Possibility Management has become the basis of thoughtware for next culture - archearchy.
Our Museum is divided into five sections for your discovery pleasures:
First we offer ROOTS - which are the sources providing specific nutrients that could combine to give authenticity to the Possibility Management gameworld.
Next comes SHOOTS - which are the beginning sprouts of new life, the original creation points of Possibility Management.
After that comes FRUITS - the abundant diversity of valuable bridges now being co-created by Possibility Manager Teams around the world helping people to make the shift to next culture - archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges after matriarchy and patriarchy have run their course.
Then we share our HOOTS - which are us shouting on the rooftops to celebrate those allies and colleagues around the world that we love for doing similar, resonant, or collaborative work as Possibility Management.
And finally we show you our BOOKS - productions of written, audio, and video materials that proudly invite readers, listeners, and viewers to explore the exciting and adventurous new territories opened up with the clarity and possibilities of Possibility Management.
This website does what it can to introduce to you the people, discoveries, inventions, and projects created by applying the wealth of distinctions, tools, processes and thoughtmaps of Possibility Management.
We hope you enjoy your visits!
'ROOTS' are the traditions out of which Possibility Management has gradually emerged.
It turns out that Possibility Management is thoughtware for next culture - archearchy - the culture that is naturally emerging after matriarchy and patriarchy have run their course. Possibilitators are bridge builders to archearchy. You are probably a Possibilitator.
Anyone discovering Possibility Management now is leaping onto a moving train. You are connecting into a living organism that ongoingly becomes more aware of itself and weaves stronger and more usable bridges to archearchy since 1998.
Possibility Management was not born in America. It was born in Europe, over two decades ago, in many ways out of nothing. Yet there are strong contributing elements to become aware of. Possibility Management thrives in its own lineage of traditions. It has its own context and generates its own field. Yet we also stand on the shoulders of - and use the gifts of - so many courageous edgeworking researcher geniuses who have gone before us.
We have recently realized that without special efforts, the lineages, history, and legends - which are so familiar to the 'old rabbits' of Possibility Management - may remain invisible to the 'new rabbits' who are just now coming around. Yet understanding the origins of the Possibility Management gameworld is integral to its richness. For this reason we open the doors to this Museum of Possibility Management free for public viewing, a copyleft open-code contribution to the Creative Commons.
Here we proudly introduce you to the central contributors to the soil out of which Possibility Management sprang forth.
During the first half of the 1900s, George Gurdjieff offered a small Circle of students in Paris special practices for Splitting Attention, paying attention to your attention, Noticing what you notice, Noticing what you notice with, becoming Present as a Being, and entering the Waking State. Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic 'waking sleep', but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline 'The Work' (connoting 'work on oneself').
As a ten-year student of Gurdjieff, 'P. D. Ouspensky' found ways to further explain Gurdjieff's thoughtmaps, experiments, and practices in his books The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution, and - what has come be a core Possibility Management background book - In Search of the Miraculous. This is the book Clinton Callahan purchased 'by chance' in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1981 from the J. C. Penny's discount book table in that last hour before setting sail into the South Pacific on the trimaran sailboat christened 'Moondog'. After landfall in Sydney, Australia, the boyfriend of Clinton's housemate looks over Clinton's shoulder while he's reading the final pages and asks, "You like that book?" "Yes," says Clinton. "Then you need to call Ron Bosanquet. Here is his number..." The rest of this indeed 'miraculous' story is told in Clinton's forthcoming book, 'Possibility'.
'Bucky' Fuller wrote: "You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
Well... by now it should be clear that the existing models are already obsolete!
In Possibility Management we have updated Buckminster Fuller's distinction to: "You never change things by fighting against the existing gameworlds. To change things, build a new gameworld that makes the existing gameworlds irrelevant." Don't be left behind playing in a stupid gameworld...
In PM's first years we were inspired by Fuller's concept that human beings are passengers on 'Spaceship Earth'. More recently we are finding this idea misleading, perhaps even self-deceptive. We are NOT passengers on planet Earth. We ARE planet Earth. We are the part of the forest that stood up and walked out of the forest, and now has the job of protecting the forest. In our uninitiated adolescence, we are not doing a very good job.
He once declared “I could have spent the rest of my life disproving psychoanalysis, but I decided to invent Transactional Analysis instead.”
During the 1960s, Eric Berne originated the thoughtware and gameworld of Transactional Analysis. With his groundbreaking book Games People Play, Berne created the first 'Ego States' map, a tremendous support for identifying emotional reactivity as its roots. Without being able to experientially distinguish, and consciously and responsibly navigateReactivity, it is foolhardy to think you can stabilize in the Adult ego where Possibility Management unfolds its full power.
Eric Berne's groundbreaking Parent Adult Child Ego States thoughtmap is the foundation of Possibility Management's Map of 6 Ego States, as shown below in the Shoots section.
Valerie Lankford is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst from Maryland, USA. She authored Four Feelings and What to Do with Them in addition to many other publications.
Valerie Lankford experienced an intense therapeutic process from 1971-1975 at the Cathexis Institute under the guidance of Jacqui Schiff, and others, who finally asked her to “Think while feeling!” Valerie’s 'thinking while feeling' experiments resulted in her creating an entirely revolutionary thoughtmap proposing that all human feelings can be divided into four categories: anger, sadness, joy, and fear. The profound clarity of the Map of Four Feelings has already changed many people’s lives for the better, and stands at the center of the astonishing effectiveness of Possibility Management's emotional healing and adulthood initiation processes.
Through a near-enlightenment experience at a San Francisco movie theater, with his Beep! Book in hand - fingers furiously making notes in the dark - Stephen Karpman saw how every dramatic interaction on screen was the same, with a Victim, a Persecutor, and a Rescuer. That afternoon he drew he Drama Triangle thoughtmap for the first time.
Stephen was a close acquaintance and colleague of Eric Berne, and says, "Eric was an objective scientist, a highly trained physician, and psychiatrist who rebelled against the vague, subjective world of the current psychoanalytic establishment and their complicated language. At his home he gathered a professional group and welcomed all disciplines equally, to help set down a new game-changing set of strict standards with greater objectivity in psychiatric thought than had ever been known before. At the core of his theory was the observable social transaction, a transactional reality in objective facts that could be photographed and tape recorded, as opposed to imaginary transferences and an invisible Super Ego, Ego, and Id." Eric said, "Don’t say anything that cannot be diagrammed," creating the necessity for ongoing invention of new thoughtmaps, a necessity that thrives in Possibility Management.
'SHOOTS' are the beginning sprouts, the unexpected and astonishing first appearance of distinctions, thoughtmaps, terminology, and processes in Possibility Management.
Everything has a beginning. Beginnings are the most precious of times, to notice, in fact, that something is beginning... to give the new thing a name... to hold space for the unpredictable but inevitable unfoldings... to document what is beginning and how it began so that others can explore the creative path that is being opened.
Here we document some of the remarkable beginnings in Possibility Management.
Valerie Lankford is a North American experimenter who learned to think while feeling. Her research produced the Thoughtmap of 4 Feelings which helps so many people gain access to learning Inner Navigation. Valerie's map has become the foundation for many further distinctions in Possibility Management, including the distinction between Feelings and Emotions, the Thoughtmap of Mixed Emotions, the form and value of Emotional Healing Processes, and the necessity of and procedure for Stellating Feelings Archetypes. Every single distinction derived from Valerie Lankford's Thoughtmap of 4 Feelings anchors a person more solidly into the Adult Ego State where Possibility Management becomes truly functional.
As a student and cohort of Eric Berne (originator of Transactional Analysis) Stephen Karpman is trained to think as a map-maker. One Sunday afternoon in 1965 at the movies with his wife in San Francisco, Stephen spontaneously pulls out his pocket notepad and draws a map of all the dramatic interactions he sees being played out on the screen. He is shocked to see that every thoughtmap is the same! By the end of the film Stephen Karpman has created the first Drama Triangle Map.
In the early 1990s, the Canadian comedian and entertainer Rick Lewis, author of Confident Under Pressure, and, 7 Rules You Were Born To Break, creates the acronym S. P. A. R. K. (Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge) in an unpublished manuscript for a novel. Rick secretly lets Clinton Callahan read his story. At Clinton's request, Rick generously grants Possibility Management unrestricted use of the acronym for our S.P.A.R.K. Experiments.
Late on a drizzling cold Sunday evening, 9 November 1997, Bernhard Uhl is driving Konstantin Josuttis, Volker Augustiniak, and Clinton Callahan out to a seafood dinner in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, in his Mercedes convertible. We are the four Trainers who have just successfully delivered a filled-to-the-max 2.5 day Event Training. As we slow down to abide by the city speed limits, Bernhard reaches over and causes the car's top to go down... while we are still driving... while it is still drizzling. Konstantin, in the back seat with Volker, starts squeaking in outrage. The rest of us look at him with astonishment because Konstantin's nonlinear personality had not shown up all weekend and we badly needed it. Now suddenly it is back! We beg it to stay... "Who are you?" we demand. "What is your name?" "Pym!" squeaks the answer. This is how we meet the first Gremlin. Before the evening is over, three more Gremlins reveal their names. (The full story is included in Clinton Callahan's forthcoming book, Possibility.) Clearly distinguishing the purpose and function of 'Gremlin' was the missing link to building the Thoughtmap of Possibility, a central Thoughtmap in Possibility Management. Thank you Pym for your courage to reveal yourself so effectively!
In Hamburg, Germany, March 1998, Clinton Callahan delivers his first Possibility-Management-contexted training to a group of tough-minded business managers and friends. Fellow Event trainers, Bernhard Uhl and Thomas Bormann, sit at the rear of the training room, writing prodigious notes and providing feedback and coaching on every break. It is a rough ride for Clinton... Many inspiring new things are discovered and clarified about what is needed and wanted in order to deliver a transformational Possibility Management training.
In fall 1998, Jürgen Fuchs hires Clinton Callahan to deliver not just one, but two management development trainings to his team of top managers at CSC Ploenzke in Wiesbaden, Germany. Late Saturday night of the second training, Clinton and Jürgen stand alone together in the training room. Clinton is frustrated, having struggled all day with managers who are expert in defending their verbal-reality. Jürgen is about to leave, but pauses thoughtfully at the door and suddenly turns back. He literally drags Clinton by the shoulder over to the flipchart board, points at Clinton's sketch of a person inside of a box, and insists, "This! This is what you are doing for people! Expanding their box!" That is how Expand The Box training got named. Jürgen Fuchs is author of several books in German including: Das Märchenbuch für Manager: Gute-Nacht-Geschichten für Leitende und Leidende (Fairy Tales for Managers: bedtime stories for leaders and sufferers), and, Schluss mit Hierachie: Wie Unternehmen menschlicher werden (End of Hierarchy: how business becomes more human), written with his son Holger Fuchs.
On day three of a Possibility Lab in Germany around 2004, LeeKumar Wolfgang Köhler stands up during the morning Check-In Circle. Without hesitation he walks over to the flip-chart board, and says to us, "We have four bodies. May I use the marker pens?" He proceeds to draw Possibility Management's first Thoughtmap of 4 Bodies.
On day one of the Intimacy Journeyer Training 6-10 November 2017, at Amalurra Center in Bilbao, Portugal, Trainers Clinton Callahan and Anne Schmid draw the familiar 4 Body Thoughtmap but are trying to invite participants into exploring their 5th Body (the Archetypal Body). Clinton stands with his Edding 800 pens in hand, but is groundless. His mouth is open but he is dumbfounded. Anne Schmid suddenly blurts out, "I know how to draw this." With a few sweeping strokes she draws Possibility Management's first Thoughtmap of 5 Bodies. An astonishing new world of 5 Body Intimacy Journeys is thereby opened up for everyone to explore.
On 24 April 2018 our Possibility Trainer gameworld enters breakdown during a Trainer Guild 'Togethering' at the Möglichkeitenraum center near Bielefeld, Germany. We are stuck. We have been accustomed to being together in Training spaces where everyone does the same thing at the same time, but here we are gathered in our own circle, where some Trainers want to learn a new process, others want to go outside and tell stories around a campfire, a few others want to forward a project they are creating together. Clearly we want to honor our individual needs, and just as clearly we want to stay deeply connected together as a group. During a Liquid State flash of authentic necessity, we co-create Torus Technology. The Torus Diverges - exhaling - in Nodes, with each Node a Circle that is Radically Responsible for its own actions and decisions. When the Torus Converges - inhaling - all the little Nodes come back together into one big Circle to share discoveries and decisions. In the next months we invent The Purple Card, the Frying Pan, Poop On The Table, and Resistance Decision Making. If you have Resistance to a decision made by a Node, then you join the Node during the next Divergence! Torus Technology is already making a huge difference in the self-governance of Nanonations and Ecovillages around the world.
Nicola Neumann-Mangoldt applies her courageous experiment-joy to invent the first ever online Expand The Box training in summer 2020. She uses the vacuum created by COVID's diminished chances to meet in person as an opportunity for participants to meet online. Nicola is a living example of the Possibility Management axiom, "Something completely different from this is possible right now."
In the fall of 2020, Anne-Chloé Destremau creates and delivers the first online Rage Club series, and immediately after, also the first online Fear Club series. Rage Club is not to learn to shout around. Fear Club is not about screaming your brains out. Both anger and fear are inconceivably rich resources of intelligent applications of your energy. You have extraordinary capacities for aliveness far beyond what you are permitted to imagine using S.H.I.T. (Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware). Soon after, Anne-Chloé also delivered the first ever Rage Club Spaceholder Training online with Vera Luisa Franco.
November 2020 Vera Luisa Franco creates and delivers the first online Expand The Box trainings in both English and Portuguese! Born in Portugal plus living at Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland for ten years ignites Vera's global-citizen edgeworker skills that are unquenchable.
'FRUITS' are the bountiful creations, platforms, and possibilities that have so far blossomed forth in the richly diverse domains of the Possibility Management gameworld.
As you might imagine, a creative force-field, powered by Bright Principles such as Clarity, Possibility, Transformation, and Love, gives birth to more and more opportunities for personal discovery and transformational healing. The outcome of years of creative experiments and dedicated efforts by Possibilitators around the world has produced an outstanding array of inviting playfields. Check them out!
Our central Possibility Management website, complete with calendar and registration forms.
Spark Experiments - SUBSCRIBE to weekly random S.P.A.R.K. Experiments by email. Doing SPARK Experiments builds Matrix to catch more consciousness. (S.P.A.R.K. stands for Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge.)
'HOOTS' are us cheering on our partner gameworlds, the courageous teams who are building bridges and infrastructure of next culture - Archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges after Matriarchy and Patriarchy have run their course.
It is an honor to give a hoot and a shout-out to our allies and friends in the fields of healing, thoughtware upgrade, creation of possibility, circular meeting technologies, cultural edgework gameworldbuilding, and transformational trainer skills. Here we proudly acknowledge the field of next culture - archearchy - which together we are calling forth out of nothing.
By now a number of informative and inspiring books and CDs have been created in the Radical Responsibility context of Possibility Management, exploring the tools, processes, thoughtmaps and distinctions in several languages. We are proud of our courageous authors. Perhaps you are next?
von Friederike von Aderkas, 2021 mit Sylvia Gredig. 'Wut kraft' Seit Kindertagen haben wir gelernt, Wut zu unterdrücken, gilt sie doch als Zeichen der Zerstörung. Das ist fatal, denn Wut ist ein Gradmesser für unser Wohlbefinden. Wer ihr nicht zuhört, läuft Gefahr, den Zugang zu den eigenen Bedürfnissen zu verlieren, krank zu werden und eine Depression zu entwickeln. Wutkraft ist eine Einladung, unsere eigene Wut kennenzulernen und verantwortlich damit zu leben. Sie weist uns den Weg zu mehr Präsenz, Lebendigkeit und Wohlgefühl. Anhand von zahlreichen Übungen und Reflexionen zeigt Friederike von Aderkas, wie wir unsere Wut positiv nutzen: Wie wir lernen, Grenzen zu setzen, Entscheidungen mit neuer Klarheit zu treffen und Beziehungen neu zu gestalten.
Gefühle: Emotional gesund in einer rationalen Welt
von Patrizia Patz, 2019. Emotionen oder auch Gefühle sind ein geflügeltes Wort und aus unserem Sprachgebrauch kaum wegzudenken. Mal soll man sie zeigen, mal soll man sie verbergen – also Gefühlskontrolle betreiben. Doch nüchtern betrachtet sind wir emotionale Analphabeten. So richtig wissen wir mit Gefühlen nichts anzufangen. Warum haben wir den Umgang mit Emotionen verlernt? Oder haben wir ihn nie gelernt?
Die ersten Schritte sind dabei ganz einfach: Die eigenen Gefühle wieder wahrnehmen, kritisch hinterfragen und einordnen und die darin enthaltene Kraft nutzen, um nachhaltige Veränderungen zu vollziehen.
von Nicola Nagel (Neumann-Mangoldt) und Patrizia Servidio (Patz), 2015. Es ist nicht mehr zu leugnen: Ein Richtungswechsel in Unternehmen ist dringend notwendig. Die klassische, hierarchische und auf Profit fokussierte Unternehmensführung entpuppt sich mehr und mehr als selbstmörderisches Paradigma. Doch wie kann ein Richtungswechsel gelingen? Er beginnt mit einer neuen Generation von Menschen, die das Risiko eingehen, Unternehmen komplett neu zu gestalten und einen Paradigmenwechsel vorzunehmen, sogenannte Edgeworker. Das Buch regt zu radikal neuem Denken in Bezug auf Führung an. Es beschreibt anhand zahlreicher Unterscheidungen und Beispiele die Kernfertigkeiten der Edgeworker, die über das bisher bekannte „Leadership“ weit hinausgehen.
von Clinton Callahan, Neuauflage 2020 mit neuem Cover. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Marion Lutz. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Männer und Frauen, die in einer Beziehung leben oder leben wollen. Es hilft, die eigenen Strukturen in Bezug auf Beziehungen, Sex, Zärtlichkeit, Konflikte zu erkennen – und zu ändern! Dieses Buches befähigt Sie zu einem Leben in persönlicher Verantwortung und Konsequenz. Der Autor behauptet, dass selbst die „besten” unserer Beziehungen bloß „Gewöhnliche Menschliche Beziehungen” sind. Er unterscheidet zwei weitere Domänen, die unserer Erkundung offen stehen, und zwar Außergewöhnliche Menschliche Beziehung und Archetypische Beziehung. Das Buch zeigt genauestens auf, wie Sie diese neuen Domänen gemeinsam betreten und sich dort lange genug aufhalten können, um echte Vertrautheit, Leidenschaft und Zufriedenheit zu kultivieren. Die essentiellen Lehrwerkzeuge sind „mentale Landkarten“, welche die Dynamik sich entwickelnder Beziehungen illustrieren und formen. Daran gekoppelt ist eine Reihe von „Experimenten“, die alleine oder mit dem Partner unternommen werden können.
By Clinton Callahan 2020. This is a reprint of Radiant Joy Brilliant Love with a new cover, updated weblinks, and Matrix Codes for each Experiment to record your Matrix Points at StartOver.xyz. This hard-hitting and innovative book about partnered relationship immediately challenges the deceptions about love and intimacy rampant in today's patriarchal culture. At the same time, Building Love That Lasts reveals a step-by-step process for discovering and living out alternative possibilities. The author claims that even the best of our relationships are still generally basic level; what he calls 'Ordinary Human Relationship'. He asserts that two more domains remain to be explored: namely, Extraordinary Human Relationship and Archetypal Love. The book describes exactly how to enter these new domains, and how to stay there long enough to cultivate genuine intimacy, nurturance, excitement and satisfaction together. The material for this book is startlingly original and fresh, directly distilled from over thirty years of trial, error and re-evaluation within small private circles and trainings conducted by the author in the U.S., Europe, and South America.
The essential teaching tools are 'Thoughtmaps' that illustrate and guide the dynamics of evolving relationship, coupled with a series of exploratory experiments to be undertaken alone or with one's partner. Topics include: Making the leap from 'Defensive Learning' to 'Expansive Learning'. Breaking out of the relationship 'Box'. The lie of being unlovable. Navigating in the realm of conscious feelings. And communication skills for 'explorers'.
von Ross Jackson (co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network), Übersetzt ins Deutsche von the Possibility Management Pirate Translation Team, Spaceholder Georg Pollitt. Unternehmer und Politiker auf der ganzen Welt lassen sich ihre Abenteuer schon lange von den Staatsbürgern finanzieren. Die Kluft zwischen Reich und Arm wird immer tiefer; Entwicklungsländer verschulden sich dramatisch und bei der Ausbeutung von Rohstoffen wird die Umwelt zerstört. Durch seine Schilderung der Lage macht Ross Jackson deutlich, dass es so nicht weitergehen kann. Als Ausweg aus der Krise stellt er hier eine Vision für umfassende Reformen der Weltwirtschaft und der politischen Strukturen vor. Einige Länder könnten als Vorreiter neue Bündnisse eingehen und neue internationale Institutionen einführen; zusammen mit Graswurzelbewegungen könnten sie den Weg für andere Staaten ebnen. Die radikale Botschaft lautet: Lösen wir uns von der alten Weltordnung und schaffen wir eine Welt selbstbestimmter, unabhängiger Staaten, in denen ökologische Nachhaltigkeit und Menschenrechte ernst genommen werden!
by Daniel Christian Wahl. Notice anything in the cover design? Yes. It is the symbol of Archearchy, the human culture that naturally emerges after matriarchy and patriarchy have run their course. Daniel has included Possibility Management in his rewrite of the curriculum for Gaia Education's Ecovillage Design Education.
The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large. In this remarkable book, Daniel Wahl explores ways in which we can reframe and understand the crises that we currently face, and he explores how we can live our way into the future. Moving from patterns of thinking and believing to our practice of education, design and community living, he systematically shows how we can stop chasing the mirage of certainty and control in a complex and unpredictable world. The book asks how can we collaborate in the creation of diverse regenerative cultures adapted to the unique biocultural conditions of place? How can we create conditions conducive to life? *** "This book is a valuable contribution to the important discussion of the worldview and value system we need to redesign our businesses, economies, and technologies - in fact, our entire culture - so as to make them regenerative rather than destructive." --Fritjof Capra, author of The Web of Life, co-author of The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision
(Triarchy? Ahhh! Matriarchy, Patriarchy, and Archearchy!)
Radikal erliche Eltenschaft
von Brad Blanton. Unverblümt räumt Brad Blanton mit der moralistischen und glaubensverhafteten Denkweise auf und geht direkt zur Wurzel allen Leids. Es ist ein Buch zur Kindererziehung, aber wie können wir Kinder erziehen, wenn wir als Eltern nicht zuerst aus dieser Denkweise aussteigen, nicht zuerst uns selbst genauer unter die Lupe nehmen? Wollen wir weiterhin Tipps austauschen und Symptomerleichterung anstreben? Brad nimmt kein Blatt vor den Mund, spricht die Dinge direkt an. (Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Marion Lutz.)