My name is Thomas Mandel. I am a self-educated journalist/Zen/Physics/Systems theorist.
I am an active member of the International Society for the System Sciences. My best paper is at (http://projects.isss.org/Main/TheGeneralSystem)
I was the founding webmaster of www.isss.org (seven years) They are using my design as their logo.
I am the chairman/coordinator of the Primer Project within ISSS. See (http://projects.isss.org/Main/Primer) my name is at the end.
I am the creator/webmaster of the Wholeness Seminar see (http://www.newciv.org/ISSS_Primer/seminar.html)
I am hesitant to claim expert status in any of this, but I certainly claim to be knowledgable enough to edit here considering that I am the editor of their Primer.
If there were a degree in relationship science I would claim to be an expert at that.
I have a journal article published by "Scientific Inquiry" at http://www.iigss.net/Scientific-Inquiry/Dec06/Mandel1.pdf
I also am a contributer to the Journal of the Scientific study of consciousness. And about that I have only this to say