The Way of the Greenman

At some point we crossed a threshold, made too many connections, and all the rules changed. The age of linear, mechanistic thinking is over. The only way forward is non-linear, systemic and decentralised. This, for centuries, has been the way of the Greenman.

The way into a better future requires us to align ourselves with nature, mirroring the processes of natural eco-systems, combine ancient and modern, humanity and technology, yin and yang - order and discord. This is the space I explore.


My work combines different forms of "technology". Software, collaboration, self-development and "magick". So many of the "esoteric" arts are simply systemic ways of seeing and working. We've been afraid of them, not because they don't work, but because they work extremely well - but we can't consciously understand them. if we're going to create a better future, we need to go beyond logic.

Projects

The-Organization.com

How do we update the structure and operations of organizations to be more human?

I founded the The-Organization.com with Lisa Farron to explore what it really takes to create human-compatible organizations.

We develop governance practices, foster personal development, improve feedback and create technology.

Systemic Data Ethics

Is systemically ethical technological innovation possible? Systemic Data Ethics is a project to support companies working with data and AI to evolve the internal capabilities to better address the complex, interconnected questions that arise when exploring the cutting edge.

We focus on facilitating high quality, multi-stakeholder colaboration using the Systemic Ethics Framework.

Grow

Pragmatic Tarot

How can we explore the unknown? How do we learn to harness both intuition and logic to make sense of the world around us?

Pragmatic Tarot is my system of working with the Tarot cards without superstition. I also believe that Tarot is a mythological foundation for a decentralised mindset.

Writing

The-Organization blog

Epimethean

About

Known by many as "The Greenman", I'm more commonly called Peter Brownell. Based in London, I work with a number of companies in various roles related to technology and change.

I believe that the combination of left brain logic and right brain intuition is one of the most important skillsets to be able to cultivate. Most of our cultural suspicion and superstition of right brain, intuitive practices has simply come from misunderstanding. Our right brain does not use words, it can only communicate in symbols - but in a culture where we only trust the words, we mistrust half of ourselves!

I work with patterns, groups and non-linear systems. I design technology of various forms to allow for emergent, decentralised problem solving.

Obsessively drawn to computers in my youth, I've gradually explored what have generally been called "esoteric" practices, like Tarot and Astrology, for more than 20 years, alongside all my work building software and running teams.

My experience has led me to believe that systemic tools and approaches are vital for our future. They allow us to break out of silos, reach across cultures and see the patterns in change.

We live in interesting times. Learn the interesting things.

Learn Tarot.

Systems Design

I design practical tools and frameworks based on systemic "tech".

Pragmatic Tarot

Pragmatic Tarot is a structured, systemic approach to the Tarot, designed to help people to engage their intuition.

Integral Zodiac

The Zodiac as an emergent structure that mirrors the AQAL ideas from integral theory.

Systemic Data Ethics

Systemic Data Ethics is a data ethics framework based on the underlying principles from the Zodiac.

Continuous Change Navigator

The continuous change navigator is a prototype diagnostics tool for agile teams structured from elemental principles.