Center for Spiritual Inquiry and Integral Education

R. Michael Fisher
CSIIE Changes: Director Position is Now Open
by R. Michael Fisher - Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:21 AM

There have been some good and challenging changes going on in my life in the last few months. The point came where I saw I had to re-focus my energies and step-down from Directorship of CSIIE. We are now looking for another Director. Interested? Give us a shout and let's talk about mutual interests and opportunities. At this point it is a volunteer position, always has been, but that's not a necessity in the future with creative social entrepreneurial efforts amongst us all as Associates. I will remain an Associate of CSIIE and Head of DIFS.

On that note, a big part of my re-focus has been to get some emergent project ideas up and running. In particular I have returned to my research on the "culture of fear" phenomenon and now feel ready to bring it into more practical applications. First, I have created a series of DIFS courses entitled: "Fighting Back" (levels 1, 2, 3). The first course is a level one 12 wk. online course (DIFS 230) looking at Transformation of the Culture of Fear. I am really jazzed to have completed the design of this course as it is a great intro to building a critical literacy around this topic and its importance in the world today, as fearmongering is stepping up all the time to control our lives by fear.

The second larger and longer-term project is to establish an Institute for the Prevention of the Culture of Fear (IPCF). More on that as details emerge.

My energy on this topic is depicted by this 2006 poster I created of myself and the 'big' question: