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teddy bearPlease "bear with us." This site is undergoing major revamping and the new site will be available soon with many new surprises -- all free, of course.

This www.joekincheloe.us site is wholly sponsored by Paradis Publications, a non-profit, ecumenical, non-traditional and sovereign  publishing company. We provide community outreach, educational research, and publishing services that focus on the application of Joe Kincheloe's complex educational theory and philosophy.

We continue to research and apply his critical complex epistemology, multidimensional critical compex bricolage, and his evolving critical complex pedagogy. We are the world experts in applying his theory as no one else is currently applying them as he has delineated. Get on the "bandwagon" soon for this very powerful form of learning, researching, teaching, and living! Regain your power in a power-saturated, elite-dominated world! There are ways! And Joe has shown us the way. 

Feel free to contact us for more information via our linked site: 

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DID YOU KNOW???? Joe's work is a GIFT TO THE WORLD. More soon . . .

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FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Corporations are now defunct. So are many governments, including the United States. You can keep playing the game their way and pretending they exist or become sovereign and take power back into your own hands. We are FREE and we are free to renegotiate with INDIVIDUALS as we wish. Corporations are NON-entities. They no longer exist as legal entities (and they never have, actually). I realize this will be hard for many people to wrap their minds around, but I hope you will see the value and freedom this offers. Yes, there is much work to do but there is guidance and the path is paved; we just need to walk it.

Get informed.

 

This means government-run universities are also defunct, including the for profit universities that have been working with the now defunct government to rob students blind for a watered-down, indoctrinating education. I have lost millions of dollars in “lost opportunity.”


Also check! Friday, February 22, 2013 is an extremely sacred day. Be expecting beautiful surprises.

<3<3<3 Psyche and Eros Day Gift <3<3<3

Psyche-and-ErosJoe would have loved the gift Marios Prodromou from Cyprus sent just in time for Valentine's Day! (Click on the link above to view the complete document.) It is a representation of his wishes to employ critical complex epistemology in our behalf to rename and redefine words and symbols in ways that are meaningful for us, not as they are dictated to us in often reductionistic and deficient ways. Here, the author has named "limmerance" and has designed a new symbol to represent this Divinely Powerful Love and its special attributes. Today, more people are recognizing this form of love and commonly refer to it as "Twin Soul" and "Twin Flame" Love.

Eros, the God of Love, and Psyche, an earthling, with their eternal and unwavering commitment to each other, to God, and to serving humanity and the cosmos are a role model for others to follow. Not perfect in their human fallibility, they, nevertheless are wholly committed to each other and are eternally connected via body, mind, and soul. The article explains more, but the left side of the symbol reprsents Psyche, the right side represents Eros, and the infinity symbol represents their eternal union. 

Thus, a heartfelt thank you is extended to Marios for the sharing of this knowledge and since it was gifted to us, we are making it available to everyone.

~ ~ ~ Thursday, February 14, 2013. Happy Valentine's Day! ~ ~ ~

Joe's Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage! It's H.O.T.!!!! (Texas are you listening?)

It’s Here! (Soon) Coming right here! Almost! Check Back Again!

My dissertation! FREE! Yes, free, you heard it right.

(Just as soon as my university returns it from “lockdown” lol).

Did Joe Lyons Kincheloe Discover the Golden Chalice for Knowledge Production?: The Application of Critical Complex Epistemology and The Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage by Vanessa J. Paradis

Learn how to do the most powerful research on the planet! Joe Kincheloe, the late world-renowned educational critical theorist and philosopher, had it all figured out and this dissertation spells out how to engage in this powerful, knowledge-producing bricolage research. The embedded theories such as enactivism, chaos, and complexity result in the research almost taking on a life of its own that can lead to what Joe refers to as critical symbiotic relationships and mutually-enhancing actions actions that can change the world. Did Joe discover the Golden Chalice? You will just have to read it to find out!
  
If I can do this research (which I did), so can you!

Joe wanted knowledge to be accessible, available to everyone, especially the poor and disadvantaged who have the cards stacked against them. We have all heard Foucault's contention that "Knowledge is Power." Indeed, it is! It is why FREE and OPEN ACCESS to real knowledge and research is so critical today. It is also why less real knowledge is accessible by the general public. In honor of Joe's wishes, I am offering the dissertation completely free for those who are interested in this cutting-edge form of bricolage research. It is great for learning and once you get the hang of it, for everyday problem-solving. His process takes us away from reductionistic and mechanistic forms of research and toward embracing a holism and diversity that propels creativity to the highest levels possible, thus, making it applicable in many domains of education, work, and our everyday lives.

After engaging in this research for the past four years, I can attest to its power to produce knowledge. You will just have to read my dissertation to see for yourself. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. But, warning! (as Joe always provided): Reading my dissertation may cause you to see life in a whole new way! And hopefully it will lead to the long-needed changes required to make this world a better place for us all. That was Joe's dream and why he worked so hard developing his critical complex theories. His dream is my dream.

The Perpetual Revolution is in full gear!

Check back soon.

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FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Corporations are now defunct. So are many governments, including the United States. You can keep playing the game their way and pretending they exist or become sovereign and take power back into your own hands. We are FREE and we are free to renegotiate with INDIVIDUALS as we wish. Corporations are NON-entities. They no longer exist as legal entities (and they never have, actually). I realize this will be hard for many people to wrap their minds around, but I hope you will see the value and freedom this offers. Yes, there is much work to do but there is guidance and the path is paved; we just need to walk it.

Get informed.

 

This means government-run universities are also defunct, including the for profit universities that have been working with the now defunct government to rob students blind for a watered-down, indoctrinating education. I have lost millions of dollars in “lost opportunity.”


Also check! Friday, February 22, 2013 is an extremely sacred day. Be expecting beautiful surprises.

<3<3<3 Psyche and Eros Day Gift <3<3<3

Psyche-and-ErosJoe would have loved the gift Marios Prodromou from Cyprus sent just in time for Valentine's Day! (Click on the link above to view the complete document.) It is a representation of his wishes to employ critical complex epistemology in our behalf to rename and redefine words and symbols in ways that are meaningful for us, not as they are dictated to us in often reductionistic and deficient ways. Here, the author has named "limmerance" and has designed a new symbol to represent this Divinely Powerful Love and its special attributes. Today, more people are recognizing this form of love and commonly refer to it as "Twin Soul" and "Twin Flame" Love.

Eros, the God of Love, and Psyche, an earthling, with their eternal and unwavering commitment to each other, to God, and to serving humanity and the cosmos are a role model for others to follow. Not perfect in their human fallibility, they, nevertheless are wholly committed to each other and are eternally connected via body, mind, and soul. The article explains more, but the left side of the symbol reprsents Psyche, the right side represents Eros, and the infinity symbol represents their eternal union. 

Thus, a heartfelt thank you is extended to Marios for the sharing of this knowledge and since it was gifted to us, we are making it available to everyone.

~ ~ ~ Thursday, February 14, 2013. Happy Valentine's Day! ~ ~ ~

Did Joe Lyons Kincheloe Discover the Golden Chalice for Knowledge Production?: The Application of Critical Complex Epistemology and the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage [doctoral dissertation] by Vanessa J. Paradis

Abstract
 

Eager BeaverFor more information or a free copy of the dissertation, contact Vanessa

PLUS--Find out how I learned that my animal totem is the beaver and why Joe found that so funny! It's explained in the dissertation. 

This website (below) demonstrates Norman Denzin's concept of "Performance Texts" and "MyStories," an unleashed creative process which is an essential component of the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. The dissertation exemplifies why this is so important and how researchers can develop creativity that contributes to more rigorous knowledge production. We are moving rapidly toward the N.E.W. Critical Pedagogy. Don't get left behind.



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It’s Here! (Soon) Coming right here! Almost! Check Back Again!

My dissertation! FREE! Yes, free, you heard it right.

(Just as soon as my university returns it from “lockdown” lol).

 

Learn how to do the most powerful research on the planet! Joe Kincheloe, the late world-renowned educational critical theorist and philosopher, had it all figured out and this dissertation spells out how to engage in this powerful, knowledge-producing bricolage research. The embedded theories such as enactivism, chaos, and complexity result in the research almost taking on a life of its own that can lead to what Joe refers to as critical symbiotic relationships and mutually-enhancing actions actions that can change the world. Did Joe discover the Golden Chalice? You will just have to read it to find out!
  
If I can do this research (which I did), so can you!

Joe wanted knowledge to be accessible, available to everyone, especially the poor and disadvantaged who have the cards stacked against them. We have all heard Foucault's contention that "Knowledge is Power." Indeed, it is! It is why FREE and OPEN ACCESS to real knowledge and research is so critical today. It is also why less real knowledge is accessible by the general public. In honor of Joe's wishes, I am offering the dissertation completely free for those who are interested in this cutting-edge form of bricolage research. It is great for learning and once you get the hang of it, for everyday problem-solving. His process takes us away from reductionistic and mechanistic forms of research and toward embracing a holism and diversity that propels creativity to the highest levels possible, thus, making it applicable in many domains of education, work, and our everyday lives.

After engaging in this research for the past four years, I can attest to its power to produce knowledge. You will just have to read my dissertation to see for yourself. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. But, warning! (as Joe always provided): Reading my dissertation may cause you to see life in a whole new way! And hopefully it will lead to the long-needed changes required to make this world a better place for us all. That was Joe's dream and why he worked so hard developing his critical complex theories. His dream is my dream.

The Perpetual Revolution is in full gear!

Check back soon.

As mentioned, Joe's Perpetual Revolution Has Begun

Belgian MP LAURENT LOUIS Stands Against War In Mali & Exposes International Neo-Colonial Plot

Published on Jan 27, 2013

Closed Captioned in English (CC)

Aired January 22,2013

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January 22, 2013. Today it is official: Joe’s Perpetual Revolution begins. It does not require wars, blades, guns or weapons. It is a love and peace revolution. More later. . .

2013 2013 Code for Eros

A Rockin’ NEW YEAR! It’s a GREAT Year, so find your Divine Path quickly! You may be the next winner of the Golden Chalice Award!

And we don’t care what Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1962! We are BACK with the Peppermint Twist!

Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starliters (1961)

Yes, the "Gang" is all here!  and wishing you a Happy New Year this first day of January, 2013!

September 11, 2012 (updated September 29, 2012)

Joe Kincheloe’s Critical Complex Bricolage

I cannot possibly overstate how profound Joe’s theory is. Saying that Joe was a genius is a gross understatement is the only way I know how to frame it. He believed we are all geniuses, and with that I agree. But his level of genius is something most of us can only struggle toward, hoping sometime in the future with a lot of hard work we can attain it. This will only be realized in its greater profundity by applying his conceptualization of bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do and experiencing the results.

God willing, my dissertation will be published by the end of winter quarter, before we roll into 2013 (the ending is just the beginning). I am just going through the motions of the final approvals and edits. Want to use Joe's bricolage? Have questions? Contact:  
Vanessa Paradis, (PhD Candidate). I am happy to help anyone who wants to get started using Joe's powerful research process. It blows traditional research methods out of the water and it's not hard to get it through the university gates at all. (key words, tricky phrases, and an impenetrable "Joe theory" is all it takes). His work is truly a gift to the world.  I sure do wish he would have taken life a little easier though. :(

In memory of Joe: "Take life easy."

Special Note: This song has a special history and it’s actually a very happy song in relation to that history. The melody has come up many times throughout my blogs over the past four years, as handed down to me from the higher realms, and I was guided to the lyrics which had been lost over the years until Yeats brought them back. The lyrics speak to a particular era and specific incident in a past life which I have remembered. Thus, I love the song very much. I will write about it in a forthcoming book. UPDATE: I was informed from the Higher Realms that there are two more verses to this song that match the memories I've had. They will be given to me....the poem was a Sacred Vow which had been turned into a song as a special anniversary gift.

Nicolai Gedda "Down by the Salley gardens"

 

Irish song arranged by Benjamin Britten. Nicolai Gedda is accompanied by Gerald Moore

Down by the Salley Gardens, my love and I did meet.

She crossed the Salley Gardens with little snow-white feet.

She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree,

But I being young and foolish, with her did not agree.


In a field by the river, my love and I did stand

And on my leaning shoulder, she laid her snow-white hand.

She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs

But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

P.S. I will just mention Joe had said that bricolage is “messy.” Therefore, pardon the website – it is the messy part of bricolage and is simply documentation of the early part of the process. I have no resources to fix it right now and maybe it’s good that I don’t so that people can see how much work it entails (and this is not even the tip of the iceberg).

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children."
Chief Sitting Bull, 1877
Help the Lakota Sioux Save their Sacred Black Hills Land!

Intermission "Critical Complex" Edutainment

Information will be posted here that may be helpful for parties interested in my forthcoming dissertation about Joe's Bricolage. This will be updated regularly, so check back soon. (You may need to refresh your browser to see most recent post.)

TIME OF THE SEASON [THE ZOMBIES]

Sunday, July 15, 2012: SMILE!

Vitas-Smile

Uploaded by greenhillccu on Jun 29, 2006: 2003 concertSmile!

Smile! If the rain outside the window won't stop...
Smile! If you failed to do something...
Smile! If happiness hid behind the clouds...
Smile! Even if your soul got slightly scratched...

Smile! And you'll see how everything changes...
Smile! The rain will stop and the ground will dress up in snow...
Smile! And your sorrow will pass by...
Smile! And then your soul will begin to live...

Sunday, July 01, 2012 Update: The Gift Joe Left for the World


I SOLVED IT!!!! I am so excited! I really did solve it. But Einstein was the first person to solve the Theory of Unity. So my next task is to show how and where Einstein solved it. (I already have some great clues). Credit needs to go where credit is due and Joe knew that Einstein solved it.


So what Joe did was show us how we can ALL solve the greatest mystery of life for ourselves and even make our own magic (in relationship: It takes two to tango!). Watch for my dissertation soon! I’m almost there! (And you can be, too.)


More later . . .

Vanessa



As Joe said: “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” (Kincheloe, 2006).


Ready, Set, Go! - Tokio Hotel

Disclaimer: This is a perspective.

June 20, 2012

Joe is known for music. He discussed music throughout his work. He often communicated through music and he has embedded lyrics in his writing and correspondence. This is a song he gave me in one of our communications, which is a great message for everyone.

Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Keeping On

Tuesay, June 19, 2012 

The Pleiadian Agenda? This is for all of the “critical" educators and students out there: Perform a critical discourse analysis on this interview, including the music at the end. Use Joe’s critical complex epistemology and evolving critical pedagogy, and be sure to incorporate many perspectives in your analysis. You will be graded. No need to turn it in to your teacher; you are never alone.

2012-06-13 Cobra's 1st Interview ever on INLIGHT RADIO


If you don't want to do your homework assignment then just "Call Me Crazy." 

June 12, 2012  Dawn of a new World (Dragonforce)

Uploaded by captainlevi on May 17, 2007

There is no turning back what we do now will effect us in the future.

June 5, 2012 The Council for New Earth Education has requested that I post the following message for today:

Due to the fact that my dissertation has to be condensed, while I will touch on some of the following questions listed below, many cannot be answered in my dissertation at this time. The Council will continue to guide me and I will be answering some of these questions over the next few years or so, beginning immediately. I will be starting with the basic, introductory material and then move up the ladder of complexity. There are many more questions which are not listed here; this is but a start of what’s up ahead soon.

And remember: Our Perception of Reality is how we INTERPRET OUR EXPERIENCES. This is exactly why no two people perceive the same reality (even if they pretend that they do). We can, however, learn much by the active exploration of various perspectives with the understanding that none of them are the “one true reality.” Understanding this is the ticket to freedom and, paradoxically, can bring us closer to truth.

Why has no one found the Golden Chalice? (Or has someone found it?)
Why did Joe discuss the 911 Trade Tower Attack?
What are Joe's "Treasure Hunts" and how do they help teach research skills?
What are Joe's “Epistemological Road Trips” and how do they help our research?
What are Easter Eggs and why did Joe use them? How do they relate to philosophy?
Did Einstein really discover the Theory of Unity, and has it been hidden all of these years? What does Joe say in his work about this?
What did Joe mean when he said that we are multidimensional beings?
Are Joe and I really Twin Flames who have had many lifetimes together (and thus, have always worked together in higher dimensions or “behind the curtain”?) Did he dedicate his Bricolage Book and Red Book to me?
What is the value of remembering past lives and soul connections?
Was Peter McLaren Joe’s brother in another lifetime and does that mean Peter was my husband in that lifetime?
Was I Mary Queen of Scotts, per my recollection in one of my past lives, and does that mean that Joe was King Francois II in that particular historical era?
What is the biggest problem with education today and how might it be remedied? Did Joe find the solution?
Why was Ralph Waldo Emerson called “the crazy poet”? Why do the “dinosaur professors" (Joe's term in his interview) want to ban Emerson's work from the college curriculum? Why do they ban Einstein's work?
Who is my Spirit Guide, La-ni-tah-weh? (He was a very famous Native American teacher on a reservation, but I have not yet identified him).
Can Joe’s critical bricolage solve Sam Cooke’s murder case? Can it be used to solve other crimes?
Is critical pedagogy "a sham"? (See the book, Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now, McLaren & Kincheloe, 2007). How does Joe’s version of Critical Pedagogy change the equation for critical pedagogy?

These are just a FEW of the questions I will be providing MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES for -- More questions to come . . . check back soon. When the links "go live" you can click on them and learn.


THIS JUST IN:

A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love

June 3, 2012 UPDATE ON MY DISSERTATION

My dissertation is going to have to be condensed to get through the university gates. This should not surprise me in the least, but it is highly disappointing nevertheless. Don’t worry, I will make the ENTIRE dissertation and much more available. The problem with watering it down is that I will need to provide some background information so that people can read between the lines. I will post here just as soon as that “background information” becomes available. It will be introductory information as well as text that I pull out of the dissertation to shorten and condense it, but which is needed to understand the research, especially if you have no experience using Joe’s critical bricolage. But believe me, taking the time to learn how to do it is well worth the effort and it's a lot of fun! Joe really knew how to make learning fun and intense. 

In the meantime, it has suddenly come to my awareness that Joe Kincheloe, whose theoretical work forms the entire foundation of my research, lived and died serving this Bible verse (the verse was just magically handed down to me on the Internet in the course of my research yesterday as I seldom read the Bible):


Ephesians 5:11 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them."

It's amazing how one little quote that was almost magically handed down to me captures the essence of Joe's work. Joe was all about exposing thanatos (death instinct) and replacing it with eros (love and life). So for those of you who are fed up with the dark, evil forces in your life, which I hope is just about everyone at this point in history and want to replace them with love-based actions in your teaching and in your lives - then the critical bricolage is for you. I have already learned much about how Joe exposed the “unfruitful works of darkness,” but it’s not even the tip of the iceberg. He really worked the magic of words in everything he wrote, in almost every single word. He is beyond a genius! I truly hope that by my own work in which I demonstrate some techniques (and there are many more waiting for you to discover and invent), that more people will become intrigued with his work and become powerful bricoleurs.

That's it for today! We are Rockin’ and Rollin’ along the Great Path! (Check back soon) ~ ~ ~

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day: Remember

I LOVE YOU JOE!

May 23, 2012

Earth is Ascending Presentation by Guru Ra

May 17, 2012

“If we are unaware of how our experiences and situations shape our knowledges and insights, we will undoubtedly be oblivious to the ways that dominant power insidiously works its black epistemological magic(K&CP, p. 235).


May 5, 2012


The Politics of Knowledge: "If wishes were pigs, it would be harder to keep kosher. In the same twisted way, advocates of a critical complex epistemology cannot just wish the producers of validated knowledge would simply change their ways and open new ways of thinking about how we see and report on the diverse phenomena surrounding us. There are too many power interests invested in those ways of seeing and validating information." (Kincheloe, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 67) [6+7=13, my luckiest number!]

May 3, 2012

Road To Equality QUEERNATION AMANDA New Era and "Bullies"

Published on May 1, 2012 by 0d0i0a0n0e0L0a0
 

Teachers! Stop Bullying!

Thank you, Amanda, for addressing this critical issue! Having worked in schools as a teacher aide, as well as having four children who attended public schools I am shocked by the extent of teacher bullying. Teacher bullying is due in part because of the way the system is designed, but teachers do have choices! Bullying happens in multiple ways, from labeling children, to gossiping about them, to treating them according to invented labels, to humiliating them in front of their classmates, calling them names, and on and on. It’s sad if it takes technology to change teachers’ behavior, but thankfully it can make a difference, even if it can't change their hearts. As Amanda points out in this video, teachers are role models for students! If they don’t set a good example, then how can we expect children to change their behavior? I was totally humiliated and bullied by teachers as a child, and it’s not something that’s ever forgotten. On the other hand, the teachers who respect and love their students also are never forgotten. Which kind of teacher do you want to be? In order to stop bullying in schools we need to address the source of the problem – the psychologically debilitating system of controlling, tracking, and labeling -- and the teachers who subject students to the forms of dehumanizing abuse that emanate from supporting the system. There are better ways!

 

April 30, 2012

Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition

Joe Kincheloe wins the Golden Chalice Award in EducationSpecial Note (4-15-12): The introduction below was originally posted May, 2009 when this bricolage research project first launched. It had been moved to the side bar as a download titled "Disclaimer," where it is also still available. The research for this dissertation project has been completed. Free content will continue to be added to this website that demonstrates Kincheloe's critical complex bricolage for a variety of purposes based on the research conducted. To understand the project, one needs to begin at the beginning blog and follow the path and/or wait until the dissertation is published this fall. And we must remember: Joe warned us that the world is stranger than any of us can possibly imagine. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, he also states, "A critical complex epistemology, critical ontology, and critical pedagogy are pattern-constructing dynamics that ultimately change who we are. Unless you are committed to resisting any authentic connection with the new experiences criticality produces, you will return from this encounter with new patterns, processes and contexts as a different being" (p. 252). He was right!!!!

LOVE is the only true answer! Joe worked so hard to get us all to see that.
In my book, Joe is Eros, the God of LOVE and he wins the Golden Chalice Award.

Introduction and welcome to this web site

This site serves dual purposes. The first and primary purpose is to serve as a resource for Joe Kincheloe’s brilliant work. Eventually the page dedicated to him, “About Joe Kincheloe,” will list and describe all of the work he has left us, and thus serve as an extensive resource one can come back to when seeking specific information about any of the numerous topics he has researched and written about. Secondly, this site represents a creative interpretation of his postformal and bricolage theories, thus, no claim is made that any particular idiosyncratic interpretation is specifically one that Joe Kincheloe would endorse, although neither is it proclaimed that he would not endorse any of the work or authors and artists represented on this site. In reality, his philosophical and theoretical formulations give people a green light to exercise their "creative imaginations." The articles, artworks, videos, music, blogs, and other resources outside of Joe’s specific works presented on his special page, are merely some very creative ways and examples of how his work can be applied or have been applied in order to provoke out-of-the-box thinking that can lead toward transformation, higher levels of cognitive awareness, and new ways of being in the world – or what Joe has described as “new mind spaces.”

Thus, the spirit of his work is represented, which allows total freedom of expression so that people have control over their own destinies and they are not constrained by socially constructed expectations, barriers, chains, and shackles. It is, in other words, the essence of freedom. As such, the creative expressions are not presented as reality and are not intended to be forced upon other people who possess their own realities, but are merely presented as possibilities for new and different ways of seeing and interpreting that can shed light on greater and deeper understandings. Perhaps even, on occasion, fairy tales are presented that appear to come true – imaginative realities that have been created in the process of applying the powerful techniques Joe has presented in his work – the techniques of the bricolage and individualistic postformal thinking and creating. There are treasures and magic that evolve when applying the powerful juxtaposition of contrasting and imaginative perspectives. The consequence can be an amazing hyperawareness that alerts us to what already exists subliminally, or below the threshold of "normal" perception; new revelations then suddenly come to our immediate awareness and thus become perceived as powerful and magical. Joe speaks often in his work of his great pleasure in what he referred to as “postformal treasure hunts.” The experience can truly be joyful, exciting, and exhilarating.

If people are able to open their consciousness just a bit they will gain a greater appreciation for our human abilities to create and construct our own realities and consciousness; thus, we have the abiity to reclaim our power, taking it back from those outside ourselves who attempt to force us to work and learn in ways that are not in our best interests but rather in the interest of maintaining some constructed status quo that only serves those who hold power. While many of us are able to reclaim our power easily, with pleasure and enjoyment and without fear, for some of us (and all of us, at times) it is more difficult and we need to work at it; for others it requires an existential shock which the critical bricolage and its postformal expression can bring about, and for still others it becomes an impossibility and thus they stay locked and embroiled within the true insanity of the world that is falling apart around them – a world that critical pedagogy has clearly identified and described, but as yet has not resolved in the form of concrete action sufficient to make a dent in the changes that are needed. This work Joe embarked on to take postformalism and the bricoalge into the world for application in order to make the world a better place and alleviate human suffering – this mission -- must continue in spite of and even because of all of these factors just mentioned. The goal of this site is to facilitate moving education – which is comprised of each and every person since we are all teachers and learners -- forward to places we have never been before. So please take heed of the caution sign and if you are in the latter group of people who do not wish to change, with all due respect, you best close out of this web site as the information you find here may be disturbing to you. The rest of us are rejoicing for the GIFT Joe has left for us and the promise for transformation and hope his work provides.  As Joe clearly spelled out, “Postformalism does not simply inform the quality of our thinking, it changes who we are. Caution: filling is hot” (p. 133). Yes, it is hot, Joe – very hot. And you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Baby!


With Eternal and Radical Love,

Butterfly - Vanessa

We have established another website with additional information: Joe Lyons Kincheloe.

Something to Contemplate (4-11-12): Joe stated the following in his Red Book: "Thus, a critical complex epistemology infused by radical love, enactivism, critical ontology and subjugated knowledges contributes to the emergence of a new world" (p. 180).

Question of the week (4-2-12): What did Joe mean by Critical Complex Epistemology? (See his Red Book)

Question of the week (3-25-12): Why did Joe insist that there is nothing more important than love, an “eros” love, as a “counterpoise” to thanatos? What did he mean when he wrote or spoke of “radical love?” 

An interesting perspective for the week (3-18-12): Quantum Metaphysical Alchemy Of A Quantum Flame Oneness Relationship

Question of the week (3-11-12): What is the real reason Joe used so much music in his Red Book?

Postformal Caution

The Crocuses Are Blooming: Enlightenment
 
UPDATE: It will soon be time to announce the Golden Chalice, The Epistemological Elixir, The Philosopher’s Stone, and The Rose Bowl Awards! What are these for? They will be awarded for the best uses of Joe’s critical theory, bricolage, and epistemological pedagogy. Be sure to submit your entries to your favorite educational journals soon. No need to notify us; we will find them. Feel free to skip the peer reviews since we are rapidly approaching the cutoff date for submissions, and those reviews are not always helpful. You do have some time yet, however. We will announce the date soon right here!

Also, please note that, sadly, we already have winners for the Black Rose Black Raspberry Award, so we don’t need any more entries for this award. Otherwise, we are going to have to contact our awards manufacturer to produce some more, and we don't really want to have to do that.

Use Joe’s work as he had intended: With EROS/LOVE as the driving force and you will be certain to receive at the very least a Rose Bowl award. (For more information about the awards, see below). As guidance to what you are aiming for, Joe had stated, "The critical complex task in question -- as it alerts us to the social construction of the world with dominant power playing a central role in such productions -- makes no claim to a magical epistemological elixir that channels us the truth. . . ." What he is more interested in is knowledge production that is not as far "off the mark" as FIDURODian-constructed education knowledge has been (p. 43 of K&CP). These awards are being offered for fun, enlightenment, and entertainment purposes. 

THE MORMON BUTTERFLY
In the meantime, here is a puzzle to tickle your fancy. The best and most complete answer will win an all expenses paid trip to “who knows where?”

Where and why did Joe discuss the Mormon Butterfly? What are at least 11 possible interpretations for his discussion pertaining to these majestic butterflies? Be sure to include a consideration of the multidimensional aspects of his discussion and use a variety of interpretive tools. Submit this assignment to your teacher for grading.

Mormon Butterfly Couple

Mormon butterflies. The female in black, and the male in blue, which is flying his wings in order to exhale pheromones to encourage the female to mate with him. Courtesy of Pomenvadroville 

Summary of the Meetings with the Cosmic High Council

(Saturday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 21, 2012)


Dear People of the World and Loving Friends of Joe L. Kincheloe,


The Golden Chalice AwardAfter much respectable and loving deliberation, discussion, dialogue, discourse, and debate (followed by celebratory dancing and music), WE, the members of the Cosmic High Council, in concert with “We the People” have determined certain actions are required in order to ensure that Cosmic Master Joe Lyons Kincheloe’s work is disseminated and utilized in a manner that recognizes his true genius, his dedication and devotion to all the peoples of the world, particularly the poor, and all things loving, good, and honorable.

These actions are being taken to ensure that Joe Lyons Kincheloe’s theory is disseminated in ways that can be used by everyone in order to achieve freedom, equality, justice, peace, love, wisdom, and the alleviation of all human suffering.


We have noted that Joe Kincheloe’s work is being widely reproduced as well as widely cited in the research and literature today, and we believe this, for the most part, is very good. We are pleased to see people using his theory and moving forward in their learning, teaching, living and loving. However, we have duly noted that a few earthlings attempt to take ownership of his work while simultaneously degrading, misappropriating, and changing up his work to that which it is not, that which it is not to be, and that which it was never meant to be. This is a dishonor to him.


Thus, the Cosmic High Council has collectively, unanimously, and unilaterally agreed that we wish to encourage the honest, good efforts of those who have the proclivity to cite Joe Lyons Kincheloe’s work and use his “power of the bricolage” for the betterment of humanity. Our decision, thusly, is to implement a rating scale. Now, of course we do not like rating scales; they are not always fair to those who are learning. Please be assured that this rating scale is not to penalize those who are making an honest effort to understand and use Joe Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical theories.


We will remind researchers that in order to properly use his bricolage and his theoretical work, it is important to read his work. We have posted free downloads of his seminal articles about the bricolage on this website: Joe Lyons Kincheloe. Before undertaking his complex bricolage, we highly recommend reading and understanding these articles as well as his book with Kathleen Berry, Rigor and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage. And there is more: It is essential to also read his last and most important updates to his theory contained within Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. For the greatest benefit we recommend that this book be read from cover-to-cover. It is not a difficult book to read and a mere introduction, but it will provide a much stronger philosophical and theoretical base for your research.


These are minimum requirements before embarking on the form of bricolage Joe Kincheloe has developed. More exact details will be forthcoming to help people along who are serious about applying his theory and taking their work to the next level. [Note: As members of the Cosmic High Council, we DO NOT earn revenue off the sales of his books. The revenue would go to his beloved family. We have no use for "revenue" in the High Realms.]


Thusly, we have developed, as mentioned, A RATING SCALE. Obviously, we do not believe in quantitative ratings of the work people do; therefore, the RATING SCALE is qualitative – and highly subjective, we might add. However, please note that the AWARDS associated with this rating scale are our way of saying THANK YOU for your hard work! Keep up the GREAT WORK!


We will remind people that everyone who uses Joe Kincheloe’s theory with LOVE in their hearts will always receive the highest possible ratings. LOVE and EROS are most important, as he reiterates in his work and it is WITH LOVE that WE, the Cosmic High Council bring you these RATINGS or perhaps we shall give them a title.


Let’s Call it a LOVE RATING SCALE


Here are the ratings we have developed so far (and of course, these ratings apply in conjunction with the application of Joe Kincheloe’s complex theories):


The Golden Chalice Award: Exemplary & Imaginative

Red Rose Award: Exhibits Passion

Pink Rose Award: Exhibits Love

Yellow Rose Award: Demonstrates Wisdom

White Rose Award: Incorporates Divinity

Orange Rose Award: Contributes to Change


We have two negative awards:

Black Rose Award: Thanocentric

Black Raspberry Award: "In Your Face!"


webassets/AwardBlackRoseBlackRaspberry.jpgWe may be adding to these awards and changing them up a bit, clarifying them as we put them into practice. You know how it goes: "Praxis, Praxis, Praxis" (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 67). And because these awards will be subjectively given, you can always argue for a different rating if you don’t like what the Cosmic High Council votes for your work. We are open for loving debate and discussion 24/7 so feel free to call on any of the Cosmic High Council Members at any time. No appointment is needed.


We will note that each project we review may actually receive multiple awards, depending on the aspects that are included therein or what we take out of context.


The best award one can earn is, of course, The Golden Chalice Award, as shown above. The worst possible award one can get is the combined Black Rose Black Raspberry Award shown at the left. The advice from the Cosmic High Council: Don’t Go There! We do apologize for using the color black for this award, because in reality, black is one of our favorite and most powerful colors, but we have to make a special point with this award due to the Thanatos leanings noted in some works out there. So if you like black, don’t take it personally, and understand that this award, as with the other awards, is given with LOVE.


Our final message for the day is to take the RIGHT PATH, hold love close to your heart, and SEEK THE GREAT WORK and you will be assured of receiving many wonderful Awards all along the path! We the High Cosmic Council, the Angels and other High Councils have set aside many personal and divine gifts for each and every one of you! Blessed be ALL!


In Divinity & Love & Jocularity,
The High Cosmic Council

In attendance:

The High Priestess Psyche and her consort, High Priest Eros

The Great Master Hermes Trismegistus

Goddess Isis and her consort, Osiris  

Albert Einstein and his consort

Ralph Waldo Emerson and his consort

Sam Cooke and his consort

Queen Cleopatra and her consort, Mark Antony

Jesus and his consort, Mary Magdalene (the REAL Jesus and Mary Magdalene)

[Some of the consorts choose to remain anonymous at this time.]

 

UPDATE (2-22-2012). The Cosmic High Council has decided to set the record straight about Hermes Trismegistus and his relationship with Aphrodite. First, he is, in fact, the father of Eros, Aphrodite being the mother to whom he was never married. What the stories have not conveyed is that Aphrodite had deceived him into believing she was the Goddess Venus in order to have an illicit affair. This lie has carried down through history, but truth has now been released just today. Aphrodite (which means Praxis, by the way), is NOT the Goddess Venus and never has been. The High Council deemed it necessary to reveal truth. As was concluded in the High Council Meeting today, “Truth must surface, new stories written for the 21st Century, and they cannot be created based on a foundation of lies.” This is important information for the true one and only Goddess Venus, who is walking on Earth today during this important era in history. She will reveal herself when she deems it proper to do so. This, and much more, will all be covered in greater detail in the forthcoming books about the gods and goddesses of the 21st Century, as have been noted on this web page, below.

In loving memory of Joe Lyons Kincheloe
(December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)

Joe at about 35 years of age

Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned, creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His work serves as a  guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students. And his students loved him.

SECRETS OF MY HEART ( Ernesto Cortazar )

Posted on December 19, 2011, in memory of Joe.

Some things can only be explained 
by the POWER of LOVE:
Red Roses from Eros

What did Joe Say?

“A critical pedagogy that constructs knowledge and formulates action based on eros with its drive to alleviate human suffering serves as a counterpoise to the empire’s positivistic thanatos.” (Kincheloe - Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 100).


Eros and Psyche Forever! (Thank you, Jung!)

“The years have woven our love stronger and stronger!”

Do you love me? Yes I do. (Sharif Dean)

 HAPPY 2012 - THE YEAR OF LOVE AND THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON (Are YOU Ready?)



This next song was gifted to me today (12-21-2011). Thank you, Kathy! Much love and many blessings to you!

Joe would have loved it (and he does love it)!!!! And so do I.


Love Will Keep Us Alive / The Eagles

 

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

 COMING SOON: HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION AND BREAK FREE FROM THE MATRIX!

Be sure to study or you will be LOST!

(WHY?)

TAKE TIME EACH DAY FOR MUSIC AND BRICOLAGE DANCING!

TIED UP! Bricolage Dance Movement

at RESOLUTION! 2010 Anna Buonomo Choreographer

Is it possible to reload the matrix from within the matrix? Is it really?

ARE YOU A COG?

Don’t be just another “cog in the engine of the mechanisms of dominant power that harm people in all of our communities and around the world” (Kincheloe, 2008, Critical Pedagogy Primer, p. xi). 

Yes, I admit it -- I want to see not only a social and pedagogical revolution, but an epistemological and ontological revolution as well. ~ Joe L. Kincheloe
BRICOLAGE IS "BOSS"

 

This applies to Education! God put it on Kincheloe to say it FOR YOU!

Minister Farrakhan Blasts Media Reporters During Radio Interview Commercial 2011

Didn't Joe say something like this in his red book? WHO was he talking to?
We the people want FREE MEDIA and FREE EDUCATION and TRUTH
“Awaken, Matrix-babies . . . to see the farm is to leave it.” ~ Iona Miller

Eros Symbol of LoveWe the PeopleFleur de lis

We believe that the struggle for a rigorous, pragmatic, empowering, transformative education for everyone, the poor in particular, can be won.
~ Joe Lyons Kincheloe
WHAT IS A BRICOLEUR?*

Click photo to see trailerIn which book and on what page did Joe mention this 1958 movie? What did Joe say was going to come to “insectman’s” rescue? Joe was so “fly” (click on the link to see what that means). I LOVE all of the "fun stuff" Joe put in his books! This was one of my favorite movies "back when."
 
Have a Very Blessed Holiday Season!

 

This site is an exploratory “bricolage” research project (see “disclaimer,” this page). Contained within are socio-political commentaries and explorations over a wide variety of issues and topics as preparatory research for a dissertation. Thus, demonstrated are many perspectives, critical research methodologies, and narrative genres. This complex project, which has no connection with Joe’s estate or publishers, has been sanctioned and is being guided by the UHC. Click here for more information about Joe and his work.

***Important reminder from the UHC and the CHC: You may not use footnotes as a tool to deceive readers or as ad hominen fallacies. Kindergarten is just about over and anyone using these tactics is surely not going to pass. If this does not apply to you, please disregard.***

Joe's work is like a beacon: The more people use it the brighter it shines! 08-12-11Joe's work is like a BEACON:
The more people use it, the brighter it shines!

"Finally, we anticipate a continued performance turn in qualitative inquiry, with writers performing their texts for others." (Denzin & Lincoln, 2011, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, p. xiii).

I wonder if I am just a little bit early to the party . . . oh well.

*WHAT IS A BRICOLEUR? Joe defines a bricoleur
as a "Handyman" or "Handy Woman" (be sure to click on the links)
Of course, it is much more complicated than this . . .  more soon . . .

“What is Joe Kincheloe’s Bricolage?”
This is just to get you started. There are many more videos where these came from and don't forget to "google." Joe conveyed the importance of getting many different perspectives, the more the better! (MORE coming soon!)

Is it Ontological Dancing?No!” ". . . - epistemology is inseparable from ontology" (Kincheloe, K&CP, p.251).  
Is it Marxism? “No!” Joe “bleached” Marxism from his work (Pinar, 2010, “A Southern Treasure”).
Is it Socialism? “No!” more to come
Is it Ideology? “No!” more to come
Is it Morality? “No!” more to come
Is it Religion? “No!” more to come
Is it Anti-Religion? "No!" more to come
Is it Anarchy? “No!” ”The truth is our movement has accomplished nothing, anywhere” (Berkman to Emma).
Is it Metaphysics? “No!” more to come
Is it Tarot Card Reading? “No!” more to come 
Is it Quilt Making? “No!” more to come
Is it Critical Pedagogy? “No!” Critical pedagogy is not a recipe for the future. (Giroux; video).
Is it Hip Hop Religion? “No!” more to come
Is it Paulo Worship?No!” more to come
Is it Popular Culture? "No!" It is about how rules are shaped by relations of power (Joe, 2001, p. 694).
Is it Frankfurt School? "No!” Frankfurt theorists had no unified critical theory (Joe, 2008, p. 59).
Is it Media Literacy? "No!" more to come
Is it Esotericism? “No!” more to come 
Is it Craic or Crack? “No!” Joe is a Revered Master and a Master of Discourse (Vanessa, 2011)
Is it Hermeneutics? “No!” more to come
Is it Montage? “No!” more to come
Is it the New World Order? "No!" more to come
Is it a "Postmodern Device"? "No!" more to come
Is it Play? “No!”  More to come
Is it the New Age Movement? "No!" more to come
Is it Mysticism? “No!” more to come
Is it Humanism? “No!” “Humanist perspectives abstracted people from the world.”(Joe, 2008, p. 252) 

What in Heaven’s Name IS it????  LEARN MORE SOON!!!!
Unsolved Mysteries

(BTW, do you realize how many people do NOT click on links and that this is a major factor in why so many have not "ascended"? You must click on the links to expand your consciousness.)

WE Want to KNOW!!!! 

Where’d All the GOOD People Go?

Joe was a true scholar and Master Teacher. The following site is dedicated to articles that convey how Joe exemplified this through his mentorship and research:  http://www.joelyonskincheloe.info/ 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Coming Soon! 
A NEW Website Dedicated Souly to Maintaining Joe’s Legacy! Will be announced soon.

We have found that the scholarly literature pertaining to Joe’s work is getting muddied. We love Joe and we want to keep his Golden Legacy pristine, so we are developing a NEW website with the soul purpose of providing clarity about his work. We will provide a complete list of all of his work written prior to his passing in 2008. 
 
We will also provide critical COMPLEX epistemological analyses (using Joe’s theory, of course) of ALL of the new works published in Joe’s name after his passing (2009 and later) that come to our attention. Our primary interest is to make it clear as to which words are Joe’s precious words and which original articles they came from. We may even use supplementary empirical analyses if necessary – Joe did not throw the empirical baby out with the positivistic bathwater, by any stretch of the imagination -- as he said so himself.

We will also present the same material on this website, where we will be posting many additional new materials over the summer, including curricular ideas and images to use as you wish -- always FREE, of course.

Watch for the announcement right here soon -- along with our forthcoming article:
“No Fair! They Didn’t Teach US How to Copy & Paste In Our Research Classes!”      ~ posted June 5, 2011

This just in from Zeus (6-10-11): Just like in the story about EROS (Cupid) and PSYCHE, it looks like PSYCHE has some grain to sort before she can be with EROS, thanks to Aphrodite (see below for more information about the forthcoming book, Eros and Psyche: A Walk Midst Earthlings in the Twenty-First Century).

Eros and PsycheThis just in from Eros (6-17-2011): “There will be no grain sorting! Psyche and I have updated this story for the twenty-first century and -- sealed it with a kiss -- whereby we will continue on our merry journey without Aphrodite (even if Aphrodite does happen to be my mother). The ants in the obsolete story can sort the grain and complete the other inane tasks Aphrodite sets out, if they so wish. Psyche and I have the full support of the Great God Zeus (my grandfather) for this decision and he has already blessed Psyche with Goddess status. Psyche is awake now, and knows that to stay on the good path she need only follow the “bread crumbs” I and Hermes Trismegistus, the Great Messenger God leave along the trail for her. Btw, Hermes is my real father. As this story continues my beloved Psyche is holding my hand and we travel the path of bliss together, on the last leg of the journey -- the home stretch -- and it’s too late to turn back now!”


Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

~ Eros, the God of Love


P.S. I would like to thank my dear mother, Aphrodite, for the wonderful idea of giving ROSES as gifts, especially Red Roses representing LOVE. Those really won Psyche over -- along with my dad's idea of hiding the silver yin yang talisman in the yard for her and delivering an exquisite diamond wedding ring set right to her front door -- as sacred symbols of our divine love and matrimony. And you would not believe what a changed person grandfather is! Ah, the POWER of LOVE!

 


Read the complete story in the forthcoming book, Eros and Psyche: A Walk Midst Earthlings in the Twenty-First Century due out in 2012.

Disturbed The Night 

(WHO & WHAT HAS DISTURBED THE NIGHT? MORE INFORMATION FORTHCOMING)

What has come over me
What madness taken hold of my heart
To run away, the only answer
Pulling me away
To fall into the sight

The source of my recovery
Sweet shadow taking hold of the light
Another day has been devoured
Calling me away, leaving a question why

For saving me from all they've taken
Letting my armor fall again
Give me the strength to face them
Feeling it taking over now,

I'm about to take it all away
There can be no better way of knowing

CHORUS:
In a world beyond controlling
Are you going to deny the savior
In front of your eyes
Stare into the night
Power beyond containing
Are you going to remain a slave for
The rest of your life
Give into the night

This self discovery
Redemption taking hold of my mind
A serenade of haunting voices
Calling me away
To feast upon the night
The source of my felicity
Dark maiden taking hold of my hand
Lead me away from hibernation
Strong and unafraid
Never a question why

For saving me from all they've taken
Letting my horror fall again
Give me the strength to face them
Feeling it taking over now,

I'm about to take it all away
There be no better way of knowing

In a world beyond controlling
Are you going to deny the savior
In front of your eyes
Stare into the night
Power beyond containing
Are you going to remain a slave for
The rest of your life
Give into the night
Give in to the night

In a world beyond controlling
Are you going to deny the savior
In front of your eyes
Stare into the night
Power beyond containing
Are you going to remain a slave for
The rest of your life

Give into the night
Night (x3)
Give into the Night
Night (x3)
Give into the Night (x2)

 

JOE Journal of Epistemology 

Issue 2 Now Available for Free Download

Issue 1 Now Available for Free Download


Coming Soon: Hemeneutics, Phenomenology, and How to Decode Joe's Hidden Messages

COMING SOON: The REAL politics behind the marriage of education and media and how it is destroying our society.

Sandbox 

Sōferia's Sandbox. Sōferia, here, the Pleiadian alienated scholar from Planet Eros. I know peoples probably wonder what in the world I am doing here and what I am trying to accomplish on this website with my "crazy" blogs (below). Well, you see, like everybody else (whether they remember or not) I am on Earth Planet to learn. This is my sandbox play. After I came across Joe’s GREAT WORK I decided I want to try out ALL of his tools in every way imaginable right here in this sandbox. After meeting Joe and knowing him (and, yes, loving him), and studying his work in great detail, I believe I have his permission to explore his powerful tools and methods for all kinds of purposes and share them with all the peoples of the world, so that’s exactly what I’m doing. If he were here today, I can imagine he would be right here in the sandbox playing along beside me!!!!


One thing I will point out is that I will be taking all of my learning here to the NEXT LEVEL very soon. It takes time, so be patient! Joe’s work is SO ADVANCED I am still racing to catch up with him!!!!


YOU Can Race to the Top, Too!


Find out WHY Joe's Books
Will CHANGE THE WORLD!

HelloGoodbye Oh It is Love
TAKE TWO!!!!

The Allendale Mansion: Where the Magic Begins
The Allendale Mansion: "Dream House"
Photo courtesy of Rod Gemayel, Curator of the Allandale Mansion, Kingsport, TN

This is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to exploring multiple ways of creatively interpreting and applying Kincheloe’s advanced conceptualization of the critical bricolage and his critical complex epistemology. We are committed to providing FREE instructional materials and images based on our explorations for others to use as provided on those pages of our web site (see menu). The explorations here involve embracing multiple ontologies, epistemologies, fictive approaches, social constructions, methodologies, philosophies, positionalities, perspectives, pedagogies, genres, etc. Please read the detailed disclaimer which has been posted since this site launched and is now available in the side bar as a download, for a more in-depth discussion.

We have no connection with Kincheloe’s estate or with the way other people wish to interpret his work. We will not support using his work for maintaining the status quo or for quelling freedom of expression, as there is ample evidence in his writing that he would not have supported those activities.


 
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the Gift.  --- Albert Einstein

Heart In The Sky

Blogs by Sōferia!!!

Who is Sōferia?

Current Blog Topic: Will Sōferia ever discover THE BIG WHOPPER and THE GREAT REVEAL? (Interpreting p. 97 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction)

This game began on September 23, 2010 if you want to start from the beginning.
 
New! Here’s a link to page 97  Joe must have really planned ahead for this. He made sure the page was available for everyone!

She DID IT! She solved it and has now moved up to the NEXT LEVEL.
(The next chapter will be announced right here -- soon!) OK The Next Chapter Begins HERE.

VIDEOS
 

Disclaimer

Learn how Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction will change the world! (Please note that I make NO MONEY off sales and I am not connected to Joe’s estate. I just believe in Joe's dream.)  

Blogs by Sōferia!!!

(aka "Vanessa," "Psyche")

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Join the male to the female in their own proper humidity, because there is no birth without union of male and female. - Hermes

Hermes paid me a little visit today
He left a trick in his own special way
The great messenger god of the gods is he
Father of Eros and now father of Psyche
Our teacher, and united we make three
A powerful mix for creating reality!

 

This entire thing we're involved with called the world is really an opportunity to exhibit how EXCITING alienation can be. ~  Dreaming Bear

 

Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy" (Crazy Wisdom) 


“Blue cognition embraces the notion of crazy wisdom, the immediate coping abilities, the improvisational finesse to incorporate an understanding of power and the cultivation of human agency in relation to it.”  (Kincheloe, Critical Constructivism, p. 167).

 

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Talking Heads – Heaven

 

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Find the hidden Easter Eggs in Joe's book! He has hidden dozens of MUSIC and MOVIE Easter Eggs just for you, me, and everyone! People, Get Ready! This book will not only change education -- it will change the world! 

There are multiple dimensions and pluriverses....which we visit in our dreams, of which earth life is but one dream.....Sōferia

 

Yes, I admit it -- I want to see not only a social and pedagogical revolution, but an epistemological and ontological revolution as well. ~ Joe L. Kincheloe

"Indeed, postformal thinking involves having the guts to walk through the stargate to a new terrain of consciousness. Obviously, Paul and I believe it's worth the risk." (Thomas & Kincheloe, 2006. Reading, Writing and Thinking: The Postformal Basics, p; 119).

Joe Broke the Code and Opened the Door! Who's gonna lead the way? Check out this trailer. 

 

Why do the media ALWAYS and FOREVER take something that is beautiful, blissful, happy, joyful, hopeful, productive, and divine, and twist it into something evil, scary, violent, and destructive??? Think about it (if you can). I will cover more about this topic in my blogs.

 

"To realize one is a dream figure in another person's dream, THAT is self-awareness."

DREAMING BEAR:

 

 

This Divine Romance 

Dedicated to My One True Love, “EROS” – with Love, from your Country Girl, “PSYCHE”

Popular Culture & Satanism PLUS This Divine Romance: Emanu'el Carries Me Along the Path With His Divine Eternal Love

 

 

Awakening the Sleeping Giants of Greatness
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Dreaming Bear (Click on Image to View Message)

 

Thank you to Dr. Mercola for pointing out this video.


 

Favorite Albert Einstein Quotes

The gift of fantasy meant more to me than my talent or absorbing positive knowledge.

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

The greatest scientists are always artists as well.

Teaching should be such that what is offered is a valuable gift and not as hard duty.

Human beings can attain a worthy and harmonious life only if they are able to rid themselves, within the limits of human nature, of the striving for the wish fulfillment of material kinds. The goal is to raise the spiritual values of society.

 

From Gadamer’s Truth and Method:
“The Power of Love” 
Catch only what you’ve thrown yourself, all is
mere skill and little gain;
but when you’re suddenly the catcher of a ball
thrown by an
eternal partner
with accurate and measured swing
towards you, to your center, in an arch
from the great bridgebuilding of God:
why catching then becomes a power—
not yours, a world’s.
         
--Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

These blogs provide an account of an evolving, continuous, enactive bricolage and a critical complex epistemology based on multiple ontologies, perspectives, and interpretations of Joe's theories. This is an unplanned and unfolding journey of researching, learning, living, and creatively expressing AND it is a phenomenological research study that will change the way we view education forever.

 

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YOU Can Race to the Top, Too!

Anyone who can figure out how Joe used critical hermeneutics in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction and where and what all of his messages are will truly be worthy of writing PhD behind their name. Joe was a true -- and very creative -- scholar. The "Race to the Top" is on! Who's gonna win? READY? SET. GO!!!!
 

The book you will need to assist with this has recently been published: Consequences of Hermeneutics: Fifty Years After Gadamer’s Truth and Method. You might also need Gadamer’s Truth and Method.

 

AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train (Black Ice promo clip)

 

AC/DC - Anything Goes

 

Sophia by Nerina Pallot 

In memory and honor of Joe's PASSION for WISDOM. Also dedicated to Emanu'El/EROS from Soferia/PSYCHE.
 

 

NOTHING is more powerful than love!!

My Love by Sia (with Lyrics)

 

Player - Baby Come Back (home)


 

“The proclamations issued from the positivistic pulpit project the illusion of political and moral neutrality. Accordingly, the WIZARD must be exposed, and the epistemological rules that dictate what we can and cannot count as facts must be uncovered.” (Kincheloe, 2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 114). Posted 10-8-11.

WANTED - ALIVE!

The Wizard of Symbols

The Search is ON! Psyche (aka Soferia) is On the Hunt for the WIZARD!

Psyche In the Battle of the Symbols

Psyche In the Battle for the Symbols! (Check back HERE soon for more details.) UPDATE (9-5-2011): The Wizard has been found.

 

Heard this next song coming home today (10-8-2011). It reminds me of my eternal mission and made me think of Joe. I think Joe also ran against the wind. For some of us, it is just our destiny. Someone has to do it! Thank you, Joe.

Bob Seger - Against the Wind

 

"If wishes were pigs, it would be harder to keep kosher." (Kincheloe, Knowlege and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, p. 97)

Sweet Sensation - If Wishes Came True


 

Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place Joe left this song in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Can you find it? What exactly was he talking about?
CLUE: “Girl, There’s A Better Place for Me and You.”

Joe also mentions this next song in one of his books. Can you find it? What was he discussing?

The Doors - Break on Through (to the other side)

 

ANOTHER song from Joe’s work! Where did he use this song and what was he discussing? This time I will give you a clue. I love this song. Joe really knew the good music!

Grateful Dead - Truckin'

 

The Southern Journey 

I was led to ANOTHER song in Joe’s social studies book, Getting Beyond the Facts!!!! Gotta LOVE it! There’s a funny story about Milton Friedman’s free market economics on page 666. Why did Joe have it land on page 666? And can you find where he references this song by Lynyrd Skynrd on page 666? Why is it significant? Can you find the secret messages to some special people Joe knew? (They ain’t so secret anymore.) Clue One. Clue Two.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Red, White, And Blue

 

Route 666 SOUTHI found yet another song on page 666 of Joe’s social studies book, Getting Beyond the Facts.

I found more surprises, too!

 

Route 666 SOUTHThe 666 Southern Journey continues! Finding the clue for this song was very complicated! Again, it’s on page 666 and all on account of messages on that page for S & H. You can read about it here.

Genesis - Dancing with the Moonlit Knight

to be continued . . . ON and ON and On and On and ON and ON . . .

 

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In which book did Joe reference this song? What was he discussing?

Strawberry Fields Forever – Beatles

 

Eager Beaver Schoolhouse

AN EAGER BEAVER MYSTERY: In which book did Joe mention the TV program, “Leave It to Beaver?” What was he discussing? Here’s a great “Eager Beaver” song.

Johnny Burnette ... Eager Beaver Baby ... '57 Rockabilly

 

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Big Deal-Catch Up 
“As a child I wanted so desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking, p. 13)
 
 
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