Volume 4: In Dialogue Colour (September 2020)

Holistic Science Journal

Holistic Science Journal engages a systematic study (based on Goethe's work), into the holistic nature of seeing, participation and action. It balances a reductionist focus on parts with a more heart-based sensitivity to fulfilling the natural potential of dynamical wholes, such as in our relationship with colour, a plant or the landscape.

The question of the relation of the whole and the part is a puzzle that has engaged many people from the Greeks, to indegenous cultures, to physics and mathematics today. The relation is paradoxical, because on the one hand, the parts derive their sense from the whole but on the other hand, the whole comes from the parts. Holistic Science seeks through the imaganation to follow the freedom of whole and part to find the pattern of its everyday manifestations in the world. Holistic Science also asks what is the right educational form for this inquiry where participation creates the whole that lives through the parts.

Holistic Science is about developing practises and skills that directly through languages in the manner of old apprenticeships enters into the dynamic of wholeness to navigate a living world.


Print ISSN: 2044-4370
Online ISSN: 2044-4389

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H. Bortoft The Transformative Potential of Paradox

B. Hiley The Arithmetic of Wholeness

H. Bortoft The Act of Distinction

J. Cashford Mythos and Logos

S. Ferris Alchemy: A Modern View

P. Franses The Creative Relation of Whole and Part

L. Kaufmann Compresence and Coalescence

T. Vine Newton, Goethe and the Mathematical Style of Thinking

Volume 3: Pedagogy
(June 2016)
Volume 2: Issue 4; Pathways
(January 2015)
Volume 2: Issue 3; Parallel Time
(January 2014)
Volume 2: Issue 2; Dynamic Wholeness
(March 2013)
Volume 2: Issue 1; Gates of Wonder
(September 2012)
Volume 1: Issue 4; Signatures of Health (January 2012)
Volume 1: Issue 3; Knowing
(July 2011)
Volume 1: Issue 2; Turning Leaves
(November 2010)
Volume 1: Issue 1; First Light
(July 2010)