The universe emerges out of an all-nourishing abyss
not only twelve billion years ago but in every moment.
...It is not possible to find any place in the universe that is outside
of this activity
- Physicist Brian Swimme, Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the
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has been created to help make visible an emerging field of collective
wisdom, its study and practice. It came into being in 2002 with
support of the Fetzer Institute
and has evolved to the form you see today by the support and contributions
of hundreds of people and organizations
who have, for decades, been actively engaged in this field.
of INTENT: We believe there exists
a field of collective consciousness — often seen and expressed
through metaphor — that is real and influential, yet invisible.
When we come into alignment with this field, there is a deeper understanding
of our connection with others, with life, and with a source of collective
wisdom. The work is on-going and dynamic.
We are calling into awareness this field of collective consciousness
and invite you to join us in building this discipline of collective
wisdom, its study and practice.... [continued]
The Collective Wisdom Initiative began with the publication
on the Edge, an Inquiry into group
wisdom. This inquiry developed into an exploration of ten arenas
of collective wisdom, represented by the Doorways
you see on the left. All of the content to be found through these
doorways is contributed by people who are living, studying, or practicing
in the field of collective wisdom....
AROUND: This site is richly inter-connected,
and in addition to the underlined links, almost any graphic image
or photo can be clicked on to take you to another part of the site.
For some tips about how to best make use of this site, click on
"Getting Around". We hope you enjoy your journey through
and beyond this site...
CONTACT CWI: You are invited to contact the
stewards of the Collective Wisdom Initiative with comments
or suggestions. Just click on the yellow "Contact CWI"
icon wherever you see it.