Collective Consciousness, Wisdom and Intelligence Resource Links

Being here is a kind of spiritual surrender. We see only what the others see, the thousands who were here in the past, those who will come in the future. We’ve agreed to be part of a collective perception. — Don DeLillo

Additional Selected Resource Links for the Walkabout Into Collective Consciousness post:
The courage, willingness, and skills for utilizing the arts and practices of accessing our deep collective wisdom…are now critical to our thrivability. These are all nested, of course, in what I call our wild resiliency. Listed below are but a few of the growing multitude of resources dealing specifically with the issues from this perspective.
I have, in general, avoided adding for profit consulting groups… except with the exceptions where free and deep resources are also provided. Please feel free to send others along for inclusion, or to add your own in the comments.
Appreciative Inquiry Commons: a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.
Art of Hosting: It is a practice retreat for all who aspire to learn and find new ways for working with others to create innovative and comprehensive solutions. We are a growing community of practitioners, supporting each other to explore and accomplish what we most care about… The challenges of these times call for collective intelligence. We must co-create the solutions we seek.
Blog of Collective Intelligence: Collective intelligence is the capacity of human communities to evolve towards higher order complexity and harmony, through such innovation mechanisms as differentiation and integration, competition and collaboration.
Collective Wisdom Initiative: Together we can know more. … inquiry into an exploration of ten arenas of collective wisdom. Research: Group Mind
Center for Human Emergence: …help facilitate the conscious emergence of the human species using a synthesis of profound breakthroughs in human knowledge and capabilities, encompassing natural pattern coherence, mega-integration, unification, expanded whole mind capacity, deep intelligence and consciousness”
Community Intelligence: Resource Garden: “Resource garden” is a metaphor to introduce a growing collection of knowledge resources that we will add every week. It is also a meme pointing to the not-so-distant future when the technology of 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, will provide a platform for complex knowledge ecosystems.
EnlightenNext: The fourteen-billion year project that is our evolving universe has reached a critical juncture where it needs conscious, creative human beings to help build the next step, together.
Integral Institute: Integral theory is an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions. The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems.
The Arlington Institute: research institute that specializes in thinking about global futures and trying to influence rapid, positive change. We strive to be agents of change by creating intellectual frameworks & tool sets for understanding the transition in which we are living.
The Berkana Institute: The Berkana Institute works in partnership with a rich diversity of people around the world who strengthen their communities by working with the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions and environment.
The Co-Intelligence Institute: Founded by Tom Atlee: This site includes hundreds of articles and references describing proven methods, innovative models, practical visions and the theoretical frameworks that weave them all together. It has rightly been called a treasure-trove.
Global Coherence Initiative: The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based initiative uniting millions of people in heart-focused care and intention, to shift global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace.
Global Mind Shift: To change the world, change your mind.
The Global Oneness Project: The Global Oneness Project is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
The International Paleopsychology Project: a multi-disciplinary group of scientists dedicated to mapping out the evolution of complexity, sociality, perception, and mentation from the first 10-32 second of the Big Bang to the present.
Peace and Collaborative Development Network: This is a free professional networking site (with over 17,650 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.
Presencing Institute: The presencing process is a journey that connects us more deeply both to what wants to emerge in the world and to our highest future possibility-our emerging authentic self.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences:  Advancing the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation
The Transitioner: A rich resource site of thinking on collective intelligence, including an excellent paper titled, Collective Intelligence, The Invisible Revolution, by Jean-Francois Noubel
The World Café:  Awakening & engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter.
Working with Oneness: This site offers a body of teachings on the spiritual dimension of oneness. It is dedicated to connecting with individuals and spiritual groups of all types who are working towards the emerging consciousness of oneness that is central to our human and planetary survival and evolution. Consciousness of oneness is an awareness of the unity and the interconnectedness of all of life.


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  2. nurturegirl

    10/30/2008 at 11:21 pm

    Amazing collection of resources. I would love to see this in a wiki form for community evolution. (FYI – thetransitioner was kicked off or inspired by JF, but it is a collective of people. And it has a sister project: for evolving currency.
    Are you familiar with the co-intelligence institute? Tom Atlee of Tao of Democracy – or is that getting off the topic? Also What is Enlightenment is doing some interesting work (Andrew Cohen is the guru behind that).
    So joyful that you are sharing in this space!

  3. Larry Glover

    10/31/2008 at 9:16 pm

    nurturegirl: Thanks for the encouragement and support, and for the additional information and link references. I’d forgotten Tom Atlee… but what a wealth of resources and contributions; The Tao of Democracy being his latest book.
    I’ve not been aware of so thanks for that link too. What timely work.
    What is Enlightenment is now EnlightenNext, linked above, and Andrew Cohen is our course the seed founder there.
    And thanks to you as well… for the richness of your blog.

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