I came upon this quote which I found interesting. The author is a long time 4th Way student who studies personally with J. de Saltzman. This is an excerpt from a talk given at the University of Toronto.
–Richard Burns, H.W., M.
“Maybe what we need is a new department or faculty in this and other great Universities to focus the growing interest in holistic transdisciplinary studies: in von Bertalanffy’s “system of systems,” or anything looking in that direction. We might call it a Chair or a School of Ontological Studies, in recognition of the central place of being in the whole. It may sound strange to you now, but no stranger than a Department of Psychology, when that was first proposed. At the same time you realize the danger, if such a Chair falls into the hands of “empire builders.” They will claim everything as part of their whole.”
George, James (2016). Chapter 2: Knowledge, Being, Transformation. In his book – Last Call: Awaken to Consciousness, pp. 49.