Born and raised in central New York State, life/work/school/travel from there to the Bronx to Fairbanks, Bethel and Anchorage, Alaska,  Atlanta, Dalian, China, Asheville, NC, Roanoke, VA, San Francisco, Seattle, Whidbey Island, WA, with sojourns, wanderings and fellowships in several other delightful places….All transdisciplinary, intercultural, hermeneutic and naturalistic in character.


Education:    1981  Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies, Emory University, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA), Atlanta, Georgia.

Dissertation Title: Light Conversation, Exchanges of Life, a study in comparative modes of thought. Examination Areas: Literature, Philosophy of Science, Evolution of Consciousness, Interdisciplinary Essay “Guerilla Hermeneutics.”  Dissertation Abstracts International 42, no.5  (1981): 2192-A.

1971     Master of Arts in English, University of Alaska at Fairbanks

1968      Bachelor of Arts in English, Philosophy Minor, Fordham University, Bronx, New York

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2002      University of New Mexico Summer Seminar  “Examining Key Scriptures of the Zen Buddhist Tradition,” Jemez Bodhi Manda Zen Center

1998       Certificate in Permaculture Design, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Occidental, California

1998       Certificates in “The Human Element” (FIRO), Will Schutz Associates, Mill Valley, California & “From Conflict to Collaboration,” The Institute for Personal Change, San Bruno, California


1994       Academy of Consciousness Studies Fellow Princeton University (PEAR)

1992-94  Elected Alaska Pacific University Faculty Assembly Chair;  1994, Received Alaska Pacific University Service Merit Award

1985   National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellow Stanford University:  Chinese Literature in an Interlingual Context        

1974    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellow The Claremont Graduate University: Myth, Symbolic Modes and Ideology

Other Publications

Books: By the Torch of Chaos and Doubt: Consciousness, Culture Poiesis & Religion in the Opening Global Millennium. Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences Series. Alfonso Montuori, Editor. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003

New Reflections on things at Hand: Contemplating Ecohuman Sustainability. Kindle Direct Publishing, 2016, https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Things-Hand-Contemplating-Sustainability-ebook/dp/B01JMOS5EW/?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1470265591&sr=1-1&keywords=Burneko#navbar

Articles, Chapters, Presentations etc.:

“EcoHuman Flourishing and the Evolution of Consciousness,” presented at Langley Public Library, Langley, WA: February 11, March 4, April 8, May 13, 2017

 “From Anthropocentrism to Flourishing Earth-Human Participation,”  presented at Langley Public Library, Langley, WA, October 18, 2016

“Anthropocosmic Communitas for Long-Term Sustainability, ” presented in absentia at Transgressing Boundaries:  Interdisciplinary Culture, Psychoanalysis and Anthropology, A Festschrift in Honor of Robert A. Paul at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, February 29, 2016. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 “It’s Child’s Play: Contemplative Anthropocosmic Creativity” World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research 70:8 (Dec. 2014): 496-514 and http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/VNdP45b3er9ZvAA2Gha2/full#.VJM1I3sXyVA

 “The Starry Night Sky” World Futures: The Journal of Global Education 69: 4-6 (July 2013): 231-247 and http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3W8mX2GnRKfcjCzyhCUa/full; and in Alfonso Montuori, Ed. Journeys In Complexity: Autobiographical Accounts by Leading Systems and Complexity Theorists. New York: Routledge, 2014: 32-48

 “’Reflections on Things at Hand’: Contemplative Conduct as Self-Organizing Sustainability” at the Washington Center Curriculum for the Bioregion Conference on Sustainability and Contemplative Practice, Whidbey Institute at Chinook, Clinton, WA, November 3, 2012. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 “Contemplative Ecology: An Intercultural Story,” in Designing Ecological Habitats: Creating a Sense of Place. E. Christopher Mare and Max Lindegger, Eds. East Meon, UK: Permanent Publications, (2011). 47-52 and http://www.gaiaeducation.net/docs/4Keys%20-%20Designing%20Ecological%20Habitats.pdf

 “Sustainability: Syllogism, Synchronicity and Yijing” at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, May 13, 2011. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 Yijing for Sustainable Ecosocial Mindfulness” in absentia, invited at World Conference on the Yijing, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, June 14, 2010. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 “Contemplative Ecology: Guan for a More-than-Sustainable Future” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37:1 (March 2010). 116-130

 “Contemplative Conduct as Self-Organizing Resonance: Notes for a Future Beyond Sustainability” at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, May 3, 2008. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 “Ecosemeity in the Global Noetic Repertoire” at The Institute for Contemporary/Ancient Learning,Seattle, WA, January,13, 2007. Abstract at http://www.gburneko.blogspot.com

 Creatio Continua,World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. 61:8 (December 2005). 622-628

 “Coworlding and Ecoworlding” at the EcoVillage Design Institute Conference; Kendall, WA, July 29, 2005

“Integral Yoga and the Future Paradigms of Science” panelist at the Aurobindo Association Conference, Port Townsend, WA, June 12, 2005

“Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry and Kongzi” at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Seattle University, April 30, 2005

“Sustainability and Self-Knowing: Cosmology, Politics and Poetics” at the Institute for Contemporary Ancient Learning, Seattle, March 12, 2005

“Ecohumanism: The Spontaneities of the Earth, Ziran, and K=2” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31:2 (June 2004). 183-194

“Rhythm, Meaning, and Vision: The Theory and Practice of Hermeneutic Ontology” at the Antioch University Seattle Center for Creative Change Symposium, April 4, 2001

“As We Are, So We See: Social Virtuosity as Discourse and Concourse” at the Antioch University VIIth Annual Faculty Conference, Yellow Springs, OH, November 11, 2000

Review: Words from the Soul: Time, East/West Spirituality, and Psychotherapeutic Narrative by Stuart Sovatsky. Integralis: Journal of Integral Consciousness, Culture, and Science 1.0 (Oct. 2000); <http://www.integralage.org&gt;

“Wheels within Wheels, Building the Earth: Intuition, Integral Consciousness, and the Pattern that Connects.” Intuition—The Inside Story: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Eds. Robbie E. Davis-Floyd and P. Sven Arvidson, New York: Routledge (1997). 81-100

“All That We Are Is The Result Of What We Have Thought: Deficient Magic and Child Abuse,” Integrative Explorations: Journal of Culture and Consciousness 3.1 (January 1996). 18-51

“Structures of Consciousness and the Work of Jean Gebser” at the Academy of Consciousness Studies, Princeton University, NJ, June 28, 1994

“Anointed with a Complex Delight” at the XIIth Annual Jean Gebser Conference, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, November 11, 1993

Review: The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, by Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, Eleanor Rosch. World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 37 (1993). 219-223; and (revised) Cybernetics & Human Knowing 9.2 (2002). 84-86

“All That We Are Is The Result Of What We Have Thought” at the XIth Annual Jean Gebser Conference, Shippensburg University, PA, November 13, 1992

“It Happens by Itself: The Tao of Cooperation, Systems Theory and Constitutive Hermeneutics,” World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 31 (1991). 139-160; and in Cooperation: Beyond the Age of Competition, Allan Combs, Ed., World Futures General Evolution Series vol. 4. Philadelphia: Gordon and Breach (1992). 96-117

Review: The Inner Limits of Mankind: Heretical Reflections on Today’s Values, Culture and Politics, by Ervin Laszlo. World Futures: the Journal of General Evolution 32 (1991). 45-47

Review: Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West, by Morris Berman. World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 30 (1991). 279-280

Review:  From Reductionism to Creativity: rDzogs-chen  and the New Sciences of Mind, by Herbert V. Guenther. World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 30 (1990). 101-103

Review: Heidegger and Asian Thought, Graham Parkes, Ed., Pacifica 1:2  (September 1989). 133-138

Review: Buddhist Hermeneutics, Donald S. Lopez, Ed., Pacifica 1:1  (January 1989). 125-132

“Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary, and Intercultural Education: Postmodern Noetics and Guerilla Hermeneutics.” IS Journal/International Synergy 3:1  (No. 6, July 1988). 64-99

“Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary, and Intercultural Education” at the Conference on Interdisciplinary Baccalaureate Education, University of South Carolina at Columbia, March 7, 1988

“Jean Gebser: A Transdisciplinary Interpretation of the History of Consciousness” at the University of North Carolina at Asheville Noetics Group, March 6, 1988

“Tao, Psyche and the Implicate Order” at the West Georgia College Symposium on Mind, Matter and Meaning, at Carrollton, April 11, 1987

“Experiments in Learning” at the Conference of the International Society for Individualized Instruction, Atlanta, GA, October 11, 1986

“Chuang Tzu’s Existential Hermeneutics.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 13 (1986). 393-409

“Global Learning.”  Scholar and Educator 9:2 (Fall 1985). 40-46

“The Future of Consciousness and World Order” at the Conference of the Popular Culture Association, Louisville, KY, April 6, 1985

“Future Studies and Evolutionary Humanism” at the Conference of Educators and Scholars, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, September 28, 1984

Therapeia and Noogenesis.” The Teilhard Review 14 (Winter 1979). 15-18

“Cynosure” a regular column in The Tundra Drums newspaper, Bethel Alaska, 1974-75

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