From (courtesy of) http://humanemergence.org
I'm alligned with this mission - they say it can be achieved or substantially begin within a decade - I certainly hope so -
The Center for Human Emergence (CHE) will function as a global facilitator of the conscious evolution of the human species.
The Center for Human Emergence will be a major international force for encouraging and facilitating a conscious or "directed" cultural evolution in the world. It will operate on a number of levels, including understanding - in a far more comprehensive way than in the past - the cultural underpinnings that drive human behavior, and will be focused on unification rather than fragmentation, presuming that cooperation is more in line with the future we need than competition. CHE will thus find innovative solutions for some of the most complex problems facing the world today, encouraging the development of new tools for making sense of the change that surrounds us, as well as actively helping humanity to embrace new values and perspectives that could provide the framework for significant change.
The (CHE) will provide the foundation of a new international framework for facilitating the transition toward a new era for humanity that better addresses the most fundamental problems that we confront.
For centuries humanity has largely been reactive rather than proactive: focused on the present and the immediate future, responding to problems, providing only what was then presently required. Now, for the first time in history, humanity is confronted with potential events that are global in scope and too disastrous to allow happen. The only way to assure that these catastrophes do not transpire is to become different people with different tools. We must see ourselves and the world around us in fundamentally new ways and then approach our tasks with new, less intrusive tools.
There is a rapidly growing awareness that these are unique times - that global trends now in place will collide in the near future producing extreme uncertainty for humanity unless we quickly learn how to scan the horizon, see problems holistically and from a cultural perspective, choose the future we want, and move quickly in that direction. What is required is directed human cultural evolution moving us to a new level of awareness, with a new set of values.
State-of-the-art new tools and theories can be brought together for the first time to provide some of the key requirements for encouraging large-scale social change both in terms of understanding human behavior and in anticipating potential futures.
The Center for Human Emergence will comprise a collection of functions – some of which represent profound breakthroughs in human knowledge and capability – which will, in concert, represent a potential watershed for our species. CHE will, as global cartographers, generate electronic maps designed to monitor the deepest level waves of chaos and order, change and stability, and progress and regression within our collective selves. CHE will be unique in that it will focus on the deeper codes that lie beneath our worldviews, belief systems, and behavior patterns.
By connecting individual projects, in an integrated center, many different groups working on aspects of the larger problems can be coordinated in a commitment to fundamental change.
Centers : Copenhagen and USA
Additional nodes for Phase One – London, Vancouver, Boulder, Singapore, Cape Town and Jerusalem.
“A new emergent ‘Turquoise’ worldview (see Spiral Dynamics Integral), the perspective on which CHE is conceptualized, could be summed up as including:
* A WholeView perspective, with the world perceived as a delicately balanced system of forces in jeopardy at humanity’s hands
* Self is part of a larger, conscious whole
* Emergent selfless motivation, in order that all can thrive
* Experiential ‘collective individualism’, blending and harmonizing
* Expanded mind capacity, deep intuition, consciousness
* Synergize, macromanage, and act together for significant, big picture impacts for the good of all
* Planetary concerns rank above narrow group interests
* An ordered world with new meanings – the synergy of all life forms and forces
* Organized as a holistic, unified organism
* Synthesis oriented”
- Dr. Don Beck
music - Stuart Davis
imagery - Alex Grey
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