Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner

Alan is an enthusiastic natural scientist, artist and writer. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1950 and obtained BA and PhD degrees in Natural Sciences at King's College, Cambridge and has been a Reader in Biology at the University of Bath.

He has published many scientific articles, essays, academic books and ebooks and has contributed to a variety of science- and art-based TV and radio broadcasts and presented many seminars and conference papers as well as co-convening several international conferences and symposia, including a pioneering Science-Art event, 'The Language of Water', which, in 2001, resulted in an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, 'Water Story', and in 2006 and 2007 'Unhooked Thinking I and II', two landmark conferences changing our perceptions of addiction.

Since spring 2000, he has been pioneering 'Natural Inclusion', a new philosophy and fluid boundary logic of self identity and ecological and evolutionary diversity and sustainability, based on awareness of how we naturally are in the world as it naturally is as energetic configurations of space.

Alan was President of the British Mycological Society in 1998 and has been a BP Venture Research Fellow and a Miller Visiting Research Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010, and President of Bath Natural History Society in 2012.

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What’s Wrong With ‘I’ and ‘We’?

Published in Biological Science and Ecology

The Four distinctive kinds of ‘I-abuse’ and ‘we-abuse’ that arise from imposing a false discontinuity between energy and space are identified and their damaging influence briefly described in this article. Natural Inclusional awareness of all form as flow-form, a mutual inclusion of energy in space and space in energy, relieves and releases from all these forms of identity-abuse.

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What Stops The Penny Dropping?

Published in Language and Linguistics

Why abstract-mindedness prevents the natural inclusional penny from dropping?

A brief poetic reflection on what locks most people in to a damaging perception of reality that automatically prevents receptivity to what would open the way to a more sustainable, loving and enjoyable way of life

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What’s Wrong With ‘I’ and ‘We’?

The Four distinctive kinds of ‘I-abuse’ and ‘we-abuse’ that arise from imposing a false discontinuity between energy and space are identified and their damaging influence briefly described in this article. Natural Inclusional...

08-01-2018 Hits:114 Biological Science and Ecology

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Self as a Natural Centre of Circulation

How do you perceive the life of your Self in relation to Nature? Have you ever walked down the same path twice? Is every day, every encounter you make along...

07-01-2018 Hits:84 Sociology and Social Governance

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Introduction to Natural Inclusion

It's always fun imagining what might have brought you here to explore the Natural Inclusion website. Perhaps you've come across the term in a book or on the internet? Or...

07-01-2018 Hits:82 About Natural Inclusion

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What Stops The Penny Dropping?

Why abstract-mindedness prevents the natural inclusional penny from dropping? A brief poetic reflection on what locks most people in to a damaging perception of reality that automatically prevents receptivity to what...

07-01-2018 Hits:71 Language and Linguistics

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