is excited to offer the wonderful and ground-breaking 12-week advanced course in Meta-Movieology created and facilitated by Mark Allan Kaplan. It starts January 18th, 2015. If you are an integralist and a movie enthusiast and have already taken the basic course (Meta-Movieology I), this course is for you.
META-MOVIEOLOGY II – Advanced
A 12-Week Course in Using Movies to More
Deeply Understand and Fully Embody an Advanced Integral and Evolutionary
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From: January 22, 2015 (Thursday) at 12:00am PDT
To: April 26, 2015 (Sunday) at 12:00am PDT
Meta-Movieology II is the second course in the
Meta-Movieology series exploring a groundbreaking meta-approach to learning
Integral Theory through a transformative moving image viewing practice. In this
course you will develop a deeper and more visceral understanding of the advanced
elements of the Integral approach by using the aesthetic and multisensory power
of the moving image for embodied learning and evolutionary growth.
This event takes place online.
This course is for
anyone who has taken the Meta-Movieology I introductory course. If you have
already taken the first Meta-Movieology course, this course will deepen and
expand the embodied learning and evolutionary growth from the previous course.
Join Mark for this advanced
level course, which explores how the six advanced Integrally-informed lenses of
zones, altitudes, energies, methods, complexity, and archetypes can be utilized
as powerful transformational practices for using any moving image work, from
movies to video games, for your own evolutionary growth and development.
course will be taught through 12 weekly 90 minute conference calls (recordings
for the calls will be posted for participants who are not able to join a call).
We will be deeply exploring each of these six advanced integrally-informed lens,
spending two weeks on each lens with assigned practices, readings and movie
viewing assignments, along with online threaded discussions to connect with
fellow participants and deepen your understanding of this work. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity – Integral
Theory and the movies will never look or feel the same.
12 weeks: January 18th
– April 5th
– April 26th
Up to 25
Allan Kaplan, Ph.D.
Prerequisites: Meta-Movieology I
Thursdays 1-2:30pm Pacific
January 22 – Week 1: The ZONAL
Season Part 1
January 29 – Week 2: The ZONAL Season
February 5 – Week 3: ALTITUDE
Inception Part 1
February 12 – Week 4: ALTITUDE
Inception Part 2
February 19 – Week 5: The
ENERGETIC Odyssey Part 1
February 26 – Week 6: The
ENERGETIC Odyssey Part 2
March 5 – Week 7: Every METHOD
is Illuminated Part 1
March 12 – Week 8: Every METHOD
is Illuminated Part 2
March 19 – Week 9: Complexity
Atlas Part 1
March 26 – Week 10: Complexity
Atlas Part 2
April 2 – Week 11: The Archetype
Rises Part 1
April 23 – Week 12: The
Archetype Rises Part 2
Note there will not be
a call on April 9th and 16th. This two week break is
designed to give participants enough time to watch and practice with the
complete Dark Knight Trilogy.
Weekly Movie Viewing
Weeks 1- 2: "Bee Season" (2005)
Weeks 3-4: "Inception" (2010)
Weeks 5-6: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
Weeks 7-8: "Everything is Illuminated" (2005)
Weeks 9-10: “Cloud Atlas” (2012)
Weeks 11-12: “The Dark Knight Trilogy” (“Batman Begins,”
2005; “The Dark Knight,” 2008; “The Dark Knight Rises,” 2012)
*Participants will be required to either rent or buy the movies listed as
Weekly Movie Viewing Assignments. All other materials will be supplied by the
instructor. If you have not already seen any of these movies, it is recommended
you view them as a pure viewing experience before the course begins.
I was surprised at how
deep the Meta-Movieology practice goes. After completing the course, I have a
richer experience with films, which has cascaded into other areas of my life.
– Heather, San Carlos, CA
I can't say enough
good things about the Meta-Movieology course. It was delightful and profound.
This course enabled me to see integral concepts in movies that I had not
recognized before and that's saying a lot because I have followed Ken Wilber
since his first publications.
– Dennis, Silver Springs, MD
Mark is a great
teacher! I am out of my league as far as my experience with integral is
concerned, yet the materials, movies and weekly discussions in this course met
me right where I was at. I found the meditations mind blowing and key to the
shifts I am experiencing in my expanding awareness. I feel so fortunate to have
stumbled on this opportunity.
course is at the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical cutting-edge of
integral and evolutionary film theory and practice – it is a sophisticated
training in how to experience film, and therein how to deepen one’s experience
of the world within and around us. While being theoretically advanced, this
course is taught in a manner that anyone, beginner or advanced practitioner,
can readily get and do so with transformative results. I very highly recommend
this course of study.
Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D. is an independent award-winning
filmmaker and the pre-eminent theorist and practitioner of the application of
Integral Theory to the cinematic arts. Mark
has a B.A. in Motion Picture and Television Production from the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, an M.F.A. in Motion Picture
Directing from the American Film Institute, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a Certificate in
Integral Studies from Fielding Graduate University. He has worked
professionally in the entertainment industry as a producer, writer, director,
editor, researcher, and consultant. Mark’s creative works have been shown on
television, in theaters, schools, and colleges, and at art and film festivals
and expositions around the world. He has also conducted seminal research in
Integral, transpersonal, transformative, and transdisciplinary approaches to
film, video, and multimedia at Interval Research Corporation, the University of
Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as founder and lead
researcher of the Integral Cinema Project, an independent research, production,
and educational initiative sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society. Mark
received Integral Institute's 2008 Integral Life Award in recognition of his
continuing groundbreaking research into the application of Integral Theory to
cinematic media theory and practice.
“Mark’s work is the
first mature application of Integral Theory to any domain of art.”
– Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. (Founding CEO of MetaIntegral)
“Mark is the
pre-eminent theorist and practitioner of integral cinema and his work
represents one of the most advanced and profound meta-theory’s of art and media
– Michael Schwartz, Ph.D. (Professor of History and
Philosophy of Art, Georgia Regents University)
quest to explore the further reaches of film and media theory and practice is
inspiring and holds great promise.”
– Jean Picker Firstenberg
(President Emeritus, American Film Institute)