Exploring illuminative systems in informal networks of adults

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


Whenever we feel those 'higher' and hard to define sensations like synchronicity, love, wholeness, and appreciation is this a pattern or a metaphorical illuminative system that is part of a larger ecological network or evolutionary design meant to establish homeostasis within the planet? Meeting as groups in person, or posting online to an interactive website, adults track, record, and describe in layman's terms their everyday encounters with illumination. Illumination in this sense could encompass both spiritual and/or secular significance. Participants build data files of illuminative sensation recorded in video, text, sound bite, drawing, and/or journaling. This spatial and sensory awareness activity, initiating from an appreciative foundation, eventually leads to participants conducting informal skillshares where adults teach to one another the strengths they possess when illuminated. Next adults collectively design new courses, programs, and products for their immediate community. A pilot study reveals that adults yearn for opportunities to talk about illuminative moments with one another.




Scatliff, A. K. (2010). Exploring illuminative systems in informal networks of adults. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 6434–6440). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.053

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free