Fugitiveby Allan Kaplan
Emerging from a unique Goethean approach to human experience—developed over a lifetime, applied here to life during the first three years of the Covid era, from a mountain in South Africa— Fugitive is both a poetic record and a contemplative, scientific roadmap.
In striving to make himself a vessel for sensing the dynamics of our time—the struggle for meaning, the will toward freedom, the experience of powerlessness and surrender, and the urge to defend and secure the capacity for human thinking and discernment—Kaplan allows the profound questions of our time to arise and be explored in thought that is free of the compulsion to arrive at fixed conclusions.
In pondering the elements of nature and the laws governing them, we find the active forces of life and health; we glimpse wisdom at work and, often, beauty. One might be reminded: we, too, are a part of nature, and this wisdom of nature, encountered competently, may serve as a guide in facing the tasks of recognizing, embodying, and preserving the essence of our humanity in these darkening times.
Here is a little book—an example in practice—to help strengthen our humanity.
“Following Goethe, I do not seek explanation, and I do not write about anything that is separate from me. My own development through these years, and the developments threading these three years themselves, are one. I try...to portray the character of the emergent social predicament that we are all participant in, and responsible for.”
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A Delicate Activism - A Radical Approach to Changeby Allan Kaplan and Sue Davidoff | Published 2014 by The Proteus Initiative
This short book explores a way, a practice, we’re calling ‘a delicate activism’, a path that demands a thorough reappraisal of the role we actually play in social change. A delicate activism is truly radical in that it is aware of itself, and understands that its way of seeing is the change it wants to see.
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The Learning School: a Psycho-Social ApproachBuy Here Sue Davidoff, Sandy Lazarus, Nadeen Moolla
Published by Juta
The Learning School is a stimulating and essential handbook for principals, teachers, district support practitioners and others interested in the holistic development of schools, particularly within a developing context such as South Africa.
The Development Practitioners HandbookBuy Here by Allan Kaplan
Published by Pluto Press
"It will be treasured for the deft interweaving of theoretical concepts with honest, sometimes painful commentary on personal practice."
- Gavin Andersson, Director of Development Resources Centre
Development Practitioners and Social Process - Artists of the InvisibleBuy Here by Allan Kaplan
Published by Pluto Press
This book explores the practice of organisation development and group change in a way that will appeal to anyone involved in working towards social transformation. Drawing on extensive experience gained through many years of process consultancy within the development sector - mainly in Africa and Europe - as well as on the work of Goethe and Jung, Allan Kaplan presents a radically new approach to the understanding of organisations and communities and to the practice of social development
Artista De Lo Invisibleby Allan Kaplan | Published 2015 by The Proteus Initiative
Buy Here "Leerte me ha dado un enorme placer, y estoy muy contento no solo por tu dedicaciÛn a la pedagogÌa de la percepciÛn intuitiva, sino tambiÈn por el arte en asistir el cambio social" - Claudio Naranjo (Psiquiatra y educador chileno). "Leer este libro es como volver a encontrarse una y otra vez con ese amigo que nos acompaÒa en nuestras incertidumbres pero que al mismo tiempo nos invita a ir por m·s y nuevos desafÌos. Con "Artistas de lo invisible" a mano, para leer y releer, resignificar su propuesta ante cada experiencia a travÈs de sus ejercicios, nuestra tarea como facilitadores de procesos de cambio seguir· siendo (siempre) incierta.
Artistas do invisível: O processo social e o profissional de desenvolvimentoby Allan Kaplan
Published by Editora Peirópolis
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Kindle Version Em 'Artistas do Invisível', Allan Kaplan apresenta uma abordagem radicalmente nova para a compreensão das organizações e comunidades e para a prática de desenvolvimento social. Confrontando a tendência de se reduzir o desenvolvimento social a uma operação técnica controlável, a abordagem de Kaplan acolhe toda a complexidade do processo de transformação social. Neste livro, o autor escreve baseado em sua vasta experiência adquirida ao longo de anos de consultoria em processos de desenvolvimento - principalmente na África e na Europa -, assim como em seus estudos das obras de Goethe e Jung. Assim, Kaplan nos oferece um ponto de vista diferenciado, com uma abordagem atraente e original da prática do desenvolvimento organizacional e das mudanças de grupo.