Patterns by Name2017-07-09T14:23:17+00:00


FYI: Pattern numbers indicate each pattern’s position in this alphabetized set of patterns.



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  1. Djb April 5, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    This is pretty cool!

  2. Joel Levey August 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Wow – Well done Tom – what a treasury of insight)))

  3. Steve Harvey December 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Lots of interesting connections, but the one that leapt out was “wise use of uncertainty.” “WIse Uncertainty” has been a central concept of Transcendental Politics from its inception, and it’s not a phrase I recall ever hearing anywhere else. I’m very excited about continuing to explore this.

    • tomatlee January 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      It looks like there are lots of interesting overlaps, Steve. You might also be interested in the “Generative Interactions” and “Metabolizing Polarization” patterns, as well as the “Big Empathy” and “Multi-Modal Intelligence” patterns as interesting extensions of Transcendental Politics’ focus on reason and empathy. The underlying logic of the whole wise democracy pattern language is described in its “prime directive”: “to evoke and engage the wisdom and resourcefulness of the whole on behalf of the whole”, which is described more fully at We’re currently working on an updated and expanded version of the pattern language which will have new patterns that further overlap TP’s vision, including “Complex Identity” – :-). More later….

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