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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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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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Your Unique Self

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

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The Evolution of Love Film with Barbara Marx Hubbard & Marc Gafni

Watch our beloved Co-Board Chair Barbara Marx Hubbard and CIW President Dr. Marc Gafni as they explore the Mysteries of the Evolution of Love.

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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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Barbara Marx Hubbard

Barbara-Marx-HubbardBarbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book, The Mother of Invention. A prolific author, visionary, social innovator, evolutionary thinker and educator, she is co-founder and president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and Co-Board Chair of CIW.

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  • A Gift from the CIW Board Retreat 2017: Introduction by Dr. Marc Gafni


    Enjoy this beautiful introduction and story by Dr. Marc Gafni from our recent CIW Board Retreat:


    The Story of Levi Isaac of Berdichev Told by Dr. Marc Gafni

    from the book Your Unique Self by Dr. Marc Gafni

    When you fail to hold the personal, you may begin to engage in manipulation or possibly even psychological abuse. When you begin to see yourself as aligned with the process, which was the great teaching of Hegel, you may inadvertently give birth to the worst evils of Fascism, Communism, and Nazism, all of which were very heavily influenced by Hegel’s teaching that demanded that the individual must awaken and identify with the great evolutionary process of divine unfolding in absolute spirit. In Hegel’s powerful clarion call to align with the ecstatic impulse of historically unfolding evolutionary God, the holiness of the individual was somehow crushed in all the grand rhetoric, with devastating results for God and humans. The process must always remain personal.

    For me it was always the Hasidic master Levi Isaac of Berdichev who radically reminded me of the primacy of the personal even when in the throes of evolutionary ecstasy. Levi Isaac was once leading the prayers at the close of Yom Kippur services. Yom Kippur is a fast day and the holiest day in the Hebrew calendar. The twilight hours at the end of the fast are filled with potency. According to the evolutionary mystics of Kabbalah, the enlightened prayer leader, during that time may potentially enter the virtual source code of reality and effect a tikkun; that is, effect a momentous leap in the evolution of consciousness for the sake of all sentient beings, in all generations. This is precisely what Levi Isaac—greatest of all enlightened evolutionary prayer leaders—was doing on that Yom Kippur. Night had already fallen, the fast was officially over, but the ecstasy of Levi Isaac was rippling through all the upper worlds. All beings held their breath in awe of the evolutionary power of Levi Isaac’s consciousness. All of reality was pulsating with him towards an ecstatic evolutionary crescendo. Just as the great breakthrough was about to happen at the leading edge, Levi Isaac spotted out of the corner of his eye an old man who was thirsty. The fast had been very long and the old man needed to drink. So in the midst of his ecstasy, Levi Isaac brought the whole evolutionary process to a halt. He immediately ended the fast and personally brought the old man a drink of water.



  • What Thomas Hanna Said to His Students About Somatics in 1990


    Mary Ann VoorhiesReported by: Mary Ann Gray Voorhies

    This is what Thomas Hanna said to his student in his class of 1990.

    We as students practice with each other so that we can experience what the sensations are like with our clients.  This experience guides us how to help others.  These are not just manipulative techniques.  Our experience guides us.  We do this so that we can learn to control our hands in such a way that we can almost tell the effect on the client.  It’s important to understand what that other person feels.  Become very aware.  How can I help this person?  This leads us into an understanding of what Carl Rogers came up with as an innovator in psychotherapy in relating to another person.

    Instead of the one person imposing an authoritarian stance on the other person, we as somatic educators must learn unconditional positive regard for this person as though we were that person.  It’s not that you pretend to love this person but to always have RESPECT for the person no matter who that person is.  For if we have this attitude we realize that this person is me.  Very few people do this.

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  • Unique Selves in a Self-Organizing Universe


    From an unedited draft of the forthcoming book Towards a New Politics of Evolutionary Love
    by Dr. Marc Gafni & Dr. Zachary Stein

    Dixit-Motiwala-unsplashThe core structural principle from Integral Meta-Theory involved in the formation of a Unique Self Symphony is the scientific principle of self-organization. The idea of self-organization is according to many the single most important scientific idea to emerge in the last sixty years. It exists at every level of reality and across all four quadrants. While many scientific accounts focus only on self-organization in systems and structures in biology or cybernetics (i.e., Lower-Right reductionism), there is a whole history of work in psychology and social theory dedicated to modeling how minds and cultures are complex dynamical systems, that evolve and self-organize in remarkable ways.

    Multiple scientific fields, when held in an Integral embrace, tell us that self-organization is a basic principle of reality at all levels. Most forms of evolutionary emergence are a function of this ubiquitous tendency of all life and matter toward self-organization. This leads to the idea of an inherently creative cosmos, always evolving and organizing at higher and higher levels. Throughout the evolution of the world it appears that self-organization is often catalyzed via the leveraging of uniqueness. When you look at the emergence of complex processes in nature that display remarkable forms of self-organization, such as an ecosystem like swamp or rainforest, they are always complex symbiotic systems in which there are an endless number of unique niches.

    This is why one of the core ideas behind the new politics of outrageous love is enabling self-organization at the level of human culture. So we must ask, what enables self-organization at the level of human culture? The answers is clear and in keeping with both the best of what we know about evolutionary theory and the best of our ideas for political and personal Enlightenment: the catalyst of self-organization in human socio–cultural systems is the Unique Self. Paradoxically, this means that the “shape” every human needs to assume in order to contribute to the creation of a healthy social organism is unique. Strange as it may sound, a just and healthy society needs to “socially engineer” for uniqueness, especially the institutions that shape human personalities and self-understandings: schools, news media, entertainment industries, computer technologies industries, etc. The whole social system would be like an incubator for uniqueness.

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