A Participative Webinar with Glenn Aparicio Parry

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Glenn’s introduction to dialogue came from some of the most recognizable names in the field. Among them was Lee Nichol, editor/collaborator with David Bohm and Blackfoot elder Leroy Little Bear, both of whom Glenn worked with for a decade and a half. It was Leroy Little Bear who approached Bohm in 1992 to invite him to an historic meeting of the minds between Native American elders and Western scientists. Another Native American elder who attended that meeting was Dan Moonhawk Alford, a linguist who described himself as standing at the “lonely intersection of language, Native America, consciousness and quantum physics.” Moonhawk was Glenn’s graduate school instructor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1983.

Glenn and Moonhawk became lifelong friends, and teamed up together to bring the Dialogue Circle to Albuquerque in 1999under the auspices of the SEED Institute that Glenn founded. Leroy Little Bear moderated a series of 13 dialogues held at SEED, utilizing a hybrid model of Bohmian dialogue and Plains Indian Talking Circle.

The SEED Language of Spirit Conferences, held from 1999 to 2011, have been the subject of two documentary films and three doctoral dissertations, including Glenn’s own dissertation.

Glenn was inspired by the SEED dialogues to write Original Thinking: A Radical ReVisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature. Both that book and his second book, Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again, have won Nautilus Silver awards.

Glenn’s passion is to reform thinking, education, and society into a coherent, cohesive whole. He has a life-long interest in bridging the arts and sciences.

Glenn is an avid outdoorsmen who enjoys hiking and fly fishing. He and his wife Tomoko live in the village of Placitas in a fairly remote northern New Mexico location, among wild horses, coyotes, deer, and mountain lions.