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At the Summer Festival of Love, we stand for a world in which we’re aroused by Love.

A world in which all women and men of all shapes and sizes, all colors and ages, are affirmed and honored – not by the shape of their body, but by the radiance of their hearts and souls.

Join us to unfold this new vision! We need you, we need each other!

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 “The Universe: A Love Story” 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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Featured White Papers

White Paper ProjectsScholars at the Center for Integral Wisdom are conducting research and co-creating publications which can help to chart the course for the next step in the emergence of humankind.

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A Return to Eros

AReturnToEros-squareThis work written by Drs. Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid is one of the core source texts for the new meta-theory of the Center which we call Cosmo-Erotic Humanism. It has been widely recognized as a seminal work. Click here for our book projects in progress and a list of our available publications.

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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

DanielSchmachtenbergerListen to Daniel Schmachtenberger, Scholar at the CIW, in this 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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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.

Most Recent Blog-Posts

  • Evolutionary Love, the True Nature of Reality, & Unique Self Enlightenment


    Watch and listen to this 14-minute video, the third part of a 10-part dialogue with Ervin Laszlo and Marc Gafni in Tuscany on the topic of Evolutionary Love–envisioning a new Renaissance that will take us to the future. Watch previous posts from this series, The New Renaissance, & Love as an Erotic Force, or The Second Shock of Existence.

    Enjoy the third part of the dialogue here:

    Ervin Laszlo introduces the concept of love and entanglement through physics:

    • Love is first expressed in this universe when particles emerged in the big bang. There were particles of matter and antimatter. These particles when they collided annihilated each other, the surviving particles are now the substance matter. What did these particles do? Hydrogen nuclide looked for a companion, the electron, which started rotating around the nucleus of the hydrogen nuclide. This formed the Hydrogen atom. The Hydrogen atom picks up another electron, and becomes Deuteron. Gradually these atoms themselves relate among each other and form to create further unions and integrations of more complex forms and life emerges out of non-life.
    • The way in which every particle is related and sensitive to one another is called entanglement.
    • Einstein didn’t believe entanglement when he tried to split an atom in half and project the other half further away, thinking that he would measure the two separately bringing in new results. It turns out the other particle felt when the first half was being measured, changing the result. This flabbergasted the science community. Every element of the natural world is related instantly to every other element. Information is instant, and much more direct than physics originally thought.
    • Entanglement is universal, is present in us, in our consciousness, because it’s part of our cosmic heritage. It’s part of the symphony of love.
    • In a coherence system every part is sensitively interconnected with every other part. New life wouldn’t be possible without coherence between cells, acting as one, so to speak. We are an integration of different cells, working together to create a symphony, a living organism. If any part of this unit breaks, we have disease.
    • There’s a need to rediscover this connectivity within us, outside of us. We have to recognize that we’re a part of these ongoing wholes, otherwise we cannot survive ourselves.

    Marc Gafni unpacks evolutionary love and its place in structures and society:

    • Evolutionary love is not ordinary love. What we’re describing here is awakening to the true nature of reality, an interconnected evolutionary love that lives at every level of reality. The human being can adopt this love in one of two ways, an egoic way – a disguise for the separate self seeking security – or awaken and realize love is living in me and I am an irreducible unique part of the larger whole, and I awaken to that reality as my actual consciousness otherwise known as enlightenment.
    • The universe has an interior, a prehension, allurement and entanglement that lives at the quantum level and the macroscopic level.  This attractive force moves up and down reality. We’re not saying reality is an entangled system of interconnected “its”. Reality emerges from an erotic force, which connects everything and that force comes alive in us when we awaken (enlightenment).
    • The second shock of the existence (See the Second Shock of Existence post here) requires an evolution of self. A transformation of identity beyond the separate self, to be an enlightened unique self is to realize there’s no externalities.
    • The evolution of consciousness that responds to the second shock of existence we can call the democratization of enlightenment, enlightenment becomes democratized and the evolution of enlightenment from true self to unique self begins the symphony of love.

    >>> You can watch the whole 10-part dialogue here <<<

    In their dialogue, Ervin Laszlo and Marc Gafni share about the Second Shock of Existence, the New Renaissance, Evolutionary Love, and Unique Self Enlightenment as well as cutting-edge topics like super-coherence, self-organization, and the Unique Self Symphony.


    If you like the dialogue, you may be interested in our online course “ Becoming a Future Human”

    Becoming a Future Human, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marc Gafni, Daniel SchmachtenbergerWho do we need to become in order for humanity to make it though its current dangerous technological adolescence and to create a world that is truly commensurate with our full human, scientific, social, spiritual, and technological capabilities? If you are here to embody your unique gift fully for the benefit of all life and play your role as a steward of the cosmos and the birth of a new humanity, then welcome! This course is for everyone that knows humanity is at the brink of an epochal shift, that believes we can create the world the great sages knew was possible, and that wants to be a part of co-creating that world together.

    >>> Learn more about the course here <<<



  • Ervin Laszlo & Marc Gafni: The Second Shock of Existence


    Watch and listen to this 15-minute video, the second part of a 10-part dialogue with Ervin Laszlo and Marc Gafni in Tuscany on the topic of Evolutionary Love–envisioning a new Renaissance that will take us to the future. Listen to the first part here.

    Enjoy the second part of the dialogue here:

    Marc Gafni introduces the first and second shocks of existence:

    • The first shock of existence is the emergence of separate self. We move from hunter/gatherer, whose concern is survival in a small clan to early horticulture, the emergence of the human being. The emergence of separate self confronts the human with death, and culture unfolds to confront death.
    • After we evolve through 7 culture ethics (instinct, early farming, mythological, industrial, informational, and post informational) the second shock of existence unfolds: The second shock of existence is the awareness of the potential death of the species (vs. death of the individual). We’ve out-used our resources in terms of our core fuels.
    • How do we move forward from this? A fundamental shift in our consciousness.

    Ervin Laszlo talks in depth about the creation of the individual and their place in society:

    • From the observer’s viewpoint, this world is falling apart because the discovery of self during the renaissance era. A transition from roles in society that had individuals such as kings and heros with communities that were designed with roles (those who pray, those who fight, those who rule)  has now come to such lengths that everyone is an individual. We serve the individual, the individual becomes dominant. Your role or place in the larger community is secondary.
    • The individual has no particular place and is supreme in this model. The individual becomes expressed in the seeking of power, wealth, and satisfaction. This has lead to a coming apart of natural relationships that create a community.
    • Looking at it through the lens of system theory, you could say you’ve sub-optimized the system. The individual parts of the whole can not all be the greatest part.
    • We must recover our oneness, our unity within a larger whole, to meet evolutionary love. In a way that doesn’t give up our personality or self but integrates the self in a larger whole. We can support both at the same time.

    Marc Gafni Summarizes:

    • The individual lives within the context of a larger whole. The mass flowering of the individual happened in the renaissance. The self emerges, then gradually gets decontextualized. The self must validate their existence and they do this through consuming (wealth, power), while losing their connection to the larger context, leading to emptiness, which leads to more consumption.
    • The system begins to pull apart with depleted energy, depleted resources, and disconnection from the larger context. We’re looking to recover the larger we-space while reclaiming the individual within the larger system.
    • The individual remains a unique expression of that system, with unique dignity and unique creativity, which paradoxically becomes the currency of connection, not separation. My Unique Self, that’s part of the larger context, serves the larger context in love and the larger context loves and holds me in return.

    >>> You can watch the whole 10-part dialogue here <<<

    In their dialogue they share about the Second Shock of Existence, the New Renaissance, Evolutionary Love, and Unique Self Enlightenment as well as cutting-edge topics like super-coherence, self-organization, and the Unique Self Symphony.


    If you like the dialogue, you may be interested in our online course “ Becoming a Future Human”

    Becoming a Future Human, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marc Gafni, Daniel SchmachtenbergerWho do we need to become in order for humanity to make it though its current dangerous technological adolescence and to create a world that is truly commensurate with our full human, scientific, social, spiritual, and technological capabilities? If you are here to embody your unique gift fully for the benefit of all life and play your role as a steward of the cosmos and the birth of a new humanity, then welcome! This course is for everyone that knows humanity is at the brink of an epochal shift, that believes we can create the world the great sages knew was possible, and that wants to be a part of co-creating that world together.

    >>> Learn more about the course here <<<



  • Ervin Laszlo & Marc Gafni: A New Renaissance of Evolutionary Love


    Watch and listen to this 10-minute video, the beautiful first part of a 10-part dialogue with Ervin Laszlo and Marc Gafni in Tuscany on the topic of Evolutionary Love–envisioning a new Renaissance that will take us to the future.

    Marc Gafni opens the space:

    • After we have killed all the gods except for Aphrodite, although we worship at her altar of love, we have lost the meaning of the word love.
    • “I love you” is our sacred word but we have forgotten what it truly means.
    • If we begin with a reconstruction of love and its actual meaning, maybe from there we will develop a super-coherent vision of the patterns that connect.

    Ervin Laszlo then sets the stage for the rest of the conversation:

    • Love IS reconstruction. We need to reconstruct because the world is falling apart.
    • Love is the longing to become one.
    • We need unity in diversity and Love is that element of unity. It is what holds it all together.
    • It is there in the quantum world, the simplest systems, the planets… What makes a system whole is the sense of belonging of its parts.
    • In the sentence “I love you”, the YOU means everybody and everything.
    • Evolutionary Love is the love of reconnecting, of rebirthing the world, of becoming part of it.

    Enjoy the first part of the dialogue here:

    >>> You can watch the whole dialogue here <<<

    In their dialogue they share about the Second Shock of Existence, the New Renaissance, Evolutionary Love, and Unique Self Enlightenment as well as cutting-edge topics like super-coherence, self-organization, and the Unique Self Symphony.


    The Evolution of Love Course ImageThe Evolution of Love: Activating Evolutionary Relationships & Unique Gender

    An 8-Week Online Video Course with Dr. Marc Gafni

    The Evolution of Love, Relationships, & Gender in 8 Steps

    1. Session 1: The Principles of Transformation, The Evolution of Love, & The 3 Levels of Relationships
    2. Session 2: Unique Self & Unique Self Symphony, Love Languages, The Six Big Bangs, & The Emergence of Evolutionary Relationships
    3. Session 3: From Man/Woman through Genderqueer to Unique Gender – Lines & Circles All the Way Up & All the Way Down
    4. Session 4: Light & Shadow, Hierarchy & Status, & the Beauty of the Line
    5. Session 5: The Universe: A Love Story – Entering the World of Lines
    6. Session 6: Take Responsibility for Your Own Arousal & Embrace Your Unique Risk
    7. Session 7: The World of the Circle: Enlightenment Is Intimacy with All Things
    8. Session 8: Potent Precision, & Spacious Expansion: The Higher Integration of Lines & Circles – Liberation from Loneliness through Evolutionary Relationships

    >>> Learn More about The Evolution of Love <<<



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When: July 29, 2019 – August 4, 2019 all-day
Where: Kasteel de Berckt, De Berckt 1, 5991 PD Baarlo, Netherlands

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