A brief history of Western rationalism


ACADEMIC ARTICLES: This paper traces the development of the western mechanistic worldview and its preferred rational ways
of knowing. It establishes the relationship between this development and defining moments in dominant discourses
within modern biological science, psychology and intelligence theory in the scientific era.

Title: A Genealogy of the Western Rationalist Hegemony

Marcus T Anthony

Publication details: Journal of Futures Studies, May 2006, 10(4): 25 – 38

Note: You can find a much more detailed coverage of this topic in my book Integrated Intelligence, and also in my PhD thesis, which is available here on this site.


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The Western  Rationalist Hegemony
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Integrated Intelligence: The Future of Intelligence?

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: Many classical depictions of intelligence suggest that individual human intelligence is part of a greater transpersonal consciousness. The concept of this integrated intelligence has resurfaced in contemporary times in a number of fields. This paper presents the ideas of four thinkers whose works incorporate integrated intelligence – Broomfield, Dossey, Wilber and Zohar. Inayatullah’s Causal Layered Analysis is used to deconstruct them. The four authors and their texts are compared and contrasted on some of their major themes. Finally, some of the most significant issues associated with integrated intelligence are introduced.

Title: Integrated Intelligence: The Future of Intelligence?
Author: Marcus T Anthony (Director, MindFutures Australia)
Publication details: Journal of Futures Studies, November 2003, 8(2): 39 – 54

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INI Future of Intelligence

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Education For Transformation: Integrated Intelligence in the Knowledge Society and Beyond

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: The purpose of this paper is to introduce several possibilities and potentials regarding the implementation
of integrated intelligence into the modern pubic education system and the knowledge economy which it serves.
There are thus two seminal questions. Firstly, what general uses might integrated intelligence have in the modern
secular public education system? Secondly, what place might integrated intelligence have in the long-term
development of education and society?

Title: Education For Transformation: Integrated Intelligence in the Knowledge Society and Beyond

Author: Marcus T Anthony (Director of MindFutures, Austraia)

Publication details: Journal of Futures Studies, Feb., 2005.

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INI in Knowledge Economy

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The Mind Reader: The latest novel by Marcus T Anthony


What if you could see into the unknown country within men, to the dark places that even they dare not venture…?

Greg Marks is an extraordinary young man. After having several incredible paranormal experiences, the formerly average university student finds that his mind can access an undreamed of intelligence: the light. Yet Greg struggles to understand his newfound abilities. He joins a mysterious group which teaches him how to harness his intuitive abilities – to read minds and receive communication from mysterious spiritual realms. But just when it seems that he has scaled undreamed of heights, he is confronted by dark forces that threaten his very mind and soul. For Greg Marks has become a threat to those who would prefer his knowledge not be revealed to the world.

The Mind Reader is the exciting semi-autobiographical novel by futurist and mystic Marcus T Anthony, detailing many astounding events that really happened to him.

Review by: Doug on Aug. 05, 2012 :
If you are a seeker on the Path, seek no further, at least for the moment. Maybe you’ve come here for a reason. Marcus Anthony’s newest work, Shadow Light is required reading. There are many books out there that will point you in the right direction, but few accomplish what Anthony has done here. In addition to being an edge-of-your-seat spiritual semi-autobiography (no small feat in itself), Anthony alerts the reader to dangers along the Path that he (or Greg Marks) was fated to encounter but that we, if we listen carefully to his message, can hopefully avoid. Shadow Light is such an engaging read that at the end I couldn’t quite believe that I’d sailed through 500 pages in three days in my spare time. From Marks’ struggles with closed minded university professors, to searching for love in some very wrong places, to barely escaping losing himself completely to a New Age group with some scary power issues of its own, Anthony’s novel is a welcome addition to the ranks both of paranormal thrillers and cautionary spiritual classics. Namaste, and Happy Reading!

The Mind Reader, MindFutures. $2.99. Click here to buy. (Amazon.com adds $2 to the price in some regions)

A Personal Vision of the Integrated Society


ACADEMIC ARTICLES: In this paper I draw upon theory within critical and postconventional futures studies to develop a vision for some potential applications of advanced cognitive capacities in an idealised society of the future – the integrated city. Specifically I refer to the theory of integrated intelligence (Anthony, 2008). This theory posits that the human mind is embedded within a sea of consciousness, and that contemporary human beings can consciously utilise this consciousness. In this paper I focus upon the future of life and especially work in the modern city in developed Western and Asian localities.

Title: A Personal Vision of the Integrated Society

Author: Marcus T Anthony

Publication details: Journal of Futures Studies, August 2008, 13(1): 87 – 112


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A Personal Vision of the IS

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Entangled Minds and the Future

Written by Marcus T. Anthony on Feb 2011 

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This paper has recently been submitted to Foresight journal.


This paper argues the importance of the concepts of entanglement and the extended mind from the perspective of Deep Futures. Emphasised in particular are the reasons why their importance is yet to be fully appreciated, taking into consideration ideas such as epistemology, consciousness evolution, and ways of knowing. The entanglement of mind is an idea that may potentially shift the western dominant mechanistic paradigm and herald the beginning of a more holistic way of seeing the universe, even as it challenges the established paradigmatic thinking which resists it. Entanglement might also establish either a sound metaphor or mechanism for the existence of the extended mind, including integrated intelligence and extrasensory perception. The legitimating of the intuitive mind might in turn make its employment in science and education more acceptable.

Integrated Intelligence

BOOKS (ACADEMIC): This book is an exhaustive coverage of a crucial but poorly understood subject  matter. Marcus T. Anthony examines theories of intelligence and consciousness, and the way in which they represent (or exclude) intuitive, spiritual and mystical experience. It will satisfy the more academically rigorous reader.

Marcus T. Anthony’s argument identifies the way narrowly defined ‘rational’ definitions of mind have come to dominate and restrict contemporary discourses in science and education. He develops the theory of integrated intelligence, an expanded model which incorporates the non-rational elements of human intelligence, long missing in mainstream western discourses. Anthony indicates how and why they should be incorporated into modern education systems.

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Words of praise for Integrated Intelligence

Integrated Intelligence is an exceptional book. I am most impressed by the fact that Anthony has forged ahead and got to where the discourse will, if we are lucky, arrive in maybe another decade or more.

DR DAVID LOYE, ex-faculty Princeton University.


This book is a highly ambitious one which succeeds in presenting a well documented, intelligently structured, convincingly developed concept which could well make an original contribution to thought.

DR FELICITY HAYNES, ex-Dean of Education, The University of Western Australia.

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