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In response to the current attacks on Dr. Marc Gafni, The Center for Integral Wisdom has released an official public statement. Read the full statement and comments here.

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When Barbara Marx Hubbard, the Grande Dame of Conscious Evolution, and Marc Gafni met, it was truly a meeting of hearts, minds, souls, and Evolutionary Unique Selves. Since then, they have been joining forces for a couple of co-creative projects. Stay tuned for more to come and enjoy this first dialogue:

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Featured White Paper

Integral, Unique Self, and Medicine

by Vinay & Venodhar Rao Julapalli, M.D.’s

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This paper explores the deep implications of the Unique Self in integrating medicine.

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Featured Book

Your Unique Self

Your Unique SelfThe surprising next step in evolution: This time, enlightenment gets personal.

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Featured Dialogue

Unique Self – A Bridge Between Psychology and Spirituality

In these dialogues, Dr. Elliott Ingersoll and Dr. Marc Gafni have partnered up to explore how the Unique Self teaching can act as a bridge between Psychology and Spirituality.

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Outrageous Dream

DanielSchmachtenbergerAt the CIW board meeting in March 2015 in Texas, Daniel Schmachtenberger, Founder of the Emergence Project and Director of Research & Development of CIW, gave a fantastic talk about his outrageous dream: that one day, the sentence “We live in a world of outrageous pain” is no longer true.

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The Emergence Project

The vision of the Emergence Project is of an omni-considerate, integrally developed, effectively and spontaneously self-governing global civilization.

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Elliott Ingersoll

elliott_ingersollCroppedIntegral Psychologist and Associate Academic Director for CIW Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio. He is professor of counseling/counseling psychology and “Distinguished Faculty Member” at Cleveland State University. He has authored or co-authored six books and dozens of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on mental health related topics.

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Most Recent Blog-Posts

  • More About Trauma: The Role of Injury


    By Mary Ann Gray Voorhies

    When the Body Tilts

    These words were taken directly from Somatics: Reawakening the Minds Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health by Thomas Hanna.

    Trauma causes the sideways tilting of the trunk. Long-term stress affects the body on both sides equally. But it does not cause tilting. But trauma will affect the body only on the side where the injury occurred, causing the muscles to cringe and curve the body to one side. The trauma reflex can be triggered by any severe damage to the body. The trauma reflex can also be triggered by surgery: a spastic cringing reaction will occur in the muscles surrounding the site of surgery.

    Equally frequent are trauma reflexes on one side of the body after a severe fall on the hip, or following a sprained ankle or a broken leg. The inability to put weight on the injured leg causes an automatic shift of weight to the other leg. This is not a voluntary action; it is a reflex to avoid the pain.  One cannot help but “favor” the uninjured leg. Tailors as well as chiropractors will frequently tell their clients that one of their legs is shorter than the other. Out of hundreds of persons who have been told that, I have never seen one whose leg was actually shorter; in every case, the muscles of the center of the body were chronically contracted, pulling up the hip on the side …

    There are as many varieties of the trauma reflex as there are ways for humans to injure themselves, ranging from the brusquely to the subtly violent and from a whiplash twist of the neck. Except in obvious cases of severe accidents and compression fractures, sciatica is a relatively common adaptive disease. Like all diseases of adaptation, it is directly related to the amount of stress and trauma that has occurred in that person’s life. The longer we live, the more chance we have to experience stress and trauma; therefore, sciatica is often associated with the diseases of aging. But it can occur at any age. As a disease of adaptation sciatica can be either avoided of remedied. Teaching people how to avoid or get rid of the sciatic condition has been one of the more interesting aspects of my work as a somatic educator. I am frequently consulted by persons with severe sciatica who are desperate to avoid surgery.

    A baker in his early 40s hobbled into my office with excruciating sciatic pains down his left leg to his big toe. He was terrified of the pain, but more terrified of the back surgery that was considered “necessary.” After a few somatics sessions, he regained sensation and motor control of the lumbar and left trunk muscles … As it turned out, the disc had merely been bulging from the viselike pressure of involuntary contraction in the lower back muscles. With the contractions now under his voluntary control, the vertebrae returned to their normal condition. To perpetually celebrate the fact that his back is perfectly sound, he now makes a great show of lifting 100-pound sacks of flour into his mixing machine. He has been doing this for three years.

    It is this near-miraculous capacity of human consciousness and the central nervous system to learn and adapt that is the theme of this book. We are capable of far more than we believe ourselves to be. As we learn more and more about the ways in which brain functions control, maintain, repair, and protect our bodies, we come more and more to respect this marvelous capacity we have. We are far less dependent and helpless than we believe ourselves to be; which is to say, we are far more responsible and self-governing than we know.

    Listen to Thomas Hanna’s words:

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    Mary Ann VoorhiesMary Ann Gray Voorhies: Muscle Pain Relief | Back/Neck Problems | Somatics Lafayette, Louisiana

    Lawrence Gold – www.somatics.com

    The Novato Institute

    For more blogs on Hanna Somatics go here>>>




  • Exciting New Video Series Started on The Universe: A Love Story


    with Barbara Marx Hubbard and Marc Gafni

    Watch this first in a series of 10, beautiful videos, with Barbara Marx Hubbard and Marc Gafni. In this piece they set their intention for the series. You can also read the transcript here.

    View the latest parts of the series>>>



  • Becoming Fully Human


    Enjoy this powerful conversation between three evolutionary geniuses Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marc Gafni & Daniel Schmachtenberger. It provides a brief peek into the forthcoming Video Course “Becoming the New Human.”

    This is the group discussion after a Module on Becoming Fully Human with Daniel Schmachtenberger.

    In this lesson you will learn:

    • how human history can be traced through the lens of different approaches to reconciling the split between autonomy and communion

    • how Unique Self is the place where the split between autonomy and communion disappears and why we must optimize for both instead of choosing one over the other
    • how technology can address the neural net membrane and connectivity of the human imaginal cells around the world

    • why both Liberals and Fundamentalists don’t practice tantra very well

    • how certainty and uncertainty can be reconciled and how Barbara practices that in meditation

    • this course is a post-Liberal and post-Fundamentalist course, emergent by nature, which takes the best of both and integrates everything in a higher way

    Listen to the audio and read the summary below.

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Programs & Events

When: October 1, 2016 all-day

Over the next year the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and the Center for Integral Wisdom invite you to a stunning series of Full Day Virtual Sacred Retreats, held online, by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Marc

When: November 3, 2016 – November 6, 2016 all-day
Where: Shalom Mountain Retreat Center, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, USA

We’ll be studying A New Dharma: The Ten Laws of Outrageous Love. For more information and tickets>>>

When: March 23, 2017 – March 26, 2017 all-day
Where: Shalom Mountain Retreat Center, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, USA

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