How to Widen Your Lens and become a Systemic Thinker and Communicator: in memory of Paul Byers

Interdependent Ecology © Kenneth Silvestri

“The universe is a significant single whole…the most important function of art and science is to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.”

Albert Einstein


“Healing is not a science but the intuitive art of wooing nature”

W.H. Auden

Anthropologists describe human interactions from what is called the “Participant Observer” mode. The late anthropologist, Gregory Bateson, who I studied with and admired, would have himself filmed as he filmed his field work. This would provide a context for anyone viewing his work. It included the observer and…

Illumination Curated: Alternative Healing

The Gift of Homeopathy

photo by Kenneth Silvestri ©

“Homeopathy avoids anything that is even the slightest bit debilitating”

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

As part of a decision to live a life with a strong respect for communication, collaboration and seeing things systemically, it makes sense to consider a health maintenance perspective such as Homeopathy. Homeopathy emanates from nature and…

Illumination Poem

Nature’s sense making

Provincetown bay shoreline © Kenneth Silvestri

The inconsistency yet predictable bay shoreline on the outer cape was always an induction for me of an unfolding collage of memories and mixed thoughts of simultaneously vivid vignettes, a kind of holographic roulette wheel,

in synchrony with the moon’s on time tidal onsets that when it gracefully withdraws it…

Kenneth Silvestri

Dr. Kenneth Silvestri, is a psychotherapist, poet, and author of A Wider Lens: How to See Your Life Differently; and legacy Poems.

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