Aristos School of Thought
Aristos Thought and Paradigm Shift...
Each human society is based on a paradigm—a worldview—a
constellation of shared concepts, values, perceptions and practices.
The institutions, organizations, family units and individual lives
within a specific society are organized around some variation
of that constellation.
A paradigm shift is in progress as new knowledge from quantum
physics reveals a new worldview. How do we recognize this shift?
Here are indications:
- Various movements mount serious challenges against current
practices that exploit the environment, mandate a hierarchal
order, elevate males over females, emphasize competitiveness
over cooperation and rely on technological solutions.
- Disruption proceeds in fits and starts as the old and the
new paradigms grind against each other like tectonic plates
that cover the earth’s crust. The movement of individuals
and societies from the old paradigm is characterized by conflict
and strife, pain and denial. But that old paradigm is how we
have lived and organized our lives. And some aspects need to
be carried forward.
Aristos Thought Provides a Transition...
The transition from one worldview to another would be simple
if it were only a matter of mastering knowledge or information.
The difficulty arises in that a paradigm shift requires a change
in values, a change in our own basic beliefs, a flexibility of
individual character. And that is difficult.
We explored these and other issues and used the findings to formulate
Aristos Psychology over the past four decades. More specifically,
the work was formulated as Aristos Psychology in a seminal work,
Energetics of Personality, John G. Geier, Ph.D., Dorothy E. Downey,
M.S., 1989, Aristos Publishing House, Minneapolis, MN, USA.