“The fact that we have this integrative, Second Tier, holistic, comprehensive drive means one thing more than anything else, historically. And it means that this is the first wave that truly embraces all of the previous stages. And therefore it’s the first stage, ‘integral’, that can actively embrace pluralistic, rational, mythic, magic and archaic. And therefore it’s the first wave of consciousness that can literally bring a wholeness to the world, and stop Culture War. And without stopping Culture War, we’re not gonna stop physical war. And so all of the topics of conversation; Muslim versus Jew, Buddhist versus Hindu versus Sikh, all of those are secondary – to having a consciousness that can embrace all of those anyway! And that, for the first time in history, we have the opportunity of doing.” – Ken Wilber
What an Integral Consciousness Can Do for The UK…
As the above quote begins to give us a glimpse of, the benefits and positives of more and more people taking more and more perspectives on more and more different things are vast and profound.
As well as being a catalyst for an integral worldview or perspective, and reduce or even stop the likes of famine and war, integral theory can also be hugely effective when applied to such things as health, business, education, life coaching, life practice, social issues, and on.
For a few months now, Gary and I have been looking at the possibility of creating a more co-ordinated UK Integral collective to help accelerate the presence and positive contribution of such things in the UK.
We have spoken via Skype/landline conference call with four people from the Edinburgh Integral group who are also keen to help move things forward, and now we are at the starting point in our early, preliminary discussions whereby we are opening a circle to invite and include any inclined individuals or groups in the UK who feel they wish to be involved and play a part in helping to define how we will do this, and then doing it.
This may include you.
Of the 500 or so people whom we email through this newsletter we don’t know everyone personally and so if you are involved in integral, or would like to be, and feel you wish to be involved in this and help us make a difference, then please do let us know, flag yourself, so to speak, and reply to this email just to let us know you’re interested in being involved in some way – and from integral expert to simply being someone who cares, there may be many different ways in which you can be involved! …
I’ve also recently garnered John’s thoughts on the effort, and the personal journey aspect of it in particular;
Also, if you wish to watch in full the video which the quote at the top of the page comes from, see this link below. It’s certainly an inspiring and compelling message;
Again, if you think you have a role to play in this movement to bring greater integral consciousness and expertise to the UK, or would like to, or simply wish to know more, please simply reply to this email and let us know and we’ll go from there.
Best wishes and happy living,
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