Our Philosophy

 Synnova is also the name for a butterfly from the Oleria family

Synnova is also the name for a butterfly from the Oleria family

Synnova: working with innate potential

Entelechy, (from Greek entelecheia), is known in as a 'self-organizing principle'. Teilhard de Chardin, attached the butterfly-caterpillar metaphor to describe the phenomenon as the innate potential: "it is inside of you, like the butterfly is inside of the caterpillar.". 

This concept is intimately connected with Aristotle’s distinction between matter and form, or the potential and the actual. David Bohm wrote about the same type of inner intelligence as 'the implicit order'. 

Our approach to learning is that we seek to connect to this intelligence, which we find connected to our implicit knowing, which we believe we can access through the innate structure of our being. We seek to access it through a relational knowledge process, both inward as well as outward. There are many methods for this, for example through participatory dialogue, through observing emergence, through accessing interior knowing, inside us as well as transcendent of our organism. The process of ontological learning, learning about being, happens in time as well as in space. Aside from dialogue we work with different approaches to access this new, emergent knowing, for example with constellation approaches as well as through aesthetic experiences, which can be found in our creation and perception of art.