongingness) in nature. What occasioned the emergence and development of mediated economies? How does globalization influence the development of mediated economies? And future awaits humanity? Is there a possibility to go back to the barter system? Or even before the barter system, when humanity simply accessed cosmic abundance freely.

Monetary Culture

Culture can be observed through the people's stories, legends, songs, dances, customs and traditions, religious beliefs, poetry, art, languages, lifestyle, etc. How did culture emerge and develop? How does it differ with civilization? How can it be differentiated with development? These are the issues addressed here.

The Significance of the Informal Sector

The informal sector provides jobs and incomes to the poorest of the poor. In many cities of the world, those operating in the informal sector constitute a greater portion of the labor force and their number is increasing steadily over the years. it most visible in so-called developing economies. But its activities are not officially recorded, much less reported in government statistical reports. This could explain why this sector is oftentimes called the underground, hidden, shadow, or submerged economy. What gave rise to the emergence and proliferation of the informal sector?

Cooperativism and Sustainable Development

As a concept, the term “cooperativism” comes from the Latin word “co-operare,” which means “to work together.” It connotes people working together in solidarity to achieve common objectives or to promote their common interests. Traditionally, cooperativism is most popularly expressed in the form of cooperative organizations whose interests are focused towards achieving the welfare of their individual members. Towards the end of the 20th century, as a reaction to the negative effects of globalization, the concern of any cooperative endeavors has shifted from a purely economic focus to a much broader perspective that touches on ecological, ...

Harmonizing Technology with Ecological Concerns

Technology can be understood as a means or tool employed by humanity for intervening reality or ecology. It can mean the hardware, software, including the operating systems. Meanwhile, ecology can be taken to mean our surroundings or environment above or below us, which can include the biosphere which we find interacting with us in the form of air, water, fire, earth or soil, all the living species both sub-human and human. In this course, the focus is on how technology and ecology can be harmonized. Will it be ecology that ought to harmonize with technology? Or, will it be technology that need to harmonize with ecology? Or, maybe a balancing between the two? In any case, how shall harmonization proceed? Who will initiate it?


weekly topics

Part 1- Introduction

     01-Introduction to Applied Cosmic Anthropology

     02-The Power of Knowing What Ain't So

     03-Which Way go Go

Part 2 - Sustainable Development

     04-Prevailing View of Development

     05-Comparative Development Paradigm

Part 3 -  Mediated Economy

     06-Mediated Economy

     07-Economics of Scarcity

     08-The Garden of Eden (GE) Economy

     09-The Economics of the Honeybees

     10-Accessing Cosmic Abundance

     11-Globalization and Its Impact on the Developing Economies

     12-Energy Resources and Sustainable Development

 Part 4 - Mediated Culture

     13-Introduction to Culture

     14-Culture, Civilization, and Development

     15-Culture and the Biosphere

     16-The of Mass Media

     17-The Role of Educational Institutions

     18-Religion and Culture

Part 5 -The Informal Sector

     19-The Informal-Sector Economy:Concepts, Principles, Models, and

           Approaches 

     20-Informalization in the Biosphere

     21-Humanity Marginalizes Itself, the Ecology, and Subhuman Species

     22-Globalization and Informalization

Part 6 - The Cosmos (Cosmology)

     23-The Cosmos from the Perspective of Cosmic Anthropology

     24-The Macrocosmos

     25-The Microcosmos

     26-The Mental Cosmos

     27-The Metaphysical/Spiritual Cosmos

Part 6 - Humanity (Anthropology)

     28-Man/Woman as a Replica of the Cosmos

     29-The Physical Nature of Man/Woman

     30-The Mental Features of Man/Woman

     31-The Spiritual Dimension of Man/Woman

 Part 7 - Summarization, Conclusions, and Recommendations

     32-Conclusions and Recommendations

additional topics

1 - "Interdisciplinary Views on Technology and Ecology"

2 - "Weirdness in the Quantum World - A Gateway to the Metaphysical and the Divine"

3 - "Quantum Physics and the Psychic World"

4 - "Restructuring Water to Benefit Humanity"

5 - "Electromagnetic Pollution and Its Effects to the Human Body and Humanity in General"

6 - "Harmonizing with the Cosmos: Schumann's Resonance"

7 - "Biotechnology: Genetic Engineering"

8 - "DNA Engineering and Manipulation: Cost-Benefit Analysis"

9 -  "Detoxifying Our Body, Mind, and Spirit Applying Existing Technologies"

10 - "Quantum Science, Spirituality, and the Spirit World"

11 - "Toward a Convergence of Science and Religion"

12 - "Our Role, Mission, and Future in the Entire Cosmic Journey"

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