Bevry's Groups

Bevry version 5 moved its conduct to this forum and signal groups exclusively (reasons why TBA).

Below is a list of active groups, and who to contact for admittance.


Chapters

Bevry Chapters have expectations of its members, of which one member is appointed as the Champion of the Chapter, who ensures the expectations are met. Each Chapter formulates its expectations via its own discretion. Chapters operate as autonomous units within the Bevry ecosystem. Admittance is by expressions of interests to the champion, and a commitment to meet the expectations of the Chapter.

Classes

Bevry Classes are ephemeral Chapters, which members are students of the same source material who graduate together. There can be multiple chapters of the same source material occurring at the same time, but at different stages of progress. This formulation enables students to develop themselves autonomously and organically, at their own pace, enabling the development of their conversational skills and intuition abilities, leading to strong, fresh, and original perspectives — without the squandering of a more senior member poisoning the well and robbing themselves of potentially disruptive formulations. Students study and discuss the material on their own, and when they feel ready, they can present their takeaways and questions at the Bevry Meetup soliciting the wider and perhaps more experienced Bevry membership to provide their feedback and pointed questions intended to provoke further autonomous discovery within the students and the wider membership.

Bevry Class of 2022

Bevry is now seeking admissions for its class of 2022, which will go through these works which were most impactful to the philosophic development of its wider membership.

Expectations:

  • Mortimer J. Adler, Charle Van Doren - How to Read a Book

    @balupton: Before reading this book, society to me was an amorphous unknown, which imposition on my agency was akin to the darkness within the night, that is eery and beyond comprehension. Having read this book, I now understand that society, and consequently civilization, is merely the progression of social technologies, which were invented by the ancestors of the past, and documented in their great works, which as one reads, one comprehends their societal surroundings, including its strengths, weakness, gaps, and frontiers. After teaching you how to read, such that your intent matches an ability to become equal to the author, and thus grow beyond the author, it then presents a list of over a hundred works foundational to our development of psycho-technologies and civil-technologies.

  • George Orwell - 1984

    @balupton: Cultic formulations of the social fabric have been a building block of civilization past and present. All to familiar examples being book burning, genocides, and the cognitive warfare that empires use to motivate and control populations foreign and domestic. 1984 presents us with a fiction that works as a cognizant piece of satire of modern cognitive warfare, and the aspects of the human condition keeping us within its Matrix.

  • Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

    @balupton: This satirical work by Huxley, which precedes Orwell’s 1984, conjures itself as if from the heavens as a spiritual manifesto of technologists, politicians, and parents around the world in modern civilizations. It leverages the march of civilisation’s progress of technological innovations to succeed the human condition for pain avoidance and pleasure seeking, achieving a world peace of maximum potential and comfort for its global populace. We are left to wonder, is the truce from the third Matrix movie, really the best for humanity? The World Economic Forum certainly thinks so, which objections are routinely just subjective preferences.

  • Christopher R. Browning - Ordinary Men

    @balupton: How do ordinary men go on to commit atrocities? This is what sociologist and historian Christopher Browning and the literature he draws from seeks to understand, dedicating the first half ot the book with a detailed historic progression of what Police Battalion 101 did during WW2, then dedicating the second half of the book to the sociological literature to understand how and why it worked. The original students within Bevry spent more than 10 hours discussing this book, challenging ourselves and our own civil practices on whether or not we would also falter.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil

    @balupton: Nietzsche dedicates the first half of Beyond Good and Evil formulating a proof via deduction for “How can you claim to know what is true or real, let alone good or evil, if you cannot even prove it is you who thinks your thoughts?”, which reasoning can be seen as foundational to the post-modernist revolution and catastrophes such as Soviet Russian’s Lysenkoism. Nietzsche then retorts with the second half the book, offering “Regardless of what we can’t know, there are things we can ascertain with certainty. You are a natural man, living in a natural world, constrained to act within it. You must therefore deduce your nature.”, which reasoning can be seen as foundational to the realism revolution and catastrophes such as when Ethnocracy, Eugenic and Scientific Racism combine into Racial Hygienics. Such implications of Nietzsche’s work, is typical of reading for one’s own interest, highlighting only what is useful to their existing preconceptions, rather than expanding beyond them in an effort to become equal to and exceed the author. When one’s intent is to study the work to become equal to its author, Nietzsche’s two propositions combine into a philosophy that is as pragmatic as it is meek.

Championed by the Bevry Ambassadors.

Bevry Traction

Bevry Chapter for scaling traction goal setting, coaching, and accountability groups.

Expectations:

  • Regular meetings with another traction member to be your traction buddy.

  • Sharing of generic takeaways, issues, and improvements.

Championed by @balupton.

Bevry Leadership

Bevry Chapter for mentorship, coaching, and accountability to improve our leadership skills and performance in our daily lives (work, family, personal, relationships).

Expectations:

Championed by @balupton.

Bevry India

Bevry Chapter for Bevry members within the Indian subculture.

Expectations:

  • A meeting at least every second month.

  • A presentation in a local meetup at least once a year.

Championed by @ExplorerSumit.

We are open to Bevry Groups and Chapters for any locality, if you are interested in setting one up, reach out to a Bevry Ambassador.

Bevry Christianity

Bevry Chapter for our Bible reading group regiment, and general discussions around Christianity.

Expectations to commence in March or April 2022

  • Reading through the Christian Bible one book a month in sequence.

  • Meeting once a month to discuss the book with the chapter.

Championed by @balupton.

We are open to Bevry Groups and Chapters for any religion, if you are interested in setting one up, reach out to a Bevry Ambassador.


Special Groups

Bevry Special Groups have admittance only when certain requirements are met.

Bevry Stakeholders

Bevry Group for syncing between the Bevry Ambassadors and the Bevry Stakeholders.

Admittance through sponsoring Bevry.

Championed by the Bevry Ambassadors.

Bevry Alumni

Bevry Group for syncing between alumni members, be it social updates, or status updates. Alumni members get their very own @bevry.me email address.

Admittance through gradating a Bevry Beginner Class, or by being grandfathered in from long-term participation in Bevry v1-4.

Championed by the Bevry Ambassadors.


Groups

Bevry Groups are for stakeholders within a special interest, or project, or social clique. They may be public or private, have a champion or not, have expectations or not.

We openly welcome the establishment of more of these groups, if you wish to setup your own, contact one of the Bevry Ambassadors.

Bevry Dorothy

Bevry Group for stakeholders in the Bevry Dorothy project:

Championed by @balupton.

Bevry Rust

Bevry Group for stakeholders in those wishing to bec Rust programming language:

Championed by @balupton.

Bevry Reading Group: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

Bevry interest group for those reading Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.

Championed by @balupton.

Bevry Women

Bevry Group for the women of Bevry, to socialise and support each other.


Ambassadors

Bevry Ambassadors are those who have been maintaining a Chapter for a long time, and have become a representative for Bevry. They host such things as the Bevry Meetups, and facilitate outreach and support services for the Bevry Champions, as well as partnering new members with other members sharing similar interests.

Champions

Bevry Champions are responsible for the progression of one or more Chapters, it is a fluid position and appointed by the discretion of the conventions of their particular Chapters. Some may be democratic, whereas others via leadership. Each group will mention who is the appropriate contact for the group above, and you can find their specific contact details below.

We do recommend however that Champions participate in either the Traction or Leadership groups, to better assist them with the complexities of herding cats.