Category Archives: Ways of Tuning with Collective Consciousness

Movie watching as transparent communication

I’ve just come home form Curzon Renoir, an art cinema in London, where I watched Kuma. “Kuma” is a Turkish word that means “second wife”, describing the women drawn into a traditional, polygamous Muslim family at a later stage, by … Continue reading

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Meaning flows more smoothly if we compact before we ship

There was a skype call between @ffunch, @sebpaquet and @technoshaman on July 9, 2010. Below is a small pattern offered as a self-running demonstration of its content, inspired by our rich conversation. Can you think of any additional heading for … Continue reading

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How well can collective self-reflexivity scale?

I woke up this morning 4 o’clock and not only because the jetlag. Yesterday was the first day of the first World Café Research Conference. Due to the delay of the flight from New York, I arrived late and when … Continue reading

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Chance and choice experiences, presencing as community art

Andrew Campbell wrote somewhere, “The more whole and integrated each person the chances for choices are increased…” I may have found that sentence in the context of his conversation with de Lange on the Learning Organizations list, 5 years ago. … Continue reading

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Escaping from the Museum of the 20th Century

As I woke up, I immediately knew: the meaning of this dream will grow with me, keep unfolding; I will see clearer the guidance that Im getting from it, over the years. At the time of that dream, in the … Continue reading

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The subtle, the causal, and the evolutionary movement

“A small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Well, it would be an obvious understatement to say that there are more than one small and not so small groups engaged in the business of evolutionary transformation. They are still in a deeply fragmented, disjoint state. What are the non-denominational and post-metaphysical spiritual practices that will help us tapping into and mobilizing the collective intelligence of the whole movement?
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The collective intelligence of the imaginal cells

“The caterpillars new cells are called ‘imaginal cell.’ They resonate at a different frequency. They are so totally different from the catepillar cells that his immune system thinks they are enemies…and gobbles them up–Chomp! Gulp! But these new imaginal cells continue to appear. More and more of them! Pretty soon, the caterpillar’s immune system cannot destroy them fast enough. More and more of the imaginal cells survive. And then an amazing thing happens! The little tiny lonely imaginal cells start to clump together, into friendly little groups. They all resonate together at the same frequency, passing information from one to another. Then, after awhile, another amazing thing happens! The clumps of imaginal cells start to cluster together!.., A long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cell, all resonating at the same frequency, all passing information from one to another there inside the chrysalis.”
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