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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

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

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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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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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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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  • Blessed by Everything – Video by Marc Gafni


    Dr. Marc Gafni: What causes the emergence of the post-tragic level of consciousness is always the deepening into what we might call emotional maturity or wisdom.How can you feel the pain of the world and still be empowered?

    How can you become a beacon of light and love in the midst of all the pain you face – both yourself and the pain you see in the world?

    How can you become a beneficial healing presence on the planet?

    These are the questions that we need to answer in order to create a Politics of Love and an Integral Planet.

    In the video below, CIW President Dr. Marc Gafni shares a daily practice from his tradition called participating in the pain of Eros in exile. What that means is that you open yourself up to the pain of the world without becoming dysfunctional.

    That means you plug into the portal of pain in a way that’s powerful rather than impotent.

    In this mystical practice that Marc Gafni transmits in his video, you open up to the pain fully for 5 minutes a day. You might do it by getting silent, bringing to mind images of pain, and letting your mind dwell in it. You might do it by reading a newspaper article.

    By opening yourself to the pain fully for a limited amount of time, you realize a deep mystical knowing: When you enter the pain, you find yourself participating in the sweetness of the Divine.

    The alive personal intelligence of All-That-Is is both the infinity of intimacy and the infinity of pain. The Divine pain is infinite. In this sacred practice, you are entering into God’s heart and are participating in the pain of the personal Eros of All-That-Is. In that participation, an infinite sweetness emerges.

    Yeats wrote of this sweetness, in the understated but raw Eros of his verse:

    When such as I

    Cast out remorse

    So great a sweetness fills my breast

    We can dance and we can sing

    We are blest by everything

    And everything we look upon

    Is blest.

    When you step inside, you are blessed by everything. The contraction melts away and you feel the aliveness and awakeness of the feminine Goddess Divine – the personal embrace of the loving intelligence of the universe.

    You have the power to love and dance and sing and create.

    You are empowered to become a beneficial healing presence on the planet.

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    View more videos by Dr. Marc Gafni on how to close the gap between our ability to feel and our ability to heal the pain here>>>




  • Evolving Public Culture


    How We Respond to Post Truth And Fake News Matters

    We stand at a moment in time when the weaponizing of sex and the manufacturing of scandals is used to undermine leaders and manipulate politics, religion and culture via digital communications at a faster rate than any other time in history. The recent emergents of a post-truth society and fake or distorted news now generate more engagement than truth on social media and are having an enormous impact on the shaping people’s viewpoints and beliefs.

    If you use the internet for any form of communication including…

    • Writing emails
    • Posting and commenting on social media
    • Sharing articles and blog posts
    • Creating or viewing videos
    • Participating in live broadcasts (FB Live, Google Hangouts etc..)
    • Reading the news

    …then you are participating in digital culture.

    The question is, does your participation contribute to the awakening and evolution of culture, or does your participation contribute to the perpetuation of false negative memes and distortions of the truth?

    >> Visit Evolving Public Culture <<

    It’s not an easy question to answer, because most of us believe that our actions are well intentioned…. for instance:

    You share an article with friends because you think it’s about an important topic and worthwhile read but you have not taken the time to see if the information in it is verified…

    You make a critical comment on a social media post because you want to engage in a conversation that’s meaningful to you but you have made assumptions about what’s true in the story you are commenting on…

    You sign a petition to take a stand against something such as sexual abuse, but are unaware that your own confirmation bias has lead you to believe the information being shared is fact…

    You write a blog post or article about a cause or topic that you’re passionate about but you haven’t verified the information from both sides of the story before publishing it…

    You see, if you don’t understand the basic tenets for discerning whether or not a post or an article is fact or simply opinion, stated as fact…and if you don’t take the time to weigh your opinions with basic moral and ethical standards before you press ‘publish’ or ‘post’, then you unconsciously become an instrument for the advancement of a post-truth society. In a post-truth America justice, integrity and basic goodness are sacrificed on the altar of click bait, political smear campaigns and corrupt grasping for profit or power.

    Announcing Evolving Public Culture

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    Our response to post-truth and fake news was to create a blog dedicated to restoring the fundamental principles of human dignity, fair process and integrity in the digital age. It’s called Evolving Public Culture.

    >> Visit Evolving Public Culture <<

    Through thoughtful curation of key articles, posts and papers as well as our own original content we will be highlighting the very tactics used to “pull the wool over our eyes” so that we can reclaim our right to know the truth and make informed decisions based on fact, not lies.

    Our first few blog posts are now “live” on the site, and we will continue to write and curate new articles on a regular basis, about the bigger issues we’re currently facing in public culture such as internet abuse and the manufacturing of victims.

    Our vision is that Evolving Public Culture becomes a place where people can find thoughtful and balanced content and can actively engage in critical conversations about the issues we face in a post-truth society.

    The invitation of Evolving Public Culture is to become an activist for a planetary awakening by contributing to the conversation and choosing to take a bold stand for truth, integrity and justice.

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  • Marc Gafni: What Is Dharma? – From the Summer Festival of Love 2012


    Watch this beautiful teaching from the Summer Festival of Love 2012 “Loving Your Way to Enlightenment” by Marc Gafni on Dharma and read the transcript below:

    Transcript of Marc Gafni’s Teaching on Dharma

    Marc Gafni: When I say going into the Dharma, what do I mean? Do I mean that we are going to be in a university class? No. What I mean is Dharma. So what does it mean? Anyone?

    PERSON: Teaching.

    Marc Gafni: Okay, which might be true in a university class as well.

    PERSONS: Deeper calling. / Vision. /Wisdom. /Transmission. /From the heart, from within. /A path. /Coming together in the Dharma.

    Marc Gafni: There’s a deeper calling in the teaching, and wisdom, yeah. Who said transmission?            The Dharma comes from inside, your inner-self response to it, right? And there’s a coming together in the Dharma. The Dharma is spirit, living spirit, in the same way that love is living spirit, that chant is living spirit, that Shikantaza and meditation are living spirit.

    Marc Gafni - DDharma is not Dogma, but the best take on reality we have based on pre-modern, modern, and postmodern insights, weaving together what we know about the patterns that connect.Dharma is not words; Dharma is not about the mind, even though we’re using the mind. There’s this crazy New Age idea that spread through the Western world that “wow, we’re having an experience, but for now, we’re just using the mind.” That’s nonsense, right? Dharma is the mind part, the embodied expression of spirit. So you respond to Dharma not just with your mind; your body knows whether Dharma is true, your body can feel it. The book of Job: “Through my body I vision God.” Your body knows if a Dharma’s true, your heart knows if a Dharma’s true, your mind can respond.

    So when we engage in Dharma, like these mornings, we’re not doing a university lecture, we’re doing Dharma. We’re engaging whole heart, body and mind in getting a sense of the story of reality, of the grand narrative of reality, of the meta picture, of the patterns that connect. Do you begin to feel that? Let me give you a sentence, tell me if this sentence works for you: “One of the great yearnings in the year 2012 is a yearning for the patterns that connect.” Does that sentence make sense to you?

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