The Center for Integral Wisdom is an Activist Think Tank dedicated to partnering with leading thinkers and change agents to formulate and articulate a global ethics for a global civilization. We are committed to evolving the source code of human existence based on Integral principles.

Together we articulate, evolve and deliver a new, Integral narrative for living – which transforms each individual, culture and life itself – creating a world of Outrageous Love, through Outrageous Love. Our mission is to love outrageously, live outrageously, and create an extraordinary world.

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The CIW Teaching Centers partner with the Center for Integral Wisdom in changing the source code of humanity by evolving a global ethics for a global civilization. They are part of our Activist Think Tank and help spread the Dharma of Integral Wisdom, World Spirituality based on Integral Principles, Unique Self, and Eros in the world.

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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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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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  • Staying Sexy and Smart


    by Mary Ann Voorhies

    Thomas Hanna has the following to say about lifespan physical and mental fitness in his book Somatics: Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health:

    “A common myth of aging is that, after the first flush of youth, we steadily begin to lose both our sexual and our mental competence. But this is not what really happens …

    “Our knowledge about early sexuality comes from Alfred C. Kinsey’s groundbreaking report of some three decades ago. But Kinsey’s survey only included persons up to 65 years old, and the number sampled at the 50+ level was minimal. This missing information was richly supplied in 1984 with the publication of the Consumers’ Union Report ‘Love, Sex, and Aging,’ which covered the age span of the 50s through the 80s. This report on 4,246 respondents covered the largest geriatric sample ever assembled for a sexuality study.

    “What this report tells us is that the decline in sexual competence in later years is minimal. The frequency may not be that of the late teenager, but if we peruse the reports personal remarks the pleasure is apparently greater.

    “Of all women in their 50s sampled in the Consumers’ Union Report, 93 percent were sexually active. When we match this with the 98 percent of sexually active 50-year-old males sampled, we have a picture of human beings at the half-century mark whose sexuality does not subscribe to the myth of aging.

    “Given the known muscular discomforts and limitations of the average citizen after a lifetime of stress and accidental traumas, these are astonishing figures. It is just as astonishing that 91 percent of men in their 60s were sexually active, as well as 81 percent of women. (Keep in mind that this reduced percentage includes many widows.) Surely by the time the average man or woman manages reach their 70s they must be sexually exhausted. Not at all; 79 percent of all men and 65 percent of all women surveyed were still sexually active.

    “So there is a decline in sexuality as humans age, but it is only a small decline and, if humans could learn how to ward off the cumulative effects of stress and trauma in their nervous systems there might be literally no decline at all.

    “We are all familiar with the way some elderly people say ‘I’m not as sharp as I used to be,’ just as we know some elders have the memory dysfunction of Alzheimer’s disease. Given the rapid change of each generation during the twentieth century, we are also familiar with the way the younger generation seems to be getting smarter than the older one. But is this due to a difference in age or to something quite separate: a difference in culture and education?

    “There was no way of definitely answering this question until a difficult scientific task could be attempted: to launch a longitudinal study which measured the intellectual abilities of a single group of people throughout their later adulthood. Keeping track of a large group of persons and retesting them over a 20- to 30-year period is a formidable task, and only a few such studies have ever been completed. Eight were published in a unique research report titled ‘Longitudinal Studies of Adult Psychological Development.” Its editor was K. Warner Schaie, whose own 21-year Seattle longitudinal study is the backbone of this book.

    “Schaie’s study began with 1,656 subjects age 25 through 67, tested in the years 1956, 1963, 1970 and 1977. This group was tested and retested for the growth and decline of various intellectual abilities. It became obvious that intellectual development did not peak at 16 years. Different intellectual abilities took different lengths of time to mature. For example, the ability to think with numbers does not reach its peak until age 32; reasoning ability peaks at 39; speech and word fluency do not reach their peak until age 46; and the comprehension of verbal meaning does not reach its stride until 53 years. Apparently aging is not a period of decline but one of improvement and development. This was a stunning discovery …

    “Schaie pinpoints, in addition to a flexible personality style, two other conditions for continuing high mental abilities: first, a favorable, less stressful personal situation; and second, freedom from arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Schaie roundly confirmed the general thesis of this book when he said, ‘I find myself concluding that the use-it-or-lose-it principal applies not only to the maintenance of muscular flexibility but to the maintenance of flexible lifestyles and a related high level of intellectual performance as well.”

    Listen to Thomas Hanna in this excerpt from his opening remarks to his first and only training class in 1990. He was killed in an automobile accident on the last day of class. That was 26 years ago and STILL very few people know about Hanna Somatics. The millions are still suffering!

    For more blogs on Hanna Somatics go here>>>



  • The Evolution of Love Film


    At the Center for Integral Wisdom, our intention is no less than to participate in the Evolution of Love.

    In the world today we look around and see that we’ve made love small. We have exiled love to a particular transient emotion that takes place between particular human beings of a particular gender within a particular legal context.

    In our CIW Think Tank, we have an understanding that love is an expression of a much deeper source. For us, love is the animating Eros, the love-intelligence and love-beauty of all reality.

    As we wake up and grow up, as we show up in our lives, we become the clearest and most powerful vessels for that love. We are participating in the evolution of love by evolving our consciousness and emerging as our Evolutionary Unique Self.

    Are you ready to play a larger game?

    You are invited to participate in the Evolution of Love.

    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:

    This film was made in November 2015.

    Read more about the Evolution of Love in the Conscious Eros Portal>>>

    Read this series on the Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony>>>



  • Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up Series 1 with Lisa Engles & Marc Gafni: Who Are You?


    This weekly series of dharma portions inquires deeply into the reality of the Self, the nature of Love, and the Eros of Evolution.

    What does it mean to Wake Up, Grow Up, and Show Up?

    In this first installation, Marc responds to two questions:

    1. What does it mean to change the source code of culture?
    2. Who are you?



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Programs & Events

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.

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

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