Submitted by Tom Atlee on November 3, 2006 - 05:01.
This forum is for sharing and discussing questions to use for different purposes in our work together convening the Collective Intelligence Convergence. It is not for exploring answers to those questions, which can be done on another forum.
Submitted by George Por on October 21, 2006 - 10:56.
What could become possible if we hadinteractive concept maps of the forces that are shaping our world, including all shades of the evolutionary movements, transformational technologies, and their inter-relatedness? I have been holding that question and earlier variations of it for two decades, as central to working for a better world guided by conscious evolution.
The night of our knowledge cafés and my workshop during the Learning Day of the European Commission, Toke and I stayed in Helen's house in Brussels. In the morning I had a chance to invite him to see with me into that "What could become possible" question and sharpen it if possible. read more »
If we don't take time to see, think, feel and act together, how conscious can our social systems be?... how much collective intelligence can we generate or tap into?... how effectively can we co-evolve?... Those of us doing evolutionary organizing work run into this issue when we and others don't seem to have time to do what seems necessary. Informed reflection about this issue uncovers a rich and deeply interconnected tangle of personal, spiritual, cultural, social policy, technological, and other factors. read more »
Unconsciousness of our assumptions Definition of freedom – with no constraints Absolute assumptions Human separation /superior from nature Separation from other human beings Separation from spirit We are stuck with he economic/money system we have Self made humans Believe in scarcity We can function without discussing our assumptions Humans are at the top of evolution Power over The love of power More words Human nature is unavoidable Being stuck with our assumptions Evolution is linear, science is neutral Having a solution is the problem No limits to growth Engineer/design linear Those with more have the answers Either or God is outside and is in charge of everything Time is killing us Right/wrong read more »
Submitted by Tree Fitz on January 27, 2006 - 00:59.
This topic is provided to serve as the initial space for conversation among those involved in planning Salon 3. Additional spaces may be necessary, but let's start here for now.
[There is now a dedicated forum for the Planning Salon 3: http://www.evolutionarynexus.org/forum/60)
Many of you have expressed a desire to support the remarkable sense of possibility that made its presence felt during the January Evolutionary Salon. We are delighted to say that Evolutionary Salon 3 is scheduled at the Whidbey Institute, May 19-24. There's a lot of work to be done to get ready, and this is an invitation to those who feel called to support its emergence.
We know much of the work to be done:
discerning the focus and purpose(s) of the gathering
continuing to learn how best to handle the financial aspects of the work
ensuring clarity of intention, creating and holding space before, during and after we gather
inviting and registering participants
attending to the process design
coordinating the practical aspects -- logistics, supplies, lodging, and travel support
Whether you feel called to be part of the core hosting group or wish to contribute in some other way, your ideas and support are welcome gifts. We’ll use the EvolutionaryNexus web site to make this work visible to the whole community. This will also enable participation for any who wish when the time is right for them. read more »
Focusing questions offered by the Salon's organizers:
How do we understand, interpret, apply, and communicate the evolutionary worldview offered by mainstream and emerging sciences, and harness the collective intelligence and social creativity of our species, to facilitate a positive impact on the evolution of humanity and the natural world?
How do we support a movement toward the conscious evolution of increasingly conscious social systems?
What is the worldview and what are the activities and strategies of the emerging movement to BECOME the new society, and how can we make the community of co-evolutionists more visible to itself so that it can be as influential as possible?
What existing or visionary forms of social creativity could play significant roles in the evolution of social systems?
How can "the Great Story" (the epic of evolution told as a personally and socially meaningful, inclusive, science-based creation myth) be told in ways that inspire millions of people with different belief systems to cooperate along just, sustainable lines? And what would have to happen for such a big picture sacred story to spark people to find their calling or contribution, becoming active agents of social creativity?
What can we learn about the interrelated facets and dynamics of social evolution that can be used as a curriculum to educate agents of conscious evolution of social systems as well as orient people to the role of their work in the larger movement?
How can salons and other strategic conversations draw in diverse thought leaders and practitioners, sending them back out with increased individual and collective awareness, coherence, effectiveness and co-evolvability?
January 14-18, 2006 Chinook Center of the Whidbey Institute Whidbey Island, WA - USA read more »
We see this January 2006 Evolutionary Salon as a potential turning point in human evolution. With the evolutionary paradigm emerging as a significant force in virtually every facet of human endeavor, we believe it is time to start weaving these strands together to serve a better future. We know that evolutionary innovation and emergence is not just something that happened in the past, but is happening right now in profound ways - developments in which we are intimately involved. We feel an imperative for ourselves - and for society as a whole - to become more conscious, co-creative participants in this evolution. We believe that generative cross-disciplinary conversation among well-networked, knowledgeable people is catalyzing an important shift in that direction.